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Vol. 113, Issue 5 • October 11, 2018

UCM percussion professor Alex Smith earns prestigious Fulbright-Hays award Erica Oliver

Assistant Photo Editor Professors in the UCM Music Department continue to bring home awards and honors. Assistant percussion studio professor Alex Smith won a Fulbright-Hays award that will allow him to travel to Ghana for eight months to conduct original research, according to UCM Daily. “This award was an application process. I am still working out the details right now but (I will) probably be (leaving) in December so I can be back in time for the fall semester,” Smith said. Smith will be focusing on the gyil, a Ghanaian marimba, during his time in Ghana for his research. “It’s tuned to a pentatonic scale, and it’s used in cultural ceremonies such as funerals and weddings. Usually two people play at the same time,” Smith said. This will be Smith’s fourth time going to Ghana. “Being able to stay in a place for an extended period of time is always a

Photo by Erica Oliver / Assistant Photo Editor The gyil, a Ghanaian marimba

life-changing experience because you really kind of start to absorb the things that are going on around you,” Smith said. “I will get a better understanding of the food, culture, people, music, and the language, which I’ve been studying for three years now.” Smith hopes to bring some of what he is able to learn in Ghana here to the University of Central Missouri to help teach the percussion students he works with on a daily basis. Smith said he would like to see other study abroad opportunities for students as well.

“Dr. Smith is one of the best teachers I’ve had in my time at UCM,” said Daniel Gardner, a senior percussion performance major. “He is able to identify what areas you struggle in and cater his teaching to help better your understanding. He has impacted me by showing me an entirely new way to understand and perform music.” Smith said a residency was started last year that highlights continental African musical traditions. “I think that spending that much time in Ghana will definitely make Ghana a part of who I am,” Smith said.

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Local Law enforcement officers participate in Coffee With A Cop PAGE 6

Greek community gathers to honor anti-hazing week PAGE 12

Photo by Erica Oliver / Assistant Photo Editor Alex Smith works with the UCM Drumline before marching band rehearsal on Tuesday.

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Recreation Center staff look to expand class hours Katie Younts

For the Muleskinner The UCM Student Recreation and Wellness Center is a place where students can workout in the gym and participate in many other activities. However, Beth Rutt, director of Student Activities, said the Recreation Center could be utilized a little more. “I think we could have more people taking classes,” Rutt said. “I think if we would offer classes later in the evening, people would be more inclined to participate.” She said scheduling fitness courses around a student’s class schedule is challenging. She and the staff met Sept. 24 and decided to begin having classes at 8 p.m. or later. Rutt said she and the staff will visit with the instructors who run classes to see when they’re available. She said they will also check room reservation schedules before they decide when times will change. Rutt said schedules will not change until the beginning of the spring semester. “I think coming is important for the mental and physical development of students,” Rutt said. “It’s a non-threatening environment, and there are so many activities offered besides just going to the gym.” Colter Eggemuier, a senior biology major, said he balances attending class and visiting the gym six times a week. “I typically go right as soon as I get out of class,” Eggemuier said. “I spend about an hour there, and after that I do everything else I need to get done.” His advice is to find a time that works. For him, going to the gym after class works. He said other times students could fit the gym into their schedule could be in the morning or later at night. Kara Smelser, a nontraditional nursing major, visits the gym four times a week, but it didn’t always used to be that way. “I used to go once a week,” Smelser said. “I had to work in all my class schedules along with study time, but I would make additional time for the gym after that.”

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Cal Kolzow, sophomore, stretches before using the track in the Student Wellness and Recreation Center. She said making time that works for you is a good strategy. Shaina Davis, a senior psychology major, tries to attend the gym five days a week, and if she has any additional time, she squeezes in another day. “I try to come right after class,” Davis said. “I try to make coming to the gym a priority.” She said the little things can make a difference. Even if you have an extra 30 minutes to spare, it can help. Davis said being comfortable with your exercise routine can be an important factor. “Do what makes you happy,” Davis said.

“If you like cardio, do cardio. If you like weightlifting, then do that too.” Rutt said time management is an important factor in coming to the gym. “One of the things that concerns me about the Rec Center is that there are some students who do not feel comfortable about coming in,” she said. “Perhaps it has something to do with the body shaming they do to themselves, and I have even heard students say, ‘It is the house of Ken and Barbie.’” She said these Ken and Barbie students work at what they do. They didn’t come out of a manufacturing machine. They work at

it like everyone else. “Genetically, some people are built different than others,” Rutt said. “I myself don’t like going to the gym. I would rather be engaging in an activity like tennis or volleyball.” She said another reason students should utilize the Recreation Center is because the students voted for the renovation of the existing facility. Students have to pay for the service out of their student fees and they should take advantage of it. For more information about what the Student Recreation and Wellness Center offers, click here or call 660-543-8643.


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Local law enforcement officers participate in Coffee with a Cop Erin Wides Features Editor

The first Wednesday in October was national Coffee with a Cop Day. To celebrate the day, members of the Warrensburg Police Department, UCM Public Safety, Missouri Highway Patrol, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Whiteman Air Force Base were at Wendy’s talking to community members. “It’s the third annual and was actually started by a police officer out in California,” Warrensburg Police Chief Rich Lockhart said. “It was designed to create an opportunity for people to meet and talk to police officers when there isn’t any agenda or any motive, just kind of meet people over a cup of coffee.” Lockhart said it was a good way to break the ice with the community and get people talking about what they want to talk about. “It’s been fantastic. I met some guys and we talked about old cars,” Lockhart said. “I met with my City Council members and we talked about community concerns. I met some other guys and we just talked about the weather and I thanked them for letting me invade their coffee spot.” There were even some former UCM faculty who stopped in. “Some previous and retired professors were here so we talked with them a little bit as well and their times teaching at the university,” said Chief Scott Rhoad, director of Public Safety. Lockhart said this was the first year security forces from Whiteman were invited to come. “They’re the police on base. We thought we’d create an opportunity for them to come, so it’s like a mix of everybody talking and learning about each other,” Lockhart said. A good conversation starter was a pink badge some of the officers were wearing. “It also lets people know that we have people who are affected by cancer in our lives as well,” Lockhart said. “It’s becoming part of the community and letting people know that we’re all in this together.”

