Dec. 7, 2009 WWU in the News
Dec. 7, 2009
WWU in the News
Burger King Executive to Speak at WWU Commencement
Nobel Laureate speaks
HiNi clinics set
2nd person pleads guilty to vandalism
Senior art exhibit
Tasha Treece—new real estate loan officer in Sikeston
Angela Ormsby—new Princeton High School principal
Christy McPherson & Antonio DeMarco
Articles Regarding Higher Education
Nobel Prize laureate speaks at MU
Betty Williams, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, spoke with
students at the University of Missouri about her efforts to end
the violence in Northern Ireland.
In 1976, Williams witnessed the deaths of three children in
Belfast, where she lived during the Troubles, a period of
violent conflict between Catholics and Protestants in Northern
Ireland. The children had been riding in a car driven by a
member of the Irish Republican Army who was fatally shot by
the British Army. The car careened out of control, killing the
After witnessing the deaths, Williams spent the night collecting
6,000 signatures for a petition calling for the end of violence in
Williams held a peace rally a few days later. After that
success, Williams founded the Community of Peace People in
Ireland, which worked for an end to the violence. She
continues to work for peace, serving as a chairwoman of
Williams was able to come to MU’s campus through
collaboration with William Woods University and PeaceJam,
an organization founded by 12 Nobel Peace Prize laureates to
help promote peace work among young people.
As a result of her work with the Community of Peace People and her other efforts to end the violence in
Ireland, Williams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
Posted: Wednesday, Dec 02, 2009 - 10:19:20 am CST
H1N1 clinics set in December at CCHD
By DON NORFLEET
The Fulton Sun
During the first two weeks of December, free H1N1 immunizations will continue to be
offered at the Callaway County Health Department for two days each week to high priority
groups designated by the Centers for Disease Control.
The free H1N1 flu shots will be available in the Callaway County Community Room, which is
located between the Health Department and the University Extension office at 4950 County
Road 304 in Fulton.
Hours for the high priority free H1N1 clinic on today are from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from
1:15-3:30 p.m. and on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:15 -5:30 p.m.
Hours for the free H1N1 clinic on Wednesday, Dec. 9, will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon and
from 1:15-3:30 p.m. and on Thursday, Dec. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:155:30 p.m.
Administering the shots during the first two weeks of December is still limited to high
priority groups designated by the CDC.
They include health care workers, first responders such as EMS, police and firefighters,
daycare workers, household members and caregivers of babies less than six months of age,
children and adolescents aged 5 to 18 who have medical conditions that put them at higher
risk for influenza-related complications.
Because of the limited supply of the current H1N1 vaccine shipment, Wood said the doses
will be restricted the first two weeks of December only to persons who fit the above
Children are the most vulnerable to the H1N1 flu virus and have a high priority in receiving
the vaccine, Wood said. "That's why we are getting out to the schools with clinics as soon as
our supply of the vaccine will allow us to do so," Wood said.
The Callaway County Health Department has received two versions of the H1N1 vaccine.
One is the Flu Mist, which can be given to healthy persons from ages 2 to 49. The other is
injected and can be given to persons 4 and up.
Sharon Lynch, Callaway County Health Department administrator, said all of the H1N1 flu
vaccine was purchased by the federal government and all of it is distributed by the state.
The state is distributing the H1N1 vaccine to county health departments throughout the
Lynch said unlike seasonal flu, there is no charge for the H1N1 flu vaccine.
But if administered by a physician, for example, either an administration charge or an office
charge is allowed. But there can be no charge for the H1N1 vaccine because it is a national
asset provided to everyone at no charge.
Wood said the Callaway County Health Department has distributed some H1N1 vaccine to
local physicians, the Callaway County Hospital, Westminster College and William Woods
Adults age 65 and over are not yet recommended to receive H1N1 immunization. "This is
because older adults seem to have a protective natural immunity to the H1N1 virus not seen
in younger age groups. However, the vaccine will be offered to wider and wider segments of
the population as soon as the supply allows," Lynch said.
Wood said the county has been receiving shipments of vaccine but he said "nowhere near
the amounts we were told at first would be provided by this time. I have heard there may
be some more delays in delivery of the vaccine."
Posted: Monday, Dec 07, 2009 - 10:36:39 am CST
2nd person pleads guilty to May 31 vandalism spree
By DON NORFLEET
The Fulton Sun
Katherine R. Desmit, 18, of 720 Downing Court, pleaded guilty Friday to
four charges of property damage by spraying paint graffiti earlier this
year in Fulton.
Desmit is the second suspect in the May 31 vandalism spree.
