Category: UCM News


In this issue, October 25-November 8 Page 1 > News Jennies golfers make program history Page 4 > News Remembering Carmen Techau Page 5 > Feature UCM alumni check in for homecoming 2018 Matthew Dunehoo: Kansas City filmmaker Page 8 > Features Cafe Thyme offers fresh dining experience Page 9 > Features Indian community celebrates… Read more »

BSU talks about God and conflict

Four ministers from different parts of Missouri recently came together for a panel discussion that touched on the morality of war, the death penalty and abortion. Atticus Dyer, director of Baptist Student Union, said the purpose of the event title “Gospel Talk: God and Conflict” was to help students think critically about whether their actions… Read more »

UCM awarded grant to help increase retention

UCM was recently awarded the $2.7 million Strengthening Institutions Grant through the U.S. Department of Education to help increase retention rates on campus by adding new programs, funding the employees at the Success Advising Center and improving the first-year experience. “The timing of opening up the new Success Advising Center and awarding this grant, the… Read more »

4,000 band members come to campus for Festival of Champions

Some 4,000 high school band students from Missouri and Kansas, representing 32 bands, descended on the UCM campus Saturday for the 38th annual Festival of Champions. This 14-hour event featured field competition, indoor drumline competition and indoor guard competition. Anthony Pursell, director of bands at UCM, said the festival serves as a recruitment event for… Read more »

UCM alumni check in for homecoming 2018

In honor of homecoming and the theme “Once a Mule, Always a Mule,” the Muleskinner staff reached out to alumni to see where they are now and what they are up to. Samantha Duane – B.A. in English, creative writing minor, 2011 Samantha Duane is an English teacher at Warrensburg High School in Warrensburg, Missouri,… Read more »

A look back in time at University High

UCM’s history of teaching the next generation of educators stretches back to when it was founded in 1871 as Normal School Number Two. To fulfill its goal of educating the next generation of teachers, the UCM campus housed two laboratory schools to train aspiring teachers. In addition, elementary and high school students passed through the… Read more »

Matthew Dunehoo: Kansas City filmmaker

Matthew Dunehoo is a filmmaker living and working in Kansas City, Missouri. From May 7-28, Dunehoo wrote and directed his first feature film “Wretch.” Dunehoo previously wrote and directed the short films “No Margettes” and “The Vetting” in 2015 and 2017 and collaborated on another short, “Drifters,” in 2017. “Wretch” is a horror film, but… Read more »

Remembering Carmen Techau

Art, painting, photography, graphic design, band and Domino’s pizza – these were some of Carmen Techau’s favorite things. Techau, a freshman graphic design major, died in her room at the University Conference Center Oct. 5. Clark Holdren, Johnson County coroner, said Techau died of natural causes, though he said the specific cause of death is… Read more »

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