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UCM Daily - Tuesday, September 1

UCM Student Worked with Red Cross Ecuador to Prevent Crises


Tully Douce worked with Red Cross Ecuador to manage 2 million people during the Pope's visit.

Tully Douce has always had a desire to help people in developing countries. A senior double majoring in Crisis and Disaster Management and Spanish, Douce followed his passion and returned to Ecuador, where he grew up, to work with the Red Cross.

This summer, Douce helped develop a risk management program with the Red Cross disaster prevention team. This team worked daily to create a plan to prevent national crises.

"I was able to take everything I learned in class and apply it in a country with limited resources," says Douce. "I had to be creative and learn how to problem solve."

Douce used the strategies he and the team developed in several situations, including the Pope's visit to Ecuador, an event that brought more than 2 million people to the area.

"Ecuador's federal government wants to use the team's plans as an example for their entire country," says Terry Butler, director of Missouri Safety Center. "The risk management team will help educate the community on why planning ahead is important."

Douce says his favorite part of the summer was being part of an organization that truly wants to help those in need.

By applying the skills he learned in class to help a developing country, Douce exemplifies learning to a greater degree.


2015 Aviation Reunion in Warrensburg
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UCMarket Unavailble September 2
UCMarket will be unavailable on September 2, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in order to install a needed upgrade. ...
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Office of Technology

Plans for Windows 10 at UCM
As many of you know, Microsoft has released the new Windows 10 operating system. The Office of Technology received our Enterprise version ...
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You Are Invited

How to work a Career Expo and Professional Dress Fashion Show
Career Development Services, The Graduate School, and The Fashion: Textiles & Clothing in Business Program invite you to attend the "How to ...
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Previously Posted News and Events


Retirement Reception for Mike Grelle
Please join us as we honor Mike Grelle with a retirement reception on September 1 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Union 237 A&B. Mike retired on July ...
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Faculty/Staff Training

Nearpod and Screencast-o-matic Help
There will be a Strategy Swap on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 9:00, Collaboration Zone, LOV 2180. This will be a time faculty can get some 1-1 ...
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Health & Wellness

Free Personal Training
Again, this semester the Fitness Programming Class is offering personal training for UCM faculty and staff that want to participate. To ...
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Human Resources/Payroll

Jonathan Binkley rep with MO Deferred Comp. will be on campus Wednesday, Sept. 2nd.
MO Deferred Comp (ICMA-RC) rep Jonathan Binkley will be here for anyone who would like an appointment with him on Wed., Sept. 2nd from ...
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AFLAC- Larry Mertens rep will be on our campus Thursday, Sept. 3rd.
Larry Mertens from AFLAC will be here on Thurs., Sept. 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For an appointment with him please call ext. 4255 or ...
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UCM Aviation Welcomes First Redtail Aircraft to Skyhaven Airport
UCM Aviation and the Heart of America Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen celebrated the joint vision of a bright future for aviation Thursday ...
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St. Louis Fire Captain and UCM Alumnus Speaks at Patriot Day Event
Gregg Favre, a captain with the St. Louis Fire Department who received the University of Central Missouri's 2014 Outstanding Recent Alumni ...
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Board Approves New Graduate Degree, Two Graduate Certification Programs
A new Master of Science in Nutrition degree and graduate certificate programs in Cybersecurity and Simulation Education were approved by the ...
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Public Safety

UCM - Lee's Summit Parking
Due to the increase in faculty/staff and visitors we have limited the parking area in front of Door 54 as Faculty/Staff/Visitor parking ...
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UCM Calendar of Events

Events for Tuesday, 9/1/2015

8:30 AM It All Comes Down to the Grade (Center) in Blackboard [Faculty & Staff Only]
9:00 AM 25Live - Event Request Training
11:00 AM An Overview of SoftChalk Cloud-A SoftChalk Short Course
12:30 PM An Overview of SoftChalk Create-A SoftChalk Short Course
12:30 PM Let's Talk