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News, notices, and happenings for the UCM community for the week of Monday, November 17


Academics

TODAY is the Last Day to Drop a 2nd-Half Semester Class
Today is the last day for students to drop a second-half semester course. The last day to drop (also known as the W date) may vary by class ...
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IRB due dates
On 25 November 2014, the new RCR basic course will automatically replace the following courses: RCR for Biomedical Sciences, RCR for ...
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IRB due dates
On 25 November 2014, the new RCR basic course will automatically replace the following courses: RCR for Biomedical Sciences, RCR for ...
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Call for Submissions: Scholars Symposium and Creative Achievement Day
The Office of Undergraduate Research and External Scholarships at the University of Central Missouri invites abstract submissions for the ...
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Call for Submissions: Scholars Symposium and Creative Achievement Day
The Office of Undergraduate Research and External Scholarships at the University of Central Missouri invites abstract submissions for the ...
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Call for Submissions: Scholars Symposium and Creative Achievement Day
The Office of Undergraduate Research and External Scholarships at the University of Central Missouri invites abstract submissions for the ...
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Tasting Cozumel
If you love food, come journey to Cozumel, Mexico and expand your appreciation of ethnic foods, culinary customs and practices while earning ...
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Awards & Honors

UCM Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Earns National Recognition
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, recently ...
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UCM Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Earns National Recognition
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, recently ...
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Looking for an opportunity to show thanks to someone over the holiday?
Take a moment and nominate one of our outstanding Professional Staff for the JP Mees Award and let them know that they are appreciated. ...
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Call for Nominations for Charno and Who's Who at UCM
Each year the university presents awards to the senior man and woman who are ...
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Events

Johnson County Adult Literacy Program SCRABBLE Tournament and Silent Auction
Join us for word fun! Or just stop by and bid on crafts, clothing, consumables, gift certificates and much more. ...
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Fall Graduate Commencement
Regalia is available at the University Store. ...
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Traditions Half-Priced Appetizers!
Join us tonight from six until close for half-priced appetizers at Traditions Restaurant! Select from any number of options including ...
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Traditions Friday Night Feature!

Why cook dinner tonight when we've got fajitas? Come on out tonight for the Friday Night Feature!

For more information:
Contact Jeff Mason at jmason@ucmo.edu

The Blaine Whitworth Fund, along with UCM's Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Present
Margaret Keough, Director of Marketing and Communications for Mid-America Arts Alliance. ...
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Book Drive to benefit local elementary schools: Prizes awarded for most books donated!
Books Are Bridges is hosting a book drive on December 1 from 2pm-6pm in the JCK Library. We are collecting gently used books as well as ...
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Best-Selling Author Shares Insights Into Cell Research's Impact on Lacks Family
When Rebecca Skloot was 16 years old, she was sitting in a basic biology class when she learned about a cell line known as HeLa, vital to ...
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Best-Selling Author Shares Insights Into Cell Research's Impact on Lacks Family
When Rebecca Skloot was 16 years old, she was sitting in a basic biology class when she learned about a cell line known as HeLa, vital to ...
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Volunteers needed for the Fall 2014 Graduate Commencement Ceremony
If anyone is interested in assisting with the Fall 2014 Graduate Ceremony please email church@ucmo.edu by December 1, 2014. The ceremony is ...
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Volunteers needed for the Fall 2014 Graduate Commencement Ceremony
If anyone is interested in assisting with the Fall 2014 Graduate Ceremony please email church@ucmo.edu by December 1, 2014. The ceremony is ...
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KC Plaza and Christmas Lights Extravaganza
Join us for our 4th annual trip to the KC plaza and Longview Lake for the Christmas Lights in the Park! :) This trip will take place on ...
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KC Plaza and Christmas Lights Extravaganza
Join us for our 4th annual trip to the KC plaza and Longview Lake for the Christmas Lights in the Park! :) This trip will take place on ...
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KC Plaza and Christmas Lights Extravaganza
Join us for our 4th annual trip to the KC plaza and Longview Lake for the Christmas Lights in the Park! :) This trip will take place on ...
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Holiday Decoration Collection Drive
BRING SOME HOLIDAY CHEER TO SURVIVAL HOUSE ...
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President's Holiday Open House
President Chuck and Mrs. Kris Ambrose invite all faculty, staff, and students to their annual Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 2, ...
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Faculty

