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2009 News Archive

December

IBE Program Continues to Contribute to the Community

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/17/2009 - Students in UCM's Harmon College of Business Administration continue to give back to the community while learning from experience as they present more than $17,000 to area not-for-profit groups.
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Mules Basketball Earns First No. 1 NCAA-II Ranking Since 1980

Contact: Shawn Jones
WARRENSBURG - 12/14/2009 - UCM's Mules basketball squad is No. 1 among the more than 300 teams in all of NCAA Division II for the first time during a season since Feb. 20, 1980, with a record of 7-0 on the year.
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Legislative Issues Prevent McCaskill's Attendance

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/11/2009 - With critical discussion regarding health care reform expected to continue through this weekend in the nation's capital, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will be unable to present keynote remarks at UCM's fall commencement ceremonies.
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Share in the Excitement of UCM's Fall Commencement Online

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/10/2009 - Fall graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies planned for Friday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 12, may be viewed via a live stream internet broadcast.
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PAS and Center Stage Academy Present "A Christmas Spectacular!"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/7/2009 - Tickets are available for the holiday performance by young area talent who will bring something for everyone to the Hendricks Hall stage Dec. 18-19.
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Balsam to Receive UCM's Distinguished Service Award

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/3/2009 - St. Louis resident Nina Balsam, a strong supporter of UCM's Department of Criminal Justice and a major catalyst in the state's restorative justice movement, will receive the Distinguished Service Award during 2009 fall commencement exercises.
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Department of Theatre Presents 'Little Women' Dec. 2-6

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/2/2009 - The classic story of the struggles and triumphs of the March family comes to the James L. Highlander Theatre stage at the Department of Theatre presents Louisa May Alcott's classic story.
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November

Four New Directors Join Leadership of UCM Foundation

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/25/2009 - Through a nomination and election process, the UCM Foundation Board of Directors has named four new directors-at-large to help lead the institution's private fundraising efforts.
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JE Dunn Provides Initial Funding for UCM's Kansas City Initiative

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/23/2009 - Demonstrating its commitment to building strong learning opportunities for educators in the metropolitan area, JE Dunn Construction Company has provided a lead gift of $50,000 toward the project launched by UCM's College of Education.
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Department of Music's "Feast of Carols" Ushers in Holiday Season

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/23/2009 - The combined voices of University Concert Choir, Collegiate Choir, Women's Choir, Men's Choir, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will present a program of traditional holiday carols Tuesday, Dec. 1, in Hart Recital Hall.
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UCM Hosts NCAA-II Regional Volleyball Tourney

Contact: Rob McCutcheon
WARRENSBURG - 11/18/2009 - The UCM Jennies will be the host and No. 1 seed for the NCAA Division II South Central Region Volleyball Tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-21, at the UCM Multipurpose Building.
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PRAXIS II Series Exams Rescheduled

Contact: Testing Services
WARRENSBURG - 11/17/2009 - UCM Testing Services will administer the PRAXIS Series II Exams, which were cancelled on Nov. 14 due to unforeseen circumstances, at UCM on Saturday, Nov. 21.
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Gallery of Art and Design Features Fall Senior Exhibitions

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/13/2009 - The public is invited to meet the graduating seniors from the Department of Art and Design as they display their talents in their senior exhibits.
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Wright, Dandurand Appointed to UCM Board of Governors

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/10/2009 - Governor Jay Nixon has appointed Warrensburg resident Mary Dandurand and Columbia resident Marvin "Bunky" Wright to serve on the UCM Board of Governors, succeeding UCM Governors Deleta Williams and Larry Fick.
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UCM Joins Nationwide Celebration of Distance Learning Week

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/10/2009 - UCM President Aaron Podolefsky kicks off a week of events with the signing of a proclamation recognizing the importance of distance learning and the use of technologies to deliver education beyond the university's campus.
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Gordon-Bray Named Keynote Speaker for 2010 MLK Scholarship Dinner

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/9/2009 - Brig. Gen. Arnold N. Gordon-Bray, a 1978 alumnus of UCM and former member of the UCM Mules basketball team, will return to his alma mater as the keynote speaker for the event that raises funds for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Scholarships.
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KMOS-TV Earns National Recognition for Education and Outreach Effort