Desmit cooperated with Fulton police in the investigation of the
vandalism of three attractions at the Churchill National Memorial that
included the Berlin Wall Breakthrough sculpture, the Church of St. Mary
the Virgin, Aldermanbury, and a statue of British Prime Minister Winston
Desmit admitted her involvement in graffiti vandalism at four other locations but not at the
church or at the Churchill National Memorial.
Victor Louis Calderon, 25, pleaded guilty on Nov. 6 to the vandalism at the Churchill
Memorial and church. He was sentenced to six months in jail on each of five counts of
property damage. The execution of Calderon's sentence was suspended and he was placed
on two years of unsupervised probation on the condition that he pay restitution for the
damages he caused and complete 40 hours of community service.
Desmit was sentenced to six months in jail on each of four counts of Class B misdemeanor
property damage in the second degree. Circuit Court Judge Carol England suspended
imposition of the sentences and placed Desmit on two years of unsupervised probation. If
Desmit completes the probation successfully by meeting all of the conditions imposed, the
jail sentences will be wiped from court records. The conditions of her two-year probation are
* Report any arrest within 48 hours.
* Not go on the premises of Westminster College, William Woods University or any public
parks in the city of Fulton.
* Complete 30 hours of community service within 90 days.
* Pay restitution for property damage after damage costs are determined.
* Pay court costs.
* Have no further violations of law.
Judge England said she took the action because Desmit was only 18 and had no previous
Desmit was represented in court by Fulton attorney Tom Dunlap.
Dunlap said after the hearing he was pleased that his client received a suspended imposition
of sentence. This gives her the opportunity to clear her record of any criminal conviction if
she meets all of the conditions of her parole for the next two years.
When she issued the ruling, Judge England warned that if Desmit violates conditions of her
parole she will face possible jail time for her actions.
In arguing Desmit's case with the judge, Dunlap said Calderon had been telling police that
he was innocent and that someone else sprayed the graffiti. Dunlap said he believes
Calderon last month pleaded guilty to all charges only after he saw Desmit in the courtroom
and realized she was ready to testify against him.
Without Desmit's cooperation with police, the church vandalism case might not have been
solved, Dunlap argued.
Security video evidence at one of the vandalized sites showed Claderon's vehicle at the
Desmit pleaded guilty in concert with another to property damage by spray painting graffiti
at four locations in Fulton.
The four locations are: BeCo Concrete Products, 909 Brown St.; Warrenton Oil Co. building
at 11th St. and Ewing Ave.; William Woods University property; and the Fulton Skate Park.
Neither Calderon nor Desmit faced prosecution for another vandalism spree on June 6 when
they were accused by police of using window chalk, which washes off easily, rather than
William Woods senior exhibits, explores many mediums
By Aarik Danielsen
Posted December 1, 2009 at 8:00 a.m.
If you live in or are heading through Fulton in the next week, head over to William Woods
University and check out senior Katie Binkley's exhibit at Cox Gallery.
Binkley, a graphic design major and graduate of South Callaway High School, will be displaying
her charcoal drawings, acrylic paintings, photography and graphic design work in a show that
runs through December 11, according to a e-mail bulletin from the university.
"My inspiration comes from many different places: my dreams, things that happen in everyday
life and emotions that I am feeling when I am creating a new piece of art," Binkley said in the email. "And I don’t have a favorite piece. I love all of them because they reflect who I am.”
This afternoon, a reception for Binkley will be held at the gallery from 4 to 6. For more info on
the exhibit, call 573.592.4245.
Princeton Hires New Superintendent, High School Principal
Date: Thursday, December 03 @ 13:40:29
Topic School News
The Princeton R-5 School District has hired a new superintendent and a new high school principal
for the 2010-2011 school year, replacing two administrators who are retiring.
The board, which took action in a special meeting held Wednesday evening, has announced the
employment of Terry Mayfield as superintendent and Angela Ormsby as high school principal.
They replace the current superintendent, Alan Hamilton, and the current high school principal,
George Scurlock, both of whom have announced their retirements at the end of this contract year.
Mayfield is currently the superintendent for the Rich Hill R-4 School District, where he had also
served as high school principal prior to being named superintendent. He had also been a high
school principal and athletic director at Appleton City R-2 School District.
Mayfield earned his bachelor of science degree in education from Missouri Southern State
College in 1996 and earned his masters degree in education administration from Central Missouri
State University in 2004. He earned his education specialist degree from UCM in May 2008.
