September 2015
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Grand Opening of The Crossing

The Crossing - South at Holden

What President Chuck Ambrose described as a "new front door to the university," The Crossing South at Holden opened in September. The facility took 795 professionals in the trades to bring it to life plus 8,500 cubic yards of concrete, 250 tons of steel, 380,000 bricks, 72 miles of wiring, 4,400 electrical outlets, 5,000 light fixtures and a $15 million payroll. Watch this timelapse video.

What Do Two Million Ecuadorians, the Pope, and a UCM Student Have in Common?

Tully DouceTully Douce has always had a desire to help people in developing countries. The senior, double majoring in crisis and disaster management and Spanish, followed his passion and returned to Ecuador, where he grew up, to work with the Red Cross. While there, he helped to develop a risk management program with the Red Cross disaster prevention team. "I had to take everything I learned in class and apply it a country with limited resources." Read more.

Campus News

Aircraft Honors Famed Tuskegee Redtails

New UCM Redtail AirplaneThe UCM Department of Aviation and the Heart of America Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen celebrated the arrival this fall of a Cessna Skyhawk 172 at Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport. The training plane establishes a new identity for UCM aviation students and the university's competitive aviation team known as the Redtails, also the nickname of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American U.S. Army Air Corps squadron that served during World War II. Read more.

Alumni News

St. Louis Firefighter and Outstanding Alumnus to Speak at 9/11 Patriot Day

Gregg Favre, a captain with the St. Louis Fire Department who received the 2014 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, will be the guest speaker at the 2015 Patriot Day 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at UCM.Read more.

Athletic News

Preseason Poll Ranks Mules Football #20

It promises to be an exciting season for Mules Football. They are ranked 20th in the D2Football.com Preason Poll and are picked to finish third in the MIAA. We think with our alumni fan support, the Mules will win the conference and go onto postseason competition. Read more.


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Sporting KC

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Mule Nation KC Sporting KC tailgate and game!



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Mule Nation KC Watch Party
Sept. 10
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Lifelong Learning Series:
The Birds of Pertle Springs
Sept. 15
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Aviation Reunion
Sept. 18-19
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Mule Nation DFW After Hours
Sept. 22
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Homecoming, Oct. 24
All-Greek Reunion
Mules vs. Northeastern State
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Sigma Sigma Sigma 100 Year Anniversary Celebration
Nov. 13-15
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