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UCM Daily - Tuesday, May 5

Adriatik Likcani Receives Learning to a Greater Degree Award for Dedication to Future-Focused Academics


Adriatik Likcani (center) received the Learning to a Greater Degree award for his commitment to the professional success of his students.

Adriatik Likcani, assistant professor of Child and Family Development, is well-known for providing real-world experiences for his students and connecting them with industry professionals. This spring, he was recognized for his dedication to his students' future professional success.

"I was blessed with great educational opportunities and mentors throughout my schooling," says Likcani. "I see teaching as an opportunity to give back."

His students regularly benefit from on-campus conferences and off-campus trips to see professionals in the child and family development field at work. He recently took his Family Policy and Advocacy students to Jefferson City to meet with David Pearce, Denny Hoskins, and their staffers, to see policymakers in action.

Likcani says his students are eager to learn and take advantage of educational opportunities.

"Professionals in the field are always amazed at the level of maturity and know-how that our students have," he says. "That's why UCM is developing a big name for itself not only in the state, but internationally, as an outstanding educational institution."

Likcani has also worked in Warrensburg as a counselor and a marriage and family therapist. The student who nominated him for the award noted how valuable his professional experience was to bringing real-world examples into the classroom.

Likcani's future-focused classes ensure his students experience learning to a greater degree.


Spring Commencement Takes on New Look This Weekend

An annual celebration that is taking on a new look to accommodate growth in graduate numbers, the University of Central Missouri will conduct its 2015 Spring Commencement exercises the weekend of May 8-9 by increasing the number of ceremonies from three to five. Nearly 1,800 students have met graduation requirements this spring semester, and are eligible to participate in events in the Multipurpose Building.

Click on the link to the News and Events page to learn more.

For more information:
Go to:
Contact Jeff Murphy at or call 4640


Maj. Gen. Danner Presents Keynote Remarks for Pre-Memorial Day Event
The University of Central Missouri invites the campus and local community to attend the annual Pre-Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. ...
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Human Resources/Payroll

Murdock Banner Financial Group rep Chad Appleton will be on campus Thursday, May 7th
Chad Appleton rep with Murdock Banner will be on our campus Thurs., May 7th from 2-3:00 p.m. For an appointment with him please call ext. ...
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Follow the path of the Ebola Outbreak on Frontline
Tonight at 9:00, the inside story of how the Ebola outbreak began and why it wasn't stopped before it was too late. With exclusive access to ...
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Previously Posted News and Events


Undergraduate Spring/Summer Degree Candidates - Commencement Name Cards
Spring and summer undergraduate degree candidates who intend to participate in the May 8th or 9th commencement ceremonies may pick up their ...
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Spring Semester Final Grades due by Noon, on 5/12/15
Final grades are due at 12:00 noon Tuesday, May 12th. Grades can be entered through MyCentral using the Faculty tab and selecting the Final ...
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Health & Wellness

No Gentle Yoga in May

Yoga will resume in June: M/R 4:45-5:45.

For more information:
Contact Barbara Rhodes at


Summer Hours Begin May 11
The University of Central Missouri will begin its summer business hours Monday, May 11, and continue through Friday, Aug. 7. Offices will be ...
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New Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement for Students in University Housing
Under a new state law, effective July 1, students who plan to live in University of Central Missouri student housing this fall must submit ...
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Increase in UCM Faculty, Staff Salaries Approved for FY16
Recognizing the contributions faculty and staff continue to make toward progress at the University of Central Missouri, the Board of ...
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Godard Selected to Lead Enrollment Management Area as Vice Provost
After serving as chair of the University of Central Missouri Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology since 2012, Michael Godard, Ph.D., will ...
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Student Activities

Residence Hall Councils & USHA donate 1375 teddy bears to Operation Gratitude
The residence hall councils and United Student Housing Association teamed up this spring to raise/donate funds toward the purchase of teddy ...
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University Store

Relocation of Student Textbook Rental Returns & Buyback Event
University Store has relocated this semester's textbook rental returns and buyback to the Student Recreation & Wellness Center, Lower ...
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25% Discount on Family Merchandise

Just in time for graduation, enjoy 25% savings on Family merchandise. See the attached flyer for details.

For more information:
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Contact Charles Rutt at

You Are Invited

Retirement Reception for Dr. Marilyn Grechus
The Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology cordially invites you to a retirement reception to honor Dr. Marilyn Grechus. Please join us on ...
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UCM Calendar of Events

Events for Tuesday, 5/5/2015

N/A Final Examinations (includes second-half semester classes.)
9:00 AM Getting Started with Blackboard [Faculty & Staff Only]
9:00 AM OPEN HOUSE-Office of Technology, CentralNet
2:00 PM Google Mail Tips and Tricks [Faculty & Staff Only]
3:00 PM Google Calendar Tips and Tricks [Faculty & Staff Only]
5:00 PM Study Abroad 101