Category: UCM News

UCM hosts 43rd annual jazz festival

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Jazz bands from 46 middle and high schools across the state will perform at the 43rd UCM Jazz Festival Saturday. Local schools like Warrensburg and Holden as well as schools from as far away as Marshfield – a town over two hours away – will perform in the festival. Over 500 musicians… Read more »

Volunteer event reaches out to local senior citizens

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Volunteer UCM students sent over 60 Valentine’s Day cards to senior citizens through a recent Stop & Serve event. Kristie Brinkley, assistant director of Student Activities, said over 43 people participated and about 60 cards were made during the event on Thursday, Feb. 1. “We encourage students to take advantage of these… Read more »

African Zumba class coming to Rec Center

The African Student Association is organizing its first African Zumba class, also known as Afro Zumba. The class is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, Room M167A. Afro Zumba is a fitness workout with an African twist led by Rebecca Akano, sophomore and ASA social media coordinator, and Chelsea… Read more »

Student runs new workout class at Rec Center

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A UCM student recently started her own fitness class at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. India Shaw, a senior community health major, said her #FitLife class offers a mixture of dance, Zumba and abs workouts. Shaw said she started this class because she is majoring in health. She said she also… Read more »

Etiquette Dinner set for Tuesday at UCM

Career Services is offering a unique opportunity to prepare students for certain job interviews by teaching a few table manners. The Etiquette Dinner Program is designed to help students understand the fine dining experience from what to eat to how to eat politely. The dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Elliott Student… Read more »

Revamped Black History month celebration anticipated

Africana Studies Leadership Council is hosting its second annual Black History Month program, which has a new name but the same purpose to showcase black culture. ForTheCulture Celebration, formerly known as Celebrating Consciousness, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Wilson C. Morris Science Building, Room 299. Raven Alade, president of ASLC, along… Read more »

Employers reach out to students at BIG Career Expo

by Madison Preston & Hope Gardner / Reporters The University of Central Missouri hosted the BIG Spring Career Expo Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Multipurpose Building. According to Joni Porter, the event coordinator of the expo, there were approximately 161 employers that came out to speak to students about future career options. “It supports our… Read more »

Flu cases spike, attendance policy changes

The 2017-2018 flu season has been bad enough that UCM changed its attendance policy for the remainder of the 2017-2018 academic year. According to a memo sent to UCM faculty members from the Office of the Provost, the amendment was made to allow students the ability to recover from illness without penalty and to reduce… Read more »

Multiple marijuana reports raise questions

Is marijuana use on campus trending up? If you’ve read the Campus Crime section of a recent digital issue of the Muleskinner, you’ve probably noticed the number of entries related to marijuana – in the Feb. 1 issue, 13 of the 25 reports published were marijuana related. Amy Kiger, director of the office of violence… Read more »

Veterans Upward Bound program reaches out to vet community

A new program at the University of Central Missouri is training veterans in a way they’ve never been trained before — how to transition back to civilian life. Veterans Upward Bound started reaching out to veterans in 10 Missouri counties at the beginning of the semester to encourage them to take advantage of academic coaching,… Read more »