Event Calendar Highlights

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Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Alumni Park

Ice Cream Social at 6 p.m.; Concert at 7 p.m.

Join us in Alumni Park for UCM's annual President's Lawn Concert on Wednesday, August 19! This free community event will include an ice cream social, yard games and music from the Warrensburg Community Band under the direction of Dr. Russell Coleman.

This is a FREE event open to the entire community. Parking is available in the visitors parking lot across from Alumni Park. If you have accessibility needs or questions, contact events@ucmo.edu.




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University of Central Missouri President Roger Best and First Lady Robin Best invite the campus community to a celebration of UCM's newest emeriti as well as the previous retirees whose service and involvement continue to impact students' lives.

Where: Sandra Temple Elliott Ballroom, Room 240
When: 5 p.m. Social; 5:45 p.m. Dinner and Program
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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Please RSVP by Aug. 3, 2020.




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Join UCM Construction Management alumni and friends
in Columbia this fall!

September 21, Columbia Country Club

The annual Construction Management Golf Tournament at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Blue Springs, Missouri, was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But we hope everyone will join us for a new tournament in Columbia, Missouri.

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Register as a sponsor, a team or a single player. Net proceeds will benefit the Construction Management Program Fund.  




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Family Weekend 2020 Special Event

September 27, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

The UCM Alumni Foundation presents a showing of the groundbreaking documentary "Normie" in the brand-new auditorium next to Smiser Alumni Center during Family Weekend. The star of the documentary is Annemarie Carrigan, who graduated from UCM's THRIVE program. 

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New date: November 9

The UCM President's Gala, previously scheduled for March 30, 2020, has been rescheduled for November 9, 2020.

Set in beautiful Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the President's Gala promises to be an amazing evening as UCM showcases the talents of students and faculty in the School of Visual and Performing Arts.

One of the university's most famous alumni, singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner David Cook, will perform alongside students as guest artist. Bryan Busby, chief meteorologist for KMBC-TV 9 News, will join us as the gala emcee. 

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Mule Day at K


Event Postponed Until 2021

Mule Day at the K, previously scheduled for May 5, 2020, is in the process of being rescheduled for next year.

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UCM alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students and future students will gather at Kauffman Stadium for Mule Day at the K! Come celebrate with Mo the Mule and Slugger — and get your hand in a custom "snouts-out" foam finger! Tickets include entry to the UCM tailgate with catered food, live music and lawn games. Stay tuned for the new date to be announced!

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Join us in Naples!

5–7 p.m. February 20, 2020
The Hampton Social 

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Meet and mingle with University of Central Missouri alumni and friends at a MuleNation social gathering in Florida! Enjoy complimentary food and drinks with alumni hosts Mike Davidson, '72, and Patti Davidson, '72.

Connect and reminisce with other Floridians who are part of MuleNation and talk with UCM President Roger Best, who will give a brief update on the university. 




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 Join UCM President Roger Best for the annual Houston Winter Invitational, hosted by UCM alumnus and Astros owner Jim Crane, '76. Alumni and friends are invited to gather at Minute Maid Park's Insperity Club at noon Saturday, Feb. 1, for lunch and drinks before the Mules take the field! While the reception is free, guests must have a game-day ticket to access the stadium. 


2020 Houston Winter Invitational

12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 (followed by 1:30 game)

Insperity Club at Minute Maid Park

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Our Glass DFW MuleNation

Texas MuleNation Mixer
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (come and go as you like)
Our Glass Restaurant and Bar
530 W. Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
Irving, TX 75063



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Join us at the First Pitch Banquet on Jan. 18, 2020, to reflect on the Mules' successes and celebrate the upcoming baseball season.




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Jefferson City Capitol

MuleNation in Capital City
4–7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Capitol Building, Jefferson City, MO

The UCM Alumni Foundation has arranged a VIP tour of the Missouri Capitol, led by state legislators Sen. Denny Hoskins and Rep. Dan Houx. Please join your fellow alumni and friends for the tour, followed immediately by a reception with complimentary wine and appetizers at BarVino.



2019 Holiday Open House 

Don't miss UCM's annual holiday open house Dec. 7, 2019, at the historical Achauer House, 314 S. Holden Street. Stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to connect with alumni, visit with President Roger Best and First Lady Robin Best and enjoy light refreshments.

The event will be held during Warrensburg Main Street’s Dickens Christmas, a celebration to kick off the holiday season featuring local artists, musicians, actors and carolers.

For more information, call the UCM Alumni Foundation at 660-543-8000 or email alumni@ucmo.edu



Alum from Day One Graduation Party 

Join the UCM Alumni Foundation as we welcome our December grads into MuleNation!

