September 2014
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Mule Nation Embraces Culture of Service through Ice Bucket Challenge

Mules from throughout the nation and world got into the #ALSIceBucketChallenge following a video of President Ambrose who took the challenge from UCM Athletics. The video, shared on social media, was viewed by students, staff and faculty on campus and then by alumni throughout the nation and world. Watch President Ambrose’s video on the official alumni Facebook page: click here.

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Mules for Life: Walton Stadium Improvements

Walton Stadium

Thanks to gifts from many former Mules and friends through the UCM Foundation, the Mules for Life campaign to improve Walton Stadium is nearing completion. The project includes a new lobby and concession area and new locker, weight, training, game day and medicine rooms for Mules Football. There also is new visitors seating on the east side that includes restrooms and a concession stand. The photos above show the new locker and game day rooms. Share your comments on our Facebook page here.


Future of Selmo Park Decided

Considering the need to be fiscally responsible and to make decisions that are in the best interest of students, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors has voted not to move forward with a projected $2 million in repairs with Selmo Park. The board’s decision took place following a property assessment that was conducted in cooperation with Burns & McDonnell Engineering, Kansas City. Read more here


UCM Alumnus Helps Coordinate Car Donation to Automotive Technology

CarGeneral Motors, one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, recently donated a vehicle to the University of Central Missouri for its Automotive Technology Management program. UCM alumnus, Phil Griggs, helped coordinate the car donation and handed over the keys of the 2014 Malibu to UCM representatives at GM’s Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan. Read more here.


Alumni News

Alumni Trio Find Success in LA,
Participate in 48-Hour Film Project

We are angelsNicole Forte ’13, Austin Lyon ’12, and Justin Billing ’12 left UCM with big dreams and found a way to express their aspirations when they moved to Los Angeles. Forte thrives there as a PR practitioner publicizing haute couture brands. Lyon earned spots in "Agents of Shield" and "Divergent," and will appear in "Mortdecai" with Johnny Depp and "Miles Ahead" with Ewan McGregor. Billings, film producer pundit, operates IZZO Entertainment, a production company he started while studying at UCM. The trio participated in the 48-Hour Film Project, the oldest and largest timed film competition in the world, by taking part in “It’s Your Town.” The result is a short film, “We are Angels,” that highlights a new generation of achievers driven by high ambitions and chasing their dreams in a new city. Watch the video here.

Athletic News

Mary Wells Selected Top US Female Bowler

WellsCentral Missouri Jennies bowler Mary Wells earned two medals and finished as the top U.S. female at the 2014 World Youth Bowling Championships. Wells averaged 203.18 over 32 games, finished with three top-five finishes, earning a silver medal in the all-events division and a bronze medal in the team event. Learn more here.



Jennies Soccer Picked to Finish First


The four-time defending MIAA regular season champion Jennies soccer team was the unanimous pick to finish on top in the MIAA Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Jennies received 11 of 12 first-place votes cast by MIAA coaches, garnering 121 points. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. Learn more here

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