Author: Leah Kemple

News Editor

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 »

Budget cuts: from 2008 to now

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – UCM took a budget hit in 2008, but some faculty and staff members say it was easier to overcome compared to the budget blow that was experienced this year. The university received approximately $59.6 million from the state in 2008 and $55.7 million for 2018. UCM received $5.36 million less in state appropriations… Read more »

Marketing specialist switches gears

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A past UCM marketing specialist is taking charge as the tourism director of Warrensburg. Marcy Bryant, was a senior marketing specialist in the University Relations department for 3 ½ years before taking the position as the tourism director at the Warrensburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau this summer. Bryant’s duties include creating advertisements,… Read more »

Congresswoman Hartzler to speak at ribbon cutting in Warrensburg

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler will be attending and speaking at the ribbon cutting of the Whitfield Leadership Center at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. Jim McNamara, the founder and executive chairman of the Whitfield Leadership Center, Inc., said the event was planned for Veterans Day because of Whitfield’s involvement in the Navy. McNamara… Read more »

KCP&L schedules planned power outage

A planned power outage is scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m. and last until approximately 4 a.m., according to an alert from Mark Dawson, the district community affairs manager for the southeast and east districts for KCP&L. The outage will take place in the area of Warrensburg’s eastern substation. Approximately 2,665 KCP&L customers will be… Read more »

UCM alumnus sells first feature film

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A UCM alumnus recently sold his first feature film, in Los Angeles. Jerry White, a 2009 graduate and filmmaker in LA, directed, produced and edited “Autumn’s End,” a movie about newly orphaned children that have to fight for survival. “Originally, the project started because I’m a fan of horror movies, but I… Read more »

National Disability Awareness Week is underway at the University of Central Missouri

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Office of Accessibility organized various events to honor National Disability Awareness Week at the University of Central Missouri. The week has consisted of a then and now presentation Monday, a panel discussion on disabilities Tuesday and a meet and greet with THRIVE students Wednesday. Disability awareness trivia will take place Thursday and… Read more »