A UCM student’s experience with COVID-19

Symaria Fisher was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26. She has recovered and is now doing well. She is currently living on campus and agreed to share her experience with the Muleskinner and on Facebook. Fisher has a complicated medical history. In 2015, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She also has a history with… Read more »

Achievements in broadcasting: Interviewing the NETA Award-winning KMOS station

UCM, like many universities, is full of opportunities for students willing to seek them out. Students are able to get hands-on experience in almost any discipline, anywhere on campus. For broadcasting, that place is KMOS-TV, located underneath the Martin and Wood buildings.  Operating on-campus since 1979, PBS branch-affiliate KMOS broadcasts education and entertainment programs across… Read more »

Grounds crew maintains campus image

You’ve likely seen them around campus — mowing the grass, planting flowers and shrubs or working on the sidewalks. The grounds crew is a component of Facilities, Planning and Operations, made up of 10 people. The crew is instrumental to campus functions. They mow the grass and maintain plant life, and they also maintain sidewalks,… Read more »

Mapping Against Mediocrity: Strategy in horror

Survival horror is a tricky genre to develop for. Immersion is even more important to the genre than it is elsewhere. A single misstep will take players out of the experience, turning a nightmare into nothing more than a mediocre mess. Many games have tried (and failed), to push the envelope in horror.  Horror games… Read more »

Father and daughter connect through football 

The University of Central Missouri is known for its academic programs, as well as its athletic ones. Tom Papez attended UCM from 1991-1994 where he was an offensive lineman for the Mules football team. In 1994, Papez received an MIAA All-Academic Team award. He now teaches at Timberland High School and coaches football in Wentzville,… Read more »

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