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Law enforcement officials from UCM Public Safety, the Warrensburg Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Whiteman Air Force Base sit Wednesay with a community member talking about different topics. The officers want positive contact with community members and this was an opportunity that allowed that. “One of the things I’ve tried to do since I’ve been here, one of my real driving forces, is creating opportunities for a positive contact with the police when we’re not on a call for service, so that’s what this does,” Lockhart said. “Most of the time, your

contact with the police is going to be because you’ve been a crime victim, you had your car broken into, you’re under arrest, you had too much to drink down on Pine Street, or you’re getting a traffic ticket because you were speeding. None of those are pleasant experiences, so something like this helps people see that, one, police are just like you are; two, that we have the

same interests and three, we really are just here to help and keep our community safe.” Rhoad said the event was proactive outreach. “This just makes that opportunity a lot easier because it’s not a negative contact already, trying to turn it positive, it can just be positive right from the get go,” Rhoad said.


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UCM not actually seventh most dangerous in the US Chris Holmberg Managing Editor

In a September article by Insurify, an insurance comparison company and website, the University of Central Missouri was ranked the seventh most dangerous college campus in the United States based on violent crime rates per 10,000 students. It’s an eye-opening classification. It’s also inaccurate. It’s based on data provided by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report which the FBI itself warns not to take at face value and encourages research, understanding and verification. UCR compiles the statistics from law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting their individual crime reports, making a ranking or a comparison between different locations impossible. Director of Public Safety Scott Rhoad said no one from Insurify contacted anyone at Public Safety to verify the accuracy

of the UCR statistics. This is a problem because the Insurify ranking is based on inaccurate data. According to the UCR data available, in 2016, UCM had 17.4 violent crimes per 10,000 students enrolled. That number was skewed by the 11 aggravated assaults the UCR indicated were reported at UCM. In actuality, Rhoad said there were only two. Rhoad said after an agency submits its crime reports, they lose control of that information. “There was a clerical error, either in the input, a typo if you will, or, I think really what happened is they added two numbers together and they shouldn’t have, to where simple assaults were added to aggravated assaults,” he said. “You don’t do that. You can’t do that. So that 11 that’s in the UCR really is a two.”

Spotlight offering pickup: Free hugs, handshakes and high-fives Anaiyeh Smith

Social Media Coordinator “Feeling down? Need some love? Come share a hug, handshake or high-five with us in the Union Mall! THEY’RE FREE!” said The Spotlight Facebook page. The Spotlight is hosting the Free Hugs, Handshakes and High-Fives event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Elliott Student Union mall. Haydee Reyes-Alvarado, the graduate assistant for diversity education in charge of this year’s event, said The Spotlight hosted the event three different times. “However, they weren’t seeing the results they had hoped for, so they didn’t

host the event for a couple of semesters,” Alvarado said. “That is when it came back and it was revamped and executed with different aspects and formats to the program. They provided giant buttons for the volunteers who are helping with the event to catch people’s attention and this year we’ll also be passing out motivational little notes to add to its purpose, which is to be kind and offer a hug, handshake (or) high-five to anyone that might be in need of it,” Alvarado said. The Spotlight is made up of UCM students dedicated to providing students a variety of entertaining and educational events. For more information, visit www.ucmo. edu/spotlight or call 660-543-4293.

Removing the nine reported aggravated assaults that were never actually reported drops UCM’s violent crime rate per 10,000 students enrolled from 17.4 to 11.1. This Insurify article also used numbers from 2016 instead of numbers from 2017, which were available at the time of the article’s publication. Even if the data reported was correct, it doesn’t do much good to consider dated information. “This is now 2018,” Rhoad said. “A lot of things change in two years.” Had the numbers from 2017 been used, UCM’s violent crime rate per 10,000 students enrolled would have been five. Rhoad said the numbers indicate the year a crime was reported and do not necessarily indicate the year a crime was committed. He also said context is important. In 2016, there were 12 rapes reported to Public Safety, which was a statistical spike (in 2017 there were four). Suzy Latare, manager of outreach, access and community health in the Campus Community Health office, said in the fall 2015 semester and the spring 2016 semester the university increased support for people who choose to report assaults. She said the Victim Advocacy Hotline received more promotion and staffing after

the Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support office was created in fall 2015 and began overseeing the hotline. Two new positions were created: The Title IX/CARE team case manager was added to the MAPS office and the Title IX Investigator was added to the Office of Student Experience and Engagement. While the MAPS office no longer exists after the campus reorganization, the services provided by the MAPS office have been divided between the Office of Student Engagement and Experience and Campus Community Health. Latare said there wasn’t a specific push to encourage people to report assaults in 2016, but there were more avenues of support provided and endorsed. No matter what the numbers are, Rhoad said Public Safety has and will continue to accurately report, even in years such as 2016 that show statistical spikes. He said the spike is demonstrative of Public Safety’s commitment to transparency. “Can I defend the number?” Rhoad said. “I think I can defend the number pretty easily from the standpoint of, ‘We’re not going to cover anything up.’ If that’s the number we’ve reported, that’s the number we’re going to say is reported.”

Farmers’ Market

Photo by Sowook Jeung / For the Muleskinner Terry House, 58, picks up the homemade gluten-free cookies that Shayna Adams, 44, sells at the Farmers’ Market along Holden Street on Sept. 12. House is a regular visitor to the Farmers’ Market of 20 years.


