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2008 News Archive

December

Campus Offices Close for the Holidays, Will Reopen Jan. 5

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/19/2008 - The UCM campus will close for the winter holiday break on Friday, Dec. 19, with offices reopening Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, and spring semester classes scheduled to begin Jan. 13.
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The Carnegians Honor Legacy of Dale Carnegie with Scholarship

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/15/2008 - Members of the worldwide group of alumni of the Dale Carnegie Course recently presented a gift to the UCM Foundation to endow The Carnegian and Dale Carnegie Scholarship, which will be presented annually to an incoming UCM freshman preparing to study speech communication.
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Date Change for Homecoming 2009 Announced

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/15/2008 - Acting on concerns expressed by Warrensburg city officials and the business community about a conflict with Halloween, UCM will move its 2009 Homecoming celebration from Oct. 31 to Oct. 10.
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CentralNet Helps Parents Overseas Make Important Connection

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/12/2008 - While area residents serving the U.S. military may miss being with their families this holiday season, UCM's CentralNet is cooperating with one local business to ensure parents don't miss their children's dance pageant.
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James Will Receive Honorary Doctorate at Winter Commencement

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/8/2008 - After dedicating nearly 30 years to protecting Missourians, Mark S. James, Jefferson City, is being recognized by his alma mater with the honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, during winter 2008 commencement exercises.
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Gallery of Art and Design Hosts Fall Semester Senior Exhibition II

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/5/2008 - The public is invited to a reception Dec. 6 for UCM's graduating students in art education and studio concentrations as they exhibit the best work of their college careers.
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Tickets Now Available for MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/2/2008 - Author and philanthropist Christopher Gardner is the featured speaker for the Jan. 20 event, which funds scholarships for future UCM students from the Kansas City and Johnson County, MO areas and current UCM students.
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"Feast of Carols" Offers Concert of Holiday Favorites

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/2/2008 - Choral groups from the UCM Department of Music kick off the holiday season with a free concert of traditional favorites Thursday, Dec. 4, in Hart Recital Hall.
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November

Criminal Justice Team Claims Unprecedented Seventh Regional Title

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/24/2008 - The G.E. Davila Chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association-Lambda Alpha Epsilon captured the Sweepstakes Trophy for the seventh consecutive year at the recent ACJA-LAE Regional III competition in Kirksville, Mo.
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Renowned Solo Pianist Jim Brickman Comes to Hendricks Hall Dec. 7

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/19/2008 - Reserve your seats now and finalize plans for an unforgettable evening of holiday music by one of the world's master solo entertainers as the Performing Arts Series presents "Jim Brickman's Holiday Concert" Sunday, Dec. 7.
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Coach Peggy Martin Recognized for Legendary Career at UCM

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/17/2008 - The Jennies volleyball coach was honored by UCM and her fans Friday evening with the naming of the Dr. Peggy Martin Volleyball Court as she prepares to retire from a remarkable 33-year career in intercollegiate athletics.
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Telly Awards Recognize KMOS-TV's Excellence in Programming

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/14/2008 - UCM's public broadcasting station recently was recognized by its peers for excellence in broadcast programming and promotion with four bronze Telly Awards.
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UCM Gallery of Art and Design Hosts Senior Design Exhibition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/11/2008 - UCM's senior art and design students will demonstrate their talent and creativity as they exhibit the best of their work during the Senior Design Exhibition for fall semester 2008 in the UCM Gallery of Art and Design.
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KMOS-TV Offers Opportunity to Learn about TV Technology

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/11/2008 - As the American viewing public prepares for the transition to digital television broadcasting in early 2009, many are beginning to revisit the use of the device that brought television to millions of viewers generations ago - the television antenna.
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UCM Celebrates Distance Learning Week with Variety of Activities

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/10/2008 - UCM joins the United States Distance Learning Association in its celebration of the tremendous growth of distance learning as a key element of higher education during National Distance Learning Week at UCM Nov. 10-14.
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2008 Homecoming Competition Results

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/4/2008 - The results are in for UCM 2008 Homecoming competitions, including the Homecoming royalty
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Tickets Now Available for Production of "Beyond Therapy"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/3/2008 - The box office is open for the Department of Theatre's upcoming presentation of Christopher Durang's hilarious comedy that also marks the 20th anniversary of UCM's Black Box Theatre in Nickerson Hall.
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October

