Missouri Innovation Campus
UCM-LS, events, University News, MIC

Discover Career Training, Scholarship Opportunities at UCM-Lee's Summit Professional Training and Education Open House

Individuals interested in launching new high-demand careers are invited to learn about training and scholarship opportunities at a Jan. 28 professional training and education open house hosted by the University of Central Missouri in cooperation with the Full Employment Council (FEC).

January 15, 2020
Suit Up Event
University News, MIC, events, UCM-LS

JCPenney's 'Suit Up' Discounts Provide UCM Students With Up to 60 Percent Off Suits and Accessories on Jan. 26

JCPenney is partnering with the UCM Career Services Center for a special event designed to help students make positive first impressions as they prepare for job interviews, internships and careers.

January 14, 2020
Rolando Salvatierra (right) with PMP Prep Course instructor Jim Staffieri.
student success, UCM-LS, MIC, University News

UCM's Project Management Professional Prep Course Helps Navy Veteran Prepare for Industry-Recognized Exam and a Bright Future

UCM’s certificate programs are designed for working adults seeking career enhancement or a new job.

January 13, 2020
MIC Stairs
University News, MIC, UCM-LS

UCM Lee's Summit Announces Spring Workforce Development Upcoming Courses

Classes help adults launch a new career or advance in their current career in as little as six weeks.

January 13, 2020
Safety Science Lab
awards, student success, University News

Signifying a 'Gold Standard' is Met, Safety Degree from UCM Becomes GSP Qualified Academic Program

The University of Central Missouri has reached a new milestone following a recent review of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Safety and Risk Management by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

January 10, 2020
Saxophone Performance UCM
University News, Performing Arts, events

UCM Music Announces Concerts and Events Calendar for Spring 2020

Ring in the new decade with exciting performances, visiting artists, public presentations, and more as the University of Central Missouri presents an outstanding season of musical experiences.

January 10, 2020
Toriano Porter
University News, scholarships, awards, events

UCM Alumnus, Author, Journalist Toriano Porter Will Speak at MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner Jan. 21

Toriano Porter, an author, journalist and public speaker who studied journalism and creative writing at the University of Central Missouri, will return to his alma mater Tuesday, Jan. 21, to present the keynote remarks at the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom Scholarship Dinner. The dinner is a highlight of a celebration that includes activities in honor of King.

January 08, 2020
Ken Weymuth
University News, Board of Governors, facstaff

Governor Appoints Prominent Sedalia Businessman to UCM's Governing Board

Ken Weymuth, a third-generation business owner from Sedalia, has been named to the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced the appointment, which will be effective through Jan. 1, 2025, pending Missouri Senate confirmation.

January 08, 2020
Skyhaven Airport
University News, awards

UCM Ranked as a Most Affordable School in Aviation Management, Operations

UCM is listed as 22nd on Affordable Schools’ online feature, “30 Best Affordable Bachelor’s in Aviation Management and Operations 2020.” With more information available at, these rankings include some of the most prestigious aviation programs in the nation.

January 08, 2020
Missouri Innovation Campus
University News, MIC, UCM-LS

UCM Lee's Summit to Host Reception Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

University of Central Missouri students, alumni and community members are invited to a reception honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

January 02, 2020
UCM Esports Team 2020
scholarships, University News

Local Resident(s) Among 27 UCM Esports Players to Receive Scholarships

Meeting a growing level of interest in a highly competitive arena, the University of Central Missouri has signed 27 students to participate in UCM Esports for spring 2020.

December 20, 2019
Fall 2019 Events Management Course
University News, events, student success

Student Collaboration with Warrensburg Main Street Paves Way for Spring 2020 Event to Promote Community History, Economic Vitality Through Photography

Working with Warrensburg Main Street, University of Central Missouri students are putting their knowledge of event planning into practice to create opportunities to attract people to the downtown area this spring while also enhancing the ability to market the community. Thanks to a student-Main Street partnership, planning is currently underway for what is tentatively coined “Snapshots of the ‘Burg.”

December 19, 2019
Make It Count Foundation Presentation
military veterans, scholarships, awards, University News

Duncans Make It Count in Son's Honor by Helping UCM Veterans

Dale and Megan Duncan recently presented a $7,500 gift to UCM from the Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation. The Duncans stopped by the Military and Veterans Success Center in early December to present the check to UCM President Roger Best, with members of Military and Veteran Services and the UCM Alumni Foundation also in attendance.

December 13, 2019
UCM Graduation Cap
University News, events

UCM Ready for Commencement Weekend Dec. 13-14

An exciting time in the lives of hundreds of students who are preparing for professional careers, the University of Central Missouri will conduct its fall 2018 Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14 at the Multipurpose Building.

December 09, 2019
University News, MOU, cmpa

MOU Signing Publicly Announces UCM-SFCC's Partnership to Provide Part-time Police Academy for Training in the Sedalia Region

Touting the value of a partnership that provides much-needed training for local law enforcement personnel, top leaders at the University of Central Missouri and State Fair Community College on Dec. 5 ceremonially signed a Memorandum of Understanding launching a new part-time police academy in Sedalia. The academy is already drawing interest from individuals beyond Pettis County.

December 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


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