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UCM Warrensburg, Lee's Summit Participate in Statewide Tornado Drill March 3

The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg will participate in a statewide tornado drill at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. This drill is expected to last about 15 minutes, and is designed to orient faculty, staff and students in appropriate measures to take during a real tornadic event.

February 27, 2020
UCM Student Performance
University News, events, Performing Arts

March Music Festivals Resound at UCM

If you’re yearning to welcome the spring with great music and you missed the 45th Annual Central Missouri Jazz Festival last weekend, don’t worry. Following some late February events, the month of March at UCM Music is also chock full of performances events to satisfy every taste.

February 26, 2020
Carolyn True
Performing Arts, University News, events

Pianist Carolyn True to Perform at UCM

University of Central Missouri Music is pleased to present Distinguished Alumna Carolyn True in recital on Monday, March 2. The program is open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. in Hart Recital Hall on the UCM campus.

February 26, 2020
Students at MIC
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

Fulbright Visiting Scholars to Visit Missouri Innovation Campus to Learn How Students Connect with Future Employers

A group of approximately 90 Fulbright Visiting Scholars from around the world will tour the Missouri Innovation Campus on March 5 as part of a four-day enrichment seminar called “The Future of Work: Overcoming the Skills Gap.” The Fulbright Enrichment Seminar is facilitated by Global Ties KC.

February 26, 2020
Pulse-W Conference
University News, events

UCM's Elliott Student Union to Host Inaugural Women's Empowerment Summit

To kick off Women’s History Month, The PULSE Project at the University of Central Missouri is hosting PULSE-W: A Women’s Empowerment Summit 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 1 in the Elliott Student Union.

February 26, 2020
Merry Wives of Windsor
University News, theatre, events

UCM Theatre and Dance Presents Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' at Warrensburg High School

An evening of comedy awaits those attending the University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance presentation of William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” March 6-8. With the university renovating the James L. Highlander Theatre, this play will be performed at Warrensburg High School at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8.

February 25, 2020
Snapshots of the Burg 2020
University News

Warrensburg Main Street, UCM Students Launch 'Snapshots of the Burg' Photo Contest to Gather Images for Promoting the Community

When you think about Warrensburg, what images come to mind? That’s exactly what sponsors of a new photo contest want participants to consider as they seek submissions for “Snapshots of the Burg,” a joint effort between Warrensburg Main Street and students at the University of Central Missouri to gather fresh, new images for use in promoting the community to others.

February 20, 2020
UCM Talking Mules Capture State Championship at MAFA Tournament
University News, awards

UCM Talking Mules Capture State Championship at MAFA Tournament

In a tournament that included teams representing 15 institutions of higher education, the University of Central Missouri’s Talking Mules finished as the Overall Combined Sweepstakes Champions with the team winning several state championships in individual events and debate.

February 18, 2020
Adult Learning
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM Lee's Summit Announces Spring CompTIA Network+ and Security+ Courses

The courses are designed to help professionals launch or advance in the high-demand field of IT in just eight weeks.

February 17, 2020
Jerald Payne
events, University News

Author, Radio Host Jerald Payne to Lead Mental Health Discussion at UCM for Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, the University of Central Missouri Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity will host speaker Jerald Payne, an author, therapist, social worker, and co-host on the radio show Finally Free with Delores Jones, for a presentation titled "Mental Health in the Black Community" on Monday, Feb. 24 in the Elliott Student Union ballroom. All students, faculty, staff and the general public are welcome to attend.

February 17, 2020
KMOS-TV Production Team
University News, KMOS-TV

KMOS-TV Producers Honored with National Award

Among the public television station professionals honored at a recent awards gala event in Arlington, VA was the KMOS-TV production team for an episode of KMOS-TV’s original series “Wicked Awesome Stuff” in the category of Education/Schools.

February 14, 2020
Modus on KMOS Emerge
University News, KMOS-TV

KMOS-TV to Debut New Slate of Programming on Channel 6.3

International newscasts, powerful dramas, timely documentaries and public affairs conversations will highlight the new schedule on KMOS Emerge, a new non-commercial program schedule launching March 1 on KMOS Channel 6.3.

February 14, 2020
UCM Accounting Class
University News, harmon college of business, awards

Quality of UCM Business, Accounting Programs Affirmed Through AACSB Extended Accreditation

Following ratification by its board of directors, the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) recently announced the extension of accreditation for the University of Central Missouri’s business and accounting programs for the next five years.

February 05, 2020
UCM President's Gala 2020
CAHSS, events, University News

Students, 'American Idol' Winner David Cook to Perform at UCM President's Gala in KC

Showcasing the University of Central Missouri’s talented faculty and students in the School of Visual and Performing Arts, the university presents the President’s Gala from 7 to 9 p.m. March 30, 2020, at Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

February 05, 2020
University of Central Missouri quad
awards, University News

U.S. News & World Report Recognizes UCM for Best Online MBA, Including Program for Veterans, Master's in Nursing Programs

A positive reflection on the University of Central Missouri’s efforts to make quality academic programs accessible and affordable, U.S. News & World Report has included UCM’s online MBA and Master’s in Nursing degrees in its 2020 best online program rankings.