Need a project during Fall Break?
Don't procrastinate, apply for a FY16 UCM Foundation Opportunity Grant. There are only two weeks left to turn in applications by Dec. 5, ...
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Need a project during Fall Break?
Don't procrastinate, apply for a FY16 UCM Foundation Opportunity Grant. There are only two weeks left to turn in applications by Dec. 5, ...
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Need a project during Fall Break?
Don't procrastinate, apply for a FY16 UCM Foundation Opportunity Grant. There are only two weeks left to turn in applications by Dec. 5, ...
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Summer Semester U Grades
The Registrar's Office will update student records on Friday, December 5th to prepare for the final fall grade run. Any student who ...
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Emerti Professor Dies in Pagosa Springs, Colo.
The University of Central Missouri last week lost a member of its emeriti family. John Graves, professor emeritus of mass communication, ...
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Emerti Professor Dies in Pagosa Springs, Colo.
The University of Central Missouri last week lost a member of its emeriti family. John Graves, professor emeritus of mass communication, ...
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Spring Professional Enhancement Committee Grant Funding
The Center for Teaching and Learning is currently accepting requests for funding for the Professional Enhancement Committee Grant. The ...
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Spring Professional Enhancement Committee Grant Funding
The Center for Teaching and Learning is currently accepting requests for funding for the Professional Enhancement Committee Grant. The ...
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Faculty/Staff Training

General Education Cluster Meetings: Competency 4
Academic Programs and the Center for Teaching and Learning will convene a series of meetings on each of the new general education ...
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General Education Cluster Meetings: Competency 4
Academic Programs and the Center for Teaching and Learning will convene a series of meetings on each of the new general education ...
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General Education Cluster Meetings: Competency 5
Academic Programs and the Center for Teaching and Learning will convene a series of meetings on each of the new general education ...
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General Education Cluster Meetings: Competency 5
Academic Programs and the Center for Teaching and Learning will convene a series of meetings on each of the new general education ...
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Rescheduled - UCM General Education Meeting: Competency 2
This event was originally scheduled for 11/12/14. ...
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SoftChalk Short-Course Training Sessions (Webinars)
If you use, or are interested in using, SoftChalk, please complete the following survey regarding your interest in attending SoftChalk ...
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Blackboard/Ask Debbie/Google/SoftChalk Trainings
Faculty/Staff Training for the Week of December 1-5, 2014 - click on the session name for a complete description. ...
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General

Warrensburg Young Professionals Networking Event

Join the Warrensburg Young Professionals for a Networking Event at Wine101 on Thursday, November 20th at 6:00pm.

For more information:
Go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499107283675376/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Contact Jennifer Rabas at rabas@ucmo.edu

Warrensburg Young Professionals Networking Event

Join the Warrensburg Young Professionals for a Networking Event at Wine101 on Thursday, November 20th at 6:00pm.

For more information:
Go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499107283675376/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Contact Jennifer Rabas at rabas@ucmo.edu

Warrensburg Young Professionals Networking Event

Join the Warrensburg Young Professionals for a Networking Event at Wine101 on Thursday, November 20th at 6:00pm.

For more information:
Go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1499107283675376/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Contact Jennifer Rabas at rabas@ucmo.edu

Pizza Hut Night!
The UCM Breakers are having a Pizza Hut fundraiser night on Mon., Nov. 17 from 5-8 p.m. ...
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Spring 2015 1st and 2nd Half Semester Dates
It has been brought to our attention that there are various dates listed on different university calendars for the ending/beginning of the ...
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Spring 2015 1st and 2nd Half Semester Dates
It has been brought to our attention that there are various dates listed on different university calendars for the ending/beginning of the ...
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Paris Museum Tour
Interested in spending 10 DAYS IN PARIS May 18-29, 2015? Join the annual UCM Paris Museum Tour group for the most affordable study tour yet! ...
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Paris Museum Tour
Interested in spending 10 DAYS IN PARIS May 18-29, 2015? Join the annual UCM Paris Museum Tour group for the most affordable study tour yet! ...
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Paris Museum Tour
Interested in spending 10 DAYS IN PARIS May 18-29, 2015? Join the annual UCM Paris Museum Tour group for the most affordable study tour yet! ...
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Estate Gift Establishes Scholarship for Central Missouri Police Academy
The late Dama Cooper, a UCM alumnus and veteran Kansas City, Mo., police officer, established a gift through the UCM Foundation to assist ...
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Estate Gift Establishes Scholarship for Central Missouri Police Academy
The late Dama Cooper, a UCM alumnus and veteran Kansas City, Mo., police officer, established a gift through the UCM Foundation to assist ...
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Estate Gift Establishes Scholarship for Central Missouri Police Academy
The late Dama Cooper, a UCM alumnus and veteran Kansas City, Mo., police officer, established a gift through the UCM Foundation to assist ...
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Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed!
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to Bell Ring over the holidays. ...
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Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed!
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to Bell Ring over the holidays. ...
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Winter Preparation and Driving Tips from the Missouri Safety Center
As you travel the roadways during the winter, it pays to be prepared for the unexpected. Using common sense and developing a few simple ...
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Save the Date...