UCM Alumnus and "American Idol" David Cook to Appear on SNL

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/30/2008 - UCM alumnus David Cook, who captured the title of "American Idol" last spring, will be the featured musical guest on NBC's award-winning "Saturday Night Live" Saturday, Nov. 1.
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Mary Ann Hart Returns to UCM for Friends of Music Concert

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/30/2008 - One of UCM's most celebrated alumni, mezzo soprano Mary Ann Hart, will visit her alma mater as a guest of the Friends of Music Society to perform and share her talent and accomplishments with students in the Department of Music.
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Gardner Joins 2009 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/27/2008 - Author, entrepreneur and philanthropist Christopher Gardner, whose autobiography inspired the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness," will be keynote speaker for the 2009 Freedom Scholarship Dinner planned for Jan. 20, 2009.
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New Fencing Will Offer Enhanced East Entrance to Campus

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/27/2008 - Consistent with a desire to create a new entrance to campus from the east while improving aesthetic appeal, UCM is planning a change in fencing near the Highway 13 corridor.
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PAS, Department of Theatre Host Annual Children's Show

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/27/2008 - Group and individual tickets remain available for Oct. 29-Nov.1 performances of the original children's show, "To the Rescue," produced by the UCM Department of Theatre in conjunction with the Performing Arts Series.
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Children's Favorite Curious George and Friend Plan Visit

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/23/2008 - Area children may meet their favorite PBS characters as KMOS-TV, UCM's public broadcasting station, hosts a Saturday appearance by Curious George and his friend, The Man in the Big Yellow Hat.
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Artist Returns to Alma Mater for Homecoming Exhibit

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/22/2008 - Artist Dennis Yates, a UCM graduate and alumnus of the Mules football team, hosts an exhibit of his works, offering original and limited edition works for sale to benefit the UCM Foundation.
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KC Educator Mary A. Long Named to UCM Board of Governors

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/21/2008 - Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has named the veteran Kansas City educator with a distinguished background in secondary and higher education to a post on the UCM governing board.
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Wright Joins National Technology Education Advisory Groups

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/20/2008 - Mike Wright, dean of UCM's College of Education, is named to the National Advisory Board for Project Lead The Way and the College Industry Partnership Division of the Corporate Member Council of the American Society for Engineering Education.
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Quimby, Sigot Recognized as Distinguished Alumni

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/20/2008 - Warrensburg businessman Michael Quimby and Asenath J. Sigot, a university professor and administrator from Kenya, will be recognized by the UCM Alumni Association during the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Dinner Oct. 24.
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"Mules on a Mission" Create Homecoming Excitement

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/20/2008 - Friends and alumni join UCM students and staff in a variety of Homecoming activities as the campus and the Warrensburg community join forces for a full weekend of events.
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Festival of Champions Comes to Walton Stadium Oct. 18

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/17/2008 - The sounds of marching music and the beat of the drums will fill the air Saturday as the 2008 Festival of Champions marching band competition comes to Vernon Kennedy Field at Walton Stadium.
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Enjoy a Humorous Look at the American Political Scene

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/14/2008 - Tickets are still available for UCM's Performing Arts Series Oct. 18 presentation of "One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State," a satirical look at the 2008 elections by the improv group Chicago City Limits.
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Annual Saudi Arabia Day Offers Opportunity for International Fellowship

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/9/2008 - The community is invited to join UCM faculty, staff and students in the annual celebration of Middle East culture, with Paul and Colleen Nance as special guests.
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Campus Extends Warm Welcome to Families of UCM Students

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/2/2008 - Students play host to their families this weekend as they share the collegiate experience during the variety of activities that make up Family Weekend 2008.
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September

Gallery of Art and Design Hosts Exhibit by Artist Anne Austin Pearce

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/29/2008 - An exhibition of drawings and illustrations by the Kansas City-based artist is planned for Oct. 2 through Nov. 6, with a public reception for the artist scheduled for Oct. 8.
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Industry Roundtable Offers Insight into Student Opportunities

