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Central News – February 25-March 3, 2024

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FIGHTING MULES BATTALION WARRIOR RUN SCHEDULED

The Army ROTC Fighting Mules Battalion is inviting participants for its annual Warrior Run at Pertle Springs on Saturday, March 23 at 9 a.m. The two-mile run/obstacle course is open to all ages welcome.  Those who would like to walk or skip the obstacle course may sign up as well.

Race fee is $25 per person. All proceeds will benefit the cadets of the UCM Fighting Mules Battalion.

Registration deadline is March 15.  For more information, contact Megan Biddlecome at biddlecome@ucmo.edu or 660-543-4866.

 

 

GRADUATION APPLICATION DATES COMING UP

Students graduating in either May or August must submitted a graduation application before March 22. Upcoming graduates can complete their registration in MyCentral under the Apply to Graduate tab. They can also start picking up their graduation caps and gowns starting on March 12 at the UCM Store.

 

 

UCM MOVING AHEAD WITH MOBILE MULE CARD

UCM is continuing its electronic access project, which will allow students to use their Mobile Mule Card to enter university buildings without a physical key or key fob. The program also allows public safety to lock and unlock doors from one centralized location, which could be invaluable in emergency situations.

The university is currently in the testing phase and is working to ensure that the system will work properly when it is released.

 

 

UCM CHOIRS TO PERFORM THURSDAY

The UCM choirs will take the stage for their spring concert tonight at 7 p.m. in Hart Recital Hall.  The concert will also be broadcast live on ucmbeat.com as part of the UCM Radio-The Beat Concert Series.

For a full calendar of upcoming UCM Division of Music, faculty, student and group ensemble performances, click here.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL

James C Kirkpatrick Library is seeking volunteers for the annual Children’s Literature Festival March 3-5.

Volunteers will be responsible for assisting the featured authors by guiding them to their venues, helping with crowd control, and guiding attendees around the festival.

To volunteer for the event go to clf.ucmo.edu or contact Kirsten Shaw at clfvol@ucmo.edu.

 

 

ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW OPENS MARCH 4

The annual UCM Art & Design High School Art Show opens March 4 at the Art Center. The UCM High School Art Exhibition is a selection of outstanding artwork open to high school students from a 150-mile radius of Warrensburg, Mo.

Students are allowed two pieces of work and can enter any original drawing, painting (oil, acrylic, opaque watercolor), mixed media, printmaking (serigraphy, relief, intaglio), fibers, design/graphics, photography, ceramics or sculpture.

This exhibition will be on view through March 22. A public reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 16 from noon to 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Jamie Platt at jplatt@ucmo.edu or call 6605434498

 

 

UNION HOSTING BATTLE OF THE HALLS BINGO

Battle of the Halls Bingo will be Tuesday, March 19 from 7:30-9 p.m. in Union 237 A. Students from all resident halls are invited to compete and win prizes and extra points for their respective resident hall.

 

 

GSS HOSTING FOURTH TALK

Gender & Sexuality Studies is hosting its fourth GSS Talk on Tuesday, March 12 from 5-6 p.m. in Union 219.  The topi will be suicidality and warning signs, as well as mental health and wellness. April Roller-Morris will present and then will open discussion. This is an open event for all students, faculty, staff, and Warrensburg community members. Snacks and drinks provided. There will also be information from the Counseling Center and Care to Act available.

For more information, contact Sarah Ray Rondot at rondot@ucmo.edu

 

 

RAD TO HOST TWO SESSIONS

The UCM R.A.D. Self Defense program, sponsored by the department of public safety, will be hosting two sessions for women this semester.  The second session is Thursdays March 28 and April 4 and 11.

A keychain defense program is slated for Wednesday, April 17 and an aerosol defense is planned for Thursday, April 18.  All courses are from 6-10 p.m., and participants must attend all three nights to complete the training.

For more information, including locations, and to register, contact Angela Garrett at radselfdefense@ucmo.edu

 

 

UCM ATHLETICS CALENDAR AND UPDATE

JENNIES TAKE DOWN WASHBURN

Senior All-American Brooke Littrell had a career night in leading Jennies Basketball (19-7, 13-7) to a 69-56 win over the Washburn Ichabods Saturday in Topeka, Kan.

Littrell went 11-of-16 from the field and 7-of-8 at the free-throw line for a game-high 29 points.  She also had six rebounds, four blocks and three steals.

Central Missouri out-rebounded the Ichabods, 37-32, and outscored Washburn in the paint, 40-26, and off turnovers, 33-11.

The Jennies host Rogers State Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Jerry M. Hughes Athletics Center in Warrensburg.

 

MULES OUT-SHOT AT WASHBURN

Central Missouri Mules Basketball (11-15, 6-14) dropped its third straight, and seventh of its last eight, in falling 68-49 at Washburn in Topeka, Kan.

Keith Kiner III had 14 points and six rebounds while guard Jalen Knott added 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

Central Missouri returns to the court Thursday to host Rogers State at 7:30 p.m. in the Jerry M. Hughes Athletics Center in Warrensburg.

