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Central News – April 14-21, 2024

NEWS BRIEFS

Got a news item you’d like to share? Email us at ucmthebeat@gmail.com or Dr. Joe Moore at jhmoore@ucmo.edu.

 

 

ART SENIORS TO DISPLAY WORKS

Senior shows for students majoring in studio art and art education opened last week and are still on display until April Friday. The shows will be on display in the Art Center Galleries.

The galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

BEATS AND TREATS THIS WEDNESDAY

UCM Radio-The Beat and Pepsi Co. will present Beats and Treats on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Elliott Student Union. Students can request their favorite tunes at the table, get free merchandise from UCM Radio-The Beat, sample various Pepsi products, and learn more about getting involved with the student-led campus radio station.

 

 

GSS HOSTING “IT TAKES ALL OF US”

UCM’s Gender and Sexuality Studies has committed a call for stories and art for its April 16 “It Takes All of Us:  Survivor & Ally Speak Out”.

Members of the UCM community who have been affected by sexual violence may submit a story and may speak at the event or have someone read their story anonymously.

The Speak Out will be from 4-6 p.m. in Union 236.  To submit a story, community members should scan the QR code.

 

 

RAD TO HOST TWO SESSIONS

The UCM R.A.D. Self Defense program, sponsored by the department of public safety, will be hosting a keychain defense program is slated for Wednesday and an aerosol defense is planned for Thursday.  Both courses are from 6-10 p.m., and participants must attend all three nights to complete the training.

For more information, including locations, and to register, contact Angela Garrett at radselfdefense@ucmo.edu.

 

 

THEATER & DANCE, MUSIC BRINGING DUKE ELLINGTON TO UCM

UCM’s Theater and Dance program is teaming up with both UCM Choirs and the UCM Jazz Ensemble to present Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert, April 18-20 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 21 at 2 p.m.

All showings will take place in the Highlander Theater. Tickets are free with a UCM ID. For tickets, go to ucmboxoffice.universitytickets.com.

 

 

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK APRIL 22-25

MO Volunteers is hosting several events during National Volunteer Week from April 22-25.  Events during the week include the Horticulture Club Plant Sale on April 22 from 4-6 p.m. on Broad Street, the Sustainability Mall on April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Atrium, Squeeze out the Stress on April 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Student Union, and the campus cleanup on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in various places around campus.

To sign up for the campus clean up, scan the QR code.  To learn more about any of the events, email bean@ucmo.edu.

 

 

FOUNDERS DAY APRIL 24

The UCM Founders Day Birthday Bash is April 24 from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at UCM’s Warrensburg campus and on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lee’s Summit campus. Various activities will be present at both events including appearances from Dr. Best and Mo the Mule, various food items including cake and other snacks, music from UCM Radio-The Beat and UCM Bands, and more.

Free UCM flags will be handed out while supplies last. For more information about the event contact Ellen Blaize at eblaize@ucmo.edu.

Also as part of the week-long celebration, MO’s Activity Council is hosting its annual Petting Zoo on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual Mule Fest is April 26 from 3-7 pm. Both events will be at Selmo Park.

 

 

NEW MUSIC ON DISPLAY SUNDAY, APRIL 28

The UCM Division of Music is hosting New Music Sunday, which encompasses three separate concerts on Sunday, April 28 at noon, 3 p.m., and 7 p.m., all in Hart Recital Hall. All three concerts will display and showcase various new pieces created by UCM students this past semester.  The noon concert will showcase music technology students’ music, the 3 p.m. concert will showcase various individuals and groups who create their music with laptops and electronics, and the 7 p.m. concert will showcase new pieces created under the direction of Dr. Travis Garrison. All three shows are free to attend.

 

 

TEXTBOOK RETURN COMING UP

Students who wish to return their rental textbooks or exchange their paid textbooks for cash can begin doing so starting April 29 through May 3 at the UCM Bookstore.  The bookstore is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

 

 

FINAL EXAMS APRIL 29-MAY 3

The end of the semester is nearly here. The last day of the Spring 2024 semester is Friday April 26. Finals week is April 29 to May 3. Click here find out when classes will meet for finals.

 

 

 

UCM ATHLETICS CALENDAR AND UPDATE

MULES SWEEP MWSU

No. 2 Mules Baseball (34-4, 22-2) defeated Missouri Western 12-4 to take the season series and to extend its winning streak to 12 games Tuesday at Griffon Baseball Field in St. Joseph.

Brennen van Breusegen had two hits, including his team-best 14th home run of the season and drove in two runs. Carter Young also had two hits with a double and three RBI.

Jake Wilson (4-0) got the win, allowing no earned runs and just two hits in six innings.