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/3/2009 - UCM's public broadcasting station recently joined an elite group of public television stations nationwide that were recognized by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for excellence in community education and outreach.
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October

UCM, Community Health Services Work to Make Vaccine Available

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/30/2009 - The UCM Health Center is working with Johnson County Community Health Services to obtain H1N1 vaccine for UCM faculty, staff and students in accordance with priority group guidelines established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Africana Studies Hosts South African Scholar Richard Unite

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/28/2009 - Unite will speak on "African Continental Initiatives: Experiences in Community Development," focusing on leadership, family and community development in the new South Africa.
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Performing Arts Series Presents Vocal Talents of Tonic SoL-FA

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/27/2009 - Tickets are still available for an exciting Nov. 5 performance by four young men from the Midwest who have taken the music world by storm with their amazing blend of vocal talent.
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"Piano Americana" Concert Part of "New Harmonies" Exhibit

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/26/2009 - The UCM Department of Music and Warrensburg Friends of Music present "Piano Americana: An Evening with Mia Hynes and Friends" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Hart Recital Hall.
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UCM Receives Grant To Study Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/26/2009 - The demand for technicians who can help develop and maintain energy-saving vehicles will be addressed by UCM's Automotive Technology Management program, the Missouri Safety Center and a group of Missouri education partners who will share a $5 million Department of Energy grant.
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Department of Music's Wind Ensemble Presents "Images"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/22/2009 - The public is invited to attend as guest conductors Andrew Mast and Tremon Kizer join ensemble director Scott Lubaroff and the wind ensemble on stage in Hendricks Hall.
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Festival of Champions Brings Marching Bands to Walton Stadium

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/20/2009 - Young musicians representing 31 high schools from three states will participate in the 2009 Festival of Champions as UCM hosts the annual marching band competition Saturday, Oct. 24.
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UCM Provides Assistance in Staying Informed about H1N1

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/20/2009 - As the flu season reaches college campuses, UCM is taking steps to keep students, faculty and staff informed about measures to prevent the spread of the flu, including a web site with links to important national web sites.
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Author Eli Clare Brings Perspectives on Diversity to UCM

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/20/2009 - Author and activist Eli Clare will visit campus Oct. 27-28, encouraging audiences to take a closer look at the ways gender, disability, class, sexuality and race are intertwined in our lives.
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Legislators Bring Issues to the Table in Roundtable Discussion

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/16/2009 - UCM's Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Development and the area Small Business Development Center will host area legislators David Pearce and Denny Hoskins in a discussion of legislative issues.
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UCM Board of Governors Decide on President's Contract

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/15/2009 - At a closed meeting on Oct. 2, the UCM Board of Governors decided to allow the contract of President Aaron Podolefsky to expire on June 30, 2010.
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Campus and Community Celebrate 10th Annual Saudi Arabia Day

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/13/2009 - The public is invited to attend the annual celebration of Middle East cultures planned for Friday, Oct. 16, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the South Read and Relax Area of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library on the UCM campus.
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Departments of Theatre and Music Present "Into the Woods"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/12/2009 - Stephen Sondheim's 1987 Tony Award-winning musical comes to the James L. Highlander Theatre Oct. 14-18, bringing together the talents of the students and faculty of UCM's departments of Theatre and Music.
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UCM's Workforce Central Provides Training for New CNAs

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/12/2009 - Twelve area residents joined the ranks of trained healthcare workers as they graduated from training provided by UCM's program dedicated to offering not-for-credit training for in-demand vocations.
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Center for Religious Studies Hosts Guest Lecturer

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/8/2009 - Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, a noted scholar, researcher and educator on the subject of women and religion, will present two lectures and participate in a panel discussion during her visit to campus Oct. 13-14.
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Inspiration for "Rain Man" Brings His Message to UCM Oct. 12

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/6/2009 - Kim Peek, the savant whose story inspired the Academy Award-winning film, will bring his amazing story to Hendricks Hall, inspiring audiences of all ages with the message of respecting diversity and appreciating the capabilities of those with disabilities.
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UCM Honors Distinguished Alumni During Homecoming

