Michael Sawyer, Ph.D.
facstaff, University News, CAHSS

After Serving as Interim Dean, Sawyer Now Leads CAHSS in Permanent Role

As the University of Central Missouri strives to maintain strong programs in the liberal arts, it will receive leadership from Michael Sawyer, Ph.D., as the new dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

December 05, 2019
UCM Administration Building
University News, awards Rankings Include Three UCM Programs in Top 10

Demonstrating the University of Central Missouri’s commitment to quality academic programs, three UCM degrees were ranked among the top 10 in separate categories by, a student-focused publication that recently released its list of the best programs for 2020.

December 03, 2019
KenMo Puzzle
University News, MIC, UCM-LS

STA Students Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Fund International Partnership

The Summit Technology Academy and Kenyan students working together to resolve world challenges and provide real-world, sustainable solutions.

November 26, 2019
UCM Holiday Market 2019
events, University News

Buy Locally at UCM's Annual Holiday Market Dec. 4

Looking for a great holiday gift ideas? The University of Central Missouri’s annual Holiday Market offers plenty of opportunities to find one-of-a kind locally made gifts in a fun family setting. The event is set for 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the Elliott Student Union, 511 S. Holden St., Warrensburg.

November 26, 2019
UCM Gift of the Magi
University News, events

UCM Theatre and Dance Presents a Special Holiday Production of The Gift of the Magi

University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance will present a production of O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. The play is adapted by Jon Jory, and the production will run Dec. 5-8 in UCM’s James L. Highlander Theatre. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5- 7 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7-8.

November 22, 2019
UCM Peer to Career Center
University News, career services, Alumni Foundation

Strong Corporate-Campus Relationship Leads to New Peer to Career Support Center at UCM

The positive relationships that Career Services staff have built with employers who visit campus not only leads to jobs and internships for students, but most recently resulted in a corporate gift making possible a new collaborative space to aid University of Central Missouri students in the career-building process.

November 21, 2019
Lisa Toms
facstaff, University News

Russellville, Ark. Educator Named Vice Provost for Academic Programs at UCM

Filling a position that is critical to student learning at the University of Central Missouri, Dr. Lisa Toms, Russellville, Arkansas, has been named vice provost for Academic Programs and Services. She begins her new responsibilities at UCM on Jan. 2, 2020.

November 21, 2019
Why Vote 2019
student success, University News

Students Question About "Why Vote?' Leads to Research, Action

On their way to learning how to teach social studies to high school students, University of Central Missouri students this fall addressed the question “Why vote?” Their response led to a practical exercise in voter education and original research that may help increase other students’ participation in the voting process, particularly those who are far from home.

November 21, 2019
Orlando Hatfield, State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition 2019
University News, awards

UCM Student Claims Gold Award at Annual State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition

Orlando Hatfield, a marketing student from the University of Central Missouri, claimed the Gold Award in the Customer Service Role Play category at the 2019 State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition Friday, Nov. 8 at UCM.

November 21, 2019
Central Missouri Police Academy Cadets Training
cmpa, University News

Community Businesses, Organizations Assist in Police Academy Scenario-Based Training

Individuals enrolled in an 840-hour training program at the Central Missouri Police Academy are finishing the program with a week of scenario-based testing out in the Warrensburg and Whiteman Air Force Base communities.

November 20, 2019
UCM Code-A-Thon Winners 2019
University News, awards, student success

UCM Team's Finish Second in Federal Reserve Code-A-Thon Continues String of Top Three Successes

For the third consecutive year, a team from the University of Central Missouri placed in one of the top three positions at the annual Code-A-Thon hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

November 18, 2019
UCM LAE-GED Awards 2019
student success, University News, awards

UCM Continues Historic Win Streak at Regional Criminal Justice Competition

Demonstrating why the University of Central Missouri has a national reputation for its criminal justice program, a team of CJ students has accomplished what no other team has done in the history of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) Region III Competition.

November 18, 2019
UCM Musical Theatre
events, University News

UCM Theatre and Dance Presents Night of Studio One-Acts

University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance will present a night of Studio Theatre one-act plays at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 15, and 16 in the Black Box Theatre located on the first floor of Nickerson Hall. These one-acts are performed, directed, and designed entirely by UCM students.

November 07, 2019
Job Interview
#MIC, University News, UCM-LS

UCM Joins Area Partnership Targeting Job Training for Low-Income Adults

The Truman Heartland Community Foundation is leading a community initiative involving several KC-area organizations.

November 06, 2019
UCM Quad
veterans, University News, events

Veterans Ruck March Builds Awareness, Donations to Aid Campus Cupboard

With a goal to collect food items for individuals in need, all military veterans at the University of Central Missouri and in the local community are invited to participate in the Veterans Engaging Through Service (VETS) Ruck March Monday, Nov. 11 at UCM.

November 06, 2019
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


  • facebook
  • twitter
  • youtube
  • linkedin
  • instagram