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Public Relations and Strategic Comunications, University News, Online Learning

UCM's Online PR Degree Named Most Affordable Program by OnlineU

Anyone who is seeking an affordable Public Relations degree from a nationally recognized academic program, may want to consider the University of Central Missouri. The academic rankings organization, OnlineU has designated UCM #1 on its list of colleges and universities that offer the Most Affordable Online Public Relations Degrees.

May 30, 2023
IMC, Staff Awards, University News

Kennedy Honored as 2023 Foster/Inglish Public Relations Prize Recipient

Known for his creativity and skill in strategic video communication, John Kennedy, a member of the Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) staff at the University of Central Missouri, has been recognized as the 2023 recipient of the Carl B. Foster/John M. Inglish Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations.

May 25, 2023
University News, chemistry, undergraduate research

UCM Undergraduate Research Experience Puts Chemistry Alumnus on Path to Ph.D., Publication of Peer-Reviewed Manuscript with Campus, International Scientists

Three years after earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, former Grain Valley resident Cole Scholtz continues to reap the benefits of his research experiences at the University of Central Missouri. He not only recently published a scholarly paper in cooperation with two of his former UCM professors and six scientists from across the globe, but the education he received helped ignite his passion for scientific research and prepared him for a rigorous doctorate in chemistry program that will launch his professional journey.

May 23, 2023
University News, Staff Council

Top Staff Awards Presented to Craig, Quigley During Annual Breakfast

Two individuals who have made a positive impact on the University of Central Missouri through their exemplary service and commitment were recognized on May 11 with the highest honors bestowed upon full-time exempt and non-exempt staff members.

May 17, 2023
Central Missouri Repertory, University News, UCM Theatre and Dance

Central Missouri Repertory to Present Children's Touring Production 'Robin Hood'

Entering its 39th season of live children’s touring theatre productions, University of Central Missouri (UCM) Repertory Theatre (CMR) will present “Robin Hood” by Kathryn Schultz Miller at numerous locations throughout West Central Missouri in late May and early June. This includes a free, public performance in Warrensburg at the Highlander Theatre on the UCM campus at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28, as well as performances at venues in the communities of Clinton, Lee’s Summit, Richmond, Rocky Mount, and Sedalia on a touring schedule that begins May 25 and ends June 8.

May 16, 2023
University News, Missouri innovation campus, Internships

Recent MIC Grad Transitions from Three-year Internship to Full-time Civil Engineering Job at Black and Veatch

Ainsley Lewis, a May 2023 graduate of the University of Central Missouri, recommends UCM’s Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) program based on the unique opportunities it provides to participants including an accelerated bachelor’s degree.

May 15, 2023
Intercollegiate Athletics, University News

Howdeshell Stresses Value of Collaboration in Honoring Past and Building for the Future in UCM Intercollegiate Athletics

Returning to his Missouri roots, Matt Howdeshell, the University of Central Missouri’s new Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, addressed members of the campus and Warrensburg communities during a press conference May 12 at the Multipurpose Building. In his remarks, he stressed the importance of developing strong relationships on campus, and with alumni, donors and the local community to build an athletic department for the future.

May 15, 2023
University News, Education for Service

UCM Presents Three Awards Honoring Individuals Who Exemplify Education for Service

Continuing a tradition that began last year, the University of Central Missouri recently honored three individuals who embody the essence of the institution’s longstanding motto, “Education for Service.”

May 12, 2023
alumni, Spring Commencement, University News

Honorary Degree Recipient Hoffmann's Remarks Highlight Spring Graduation Festivities at UCM

While stressing the value of a strong Midwest work ethic and learning how to turn adversity in opportunities, University of Central Missouri alumnus David Hoffmann, ’74, encouraged the spring 2023 graduating class to be prepared for the challenges that come at a time of technological advancement unlike anything the world has ever experienced.