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/5/2009 - Three UCM alumni will be honored at the university's annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner Oct. 9 for their contributions to society and accomplishments in their chosen professions.
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Homecoming 2009 Pays Homage to 'Mules Around the World'

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/2/2009 - UCM's alumni and friends return to campus from around the world Oct. 8-10 for the university's annual Homecoming celebration, featuring traditional events as well as several very special anniversaries and reunions.
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September

PAS Tribute to Blind Boone Opens Smithsonian Exhibit

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/30/2009 - Renowned pianist John Davis celebrates the works of ragtime music legend and Missouri native John William "Blind" Boone as the Johnson County Historical Society opens the Smithsonian exhibit "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music."
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Fall Undergraduate Enrollment Increases for Fifth Consecutive Year

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/29/2009 - The fall 2009 campus-wide census at UCM shows undergraduate enrollment growth for the fifth consecutive year, as well as increases in graduate and minority student enrollment.
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Gallery of Art and Design Hosts Exhibit Featuring Chicago Artists

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/29/2009 - "Design Chicago 2010" will feature new work by Chicago-based or originated graphic, industrial, and interior designers in an exhibition that seeks to examine the definition of all things design.
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UCM Symphony Presents Orchestra Pops Concert Sept. 29

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/28/2009 - UCM's Department of Music presents the UCM Symphony Orchestra in the Orchestra Pops Concert planned for Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Hart Recital Hall.
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Radio Theatre Comes to UCM Courtesy of Performing Arts Series

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/21/2009 - The magic of the bygone era of radio theatre comes to life on the Hendricks Hall stage as the Performing Arts Series presents the L.A. Theatre Works productions of "War of the Worlds" and "The Lost World."
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Missouri Motorcycle Safety Expert Earns National Recognition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/18/2009 - Neil Meyers, state coordinator for the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Program, part of the Missouri Safety Center at UCM, recently was named Outstanding RiderCoach Trainer for 2008 by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
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Tickets Available for Performance by British Percussion Duo

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/17/2009 - "Rhythm" magazine has called them "fantastically dynamic and fun to watch." Reserve your seats now for the Sept. 21 performance by Maraca2, presented by UCM's Performing Arts Series.
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University To Unveil Advanced Aviation Training Simulator

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/14/2009 - The public is invited to attend as The Department of Aviation introduces its new Boeing 737NG Advanced Aviation Training Device during an open house Thursday, Sept. 17 in the T.R. Gaines Technology Building.
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Department of Theatre, PAS Bring Children's Play to Highlander Theatre

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/14/2009 - Seating remains available for school groups and individuals to attend a performance of "Morgan and the Falcon Prince," produced and directed by the Department of Theatre in cooperation with the Performing Arts Series.
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UCM Employee Honored With Missouri Older Worker Award

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/10/2009 - As recipient of the Region IV Older Worker of the Year Award, Ernestine Westerhold, a library assistant in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, will travel to Jefferson City later this month as a nominee for the statewide honor.
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The Evergreen Project Offers Tips for Women on 'Going Green'

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/9/2009 - UCM joins the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau and the YWCA in hosting The Evergreen Project, an event providing guidance for women on "Going Green" Saturday, Sept. 12.
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Seating Remains Available for Bacon Brothers Performance

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/8/2009 - Kevin Bacon, known for his stage and film career, and film and television composer Michael Bacon will bring their blue-collar brand of rock with a touch of Philly soul to Hendricks Hall Sept. 9 as they celebrate their 14th year of performing together.
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UCM Music Faculty Members Present Annual Showcase

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/8/2009 - The public is invited to enjoy the varied expertise of the members of the UCM Department of Music faculty at the annual event that brings their talents to the Hart Recital Hall stage Sept. 14.
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Artist in Residence Guy Beck Examines Music in World Religions

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/4/2009 - UCM will host Guy Beck, author of 'Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound' and the editor of 'Sacred Sound: Experiencing Music in World Religions,' as a scholar-in-residence Sept. 9-10.
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August

UCM Preparing to Host the 2010 Laboratory School Reunion

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/24/2009 - Alumni of the university's Training School, College High School or University High School are encouraged to mark their calendars now to attend the reunion scheduled for June 2010.
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UCM President Delivers Fifth Annual State of the University Address