February 04, 2020
Global Classroom
collegehealth, ucmblog

How UCM Students are Changing the Health Care Industry Through Global Collaboration

As both the education and health care industries become increasingly global enterprises, UCM is pioneering a future-focused approach to education that promotes collaboration for global health initiatives by providing health courses that include students from different countries.

June 03, 2019
Kylee Julian
ucmblog, collegebusiness

My Public Relations Major Choice Changed My World

The University of Central Missouri’s public relations program changed my life. When I transferred to UCM, I had never heard of a public relations major, and I certainly didn’t know I could get a degree in it! I wasn’t in the dark very long.

May 09, 2019
Savanna Lightfoot
studentsuccess, ucmblog

Student Spotlight: "UCM Felt Like I was Right at Home"

Our April Student Spotlight features Savanna Lightfoot, an elementary education major. Her anticipated graduation date is May 2020.

April 23, 2019
Physical Education
collegehealth, studentsuccess, ucmblog

Additional Physical Education Programs at UCM Provide New and Rewarding Career Path Options

The future direction for physical education programs is branching into new and exciting realms of career paths. That’s why UCM’s physical education program has been redesigned to create two new majors to help students looking for a career in movement and sports but who are not sure if they are interested in a traditional career path.

April 11, 2019
UCM Presidents
history, facstaff, ucmblog

Take a Look Back at UCM's Legacy of Leaders Who Shaped Campus

President Best continues a long tradition of campus leaders who have impacted higher education in the state of Missouri dating back to the university’s days as the State Normal School for the Second Normal District.

April 11, 2019
Five Questions

The Five Real Questions to Ponder When Deciding on a College

Choosing the right college is a big deal, and it may be your first exercise in value, cost and quality reasoning. You have a lot of variables to look at. Be sure to dig deeper to find the right college to meet your needs. Consider these real questions when you’re shopping for the right college

November 12, 2018
Legacy at UCM
ucmblog, alumni

UCM Legacy Creates Kindred Connections

You may have heard the term “legacy family,” but what does it really mean? At the most basic definition, legacy families are students and alumni whose families, including parents, grandparents and/or siblings, attended or currently attend UCM. It’s through these families that the heritage of UCM passes from generation to generation.

November 01, 2018
UCM Distinguished Alumni 2018
University News, ucmblog, ucmalumni

Meet UCM's Distinguished Alumni for 2018

Five men and women who have outstanding careers in fields such as actuarial science, education, engineering, marketing and mathematics, both nationally and internationally, will be recognized during the University of Central Missouri’s Distinguished Alumni Dinner Friday, Oct. 26.

October 18, 2018
UCM Jack o'Lantern

UCM-Themed Jack o' Lantern Stencils will Brighten Up Your Halloween

Looking to add a little Mule Pride to your Halloween festivities? Enjoy these eight printable UCM-themed Jack o' Lantern stencils and add some school spirit to your holiday.

October 11, 2018
Graduate Students at UCM
studentsuccess, University News, ucmblog

Enjoy These Perks Around Campus for Graduate Education Week

Along with the Governor’s recognition of the importance of graduate education, the University of Central Missouri also has a variety of activities planned during the week to recognize its many graduate students and the opportunities UCM provides for those seeking advanced degrees.

October 10, 2018
UCM Homecoming Parade Cheerleaders

#AlwaysAMule - Connect with UCM During Homecoming 2018

As we welcome UCM students, alumni and community members to Homecoming 2018, we want to connect with you and share the Homecoming moments you’ll never forget. Take a look at how you can share your pics, videos and social media posts with the rest of Mule Nation during the biggest campus celebration of the year.

September 05, 2018
State of the Union 2018
University News, ucmblog

Watch the 2018 State of University Address

University of Central Missouri Interim President Roger Best presented the 2018 State of the University Address on Wednesday, Aug. 22, before a crowd of more than 300 UCM faculty, staff and students in the James L. Highlander Theatre.

August 23, 2018
Dr. Best Instagram Story

Dr. Best Answers Your Questions via Instagram During #UCMKnowsBest Q&A

On Aug. 17, 2018, University of Central Missouri Interim President Dr. Roger Best answered questions from the campus community via Twitter and Instagram. Watch him respond to questions from our Q&A.

August 20, 2018

5 Reasons Every Mule and Jennie Should Be Using Handshake

UCM’s Career Services office automatically provides all current students & alumni with Handshake, giving you the advantage over similar network-driven career websites. Here are the top 5 reasons you should be checking out Handshake regularly.

August 07, 2018
UCM Mule Statue

Top 10 Locations to Take Graduation Photos at UCM

The school year is nearing its end, and it's almost time for what you've been working toward: graduation. Before you say your goodbyes, you might want to take a few pictures to commemorate your time at UCM. There are a lot of beautiful backdrops on campus, and we've compiled a list for you of the top 10 places to take graduation photos on campus. So grab your cap and gown and let's go!

April 24, 2018


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