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Mule Haul Provides the Muscle for Move-In Day

Contact: Mike Greife

UCM President Charles Ambrose, right, was among the hundreds of campus volunteers who assisted with Mule Haul Aug. 15.

WARRENSBURG, MO - (Aug. 18, 2010) - Mule Haul 2010 brought together hundreds of campus volunteers to assist incoming freshmen and their families with the move into residence halls Sunday, Aug. 15.

UCM President Charles Ambrose, along with State Sen. David Pearce and State Rep. Denny Hoskins, both of Warrensburg, joined the more than 600 faculty, staff and student volunteers from 32 campus organizations to welcome UCM's newest students to their campus homes.

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State Rep. Denny Hoskins, right, and State Sen. David Pearce, center, joined volunteers from The Honors College to assist students moving into Houts-Hosey residence hall.

A UCM tradition, Mule Haul brings together the UCM Office of Campus Activities, University Housing and the Department of Public Safety in a cooperative effort to assure a fun, safe and efficient transition to university life. Volunteers worked in two shifts from 7 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mule Haul signaled the beginning of Week of Welcome, a week of activities planned by The Spotlight and the Office of Campus Activities for students returning to campus for the fall semester.