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***CANCELED: Feb. 2 Dallas: 5–9:30 p.m. Indian Creek Golf Club***

The Feb. 2 DFW event has been canceled due to a winter storm, but the Feb. 4 Houston Winter Invitational is still on schedule.

Feb. 4 Houston: 12–4:30 p.m. Minute Maid Park

Join us for the annual Houston Winter Invitational at Minute Maid Park, site of the Astros' fresh World Series win! Alumnus Jim Crane and the MuleNation Houston Chapter will host a pregame lunch at noon before the Mules take on Montevallo.

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6–8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2023

Cherry Cricket Ballpark Location, 2220 Blake St.

Meet and Mingle with other UCM alumni and friends in the Denver area. The MuleNation Colorado Chapter is hosting a night of food, drinks and fun at the Cherry Cricket Ballpark. Your registration includes appetizers and two drink tickets.

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Get the band back together!

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10–11, 2023

Join UCM Music alumni and friends for a fun-filled weekend! Friday is a full day of events dedicated to Professor Emeritus Russ Coleman and all things clarinet. On Saturday alumni are invited to dust off their instruments and join the UCM Wind Ensemble for rehearsals, lunch, a concert and a reception at Heroes.

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show your spirit!

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023

Spirit Squad alumni can select a Reunion Package or Performance and Reunion package that includes performing at the 1 p.m. Mules and 3 p.m. Jennies basketball games against Washburn. All registrants will gather for dinner at Fitter's Pub.

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Write notes to new students!

in-person or virtual feb. 20–24, 2023

Stop by the Smiser Alumni Center 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the week of Feb. 20–24 to write notes welcoming admitted students. Or participate from the comfort of your own home by filling out our online form. Once received, your personalized notes will be mailed to prospective students. By taking the time to volunteer, you will positively impact enrollment for our university!

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Celebrate outstanding seniors!

2023 Who's Who and Charno Award Ceremony

The UCM Alumni Foundation recognizes one male and one female graduate each year with the George Charno Outstanding Senior Award. Other outstanding seniors are recognized with the Who's Who Award. Come congratulate this year's winners at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 13, in the Elliott Student Union's Sandra Temple Elliott Ballroom.

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Mule Relays and reunion

Friday and Saturday, April 14–15, 2023

UCM Multipurpose Building

UCM Track and Field alumni, families and friends are invited to a reunion coinciding with the Mule Relays April 14-15, 2023. Volunteer at the relay events of your choice on Friday and join fellow alumni for a fun-filled Saturday, starting with an alumni 5K. Enjoy a campus tour, complimentary lunch, networking and an alumni throwers meet.

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Sig Tau Golf & 5 Stand

Alpha Chapter reunion

Friday, April 14, 2023

Join your Sigma Tau Gamma brothers for a fun-filled day at your old Stomping Ground! Choose to tee off at Mules National Golf Course or head to the UCM Trap & Skeet Range for five-stand shooting.

Regroup for lunch at Heroes, followed by an alumni meeting with recognition of past chapter presidents and a housing update. To secure a discounted rate, please register by April 1, 2023.

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Join us in capital city

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Join us at the historical Tunnicliff's Tavern for a fun-filled evening with UCM President Roger Best and members of the UCM Alumni Foundation. This is your opportunity to meet and network with fellow UCM alumni and friends in your area. Dinner will be provided, and space is limited.

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

UCM Multipurpose Building

The First Pitch Banquet is an annual celebration of UCM's legendary Mules Baseball team — past, present and future! Fans and alumni are invited to cheer on the team at their home game against Central Oklahoma at noon before heading to the banquet in the evening. Our keynote speaker, 1976 UCM alumnus and Houston Astros owner Jim Crane, will be bringing the 2022 World Series trophy!

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support ucm's construction management program

June 9, Adams Pointe Golf Club

Aug. 21, Columbia Country Club

UCM's Construction Management hosts annual golf tournaments to bring alumni together and raise much-needed funds for a program that consistently produces top-notch graduates. When you register your team as a Tournament Sponsor, you will receive banner recognition, a signature UCM Construction Management gift and be entered to win the grand prize! All entrants will have the opportunity to win additional prizes!