Mark your calendars for the UCM Breakers 10th Annual Spaghetti Dinner / Silent Auction!

Thurs., Feb. 5, 2015

For more information:
Download: Save the Date - Spaghetti Dinner Flyer 2015 (4).docx
Contact Kristie Brinkley at kbrinkley@ucmo.edu

UCM Angels Ready to be Adopted!
We have 84 UCM Angels on our family tree this year! ...
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UCM Angels Ready to be Adopted!
We have 84 UCM Angels on our family tree this year! ...
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Innovative Public Relations Teams Up With UCM Alumnus for documentary
This semester Innovative PR teamed up with UCM alumnus Larry Schnieders to kickstart his documentary "Together We're Stronger." To finish ...
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Innovative Public Relations Teams Up With UCM Alumnus for documentary
This semester Innovative PR teamed up with UCM alumnus Larry Schnieders to kickstart his documentary "Together We're Stronger." To finish ...
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Health & Wellness

Flu Vaccine Still Available
This fall, UCM has had good response from faculty, staff and students who took advantage of flu shots available through the University ...
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Flu Vaccine Still Available
This fall, UCM has had good response from faculty, staff and students who took advantage of flu shots available through the University ...
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Flu Vaccine Still Available
This fall, UCM has had good response from faculty, staff and students who took advantage of flu shots available through the University ...
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Human Resources/Payroll

All Benefit Eligible Employees-Educational Development submissions for Spring are due now.
All Benefit Eligible Employees- Educational Development submissions for Spring can be submitted anytime, please go to your MYCENTRAL and ...
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All Benefit Eligible Employees-Educational Development submissions for Spring are due now.
All Benefit Eligible Employees- Educational Development submissions for Spring can be submitted anytime, please go to your MYCENTRAL and ...
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MO Deferred Comp rep Jonathan Binkley will be on campus Tuesday, November 18th.
Jonathan Binkley rep with MO Deferred Comp. will be on our campus Tues., Nov. 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For an appointment with ...
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MO Deferred Comp rep Jonathan Binkley will be on campus Tuesday, November 18th.
Jonathan Binkley rep with MO Deferred Comp. will be on our campus Tues., Nov. 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For an appointment with ...
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Edward Jones rep Alan Brandt will be on campus Thursday, November 20th.
Alan Brandt rep from Edward Jones will be on campus Thurs., Nov. 20th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. For an appointment please call ext. 4255 or email ...
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Edward Jones rep Alan Brandt will be on campus Thursday, November 20th.
Alan Brandt rep from Edward Jones will be on campus Thurs., Nov. 20th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. For an appointment please call ext. 4255 or email ...
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Edward Jones rep Alan Brandt will be on campus Thursday, November 20th.
Alan Brandt rep from Edward Jones will be on campus Thurs., Nov. 20th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. For an appointment please call ext. 4255 or email ...
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Time Sheets Due Today
Employee time sheets for the period November 1-15, 2014 are due today by 11:59 PM. Time sheets will be closed for employee access after the ...
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2015 Missouri Minimum Wage Increase
The Missouri Department of Labor has announced the state minimum wage rate will increase from $7.50 to $7.65 per hour effective January 1, ...
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2015 Missouri Minimum Wage Increase
The Missouri Department of Labor has announced the state minimum wage rate will increase from $7.50 to $7.65 per hour effective January 1, ...
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All Benefit Eligible Employees-Educational Development submissions for Spring are due.
All Benefit Eligible Employees- Educational Development submissions for Spring can be submitted anytime, please go to your MYCENTRAL and ...
[more info]

