Category: News

COVID-19: the financial implications for UCM

The University of Central Missouri wisely decided to close the school in March, but it may also bring a financial toll in the next few months and coming years.  “We often hear this time described as ‘unprecedented,’” UCM President Roger Best said. “It is true that none of us have ever experienced a moment such… Read more »

COVID-19: An international student’s perspective

As an international student, I worry about how fast COVID-19 is spreading in the United States. I worry about how many people are not taking the necessary precautions, and most importantly how it is affecting Nigeria, my home country.  Like the rest of the world, Nigerians are reacting to the pandemic in a number of… Read more »

A UCM student’s experience with COVID-19

Symaria Fisher was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26. She has recovered and is now doing well. She is currently living on campus and agreed to share her experience with the Muleskinner and on Facebook. Fisher has a complicated medical history. In 2015, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She also has a history with… Read more »


March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19, better known as the Coronavirus, a pandemic. Amid the spread of the virus, multiple schools and universities across the country, and the globe, have closed for the summer, opting for online classes to finish the year. Although some students are excited by not having to… Read more »

UCM Theatre and Dance presents “The Gift of the Magi”

The University of Central Missouri is presenting a holiday production, “Gift of the Magi,” at the Highlander Theater this week.  The production runs Thursday- Sunday, starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets start at $10 for students, $15 for senior/staff/military, and $20 for the… Read more »

Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders a Staple at UCM

The Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders has been a staple on the UCM campus since its inception in 1971, but it’s easy to walk past the center without knowing exactly what they do. Kaitlyn Laughlin, a third semester grad student, said the Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders provides “diagnostics and therapy for individuals across the… Read more »

30-Years Hence: Remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall

by Maddy Harrison UCM History and German student Ian Gilpin created a replica of the Berlin Wall, hosted by the History Club and Phi Alpha Theta to raise awareness of the fall of the wall and the impact it had around the world. Maddy Harrison reports for The Muleskinner.

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 »

Phi Sigma Pi to Host Benefit Concert

Phi Sigma Pi fraternity is hosting a benefit show Nov. 18. at 6 p.m. in Union 240 in support of the Royal Family Kids Camp.  The Royal Family Kids Camp is a camp for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The camp is one week in June, and kids get a memory… Read more »