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UCM Daily - Tuesday, April 15

UCM Alumni Help Bring Largest Capital Project to Life


UCM alumni Freddy Allison (left) and Scott Gebken (right), pictured with President Charles Ambrose, hold leadership positions for the construction of The Crossing - South at Holden.

McCownGordon Senior Superintendent Freddy Allison and AT Industries Inc. Health and Safety Coordinator Scott Gebken have returned to their alma mater to begin construction of The Crossing — South at Holden, the university’s new mixed-use facility, which will feature a Starbucks, SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, the University Store and apartments for 325 upper-class students.

When assigned leadership positions on the project, Allison and Gebken saw it as a great opportunity to give back by using the skills they gained at UCM.

"I'm excited to be using my knowledge to help make UCM as safe as possible during the demolition phase of this project," says Gebken. "It's my way of giving back and thanking UCM for everything they’ve given me."

For these alumni, working on The Crossing — South at Holden is exciting, but managing more than 150 on-site tradesmen, coordinating materials and keeping everything on schedule is challenging. They focus on the positives — being outside, facing new tasks everyday and most importantly, working with UCM.

"I feel extremely honored to be a part of this project," says Allison. "I remember touring the library as a student during its construction, and now I'll have the chance to give current students tours of the building I'm actually working on."

By using their skills to support the university, Allison and Gebken are continuing learning to a greater degree.


The Last Day to Drop a Second-Half Semester Class is Thursday, April 17th
The last day for students to drop a second-half semester course is Thursday, April 17th. ...
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Groundbreaking, The Crossing—South at Holden and Achauer Open House
Join us for the groundbreaking ceremony for The Crossing—South at Holden! Hear remarks from UCM President Ambrose, UCM Board of ...
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UCM Campus Memorial Service
The Student Government Association is sponsoring the annual Memorial Service for the 2013/2014 school year, Tuesday, April 15, at 4pm, at ...
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Foundation & Alumni

$1.2 Million in Scholarships
For the third consecutive year, the UCM Foundation has increased the amount of scholarship support awarded to students. So far this academic ...
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Modified Weekend Hours of Operation
UCM Dining by Sodexo will have modified hours of operation this weekend, April 18 - 20, 2014. Click on the URL listed below to view the ...
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Market Research Survey
You are invited to participate in a market research survey regarding campus dining operations. This survey will give us the opportunity to ...
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Human Resources/Payroll

All Benefit Eligible employees- Educational Development forms are due for Summer!
Educational Development forms have to be submitted for SUMMER by Friday, April 18, 2014. Forms are available at the below link: Please send ...
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Edward Jones rep Alan Brandt will be on campus Thursday, April 17th.
Edward Jones rep Alan Brandt will be on campus Thurs., April 17th from 2-4 p.m. For an appointment with him, please call ext. 4255 or email ...
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Ken Burns' THE ADDRESS, tonight on KMOS-TV
Ken Burns' latest documentary film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students ...
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Previously Posted News and Events

Awards & Honors

Greife Named Distinguished Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association
Dr. Alice Greife, dean of the College of Health, Sciences, and Technology, recently was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American ...
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April 21-28 has been designated as the Earth Week 365 celebration at UCM, with a week of events planned, including the return of the Haute ...
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High School Driver Education Program
Are you the parent or care-giver of a teen who wants to drive? If so, we have great news for you! ...
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Give Us Your Feedback About the Tobacco-Free Policy!
The UCM Tobacco Policy Implementation committee would like your feedback concerning UCM's tobacco-free policy roll-out. Please take two ...
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2014 UCM Horticulture Club Plant Sale
The UCM Horticulture Club Plant Sale begins Friday, April 25,1pm at the UCM Agriculture Program Greenhouse on Broad St. 1/2 block east of ...
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Health & Wellness

Survey Helps Gauge Progress Toward Tobacco-Free Campus
UCM in January 2014 implemented a new policy that prohibits use of tobacco on campus. To help measure progress, the Tobacco Policy ...
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Office of Technology

Blackboard Courses Loaded
The Summer, '14 and Fall, '14 semester sections have now been loaded in Blackboard with the exception of Fall, '14 semester on-line courses ...
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University Store

Boots Body Butter special

This month you'll receive a free Body Butter when you purchase a Boots item.

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Contact University Store at or call 660-543-4370

UCM Calendar of Events

Events for Tuesday, 4/15/2014

All Day Sign Up for One Homeless Night
2:00 PM Blackboard Adaptive Release and Review [Faculty & Staff Only]
2:00 PM My Favorite Apps [Faculty & Staff Only]
5:00 PM UCM Alumni and Friends Visit Scottsdale, AZ
8:00 PM Comedy: Jessi Campbell