Category: Lifestyle

Poets discuss ‘Me Too’ movement at UCM

Authors read poems of immigration, heartbreak, abuse and parental struggles at a poetry reading Feb. 7 in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. The Pleiades Visiting Writers Series hosted poets EJ Koh and Amy Meng for a collaboration of a semester-long examination of the “Me Too” movement by the women, gender and sexuality studies program at… Read more »

UCM community helps student in need after fire

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – When a fire destroyed his father’s home this January, senior music technology major Nick Welch wasn’t sure how he could do anything to help. So he created a GoFundMe page hoping to raise enough money to get his father an apartment for a month. “I was thinking, ‘Well, I have a credit card,… Read more »

Friendship Families program connects Warrensburg to the world

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – UCM’s Friendship Families program pairs international students with members of the Warrensburg community to form worldwide friendships. Katie Kim, a junior international studies major, is the intern for Friendship Families, a program hosted by the office of Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support at UCM. Kim said the program’s goal is to facilitate… Read more »

Warrensburg woman knits caps for infants for Heart Month

Sharell Middleton has knitted 210 tiny caps for infants at Children’s Mercy Hospital to help commemorate the American Heart Association’s Heart Month, according to a press release from Care Connection for Aging Services. She is a participant at the Care Connection Warrensburg Senior Center and crafted the hats as part of the American Heart Association’s… Read more »

Faces of UCM: Abyana Botan

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Abyana Botan believes self-love is everything. The freshman digital media production major said she grew up feeling a little out of place, but now embraces who she is. “I was basically the only black person in my school, so I’d get bullied for that – not bullied, but just looked at differently because… Read more »

Military challenge coins: a priceless unofficial tradition

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Bill Burgess places 20-30 challenge coins on a table in the Military and Veterans Success Center, earned over the course of his 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force. A few minutes later, Dusty Storms, also a veteran of the United States Air Force, noticed Burgess’ coins on the table, pulled up… Read more »

Faces of UCM: Vernon Percy ‘VP’ Howard III

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A saxophone sat in the front corner of  Vernon Percy “VP” Howard III’s living room, catching the rays of the autumn sun setting as shadows danced across his walls. Papers lined his counters with lyrics he had yet to complete, scribbled up with asterisks, doodles and lines he had either crossed out or… Read more »