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/19/2009 - Using the theme "Uncharted Waters," UCM President Aaron Podolefsky outlined the accomplishments and successes of the university community during the past year while raising awareness of the challenges that lie ahead.
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Survey Reveals Students Satisfied with UCM Experience

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/6/2009 - Recent research shows that when it comes to student satisfaction with their college experiences, UCM exceeds the national average in many student expectation areas.
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Open House Planned for UCM's Energy Park and Learning Center

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/4/2009 - The public is invited to attend Thursday, Aug. 6 and learn more about the center, the location of the Center for Alternative Fuels and Environmental Systems and a key element of UCM's commitment to sustainability.
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July

Annual 'Get the Red Out' Celebration Kicks Off New School Year

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 7/31/2009 - UCM will host the annual street fair Thursday, Aug. 27, bringing the UCM and Warrensburg communities together in a celebration of the beginning of the new academic year.
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UCM Among The Princeton Review's 'Best in the Midwest'

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 7/30/2009 - For the fourth consecutive year, UCM has been recognized by the prestigious publication as an institution that offers topnotch, affordable education, with many academic degree program choices and friendly faculty.
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UCM Faculty, Students Expand Research on Alternative Fuels

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/24/2009 - Recognizing the need for the development of alternative energy from sustainable sources,UCM's Center for Alternative Fuels and Environmental Systems brings consulting, product development and student research opportunities together in one location.
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President's Lawn Concert Features Community Band

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/20/2009 - UCM President Aaron and Ms. Ronnie Podolefsky will host the annual event July 27, featuring the 2009 summer finale performance of the 25th anniversary season of the Warrensburg Community Band.
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UCM Makes Credit Monitoring Memberships Available

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 7/13/2009 - UCM will make available a free 12-month program to benefit students who could potentially be affected by the recent theft of two computer printouts containing personal information.
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UCM Students Take the Lead in Campus Recycling Initiative

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/10/2009 - After participating in programs such as the Earth Day celebration and the National Teach-in for Global Warming Solutions this spring, two UCM seniors are promoting a "green" campus with a pilot recycling project.
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Foley Brings Perspectives to Upcoming Broadcast of 'History Detectives'

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/9/2009 - Warrensburg resident William Foley, UCM professor emeritus of history, will share his expertise on American Indian trials on the July 27 episode of the program broadcast on KMOS-TV.
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Gift From Alumnus Increases Student Scholarships at UCM

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/8/2009 - UCM alumnus Kea Sung Chung, chairman and CEO of KBFD-TV, "the Voice of Korea," recently made a gift to the UCM Foundation to provide assistance for students struggling to finance their college educations in today's tough economic times.
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June

UCM Alumnus Wins National Piano Competition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/26/2009 - James Cockman, a UCM graduate and current postgraduate student, recently received first prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Biennial Young Artists Piano Competition.
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MoDOT, Federal Stimulus Funds Benefit Airport Improvement Project

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/19/2009 - Completed grant documents providing $1.7 million for improvements at UCM's Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport recently were presented to the UCM Board of Governors and President Aaron Podolefsky by the Missouri Department of Transportation.
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KMOS-TV Invites Area Families to Annual 'Kids Day' in Warrensburg

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/12/2009 - Area children and their families can meet their favorite PBS characters while enjoying a fun-filled day centered around literacy-based events and creating lifelong memories.
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Workshop Offers Insights About the World of Children's Literature

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/12/2009 - Those interested in children's literature may meet and mingle with professionals from the world of children's literature, gathering ideas and learning more about how good children's books are created and shared.
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KMOS-TV Offers Hands-On Explanation of the Digital Conversion

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/1/2009 - Learn more about the conversion to digital television at the DTV Walk-In Center in the KMOS-TV studios, or by visiting one of the DTV Mobile Clinics coming to a community near you.
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May

Central Missouri Repertory Kicks Off 2009 Season with Two Shows

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/27/2009 - Tickets are now available for the Central Missouri Repertory production of "Pump Boys and Dinettes," which will be presented along with the children's show "Winnie the Pooh" for the upcoming season.
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UCM Welcomes ACE International Student Convention to Campus

