2020 Archives

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Previous scholarship winners

High School Talent Competition Upcoming

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CMU, MACC Partner to Offer Certification

Caitlyn Collins

Collins Awarded Eagle Select Scholarship

Campus in snow

Campus Closing for Holiday Break

Talon Fall 2020 cover

Fall 2020 Talon Arrives

Central's Got Talent finalists

Talent Competition Awards Scholarships

Destiny Stallo

Stallo Returns for Job in Registrar's Office

Sarah Gross

St. Louis Area Student Wins Gulstad Award

Mock Trial team on Zoom

Mock Trial Team Takes Shape

Benjamin Batten

Batten Added to Tech Services Team

T. Berry Smith Hall

Pass/Withdraw Option Available Again


Braxton Rethwisch '64

Braxton Rethwisch Passes Away at 78

Dr. Jackie Anson

Professor Jackie Anson Dies at 57

Bowling stock image

New Bowling Team Will Debut In Fall

Rodeo team vests

Rodeo Wraps Up Fall Season

Jake Goslin

Goslin Joins Admission Team

Chloe Cole

Cole Excited to Return to Campus

Central's Got Talent competitor

'Central's Got Talent' Just Around the Corner

Kendra Polson

Polson Newest Member of Business Office

Dakota Melkersman

Melkersman Returns to Admissions


Winter graduation 2019

Livestream Links - Winter Graduation

Adam Bordoni

Bordoni Takes Over as Housekeeping Supervisor

Recent Eagle Select scholarship winner

Eagle Select Competition Growing Near

Pre-Med students watching Anatomage table demonstration

Pre-Med Day Takes Place November 7

Barrel racing

Roping Duo Contributes to Top 10 Finish


Central Adds Expanded Cybersecurity Degree

Iridescent Glass Platter by Chris Paulson

Latest Gallery Exhibits Showcase Ceramics

Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan and Dr. Kristin Newbegin

GEMS Recital to Be Livestreamed

DECA team

Central's DECA Chapter Triples in Size

Installing Inspiration sculpture

Tom Yancey's Inspiration Lives On

AASU president and vice president for 2020-21

AASU Announces New Executive Team

Gift card purchasing in Fayette

Alumni Step Up in Support

Camera practice for livestreaming at the Little Theatre

New Brand of Show Comes to the Little Theatre

Leisha Nakagawa

Nakagawa Joins Admissions Staff

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Fall Musical Opens October 15

Kelsi Haller and Ruby

Rodeo Duo Propels Team to Third Place


Alexander family at signing

Alexander Legacy at CMU Getting Stronger

Vera Elwood

Tryouts Soon For New Mock Trial Team

Kelsi Haller

Rodeo Team Kicks Off Second Season


Administration Meets With Students

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Faculty Member Suspended

Outdoor commencement at Davis Field

Outdoor Commencement a Success

Esports players in dedicated arena

Esports Team Thrives in Early Years

Graduates outside of T. Berry

Graduates to Return for Commencement

Gentleman's Guide musical logo

Cast, Crew Announced for First Play

John Carter and Mike Montgomery

Faculty, Staff Recognized for Years of Service

Shannon Peters

Peters, Blair Begin Term as SGA President, VP


Praise Ensembles at Chapel

Praise Ensembles Chosen for New Year

CMU campus

CMU Enrollment Continues Climb

Patrick Dill

Dill Fills Role of Choral Director

Vianney Red by Brother Mel Meyer, S.M.

New Sculpture Arrives on Campus

Katrina Hopkins

Hopkins Joins Business Office

T. Berry Smith Hall in summer

Summer Dean’s List Released

Lynette Beeler

Beeler Voted Outstanding Staff Award Winner

CMU's Anatomage virtual cadaver table

Pre-Med Day Goes Virtual in November

First day of fall classes

Fall Classes Begin Today

Marco Tapia with students

Tapia Earns First Gold Chalk Award

Dr. Ashley Lough

Lough Wins Second Outstanding Teacher Award

Dr. Pam Gordy

Gordy Receives Third Career Gold Chalk Award

2020 Residential Hall Staff

Residential Hall Staff Named for 2020

Dr. Megan Hess

Hess Voted Gold Chalk Award Winner

Alaina Mayfield

Mayfield Returns to Teaching as Assistant Professor

Madison Presley

Presley Moves into English Role

Kristin Newbegin

Newbegin Joins Conservatory Faculty

Dori Waggoner in the classroom

Waggoner Named 2020 Perry Fellow

Football players prepare for COVID-19 testing

CMU Changes Safeguard Student Health

Campus aerial view

Family Weekend Events Canceled

Joshua Nickell

Nickell Takes Over as PTA Director


Rhonda Senor

Senor Becomes New Billing Specialist

Brooke Leeper and Jessica Parsons

Pair Awarded Gulstad Transfer Scholarships

Homecoming parade float

COVID-19 Forces Cancelation of Homecoming

Savannah Schaefer

Schaefer Returns as Events Coordinator

Cybersecurity is the latest program available to CMU students.

