Author: Leah Kemple

News Editor

Veterans Upward Bound program reaches out to vet community

A new program at the University of Central Missouri is training veterans in a way they’ve never been trained before — how to transition back to civilian life. Veterans Upward Bound started reaching out to veterans in 10 Missouri counties at the beginning of the semester to encourage them to take advantage of academic coaching,… Read more »

Spotlight gets wrapped up in Unity Pole

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Spotlight hosted the Unity Pole, an event for Unity Week, a series of events intended to bring diverse groups together Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Union Atrium. Members of Spotlight guided students while they tied yarn around poles that they identified with. Poles in the activity had labels that allowed to students… Read more »

Albums the Grammys overlooked in 2017

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – I don’t believe the Grammys do a good job of making sure all types of music are represented each year, and as someone who enjoys a wide range of music, I have to say it’s irritating. I’m not saying the artists and production teams that took home little metal gramophones don’t deserve them;… Read more »

Faculty Senate seeks new president in upcoming months

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – UCM Faculty Senate will elect a new president this spring. Katie Jacobs, an assistant professor in psychological sciences, has been Faculty Senate president for two years and has served the organization for a total of five years. Her term as a senator ends in the spring of 2019. “My goal right now is… Read more »

Mo’ Monthly volunteers give back at survival house

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – UCM Volunteer Services will be hosting January’s Volunteer Mo’ Monthly 3-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29 at the Survival Adult Abuse Center. Ja’Shonae Cooks, the graduate assistant for Volunteer Services, said volunteers will be helping clean up and sort the donations that the survival house has received. “I know it can be a… Read more »

Missouri adoptees able to request original birth certificates

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Missouri Adoptee Rights Act took effect Jan. 2 for adoptees born in and after 1941. This act allows Missouri-born adoptees of ages 18 older access to a copy of their original birth certificate. Governor Nixon signed House Bill 1599 on July 1, 2016. The law said adoptees born before 1941 could… Read more »

Board members serving expired terms feel sense of duty

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The UCM board of governors currently has three board members sitting in expired terms. Monica Huffman, the assistant secretary to the board, said the members – Walt Hicklin, Weldon Brady and Gus Wetzel II – continue to serve until a replacement is appointed. “For us, we have board members that are willing, fortunately,… Read more »

UCM signs health care agreement

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The university signed an agreement Friday with St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Western Missouri Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City designed to keep costs down by keeping people healthy. UCM President Chuck Ambrose said one of the biggest changes in health care is that it’s moving to a… Read more »