Author: Garrett Fuller

Senior Writer

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 »

An introduction to “FPO”

At UCM, many students know about offices like Public Safety and Housing. But very few know what “FPO” means – despite it being a vital part of campus. Tim Castilaw, associate vice president of capital planning and facilities management, said that Facilities, Planning and Operations is the “operational unit that supports anything to do with… Read more »

Muleskinner Minutes

In this edition of Muleskinner Minutes, Garrett Fuller talks about the Military Appreciation Blood Drive, escape rooms hosted by The Spotlight, 30 Years Hence, the FBA Fashion Show and more going on on campus and beyond.

RAD programs teach valuable skills

For two decades, the Rape Aggression Defense and Resisting Aggression with Defense programs have helped people learn valuable defense skills. The programs, sponsored by the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety, teach techniques for de-escalating situations and defensive maneuvers. The UCM program is part of a national program founded in 1989. It has… Read more »

Muleskinner Minutes

In this week’s edition of Muleskinner Minutes, find out about Hairspray, UCM Volunteer Services’ October Blood Drive, Fall Beautification Day, and more.

Public Safety – keeping campus safe

Almost everyone has seen their patrol cars. Some have seen them patrolling campus. And anyone who has purchased a parking permit has been to their office. The University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety is a crucial component to keeping campus safe. It includes police, parking services, access control and environmental health and safety…. Read more »

Saying ‘goodbye’ to co-workers, friends

When I graduated high school, I thought my journalism career was over. All four years of high school I was involved with our student newspaper. I also interned with the local newspaper, where I saw the newsroom go from a staff of six or seven to only one or two. I saw with my own… Read more »

Union project moves forward

Since October, construction machinery and materials have filled the space in front of the Elliott Student Union, while areas inside the Union have been blocked off due to construction. The $7 million project, which involves revamping the south entrance to the Union and adding an auditorium, has been moving forward despite problems along the way…. Read more »

Best to be inaugurated April 18

It’s not every day the university gets a new president. President Roger Best will be installed as the university’s 16th president at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Multipurpose Building. Best replaced Charles Ambrose Aug. 1 after Ambrose took a job as CEO for KnowledgeWorks in Cincinnati, Ohio. Best served as interim president before… Read more »