Category: News

Freedom scholarship dinner brings community together

The university is scheduled to host the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Scholarship dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Elliott Student Union Ballroom. The keynote speaker is UCM alumnus Robert N. Page, former executive director for equity and inclusion at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City. The dinner is a part of… Read more »

Worship service remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

The UCM Alumni Memorial Chapel will fill with song and praise next week to remember Martin Luther King Jr. The Warrensburg MLK Committee will host the church service at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Chapel. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Ed Wirthwein, chair of the MLK committee, said the service usually has 100… Read more »

Moving forward together through community service

A member of the community and a Warrensburg High School senior received community service awards Wednesday for helping the community in various ways. The awards were given to Kaylee Henry, a WHS senior, and Shirley Briscoe, a volunteer coordinator for Manna Harvest at the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, during the MLK Community Service Awards Luncheon… Read more »

Source of explosive sound remains a mystery

Reports of a large explosion in the Warrensburg area rolled in Thursday evening, but the cause remains unknown following police investigations. The Johnson County, Missouri, E-911 and Johnson County Emergency Management Agency received multiple reports of an explosion in the Warrensburg area, according to a news release. Johnson County Central Dispatch sent police to the… Read more »

Blood collection at UCM trending upward

By Danielle Sachse and Michael Moana More than 14,000 people donated blood at UCM through the Community Blood Center of Kansas City over the past 11 years, which helped save nearly 37,000 lives, according to Student Activities. In that same timespan, 12,266 pints of blood were collected by the Community Blood Center at the University… Read more »

Fashion Business Association hosts vintage fashion show

By Aneliese Peeler and Katlin Younts The Fashion Business Association at UCM recently took the Warrensburg community back in time with a runway show that displayed how fashion has changed throughout the years, from the 1920s to the 1980s. Around 50 people attended the Vintage Vibes Fashion Show in the downstairs ballroom at Players Restaurant… Read more »

List of allies grows through Safe Zone workshops

By Madeline Turner and Nick Distefano Safe Zone is a program that offers participants information about LGBTQIA+ identities and ways to support students by becoming allies. The program is open to all members of the UCM community, including faculty and staff. Candice Moran, a psychologist at the Counseling Center, has facilitated UCM’s Safe Zone workshops… Read more »

UCM Gaming Network launches first esports team

After years of unsuccessful attempts, the UCM Gaming Network is getting in the game with the debut of its first esports team. The Gaming Network hosted a showcase Nov. 3 in Morris 210 to celebrate the launch of the UCM “Overwatch” team. The showcase gave the team a chance to display their skills to students… Read more »

Remembering Kathleen Miller

As a master’s student, teaching assistant and mother of seven children, Kathleen Miller was a busy woman. Miller, 62, died in a car accident on Nov. 12. She was pursuing a Master of Arts in history while teaching at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri, and taught GED classes. Jon Taylor, UCM history professor,… Read more »