The University of Central Missouri College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the UCM Department of Music will host the annual UCM Valentine’s Dance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Elliott Student Union ballroom.

Russ Coleman and the Faculty and Alumni Big Band, featuring the vocal stylings of Jeff Imboden and Kristee Haney, will play and sing all the classic dance tunes from famous orchestras including Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and a host of others. Complimentary delectable snacks and desserts by Sodexo’s Chef Dale will be served, along with tea and coffee and drinks from the cash bar. Patrons will be able to bring their own bottles of wine, for an appropriate corkage fee.

General seating is available for $30 per person or $50 per couple. A limited number of reserved 8-10 person tables are available upon request, and a limited number of special two-person tables on the dance floor are available for $75. Proceeds from this event will help fund the Office of the Performing Arts Student Excellence Awards.

Tickets are available online at and at the Central Tickets Box Office, in the Administration Building, Room 100B, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4pm, or by calling 660-543-8888.

Both of UCM's top-10 track teams will be in action this week in Warrensburg, Mo. for the Mule Relays. The meet will mark the second consecutive week the Mules and Jennies will be competing in the Multipurpose Building. The meet will take place over the course of two days, Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31.

After wrapping up their 2014 campaign in the MIAA Tournament, UCM softball has been chosen fourth in the conference preseason poll, voted on by the league's coaches.  The Jennies finished 2014 27-23 overall and 14-12 in the MIAA.

The Mules and the Jennies are back in action tomorrow when they travel to Joplin to take on Missouri Southern.  The Jennies will hit the hardwood with a 1:30 p.m. tipoff.  The Mules will follow with their game at 3:30.