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James C. Kirkpatrick Library Features Exhibit on UCM Mascot

By Mike Greife, October 16, 2015

WARRENSBURG, MO – The history of the University of Central Missouri mascot, the mule, is the topic of an exhibit currently featured in the showcase just outside the Harmon Computer Commons on the first floor of UCM’s James C. Kirkpatrick Library.

“Mancow,” “Little Mo,” “Mo the Mule” and “Abbedale” are all names of current and former mules that have been or are currently UCM’s mascot. UCM alumna Wendy Hawkins, library assistant at the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, has created an exhibit that shows the University of Missouri mules throughout the university’s history.

“The Mule is an impressive creature with a rich history at UCM and in Missouri,” Hawkins said. “Like UCM itself, they are independent and strong, but are invaluable as a team.”

The current mule, Mancow, lives at UCM’s Prussing Research Farm and can be seen at UCM football games and special events.

The exhibit will be on display until January 1, 2016.


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