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October 2014
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DDistinguished Alumni 2014

Each year for Homecoming, the UCM Alumni Association Board of Directors honors alumni who have achieved outstanding professional careers or personal endeavors. As President Ambrose stated “From health care reporting and commanding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Atlantic Division to producing an award-winning documentary and being a senior vice president and CFO for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, you’ll read about four alumni who set examples in which other students may aspire.”
Read more here: http://www.ucmo.edu/today/
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UCM News

NASA Astronaut Michael Hopkins to Present Skelton Lecture

ACol. Michael S. Hopkins, a NASA astronaut who walked in space Sept. 25, 2013 as a flight engineer on the International Space Station, will talk about the value of leadership and its impact on his career when he speaks at the University of Central Missouri. He will present the Ike Skelton Lecture, an event in the Servant Leadership Lecture Series, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, in Hendricks Hall. His presentation is free and open to the public, although tickets are required. http://www.ucmo.edu/series/ here.

Public Relations Receives Prestigious Certification

Since its inception at the university, the public relations program has strived for excellence. Its efforts were recently rewarded with the prestigious Certification in Education for Public Relations, a significant milestone as UCM is one of less than 40 schools in the world to achieve this honor. Join the celebration Saturday, Nov. 1, to celebrate the public relations program with a fun-filled day at the University of Central Missouri.
http://bit.ly/1wNCZPX here.

Keeping up With Innovation

Journalism is changing. The Internet, social media and technologies have set new expectations for journalists who are required to go beyond reporting. Adapting to new standards in an ever-changing world is one of the university’s priorities and was made possible for the UCM broadcasting area thanks to a UCM Foundation Opportunity Grant. Students can now shoot, edit and upload videos instantly to the social media accounts of KMOS-TV, the university’s public broadcasting station. Learn more here http://bit.ly/1rwc5fh here.


Athletic News

“Good Luck Catching Him!”

pNothing beats the excitement of a player breaking tackles and heading for a touchdown. Fans who watched the Mules opening game against Emporia State would agree. Senior running back LaVance Taylor broke four single-game UCM records and tied one career mark. As Katie Smith, video operation coordinator at UCM, stated, “If he is in front of the defenders heading the end zone, good luck catching him! -” His performance was rewarded with the D2Football.com National Offensive Player of the Week title. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1nuQXWV
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Mule Nation Alumni Clubs

The UCM Alumni Association launched three Mule Nation alumni clubs in Dallas, Kansas City and St. Louis over the past year and is about to introduce a new club in Houston Nov. 5.

Mule Nation DFW After-Hours
Thursday, Oct. 23, starts at 6 p.m.
More info here: http://on.fb.me/1uVpaNG

Mule Nation Houston Launch
Wednesday, Nov. 5, starts at 6 p.m.
More info here: http://bit.ly/1vmaB8t

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Black Alumni Reunion
All Weekend, Oct. 10
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