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/26/2009 - Contributing to the local economy, nearly 2,500 people from many parts of the globe will converge on UCM for the Accelerated Christian Education Ministries International Student Convention May 23-28.
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New Carnegie Course Sharpens Human Relations Skills

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/20/2009 - A new course offering, the world famous Dale Carnegie Course, will be available this fall at UCM through a partnership between UCM and Dale Carnegie Training, a global leader in workplace learning and performance.
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UCM Hosts Annual Ike Skelton Procurement Conference May 29

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/14/2009 - Owners of small businesses can learn how to secure government contracts and network with potential contractors at Congressman Ike Skelton's annual Procurement Conference at UCM.
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David Cook Honored with Outstanding Recent Alumni Award

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/11/2009 - In a year filled with exceptional achievements in the music industry, the "American Idol" winner has added the recognition by his alma mater to a growing collection of awards.
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Gallery of Art and Design Hosts Exhibits By Area Artists

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/8/2009 - The Mid-Missouri Artists will present their annual exhibit in the Main Gallery, joined by local artist Jerry Miller with an exhibit in the Outer Gallery, in a show scheduled to run May 12 through June 10.
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Energy Savings Project Recognized as Largest in the Nation

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/8/2009 - UCM recently took the lead in the nationwide effort to create sustainable environments on higher education campuses with the official kickoff of a two-year energy savings project.
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Spring Commencement Ceremonies Honor Graduates, Alumni

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/7/2009 - In addition to conferring degrees for nearly 1,000 new graduates, the presentation of an honorary doctorate and recognition of an outstanding recent alumna will be among the highlights for the 2009 Spring Commencement at UCM.
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Lorkowski, Dignan Recognized with 2009 Charno Awards

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/4/2009 - A marketing major from Wentzville and a speech communication and political science major from Grant City will be honored at commencement as the top male and female of the UCM Class of 2009.
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Criminal Justice Team Claims Unprecedented Seventh National Title

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/4/2009 - UCM's Gamma Epsilon Delta chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association/Lambda Alpha Epsilon returned from the 72nd ACJ/LAE National Conference with an unprecedented seventh consecutive national championship.
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University Officials Continue to Monitor Development of Flu Virus

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/4/2009 - UCM officials continue to monitor the current spread of the H1N1 virus, formerly referred to as swine flu, keeping a close eye on the status of national and global developments along with Johnson County, MO and state health officials,
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April

UCM Officials Urge Campus to Stay Informed on National Health Issue

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/30/2009 - While there is no immediate cause for alarm on campus, UCM Public Safety and University Health Center personnel are in contact with county and state health officials to ensure that UCM and the community are prepared to address issues related to the flu.
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Energy Savings Project Will Yield Long Term Benefits

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/28/2009 - Honoring a commitment to the sustainability of the environment and available resources, UCM will kick off an unprecedented $36.1 million project that will reduce energy consumption and the university's carbon footprint while improving the academic environment.
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Beth Rutt Named Recipient of J.P. Mees Professional Staff Award

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/20/2009 - UCM's director of campus activities became the eighth recipient of the John Paul Mees Award for Outstanding Professional Staff during an annual breakfast hosted by the UCM Professional Staff Council.
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Recording Legend BJ Thomas to Perform at UCM May 1

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/20/2009 - UCM's Performing Arts Series presents the international recording artist in the finale performance of the 2008-2009 season in Hendricks Hall.
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Honors College Scholars Symposium Planned for April 20

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/16/2009 - The annual event provides undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to showcase their research and creative projects.
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April Proclaimed Environmental Awareness Month

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/14/2009 - In a proclamation signing ceremony, UCM President Aaron Podolefsky reminded students, faculty and staff to support sustainability initiatives on campus.
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Internationally Renowned Author Daniel Quinn to Speak at UCM

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/13/2009 - Daniel Quinn, author of the internationally acclaimed novel "Ishmael," will speak on "The Crash of the Taker Thunderbolt" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Hendricks Hall.
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Honour Receives Top Faculty Award

