April 2014
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Mules Basketball Wins National Championship

Cheers, tears, hugs, high-fives, whoops and more victory excitement continue on the UCM campus following the Mules Basketball team 84-77 win Saturday, March 29 against West Liberty, earning them the NCAA Division II national title. Here are some of our favorite links about the team's win, the welcome home, Mule Nation watch parties and assorted videos: NCAA game highlights, athletics news release, KC Star feature and video, Fox 4-KC video. Here's a video we put together of our alumni gathering from coast to coast.

UCM & Warrensburg Celebrate


“How about those Mules?” After a brief pause, Mules Basketball Head Coach Kim Anderson delivered those four words Monday, March 31 to roaring applause and cheers from an estimated crowd of about 3,000 people who gathered in the UCM Multipurpose Building. Read More Pictures Watch the welcome home video.


UCM Foundation Announces Champions Fund


In honor of our NCAA-Division II Champion Mules, the UCM Foundation has launched the Champions Fund, celebrating their victory and recognizing the perseverance and determination of all UCM students to succeed. The Champions Fund is unrestricted, meaning it will be used to support our students' aspirations to become champions. You have an opportunity...right now, to be part of this effort! Each and every day our students are striving for excellence, to prove to the world that they can succeed. Engage with our students like you did with the Mules, give to our Champions Fund!


UCM News

UCM Team IMPACT Connects Students with Kids Facing Life-Threatening Illnesses


Team IMPACT is a nonprofit organization that is chartered to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Team IMPACT children are drafted on to local college athletic teams and, to the greatest extent possible, become an official member of the team.

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Demolition Signals Progress Toward New Crossing — South At Holden Residential, Retail Facility


UCM President Charles Ambrose climbed aboard a track hoe with a representative of AT Industries, Kansas City, to guide him at the controls and ceremonially launched the demolition of the university’s General Services Building March 27 by breaking off a small piece of the east brick wall. His efforts were part of a public ceremony to highlight progress at UCM.

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Alumni News

Today Magazine Survey


We would like your opinion and a few minutes of your time to help make our "Today" alumni magazine a better publication to serve your needs. Our web-based survey is easy to use and takes about 15 minutes to complete. You will be asked questions about the "Today" magazine, including some that allow for open-ended responses.

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Auto And Home Insurance Benefit Now Available From Liberty Mutual


The UCM Alumni Association is partnering with Liberty Mutual to offer their auto and home insurance benefit program. As a UCM alumnus, you could receive exclusive savings. Plus, with Liberty Mutual, you get service and support when and where you need it and the latest tips and tools to help keep you and your family safe. To learn more or get a free, no-obligation quote, call 1-800-981-2372 or visit www.LibertyMutual.com/ucmo.

Alumni Events


Mule Nation St. Louis Kicks Off


We’re coming to St. Louis with a new program and invite you to join us for a great evening of discovery! For our Mule Nation STL Alumni Club launch, we have selected a great venue, Schlafly Bottleworks. Join UCM President Chuck Ambrose, other university administrators and St. Louis alumni for this exciting event. RSVP by April 18. Facebook Event Page



Mule Nation DFW Meets Again


Mule Nation DFW is going strong and gathering to celebrate Cinco de Mule Saturday, May 3, in Colleyville, Texas, thanks to hosts UCM alumni Mark '81 & Kim '81 Harrison. Please plan to attend, meet other alumni in Texas and get the inside scoop on exciting news about campus and the UCM Alumni Association. RSVP Here Facebook Event


Mule Nation KC/STL Gather For Baseball Fun


It's a joint Mule Nation KC and STL event and a classic summer baseball battle between the KC Royals and St. Louis Cardinals, this time in Kauffman Stadium. Save the date, June 5, for a 5 p.m. dinner at the Hall of Fame Pavilion followed by the game starting at 7:05 p.m. A variety of ticket packages are available. RSVP by May 19
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Athletic News

Kim Anderson Named Coach Of The Year Twice


Central Missouri head basketball coach Kim Anderson was named the 2014 Schelde Sports/Division II Bulletin National Coach of the Year. Read More He also was named the  2014 UPS National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II Coach of the Year. Read more. Here's an outstanding feature about one of UCM's classiest guys.


Jennies Basketball Senior Keuna Flax Named WBCA First Team All-America

Jennies senior forward Keuna Flax earned first-team honors on the WBCA Division II Coaches All-America Team. She earned the 2013-14 MIAA Player of the Year Award and led the conference in scoring with 20.1 points per game.
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In This Issue

Mules Basketball D-II Champs

Team Impact


Parade & Pep Rally


New Mixed-use Facility


Today Magazine Survey


Liberty Mutual


Mule Nation St. Louis


DFW Mule Nation


Coach of the Year


Jennies Basketball

Get Involved:

April 14:

Surviving the Great Depression Lifelong Learning Class, sponsored by UCM Emeriti Association


April 29:

Mule Nation STL


May 3:

Mule Nation DFW


May 3 and May 10:

Aging Gracefully, End of Life Series, sponsored by UCM Emeriti Association

June 5:
Mule Nation KC and STL at Kauffman Stadium


June 17:

Marshall Alumni Chuckwagon


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