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/26/2008 - UCM's collaboration with area industries, providing opportunities for students, was the topic of discussion as UCM President Aaron Podolefsky hosted the second annual Johnson County, MO Industry Roundtable.
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Eck Receives Nelson Award for Oustanding Achievement in Fiction

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/25/2008 - Matthew Eck, assistant professor of creative writing, joins the ranks of Missouri and Kansas authors and poets recognized for excellence in writing as he receives the Kansas City Star's prestigious William Rockhill Nelson Award.
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Wesly Family Gift Recognizes International Experiences

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/24/2008 - A $100,000 commitment from the family of longtime university friend and benefactor Benoit Wesly of Maastricht, The Netherlands, creates two new awards recognizing excellence in international education at UCM.
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Margaret Mead Traveling Film Festival Coming to UCM This Fall

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/17/2008 - Take advantage of a rare and exciting opportunity to experience the nationally-recognized collection of independent films sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
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Seats Available for Oct. 5 Performance by the KC Symphony

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/17/2008 - Individual performance tickets now are available for the season opener of the 2008-2009 Performing Arts Series, a celebration of the 20th anniversary of UCM's entertainment and cultural education series.
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Season Tickets Available for Another Year of Great Stage Performances

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/11/2008 - Reserve your seats now for the UCM Department of Theatre's entire exciting 2008-2009 season, which brings give exciting and diverse stage performances to the campus and surrounding community.
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Italian Cuisine the Star of the Show in "Cooking with Giuliano"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/3/2008 - KMOS-TV, UCM's public broadcasting station, brings one of Warrensburg's culinary talents to its viewers with a special presentation of "Cooking with Giuliano" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.
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August

Author's Passion for Children's Literature Preserved with Gift

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/29/2008 - Clyde Robert Bulla enjoyed a highly successful professional career in children's literature, and his legacy and desire to share his interest in writing with young readers is being preserved through an estate gift to UCM.
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"Get the Red Out" Celebration Kicks Off the New Academic Year

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/27/2008 - School spirit abounds Thursday, Aug. 28 as UCM and the Warrensburg community come together for the "Get the Red Out" street fair. Festivities take place 4 to 6:30 p.m. west of the Elliott Union.
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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes UCM as One of America's Best

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/27/2008 - The national publication used by students and their parents to help make choices about college ranks UCM as 19th among public master's-level institutions in the Midwest.
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Gallery of Art and Design Opens New Season with Faculty Exhibition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/22/2008 - UCM's public art gallery opens its 2008-2009 season with a new name and an exciting exhibit of works by current and emeriti faculty from the UCM Department of Art and Design.
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Friends of Music Society Announces Exciting Fall Season

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/20/2008 - The group's third season opens with a trio of programs, including the return of UCM alumna and internationally renowned vocal artist Mary Ann Hart, who will perform and conduct master classes for UCM students.
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President's Address Sheds Light on UCM's Next Frontier

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/20/2008 - UCM President Aaron Podolefsky opens the 2008-2009 academic year by outlining progress in areas such as strategic planning and creating a "green" campus during his annual State of the University address.
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Welcome Back! It's Going to be Another Great Year

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/14/2008 - UCM welcomes back faculty, staff and students as the campus gears up for another exciting year with the opening of the 2008-2009 academic year and a full slate of events and activities.
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Performing Arts Series Announces 20th Anniversary Season

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/12/2008 - UCM's entertainment and cultural education series expands to include nine events as it moves to a new home in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, along with a new box office location and a new director at the helm.
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Groundbreaking Ceremony Launches Era of Airport Expansion

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/7/2008 - Campus and community leaders, public officials, and area business leaders joined those interested in the future of UCM's Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport and participated in a public groundbreaking ceremony that marks a new era in area aviation
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Part-Time Job Fair Matches Students with Area Employers

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/7/2008 - UCM students seeking part-time employment may connect with more than 40 area employers offering a variety of job opportunities at the Part-Time Job Fair Monday, Aug. 18.
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Alumni Concert, Big Band Dance Offer Opportunity to Support the Arts

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/4/2008 - Enjoy an evening of song and swing while supporting the arts by attending the dinner, alumni concert and dance hosted by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Saturday, Sept. 6.
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The Princeton Review Names UCM a "Best of Midwest" University