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/10/2009 - Eric Honour, associate professor of music, is receiving the university's top recognition for faculty members. He is the recipient of the 2009 Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.
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Podolefsky Announces Reorganization of University Advancement

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/9/2009 - The strategic realignment is designed to create a more effective fundraising and communications organization while also streamlining administrative costs.
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Concert Date, Ticket Sales Set for Cook's UCM Performance

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/7/2009 - Adding his alma mater to a nationwide tour that focuses on small venues on college campuses, 2008 'American Idol' winner David Cook will perform at UCM Tuesday, April 28.
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Shreves Provides Testimony for Senate Committee Hearing

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/7/2009 - Phil Shreves, director of student financial assistance at UCM, recently provided expert testimony at a Missouri Senate committee hearing regarding proposed legislation that would benefit UCM students.
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UCM Honors Recipients of Cesar E. Chavez Scholarships

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/7/2009 - Two Kansas City area students were honored with the annual scholarships during a presentation ceremony at the annual Cesar E. Chavez Celebration at Kansas City's Guadalupe Center.
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Department of Theatre Presents Studio Theatre One-Acts

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/1/2009 - Student directors and actors brings their talents and skills to the Black Box Theatre stage as they present three one-act plays April 9-10.
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March

Mules Fall Short in Semifinal Round of NCAA-II Elite Eight tourney

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/27/2009 - The Mules came up short against the top-ranked Findlay Oilers at the NCAA-II Elite Eight on Thursday night in Springfield, Mass., falling 67-65 in a semifinal round game.
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Learn About Healthy Lifestyles at Annual Wellness Fair

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/27/2009 - The public is invited to attend as dozens of professionals gather in the Elliott Union ballroom April 1 to share what they know about living the healthy life.
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Pep Rally at the Multi Will Welcome Mules Home Tuesday

Contact: Rob McCutcheon
WARRENSBURG - 3/27/2009 - The Mules basketball team will be welcomed home from the NCAA-II Elite Eight Tuesday, March 31, with a pep rally beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the UCM Multipurpose Building.
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Mules Basketball Headed to Final Four of NCAA-II Elite Eight

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/26/2009 - The No. 6 UCM Mules are headed back to the NCAA Division II Final Four, overcoming a 12-point deficit to defeat No. 5 Gannon University by an 86-77 margin on Wednesday at the MassMutual Center.
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Performance Celebrates American Jazz and Rhythm Tap Dance

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/25/2009 - American tap legend Arthur Duncan joins the Tapestry Dance Company in "The Souls of Our Feet: A Celebration of American Tap Dance," presented by UCM's Performing Arts Series Wednesday, April 8.
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Cole Named Recipient of Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/23/2009 - Described by her UCM colleagues as a leader in reforming chemistry instruction for large classes, Renee S. Cole, professor of chemistry, has been named the UCM recipient of the prestigious award
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Room and Board Fees Will Not Increase for 2009-2010

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/20/2009 - In an effort to assist students during a tough economic downturn, UCM's governing board has agreed to leave room and board fees at the current rate for the coming school year.
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Additional Federal Funding Received for Autism Clinic at UCM

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/20/2009 - For the second consecutive year, the federal omnibus bill has included funding for UCM's Midwest Clinic for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which will allow it to begin extending its services to students with ASD, their families, and to school districts.
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Mules Claim Regional Title, Headed for NCAA-II Elite Eight

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/18/2009 - Mules basketball captured the fourth NCAA-II South Central regional title in school history Tuesday night as they blistered the Southwest Baptist University Bearcats 98-63, earning a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight.
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Mules Will Play for NCAA-II Regional Championship Tuesday

Contact: Rob McCutcheon
WARRENSBURG - 3/16/2009 - The 6th-ranked and top-seeded Mules will play the 7th-ranked and second-seeded Southwest Baptist Bearcats at 7 p.m. March 17 in the Multipurpose Building for the regional championship in the "Sweet 16" of NCAA-II.
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Renowned Organist Will Present First Quimby Series Recital

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/13/2009 - The Department of Music will inaugurate the Quimby Pipe Organ Series with an organ recital by Jan Kraybill, principal organist and director of music at the Community of Christ International Headquarters in Independence.
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Bond Proposal Could Create Funding for New Science Building

