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March 2015
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UCM Leaders Visit India

Eager prospective students, parents and alumni welcomed UCM administrators, professors and staff who traveled halfway around the world for what were the university's first recruitment receptions in Hyderabad and Mumbai, India. Two former Distinguished International Alumni, Anand Mehta and Shree Loya, made the trip extra special; Anand shared his memories when he journeyed from India to Warrensburg to become a UCM student and Loya gave tours of his cookie factory. See photos from the event.

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Campus News

Students Give Mo a MakeoverMo

Mo the Mule turned 93 this year and in celebration of his birthday, UCM fashion majors competed to give Mo a makeover. The winning outfit was created by senior, Jessica Williams and junior, Madelyn Parkhurst. Once the outfit was selected from votes by students, faculty, staff and alumni, it then became the students' challenge to customize the clothes so they would fit Mo; that tail wasn't easy! Read more.

UCM Military Friendly for Second Year

UCM Military FriendlyUCM has been recognized as a top school in two military-friendly institution guides. Military advanced education and G.I. jobs ranked UCM high in all criteria that the guides recommend for military- and veteran-student success in higher education. Read more.

Donation Enhances Construction Management Program

Construction Management ProgramThe UCM construction management program has received a state-of-the-art donation from McCownGordon Construction to help prepare students for the real world. The digital plan station consists of a 60-inch flat-screen monitor connected to an iPad and mounted to an adjustable workstation. Digital plan stations are used on site in the construction industry for reviewing plans and specifications. Read more.


Alumni News

Alum Makes Mark on Mizzou Campus

Jeffrey Markworth’s imaginative studio - filled with vibrant color and contrast, with words and images and superheroes of his own creation - is being noticed at the University of Missouri-Columbia. A 2013 UCM alumnus, Markworth is creating art inspired by personal experience with added elements of his life into the painting. Read more.

Where Will Flat Mo Take You?Flat Mo

Your UCM education allowed you to travel far and wide; why not take a piece of campus with you on your journey? Download, print out and take a picture with Flat Mo on your Spring Break adventures this year! Post your results directly to the UCM Alumni Facebook page, and don't forget to use #FlatMo.
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UCM Magazine Earns National Award
UCM Magazine

The newly revamped, redesigned and rebranded UCM Magazine has earned a national award. In the 30th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, the largest educational advertising award competition in the country, the magazine received a silver in the publications category in competition against the largest universities in the nation. Read the award-winning issue.



Athletic News

2014-15 Athletic Hall of Famers Announced2014-15 Hall of Fame

Nine individuals and one team make up this year's UCM Athletics Hall of Fame class. With the 2014-15 class, the Central Missouri Athletic Hall of Fame now consists of 214 individuals and 59 teams. Read more.


Erika Kinsey, National Athlete of the Week

Freshman Erika Kinsey has been named the U.S.Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Athlete of the Week for Division-II. The Jennies held on to the top spot in the Division-II rankings for the third straight week, thanks in part to Kinsey's performances at the MSSU Lion Open. Read more.

MIAAGet Ready for March Madness

The Mules and Jennies are on their way to play in the MIAA Tournament starting Thursday, March 5, at the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. Join post-game Mule Nation KC Alumni Club gatherings at Johnny's Tavern. Stay updated through UCM Athletics.


Mule Nation Alumni Clubs

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Mule Nation DFW
Tuesday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m.
After Hours with Rob '75 and Susan '74 Ruth
7803 Leesburg Dr.
Colleyville, TX 76034

RSVP here. The Ruths will provide beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks.

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Your Events

2015 MIAA Basketball Tournament
March 5-8, Municipal Auditorium
Post-event parties at Johnny's Tavern
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Lifelong Learning
The Theatre Audience:
Its Role and Imagination

3 p.m., March 24
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Mule Nation DFW
5:30 p.m., March 24
Ruth Residence
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Criminal Justice Alumni Showcase
12-3 p.m., March 25
Room 240, Elliott Student Union
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The President's Gala
7:30 p.m., April 7
Hendricks Hall
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Alumni and Friends
Visit Scottsdale, Ariz.

April 20
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50-Year Reunion:
Celebrating the Class of '65

April 23 & 24
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