May 11, 2023
University News, UCM Athletics

UCM Hires Matt Howdeshell as Next Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics

Roger Best, president of the University of Central Missouri, has selected Matt Howdeshell as the university’s next Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics. Howdeshell will join UCM June 19, 2023, after serving in athletics at Northern Arizona University for more than 12 years.

May 08, 2023
Fashion and Apparel Merchandising, University News

UCM Student Creations Contribute to Bra Couture@ KC's Efforts to Assist Individuals Whose Lives are Impacted by Cancer

An opportunity to showcase their creativity to help support individuals in need, faculty and students in the University of Central Missouri Fashion and Apparel Merchandising program raised thousands of dollars to support uninsured and underinsured cancer patients through their participation in the 2023 Bra Couture KC® charity auction.

May 04, 2023
Faculty/Student Awards, Spring Commencement, University News

Spring 2023 Commencement Includes Four Ceremonies, Five Individual Awards

The presentation of five individual awards honoring the achievements of exceptional faculty members, students and alumni and the conferring of degrees on hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students will highlight 2023 Spring Commencement exercises at the University of Central Missouri. While all students who have completed their degree requirements are not expected to participate, more than 2,000 new graduates are eligible to walk in one of four ceremonies planned the weekend of May 5-6 in the Multipurpose Building.

May 03, 2023
Industrial Management, Faculty, University News

UCM Faculty Member Participates in Lean Japan Tour in Manufacturing

Dr. Suhansa (Sue) Rodchua, a University of Central Missouri faculty member in the School of Industrial Science and Technology, in March traveled overseas to participate in the Lean Japan Tour. The purpose of her visit was to learn about lean manufacturing implementation and the Toyota Production System within some of Japan’s leading companies.

May 01, 2023
Engineering Technology, college health science and technology, University News

Engineering Technology Students Finish Sixth at 2023 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge in Alabama

With a tight window for planning, design and fabrication, a team of Engineering Technology students at the University of Central Missouri are celebrating a sixth-place finish in the 2023 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. The event, which included teams from approximately 40 institutions from around the world, took place Friday and Saturday, April 21-22 at the Marshal Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

April 27, 2023
University News, Occupational Risk and Safety Science, Faculty Awards

UCM Faculty Member, Safety Advisory Board Chair Honored as ASSP Fellows

Two individuals who have had an impact on University of Central Missouri students entering the safety profession, Bruce Lyon and Georgi Popov, have been honored as Fellows by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). They are among three 2023 recipients of this award which is the highest honor given by the Society in recognition of their significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession.

April 25, 2023
Sean Martin
UCM-LS, student success, MIC, ucmblog

Hands-on Experience at UCM's Mixed Reality Studio Helps Recent Graduate Sean Martin in His Career Search

Joining the University of Central Missouri’s Mixed Reality Software Development Team greatly benefited recent UCM graduate Sean Martin as he launches his new career in computer science. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and a bachelor’s in computer science software development, graduating cum laude in May 2022.

October 17, 2022
Jo Riese
UCM-LS, ucmblog, student success

Student Spotlight: Jo Riese Returns to UCM After Nearly 20 Years Away from College to Graduate With Honors

In May 2021, she received her bachelor’s degree in modern languages and culture - French. In addition, Riese’s oldest daughter graduated from UCM in 2015 with her youngest currently enrolled.

April 06, 2022
Rick Semanta
facstaff, MIC, ucmblog, UCM-LS

Rick Smetana Praises UCM for Valuable Degree Programs, Quality Instructors and Opportunities for Involvement

More than 20 years ago, Rick Smetana made the decision to check out the University of Central Missouri after a teacher in his Chicago suburb high school spoke highly of the school. Since then, Smetana has received four degrees from UCM, including several earned during his 24 years as a full-time university employee.

