Author: Chris Holmberg


Talking Mules bring home dozens of awards from season opener in Bolivar

The Talking Mules Speech and Debate Team opened its season over the weekend at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, competing against 17 other colleges and universities from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Included in the 24 team and individual awards the Talking Mules earned were were first place in Overall Sweepstakes and being… Read more »

Introducing Phillip Bridgmon

Video by Katlin Younts It would be easy for a newly appointed administrator at the University of Central Missouri to feel like they need to change things, or fix things, or at least amend certain things. Phillip Bridgmon, who began working as the provost and vice president for academic affairs on July 15, said he… Read more »

Census reveals UCM enrollment down

The Fall 2018 enrollment census report revealed what many expected: Enrollment at UCM is down markedly from where it was in Fall 2015 and Fall 2016. The report came out in October and was presented to the Board of Governors Oct. 26. The total enrollment is 11,487, the lowest it has been since 2010. The… Read more »

UCM grounds crew nationally recognized

For the third consecutive year, the grounds of the UCM campus have been nationally recognized for their beauty and their upkeep. The Professional Grounds Management Society awarded UCM the Green Star Honor Award on Oct. 19 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Honor Award is the second highest award given out by PGMS based on points assigned… Read more »

UCM alumni check in for homecoming 2018

In honor of homecoming and the theme “Once a Mule, Always a Mule,” the Muleskinner staff reached out to alumni to see where they are now and what they are up to. Samantha Duane – B.A. in English, creative writing minor, 2011 Samantha Duane is an English teacher at Warrensburg High School in Warrensburg, Missouri,… Read more »

Captive audience faces religious instigator

While members of Greek Life were at their tables campaigning on behalf of homecoming royalty candidates Monday, they were given a glimpse into their eternal futures. There was a common destination for many people: hell. A man who introduced himself only as Brother Matthew from the Consuming Fire Campus Ministries in Missouri walked throughout the… Read more »