Author: Chris Holmberg


Census reveals UCM enrollment down

The Fall 2018 enrollment census report revealed what many expected: Enrollment at UCM is down markedly from where it was in Fall 2015 and Fall 2016. The report came out in October and was presented to the Board of Governors Oct. 26. The total enrollment is 11,487, the lowest it has been since 2010. The… Read more »

UCM grounds crew nationally recognized

For the third consecutive year, the grounds of the UCM campus have been nationally recognized for their beauty and their upkeep. The Professional Grounds Management Society awarded UCM the Green Star Honor Award on Oct. 19 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Honor Award is the second highest award given out by PGMS based on points assigned… Read more »

UCM alumni check in for homecoming 2018

In honor of homecoming and the theme “Once a Mule, Always a Mule,” the Muleskinner staff reached out to alumni to see where they are now and what they are up to. Samantha Duane – B.A. in English, creative writing minor, 2011 Samantha Duane is an English teacher at Warrensburg High School in Warrensburg, Missouri,… Read more »

Captive audience faces religious instigator

While members of Greek Life were at their tables campaigning on behalf of homecoming royalty candidates Monday, they were given a glimpse into their eternal futures. There was a common destination for many people: hell. A man who introduced himself only as Brother Matthew from the Consuming Fire Campus Ministries in Missouri walked throughout the… Read more »

Talking Mules take first in season opener

The Talking Mules speech and debate team excelled in regional competition at the Bob R. Derryberry Memorial Tournament hosted on the campus of Southwest Baptist University, in Bolivar, Missouri, Friday and Saturday. The team earned 21 trophies, including first place in overall tournament sweepstakes, second place in individual events sweepstakes and was named the top… Read more »

UCM not actually seventh most dangerous in the US

In a September article by Insurify, an insurance comparison company and website, the University of Central Missouri was ranked the seventh most dangerous college campus in the United States based on violent crime rates per 10,000 students. It’s an eye-opening classification. It’s also inaccurate. It’s based on data provided by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report… Read more »

Campus community confronted by proselytizers in front of Union

“You’re a hypocrite!” Members of the campus community passing in front of the east entrance of the Elliott Student Union on Tuesday got an earful from Jeff and Pam Mullen. Some people stopped to engage the Mullens. Others walked by the growing spectacle. All were targeted by the message that hell was real and they… Read more »