All Benefit Eligible Employees-Educational Development submissions for Spring are due.
All Benefit Eligible Employees- Educational Development submissions for Spring can be submitted anytime, please go to your MYCENTRAL and ...
[more info]

All Benefit Eligible Employees-Educational Development submissions for Spring are due.
All Benefit Eligible Employees- Educational Development submissions for Spring can be submitted anytime, please go to your MYCENTRAL and ...
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Murdock Banner rep Chad Appleton will be on campus Thursday, Nov. 20th.
Murdock Banner rep Chad Appleton will be on campus Thurs., Nov. 20 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for appointments. If you would like to see him please ...
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KMOS-TV

Happiness
Pyanki is a nine-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. The nearest road is a three-day walk ...
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Cold War Roadshow: American Experience
Revisit one of the most bizarre episodes in the annals of modern history - the unprecedented barnstorming across America by Soviet Premier ...
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Killer Landslides - NOVA
In less than two minutes in March, a one-square-mile field of debris slammed into the Washington state community of Oso, killing 41 and ...
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Tavis Smiley and Charlie Rose
Each weeknight KMOS-TV presents thoughtful discussion about the world - society, news, culture, politics, entertainment and more. Tavis ...
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats"
One of musical theater's biggest blockbusters returns to "Great Performances" for an encore presentation. Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats" ...
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KMOS-TV Receives First Place NETA Award
KMOS-TV, UCM's public television station, recently received a first place award in the Promotion category at the annual National Education ...
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KMOS-TV Receives First Place NETA Award
KMOS-TV, UCM's public television station, recently received a first place award in the Promotion category at the annual National Education ...
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This week on AgriLegacy
As life expectancy has more than doubled the need to plan for old age is paramount. With longevity comes added strains on retirement, estate ...
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This week on AgriLegacy
As life expectancy has more than doubled the need to plan for old age is paramount. With longevity comes added strains on retirement, estate ...
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On this week's edition of SPORTSPAGE,
As football season comes to a close and basketball season begins we talk to head coach Svoboda one last time and welcome UCM's new men's ...
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On this week's edition of SPORTSPAGE,
As football season comes to a close and basketball season begins we talk to head coach Svoboda one last time and welcome UCM's new men's ...
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On Show-Me Ag this month...
With the holiday season upon us, shoppers are looking for unique gifts for their loved ones. And what better way to give than with locally ...
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On Show-Me Ag this month...
With the holiday season upon us, shoppers are looking for unique gifts for their loved ones. And what better way to give than with locally ...
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Meetings

Faculty Senate Meeting November 19, 2014

The Faculty Senate will meet at 3:15 p.m. in union 237B on Wednesday November 19, 2014. This is an open meeting.

For more information:
Contact Dianne Gower at gower@ucmo.edu or call 6605434808

Faculty Senate Meeting November 19, 2014

The Faculty Senate will meet at 3:15 p.m. in union 237B on Wednesday November 19, 2014. This is an open meeting.

For more information:
Contact Dianne Gower at gower@ucmo.edu or call 6605434808

Faculty Senate Meeting November 19, 2014

The Faculty Senate will meet at 3:15 p.m. in union 237B on Wednesday November 19, 2014. This is an open meeting.

For more information:
Contact Dianne Gower at gower@ucmo.edu or call 6605434808


News

UCM Continues Efforts to Empower Bystanders to Intervene in Sexual Assault
Earlier this fall, the University of Central Missouri entered a partnership with the Center for American Progress to get involved in the ...
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UCM Continues Efforts to Empower Bystanders to Intervene in Sexual Assault
Earlier this fall, the University of Central Missouri entered a partnership with the Center for American Progress to get involved in the ...
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UCM Continues Efforts to Empower Bystanders to Intervene in Sexual Assault
Earlier this fall, the University of Central Missouri entered a partnership with the Center for American Progress to get involved in the ...
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Newsletters

Honorably Speaking
The Honors College is pleased to announce that the most recent 2014-2015 issue of our electronic student newsletter, "Honorably Speaking", ...
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Honorably Speaking
The Honors College is pleased to announce that the most recent 2014-2015 issue of our electronic student newsletter, "Honorably Speaking", ...
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Honorably Speaking
The Honors College is pleased to announce that the most recent 2014-2015 issue of our electronic student newsletter, "Honorably Speaking", ...
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Office of Technology

