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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


UCM News

NASA Astronaut Michael Hopkins to Present Skelton Lecture

ACol. Michael S. Hopkins, a NASA astronaut and flight engineer who walked in space on the International Space Station Sept. 25, 2013, will talk about the value of leadership and its impact on his career when he speaks on campus. 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 or people can watch it streamed live. Read more here, including how to get tickets.

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. Read more here.

Keeping up with Innovation

Journalism is changing from its days where reporters vied for the news. 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. Read more 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. Watch a video and learn more.

Mule Nation Alumni Clubs

EngagementThe 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.
Can your red pride outshine the new Houston Mule Nation?
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Mule Nation Houston Launch
Can your red pride outshine DFW's?
Wednesday, Nov. 5, starts at 6 p.m.
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Black Alumni Reunion
All Weekend, Oct. 10
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KMOS 35th Anniversary
Thursday, Oct. 16
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Distinguished Alumni Dinner
Friday, Oct. 17, 5:30 - 10 p.m.
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TKE Reunion
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 17-18
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Homecoming
Saturday, Oct. 18, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Washington, DC
Monday, Oct. 27, 6 - 8 p.m.
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Softball All Alumni Reunion
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 31 - Nov. 1
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Public Relations Program CEPR Celebration
Saturday, Nov. 1
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To learn more about upcoming events, visit the official events' page


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