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UCM Daily - Tuesday, September 16

Newly Renovated Food Lab Enhances Students' Learning Experience


Students gain hands-on experience in the newly renovated food lab under Chef Karen Breshears' (left) instruction.

UCM students in the Dietetics, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Family and Consumer Science programs returned to class this fall to discover a state-of-the-art learning facility for food-prep and experimental foods classes.

The Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology completed a $443,000 remodel of its food lab. The three-month renovation project includes new floors, cabinets, countertops and more student workspace and new appliances.

"The biggest difference is the feeling of being in this new class environment," says senior Dietetics student Jonna Palmer. "Before, I felt like I was in an apartment kitchen. Now, the equipment is uniform and industrial, similar to what you would find in the workforce."

By adding an additional workstation, classroom space became more efficient. The extra station allows more students to gain hands-on learning experience at one time, rather than observing others.

Within the next few years, the program plans to renovate the dining area and the quantity foods kitchen. By updating these areas, students will be working in an environment that will closely resemble working in industry.

"We're excited to provide our students with this opportunity and are confident that it will translate into a more productive and engaged-learning experience," says Michael Godard, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology.

Students in the Dietetics program are learning to a greater degree by gaining hands-on experience in the newly renovated food lab.


TLI Friday Sessions
The next Transformational Learning Initiative Friday sessions will be September 19 at 9:00 or 12:00 in Lovinger 3140. The focus will be on ...
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Register now for LGBTQ Un-Conference on September 27th
The 2nd annual Show Me Pride Summit will take place on September 27th at the University of Missouri--Columbia. This gathering of students, ...
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Traditions' Build Your Own Taco!
Join us for Tuesday night's special: Build Your Own Taco! For just $1 each, you select the toppings and we fill them up. The special begins ...
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Careers in State and Federal Government Workshop
Federal and state government employees make up a major portion of today's workforce. This workshop is designed to help students identify ...
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Retirement Option Reminder
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Health & Wellness

Cycle Club Spin Class Time Change
Due to scheduling conflicts, Friday's "Cycle Club" Spin class will be held at 5pm this week. Please make appropriate calendar changes as ...
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Human Resources/Payroll

Edward Jones rep Alan Brandt will be on our campus Thursday, Sept. 18th.
Edward Jones rep Alan Brandt will be on our campus Thurs., Sept. 18th from 2-4 p.m. For an appointment please call ext. 4255 or email ...
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
In part 3 of 7, Theodore Roosevelt leads a Progressive crusade that splits his own party, undertakes a deadly expedition into the South ...
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Previously Posted News and Events


The Last Day to Drop a First-Half Semester Class is Tuesday, September 23rd
The last day for students to drop a first-half semester course is Tuesday, September 23rd. The last day to drop (also known as W date) may ...
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Awards & Honors

Truman Scholarship Information Session
Do you know of a student (or students) that you would describe as a "change agent"? Someone interested in a career in public service who ...
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AHMA Annual Conference
Connection & Collaboration: Innovations in Patient-centered Care ...
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2014 Run for Freedom
The 2014 Run for Freedom will be held on Saturday, September 27, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. The Veterans Assistance ...
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Fall Career Expo 2014
The Fall Career Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, October 8, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building Arena, and we currently have ...
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How to work a Career Fair and Professional Dress Fashion Show
Career Development Services, The Graduate School, and The Fashion: Textiles & Clothing in Business Program invite you to attend the first ...
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Fall Admission Recruitment Events
The admissions office will be having recruitment events this fall on campus called Choose Red Days and Rock the Red Day. Below are the ...
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Tony Pecinovsky to speak on Communism in the USA
The Alternative Politics Society will present Tony Pecinovsky, the Missouri/Kansas District Organizer for the Communist Party USA, to speak ...
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Constitution Week Sept. 15-19, 2014
Constitution Week is September 15-19. For a list of related activities, please see the attached flyer or visit Please ...
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Chiefs Vice President Chapin Speaks at UCM Tuesday
The College of Business and Professional Studies' Speaker Series presents Bill Chapin, senior vice president for business operations with ...
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From the President

Governor Releases Performance Funding
Dear Members of the Campus Community: ...
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Faculty Senate Meeting September 17, 2014

The Faculty Senate will meet at 3:15 p.m. in union 237B on Wednesday September 17, 2014. This is an open meeting.

For more information:
Contact Dianne Gower at or call 6605434808


UCM Offers Parking Suggestions, Plans for Long Term
An active, engaged campus with a growing enrollment, along with the largest construction project in the history of the University of Central ...
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Student Activities

Resource Fair
Come check out the Resource Fair on September 17 from 2-4pm in the JCK Library. Campus resources such as Career Services, MAPS, Office of ...
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ZUMBA on President Ambrose's Lawn
FAMILY WEEKEND - Saturday, September 27, 2014 Two 30-minute sessions: 9:30 and 10:30 // Donations: $3.00 // Benefiting: NSSLHA's Community ...
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University Store

Boots #7 Skincare & Cosmetics, plus Botanics

25% off regularly priced #7 & Botanics Skincare and Cosmetics through September 30th.

For more information:
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Contact University Store at or call 660-543-4370

UCM Calendar of Events

Events for Tuesday, 9/16/2014

8:00 AM Central Missouri Police Academy SPRING Enrollment Drive
9:00 AM Registered Student Organization Advisor Meeting
11:00 AM Best Practices in Online Course Design [Faculty & Staff Only]
1:00 PM Create, Manage and Share Content with SoftChalk Cloud (Webinar)
2:30 PM Embedded Media - A SoftChalk Short Course
3:30 PM 25Live - Event Request Training - Tuesday 3:30pm [Faculty & Staff Only]
4:00 PM Registered Student Organization Advisor Meeting