The party will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. December 5 at Fitter's Pub, 131 W. Pine St., Warrensburg. Pizza will be provided, and all graduates will receive a small gift.

Alumni, family and friends are all welcome to attend! Grads, please RSVP below!



Johnny's Tavern 


Mule Mixer at Johnny's Tavern
Pre-Mules Exhibition Basketball Game
4 to 6 p.m. November 26, Kansas City

Before Thanksgiving, celebrate with your UCM alumni family and friends prior to the Mules exhibition basketball game at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. Mix and mingle from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 26 at Johnny’s Tavern in KC’s Power and Light District, where pizza and spirit giveaways will be provided and a cash bar will be available.




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To get a jump start on November and the Mules Basketball season, UCM Athletics is bringing the party to Columbia! Join us for a pregame reception in advance of the 7 p.m. UCM Mules vs. Mizzou Tigers exhibition game.

Free UCM Athletics Pregame Reception
4:30–6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1
The Sports Zone at the Holiday Inn Executive Center
2200 Interstate 70 Drive SW, Columbia, MO, 65203

The reception will include complimentary appetizers, a cash bar and Mules giveaways!  




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Celebrate 50 years of aviation excellence with UCM's School of Aviation on Oct. 25-26, 2019. Enjoy a social at Fitter's, a pancake breakfast, a Fly-In Drive-In show with vintage cars and an alumni flying competition, a Mules Football game and more! The Aviation Fundraising Banquet on Saturday night will raise money for a much-needed aviation center at Max B. Skyhaven Airport.  



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UCM's College of Education is celebrating its 100th anniversary this academic year and inviting the community to a Centennial Celebration on Oct. 25–26, 2019. Events include a Legacy Alumni Dinner on Friday night and educator recognition at the Mules football game on Saturday. Celebrate the impact education has had on your life and the legacy of educators — past, present and future!


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DA Distinguished Alumni 

This year the UCM Alumni Foundation honors four of the university's best and brightest! 

Distinguished Alumni Dinner
5:30–9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019
Sandra Temple Elliott Ballroom, Student Union 240



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UCM's School of Nursing invites alumni and friends to a 60th anniversary celebration during Homecoming weekend Oct. 11-12, 2019. There will be a reception at the state-of-the-art simulation lab in Lee's Summit on Friday night, followed by activities surrounding the parade and the big game on Saturday. 




A Celebration of MuleNation - UCM Homecoming 

UCM is proud to announce its Homecoming 2019 theme: A Celebration of MuleNation! This is a celebration of all students, faculty, alumni and friends who make up the UCM community. No matter where you go, you are always a part of MuleNation. Come back to Warrensburg to reunite and reconnect at Homecoming 2019!

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50 Year Reunion 2019 


Calling UCM's Class of 1969! It's time to celebrate your 50-Year Reunion October 3-4, 2019. This will be an event to remember! Learn more.



Heroes Awning Mule Mixer 


Mule Mixer at Heroes
4–6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019
107 W. Pine St., Warrensburg

Join alumni and members of the community downtown Warrensburg for a fun social event at Heroes Restaurant and Pub. There will be a rock-paper-scissors tournament at 5 p.m. If you'd like to participate, sign up when you arrive at 4 p.m. or preregister at events@ucmo.edu. There will be food and drink deals for all!



Nance Lecture  

Annual Nance Lecture: 2 p.m. Sept. 23, 2019

Elliott Student Union, Kitterman Room, 237A

The University of Central Missouri houses the largest collection of traditional Middle Eastern cultural artifacts in North America, entrusted by the late Dr. Paul Nance and Colleen Nance. The annual Nance Lecture, titled "Ancient Frankincense Routes of Arabia: Archaeology of the Medieval Port City of Al Baleed," will be presented this year by Dr. Krista Lewis, chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A student-hosted reception will follow.

The lecture is sponsored by UCM's anthropology program and the McClure Archives and University Museum, located in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.  



Patriot Day 2019 


Faculty, students, alumni and members of the community are invited to gather near the flagpole on the UCM quadrangle at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. The annual Patriot Day ceremony honors those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Col. Charles D. Hausman, ’91 and ’93, who currently serves as Director of Aviation and Safety for the Missouri National Guard, will be the keynote speaker.



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University of Central Missouri President Roger Best and First Lady Robin Best invite the campus community to a celebration of UCM's newest emeriti as well as the previous retirees whose service and involvement continue to impact students' lives.

