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Sporting KC CEO visits UCM

Story by Nicole Cooke, for The Muleskinner The UCM American Marketing Association hosted Robb Heineman, CEO of Sporting Club, the parent company of soccer team Sporting Kansas City, on campus Thursday, Sept. 27. Heineman was part of AMA’s Executive Day, giving students the chance to listen to his presentation on the history of Sporting Kansas City… Read more »

UCM alumnus runs for Congress

Story by Mitchell Brown, for The Muleskinner Thomas Holbrook II is a candidate for the fourth Congressional district in Missouri, who has chosen to place an emphasis on what distinguishes his campaign and beliefs from those of the candidates he is running against. Holbrook is running on a third party ticket, the Libertarian Party ticket. The… Read more »

New major combines video, audio, film and news

Story by Andy Lyons, News Editor In November 2010, it was announced that the journalism major at UCM was among ten majors that were to be eliminated. Less than two years later, the digital media productions (DMP) major that launched this fall in its place seeks to give students a well-rounded education and valuable workforce experience…. Read more »

Recent spike in violence doesn’t reflect national trends

Story by Ellen Becker, Managing Editor Recently, it seems there has been an increase in violent crimes. Not just on campus, but in Warrensburg as a whole. First there was the murder of Blaine Whitworth on Sept. 1, which rocked the entire city. Next, shots were fired into the air in the 400 block of Jefferson… Read more »

Paying attention to globalism

Story by Mitchell Brown, for The Muleskinner recently had a shocking moment on campus. During my feature writing course, the instructor took the class to an archival room on the second floor of the JCK library. The room contained a massive collection of preserved back issues of Central’s student publications. I started looking through laminated newsprint… Read more »

Mules face off with No. 1 Gorillas

Story by Jason Strickland, Sports Editor The Mules football team plays the top-ranked and defending national championship team on the road Saturday, but it is business as usual for senior safety Patrick Lewis. “We know it’s a huge game,” Lewis said. “We are playing the number one team in the nation. It’s at their place. They’ve… Read more »

Coming home

Story by Jason Strickland, Sports Editor There is a sigh of relief coming from the No. 7 Jennies volleyball team this week following a three-match road trip last weekend. “It was exhausting and tough…but I don’t think we could have handled it any better,” junior hitter Taylor Goodness said. “It’s a huge relief,” head coach Flip… Read more »

Union celebrates 50 years

Story by Ellen Becker, Managing Editor This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ed Elliott Union. The idea for a student union came about in 1944, when President G.W. Diemer, of the then Central Missouri State Teachers College, told the Board of Regents he had plans for a postwar building. In a letter from March… Read more »

UCM student killed in accident

Brandon M. Morrow, 27, of Warrensburg, died Sunday, Sept. 23. He was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of US 50 when he traveled over a slight hill crest in the road and struck another vehicle head-on. The second vehicle was carrying Zaya L. Brooks, 21, Sevillya G. Hudson, 19, and Toni R. Nelson, 18,… Read more »

Athletes compete in 7th annual karaoke contest

Story by Andy Lyons, News Editor Elvis,  The Spice Girls, The Temptations and boy bands gathered Monday evening at UCM’s Multipurpose Building for the 7th Annual Student Athlete Advisory Committee Karaoke Competition. Host John Culp, program development and retention coordinator for UCM athletics, said he saw it as an opportunity for unity amongst the student atheletes…. Read more »