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Remembering Fletcher Reeves, Akhtar Abdullah Erin Wides Features Editor

Two University of Central Missouri students are being remembered after both died in a recent car crash. Fletcher Reeves was driving eastbound on Northwest Division Road on Sept. 28 when the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, hit a tree and caught fire, according to a Missouri State highway patrol report. Akhtar Abdullah was the passenger. Reeves was a a junior open-option student from Pleasant Hill, Missouri. He was part of the UCM chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and the rugby team. Abdullah was a freshman finance major and Pakistani student from Kuwait, ac-

cording to a campuswide email. As soon as the news broke, friends and family members of Reeves and Abdullah went to social media to celebrate the lives of the two students by posting memories and condolences. Alyssa Quintos, junior hospitality management major, said she met Reeves during homecoming two years ago. “My sorority Alpha Gamma Delta and his fraternity, Theta Chi, were partners for homecoming,” Quintos said. “He was my cheer partner. One of my favorite memories was taking him to my semiformal and seeing him have the time of his life. He was always smiling and always welcomed

Photo submitted by Abigail Lee Abigail Lee posted this photo of Fletcher Reeves on Facebook. “Thank you for making me laugh every single day the summer of 2016. I am so blessed to have known Fletcher & so thankful I got to spend a whole summer serving others and worshiping the Lord with him at Camp Galilee.”

new friends with open arms.” At one point during college, Quintos was struggling. “He (Reeves) was one of my first friends who helped me through a really hard time. I just wish I could’ve helped him through his,” Quintos said. “He always put his friends first and himself second. Hands down one of the most selfless, kind-hearted people I’ve ever known.” Katie Kim, senior international studies major, said she met Abdullah at an international student event last year. “He was always ready to make new friends,” Kim said. “He could make any new student feel at home here. He was goofy, spontaneous and brave.” Kim said he was always kind and made sure to say “hello” every time he saw her. On Facebook, many more who knew the two students send thoughts. Ibrahim Bin Khalid Alageel, former president of the Saudi Club, said Abdullah was one of the best people who came to study at UCM. He said their brotherly re-

lationship began after Abdullah came to a Saudi Club meeting. Taylor Meeks, an acquaintance of Reeves, used Facebook to express her feelings. “My first impression of Fletcher was when I was approached by him and his father in one of the toughest, most isolated times in my life, and I was greeted and talked to as if I had been a close family-friend whom they had known forever,” Meeks wrote. “Fletcher saw people for more than their reputations or their flaws. He touched the lives of many others, offering them kindness and his genuine interest in their wellbeing.” Services for Reeves were held Oct. 6 at Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. A celebration of life was on Oct. 7 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. A prayer service in honor of Abdullah was held on Oct. 5 at the Islamic Center of Warrensburg. There was also a celebration of Abdullah on Wednesday evening in the Union Bowling Center.

Photo submitted by Ibrahim Alageel Susan Denham hosted a super bowl party, last year, for the international students. Akhtar Abdullah is on the far right in the hoodie.

6 FEATURES Greek community gathers in honor of anti-hazing week Madeline Turner For the Muleskinner

The smell of fresh pizza and the low thrum of music could be heard from the basement of Panhellenic Hall as Greek members recently gathered for an intense game of trivia in honor of anti-hazing week. Fifty members from 11 chapters enjoyed the event Wednesday, Sept. 19, sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Life. “Nationally we have a week for anti-hazing, called National Hazing Prevention Week,” said Leksi Simic, a graduate assistant for Fraternity and Sorority Life

and the resident hall director and advisor for Panhellenic. “We were trying to figure out what to do and a way to reach out to students in Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Megan Hammel came up with the idea to do a trivia night to see what everyone knows and go from there.” Hammel, a senior and vice president of promotions for the Panhellenic Executive Board, researched the questions on Google and then ended the evening with a yes/no, question asking members if they “pledge to not haze.” The answer was a resounding

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yes. Both sorority and fraternity members ate pizza, placed their paint-coated handprints on an anti-hazing banner and pledged to stand up against hazing. The game ran for 30 minutes as members answered questions about hazing policies and statistics. The members split into 11 teams and vied for the chance to win $100 toward their philanthropy. Simic said the goal for her is to see student leaders taking charge and getting the most out of their leadership positions. “It’s that education piece that I hope they get and they pass that on to each of the classes that they have coming in and going down the line from there,” Simic said. Kylie Tennis, a senior and vice president of risk management for the Panhellenic Executive Board, said the topic was serious but engaging. “I just think we really did it to engage

Photo by Madeline Turner / For the Muleskinner Sorority and fraternity members gather to place their paint-coated handprint on an anti-hazing banner during Trivia Night Wednesday, Sept. 19.

the Greek community in something other than what they do as a chapter and brought everybody together and to have a fun night even though it’s such a serious topic,” Tennis said. At the close of the evening, the men of Sigma Tau Gamma were victorious. “I think we all know that it’s beneficial to not just raise awareness, but also think about what is already happening in Fraternity and Sorority Life and what has happened as well, especially that a ton of organizations were able to get together and you can provide for your philanthropy,” said Mason Keane, a senior actuarial science and statistics major and member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. “It’s raising awareness on one thing but also being able to give back to something you support.” While anti-hazing week has been recognized on campus for a few years, the idea of bringing everyone together for a trivia night was new. “Me personally, I’m very passionate about anti-hazing week just because it fits into the stereotypes of Fraternity and Sorority Life and all we’re known for is hazing, so to just be here and be present in this event and show support for anti-hazing and show that that’s not what we’re about, that’s what I really like,” said Gabrielle Geither, a senior and vice president of recruitment for the Panhellenic Executive Board. “We’re more than a stereotype,” she said. The board members said they would like to have a guest speaker come talk to the Greek community sometime this semester. “While having a guest speaker is the tradition, I’m hoping that we can have both (speaker and trivia night) events next year,” Hammel said. Angie Meyers, a senior and president of the Panhellenic Executive Board, said anti-hazing week and this event are important to her because it “shows that we’re more than the stereotypes of it, and for the whole community to come together for one week to show that we’re better than that is cool to see.” Meyers said it was important to see all the chapters come together instead of just one specific chapter raising awareness.


