Author: Jason Brown

Managing Editor

Series: Spring stories in Warrensburg

Editor’s note: This story is the last in a three-part series of spring stories assigned in Matt Bird-Meyer’s Advanced Digital Journalism class. To see the origin of the assignment and the first story of the series, click here. To read the second story in the series, click here. Here are the challenges for the spring… Read more »

You get what you give… and much more

I hate saying goodbye. It isn’t easy to come to terms with the fact that an impactful part of my life will change drastically in less than two weeks. That’s what will happen when I graduate and my time working at the Muleskinner ends. It’s sad. I’d go as far as to say it is… Read more »

Comm. disorders grad student honored by MSHA

UCM’s speech-language pathology program features an in-house clinic as well as 100% job placement for graduates and recently had a six-year student recognized as the Missouri Speech-Language and Hearing Association’s Most Outstanding Graduate Student. Madisen Sherman became the fourth UCM student to win the MSHA award. Sherman is from Versailles, Missouri, and has studied in… Read more »

Social work professor engages international students in Poland

Earlier this year, the social work department at UCM began its participation in the Erasmus + program in which they host an international professor and sentone of their own abroad to teach students within the program. In February, UCM hosted Marzanna Pogorzelska from Opole University in Opole, Poland. Pogorzelska guest lectured in the social work… Read more »

Sobaski, Saporito shine in Jennies second straight win

The Jennies victory at the Jennies Golf Invitational was in the bag by the time Olivia Sobaski reached the 18th hole. The decorated junior punctuated her second-place finish with a well-placed tee shot and clutch putt for birdie in front of friends and family. Sobaski and the Jennies won their second straight tournament Tuesday at… Read more »

MIC Building sets standard for educational architecture

Education continues to evolve and as curriculum changes from year to year, the buildings students learn in are beginning to match the innovation in the classroom. The Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit was created to reflect innovation both in the classroom and in the architectural design. Gould Evans and DLR Group partnered to design… Read more »

MIC provides small solution to bigger issues

I’ve had a great opportunity this semester to learn about the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit. The campus is the result of a collaboration between UCM, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and Metropolitan Community college that places UCM and Summit Technology Academy in an innovative building with little to no physical barriers between classrooms… Read more »

Faculty Senate awaits decision on raise request

Faculty at UCM has gone without across-the-board pay increases for nearly three years and the salary compression brought to light by Faculty Senate reports in 2017 continues to exist two years later. Salary compression occurs when there is a lack of variation in employee salaries regardless of experience or skill. UCM faces a situation where… Read more »