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Roger denker ribbon-cutting

5:30 p.m. jan. 14, 2023

Join alumni and friends for a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the Roger Denker Wrestling Facility! The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. in the UCM Multipurpose Building with a special reception, followed by the ribbon-cutting and dedication at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary hor d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided, and there will be a casual social at Fitter's Pub. 

 

 


 

Safety Sciences 50 Year

Celebrate half a century of safety

5:30–9 p.m. Dec. 15, 2022

Join UCM Safety Sciences alumni and friends at the Chicken N Pickle in Overland Park! This anniversary celebration was planned in collaboration with the ASSP Heart of America Chapter and the AIHA Mid-America Chapter. Friends and family are welcome to attend. Registration includes appetizers and two drink tickets.

 

 


 

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Mean Mule Distilling Co.

5-6:30 or 7-9:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2022

Bring your Mule spirit to a special tasting of Mean Mule's agave spirits and a cocktail-making class. Registration includes the tasting and appetizers. Wear your favorite tacky holiday sweater and register before this event fills up!

 

 


 

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campus lights and concerts

Tuesday, Nov. 29, through Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022

Kick off the holiday season with a new UCM tradition! Get into the holiday spirit on Giving Tuesday, then do some gift shopping at UCM's holiday market on Wednesday. The First Lady's Concert Series includes performances on Wednesday and Thursday, and we'll be lighting up the quad with a special ceremony Thursday night!

 

 


 

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Notes from our stomping ground

Thanksgiving Week, Nov. 21–25, 2022

Take some time during Thanksgiving break to share what you were thankful for when attending UCM. Your stories can help motivate and welcome new students as they begin their higher education journeys. Notes can be written in the Smiser Alumni Center on Monday through Wednesday or from the comfort of your own home via our online registration form at ucmfoundation.org/stompingground.

 

 


 

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Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

6 p.m. Nov. 17, 2022

Your MuleNation Florida chapter invites you to a special dinner with fellow UCM alumni and friends living in the Jacksonville area. Representatives from the UCM Alumni Foundation and university leadership will be in attendance to keep you updated on what's happening at your alma mater.

 

 


 

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1884 at the Railyard, Edmond

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 2022

Join MuleNation for a pregame party before the Mules take on the Bronchos at 2 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres are included with your registration, and there will be a cash bar. Enjoy craft cocktails, local brews and more than 75 wine options while meeting and mingling with UCM alumni and friends.

 

 


 

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The Westport Social

6 p.m. Nov. 10, 2022

Gather with St. Louis-area alumni and friends at the Westport Social for happy hour, complimentary appetizers, UCM trivia and networking bingo! This is a great opportunity to reconnect with friends, meet new people and build your regional UCM community.

 

 


 

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October 14–15, 2022

You won't want to miss this year's Homecoming celebration. Highlights include a MuleNation Alumni Reception and an all-class Party in the Park! Learn what we have planned and register for activities by clicking below.

 

 


 

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mule team Family weekend breakfast

9:30 a.m. Oct. 1, 2022, for UCM Students and Families

Enjoy complimentary Chris Cakes specialty pancakes, bounce houses for the kids and UCM giveaways at our first-ever Mule Team Family Weekend Breakfast!

 

 


 

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The Knickerbocker Hotel

4:30–6:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 2022

Join MuleNation on the St. Cloud Rooftop overlooking Times Square. This is your opportunity to network with fellow alumni in New York City and meet UCM leadership.

 

 


 

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Millwood Golf & Racquet Club

6 p.m. Sept. 21, 2022

Connect with fellow alumni in the Springfield area and network with UCM leadership at a special MuleNation gathering this fall! Enjoy good conversation, drinks and heavy appetizers at Millwood Golf & Racquet Club. 