Mayfield has served as a high school teacher and coach at Hermitage, Rich Hill, Holden and
Mayfield has accepted a two-year contract at a salary of $85,000 and will begin his duties on July
Mrs. Ormsby is a graduate of Trenton High School and earned her associate
of applied science degree in office occupations from North Central Missouri
College in 1996. She earned her bachelor of science in education from
Graceland University in 2000 and her masters of arts in education (social
studies concentration) from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003 and
a master of science degree in education (secondary education
concentration) from William Woods University in 2008.
Mrs. Ormsby, the daughter of Ed and Charlene Arnold, began her teaching
career at Gilman City, serving as a fifth grade teacher, and has been
employed with the Princeton School District since 2001, serving as a fourth
grade teacher, reading teacher, beginning teacher mentor, student teacher advisor, A-Plus tutor
advisor, professional development committee chair and technology teacher for the Edison
Summer School Program.
Mrs. Ormsby has accepted a one-year contract at a salary of $60,000. She will assume her new
duties on Aug. 1, 2010.
A Wedding Story
& Antonio DeMarco
Married July 4, 2009
By Weddings Editor Anita Neal Harrison
Photos By Ashley Turner Photography
Christy McPherson and Antonio
(Tony) DeMarco met while attending
veterinary school at the University of
Missouri. She was drawn to his drive, his
passion for school, sports and knowing
God, and he fed off her energy and upfor-anything attitude.
Their first date was dinner at The
Olive Garden on Oct. 6, 2006.
“Prior to our first date, we had been
studying together at night, so I think that
first date was really a formality to seal the
deal and actually be in a relationship,”
Almost two years later on Sept. 19,
2008, Tony took Christy back to The Olive
Garden. She suspected he might propose
but instead he gave her a pair of diamond
earrings for an early anniversary present.
“So I immediately erased any idea of
also getting an engagement ring,” she
After dinner, the two of them went to
Stephens Lake Park. They took a stroll
around the lake and ended up at the
gazebo. There, Tony surprised Christy as
he got down on one knee and asked her to
Tony and Christy were wed on July
4, 2009, at the Newman Center on the
MU campus. The Rev. Thomas Saucier
officiated. Ceremony décor included
pink alstro lilies lining the pews and a
white aisle runner. At the front of the
church, behind the minister, stood an
arch decorated with greenery. The arch
sheltered a white candelabra, which held
the three candles used in the unity candle
Christy wore a strapless, A-line
white dress with a chapel-length train.
The top of the dress featured pleating
beneath embroidery and sparkles. The
pleating switched directions just below
the bustline and continued to the hips,
where the A-line skirt began to flare.
Christy accessorized with a single-strand
pearl necklace and pearl earrings. Her
hair was pulled up with a veil tucked
beneath a bun of curls, adorned with a
white plumeria, “to add a touch of my
Guests took a break from the reception to watch the fireworks from the Fire in the Sky celebration at Faurot Field.
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West Coast background,” says Christy,
who grew up in California. She carried
a bouquet featuring hot pink stargazer
lilies with white alstroemeria lilies, hot
and light-pink germini daisies, hot pink
matsumoto asters and white freesia.
Christy’s bridesmaids wore cobaltblue, knee-length dresses with different
top styles. They carried hot pink and
white bouquets with the same flowers as
Christy’s, minus the stargazer lilies and
Tony wore a black tuxedo with a
cobalt-blue vest and white tie. He had a
white pocket square and a cobalt-blue
pocket square, as well as a boutonniere
of white splay roses. Tony’s groomsmen
wore the same style tuxedo and vest as
Tony, except their ties were black striped
with cobalt blue. The groomsmen also had
blue and white pocket squares but their
boutonnieres were white alstroemerias
with hot pink matsumoto asters.
Tony and Christy exchanged vows in a
traditional Catholic ceremony. Christy’s
brother stood with her attendants. After
the service, the celebration continued at
Pictures of wedding party members’
dogs served as table numbers.
Stoney Creek Inn where a blue-and-white
color scheme prevailed. The tables were
draped with white linens topped with blue
squares, and the chairs were fitted with
white covers and blue tiebacks. At the
center of the tables were square mirrors
with several candles surrounding tall
cylinder vases, each with a single floating
hot pink germini daisy. Blue glass beads
encircled some of the candles and also
filled the bottom of the vases.
For a personal touch, the couple chose
to use pictures of their wedding party
members’ dogs in place of table numbers.
The wedding cake was a two-layer
square cake with white buttercream
frosting. Blue ribbon wrapped the bottom
of each tier and hot and light-pink germini
daisies graced the layers.
The groom’s cake replicated a Kansas
City’s Royals baseball cap. The Royals are
Tony’s favorite team.