2019 UCM Emeriti Dinner
5 p.m. Tuesday, August 27
Sandra Temple Elliott Ballroom





MuleBall Masters
Golf Fundraiser Supporting
UCM Men's Basketball

Support Mules Basketball at the annual MuleBall Masters golf tournament Friday, Aug. 23. The event kicks off with a pairings party/social on the patio of Traditions Restaurant at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. To learn about ways to support Mules Basketball without playing in the tournament, please email karleskint@ucmo.edu.  




2019 Athletics Auction 

Support our Mules and Jennies at the 19th annual UCM Athletics auction and dinner!

2019 Celebrating Central Missouri Athletics Auction
Multipurpose Building, 500 S. Washington St., Warrensburg
Friday, Aug. 9: 6:30–8 p.m. Buffet Dinner
Thursday, Aug. 8: 6–8 p.m. Auction Preview and Preregistration
Friday, Aug. 9: 5:30–7:30 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:45–10 p.m. Live Auction  




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Join MuleNation alumni and friends for spectacular sunset views of the city’s favorite landmarks, a visit with UCM President Roger Best, light appetizers, drinks and live music by a local band with strong UCM ties.

MuleNation Rocks the Rooftop
7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1
Three Points, 1511 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City

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The 2019 President's Lawn Concert was on Monday, July 29, in Selmo Park! This free community event is an annual tradition featuring music from the Warrensburg Community Band under the direction of Professor Emeritus Russell Coleman. The President's Lawn Concert started with an ice cream social at 6 p.m., followed by music at 7 p.m.



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UCM alumni and friends gathered to watch the Cardinals take on the Houston Astros! 

Saturday, July 27
Budweiser Brew House: 4 p.m.
Game time: 6:15 p.m.

Registration included access to a private rooftop grotto at Budweiser Brew House, appetizers and admission to standing-room viewing areas inside Busch Stadium. 

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College of Ed

The UCM College of Education kicked off its centennial celebration with education professionals and others whose life have been touched by an outstanding educator at a golf tournament on July 26 at Pertle Springs.

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Friends, family and the smartest people we know attended a MuleNation summer gathering and UCM trivia night at Old Barney's (112 Hout St. in Warrensburg) July 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. and tested their UCM knowledge for a chance to win some great prizes. Trivia began at 4:30 p.m., and each table made up a team. New and prospective students were encouraged to attend and learn about UCM's history. Congratulations to our winners, "The Legacy Family"



Construction Management
UCM Construction Management alumni and friends enjoyed the annual UCM Construction Management Golf Tournament on Friday, June 7, at Stone Canyon Golf Course in Blue Springs, Missouri. 

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Dallas Chapter 

MuleNation Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter gathered on Saturday, June 1, to watch the Frisco RoughRiders take on the Corpus Christi Hooks at Dr. Pepper Ballpark! Tailgate began at 5 p.m. 




Knob Hill Barn Evite 

UCM School of Visual and Performing Arts Choral Gala:

The World Beloved, a Bluegrass Mass

Dinner catered by UCM students of Chef Karen Breshears

UCM Choral Concert directed by Dr. Adam Zrust

After-Concert Party with music from Luehrman & Check





MuleNation Home Chapter kickoff party was an exceptional meet and mingle with fellow alumni, community members and University of Central Missouri President Roger Best and Ms. Robin Best. Thank you to Muddy Creek BBQ for providing dinner! We hope to see all attendees sporting their brand-new T-shirt designed by Kansas City's own Charlie Hustle around town. Tickets were $20 each.

MuleNation Home Chapter Alumni and Friends Rally, 5 p.m. Thursday, April 25

Milestones Barn, 380 NW 13 Highway, Warrensburg


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The UCM Mock Trial team performed a live-action courtroom drama facing off against UMKC, and won!

You can support Mock Trial with a charitable gift at ucmfoundation.org/givetomocktrial.  





Houston Mule Nation


UCM alumnus and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane invited us to the annual Houston Winter Invitational in support of Mules Baseball. Alumni and friends gathered at Minute Maid's Insperity Club at noon on Saturday, Feb. 2, for lunch and drinks before the Mules took the field.


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 Alumni Event

January 12, 2019

 The UCM Alumni Foundation and Dr. Roger Best, UCM's 16th president, and his wife, Robin, invited alumni and friends in Denver, CO to ring in the new year and celebrate MuleNation!

6 p.m. January 12, 2019
Free (includes dinner and an open bar)
ViewHouse Eatery, Bar and Rooftop — Ballpark location
2015 Market St., Denver, CO 80205



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