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/1/2008 - Citing a quality academic environment and affordability, the New York-based education services company has included UCM on its prestigious list of best universities in the Midwest for the third consecutive year.
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July

UCM President's Lawn Concert Moves Indoors to Elliott Union

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/25/2008 - Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the annual event featuring ice cream served by UCM administrators and music by the Warrensburg Community Band moves indoors to the atrium of the Elliott Union at 7 p.m. today, July 28.
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Cooperative Effort to "Go Green" Just Keeps on Growing

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/18/2008 - UCM's public broadcasting stations recently joined Powell Gardens near Kingsville for a celebration of the continued success of "Go Green," a cooperative effort to reduce the carbon footprint generated by the two stations.
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Local Artists, Luehrman Exhibit Works in Annual Summer Show

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/9/2008 - Mid-Missouri Artists hosts its annual Members Show in the main gallery July 8-25, and Richard Luehrman, UCM professor emeritus of art, also will show a concurrent exhibit, "The Artist Meanders," in the outer gallery.
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90.9 The Bridge Nominated for National Industry Award

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/9/2008 - Radio and Records, the premier music industry trade magazine, has announced that UCM's public broadcasting radio station has been nominated for its Triple A Industry Achievement Award-Non-Commercial Station of the Year, Top 50 Markets.
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Aspiring Children's Authors Meet to Learn and Network

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/3/2008 - Meet and mingle with professionals from the world of children's literature, gathering ideas about current trends and issues and learning more about how good children's books are created and shared.
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A Renewed Morrow-Garrison Complex Begins to Take Shape

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/3/2008 - The first stages of the renovation of UCM's Morrow-Garrison complex are becoming evident as portions of the facility are closed to the public to permit construction crews to begin work.
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June

UCM Recognized for Successful Campus Blood Drives

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/30/2008 - UCM has been named a member of the Community Blood Center's Community Star Club for its significant contribution to the blood drives conducted on the UCM campus during 2007.
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"Art Race" Across U.S. Leads London Film Crew to UCM Classroom

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/23/2008 - Los Angeles area artist Kenny Harris visited a UCM class room during his 40-day trek across the United States as one of two artists chosen to participate in the television series "Art Race."
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Roberts Named to Cazenovia College Board of Trustees

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/20/2008 - Betty J. Roberts, Ph.D., vice president for administration and finance at UCM, has been named to board of trustees of her alma mater, Cazenovia College in Syracuse. NY.
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KMOS-TV Receives MBA Award for Excellence in Broadcasting

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/16/2008 - UCM's public broadcasting station earns a 2008 First Place Award for Broadcasting Excellence from the Missouri Broadcasters Association for local programming in conjunction with 2007 PBS broadcast of "The War."
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Central Missouri Repertory Opens Season with "Leading Ladies"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/13/2008 - Tickets remain available for the June 19 opening of the Central Missouri Repertory theatre's 27th season of providing quality professional theatre to Warrensburg and the surrounding area.
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KMOS-TV Hosts Its Annual Kids Day in Clinton June 14

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/5/2008 - UCM's public broadcasting station hosts its popular annual event that provides area children and their families with the opportunity to spend meaningful time together while creating some very special memories.
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Naval Secretary Discusses Importance of Business to the Military

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/2/2008 - Stressing the important role private businesses play in providing quality products for the military, U.S. Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter presented the keynote remarks at Congressman Ike Skelton's annual Procurement Conference.
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May

Michaelsen Heads to Australia as Senior Fulbright Scholar

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/30/2008 - Larry Michaelsen, UCM professor of management, has the opportunity to spread the word about two innovative approaches to learning to faculty members on the other side of the globe as a Senior Fulbright Scholar.
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Student Team Claims National Prize in Graphic Design Competition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/30/2008 - A team of graphic arts technology management students earned a national first place in the Phoenix Challenge college competition at the Flexographic Technical Association's annual conference and forum in Dallas.
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College of Education Reorganizes to Better Prepare Future Educators

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/30/2008 - With a focus on preparing educators for the future, UCM's College of Education has completed departmental restructuring and other initiatives to ensure teacher education programs meet 21st century needs.
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Mules Advance to Semi-Finals in NCAA-II Championship Play