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Public Safety supports Big Pink Volleyball tournament Erin Wides Features Editor

Public Safety not only helps keep the campus safe, they also get involved in the community through beneficial actions. Scott Rhoad, director of Public Safety, said some of those actions in the past have included donations to Johnson County Cancer Foundation, hospice, Concerns of Police Survivors, Campus Cupboard and Alzheimer’s research. These are not all of the organizations, they are always looking for more opportunities. “Every so often the Department of Public Safety has a fundraiser auction and it’s made up primarily of items that are donated to the department,” Rhoad said. “Then the proceeds from that auction go to different philanthropic endeavors.” This year, the auction proceeds went to the Big Pink Volleyball tournament, which gives back to Johnson County Cancer Foundation. “I think between the auction items and a

couple donations, we’ll end up giving $500 to Big Pink,” Rhoad said. The department contributes in other ways throughout the year. “You’ll actually see several officers with their pink badges,” Rhoad said. “The officers purchased those themselves just to help support breast cancer this month.” Wearing the pink badges hasn’t gone unnoticed. “I do think it’s really cool to have their support and they’re wearing pink badges this month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Emma Gibbons, community involvement chair for Big Pink and senior psychology major. Rhoad said the support and giving back to the community seems to be what it’s all about. “It’s kind of one of those things that I personally enjoy, giving back to the community,” Rhoad said. “If we host two (auctions) in a year, we try and make sure one

stays local, like Johnson County Cancer Foundation. The other one we may do national, like the Alzheimer’s research. If we just do one it usually stays local.” Gibbons said local support has meant a lot to her. “The money staying local is so important to me because there are so many organizations where money would go all over the U.S. and to have the money we raise go to helping people specifically in this area could mean that your best friend’s mom or dad who is suffering from cancer can be helped with this event,” Gibbons said. Helping collect donations and host the auction was an easy choice for Public Safety Rhoad, said. “I think it’s kind of the nature of most individuals in law enforcement, that connection with the community, the wanting to make the lives of others better in whatever way we can,” Rhoad said. Overall, Gibbons said she wants everyone to look forward to this event in years to come. “I would love to see the campus and community come more and more together until we can just pink out the whole town someday,” Gibbons said. “I would love to see the community participate in the tournament, too. Every little thing makes such a huge difference in this fight.”

Photo by Erin Wides / Features Editor

Some Public Safety officers purchased pink badges to wear in October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The inner pin reads, “Supporting the cause to find a cure. Care to wear pink.”

Grant Curtis: UCM alumnus and Hollywood producer Ryan Sheehan For the Muleskinner

Grant Curtis is a Hollywood producer and filmmaker who was been a part of several major productions. Curtis is a former student, graduating with his Master in Communication degree in 1997. He grew up in Missouri and currently lives in Los Angeles. The first film that Curtis collaborated on was “A Simple Man,” directed by Sam Raimi. Curtis would work with him again on other projects such as “Drag Me To Hell,” “Oz the Great and Powerful,” and the “Spider-Man” trilogy. “It’s pretty hard work,” Curtis said.

“There’s not much that’s sexy to the job. The end product is sexy and incredible, and for me the end product of a movie is as cool as it gets, but it’s a lot of hard work.” He said you work on many things that never get made, which is challenging but rewarding. “It’s difficult. You’ve got to have blinders on to a certain degree because the odds of getting a movie, any movie, made is like winning the lottery,” he said. As a producer, he said he looks for material that attracts him. He looks into books, scripts, newspapers, magazines and podcasts for stories that he likes. “I’m constantly trying to consume various narratives and find one that excites me,” he said.

If he finds something that he likes, he tries to go from there and get it made into a production. He said he tries to tell stories that he would enjoy as an audience member and hopes the same for anyone in this business. “Hopefully, you are trying to tell, or telling, stories that you yourself would like to see,” Curtis said. “That’s the way I approach it.” Curtis said his favorite filmmaking experience was working on the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary “Delany,” which he directed. The documentary followed the story of Kansas City Chiefs player Joe Delany who died in 1983 trying to save three young boys from drowning. The documentary was a personal experi-

ence for Curtis. “It was a story I remembered as a little kid, as an 11-year-old Kansas City Chiefs fan remembering Joe Delany, and then eventually, obviously in the film-hood, having the opportunity to tell that story. It was an honor and I had blast doing it,” he said. In 2016, Curtis came to campus and spoke at the Highlander Theater. He also once taught a UCM class on the history of American Film. Curtis said he would advise anyone trying to enter the film industry to first find out what they want to do in this business. He said in order to succeed in the film industry, they have to move out to CURTIS, continued on Page 9


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Special class gives students real-world film experience Kaitlin Brothers News Editor

Two film professors are making a creepy online web-series based around a unique computer that affects people’s lives in different ways. Mark von Schlemmer and Michael Graves, associate professors of communication and digital media, created a special topics class incorporating other departments to create a real-world film experience producing a science-fiction anthology series called “The Computer Lab.” “Basically, this computer is in this basement lab that seems somewhat forgotten and (the) computer starts interfering in people’s lives,” von Schlemmer said. “All we’re willing to tell you is that it’s not like any other computer you’ve interacted with.” “The Computer Lab” is being produced by von Schlemmer and Graves with the digital media production, theater and music technology departments to produce different aspects of the show. Each student in the class had to apply for their positions and were selected for a specific role. “It’s a lot of work,” von Schlemmer said. “I think it’s going to end up being a lot of work for me and for the students than a normal class because it’s kind of real life.” Chris Moore, senior producer of “The Computer Lab” and a graduate student in communication, said this project is a good opportunity for the university. “One of the cool things about it is that it kind of shows that a university can be a film studio,” he said. “I think the exciting thing personally is what this could lead to eventually.” Von Schlemmer said the first shoot of the initial episode, “Escape Velocity,” had to be shot a week early due to an unexpected

Photo by Kaitlin Brothers / News Editor Mark von Schlemmer talking to the crew last Wednesday during a production meeting. turn of events for actress Nellie Maple. “We were kind of rushed because our actress, who we recruited because she’s an award-winning actress and alumna from UCM, was pregnant. We needed a pregnant character,” von Schlemmer said. “Then we found out that her due date was this week so we had to rush into that first scene but it went well.” They are shooting more of the first episode next week. “Students have really stepped up and I know (they) are working their butts off... everyone seems to be buying into the challenge of it and doing their best to make it come together,” von Schlemmer said. Moore said a former adjunct office on the first floor of the Martin Building is the main set, but they also shoot scenes in oth-

er locations around Warrensburg. “What’s great about that is students...not only get experience with the equipment, they get to test it out in live situations and environments that they’re not familiar with,” Moore said. “It’s creating experience while keeping you on your toes.” The crew had to design and build the set for the main computer lab. Instead of painting any real walls, Moore built flats that the crew painted to give them the older, abandoned look they wanted for the show. Moore said McKenzie Mick, set designer for “The Computer Lab” and a theater major, helped design the set. He said Mick mapped out the supplies needed and gave insight on textures for the walls. Then Moore got the wood, supplies and built the walls at his home, and brought them to the

crew to work on together. “We decided we were going to use flats that we could move around so we could have more freedom on the set,” Moore said. “Then the crew got together and tagteamed painting and the set started to come to life.” Donavan McGoldrick, producer of “The Computer Lab” and senior digital media production major, said the first episode is about addiction and a computer that interferes with the main character’s life. “It’s an interesting interplay between him (the character) and the other characters and his relationship with the computer and with his addictions and inner demons,” McGoldrick said. McGoldrick said he joined “The Computer Lab” to collaborate with other stu-


