Author: Kaitlin Brothers

News Editor

Goodbye to my job and a great adviser

The Muleskinner has been a part of my life for a long time. I have worked here for two years: as Multimedia Editor then as the News Editor. Before that, I was a contributor. My love for storytelling came due to the Muleskinner, so I joined the journalism emphasis of digital media production as a… Read more »

PRISM celebrates graduation of LGBTQ+ students

Rainbow-themed food and decorations complemented the safe, supportive atmosphere created for the graduation of LGBTQ+ students. The Lavender Graduation was created as a safe place for LGBTQ+ students, some who have not yet come out to friends and family. The event on April 18 was hosted by UCM PRISM; women, gender and sexuality studies; and… Read more »

Honors projects provide new opportunities

Noah Turner completed a research paper that helped lead to a full ride in a doctoral program at Michigan State. Katherine Kim created a program on campus to help international students with basic necessities. These were honors projects that Turner and Kim said helped shape their future. Both are graduating in May with the other… Read more »

Marketing professor receives Byler Award

Every year, one faculty member is honored as the most distinguished member on campus with the Byler Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, research and service. Charlie Schwepker, professor of marketing, received the Byler Award on April 18.                  The Byler Award was created by William Byler,… Read more »

UCM students build their music career

Isaac Barkley, music technician major, and Vernon Percy Howard III, digital media production major, have started a music career together here at UCM. They have produced multiple pop/hip hop songs that can be found on iTunes/Apple Music and Spotify with the artist name “IKE & VP3.” Through UCM, Barkley was able to get a high-profile… Read more »

Blaine Whitworth Foundation gives back to community

The Blaine Whitworth Foundation raises money for the community of Warrensburg through a 5K run every year to award scholarships and donate to community projects. Dianne Whitworth, foundation member, said the next 5K run will be full of things to do such as a pancake breakfast, a raffle, a country store, a silent auction and… Read more »

‘Godspell’ musical preaches togetherness

The UCM Department of Theater and Dance will be performing “Godspell,” a musical production about the book of Matthew that preaches a message of community. The production is scheduled to run from April 3 to 7 in the Highlander Theater. The play will start at 7:30 p.m on April 3-6, and 2 p.m. on April… Read more »

MIC program offers certifications for non-traditional students

The Missouri Innovation Campus offers students who aren’t interested in traditional degrees a gateway into the workforce through certifications and skill-set trainings. Clarinda Dir is the operations manager of the Workforce Development Program. She said this job originally started out as a career services position. When she changed positions to be the operations manager, she… Read more »

Battling it out: STA program teaching robot design

An after-school program on the Missouri Innovation Campus teaches juniors and seniors in high school how to build battlebots for competition. Eric Walters, an instructor and adjunct professor at UCM, helps run the program called Summit Cubed. He said students involved with Summit Cubed learn how to build the bots within certain guidelines, weight restrictions,… Read more »

Richard Tabor: A man for all seasons

Richard Tabor was known for his warm personality, variety of interests, his intelligence and his vast knowledge of various and interesting subjects. Tabor, former UCM professor and chair of the agriculture department, died Feb 21 at age 82. Tabor started working at UCM in 1973 and retired in 2000. Fanson Kidwaro, professor and program coordinator… Read more »