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UCM Daily - Tuesday, August 30

Service Trip Also Provides Opportunities for Engaged Learning


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Left to right, Ian Powers, Michael Carle, Chris Stockdale, Elizabeth Crawford, Kaitlin Lowe, Dustin Johns, Galen Livingston and Jeff Huffman.

Six UCM students and veterans, accompanied two members of the UCM faculty and staff, spent a week this past summer with the Konnarock Trail Crew in Sugar Grove, Va., in a conservation effort with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

In addition to hiking three miles to the top of the mountain each day, the group logged nearly 300 volunteer hours hauling tools and equipment to the top of the 5,500 ft. peak, felling trees to widen the trails, transforming boulders into mountain steps, and crushing rock fill to eroded areas.

Prior to making the trip, the group engaged in six week of academic curriculum and will continue to engage students in community service activities.

"Military and veteran students often aren't engaged with the universities they attend," said Jeff Huffman, UCM's director of Military and Veterans Services. "We want to change that at UCM and connect our military-affiliated students in a way that's meaningful to them."

Those making the trip were students Michael Carle, Elizabeth Crawford, Dustin Johns, Galen Livingston, Kaitlin Lowe and Ian Powers. They were accompanied by Huffman and Chris Stockdale, chair of the UCM Department of Academic Enrichment.

Their service exemplifies UCM's culture of service and offers ongoing opportunities for engaged learning.


UCM News and Events

Guest Speaker Announced for UCM Constitution Week


Carol Faulkner, Ph.D., professor of history at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, will present "Lucretia Mott at Seneca Falls: Religion, Race, and Women's Rights" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in Union 238.

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

For more information:
Go to: https://www.ucmo.edu/news/faulkner.constitutionweek2016.cfm
Contact Mike Greife at mgreife@ucmo.edu

Faculty and Staff to Tour Whiteman in October, Register by Sept. 26


An opportunity is available for University of Central Missouri faculty and staff members who would like to tour Whiteman Air Force Base Friday, Oct. 14, through a special program conducted between Whiteman leadership and the UCM Office of Military and Veteran Services. Please click on the link below to learn more, including how to register. A PDF of the registration form also is available below.

For more information:
Go to: https://www.ucmo.edu/news/facstaff.whitemantour.fall2016.cfm
Download: Registration Form - 10142016.docx
Contact Jeff Murphy at jmurphy@ucmo.edu or call 4640


Events

Student Employee Training is TOMORROW
Fall Student Employee Training is tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, August 31st, with two sessions: 1:30-3:00 & 3:30-5:00 p.m. This will be ...
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$1.50 Tacos at Traditions Tonight!
Taco Tuesday at Traditions features the best spot in town with a beautiful patio view and build-your-own-tacos! Please note: Due to the ...
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General

Attention Veterans and Military Spouses
Bob Gainous, Disabled Veterans Representative, Workforce Development, will be available September 1, 2016 in Elliott Union 300 from 9 am to ...
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Health & Wellness

Flu Vaccination Clinic Dates Set for UCM in Warrensburg, Lee's Summit
Staff members of the UCM Health Center will conduct the annual Flu Vaccine Clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 in Elliott ...
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Human Resources/Payroll

Crisis Leave 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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Chad Appleton with Murdock Banner will be on campus Thursday, Sept. 1st.
Murdock Banner Financial Group rep Chad Appleton will be on our campus Thurs., Sept. 1st. For an appointment with him, please call ext. ...
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KMOS-TV

Yakov Smirnoff: Happily Ever Laughter, The Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships
Laugh and learn with the entertainer as he inspires viewers to bring back the honeymoon stage and keep it going. Using infectious charm and ...
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Mules and Jennies Athletics

Weekly Mules Football Coaches Show Tonight!
Mules Football Head Coach Jim Svoboda will be live on the show, which is hosted by 1450 KOKO/98.5 The Bar Sports Director and UCM ...
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Student Activities

Egypt Performances This Week!
Please join Spotlight and ABC for Devin T. Robinson, AKA "Egypt". On Wednesday, 8/31, Egypt will perform a piece call "How to Get Over an ...
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Previously Posted

Academics

How to Contact the Registrar's Office via Email
The Registrar's Office strives to provide excellent customer service to UCM faculty and staff. We pride ourselves on a 24 business-hour ...
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Faculty/Staff Training

Green Dot: FINAL Opportunity to become Green Dot Facilitator
If you are considering serving as a Green Dot facilitator, please attend an interest session August 31st; 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Union 233. Here ...
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Teaching On-Line? Consider Taking UCMs Designing Your Online Course with Quality Assurance: Class Starts September 6th
This course is a valuable tool for anyone currently teaching online or planning to teach online. Participants will learn how to apply the ...
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General

FPO Employee Recognition
Have you had outstanding service from a member of our Facilities team? Whether it be custodial, grounds, or maintenance you can recognize ...
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News and Events

UCM Green Dot Participates in National Green Dot Day of Training
UCM Green Dot, UCM's initiative to reduce power-based personal violence on campus and in the local community, will participate in the ...
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Priority Information

Managers and Supervisors - FLSA Required Training
With changes in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act to become effective in December, we are sharing a letter below from Doug Hawks, vice ...
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Progress at Humphreys Continues
To help keep you updated about progress regarding the Humphreys Building Project, we are providing a weekly update with information about ...
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President Authorizes Extended Holidays
The University of Central Missouri recognizes a number of holidays throughout the year, in addition to other days determined by President ...
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Student Activities

Letter to Advisors
The UCM Green Dot team is seeking students with social influence to attend the Connecting the Dots Bystander Intervention training on ...
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Upcoming Fall Winery Trip!
The UCM Trips & Tours program run out of the Office of Student Activities will be hosting its annual Winery Tour Trip on Saturday, September ...
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You Are Invited

Open House
The English and Philosophy Department will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, August 30, 4-6 p.m., MAR 336. Please come by and check out ...
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CTSS Week Aug 29-Sept 2 All UCM Students are Invited to Learn about Study in Spain for Spring 2017
CTSS Week Aug 29-Sep 2 All UCM Students are Invited to Learn about Study in Spain for Spring 2017 ...
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