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dents and his professors. “I wanted an opportunity to work with my fellow students on a more long-term project on something that would end up being higher quality and higher caliber and (to be) able to work with some professors, maybe get some mentoring opportunities,” McGoldrick said. He said the students on this project are all talented and willing to work hard for the episodes. “We have a really great group for this project. We have a lot of great people with excellent problem-solving skills,” McGoldrick said. “We’ll throw out a problem that we have and in at least five minutes we’ll have it solved or at least a track to getting solved.” McGoldrick said the crew hopes they will get a good audience for the show when it releases. “There’s always challenges that you can never really prepare for but I think that if we get the word out and things go as planned, then we should have a pretty successful show on our hands,” he said. Von Schlemmer said they will most likely be releasing the episodes on a YouTube channel, possibly along with other platforms such as Central TV. Von Schlemmer said he hopes this type of project can be done on a regular basis. “We’re hoping we can continue this and use this as a way of helping recognize the department and get more resources and things we need to help with in the digital cinema aspect,” von Schlemmer said. They are shooting two episodes this semester: “Escape Velocity” and “Night Blindness,” both written by Graves, and they are releasing all the episodes next spring with a total of four in the series. He said they also have a behind-thescenes documentary crew producing short videos during the production process to post on social media. The behind-thescenes crew are digital media production majors Rachel Edington and Cody Clemmons. They are in the process of planning those videos and creating the social media accounts to build anticipation and awareness for the show. Von Schlemmer said they want the behind-the-scenes videos to be similar to a web series.

Photo submitted by Rachel Edington From left, Colin O’Brien, Zach Nowlin, Brad McClure and Mark von Schlemmer on the set of “The Computer

“That’s going to be a fun aspect,” he said. Von Schlemmer said the behind-thescenes crew will also be creating a fulllength documentary at the end of the semester. “The behind-the-scenes things are going to be short little bits kind of teasing (the show) and hopefully start to build our audience,” he said. Moore said the project is good for the students involved since it’s interdepartmental. He said they get a chance to meet other students in other majors and to creatively work with them to achieve one common goal of producing the episodes. “Its great training for being on an actual set or approaching a business like this because you got to deal with problems together,” Moore said. “You got to face all the challenges together and overcome

them together and then in the end you’ve got something to be proud of.” Graves and von Schlemmer are planning to create another special topics class next semester to produce episodes three and

four. For more information, email von Schlemmer at or Graves at

CURTIS, continued from Page 7 Los Angeles, New York City or Atlanta. He said it’s hard to get into movies if you are not where they are being made at the time. “Those are the main hotbeds of making movies,” he said. Curtis also said this is a business based on relationships, and sometimes just being in the right place and the right time can make the difference. Curtis has been in the film industry for 20 years. “It’s been a good ride and I hope it continues,” Curtis said. “I feel very lucky to

have had a career that has lasted this long in a very challenging time in this business and just a very challenging business to begin with.” Curtis said lasting in this industry depends on perseverance. “I don’t think I’m successful, I just think I’m a hard worker,” he said. “Just grinding, that’s all I do, grinding it out every day. I don’t think I’ve been successful yet. We’ll see; ask me in 20 years.”


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Protection: Free speech or student welfare? Alison Cummings For the Muleskinner

First, I heard shouting. Then I saw his finger pointing directly at a student. He lowered his hand to his Bible – no, he slammed his hand against his Bible. There was a staccato at the tip of every syllable he yelled. “You. Are. A. Sinner. Bow down on your knees and repent. GOD HATES THOSE WHO SHED INNOCENT BLOOD.” Jeff Mullen stood in front of the east entrance of the Elliott Student Union and shouted at anyone passing by. I called Public Safety. I knew they had to be aware he was on campus, but I wanted to make sure they

knew his nonverbals intimidated me and the students around me who chose to walk through the Union rather than across campus because they were too anxious to be called out by him. If nothing else, I wanted them to know he had an explicit sign that made me feel afraid. Public Safety said an officer was on site and whatever the officer thought needed to be stopped would be stopped. This may very well be a fundamental attribution error but when I look at an officer with a gun on their hip, I can’t help but think, “Of course they’re not intimidated.”

We don’t have to talk about this “preacher’s” unsound theology, his misrepresentation of an entire group of people or his misuse of scripture. We don’t have to talk about the way it made my hands shake or the hives that spread across my throat when I realized I had to walk past him to get to class. But we have to talk about the accusations, the shouting, hitting things and his pointing fingers. We have to talk about the sign he held and its violent depiction of the remains of an aborted fetus. Where do we draw the line between free speech and intimidation? How far does it

Where do we draw the line between free speech and intimidation? How far does it need to go?

need to go? Does Mullen need to call a woman a bitch to be silenced, or is calling her a murderer enough? And when does the sign become “explicit”? Is it not enough to show clumps of fetal tissue amid a pool of blood or does the child need to have a face? I know I am not the only student on campus affected by the pain of a miscarriage. His right to throw a punch extends only as far as his fist does before it touches my face. This time, I was touched. This man has the right to speak freely, but at what point does his right to speak outweigh the reasonable expectation of people who spend thousands of dollars per semester to walk to and from the classes for which they’ve paid? I’m not asking for silence. I’m just asking for security.

