UCM honors Kansas City publisher, community leader during commencement

A Kansas City publisher and community leader was among the more than 1,300 graduates honored Saturday by the University of Central Missouri. Jose “Joe” Arce was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during the ceremony, according to a news release. The honorary doctorate is awarded by the authority of the university’s board of governors… Read more »

UCM basketball teams host Toys For Toys Thursday night

University of Central Missouri Athletics, along with the Mules and Jennies basketball teams are teaming up with the area Toys for Tots campaign during Thursday night’s MIAA doubleheader against Missouri Western. Anyone who donates a new, unwrapped toy or makes a monetary donation of at least $10 at the doubleheader will receive a coupon for a free… Read more »

Dogs catch a break from the sun at Old Drum’s Best Friends Dog Park with new shades

The Warrensburg Parks and Recreation Department recently installed two shade shelters and wheelchair-accessible picnic tables at the dog park at Cave Hollow Park. The Old Drum’s Best Friends Dog Park Committee purchased the picnic tables, sunscreens and benches with money received from donations and memorial brick sales, according to Dodee Matthews, parks director. The cost… Read more »

Greg Thomas keynote speaker for MLK freedom scholarship dinner

University of Central Missouri alumnus Greg “Coach T” Thomas, a Kansas City area educator, coach, businessman and author, will be the keynote speaker for the University of Central Missouri’s 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Scholarship Dinner. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the Elliott Union Ballroom, according to… Read more »

Alumni donates to Warrensburg Schools Foundation

Alumni from Warrensburg High School classes of the 1950s recently donated $500 to the Warrensburg Schools Foundation. The group began holding reunions in 1989, which is when the group decided to begin giving back to the Warrensburg R-VI District, according to a news release. “It was important to us to give back to the district in… Read more »

UCM names interim vice provost for enrollment management

Administration positions continue to shift at the University of Central Missouri. Mike Godard was recently named interim assignment as provost – chief learning officer, leaving a vacancy at vice provost for enrollment management. Karen Goos was recently appointed to serve as interim vice provost for enrollment management for an 18-month period beginning Jan. 1, 2018, according… Read more »

Jennies crush Bearcats in MIAA opener

The Jennies basketball team defeated Northwest Missouri 77-40 Sunday at home. The win puts UCM at 1-0 in the MIAA and 6-1 overall. Game Summary: • Central Missouri shot 43.8 percent from the floor and their defense held the Bearcats to just 24.5 percent. • The Jens caused 16 Bearcat turnovers while committing just seven… Read more »

Mules drop MIAA opener to Bearcats

The Mules basketball team lost 79-55 Sunday to Northwest Missouri State at the Multipurpose Building, which was their second loss of the season and their first in MIAA action. With the loss, the Mules go to 7-2 overall and 0-1 in MIAA play. Game Summary • The Mules struggled to make shots in the first 20 minutes of… Read more »