The Mules travel to Emporia, Kan., for a three-game MIAA series at Emporia State Friday through Sunday.  Game times are 6 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m Sunday.

 

 

JENNIES SPLIT WITH NEBRASKA-KEARNEY, DROP TWO AT FORT HAYS

Jennies softball (21-22, 10-12) had a tough weekend, picking up one convincing win but dropping three heartbreakers.  The Jens split with Nebraska-Kearney on Friday, falling 1-0 in eight innings before drubbing the Lopers 10-1 in five innings.  Saturday, UCM traveled to Fort Hays, Kan. where they lost 3-2 and 2-1.

The Jennies are hosting a mid-week doubleheader against Maryville University at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  They host Missouri Western on Military Appreciation Night at 3 p.m. Friday and Northwest Missouri State for Senior Day at noon on Saturday.

 

 

MULES WIN FIREKEEPER OPEN

Central Missouri Mules Golf  won the Firekeeper Open Tuesday, April 9 at Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta, Kan.  It was UCM’s first win of the sweason. The Mules posted a 54-hole team score of 845 (-19), winning the tournament by four strokes over Missouri Southern.

The Mules were led by redshirt junior Alex Gentry, who earned the individual title with a 54-hole total of 203 (-13), which tied the UCM school record low 54-hole total.  For his effort, Gentry was named MIAA Men’s Golfer of the Week.

Sophomore Jack Hope tied for fourth at 4-under par (212).

The Mules are in the MIAA Men’s Golf Championship Monday through Wednesday at Shoal Creek Golf Club in Kansas City.

 

 

JENNIES TAKE THIRD IN ARKANSAS

No. 10 Central Missouri Jennies Golf took home third place after the final round of the Arkansas Tech Spring Preview Tuesday, April 9. The Jennies posted a 54-hole team score of 909 (+45).

The Jennies were led by redshirt senior Hayley Jones, who finished third at 5-over par (221).

The Jennies compete in the MIAA Women’s Golf Championships Monday through Wednesday, April 22-24 at Silo Ridge Golf Club in Bolivar, Mo.

 

 

TRACK & FIELD ATHLETES POST WINS

University of Central Missouri Mules and Jennies

saw three school records fall at the annual UCM Outdoor Mule Relays Friday at Walton Stadium/Kennedy Field.

The Mules and Jennies 4x100m relays both set school records while Brooklynn Holtman established a new standard in the women’s 400m dash.

The Jennies 4x100m relay of Anayla Waters, HoltmanKylee Terry and Lenetta Lee posted a provisional and school record time of 46.05 to finish first.

After setting a school record last week, the Mules 4x100m relay team of Ariel KerrBrockton McLaughlinRawley Chard and Antonio Lay improved the mark with a winning time of 39.96. That time is the top time in NCAA-II this season.

The Mules and Jennies also won the 4x400m relays.  The Jennies team of Lee, Kayla Goodwin, Waters and Holtman won in 3 minutes, 51.32 seconds, while the Mules team of Trey Miller, McLaughlin, Chard and Michael James ran a 3:16.18 to finish first.

Holtman and Waters finished first and third in the women’s 400m dash. Holtman set the Jennies’ record time of 54.15, an NCAA-II provisional time. Waters was third in 57.03.

UCM also had several other top finishes on the track.  Kerr won the men’s 100m dash in 10.72, Lay won the men’s 200m dash with a provisional time of 20.92, and Brayden Blackman finished first in the men’s 400m hurdles in 53.89.

Rawley Chard ran a personal-best 48.42 to finish second in the men’s 400m dash, Brian Mitei was runner-up in the men’s 800m run in 1:53.19, and Katie Bean ran 4:43.91 to place second in the women’s 1,500m run. Bean also finished third in the 800m run in 2:19.06 while Luke Engel was third in the men’s 10,000m in 31:42.32.

In field events, Evans Yamoah won the men’s high jump with a provisional mark of 2.17m (7-01.50).  Aiden Smith won the men’s javelin with a provisional mark of 60.20m (197-6). That mark is seventh best in school history. Michael Waldron was runner-up with a provisional 58.89m (193-3).

The Mules also went 2-3 in the men’s pole vault. Pierson Carlisle was runner-up with a mark of 4.72m (15-5.75) and Miller was third at 4.42m (14-6.00 – first attempt)

The Jennies went 1-2-3 in the women’s triple jump.  Goodwin won with a provisional mark of 12.33m (40-05.50), Maggie Klover was second with a provisional 12.08m (39-07.75), and Simone Green third with a mark of 11.77m (38-07.50).  Ally Fox was runner-up in the javelin with a mark of 42.59m (139-9).

UCM track & field returns to action Saturday at the Pittsburg State Tune Up meet in Pittsburg, Kan.