 

 


 

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mules Football Watch Party

Watch Game #1 on Sept. 1, 2022
WoodChux, 108 W. Pine St., Warrensburg

Join your MuleNation Home Chapter to cheer on the Mules as they take on Pittsburg State in the first game of the season! Pizza will be provided, and drinks and games are available for purchase. 

 

 


 

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Mule Ball masters

Friday, Aug. 26, 2022
Mules National Golf Club

Support the Mules Basketball team at the Mule Ball Masters golf tournament! Register now for a fun-filled day on the course.

 

 


 

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celebrating 60 years!

Friday, Aug. 26, 2022

 

Student Showcase: 3 p.m. Union Auditorium, Warrensburg

Alumni Social: 7 p.m. Chicken N Pickle, North Kansas City

Don't miss the first two events in the 60th anniversary celebration of the Criminal Justice and Criminology program at UCM. Register now for Aug. 26 and save the date for events in September and October! 

 

 


 

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Golf Fundraiser in columbia

Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, starting at 8 a.m.

Columbia Country Club, 2210 N. Country Club Drive

UCM's Construction Management hosts an annual golf tournament to bring alumni together and raise much-needed funds for a program that consistently produces top-notch graduates.

 

 


 

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emeriti recognition dinner

5 p.m. Social, 6 p.m. Dinner Aug. 18, 2022

Welcome the newest members of UCM's emeriti family at a banquet in the Sandra Temple Elliott Ballrooms.

 

 


 

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Mulenation at the state fair

6–8 p.m. Aug. 16, 2022

Enjoy and dinner of pulled pork sandwiches and all the fixings, wine tasting and giveaways with UCM alumni and friends in the Missouri Wine Tent at the Missouri State Fair!

 

 


 

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home chapter Summer session

5:30 p.m. July 28, 2022, at the Smiser Alumni Center

Join Warrensburg alumni for games, giveaways and fall event planning at the Smiser Alumni Center in the Elliott Student Union. Light refreshments will be provided, and all who attend will receive an alumni gift. Please bring a fellow UCM alum who would like to get involved in MuleNation!

 


 

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Virtual mulenation Chapter meetings

Various times/dates July 18–28, 2022

Are you curious about what MuleNation chapters do and how you can get involved? Join in on a virtual meeting in July! Click below to find your chapter. 

 

 


 

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ucm President's Lawn concert

***LOCATION CHANGE: Hendricks Hall, Administration Building***

July 25, 2022

Join President Roger Best and First Lady Robin Best for a free ice cream social at 6 p.m., followed by a live concert at 7 p.m. by the Warrensburg Community Band. 

 

 


 

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fatpour tuesday

4–6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Fatpour Tap Works McCormick

Join MuleNation alumni and friends for happy hour in Chicago! This is your opportunity to meet and network with fellow UCM grads in your area.

 

 


 

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Frisco RoughRiders Tailgate

Starting at 5 p.m. June 18, 2022

Dr. Pepper Ballpark, Lot B

Join fellow UCM alumni and friends as you cheer on the RoughRiders. We'll provide tailgate food and fun, then watch the game together.

 

 


 

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Golf Fundraiser in Blue Springs

Friday, June 10, 2022, starting at 8 a.m.

Adams Pointe Golf Club, 1601 NE R.D. Mize Road

UCM's Construction Management hosts an annual golf tournament to bring alumni together and raise much-needed funds for a program that consistently produces top-notch graduates.

 

 


 

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5–8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2022

1761 Burlington St., North Kansas City, MO

Join the MuleNation KC Chapter for a fun-filled evening this summer! Play pickle ball, corn hole and other games — or just sit back and relax with friends.

 

 


 

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Join us for happy hour!

4–6 p.m. May 24, 2022
Yee-Haw Brewing Co.
423 6th Ave. S., Nashville

Take a well-deserved break with other UCM alumni and friends from the Nashville area at one of the best breweries in town! This event coincides with the Association for Industrial Hygienist Conference (AIHce) at Music City Center, where two UCM faculty members will be presenting pre- and postconference professional development courses.