LGBTQ+ rights improving, more work to be done The community has came a long way but still faces obstacles. Rebecca Baumler For the Muleskinner

In honor of National Coming Out Day on Thursday, I think it’s a good time to step back and take a look at the current goings on in the LGBTQ+ community. In recent years (following the legalization of gay marriage), there has been an increase in the acceptance and tolenrance of the LGBTQ+ community from mainstream society and so there has been less of a necessity for some of what that community has historically provided. But there are still several areas that are lacking when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. There are three very important court cases that have been ruled on by the Supreme Court thus far in 2018 that are important in shaping queer rights: Masterpiece Cake-

shop v. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, and Doe v. Boyertown Area School District. Masterpiece Cakeshop v. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a court case where a gay couple sued a cake shop that refused to make their wedding cake. In June, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the baker, but he is yet to be done with the courts as he is suing the state for religious-based discrimination after refusing to bake a cake for a transgender woman, which the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled was discrimination. The Masterpiece Cakeshop case highlights the discrimination that the queer community still faces in America and how often the lack of LGBTQ+ rights is glossed over. If gay couples are able to get married, they should just as easily be able to get a cake to celebrate that milestone, too. The next court case is EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes. This case features a transgender woman who sued the funeral home she was working for after

she was fired for coming out as transgender and presenting as a woman. The Supreme Court ruled in her favor, stating she was discriminated against and transgender people are protected by sex discrimination laws. Religious beliefs are not grounds to discriminate against transgender people. This court case is a major milestone for LGBTQ+ workplace rights. The last court case is Doe v. Boyertown Area School District. In this court case, a Pennsylvania school district was sued by an anonymous cisgender student for defending trans students’ rights to use the bathroom of the gender with which they

identify. This court case is a step forward for transgender rights because the courts ruled against the anonymous student’s claim that sharing a public locker room with transgender students was a violation of privacy, suggesting that transgender students are of no harm to cisgender students. America still has room for growth when it comes to the queer community in terms of rights and overall acceptance. This Coming Out Day, we should all remember the importance of having a strong LGBTQ+ community and, as author JK Rowling said, “Nobody should ever have to live in a closet.”

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Supreme Court confirmation sparks sexual assault conversation Madison Preston For the Muleskinner

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court on Oct. 8 after President Trump nominated him July 8. Kavanaugh sparked an important national conversation during his confirmation hearing after three women accused him of sexually assaulting them in high school and college. The conversation reminds us all that sexual assault is not just something that happens in places like Washington but also happens here in Warrensburg and UCM. According to data from the 2018 UCM administration of the Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors, 5.7 percent of respondents reported experiencing a sexually abusive relationship in the past year and 6.7 percent of respondents reported experiencing nonconsensual sexual contact in the past year. Amy Kiger, director of Campus Community Health, said they are able to generalize results to the student population. “We send the survey to a random sample of our student population. Our typical return rate is 22 percent. In 2018, 580 students completed the survey,” Kiger said. “The demographics of the sample mirror the overall demographics of UCM.” UCM offers prevention programs and many resources for victims of sexual assault. Heather Jennings, Title IX specialist at UCM, said Title IX is the university’s resource for any sexual misconduct or sexual discrimination complaints that come through Title IX or the Office of Student Experience and Engagement. “Typically, if a case comes to us and says something has happened, our office will reach out to that person and try to gather a little bit more information and see what has happened and what steps we need to take to try and resolve that situation and to prevent it from happening again,” Jennings said. She said all cases are unique and require customized responses. “Each situation is going to be different, so it’s not like a case comes in and this is

what we’re going to do every single time,” Jennings said. “It just really depends on the situation, what happened and the people involved.” Green Dot is a program UCM has in place to prevent sexual violence. Wesley Hobson, violence prevention specialist, said Green Dot teaches two components to preventing sexual violence. “We teach students bystander intervention skills, so we teach them to be active bystanders so that they recognize warning signs of violence. They are able to know what ways they can react to that to keep the campus safer,” Hobson said. “The second component is a culture change, so there’s different ways students can show their support through Green Dot through social media, and we do a lot of giveaways as well. We also do partnerships with various events that are related to violence prevention and safety.” Hobson said Green Dot holds overviews, which are one-hour seminars and workshops. They are more intensive bystander intervention training sessions. “We teach skill-building of recognizing what the warning signs of stalking, dating violence and sexual assault and equip students with the know-how of how they can safely intervene to prevent that from happening through the ‘Three D’s,’ which are direct intervention, delegating to another resource or distraction to defuse the situation,” Hobson said. Jennings said sexual assault victims often deal with trauma, which can present itself as anxiety or depression. “Some students ask us for assistance with counseling services and so Heather Lawson, our Title IX case manager, helps connect students with those resources. Whether it’s counseling on campus, off campus or maybe in their hometown, our office can help those students with those services,” Jennings said. “We have counseling services and we can help connect them with legal services if they have a police case going on, as well. It’s really up to each student and what their individual needs are.”

Illustration by Britain Bray / Illustrator Jennings said all faculty and staff members at UCM are responsible employees and are required to report incidents of any type of sexual misconduct to the Title IX office. All organizations, including Green Dot, Health Center and the Counseling Center, are confidential resources and are not required to report sexual misconduct incidents to the Title IX office. To reach out to resources on campus, the 24-Hour Victim Advocate Hotline can be reached at 660-441-4855. The Counseling Center is located in the Humphreys Building and can be reached at 660-543-4060. The University Health Center can be reached at 660-543-4770. Public Safety can be reached at 660-5434123. To report any sexual assault, fill out the Title IX Incident Reporting Form.