Contact: Rob McCutcheon
WARRENSBURG - 5/29/2008 - Mules baseball received a complete game pitching performance from Danny Potje on Wednesday night to advance to the final four at the NCAA-II Championships, posting a 5-1 victory over Shippensburg in an elimination round game.
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UCM and Warrensburg Welcome Annual ACE International Convention

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/27/2008 - For the second time since 2005, Accelerated Christian Education Ministries has chosen UCM as the site for its International Student Convention, bringing more than 2,500 junior high and high school students and their teachers to campus May 24-29.
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UCM Alumnus David Cook Named the New American Idol

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/22/2008 - Garnering more than 54 million votes from fans across the country, the 2006 UCM graduate claims the coveted title of America's most promising up and coming entertainer.
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KTBG-FM 90.9 The Bridge Completes Record-Setting Pledge Drive

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/21/2008 - Listeners and supporters of UCM's public broadcasting radio station have given the station a heart-felt boost with the completion of the most successful pledge drive in the station's history.
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Crayton Estate Gift Creates Scholarships for Future Educators

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/21/2008 - A $400,000 estate gift from longtime Warrensburg resident and retired educator Margaret Berneice Crayton establishes a new scholarship for elementary education majors at UCM.
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Fans Invited to Join UCM in Cheering Cook on to Victory

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/16/2008 - UCM alumnus David Cook has made it to "American Idol's" final two, and we're meeting again to cheer him on victory at Union Station in Kansas City from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 20.
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New Home Designated for Services Provided by UCM's Lighthouse

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/15/2008 - The variety of services offered by The Lighthouse Violence Prevention and Intervention Center at UCM have moved to the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.
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Watch Party at KC's Union Station Continues in Support of David Cook

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/13/2008 - Join the growing crowd of fans attending the weekly Tuesday Watch Party at Kansas City's Union Station as UCM alumnus David Cook continues his progress on "American Idol."
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UCM CJ Team Claims Unprecedented Sixth National Championship

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/13/2008 - UCM's Gamma Epsilon Delta chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association/Lambda Alpha Epsilon recently topped its own record with a sixth consecutive national championship at the ACJ/LAE National Conference.
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Secretary of the Navy to Speak at Skelton Procurement Conference

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/9/2008 - The Honorable Donald Winter, the 74th Secretary of the Navy, is the featured luncheon speaker for the annual Ike Skelton Procurement Conference, which offers opportunities for small businesses to learn about doing business with the U.S. government.
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Fifth Creative Engine Continues to Provide Community Service

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/2/2008 - Area not-for-profit groups reaped the benefits of the creativity of students from the UCM Department of Art and Design and the Graphic Arts Technology Management Program during the recent 24-hour marathon.
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Special Honors Highlight Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/2/2008 - Two honorary doctorates, the Distinguished Service Award and the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award will be presented during Spring Commencement exercises as more than 1,000 graduates receive degrees.
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Sanders Named as Student Representative on Board of Governors

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/1/2008 - Recently appointed to the post by Gov. Matt Blunt, Ryan Sanders of St. Charles is eager to provide UCM students with an active voice on issues addressed by the university's governing body.
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April

2008 Charno Awards Recognize Outstanding UCM Seniors

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/30/2008 - Jill Loethen, a finance major from Linn, and Adam Dustman, a criminal justice major from Kansas City, will be honored for their accomplishments and commitments to the campus and community during spring commencement ceremonies May 10.
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American Idol Watch Party Continues in Support of UCM Alum

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/24/2008 - UCM and Union Station in Kansas City are hosting an American Idol Watch Party from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday in support of UCM alumnus and Blue Springs resident David Cook, a finalist this season on the hit Fox TV show.
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BKD Gift Creates First Distinguished Accounting Professorship

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/24/2008 - With a $250,000 commitment from BKD LLP, one of the nation's largest accounting firms, alumni of UCM's School of Accountancy have taken a step forward in assuring the continued quality of the university's accounting program.
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Shakespeare Meets Hollywood in Dept. of Theatre Production

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/22/2008 - Join in the fun as several of Shakespeare's most mischievous characters join the cast of a 1930s Hollywood spectacular in the spring Department of Theatre mainstage production of "Shakespeare in Hollywood."
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Registrar's Office Adds New Online Services for Students

