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Olivia Waddell and Zachary Racy, 2021 Charno Award Winners
University News, awards, student success

Racy, Waddell Receive Top Honor for UCM Graduating Seniors

Zachary Racy, Riverside, Missouri, and Olivia Waddell, Olathe, Kansas, have been named recipients of Charno Awards, the highest honor presented to University of Central Missouri graduating seniors, and will be honored during spring commencement exercises May 7-9.

April 22, 2021
RISE Puzzle Palettes Project
University News, student success

UCM Students' RISE Puzzle Palettes Project Enhances Autism Awareness

With assistance by University of Central Missouri students, an alley that intersects with Pine Street that has become a colorful jewel in the heart of Warrensburg’s downtown area has a new addition. It is not only bound to attract the attention of passersby, but will remind them of the opportunity to support people affected with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

April 22, 2021
Muleskinner Print Edition
University News, awards

Muleskinner Honored as Best in State by Missouri College Media Association

Competing against student newspapers that included the largest institutions in the state, the University of Central Missouri’s student publication, the Muleskinner, won the Best in State Award for all divisions and grabbed first place in Division I as Best Overall Newspaper during the annual Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) awards competition.

April 22, 2021
UCM Theatre Spotlight 2021
events, University News, Department of Theatre and Dance

UCM Theatre and Dance Presents Free Virtual Theatre Production: 'Spotlight'

The virtual presentation of the production, “Spotlight” will be presented by University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance on its YouTube channel at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2; Friday, April 23, Saturday, April 24 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25. Virtual Doors open 15 minutes prior to start time, and no tickets or reservations are needed.

April 20, 2021
UCM Wind Ensemble
University News, Performing Arts, events

Wind Ensemble to Present 150 Years of Music to Celebrate Institution's History

A tribute to the University of Central Missouri’s long tradition of educating students, the UCM Wind Ensemble will present its final concert of the 2020-2021 academic year at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in Hendricks Hall. The program is free and open to the public.

April 16, 2021
UCM 150
University News, events, ucm150

Employees, Students Invited to UCM's 150th Birthday Bash

Rekindling the exciting news that rang through the community 150 years ago this month, students, faculty and staff at the University of Central Missouri are invited to attend UCM's 150th Birthday Bash from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 27.

April 15, 2021
UCM Administration Building
Board of Governors, University News

Board Acts on Equitable Online/In-person Tuition Rates Proposal

In an effort to provide greater clarity in pricing and flexibility for students by making online and in-person tuition rates more equitable, the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors on March 26 approved instructional tuition and general fees, effective for fall 2021.

April 13, 2021
Virtual Reality Headset
Gigabit Lab, University News, UCM-LS, MIC

Missouri Innovation Campus Offering New Augmented and Virtual Reality Courses for Educators

The classes are geared to teachers and corporate trainers with a focus on emerging technologies.

April 12, 2021
UCM’s 150 Years of Education for Service Honored by Legislators
events, University News, ucm150

UCM's 150 Years of Education for Service Honored by Legislators

Adding a new highlight to the University of Central Missouri’s sesquicentennial celebration, Missouri legislators met with university members and honored UCM’s 150th year with House and Senate resolutions on April 7. A 12-member group that included UCM President Roger Best, members of the Board of Governors, administrative members, and students, represented the university for this special day in Jefferson City.

April 09, 2021
Missouri Bicentennial Quilt
University News, McClure Archives, events, ucm150

Missouri Bicentennial Quilt Coming to McClure Archives and University Museum

As it travels throughout the state in 2021, the Missouri Bicentennial Quilt will make a stop at the McClure Archives and University Museum at the University of Central Missouri. The quilt will be available for public viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13-16, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

April 09, 2021
Virtual Conference
UCM-LS, MIC, events, University News

UCM to Present Conference Focusing on Climate Action Through Kenya Partnership

The University of Central Missouri is joining local and international partners to present a Kenya-based conference focusing on multi-level governance for climate action May 3-6. Collaborating with the university are Summit Technology Academy’s International Studies program, the government of Makueni County-Kenya and Global Classroom Exchange.

April 08, 2021
Frances Reddington, Ph.D.
awards, facstaff, University News

Reddington Receives Top UCM Faculty Recognition, the Byler Award

After serving nearly three decades on the University of Central Missouri faculty, Frances (Fran) Reddington, Ph.D., not only has ability to energize students and get them excited about course material, but some students describe her as “a favorite” and “awesome teacher” in the way she enriches their learning environment. Such qualities have contributed to her selection for UCM’s 2021 Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 05, 2021
Black Rocket Summer Camps
MIC, UCM-LS, University News

UCM Announces Schedule for Kids' Computer Science Online Summer Camps

These educational and engaging courses include video game design, animation, coding and YouTube content creation.

April 05, 2021
Learning From Home
University News, UCM-LS, MIC

UCM Partners with Kincaid IT to Offer Courses for Educators Focusing on Virtual Classrooms

The University of Central Missouri is joining forces with Kincaid IT to present relevant, online courses designed to help educators get the most from instructional technology while enhancing virtual classrooms.

April 02, 2021
Senior Showcase 2021
events, University News, Department of Theatre and Dance

UCM Theatre and Dance Presents Senior Showcase

University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance will present the annual Senior Showcase on Thursday, April 1. Senior Showcase is an opportunity for graduating seniors to showcase and celebrate their hard work while at UCM.

April 01, 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
student success, ucmblog, awards

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
ucmblog, UCM Blog

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
#MuleStrong Playlist
UCM Blog, ucmblog

Listen and Add to MuleNation's Favorite Music with our #MuleStrong Playlist

What are you listening to lately, Mules and Jennies? Add your favorite songs to our #MuleStrong Playlist, a music mix chosen entirely by our campus community!

April 13, 2020
Mo Coloring Activities
MuleNation, ucmblog, UCM Blog

Download Mo the Mule Coloring Activities for Future Mules and Jennies

Gather the kiddos, grab the art supplies and enjoy these coloring activities with our very own Mo the Mule!

April 07, 2020
UCM Virtual Background
ucmblog, MuleNation, UCM Blog, Online Learning

Let Your Mule Pride Shine Online with UCM-themed 'Zoom' Backgrounds

Whether you’re embarrassed about your messy room appearing in your thumbnail, or just looking to spice up your virtual classroom, you can add these UCM-themed virtual backgrounds to your Zoom profile for a unique look!

March 30, 2020
Global Classroom
ucmblog, collegehealth

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
ucmblog, studentsuccess

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


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