Oct. 11–24

Jennies picked first in preseason polls Jason Brown Sports Editor

KANSAS CITY - The defense of the 2018 national championship unofficially began for Jennies basketball when head coach Dave Slifer took the stage at the MIAA basketball media day Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri. The Jennies return their top three scorers from their national championship run in which they up-ended defending champion Ashland 66-52 and put its 73-game winning streak to rest. Senior Paige Redmond and juniors Megan Skaggs and Morgan Flemming are the Jennies “Big 3” this season with each averaging double-digit points last season. On the other side, they will try to replace the production of departees Kelsey Williams and Kayonna Lee. Slifer said the team has a strong core, but Williams’ ability to manage the game and Lee’s inside presence would be hard to find elsewhere. “I’m not sure you do replace them,” he said. “We actually return our top three scorers, but the contributions that Kay made were incredible. She was a rebounder and an MIAA defensive player of the year.” Slifer said Redmond will likely return to playing point guard after moving to shooting guard midway through last season. “A lot of people told me that Paige was better when she wasn’t at point last season,” he said. “I don’t know if that’s true, but Kelsey was such a good player that it didn’t matter where she was playing. I think Paige will probably end up at point this season, but we have a few freshmen coming in that will give it a shot. Lee was the Jennies backbone on the glass last season and her 8.5 per game average was near twice as many as any other Jennie. Slifer said he hopes transfer junior Kim Crown can help out on the boards as well. “I don’t know what’s going to happen there,” Slifer said. “Megan and Mo better be ready to not have Kay bailing them out on the boards. Kim Crown is doing a great

job for us so far, but she knew our team beforehand. She can do some great things with her back to the basket.” Redmond said that it’ll take time to integrate newcomers into the rotation. “I think once practice starts we’ll be able to tell who can step up,” she said. “As far as getting back to where we were last year, it’ll take some time, but we’re already working for it.” Redmond is PHOTO BY RICK CARLTON/INERTIA MEDIA coming off a caSenior guard Paige Redmond led the National Chamreer year in which pion Jennies in scoring with 16.3 points per game and she averaged 16.3 3.8 assists per game. points per game and 3.2 assists per game. She also earned and Missouri State. Mississippi State is MIAA Player of the Year and MVP at the one of the top teams in Division I womElite Eight. en’s basketball and have made the national The Jennies were picked to finish first in championship the last two seasons. the conference in both the coaches and me“ I hope we can score at least 20 points,” dia polls Tuesday. Slifer joked. “The good news is they lost Central Missouri earned 169 points and four starters, but the bad news is the starter 13 first-place votes in the coaches poll they return is a 6’8 center that should be a while picking up 291 points and 20 first- top-3 pick in the WNBA. So we’re going place votes in the media poll. to need to find ways to score against them.” Slifer said the Jennies are ready to be the Redmond said the goals for this seateam to beat in the conference and even son remain the same and the experience be considered an underdog in the national of winning a national championship only spotlight. made them hungrier. “The NCAA put us at number two be“Obviously we have the same goals in hind Ashland, even though they lost all of repeating,” she said. “It’s going to take a their production in the post and their head lot, but we’re all still hungry. We all still coach,” he said. “That got our girls fired want it. We know what the end feels like, up. They enjoy being the underdogs so so we want to do it again.” we’ll take any slight we get because it’s The Jennies regular season kicks off in different being on top.” Kansas City against Southern Nazarene. The Jennies preseason consists of two Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at road exhibition games in Mississippi State Municipal Auditorium.

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The Mules’ struggles on the road this season continued Saturday in a 33-26 loss to Central Oklahoma. UCO left the Mules in the dust scoring three touchdowns and adding a safety to take a 23-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Bronchos used just seven plays combined over their three touchdown drives. The Mules were able to respond in the second quarter once the running game got going. Sophomore Devante Turner scored two touchdowns and freshman Dashawn Bates added his third career touchdown to cut the Bronchos lead to 23-20 at halftime. The Mules continued having success with the run in the second half after Turner broke off a 66-yard run for his third touchdown of the game, giving the Mules their first lead of the game at 26-23. Senior Alex Langer’s extra point attempt was blocked, marking the second failed PAT attempt of the game for the Mules. Central Missouri’s offense fell flat in the fourth quarter and the Bronchos capitalized, scoring 10 points to retake the lead, 33-26. On the final possession of the game, the Mules drove 76 yards in 12 plays, but were unable to score a game-tying touchdown after quarterback Jeremy Hunt was sacked on back-to-back plays as time expired. The Mules fall to 3-3 on the season with all three losses coming on the road. Next up for Central Missouri is a home matchup with Emporia State. The game will also serve as Military Appreciation Day with the Pink Up! Auction concluding at halftime. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Walton Stadium/Kennedy Field.

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Mules picked to finish fourth at media day Jason Brown Sports Editor

KANSAS CITY - Just seven players including three starters on this season’s roster touched the floor for Mules basketball last season. Five transfer students and a few new recruits have joined the mix this season to compete for spots in the Mules rotation. The Mules are coming off a 20-10 season that ended in disappointment following a five-game losing streak to end the regular season and an early exit in the conference tournament to Central Oklahoma. “We were right there in the fight at 194, not just in the conference but regionally as well,” head coach Doug Karleskint said. “We just have to talk about it more as a team and preach getting better every day. We took a shot in the mouth last season, but in this league, you have to have a quick memory and flush some losses because you’re not getting through here undefeated.” UCM lost three regular backcourt players including two of their top three scorers in D.J. Richardson and Spencer Reaves. Senior Jakob Lowrance is the lone senior on the team and was the team’s second-leading scorer at 14.3 points per game last season. Lowrance said he couldn’t be happier to play his final season for the Mules. “It’s just everything coming together,” Lowrance said. “I always imagined I’d be a four-year guy when I was making my choice in high school. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to come here and getting to play my fourth year here.” Lowrance said he is still working on becoming the leader Karleskint expects him to be. “Coach expects a lot of me as a leader, as a guy who’s been here four years and one of the first guys he’s had here for four years,” Lowrance said. “I expect a lot out of myself as well. I don’t always know what to say, but I’m learning and my teammates are hanging in there with me through it.”

Karleskint hopes the addition of graduate transfer Jafar Kinsey from the University of North Dakota can bolster the Mules backcourt. “We’re expecting big things out of him,” he said. “He’s a big strong guard that can score. He’s a guy that should get fouled and go to the line a lot just based on his build and how he plays downhill. We’re asking a lot of him defensively right now because of what he can do with his size.” Kinsey is one of five transfer players joining the Mules this season, a route Karleskint took to fill holes quicker. “In our case, losing three really good perimeter players put us in a position where we couldn’t really fill those holes with high school guys,” Karleskint said. “There’s a huge learning curve from high school to college and we needed that experience.” Lowrance said that despite the new additions, the team has really come together. “As a team this year, we’ve been meshing together super well,” Lowrance said. “This is one of the closest teams I’ve been a part of. It seems like we do almost everything together.” The Mules were selected to finish fourth in the MIAA in both the coaches and media polls Tuesday at the conference media day in Kansas City, Missouri. Ahead of the Mules in both polls is Northwest Missouri State, Missouri Southern and Washburn. Northwest came in first in the media poll, while Southern took first in the coaches poll. “We’re going to continue to be that defensive-minded team,” Lowrance said. We’re going to get stops and play hard. This team, more than any other team I’ve been a part of, has been giving it everything they have in the practice we do have. It’s great to see and I think you’re going to see one of the hardest playing teams in the country this season.” The Mules open their regular season at home against Harding in the Central Region Tipoff Classic. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Multipurpose Building.