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/18/2008 - Students can save a trip to the Registrar’s Office with new online transcript request and proof of enrollment services recently initiated at UCM.
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Gift Will Benefit UCM's Department of Safety Sciences

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/17/2008 - A significant gift from Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance totaling $196,000 will renovate the department's laboratory and create a fund for its annual maintenance, as well as establish a new undergraduate scholarship.
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Conference Examines Funding for Technology-based Business

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/15/2008 - "Make the Right Connections" and learn from the experts how to fund technology-based business by attending the TECH 2008 Conference May 2 at the UCM Summit Center.
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Essig Collection of Musical Instruments Subject of Honors Project

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/15/2008 - A portion of the unique collection of musical instruments housed in UCM's Department of Music will come to life April 28 as part of an honors project presented by a senior UCM music major.
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UCM Names Assistant Vice President of Major Gifts

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/15/2008 - As fundraising efforts at UCM continue to gain momentum, the university has announced the selection of Joseph Kremer as assistant vice president for major gifts.
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Vaughn Named To Lead Missouri Graduate Deans Association

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/10/2008 - Joseph Vaughn, interim assistant provost for research and dean of the Graduate School at UCM, recently was elected president of the Missouri Graduate Deans Association (MOGDA) at the group's annual meeting in St. Louis.
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Second Master Plan Town Hall Meeting Seeks Campus Input

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/10/2008 - All UCM faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the second Campus Master Plan Town Hall meeting planned for 2-4 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Lovinger Auditorium, and provide input into the planning for existing and future facilities needs.
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Board of Governors Sets Student Fees Within 4.1 Percent CPI

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/10/2008 - A combined average increase in student instructional and general fees of 4.09 percent for resident undergraduates will allow UCM to meet budget challenges for Fiscal Year 2009, bringing UCM to seventh in cost among 13 Missouri public four-year institutions.
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Department of Music Showcases Student Talent

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/4/2008 - The Department of Music and the Friends of Music Society will host the Gala Showcase Concert April 4, featuring the talents of members of student ensembles and providing an opportunity to assist the department in building resources for the future.
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Recital Offers Preview of Upcoming Steinway Hall Performances

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/4/2008 - Students and faculty from UCM's Department of Music will offer their local audience a sample of the program they will present in recital in Steinway Hall in New York City.
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"Wild Chronicles" Segment Features UCM Research Team

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/4/2008 - Viewers of KMOS-TV will have an opportunity to view the episode of the PBS program containing a segment featuring a UCM research team from the Department of Biology and Earth Science.
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The "Rules, Rights and Wrongs" of Modern Society Examined

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/2/2008 - A variety of exciting speakers will provide insight into the many aspects of justice in American and international societies as UCM hosts the 2008 Politics and Social Justice Week April 7-11.
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March

Partnership Opens New Door with Carnegie Training Group

carnegiebust_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/28/2008 - People who enroll in Dale Carnegie Training courses in more than 75 countries worldwide now may gain course credit from UCM partnership as a result of a new partnership between the university and Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc.
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UCM Graduates Find Jobs Despite Sluggish Economy

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/27/2008 - Despite a sluggish national economy, UCM graduates had great success in the 2006-2007 job market, with 96.8 percent of UCM's graduates finding work within six months after earning their degrees.
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UCM Announces Partnership with Dale Carnegie & Associates

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/26/2008 - The organization that provides internationally known Dale Carnegie Training programs will announce a new partnership with UCM Thursday, March 27, which has been proclaimed "Dale Carnegie Day" by Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt.
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Scholars Symposium Offers a Glimpse at Academic Successes

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/25/2008 - More than 160 of UCM's best and brightest scholars will showcase their research and creative student projects during the annual symposium April 7-8 in the Elliott Union.
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Young Artists Share Works in Pair of Art Center Gallery Shows

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/21/2008 - Area high school students and UCM art majors and minors will share their creativity and talent with the public as the UCM's Art Center Gallery hosts two student shows through the end of March.
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UCM Broadcasting Makes First "Go Green" Contribution

