Category: News

Muleskinner adviser found family at UCM

Twelve years ago, I was standing in the middle of Douglas Street in downtown Lee’s Summit getting my picture taken. I’d just returned to that fabled suburb of prosperity and sweet outdoor shopping malls after a stint with the daily newspaper in Sedalia. Prior to that, I worked at the Lee’s Summit Journal for several… Read more »

Union project moves forward

Since October, construction machinery and materials have filled the space in front of the Elliott Student Union, while areas inside the Union have been blocked off due to construction. The $7 million project, which involves revamping the south entrance to the Union and adding an auditorium, has been moving forward despite problems along the way…. Read more »

Seniors showcase their art

Throughout the year, various visiting artists and exhibitions are usually shown in the UCM Gallery of Art and Design, but this time of the school year brings something else – Senior Exhibitions. This semi-annual gallery showing is designed to celebrate the accumulated work of the graduating seniors of that semester. Separated into two separate exhibition… 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 »

Muleskinner honored at MCMA

The Muleskinner had an impressive showing at the Missouri College Media Association conference April 13 on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield. The paper earned first place in divison one and overall in the state. After the Best Overall Newspaper category winners were determined for each of the four newspaper divisions, a judge… Read more »

Comm. disorders grad student honored by MSHA

UCM’s speech-language pathology program features an in-house clinic as well as 100% job placement for graduates and recently had a six-year student recognized as the Missouri Speech-Language and Hearing Association’s Most Outstanding Graduate Student. Madisen Sherman became the fourth UCM student to win the MSHA award. Sherman is from Versailles, Missouri, and has studied in… Read more »

Ambrose accepts SGA excellence award

Former UCM President Charles Ambrose returned to the university Monday to accept the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance award given by the Student Government Association. This annual award is presented to an individual who promotes the public interest, practices good governmental procedures and has shown loyalty to the university. Ambrose left UCM August 2018… Read more »

Best lays foundation for milestones at inauguration

Story by Jason Brown/Managing Editor Video by Kaitlin Brothers/News Editor Students, faculty, alumni and members of the community gathered Thursday afternoon in the Multipurpose Building to witness another milestone in the 148-year history of UCM. The 23-year UCM career of Roger J. Best culminated in his installation as the university’s 16th president. The ceremony represented… Read more »