February 14, 2022
Madison Canton
UCM-LS, ucmblog, MIC

Quality Coursework Meets Hands-on Experiences Through Paid Internships for Missouri Innovation Campus Program Student

Thanks to a groundbreaking program from the University of Central Missouri, Madison Canton is poised to earn her bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity in May 2022, just two years after her graduation from Blue Springs High School, while also working toward a spring 2023 master’s degree graduation.

November 23, 2021
Chris Donnici and Jatyra Harris
MIC, ucmblog, UCM-LS, student success

Learn How the Missouri Innovation Campus Program Led These Grads to Careers at a Top Engineering Firm

Jatyra Harris and Chris Donnici, University of Central Missouri 2018 graduates, credit UCM’s Missouri Innovation Campus program with helping them launch a successful career at Burns & McDonnell just two years after graduating from high school.

October 25, 2021
Fashion and Apparel Merchandising
University News, ucmblog, student success

FAME: Tailoring the Next Generation of Fashion and Apparel Professionals

Throughout their University of Central Missouri experience, students seek not only an education but an academic area where high-caliber faculty members will engage them in meaningful hands-on experiences that will better prepare them for successful careers. For many students, the Fashion and Apparel Merchandising major, as a part of the School of Technology, provides such an opportunity.

June 21, 2021
UCM Student Jacob Danley
ucmblog, MIC, student success, UCM-LS

UCM Student Spotlight: Jacob Danley Earns Cybersecurity Degree and Begins New Job Just Two Years After High School Graduation

Within the space of a few weeks, Jacob Danley earned a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity from UCM and started a full-time job at Burns & McDonnell, both at age 20.

June 15, 2021
UCM Quad and Administration Building
ucmblog, financial aid

How to Earn Your Degree Without Breaking the Bank

The cost of tuition can be a major source of stress for many students looking to enter college. However, don’t be discouraged! There are many ways to keep college affordable.

December 07, 2020
UCM's 2019-2020 Awards and Accolades
ucmblog, student success, awards

Celebrate UCM's Campus Community Highlights of the '19-20 Academic Year [VIDEO]

Take a look back at the wide variety of awards, accolades and achievements UCM celebrated in 2019-2020.

August 31, 2020
Laughlin-Choate Wedding
University News, ucmblog

UCM Professor Helps Student Realize Dream: Pandemic Can't Stop Love

While teaching subjects such as organic chemistry may be his profession, Jay Steinkruger recently demonstrated chemistry of a different kind while making a University of Central Missouri student’s wedding dream come true at a very challenging time.

June 10, 2020
JCKL Library Lawn
ucmblog, student success

6 Reasons You Should Transfer to UCM

At UCM, we make transferring easy, and ensure you’ll find opportunities for success. In fact, 95% of UCM graduates launch their careers or continue their education within six months of graduation. Need more reasons? Here’s what you can look forward to when you choose UCM:

June 01, 2020
Zoom Travel
University News, ucmblog, student success

UCM Students Travel Virtually Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

In a time where universities are closed, classes are online and study trips are canceled, Tricia Hansen-Horn, UCM professor and program coordinator of public relations, has found a way to help her students travel – virtually.

May 29, 2020
UCM Laptop
awards, student success, ucmblog

Get Connected: 10 Nationally Ranked Online Programs at UCM

With 22 programs, 10 certificate programs and hundreds of courses available online, UCM offers a wide variety of opportunities to pursue online learning. Here are a few of our online programs that have been recognized as some of the best in the country.

May 04, 2020
Origami Mule
UCM Blog, ucmblog

Learn How to Fold Your Own Origami Mule

Impress your friends by folding up your own bit of UCM pride. This origami mule makes a great desktop companion and takes less than five minutes to put together!

April 27, 2020
UCM Coloring Pages
UCM Blog, ucmblog

Get Creative with These Advanced UCM-Themed Coloring Activities

We hope you’re stocked up on art supplies: these UCM-themed coloring activities are highly detailed and designed to inspire the creativity of our most artistic Mules and Jennies!

April 14, 2020


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