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Board approves Gould Evans contract

Story by ELLEN BECKER (Managing Editor) The Board of Governors approved the issuance of a contract to Gould Evans for   bridging designer and owner’s representative professional services for the relocation of  the General Services Building, stadium upgrades and mixed- use projects at its meeting Aug. 23. In  June, the Board approved the “design build” project… Read more »

Dummy Line railroad returns to Warrensburg

Story by ANDY LYONS (News Editor) Two brothers are attempting to revive the Dummy Line railroad as a chance to bring environmental friendly transportation with a taste of nostalgia to Warrensburg. The current plan is to have the tracks laid in almost exactly the same route as the Dummy Line of the late 1800s. Warrensburg… Read more »

Performing Arts Series brings eight acts to campus

Story by MITCHELL BROWN (for The Muleskinner) The 2012-2013 Performing Arts Series season is set to start next month. Eight events  are scheduled to take place. The first event, “Charo In Concert!,” will be on Sept. 28, and will be a part of UCM’s   Family Weekend. Jeff Imboden, director of the Performing Arts Series, said “Charo… Read more »

90.9 The Bridge keeps focus on its listeners

Story by KEVIN LYON (for The Muleskinner) Unlike  some  stations, 90.9 The Bridge, UCM’s alternative radio station, focuses on providing new types of music for its listeners instead of simply rotating Top 40 songs. Started in 1963, 90.9 The Bridge became a Triple A station (Adult Album Alternative) on Aug. 19, 2001. Jon Hart is the program… Read more »

UCM alumnus becomes Hollywood director

Story by JASON STRICKLAND (Sports Editor) UCM graduate Jerry J. White III is a director in Hollywood, but that might not have happened if it wasn’t for what one person told him at a film festival when he was at Central. He told someone at a film festival in Kansas City, Mo. that he didn’t like… Read more »

Hoping to continue conference dominance

Story by JASON STRICKLAND (Sports Editor) The Jennies soccer team has not lost a conference game since they lost to Truman in October of 2009, but it may be tougher this season with four new conference members.“It will be more of a challenge, but I expect us to still do extremely well,” junior Becky Lackey… Read more »

Replacing some of the best

Story by JASON STRICKLAND (Sports Editor) The Jennies volleyball team is coming off a 30-5 record and an Elite Eight appearance last season, but they are coming into the 2012 season without two all-time great players in Jens volleyball history in Allie Huffman and Paula Harris. The Jens also lose All-MIAA performers Taylor Krejci and… Read more »

School “gunning” for 3-year-old to change his name

Story by ELLEN BECKER (Managing Editor) I was browsing through Facebook the other night when I ran across a post one of my friends had shared. The titled read “Deaf boy’s name violates school’s weapons policy.” I was intrigued, so I clicked on the link. Apparently, a preschool in Nebraska is asking a 3-year-old deaf boy to… Read more »

Todd Akin and the post-fact society

Story by MITCHELL BROWN (For The Muleskinner) Politicians often say ridiculous things. The recent comments of Rep.Todd Akin(R-MO.) are the latest example. By now I’m sure most people are familiar with what he said– “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try  to shut that whole thing down.” After uncorking his… Read more »

Rights or respect?

Story by ANDY LYONS (News Editor)  Congress passed a law Aug.  6 that extends the picketing zone around a military funeral service from 300 to 500 feet and increases the buffer around access routes to a funeral service area from 150 to 300 feet. The law also increases the quiet time before and after military funeral services,… Read more »