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/20/2008 - KMOS-TV and 90.9 The Bridge, UCM's public broadcasting stations, recently made the first contribution toward a long-term commitment to protecting the environment with the presentation of a check for $1,500 to Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical gardens.
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Prufer Named Recipient of Byler Distinguished Faculty Award

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WARRENSBURG - 3/20/2008 - Kevin Prufer, a UCM professor of English who has gained national acclaim in the world of literature, will receive the top honor bestowed upon university faculty during a reception planned for Tuesday, April 1.
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Desmond Honored by Governor for Excellence in Teaching

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WARRENSBURG - 3/19/2008 - Described by her UCM colleagues as an outstanding scholar and educator who "personifies dedication to excellence in instruction," Kathleen Desmond, UCM professor of art history, will receive the Governor's Excellence in Teaching Award.
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LeVota to Receive SGA's Kirkpatrick Governance Award

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WARRENSBURG - 3/18/2008 - Honoring his commitment to Missourians and his role in state government, Rep. Paul LeVota of Independence will be recognized with the 2008 James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award April 3.
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Learn More About the Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/17/2008 - Take advantage of opportunities to improve your health in a fun and informative environment as UCM's University Health Services sponsors the 9th Annual Wellness Fair March 26.
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Symposium Examines the African-American Family

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WARRENSBURG - 3/13/2008 - Educator and author Freeman A. Hrabowski, president of The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is featured speaker for the two-day event, delivering the Felice Hill Gaines Lecture in Africana Studies.
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UCM Grabs National Admissions Marketing Awards

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/13/2008 - UCM captured seven awards in the 23rd Admission Marketing Awards competition, including a gold, with entries created by staff in the Office of University Relations in cooperation with constituents across campus.
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Teacher Placement Day Planned for March 26

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/12/2008 - Students, alumni and guests may meet with administrators from more than 175 school districts during the annual event planned for Wednesday, March 26 in the UCM Multipurpose Building arena.
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UCM's Performing Arts Series Presents "Theatre of Illusion"

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WARRENSBURG - 3/11/2008 - Tickets remain available for the finale of the 2007-2008 PAS season featuring Kevin and Cindy Spencer in an amazing performance of magic and illusion scheduled for Thursday, March 20, in Hendricks Hall.
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"Beyond Words" Takes a Look at How We See Ourselves

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/7/2008 - The Office of Community Engagement provides an opportunity to develop a stronger understanding of discrimination based upon body image in the return of the successful annual Beyond Words Oppression Experience program.
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Scalia Shares Views on "Living Constitution"

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WARRENSBURG - 3/5/2008 - Antonin Scalia, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, shared his views on the United States Constitution as he addressed a capacity crowd of more than 1,300 people in UCM's Hendricks Hall March 4.
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The Creative Engine Gears Up for Fifth Successful Year

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/4/2008 - Area not-for-profit organizations can benefit from the expertise of UCM graphic design students as the Department of Art launches its fifth annual marathon of creativity April 14-15.
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Mules, Jennies Headed for MIAA Tournament

Contact: Rob McCutcheon
WARRENSBURG - 3/3/2008 - Tickets are available now for the MIAA Tournament as the sixth-seeded Jennies prepare to take on Southwest Baptist Thursday, March 6, and the No. 3 Mules face No. 6 Washburn Friday, March 7, at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium.
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February

Mock Trial Team Headed to National Competition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/29/2008 - UCM's Mock Trial Team placed fourth out of 16 teams at the American Mock Trial Association regional competition at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, earning a trip to silver national competition at Northwestern University in Waukegan, Ill.
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Seating Plan for Scalia Presentation Announced

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/28/2008 - Although free tickets for the March 4 presentation by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia have been distributed, procedures have been implemented to ensure that seats are not left unfilled if those with tickets cannot attend.
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Friends of Music Host UCM Alumnus Daryl Duff

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WARRENSBURG - 2/26/2008 - UCM's Friends of Music Society brings another outstanding performance to campus as UCM alumnus Daryl Duff, a member of the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters, returns to his alma mater Sunday, March 2 in "Daryl Duff: The American Voice."
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Brady Named to UCM Board of Governors