We Won't Ask For Your Password
Remember, Office of Technology Staff members will never ask for your password, especially in an email. If you receive an email asking you ...
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We Won't Ask For Your Password
Remember, Office of Technology Staff members will never ask for your password, especially in an email. If you receive an email asking you ...
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Do You Use Google Sheets?
For those of you who extensively use Google spreadsheets, Google recently announced the auto-migration of sheets created before December ...
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Do You Use Google Sheets?
For those of you who extensively use Google spreadsheets, Google recently announced the auto-migration of sheets created before December ...
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New Google Drive Interface
Some of you may have noticed and adopted the new Google Drive interface. It is still optional for users, but Google will be implementing it ...
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Openings & Closings

Library Hours
Beginning November 23rd, the Library hours will contract and expand following holiday and finals schedules. Daily, weekly, and monthly hours ...
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Library Hours
Beginning November 23rd, the Library hours will contract and expand following holiday and finals schedules. Daily, weekly, and monthly hours ...
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University Health Center Hours During the Holidays
Be mindful of our reduced hours during Thanksgiving and Winter Break. ...
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University Health Center Hours During the Holidays
Be mindful of our reduced hours during Thanksgiving and Winter Break. ...
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University Health Center Hours During the Holidays
Be mindful of our reduced hours during Thanksgiving and Winter Break. ...
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Student Activities

Feed a Local Family for the Holidays
The 2014 Annual Christmas Store is going to be accepting donations for meals to assist families in need within our community. ...
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Feed a Local Family for the Holidays
The 2014 Annual Christmas Store is going to be accepting donations for meals to assist families in need within our community. ...
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International Education Week
International Education Week is next week November 17 through 21st. There will be multiple events going on through out the week. ...
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International Education Week
International Education Week is next week November 17 through 21st. There will be multiple events going on through out the week. ...
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One Campus, One Book Nominations Due Today
Choose the next author to visit the University of Central Missouri! The nomination forms require the following information about the book: ...
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2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day
With delivering his iconic and empowering "I Have a Dream" speech over 50 years ago, civil rights activist Martin Luther Kind, Jr.'s legacy ...
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2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day
With delivering his iconic and empowering "I Have a Dream" speech over 50 years ago, civil rights activist Martin Luther Kind, Jr.'s legacy ...
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University Store

Textbook Reservations Begin Nov. 17th

UCM textbook reservations for Spring 2015 begin @ ucmbookstore.com on November 17th. Save time and worry, order ahead.

For more information:
Download: Spring15Reserv-UCMD.jpg
Contact University Store at ucmbookstore@ucmo.edu or call 660-543-4370

Boots Botanics Skincare is 15% off!
Save through November 26th on Boots Botanics Skincare. The Botanics line uses the power of plants to care for your skin. ...
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Pigskin Payoff Monday

You'll save 10% today on regularly priced clothing & souvenirs that are UCM branded.

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For more information:
Go to: ucmbookstore.com
Download: Pigskin10_UCMD (1).jpg
Contact University Store at ucmbookstore@ucmo.edu or call 660-543-4370


You Are Invited

Connie Wrays Retirement Reception
In honor of Connie Wray, we will be hosting a retirement celebration in recognition of her service and dedication to UCM. Connie has been ...
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Connie Wrays Retirement Reception
In honor of Connie Wray, we will be hosting a retirement celebration in recognition of her service and dedication to UCM. Connie has been ...
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Connie Wrays Retirement Reception
In honor of Connie Wray, we will be hosting a retirement celebration in recognition of her service and dedication to UCM. Connie has been ...
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Campus Visit Office Coordinator Position
Seeking undergraduate students who are interested in working in the Campus Visit Office, located in the Admissions office. The Campus Visit ...
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Campus Visit Office Coordinator Position
Seeking undergraduate students who are interested in working in the Campus Visit Office, located in the Admissions office. The Campus Visit ...
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"Dine In" on December 3rd
The Family Consumer Science Education (FCSE) program is sponsoring a Dine In on December 3rd along with AAFCS. Family Consumer Sciences ...
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"Dine In" on December 3rd
The Family Consumer Science Education (FCSE) program is sponsoring a Dine In on December 3rd along with AAFCS. Family Consumer Sciences ...
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