30-Years Hence: Remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall

by Maddy Harrison UCM History and German student Ian Gilpin created a replica of the Berlin Wall, hosted by the History Club and Phi Alpha Theta to raise awareness of the fall of the wall and the impact it had around the world. Maddy Harrison reports for The Muleskinner.

SideTracked: Any reason to call it quits – DEATH STRANDING: Timefall

Hideo Kojima is among the most important video game personalities in the world, mostly due to his revolutionary “Metal Gear” series which features a near-indecipherable plot centered around beefy soldiers, giant robots and existential and political conspiracies.  Imagine my surprise when I opened the soundtrack to his new game, “Death Stranding,” and saw that the… Read more »

UCM Communication Disorders Expands Clinic

The Welch-Schmidt Center for Communications Disorders at the University of Central Missouri has expanded and is now working with clients who have Parkinson’s Disease.  A Parkinson Voice Project Grant was awarded in the Spring of 2019 and the expansion started the following fall semester. Bonnie Slavych, speech-language pathologist and assistant professor, said they are trying to… Read more »

Phi Sigma Pi to Host Benefit Concert

Phi Sigma Pi fraternity is hosting a benefit show Nov. 18. at 6 p.m. in Union 240 in support of the Royal Family Kids Camp.  The Royal Family Kids Camp is a camp for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The camp is one week in June, and kids get a memory… Read more »

Snap Reactions: Earl Sweatshirt, Westside Gunn, Nas

by Chance Chamberlain Snap Reactions is a column where two new albums and one classic album will be reviewed briefly after just one listen through. This provides instant thoughts and feelings that are often lost with multiple listens of an album. This week’s releases are Earl Sweatshirt’s FEET OF CLAY and Westside Gunn’s Hitler Wears… Read more »

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 »