On September 17, 1787, the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia held their final meeting, and signed the Constitution of the United States of America. Each year, the University of Central Missouri commemorates this defining moment in American history with a series of events and activities
Each month the American Democracy Project sponsors informal facilitated dialogue of current events and refreshments. The topic changes monthly.
Each year in February the American Democracy Project hosts a speaker as part of Unity Week
Take Back Your Time
Each year in October, we take a day to recognize that individuals are overworked and schedules are so overloaded that society’s health and relationships are at risk. This day is focused on setting aside time for self, family, friends, and wellness. As part of the event, a peace tree is decorated with individual’s wishes and dreams
Pursuit of Happiness
Every year in April at the University of Central Missouri, we celebrate the Pursuit of Happiness. An award is given on Pursuit of Happiness Day to a faculty or staff member that goes beyond the call of duty to make others happy.
One Campus One Book
One Campus One Book is a common reading program at UCM intended to engage all of our students and campus community in a shared, academically-driven experience. This initiative is intended to bring meaningful conversations on relevant, complex subjects beyond the classroom and into students' daily lives. Each year the common reading program culminates with a campus visit by the book's author in November.