Around 9 p.m., guests were ushered
outside to view the fireworks from the Fire
in the Sky celebration at Faurot Field.
Christy and Tony honeymooned for one
week in Costa Rica.
“The honeymoon was filled with
adventures, complementing our athletic
side,” Christy says. “We went horseback
riding, whitewater tubing, deep-sea
fishing, sea kayaking, snorkeling and ziplining through the jungle!”
Christy is the daughter of Bob and
Cindy McPherson of Vista, Calif. She is an
associate at the Veterinary Center of Liberty.
Tony is the son of Lou and Donna
DeMarco of Liberty. He is an associate at
Blue Springs Animal Hospital.
Christy and Tony make their home in
Lee’s Summit. n
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William Woods men 82, Haskell University 77
Junior guard Dan Anderson supplied a game-high 25 points, including five 3-pointers, to help the
Owls end a seven-game losing streak with Thursday night's victory at Anderson Arena.
Anderson -- who also had seven assists -- was 8-of-16 from the field...
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University of St. Mary 79, William Woods basketball (M) 60
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- The struggling Owls suffered their seventh straight loss of the season
to the Spires on Monday night. William Woods University (1-8) -- which went into halftime
down 47-26 -- shot just 32 percent (20-of-62) as a team and committe...
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Gerber, Lady Owls down Lady Blue Jays
Junior forward Jestine Gerber scored a game-high 19 points Wednesday night to spur the
William Woods University Lady Owls to a 72-59 victory over crosstown foe Westminster
College at Anderson Arena. Gerber was 6-of-13 from the field -- including 4-of...
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WWU women's basketball 64, Culver-Stockton 49
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to secure a win. Junior forward Jestine Gerber scored a team-high 16 points to lead William
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Lady Owls' Palmer chosen for NAIA academic honor
William Woods University junior Kristi Palmer has been named a 2009 NAIA women's cross
country scholar-athlete. Palmer -- a native of Ste. Genevieve -- was an all-American Midwest
Conference runner and an academic all-AMC selection this past season. ...
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Monday, December 7, 2009, 2 p.m.
Scholarship sends student to Oxford
A University of Missouri student has received a prestigious scholarship that will allow him to
study Middle Eastern issues for two years at the University of Oxford.
Monday, December 7, 2009, 2 p.m.
State review clears MU veterinarian
A state licensing board has dropped a complaint against a local veterinarian, but Hallsville
farmer Gary Morrison said he’s now considering legal action. 3 comments
Thursday, December 3, 2009, 5:05 p.m.
Cap-and-trade note questioned
University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee said Friday morning he’s not opposed to
cap-and-trade legislation from an environmental standpoint and said his letter to federal
lawmakers simply expressed concerns about the financial impact to the university. And with new
information that clarifies MU’s power plant is not a “covered entity” under the current bill,
“we’re feeling a little better about the interpretation,” he said. 63 comments
Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 2 p.m.
MU mulls evening program options
The University of Missouri’s Faculty Council is proposing the campus do away with the MU in
the Evening program not because the degree isn’t valuable but rather to expand evening options,
the council’s chairwoman said. 6 comments
Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 2 p.m.
Forsee’s letter surprised faculty
University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee did not consult with MU faculty before
publicly opposing federal cap-and-trade legislation, and some say his views don’t reflect their
own. 56 comments
Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 2 p.m.
President has links to energy
University of Missouri System President Gary Forsee has ties to companies that oppose cap-andtrade legislation but also to those that stand to benefit if it passes. 6 comments Higher Education Headlines
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Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2009
School peps up students, Nov. 29
Voices: Top-notch program, Nov. 29
Tuition deal losing some lawmaker support, Nov. 30
WORK CONTINUES AT UNIVERSITY, Nov. 30
State, federal guidelines shaped Nixon's tuition freeze proposal, Nov. 30
Forsee reveals tuition decoupling of UM Campuses, Nov. 30
Pearce heads Education Committee, Dec. 1
Shields leaving?, Dec. 1
Pearce heads Education Committee, Dec. 1
President has links to energy, Dec. 1
Forsee’s letter surprised faculty, Dec. 1
Sen. Schaefer appointed vice chairman of Missouri Senate Appropriations
Committee, Dec. 2
John Darkow Cartoon, Dec. 2
Universities try to cover up rapes, report says, Dec. 3
Senate leader covers ethics, Sen. Pearce Jack Miles, Dec. 3
Obama Calls on Colleges to Take the Lead on Better Preparing People for Work,
Nixon freezes tuition for upcoming school year, Dec. 4
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