Author: Leah Kemple

News Editor

News editor says goodbye

The news editor at the Muleskinner is in charge of writing and editing news stories, talking to and guiding contributors, being the right hand of the managing editor and various other duties that are picked up as needed. I took my position as the news editor very seriously. I gave as much as I could… Read more »

Saying goodbye to my serving job and sexual harassment

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Sexual misconduct. It happens everywhere. Homes, schools, workplaces. If you go out to eat regularly in Warrensburg, there’s a chance that I’ve brought you food. In the past four years, I’ve worked at five restaurants in town. I was either sexually harassed or sexually assaulted at four of them. I was 17… Read more »

It’s On Us organizes Denim Day

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – It’s On Us UCM has organized Denim Day, a day where the campus community pays $3 to wear jeans April 25, to recognize National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The organization has placed envelopes around campus for participants to donate money and sign up to receive a complimentary Denim Day pin. The money raised… Read more »

UCM celebrates Earth Week

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – All around campus there are flyers talking about Earth Week. From April 16 – April 21, the University of Central Missouri is celebrating Earth Week. There will be special events around campus and movies playing at the Union Cinema to celebrate sustainability. Events include a panel about living a healthier and more… Read more »

Not an easy read, but an important one

California professor shares her sexual abuse experience (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A California professor is sharing her experiences involving the #MeToo movement through her first memoir. J.K. Stein, a victim of sexual abuse, wrote “The Director: A Memoir” using raw journal entries that she kept while experiencing abuse from an unnamed, but popular movie director who said… Read more »

Seniors start reaching for the stars with the semester winding down

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Some are calm, some are excited and some are panicking. It sounds like a typical April at a university for seniors. Commencement is creeping up on the University of Central Missouri, so some seniors have been using their knowledge and connections to land jobs and internships. Kameran Huffman, a criminal justice major, plans… Read more »

Ambrose takes over Snapchat and answers the important questions

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – UCM’s Snapchat, ucentralmo, was full of answers to crucial questions lingering in students’ minds Monday. President Chuck Ambrose took over the UCM Snapchat account to answer questions students had sent in through their own accounts. The questions varied in topics ranging from vacation destinations to tuition increases and reached over 1000 views between… Read more »

Ambrose speaks on reorganization of colleges

As state lawmakers are trying to restore the $68 million in cuts to higher education proposed by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, university administrators are working on a reorganization plan. President Chuck Ambrose said the state Legislature wants to put $38 million back into the core of appropriations for higher education. He said House Budget Committee… Read more »