Senior center Jakob Lowrance is the Mules lone senior and top returning scorer averaging 14.3 points per game. UPDATES, continued from Page 12 being shut out themselves 2-0 by Central Oklahoma. Five of the Jennies six goals against the Riverhawks came in the first 30 minutes. Two were scored as own goals against the Riverhawks while the others came from Haley Freeman, Makayla Toth and Skylar Drum. Courtney Killian scored her seventh goal of the season late in the second half. Against the Bronchos, the Jennies fell behind early after surrendering a goal in the sixth minute. Neither team would score again until UCO added a second goal in the 78th minute. The Jennies were outshot 19-

9, but both teams had four shots on goal. Freshman goalkeeper Lindsey Johnson made her first starts of the season. She made 12 saves in her debut against the Riverhawks and gave up two goals on four chances to the Bronchos. The Jennies return home to face Fort Hays State with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at South Recreational Complex.

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Ideas & Issues: One Thing 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Union Atrium National Coming Out Day 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Union Hall Table Free Dinner @ BSU 6 p.m. | 302 S. College Street Union Cinema Movie Ant Man and The Wasp 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. | Union Cinemal Nav Night sponsored by the Navigators Campus Ministry 8 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Chapel

Western Missouri Medical Center and UCM Campus Community Health host sixth annual Ladies’ Night Out

Union Cinema Movie Ant Man and The Wasp 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. | Union Cinema Jennies Soccer vs. Fort Hays State 7 p.m. | South Recreational Complex Concert Choir 7 p.m. | Hart Recital Hall

Western Missouri Medical Center and UCM Campus Community Health are hosting their sixth annual Ladies’ Night Out, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Elliott Student Union. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about women’s health and breast cancer. There will be education provided and scheduling mammograms prior to/during the event. Tickets will be $10, and include the following health demonstrations, pampering, raffle prizes, hor d’oeuvres, cash bar, photo booth, a presentation with speakers from WMMC, and key note speaker Wendy Buzzanga.

Mules Football vs. Central Oklahoma 1:30 p.m. | Walton Stadium/Kennedy Field Union Cinema Movie Ant Man and The Wasp 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. | Union Cinema Concert Choir 7 p.m. | Hart Recital Hall Jennies Soccer vs. Nebraska-Kearney 1 p.m. | South Recreational Complex Men’s and Women’s Chorus Concert 3 p.m. | Hart Recital Hall LEAD: Find Your Dream Job - Design 4 p.m. | Union 219 Diversity Education: Free Hugs, Handshakes and High-Fives 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | Union Mall BSU Worship 7 p.m. | W.C. Morris 200 Freshman Connection sponsored by the Navigators 8 p.m. | Union 237A Intramural Sports Trivia Registration Due 11:30 p.m. | DIG Worship: Christian Campus House 7:30 p.m. | 211 S. Maguire Street

CORRECTIONS Lacey Hite’s name was misspelled in a story on Page 2 of the Sept. 27 issue of the Muleskinner. Tyler Emerson was referred to with an incorrect pronoun on Page 2 of the Sept. 27 issue of the Muleskinner. Kaitlen Younts’ name was misspelled in a photo credit on Page 11 of the Sept. 27 issue of the Muleskinner. A stand-alone photo on Page 5 of the Sept. 27 issue of the Muleskinner was incorrectly attributed and had the wrong cutline. See Page 4 for the corrected version. A headline on Page 5 of the Sept. 27 issue of the Muleskinner implied the RAD class held by Public Safety was held by the Central Missouri Police Academy.

The goodie bag will contain a 30-ounce rose gold tumbler and a Younique beauty product. All proceeds will be donated to the WMMC Foundation, benefitting the cancer care project. Attendees are encouraged to register prior to the event by visiting For questions contact Jennie Snapp, Communications and Development Administrative Assistant, at jsnapp@wmmc. com.

Military appreciation pre-game tailgate Join the UCM community from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Military Appreciation pregame tailgate. The event will take place at the Crossing Events Plaza. The event is open to all active, guard, reserve and prior-service military members and their families. The tailgate will include lunch, bounce houses, entertainment, games, face-painting, Mules Football tickets and more. Guests will receive a general admission ticket to the UCM vs. Emporia State game following the tailgate. Bring your ID card for access to this private event. The tailgate is free, but guests must register prior to the event:

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Union Cinema Movie Mama Mia: Here We Go Again! 4:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. | Union Cinema Jennies Volleyball vs. Missouri Western 6 p.m. | Multipurpose Building Homecoming Door Decorating Deadline 5 p.m. | MAD: Fear Factor 8 p.m. | Union 237 Jennies Volleyball vs. Northwest Missouri TBA | Multipurpose Building Festival of Champions Marching Band Competition All day | Walton Stadium/Kennedy Field Mules & Jennies Cross Country Meet 10 a.m. | Mules National Golf Club Wind Ensemble Concert 3 p.m. | Hart Recital Hall Blood Drive 10 a.m.–7 p.m. | Union Ballroom Homecoming Bowling 7:30–10:30 p.m. | Union Bowling Center Homecoming Royalty Voting 10 a.m.–6 p.m. | Blood Drive 10 a.m.–7 p.m. | Union Ballroom Homecoming Donation Creation 10 a.m.–3 p.m. | Various Campus Locations Homecoming Royalty Voting 10 a.m.–6 p.m. | Homecoming Community Service Projects Various times around Warrensburg Ideas & Issues: One Thing 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Union Atrium


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