Category: UCM News

Journalism taught me more than just writing

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” These words from Winnie the Pooh accurately represent my thoughts on transitioning out of college, specifically with the Muleskinner and moving on to “a big kid” job. I’ve been so lucky to get to work with the staff of the Muleskinner and… Read more »

You get what you give… and much more

I hate saying goodbye. It isn’t easy to come to terms with the fact that an impactful part of my life will change drastically in less than two weeks. That’s what will happen when I graduate and my time working at the Muleskinner ends. It’s sad. I’d go as far as to say it is… Read more »

Goodbye to my job and a great adviser

The Muleskinner has been a part of my life for a long time. I have worked here for two years: as Multimedia Editor then as the News Editor. Before that, I was a contributor. My love for storytelling came due to the Muleskinner, so I joined the journalism emphasis of digital media production as a… Read more »

Social Media Coordinator signing off

Saying goodbye to the Muleskinner is bittersweet. I started off at the Muleskinner as a confused volunteer looking to get involved but not knowing where to start. I then became a contributor and wrote stories and covered events until I was able to find my voice and began writing about topics I am passionate about…. Read more »

Muleskinner adviser found family at UCM

Twelve years ago, I was standing in the middle of Douglas Street in downtown Lee’s Summit getting my picture taken. I’d just returned to that fabled suburb of prosperity and sweet outdoor shopping malls after a stint with the daily newspaper in Sedalia. Prior to that, I worked at the Lee’s Summit Journal for several… Read more »

Union project moves forward

Since October, construction machinery and materials have filled the space in front of the Elliott Student Union, while areas inside the Union have been blocked off due to construction. The $7 million project, which involves revamping the south entrance to the Union and adding an auditorium, has been moving forward despite problems along the way…. Read more »

Seniors showcase their art

Throughout the year, various visiting artists and exhibitions are usually shown in the UCM Gallery of Art and Design, but this time of the school year brings something else – Senior Exhibitions. This semi-annual gallery showing is designed to celebrate the accumulated work of the graduating seniors of that semester. Separated into two separate exhibition… Read more »

PRISM celebrates graduation of LGBTQ+ students

Rainbow-themed food and decorations complemented the safe, supportive atmosphere created for the graduation of LGBTQ+ students. The Lavender Graduation was created as a safe place for LGBTQ+ students, some who have not yet come out to friends and family. The event on April 18 was hosted by UCM PRISM; women, gender and sexuality studies; and… Read more »

Honors projects provide new opportunities

Noah Turner completed a research paper that helped lead to a full ride in a doctoral program at Michigan State. Katherine Kim created a program on campus to help international students with basic necessities. These were honors projects that Turner and Kim said helped shape their future. Both are graduating in May with the other… Read more »

Marketing professor receives Byler Award

Every year, one faculty member is honored as the most distinguished member on campus with the Byler Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, research and service. Charlie Schwepker, professor of marketing, received the Byler Award on April 18.                  The Byler Award was created by William Byler,… Read more »