WRESTLING HEADED TO SUPER REGION TOURNAMENT 

No. 21 Mules Wrestling is headed to the NCAA-II Super Region IV Tournament Saturday, in Indianapolis, Ind.

 

JENNIES BOWING TO HOST MID-AMERICA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

No. 24 Jennies bowling will host the Mid-America Individual Championships Thursday, March 7.

 

GOODWIN HIGH-POINT INDIVIDUAL, TWO OTHERS CLAIM MIAA INDOOR TITLES

The Mules and Jennies track & field had seven top-three finishes, including three MIAA champions, and broke three school records on the final day of the 2024 MIAA Indoor Championships Sunday, Feb. 25, inside the Washburn Indoor Athletic Facility.

The highlight for UCM:  Kayla Goodwin won the women’s high point award for the second straight year. Goodwin, a redshirt junior from Hamilton, New Zealand, captured her first MIAA Indoor Pentathlon title after compiling 3,890 points–an NCAA-II provisional mark and the fourth-best tally in Division II this season. Goodwin won the high jump (1.67m/5 feet, 5.75 inches) and 800m run (2 minutes, 19.38 seconds), finished second in the 60m hurdles (8.90) and long jump (5.55m/18-02.50), and placed fourth in the shot put (10.99m/36-00.75).

She was also third in the triple jump (12.60m, 41-04.25) and as part of the women’s 4x400m relay with Anayla Waters, Lenetta Lee and Brooklynn Holtman (3:48.90), and finished sixth in the long jump.

Also for the Jennies, Rachael Molloy finished runner-up in the women’s weight throw with a NCAA-II provisional mark of 18.78m (61-07.50). Holtman was second in the 200m dash with a school record and provisional time of 23.98.

For the Mules, Parker Wormek won the men’s 60m hurdles indoor in a UCM record time of 7.79 and Antonio Lay captured the men’s 60m dash championship in a NCAA-II provisional time of 6.67. Reagan Ulrich and Charlie Garino went 1-3 in the men’s pole vault. Ulrich won the title as he cleared a UCM indoor record 5.47m (17-11.25) while Garino was third after clearing a mark of 5.07m (16-07.50).

Logan Grover sat in third after day one of the heptathlon and held onto that spot with a personal-best 4,584 points. Grover finished third in the 60m dash (7.16) and 1,000m run (2:49.08), fourth in the shot put (12.61m/41-04.50), seventh in both the high jump (1.83m/6-0) and long jump (6.61m/21-08.25), 10th in the pole vault (3.37m/11-00.75) and 13th in the 60m hurdles (10.14).

In the final team standings, the Mules placed fourth with 59 points while the Jennies were sixth with 50 points.

UCM track & field returns to action March 8-9 at the NCAA-II Indoor Championships in Pittsburg, Kan.

 

BASEBALL BLASTS WAY TO WIN AT MARYVILLE

No. 3 Mules Baseball (12-3, 2-1) blasted five home runs on its way to a 16-9 win over Maryville University Tuesday in St. Louis.

Down 5-1 after the first inning, Central Missouri began chipping away and eventually take the lead for good with a six-run top of the sixth inning.

Chase Heath went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, a double, and hit his third and fourth homers of the season in the game, Jack Schark went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and a double, Cole Moore was 2-for-5 with a pair of runs driven in and his first home run of 2023.

Carter Young added three hits, including two doubles, and Brennen van Breusegen three hits, including a double.

UCM reliever Jack Kriesman (1-0) picked up the win on the mound after allowing two earned runs on two hits with one strikeout and one walk in two innings.

The Mules travel to Tahlequah, Okla., for a three-game MIAA series at Northeastern State Friday through Sunday.

 

JENNIES SOFTBALL WINS 3-OF-4

Jennies softball (6-4) took three-of-four over the weekend at the Washburn Invitational in Topeka, Kan.

UCM defeated Minot State 4-3 in eight innings and Wayne State 7-5 on Saturday.  The Jennies came back Sunday and defeated 4-2 before falling to Minnesota State 5-0 in the final game of the invitational.

The Jennies batted .321 (27-of-84) with three home runs and eight doubles in their three wins.

They return to action Tuesday at William Jewell in Liberty, Mo.  First pitch for the doubleheader is at 2 p.m.

 

NO. 6 JENNIES GOLF WINS IN ARKANSAS

No. 6 Central Missouri Jennies Golf won the Natural State Golf Classic title by 14 strokes Tuesday at Cypress Creek Golf Club. The Jennies shot 582 (+6) and 292 (+4) in their two rounds.
Redshirt senior Hayley Jones led the way for UCM as she claimed the individual title after shooting a combined 1-under par (143), winning by two strokes.
Sophomore Mia Rallo tied for fourth with a two-round, 3-over par (147). Freshman Maya McVey also finished in the top 10, shooting a 5-over par (149) to tie for seventh.
The Jennies are headed to Destin, Fla. for the Emerald Coast Collegiate Classic Sunday, March 10.