 

 


 

Sig Tau Golf and Trap Shoot

join your brothers for a fun-filled reunion

Friday, April 29, starting at 9 a.m.

Start the day at Mules National Golf Course or UCM's trap-shooting range. Then regroup for lunch at Traditions, followed by happy hour at Old Barney's. 

 

 


 

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tUesday, april 26, 6–8 p.m.

Muddy Creek BBQ, 115 N. Holden St.

The MuleNation Home Chapter and UCM Alumni Foundation are throwing a party to welcome 2022 graduates to MuleNation! Bring your family and friends to enjoy live music on the outdoor patio of Muddy Creek BBQ. Complimentary brisket nachos and nonalcoholic drinks will be provided.

UCM alumni, including new graduates, will receive a commemorative gift in celebration of the world record UCM set this year! The event is free, but registration is required.

 

 


 

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UCM alumni and friends from St. Louis, Kansas City and beyond are coming together to watch the Cardinals take on the Royals this spring! Fans of both teams will have something in common at this fun networking event in Ballpark Village.

MuleNation STL Tailgate

April 12, 2022, starting at 4 p.m.
Budweiser Brew House

 

 


 

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First pitch banquet

April 9, 2022; 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. dinner
UCM Multipurpose Building, Warrensburg

The First Pitch Banquet is an annual celebration of UCM's legendary Mules Baseball team. There are many levels of participation to choose from, each with its own tokens of appreciation, including team apparel, drink tickets and recognition in the First Pitch Banquet souvenir program. Support your team; register today!

 

 


 

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Join us in Scottsdale!

5–7 p.m. April 5, 2022
Isabella's Kitchen Outdoor Patio
8623 E. Thompson Peak Parkway

Join MuleNation for a fun-filled evening at Isabella's Kitchen. This is your opportunity to meet and network with fellow UCM alumni and friends in Arizona! Dinner and drinks will be provided, and space is limited. Reserve your seats today!

 

 


 

Alum From Day 1 Etiquette Dinner

Alumni Needed at Etiquette Dinner

Enjoy a fun-filled evening of professional networking with UCM students at 5:30 p.m. March 30, 2022.

A complimentary two-course meal will be served as alumna Carmen Binder, '04 and '08, covers proper table etiquette, how to interview over a meal, professional dress and more. A dessert social will follow, allowing students and alumni time to network. 

 


 

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Mulenation Colorado

6 to 8 p.m. March 24, 2022, at Pindustry
7939 E. Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village

Enjoy complimentary food, bowling, pinball, cornhole, Skee-Ball, Pop-A-Shot and vintage arcade games galore! Bring your friends and reminisce with UCM alumni in your area.

 


 

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Mulenation in capital city

6–8 p.m. March 16, 2022, at Tunnicliff's Tavern
222 7th St. SE, Washington, D.C.

Join us at the historical Tunnicliff's Tavern for a fun-filled evening with UCM President Roger Best and members of the UCM Alumni Foundation. This is your opportunity to meet and network with fellow UCM alumni and friends in your area. Dinner will be provided, and space is limited. Reserve your seats today!

All attendees age 12 and over will be required to show proof that they have received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

 


 

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Don't miss this annual Major League event!

UCM alumnus and Astros owner Jim Crane, '76, invites you to Minute Maid Park in Houston for the 2022 Winter Invitational. Join fellow alumni and UCM President Roger Best at the Insperity Club at 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, for free lunch and a cash bar before the mules take the field!

While the reception is free, registration and a game-day ticket are required. Register today!

 


 

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Join Your KC MuleNation Chapter for a Holiday Gathering!

6 p.m. Dec. 15, 2021, at the Carriage Club

You are invited to a holiday-themed evening at the Carriage Club. We will be bringing together UCM alumni who went on to graduate from the University of Missouri or UMKC Schools of Law, with special guests representing each school.

 


 

Achauer Open House 2021

 
Live Jazz and Holiday Cheer

You are invited to the annual UCM Holiday Open House during Warrensburg Main Street's A Dickens' Christmas festival! Stop by the historical Achauer House at 314 S. Holden St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 4, 2021, for hot chocolate, apple cider, live jazz music and a visit with UCM President Roger Best and First Lady Robin Best. 

