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 »

SGA opposes new student requirements

Story by KRISTIN GALLAGHER, Business Manager— SGA continues to oppose the student contract approved by the Board of Governors Feb. 22. At a meeting of the Senate Tuesday, Student Governor Kyle Shell announced the initiative would take effect in August 2013. Despite the distaste for the plan, Shell assured the members that there was a… Read more »

Pilots learn air safety

Story by COURTNEY MUNS, for The Muleskinner— Monday, February 25th, UCM’s Aviation Department held their semi -annual Safety Stand-Down Day. This event is held every 6 months, lasting all afternoon, and it’s a day that every pilot in the program takes a break from flying and a closer look at safety precautions of aviation. Tony… Read more »

New terminal kicks off renovations at Skyhaven

Story by ANDY LYONS, News Editor— During UCM’s first Twitter chat last month, President Chuck Ambrose used the public forum as an opportunity to announce plans for the construction of a new terminal at Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport. In addition to the new terminal, there are also plans for the aviation department to partner… Read more »

Fraternity’s annual pageant benefits Culp family

Story by NICOLE Cooke, Copy Editor— The Union Ballroom was full of applause, laughter and talent Tuesday night as a full audience cheered on the 14 contestants in the second annual Laura Culp Pageant. Women from the Greek community and the Health and Fitness Association donned their best floor-length gowns and competed for the title… Read more »

Student speech and hearing group places first in contest

Story by Andrea Lopez, for The Muleskinner— In an attempt to show the uniqueness of the UCM National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association chapter, senior member Ryan So created a music video parody to recruit new members. His crazy idea took the UCM NSSHLA chapter to the top, with the group placing first in the video contest… Read more »

UCM student seeks help to land dream job

Story by Nicole Cooke, Copy Editor— Most of the time the job application process is a one-person task. For one UCM student, landing her dream job involves the whole community. Public relations major Maggie Quinn is set to graduate this May, so the job hunt has already started. She has been scouring job postings for… Read more »