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/13/2009 - Proposed legislation to establish a bonding fund for capital improvement projects on Missouri college and university campuses could mean a new science building for UCM.
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James C. Kirkpatrick Library Celebrates 10 Years of Service

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/10/2009 - UCM's state-of-the-art library will host an anniversary celebration March 24-27, providing an opportunity for the campus and community to visit and see all that is has to offer.
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Mules Claim MIAA Title, Named to Host NCAA-II Regional Play

Contact: Rob McCutcheon
WARRENSBURG - 3/9/2009 - After claiming the MIAA Post-Season Tournament championship Sunday, the Mules were named hosts and received the top seed for the NCAA-II South-Central Regional Tournament, which tips off at noon Saturday, March 14, at the UCM Multipurpose Building.
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Kingery to Receive SGA's Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/4/2009 - Missouri State Representative Gayle Kingery will be recognized for his contributions to quality government in Missouri as the recipient of the Student Government Association's James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award.
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Six Honored by Board of Governors for Life-Saving Effort

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/3/2009 - Six individuals received certificates of appreciation from the UCM Board of Governors for helping to save the life of a university employee during a Jan. 27 medical emergency in the Multipurpose Building.
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The Creative Engine Gears Up for Sixth Successful Year

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/3/2009 - Proposals are being accepted for the annual marathon of creativity, provided as a community service by the best and brightest of UCM's art and design students.
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February

Author and Illustrator Virga Visits UCM as Scholar in Residence

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/27/2009 - Known for his creative presentations, the prolific author and illustrator will offer his insights in public presentations as guest of the Center for Religious Studies and the Department of Geography.
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TRIO Programs at UCM Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/26/2009 - An open house planned for Feb. 27 will honor programs that have enriched the academic experiences of the thousands of UCM students who have benefited from the experience.
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Department of Music Hosts First 'New Music Festival 2009'

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/26/2009 - Emmett Chapman - composer, performer and inventor of the Chapman Stick - will be the featured performer for the festival, which will bring more than 50 composers and performers from across the country to campus.
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UCM's Performing Arts Series Presents 'Greater Tuna'

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/25/2009 - Reserve your seats now for a fun-filled evening with the wacky residents of "the third-smallest town in Texas" as the comedy comes to the Hendricks Hall stage March 3.
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UCM Joins National 2009 V-Day Celebration with Local Production

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/23/2009 - The highlight of the campus Unity Week celebration is the presentation of Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues," with proceeds to benefit Survival: Adult Abuse Center in Warrensburg.
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UCM Collaborates with Kansas Officials for TB Testing

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/23/2009 - UCM's Health Services office is working with Kansas and Johnson County, MO public health officers to provide free tuberculosis testing for individuals who were in close, regular contact with a former student who has been diagnosed with the disease.
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University Board Approves Interior Demolition Contract

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/18/2009 - UCM's Board of Governors approves the award of a contract for additional interior demolition as work continues on the Morrow-Garrison Complex.
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Department of Theatre Presents Mainstage Production Feb. 18-22

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/16/2009 - Take Me Out examines the myths and truths behind society's beliefs in the story of a baseball player whose revelations about his sexuality result in discrimination and violence.
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State Plans Release of Funds for Morrow-Garrison Complex

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/13/2009 - After a state review of capital projects, UCM has learned that it will receive state funding for completion of a renovation project involving its Morrow-Garrison buildings.
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Gallery of Art and Design Presents Exhibit by Area Artist Neva Wood

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/12/2009 - The veteran UCM art educator will share her work in an exhibit of a series of 14 paintings in oils and watercolors that examine the familial relationships between generations of women.
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'Beyond Words' Examines Legacy of Immigration in the U.S.