Central Adds Cybersecurity Degree

Move-In Day

Students May Drop Off Belongings Earlier This Fall

Decoding, watercolor and acrylic by Richard Dutton

Gallery to Open with The Old and The New

Janice Perkins

Perkins Hired as Document Coordinator

Mackenzie Wells

Wells Joins Enrollment Management Staff


Central Methodist graduation lineup

Graduation Outdoors September 13

CMU campus in autumn

CMU Going Online After Thanksgiving Break

CMU campus in spring

Spring 2020 Dean's List Released

Spring graduation to be held in September

Graduation to Be Held in September

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Learn To Do Good; Seek Justice; Correct Oppression

Holt Hall in spring

Campus Tours Return with New Protocols


Tanya Huff with scholarship award

Huff Awarded Gulstad Achievement Scholarship

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Central Methodist Back This Fall With COVID-19 Testing

Fine Arts awards ceremony on Zoom

Students Recognized with Fine Arts Awards

2020 Inscape cover

New Inscape Released Online

Sensory Pathway example

Musil Scores Approval on Grant Proposal

Occupational Therapy Assistants at Central

Degree Added for OTA Professionals


CMU President Roger Drake

President Expresses Confidence About Fall Classes

Exterior photo of Cupples Hall, covered in ivy, taken from the southwest. -- courtesy of the CMU JSTOR Open Community Collection

CMU Archives Going Digital With JSTOR

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University Extends Pass/Fail Grading Option

Hank Steinbrenner

CMU Mourns Loss Of Alumnus Hank Steinbrenner

Graduation postponed

Graduation Ceremony Postponed

Caryn Jackson Jeffries

Jeffries Begins Work as CGES Admissions Rep.


Donated PPE from Central Methodist

CMU Donates Unused PPE to Hometown Homecare

Marnie Ritter

Ritter Joins Admissions Staff

Digital U at CMU

CMU Has Smooth Transition Moving Classes Online

Stasia Sherman

New Director of Alumni Engagement Begins Job

Brannock Hall

Angela Cloughly Joins Business Office

Digital U - classes delivered online

Central Methodist Moves To Online Coursework

Central Methodist University rodeo team at first competition

Rodeo Team Participates in One Last Meet

Central Methodist Fayette campus

Spring Break Week Is on the Way

Dr. Paul and Lisa Schoephoerster view art by Clementine Hunter

Clementine Hunter Art Highlights Ashby-Hodge Exhibit

Timber Hawkeye's Buddhist Boot Camp

CANCELED: Timber Hawkeye to Speak March 30

CMU DECA team at State competition

DECA Team Makes 'Statement' at First Event

Vanessa Miner, '92, and the Fayette choir

Music Fest Results Released

CMU Nursing simulation

Students Invited to Allied Health Day


Alumni Choir Concert

CANCELED: Alumni Choir Registration Open Now

Interactive classroom experience on Eagle Day

First Eagle Enrollment Day Coming Up

Love/Sick by John Cariani

Love/Sick Opens March 5

Kelsi Haller competes at Murray State

Rodeo Team Finishes Third at EMCC

Michaela Shelton

Shelton Joins Tech Services Team

CMU Conservatory Singers

Choir Concert Coming March 1

Alumni Day April 4

Alumni Day on Calendar for April 4

CMU, Mineral Area College Celebrate 30 Year Partnership

CMU, Mineral Area Celebrate 30 Years

Little Theatre's Got Talent competitors

Scholarships Awarded in Talent Competition

Dr. Kevin Carnahan

Carnahan Book Now on Amazon

CMU Collegiate DECA

CMU to Participate in DECA Competition

Professor Paula Findlen

Perry Lecture to Explore Faith and Knowledge

Madelyn Mehl and family with Dr. Joe Parisi

Mehl Wins Eagle Select Scholarship

Alex Kirby and the Fayette band one of many participants in Music Fest

Music Fest Lineup Released

Dave Hickman

Hickman to Advise State on Workforce Development

Two-time national champion CMU Men's Soccer team

National Champs Honored at Capitol

CMU's University Band

University Band Concert on the Way

Coming February 20 to The Little Theatre

One Night Only: 'A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer'

Boyd Railton

Railton Takes on Role of Maintenance Supervisor

Skip Vandelicht with marching band

Vandelicht Inducted to MMEA Hall of Fame

Central's Got Talent finalists

Musicians, Vocalists Compete in Central's Got Talent

Layne Crump hired as Admissions Representative

Crump Returns as Admissions Representative

Hip-hop artist Bryce Vine

Bryce Vine Headlines SGA Concert


Sen. Rowden

Sen. Rowden Touts Lower Prison Population

Megan Roemer, PTA Program Director

Roemer Moves Up to PTA Director

Taylor Rumsey visits Jefferson City to testify before Appropriations Committee

Rumsey Testifies at State Capitol

Experience Central Day

Prospective Students Invited to 'Experience Central'

Love/Sick by John Cariani

Casts Announced for Spring Productions

Man painting pottery in front of brick wall.

Legendary Recruiter Reluctantly Retiring

Sen. Rowden

New Speaker Series to Begin with Sen. Rowden

Bill Sheehan Jr. returns to Fayette as VP for Advancement

Bill Sheehan Jr. Named VP for Advancement

Hartzler and Eagles soccer team

Hartzler Congratulates National Champs

Morgan Kaune

Kaune Hired as CGES Student Accounts Advisor

Tim Jackman with AASU members

Compassion the Central Topic at MLK Luncheon

Harvest Wonders by Erin Price

Ashby-Hodge Welcomes Black Artists, Erin Price

Cast and crew of The Mikado

Opera Workshop to Present The Mikado

David Witter

Witter Takes Over as Director of Music Ministry

Degrees When Due

CMU Joins Degrees When Due Initiative

Tim Jackman, '81

Jackman Brothers Headline MLK Luncheon

Suzi Kidd

Kidd Hired as Coordinator in Neosho

T Berry Smith Hall

Students Will Soon Return for New Semester