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THRIVE student joins The Muleskinner

Story by BEN EDWARDS, for The Muleskinner My name is Ben Edwards and I am a student in the THRIVE program at UCM.  THRIVE is a two-year program for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities so they can experience campus life. Before I came to UCM, I went to Johnson County Community College for three years and started… Read more »

Cross country season begins with home meet

Story by ROB CURRY, Assistant News Editor The Mules and Jennies cross country teams have their first meet of the season, and only home meet Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Keth Memorial Golf Course in Pertle Springs. Senior Laban Sialo said the first meet is a chance to show how much training has been… Read more »

Trying to break the streak

Story by JASON STRICKLAND, Sports Editor Walton Stadium is expected to be packed once again for the Mules (0-1) home opener against No. 3 Northwest Missouri State (1-0) Saturday, but the Mules have not beaten the Bearcats at home since a 37-36 win in 2001. Northwest has won nine straight against Central — five of… Read more »

Faculty, students share tips for freshmen

Story by ROB CURRY, Assistant News Editor Freshmen are settling into their first college semester. That is just a few weeks of waking up at the first alarm, of running late or conquering mornings somewhere comfortably in the middle. Freshmen are collapsing into piles of fresh books and supplies in the plush furniture of the… Read more »

Advice for grieving students

Story by KRISTIN GALLAGHER, Business Manager Dear students, faculty, staff and community members, Death is no easy subject to tackle. There is no right or wrong way to cope, or any directions on how to move on. It is time, as they say, that heals all wounds. But in this time, our minds wander. This… Read more »

Cherishing life, moving forward

Story by ANDY LYONS, News Editor Most of the time when we receive a text alert from UCM, it’s because there’s a brutal storm blowing in. Saturday night’s alert at about 10:15 p.m. that police were investigating a shooting, was a complete surprise. During the 2011-2012 school year, I know there were at least three… Read more »

Shooter admits to murder for hire

Story by ANDY LYONS, News Editor One of the two men charged in the homicide of a local bar owner has confessed to the shooting, according to court records. Reginald L. Singletary, 27, of Warrensburg, told police after he was arrested in Sedalia, Mo. Tuesday evening that he shot William “Blaine” Whitworth with a handgun… Read more »

Public Safety’s four divisions maintain UCM

Story by KEVIN LYON, for The Muleskinner The tuition bill students see at the beginning of every semester goes for everything from repaving roads on campus, to drugs dogs in dorms, to the UCM police force that patrols the campus day and night. A big part of what UCM is as a campus is contained… Read more »

Mixed-use building in the works for campus

Story by MITCHELL BROWN, for The Muleskinner As UCM enrollment continues to surge, plans for new student housing are in development. The motion for what has been named the “mixed use” project was recently approved by Central’s Board of Governors. The building differs from the dorms and current university apartments in that the first floor… Read more »