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milvet, University News, rotc, awards

UCM ROTC Earns Three Top-three Regional Awards

A focus on excellence has contributed to a successful Army ROTC program at the University of Central Missouri, recently evident by the Fighting Mules Battalion earning top-three honors in three award categories among battalions across a nine-state region.

January 25, 2021
Professional Clothing Studio
career services, University News

Professional Clothing Studio Helps UCM Students Dress for Success

Helping students to look their best in a highly competitive job market, the University of Central Missouri Career Services Center has announced the opening of the Professional Clothing Studio, a free service that provides UCM students the opportunity to select professional and business casual clothing appropriate for job fairs, interviews, internships, networking, and class presentations.

January 21, 2021
American Portrait on PBS
KMOS-TV, University News

KMOS-TV to Air Locally Produced Special Highlighting Life in America and Central Missouri

At 9 p.m. CST Jan. 26, KMOS-TV, in cooperation with PBS, will premiere “The Story of Us: A KMOS American Portrait Special.” This half-hour documentary special will showcase inspiring stories about individuals living with disabilities from across central Missouri as part of the national crowdsourced storytelling project PBS American Portrait, the signature content initiative of PBS’s 50th anniversary.

January 15, 2021
Mixed Reality Gigabit Lab
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM to Offer New Virtual Course Focusing on Augmented and Virtual Reality

The University of Central Missouri will launch a new course focusing on the emerging technologies of augmented and virtual reality this spring. The class, Introduction to Augmented and Virtual Reality, is designed for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers, corporate trainers, instructional designers and post-secondary educators.

January 15, 2021
UCM Theatre Performance
awards, University News

UCM Theatre and Dance Productions, 'Tilikum' and 'Iconic,' Invited to 2021 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

An honor rarely granted was bestowed upon University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance when the Kennedy Center American College Festival Region V invited two of the university’s fall 2020 productions to be virtually presented at the 2021 regional festival. This virtual festival takes place Jan. 16-24.

January 14, 2021
Old Main Building
events, University News, ucm150

Special Events Help UCM Celebrate 150 Years of Education for Service

With the theme, “150 Years of Education for Service,” the University of Central Missouri’s sesquicentennial is an opportunity to celebrate the institution’s rich heritage of educating students through a number of special events that begin this semester.

January 14, 2021
Justin Cobb and Ann McCoy, Ph.D.
awards, University News

UCM Associate Dean of Education, SGA President Receive Learning to a Greater Degree Awards for Fall 2020 Semester

The University of Central Missouri honored Ann McCoy, Ph.D., associate dean of the College of Education, and Justin Cobb, a senior political science major from Taos, Missouri, as recipients of Learning to a Greater Degree (LTAGD) Awards during the Board of Governors’ meeting in December.

January 13, 2021
MIC Kenya Conference
University News, MIC, UCM-LS

International MOU Signing Celebrates Partnership Involving UCM and South Eastern Kenya Economic Bloc

Representatives from the University of Central Missouri and the Government of Makueni County-Kenya, a member of the South Eastern Kenya Economic Bloc and Global Classroom Exchange celebrated a unique international partnership at a Jan. 8 virtual event.

January 12, 2021
KMOS Making Shoot
KMOS-TV, awards, University News

KMOS-TV's "Making," Honored With Regional Emmy Award

“Making,” the six-part series hosted by Matt Burchett, was recently recognized with a Regional Emmy® Award presented by the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during the 44th Annual Mid-America Emmy® Awards Ceremony conducted online.

January 11, 2021
Gov. Mike Parson
University News

Governor Parson Releases Funds Mostly Aiding Deferred Maintenance at UCM

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has announced the release of $68 million in Federal Budget Stabilization Fund appropriations for infrastructure and capital improvement programs for Higher Education Institutions, which include the University of Central Missouri.

January 07, 2021
Marching Mules 2020
University News, Marching Mules

Members of Marching Mules Join Virtual Performance of Largest Intercollegiate Marching Band

While collegiate marching band performances were limited during the fall due to the pandemic, five members of the University of Central Missouri’s Marching Mules have a rare opportunity to perform for a national audience in a virtual presentation with hundreds of college and university students.

January 06, 2021
MLK March
University News, events

UCM Community Lends Helping Hand to Honor MLK's Legacy

With the theme, “Giving a Helping Hand to Achieve the Dream,” the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored by the University of Central Missouri in January 2021 through service and volunteer efforts that include faculty, staff, student and community participation.

January 05, 2021
Vaccine syringe
MuleStrong, University News

UCM Provides Ultra-Cold Storage for Vaccine to Slow Spread of COVID-19

The University of Central Missouri and its faculty members in the College of Health Science and Technology are paying it forward to serve Johnson County residents by making ultra-cold storage available to house COVID-19 vaccines.

December 18, 2020
Events Marketing 2020
events, University News

Events Marketing and Management Majors and RISE Team Up for Community Event

Students in the Events Management course, a class offered through the Events Marketing and Management Major in the University of Central Missouri Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies recently finalized a proposal with RISE Community Services in Warrensburg for a fundraising event in 2021. The event is currently titled Puzzle Palettes and will give community members an opportunity to help support efforts to aid individuals with autism.

December 18, 2020
UCM SOCM Toy Drive 2020
University News, Student Organizations

UCM's Student Organization of Construction Managers Sponsors Toy Drive for Kansas City Children in Need

Helping children to have a happier holiday season, the University of Central Missouri’s Student Organization of Construction Managers recently conducted a toy drive that will benefit inner-city children.

December 15, 2020
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
ucmblog, awards, student success

Get Connected: 9 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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