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UCM Daily - Tuesday, February 21

UCM-The Beat Provides Students with State-of-the-Art Experience


UCM junior Dan Swoboda prepares to record his program for UCM-The Beat.

UCM offers a variety of opportunities for students to gain hands-on experiences that complement their coursework. Launched earlier this month, UCM-The Beat, a streaming online radio station coordinated through the Digital Media Production program, offers programming developed and produced by UCM students.

Among them is UCM junior Dan Swoboda, a digital media production major. He produces and DJs a show featuring rock and roll, his favorite music genre. Students may submit proposals for programming for a variety of formats, including talk, music and sports broadcasting.

"When I transferred here, I knew I wanted to get to into radio, and I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity," Swoboda said. "Music is my forte, so I went with what I knew and was comfortable with."

"It's a great opportunity for students to work with radio before they make the transition to TV,â€쳌 said Joe Moore, who with Shannon Johnson supervises UCM-The Beat and teaches digital media courses. "They have freedom to develop and produce programming without the demographic and market considerations necessary in advertising-supported broadcasting."

"We're also working with other academic areas to develop ideas for programming," Johnson said. "Students don't have to be a digital media production major to make a programming proposal."

To listen to The Beat, download the free UCM Radio-The Beat app, or go to for the link.

UCM-The Beat gives young broadcasters the chance to experience engaged learning with a focus on the future of broadcasting while learning to a greater degree.

UCM News and Events

Victory Media Ranks UCM No. 1 in Class as Military Spouse Friendly School

Nearly three months after earning a Top 10 Gold-level Military Friendly School Award, the University of Central Missouri has received a second designation from the organization many military members and their families turn to when considering choices for a higher education. Victory Media, publisher of Military Spouse magazine and digital media, ranks UCM No. 1 among 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Schools for public universities with more than 10,000 students. Please click on the link below to the News and Events ...
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UCM Hosts Two Performances by The Acting Company from New York

The Acting Company, a New York professional touring ensemble, will bring two performances to the UCM's James L. Highlander Theatre stage Feb. 24-25. The group will present William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar on Feb. 24, and a new play, X: or Betty Shabaz vs. The Nation, on Feb. 25. Curtain time for both performances is 7:30 p.m.

For more details, including ticket information, visit the below link to UCM News and Events.

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Contact Mike Greife at


Student Progress Reports are Due TODAY, February 21st at Noon
Faculty may enter Student Progress Reports through 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 21st. Grades can be entered through MyCentral - go to ...
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Two Weeks Left to Apply for UCM Foundation Scholarships
Students are encouraged to use the quick and easy online program, MoCents. The deadline to submit applications for scholarships is March 1. ...
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Awards & Honors

Talking Mules State Champions Runner-Up
The Talking Mules Speech and Debate Team placed 2nd in Open Overall Sweepstakes this past weekend, February 18-19, making them the 2016-17 ...
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Human Trafficking Speaker March 7th
We hope you will be able to join us for our annual conference on March 7th in Union 240. This year Pam Hamilton, creator of the Human ...
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Deadline Tomorrow - Graduate Scholars Symposium
Tomorrow is the last day to submit entries for the Graduate Scholars Symposium. All entries must be made by Wednesday, February 22nd. Enter ...
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Faculty/Staff Training

Safe Zone Workshop - Spring Dates (2/28 & 4/21)
Safe Zone is a program offered jointly by the UCM Counseling Center & the MAPS office. This workshop offers information on LGBTQ identities, ...
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March 16th: Faculty/Staff Green Dot Training
We are offering our second Faculty/Staff training for the year on March 16th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. (finger foods will be provided). The Green ...
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Health & Wellness

LGBTQIA Therapy Group for Students Forming Now
Please feel free to pass this opportunity along to any students who may benefit from this group. ...
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Human Resources/Payroll

Chad Appleton rep with Murdock Banner Financial will be on campus Thursday, February 23rd.
Chad Appleton with Murdock Banner will be on our campus Feb. 23rd from 2-3:00 p.m. For an appointment with him, please call ext. 4255 or ...
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Crisis Leave Pool Donations now being accepted.
We are now accepting crisis leave donations. Only accrued VACATION time may be donated to the Crisis Leave Pool. The deadline to donate is ...
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Maya Angelou: American Masters
Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern ...
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Previously Posted

Awards & Honors

Learning to a Greater Degree Award Nominations Due March 15
Learning to a Greater Degree conveys the essence of UCM. Just as the strategic position is supported by the four reasons to believe, people ...
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Outstanding Support Staff Nominations Now Being Accepted
Nominations are now being taken for the 2017 Outstanding Support Staff Award. Please nominate someone that has gone above and beyond their ...
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Free Faculty/Staff Showing: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, PG-13
Free for faculty and staff! ...
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Current Chatter- Feb 21 WDE 219 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Current Chatter is where coffee, college students and current events collide! ...
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LEAD: Muggles Who Juggle: Nonmagical Ways To Get Things Done
Join us for our next LEAD Speaker Series event on Tuesday, February 21 at 3pm in Union 229. Liz Cassidy and Jeanne Woon of the UCM ...
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Speaker Broadcast Series: Curt Menefee
Come join us for our Speaker Broadcast Series on Tuesday, February 21 at 6pm in WDE 2020. Curt Menefee will discuss how to turn failures and ...
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Proposed revisions to intellectual property rights policies and procedures
Please find attached a memo regarding proposed revisions to the UCM policy on intellectual property rights, intellectual property right ...
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Health & Wellness

Inspire Event with Weight Watchers
An Inspire Event will be held at UCM on Thursday, February 23rd. The event will be held normal meeting time (12:30 pm), but add a little ...
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Mumps Update-Feb. 24 Vaccination Clinic
Cooperating with state agencies to help prevent the spread of mumps on college and university campuses, the University of Central Missouri ...
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Human Resources/Payroll

Dave Yount rep with Metlife will be on campus Tuesday, February 21st.
Dave Yount with MetLife will be on our campus Tues., Feb. 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For an appointment with him, please call ext. ...
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Faculty Senate Meeting February 22, 2017

The Faculty Senate will meet at 3:15 p.m. in union 237A on Wednesday February 22, 2017. This is an open meeting.

For more information:
Contact Dianne Gower at or call 6605434808

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