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October 2008 News Archive

UCM Alumnus and "American Idol" David Cook to Appear on SNL

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/30/2008 - UCM alumnus David Cook, who captured the title of "American Idol" last spring, will be the featured musical guest on NBC's award-winning "Saturday Night Live" Saturday, Nov. 1.
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Mary Ann Hart Returns to UCM for Friends of Music Concert

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/30/2008 - One of UCM's most celebrated alumni, mezzo soprano Mary Ann Hart, will visit her alma mater as a guest of the Friends of Music Society to perform and share her talent and accomplishments with students in the Department of Music.
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Gardner Joins 2009 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/27/2008 - Author, entrepreneur and philanthropist Christopher Gardner, whose autobiography inspired the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness," will be keynote speaker for the 2009 Freedom Scholarship Dinner planned for Jan. 20, 2009.
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New Fencing Will Offer Enhanced East Entrance to Campus

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/27/2008 - Consistent with a desire to create a new entrance to campus from the east while improving aesthetic appeal, UCM is planning a change in fencing near the Highway 13 corridor.
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PAS, Department of Theatre Host Annual Children's Show

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/27/2008 - Group and individual tickets remain available for Oct. 29-Nov.1 performances of the original children's show, "To the Rescue," produced by the UCM Department of Theatre in conjunction with the Performing Arts Series.
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Children's Favorite Curious George and Friend Plan Visit

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/23/2008 - Area children may meet their favorite PBS characters as KMOS-TV, UCM's public broadcasting station, hosts a Saturday appearance by Curious George and his friend, The Man in the Big Yellow Hat.
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Artist Returns to Alma Mater for Homecoming Exhibit

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/22/2008 - Artist Dennis Yates, a UCM graduate and alumnus of the Mules football team, hosts an exhibit of his works, offering original and limited edition works for sale to benefit the UCM Foundation.
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KC Educator Mary A. Long Named to UCM Board of Governors

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/21/2008 - Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has named the veteran Kansas City educator with a distinguished background in secondary and higher education to a post on the UCM governing board.
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Wright Joins National Technology Education Advisory Groups

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/20/2008 - Mike Wright, dean of UCM's College of Education, is named to the National Advisory Board for Project Lead The Way and the College Industry Partnership Division of the Corporate Member Council of the American Society for Engineering Education.
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"Mules on a Mission" Create Homecoming Excitement

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/20/2008 - Friends and alumni join UCM students and staff in a variety of Homecoming activities as the campus and the Warrensburg community join forces for a full weekend of events.
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Quimby, Sigot Recognized as Distinguished Alumni

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/20/2008 - Warrensburg businessman Michael Quimby and Asenath J. Sigot, a university professor and administrator from Kenya, will be recognized by the UCM Alumni Association during the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Dinner Oct. 24.
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Festival of Champions Comes to Walton Stadium Oct. 18

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/17/2008 - The sounds of marching music and the beat of the drums will fill the air Saturday as the 2008 Festival of Champions marching band competition comes to Vernon Kennedy Field at Walton Stadium.
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Enjoy a Humorous Look at the American Political Scene

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/14/2008 - Tickets are still available for UCM's Performing Arts Series Oct. 18 presentation of "One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State," a satirical look at the 2008 elections by the improv group Chicago City Limits.
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Annual Saudi Arabia Day Offers Opportunity for International Fellowship

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/9/2008 - The community is invited to join UCM faculty, staff and students in the annual celebration of Middle East culture, with Paul and Colleen Nance as special guests.
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Campus Extends Warm Welcome to Families of UCM Students

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/2/2008 - Students play host to their families this weekend as they share the collegiate experience during the variety of activities that make up Family Weekend 2008.
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