Category: News

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 »

UCM Percussion Ensemble to Perform with Special Guest

The University of Central Missouri percussion ensemble will be performing their fall concert Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. in Hart Recital Hall. The concert will feature Tijan Dorwana, a successful gyil maker and musician from Ghana. Alex Smith, assistant professor of percussion, said he has been working with Dorwana since 2012 and brought him to… Read more »

Muleskinner Minutes

by Madeline Turner and Aneliese Peeler Check out what’s happening this week on campus in this week’s addition of Muleskinner Minutes.

The Big Idea Program provides avenue from classrooms to real world

There’s a big difference between life in the classroom and life in the real world. This can lead students to feel like they’re stumbling their way through their career. Mary McCord, professor of management, said faculty of the Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Program wanted to create a program that provided more real-world opportunities. Thus, The… Read more »

UCM college provides experience and opportunity to students

The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies stresses hands-on, real-world experiences. Whether through emphasis on internships or immersive class experiences, the faculty want students to be prepared to enter the workforce with an understanding of their desired field. One way the public relations discipline fosters this growth is through the Intern Spotlight feature on… 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.

UCM Board of Governors to meet Oct. 23 and 24 on campus

The University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors Committees will meet Thursday in the Elliott Student Union on the main UCM campus. The three committee meetings are open and will be conducted in Union 237A. The Student Engagement & University Advancement committee will meet at 9 a.m., The Academic Affairs committee will meet a 10:15… Read more »

A quick guide to Jewish holidays and traditions

We’re nearing the holiday season and with it comes celebrations, especially in the Jewish religion.  Arthur Rennels, a retired Messianic Jewish Rabbi, said the most recent holiday was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah translates to “head [of] the year.” This year, Rosh Hashanah lasted from sundown on Sept. 29 until sundown on … 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 »