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Service Trip Also Provides Opportunities for Engaged Learning


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.


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.

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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.

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Contact Jeff Murphy at or call 4640


Student Employee Training is TOMORROW
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$1.50 Tacos at Traditions Tonight!
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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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Yakov Smirnoff: Happily Ever Laughter, The Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships
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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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