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/10/2009 - UCM's award-winning interactive cultural and diversity awareness program brings "Immigration and Migration: One World, Many Nations" to the campus and surrounding community Feb. 16-19.
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Safety Initiatives Being Launched Across the UCM Campus

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/10/2009 - With a high priority on the safety of its students, faculty and staff, UCM will implement special projects that will contribute to an even more secure campus environment.
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Butch Thompson Trio to Celebrate Legacy of Blind Boone

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/5/2009 - Tickets remain available for the Feb. 10 Performing Arts Series concert by the jazz and ragtime trio best known as cast members of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" on National Public Radio.
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UCM First to Gain NAIT Accreditation of Master's Degree Programs

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/4/2009 - UCM has become the first institution in the U.S. to gain accreditation of Master of Science degree programs in Technology and Industrial Management by the National Association of Industrial Technology.
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UCM Joins National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/2/2009 - UCM joins educational institutions across the country in the National Teach-In on Global Warming Solutions Thursday, Feb. 5, raising awareness of issues of sustainability and offering ideas and solutions for the campus and community.
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Iraq's Education Initiative Could Bring New Group of Students to UCM

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/2/2009 - A $1 billion plan by Iraqi governmental leaders to improve and expand higher education opportunities for young Iraqi citizens could bring more Middle Eastern students to the UCM campus.
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Student Directors Present Production of "Plaza Suite"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/2/2009 - Neil Simon's classic three-act comedy comes to the Department of Theatre's Black Box Theatre, located in UCM's Nickerson Hall, with three student directors guiding student actors in hilarious performances.
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January

Pleiades and The Honors College Host Literary Events

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/30/2009 - The public is invited to attend readings by poets Wayne Miller and Lynell Edwards and fiction writers Benjamin Percy and Phong Nguyen that make up the three days of Pleiades Week, presented as part of the Pleiades/Honors College Visiting Writers Series.
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Department of Theatre Claims Top Kennedy Center Regional Honors

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/28/2009 - UCM students and faculty competed with more than 1,500 of their peers from 96 colleges and universities to receive top honors at the Kennedy Center American College Region V Theatre Festival.
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UCM Strikes Gold in Annual Region VI CASE Competition

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/28/2009 - Five awards representing efforts in multiple communication areas were presented to UCM's Office of University Relations during the annual Region VI Conference of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in Kansas City.
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Father Moses Berry Kicks Off UCM's Black History Month Celebration

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/27/2009 - The UCM Center for Africana Studies and the Warrensburg Ministerial Alliance will host "Honoring Our Shared Heritage" to be presented by the Missouri clergyman and historian.
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New Master Plan Provides Framework for Growth, Change

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/23/2009 - UCM's Board of Governors has adopted the plan that is aligned with the institution's vision and provides a framework for physical growth and change during the next 10 years.
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Funding Proposal Protects Students From Tuition Increases

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/22/2009 - While a weak economy could cause students nationwide to pay more for their education, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has announced a budget agreement for FY2010 that ensures stable funding for higher education and protects Missouri students from tuition increases.
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Former Marshall University Coach Jack Lengyel to Speak Jan. 29

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/20/2009 - The legendary coach who took over the Marshall University football program following the tragic 1970 airplane crash that claimed the lives of nearly the entire team and coaching staff will bring his inspiring message to the campus and community.
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Historic Landmark Will Remain a Resource for Campus, Community

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/16/2009 - UCM will name a joint committee of members from the campus and community to determine the best use for a generous gift recently made to the university.
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Gallery of Art and Design Offers Pair of Unique Exhibits

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/14/2009 - Exhibitions by Yugoslavian multimedia artist Zlato Cosic and seven highly respected Danish artists provide an exciting look at unique concepts of artistic expression.
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MLK Gospel Concert Features Recording Artist Shawn Derritt

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/13/2009 - The Kansas City-based performer will join area choirs and soloists in the 10th annual concert Monday, Jan. 19, as part of UCM's 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
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Land Acquisition Vital to Expansion of Skyhaven Airport

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/12/2009 - Funding from the Missouri Department of Transportation is making it possible for UCM to acquire land needed to move forward with proposed runway expansion at Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport.
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Report Cites Success of Initiatives to Curb Underage Drinking

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/8/2009 - Alcohol risk reduction initiatives are contributing to lower percentages of students who engage in underage drinking, high-risk drinking and driving after alcohol consumption, according to a UCM report.
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UCM, Chamber to Present MLK Community Service Awards

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/6/2009 - Campus and community leaders and organizations will be recognized for their contributions to the community as part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
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