There will be coloring sheets for the kids, and this is an official stop for Tiny Tim's Soup Competition. Happy Holidays!  

 


 

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MuleNation Graduation Celebration

Alumni in the Warrensburg area are invited to help us welcome our newest members of MuleNation. This may be December graduates' first MuleNation networking event; let's make it a good one!

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, 5–7 p.m.
Upstairs at Fitter's Restaurant and Pub

This is a casual, come-and-go event with complimentary pizza, prizes, games and more.

 


 

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Celebrating 150 Years of Education for Service

After a year off in 2020, MuleNation is coming together stronger than ever in 2021! Along with the annual parade and football game, Homecoming 2021 will feature a carnival and Alumni Party in the Park. Plus, we’ll have a parade of mules like no other!

 

 


 

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Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

5 p.m. Social; 6 p.m. Dinner and Program

Sandra Temple Elliott Ballrooms, UCM Warrensburg Campus

Watch our video tributes to the 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Alumni honorees.

 

 


 

50-year reunion 2021

As the University of Central Missouri celebrates its 150-year anniversary, the Class of 1971 is invited to join together for the reunion of a lifetime!

50-Year Reunion — Class of 1971

Starting 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

Members of the Class of 1971 are invited to a special tour of the McClure Archives and University Museum's exhibit commemorating the last 50 years of UCM, from 1971 to 2021. The tour is at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, and a reception will follow.

 

 


 

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Calling All Colts!

Whether you knew it as College High or University High, come celebrate this special bond with other Colts who attended the high school on our university campus.

We will gather at Heroes at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, to kick off the weekend. Enjoy lunch and a Mules Football game on Saturday.

 


 

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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.

Emeriti Faculty and Staff Recognition Dinner
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Sandra Temple Elliott Ballrooms

 

 


 

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Tuesday, Aug. 17, 5–7 p.m.

Missouri State Fair

Enjoy wine tasting and complimentary appetizers in the Missouri Wine Tent while visiting with fellow alumni and friends. Registration is required, and you will also need to purchase a ticket to the State Fair.

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Join UCM alumni in Lee's Summit for conversation, food and drinks! The MuleNation Kansas City Chapter is hosting this event in celebration of our university's 150th anniversary. No RSVP required.

Wednesday, July 14, 5 p.m.

Lakewood Local

811 NE Lakewood Blvd., Lee's Summit

 

 


 

Redhead Yacht Club

Alumni from across the region will gather at Lake of the Ozarks this summer! Enjoy complimentary appetizers and beverages. Wear your favorite University of Central Missouri gear to win prizes!

Thursday, June 24, 8–10 p.m.

Redhead Lakeside Grill and Yacht Club

 

 


 

 

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Texas Road Trip

May 13, 2021 - The Butler House, Spring, TX


May 15, 2021 - Dr. Pepper Ballpark, Frisco, TX

 

Meet your Warrensburg MuleNation Home Chapter members in Texas this May!

We're truckin' to The Butler House on Thursday, May 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a $10 cover with complimentary drinks and appetizers.

Our next stop will be in Frisco on Saturday, May 15, starting at 5 p.m. for the RoughRiders game. There will be a tailgate in Lot B before the game; $20 per adult or $12 per child will cover your game ticket and food at the tailgate. Don’t forget to bring your own drinks, chairs and lawn games!

 

 


 

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5th annual first pitch banquet

6 p.m. April 23, 2021
Multipurpose building
UCM Warrensburg Campus

The First Pitch Banquet is an annual celebration of UCM's legendary Mules Baseball team. The 2021 event has been rescheduled for spring. If you have already purchased tickets, your registration will automatically roll over to the new date. 

Can't make it to the event? Why not sponsor a player to attend. See the "Sponsor a Mule" option on the registration form or call 660-543-8000 to transfer your existing ticket. Thank you for your support!

 

 


 

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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 as guest artist. 

 

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