Category: UCM News

Mules debate team takes second in Hutchinson

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri Talking Mules debate team finished second in debate sweeps at the Hutchinson, Kan., Community College forensics tournament Friday, Sept. 28. “The Talking Mules have a great start out of the gate,” said Arthur Rennels, director of forensics. “All of these tournaments are tough and have national level… Read more »

UCM hosts annual marching band competition Oct. 20

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Young musicians representing 32 high schools from Missouri and Kansas will participate in the 2012 Festival of Champions Saturday, Oct. 20. The University of Central Missouri is hosting the annual marching band and drum line competition at Audrey J. Walton Stadium. Preliminary marching band competition begins at 7:45 a.m. on Vernon Kennedy… Read more »

Slideshow: The Color Run

Eight University of Central Missouri students participated in the Color Run Saturday in Lawrence, Kan. Photos by Andrew Mather, photo editor.

UCM presentation examines Truman and Eisenhower legacies

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The lives, times and accomplishments of Truman and Eisenhower are the focus of a free presentation Wednesday, Oct. 17 at UCM. The University of Central Missouri Department of History and Anthropology is hosting the presentation “Eisenhower and Truman: Presidents of the Heartland” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Twomey Auditorium… Read more »

Distinguished alumni honored at Homecoming

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A NASA researcher, a brigadier general, a Conservationist of the Year and a former university administrator will be honored as distinguished alumni during the Homecoming celebration Friday, Oct. 12. The first-ever University of Central Missouri Distinguished Alumni Award for Service will be presented to Dale Carder, a longtime Warrensburg resident and associate… Read more »

Remembering the historic Achauer home

By MICHAEL FREEMAN (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The historic Achauer house at the corner of South and Holden streets will become UCM’s alumni and events offices after remodeling this fall. The Victorian home at 314 S. Holden St. was a gift from the estate of the late Maurine Achauer, who was a generous and valued… Read more »

Panhellenic doors locked by request

By ANDY LYONS, Muleskinner News Editor – The doors to the public areas of Panhellenic Hall were locked around the clock after the murder of Blaine Whitworth. Panhellenic Hall is an all female dorm located on the west side of campus and houses seven sororities. The hall also has its own cafeteria and houses the… Read more »

Police seek murder charges after two arrests

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Police are seeking murder charges for the two Warrensburg men arrested in connection with the homicide of a local businessman. William “Blaine” Whitworth was shot and killed in his driveway Saturday in the 1000 block of Sunflower. Police responded to a call about shots fired at 9:30 p.m. Police found Whitworth,… Read more »

Police investigate bar owner homicide

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A local bar owner was killed Saturday night in an apparent shooting. Police found William “Blaine” Whitworth, 25, dead at the scene Saturday night after responding to a call about shots fired in the 1000 block of Sunflower, according to a news release from the Warrensburg Police Department. The call came… Read more »