Category: Community

Students raise awareness about hunger

While some feasted on a three-course meal, others were left wanting more after eating meager rations of rice. Communication professor Wendy Geiger’s social influence class hosted the annual Oxfam Hunger Banquet Tuesday, April 2, in conjunction with Politics and Social Justice Week, organized by Students for Political Action. Geiger said Oxfam is a nonprofit organization… Read more »

Blaine Whitworth Foundation gives back to community

The Blaine Whitworth Foundation raises money for the community of Warrensburg through a 5K run every year to award scholarships and donate to community projects. Dianne Whitworth, foundation member, said the next 5K run will be full of things to do such as a pancake breakfast, a raffle, a country store, a silent auction and… Read more »

Sinkhole forms on South Main Street

A section of South Main Street is closed after a sinkhole opened up on a culvert. Marvin Coleman, director of public works, said the sinkhole is located directly south of Crane Stadium and Brookside Apartments. He said the hole formed after a joint in the culvert failed, causing water and soil to escape through the… Read more »

Richard Tabor: A man for all seasons

Richard Tabor was known for his warm personality, variety of interests, his intelligence and his vast knowledge of various and interesting subjects. Tabor, former UCM professor and chair of the agriculture department, died Feb 21 at age 82. Tabor started working at UCM in 1973 and retired in 2000. Fanson Kidwaro, professor and program coordinator… Read more »

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 »