Category: News

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 »

Criminal Justice Creates Online Bachelor’s Program

With other course work, jobs and home lives, going to school can be difficult. In order to better help students, the criminal justice program created a completely online bachelor’s program. According to the program website, the School of Public Services created this program “so busy students can finish their degree without sacrificing quality or affordability.”… 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 »

Arcade Magazine is coming back to campus

The recently resurrected Arcade Magazine will open submissions for its 13th issue on Nov. 1. Arcade is a literary publication operated by students and faculty in UCM’s school of English and Philosophy and allows creative writers and visual artists on campus to have their work published. Student editors also gain publishing experience. Previous Arcade contributor… Read more »

Fifth Annual Trading Moon Pow Wow set for Nov. 2

The University of Central Missouri will be sponsoring its fifth annual Trading Moon Pow Wow from noon until 9:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the lower section of the UCM Student Recreation and Wellness Center.  The Pow Wow is a gathering of several groups who will perform traditional Native American dances.  According to the Center for… 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 »

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 »