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WARRENSBURG - 2/25/2008 - Warrensburg community leader and longtime supporter of UCM Weldon Brady has been named to the UCM Board of Governors by Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, followed by confirmation by the Missouri Senate Feb. 21.
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PAS Offers Evening of Traditional Irish Dance, Music and Song

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/22/2008 - Tickets remain available for a spectacular evening of traditional Irish fare as UCM's Performing Arts Series presents "The Magic of Ireland" Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Hendricks Hall.
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UCM Student, Faculty Researchers Featured on "Wild Chronicles"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/18/2008 - A UCM research team from the Department of Biology and Earth Science will be featured on the PBS program that will be broadcast on or around Feb. 22 on PBS television stations nationwide.
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Mainstage Production Tests Society's Preconceived Notions

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/15/2008 - Tickets are available now for the UCM Department of Theatre mainstage production of "Fat Pig" by Neil Labute, planned for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Highlander Theatre.
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UCM Joins Nationwide Commitment to Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/14/2008 - UCM President Aaron Podolefsky joins higher education leaders in pledging to combat global warming by signing the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment.
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Free Workshop Offers Information About NEH Grant Funding

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/12/2008 - Non-profit organizations seeking funding for the humanities can learn more about applying for and receiving a National Endowment for the Humanities grant at a free March 24 workshop.
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Theatre Students, Faculty Earn Kennedy Center Region V Awards

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/8/2008 - Students and faculty from the Department of Theatre received top awards and honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region V.
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Overflow Seating Will Be Available for Lecture by Justice Antonin Scalia

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/7/2008 - All free tickets for reserved seating in Hendricks Hall for public lecture by Justice Antonin Scalia have been distributed, but free overflow seating will be made available for the March 4 event.
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Conference Examines Social Impacts of Fighting Terrorism

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/5/2008 - "Terrorism and Justice: The Balance for Civil Liberties" is the topic of the fifth annual academic conference to be hosted by the UCM Department of Criminal Justice Feb. 18-20.
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KMOS-TV Receives International Davey Awards

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/4/2008 - For the second time in a year, KMOS-TV, channel 6, UCM's public broadcasting station, has earned recognition from its peers for excellence in programming and production.
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Fountain City Brass Band Coming to UCM

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/1/2008 - UCM's Friends of Music Society brings Kansas City's internationally renowned brass band to campus Feb. 10 for another exciting performance of the 2007-2008 season.
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January

KMOS-TV Hosts Preview of "African American Lives 2"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/30/2008 - UCM's public broadcasting station will host a sneak preview of the new PBS series that offers a "how-to" approach to tracing the ancestry of African Americans.
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UCM Brings Home Two CASE Awards

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/28/2008 - UCM received two communication awards in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's District VI 2008 Awards Competition.
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Federal Funding Received for Autism Clinic

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/25/2008 - President Aaron Podolefsky's agenda to secure federal dollars for programs benefiting UCM and the community is paying off with the award of funds for the establishment of the Midwest Clinic for Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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"Magic" Johnson Captivates Audience at Scholarship Dinner

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/24/2008 - Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr., professional basketball legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist, provided a sellout crowd with an evening to remember at UCM's annual Freedom Scholarship Dinner.
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Gallery Shows Examine the Art Form of Drawing

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/14/2008 - UCM's Art Center Gallery will open the spring semester with three new shows that offer an examination of the uses of drawing in bringing ideas to life.
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Impact of Statewide Initiative Topic of MLK Forum

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/14/2008 - UCM's 2008 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration continues with the 2008 Issues Forum, which will examine and discuss the potential impact of the proposed Missouri Civil Rights Initiative.
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Museum Exhibit Features Western, Central African Artifacts

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WARRENSBURG - 1/9/2008 - UCM's Arthur F. McClure Archives and University Museum will host "Masquerade," an exhibit of traditional western and central African art from the collection of Brian and Kristi Nickl.
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MLK Luncheon Focuses on Community Service

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/9/2008 - Campus, community and corporate leaders and organizations were recognized for their service to the community during a joint luncheon hosted by UCM and the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.
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Imboden Named Director of Performing Arts Series

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WARRENSBURG - 1/4/2008 - As UCM's Performing Arts Series enters a new phase in its growth and development, Warrensburg resident Jeff Imboden will take the reins as the new director of the cultural arts and entertainment program.
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