Author: Katlin Younts

Reporter

UCM Communication Disorders Expands Clinic

The Welch-Schmidt Center for Communications Disorders at the University of Central Missouri has expanded and is now working with clients who have Parkinson’s Disease.  A Parkinson Voice Project Grant was awarded in the Spring of 2019 and the expansion started the following fall semester. Bonnie Slavych, speech-language pathologist and assistant professor, said they are trying to… Read more »

ALEC Room shows Positive Impact on Students and Faculty

The University of Central Missouri designed the Active Learning Engagement Classroom in the fall of 2017 at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. It enables faculty to engage with innovative teaching technologies in a classroom environment. The ALEC room was designed for using different collaborative learning techniques and includes three 55-inch active learning displays, an integrated… Read more »

University Foundations Course Going Through Redesign

The University Foundations course for incoming freshmen at the University of Central Missouri is currently undergoing a redesign so Success Coaches from Academic Advising are now a part of the course. Shaunte Montgomery, Title III project manager and director of first year programs, said the redesigning of the course falls under the Title III grant… Read more »

UCM Physical Education Major Adds New Options

The physical education program at the University of Central Missouri kicked off this semester by introducing two new options: adapted sport and sports and recreation. Kenneth Bias, program coordinator of the physical education program, said both options are extensions of the physical education teacher education program. “Adapted sport is generally for students looking to go… Read more »

How Does One Handle Hardships?

Tires squealing. Black top glistening. The truck spun out of control and before I know it, the world is spinning. Blood stained hands, shaky breath, tear-filled eyes, and no way to get to school…but I was going to be okay. Screaming in the household. Hateful words that cannot be unspoken. I was running out into… Read more »

Halloween: The Story Behind the Masks and Candy

The streets are crawling with children and adults in costumes that cost too much money. Buckets loaded with diabetes. Friends and neighbors turn on one another in an attempt to scare each other the most. Or, you just wait until the day after for the discounted candy. So what is Halloween actually all about? We… Read more »

Muleskinner Minutes

This week on campus, the SOCK-tober sock drive continues, Karaoke Night, Nightmare on South Holden Street, the Halloween 5k Glow run/walk, and more. Katlin Younts goes through what’s happening on this week’s edition of Muleskinner Minutes.

Unwinding at midterm… with monsters

The midway point of the semester can bring lots of work, stress and fatigue. There are many things people can do to work through those things. One common, centuries-old remedy is dressing up like monsters or the undead and competing in carnival-style games. That was the landscape at the Elliott Student Union on Wednesday, where… Read more »

Acquisition librarian retires from UCM

Faculty at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library said goodbye to acquisition librarian Karla Massia as she starts a new life in retirement after nearly two decades in the library. Massia started at the University of Central Missouri in fall 2001 as a graduate assistant at the reference desk. She came to the university to pursue… Read more »