Mules outlast Pittsburg State 69-63

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Central Missouri Mules outlasted Pittsburg State 69-63 in a tough, physical battle at the MIAA Tournament at Municipal Auditorium Thursday night. UCM advances to Saturday afternoon’s semi-finals at 2:15 p.m. where they will play the winner of Washburn and Central Oklahoma. The Mules (20-7) jumped out to a 16-8 lead… Read more »

Mules Baseball scores 41 runs in sweep of Truman State

(BOLIVAR, Mo.) – The fifth-ranked Central Missouri Mules baseball team erupted for 41 runs and 43 hits in a doubleheader sweep of Truman State at Dodson Field on the campus of Southwest Baptist. The Mules won the opener 17-2 before winning the nightcap 24-3. The 24 runs are the most during the Tom Myers era… Read more »

Career Services’ Teacher Placement Day is near

The Office of Career Services is hosting the 45th Annual Teacher Placement Day on Wednesday, March 27. The event will take place in the University of Central Missouri Multipurpose Building Arena from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Students may attend “All Day Resume Help” March 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Elliott Union, room… Read more »

Jennies basketball remain No. 2 in Central Region

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) – With a 1-1 record over the last weekend, the Central Missouri Jennies hold on to their No. 2 rank in the latest NCAA Central Regional rankings. The Jennies have an overall record of 22-4 this season, and trail only Washburn who holds the top spot in the rankings. The Lady Blues defeated… Read more »

Police: Sewer gas may have killed KC woman

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) – A woman who died after apparently losing consciousness while working on her friend’s kitchen sink may be a rare victim of sewer gas asphyxiation, according to the Kansas City police. Bernice Weaver, 44, was found lying unconscious on the kitchen floor Wednesday with the disassembled sink’s plumbing and tools nearby…. Read more »

Family: Death of woman in lion cage was accident

By GOSIA WOZNIACKA and TRACIE CONE (FRESNO, Calif., AP) – Family members of a 24-year-old intern killed by a lion at a California animal park said Friday they believe the facility followed safety protocols and the death was a tragic accident. Investigators believe the 5-year-old male lion lifted the door of a partially closed feeding… Read more »

Snow removal costs university $65,000

Story by ELLEN BECKER, Managing Editor— While students enjoyed their snow days by going sledding, building igloos and snowmen, and putting off schoolwork for a few more days, UCM employees were busy clearing the massive amounts of snow from campus. The university’s grounds, custodial and facilities staff worked many long hours throughout the days and… Read more »

University initiates student contract

Story by ELLEN BECKER, Managing Editor— The university will be initiating a new student contract that will affect incoming freshmen this fall. The “Learning to a Greater Degree Contract” will require freshmen to live on campus for two years, instead of the current policy of one year. Students will also be required to enroll in… Read more »