Category: News

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 »

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 »

Fall 2017 commencement runs this weekend

The fall 2017 commencement ceremonies at the University of Central Missouri began Friday for graduate students and continued Saturday morning and afternoon for undergraduates. A majority of the ceremonies take place in the Multipurpose Building on campus.

Student volunteers assist Project Community Connect efforts

Hundreds of people recently came to the University of Central Missouri for dental work, haircuts, food and other services during the sixth annual Project Community Connect. The event took place Nov. 10 at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and was organized by many local organizations around the Johnson County community. Liz Kostas, social worker… Read more »

Reindeer, food and games highlight Fun Before Finals

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Spotlight at UCM recently hosted an event that attracted hundreds of students who came for games, food and activities to relax before finals week. Fun Before Finals took place Nov. 30 at the Elliott Student Union. Final exams at the university began Monday. Kylie Thompson, vice president of marketing for Spotlight,… Read more »