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Homecoming Royalty
homecoming, University News

Eighteen Candidates Seek Homecoming Royalty Title

The University of Central Missouri annually conducts the Homecoming Royalty competition to select a King and Queen. Nine King candidates and nine Queen candidates are vying for Homecoming Royalty this weekend, with top contestants to be introduced during half-time of the Mules football game Saturday, Oct. 23. Homecoming Royalty will also participate in the parade that begins at 9 a.m. the same day.

October 22, 2021
Photo of Phil Roberts and Roger Best
University News, UCM Foundation

Higher Education Advocate Provides $1M Gift for Scholarship at UCM

Although longtime Independence resident Phillip (Phil) B. Roberts only briefly attended the University of Central Missouri, he has never forgotten the impact the institution had on his life. He recently expressed his appreciation for what his higher education experiences have meant to him, and his desire to help students, through a $1 million gift to the UCM Alumni Foundation.

October 22, 2021
Online Learning
University News, UCM-LS, MIC

UCM to Offer New Online Freedom of Information Act Course Beginning Jan. 10

The University of Central Missouri will offer a new course focusing on the Freedom of Information Act and how to respond to FOIA requests. The three-hour course, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) course, will be offered online from Jan. 10 through March 4.

October 20, 2021
Union Station KC
UCM-LS, University News

KC Trade Forum and Regional Tour and A Global Students Connected Experience to be Presented at Kansas City's Union Station Oct. 27-29

This international event will include site visits, tours and business roundtables.

October 20, 2021
Photo of  Dr. Miaozong Wu
University News, OSHA, Occupational Safety Management

Professor Wu Awarded Third Federal Grant to Protect Workers in High-risk Industries from Electric Arc Injuries

WARRENSBURG, MO – Dr. Miaozong Wu, CSP, ARM, associate professor and program coordinator of the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management at University of Central Missouri, was recently awarded a $131,250 grant from the United States Department of Labor (DOL). UCM is the only institution in Missouri to receive funds through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Susan Harwood Training Grant program. Prior to this new grant, Wu and his team successfully completed two other OSHA Susan Harwood grants between 2019 and 2021.

October 19, 2021
Graphic Featuring Two Mules
University News, ucm150, homecoming

UCM Plans Record-Setting Attempt for Largest Ridden Parade of Mules

In a year that recognizes many rich traditions, the University of Central Missouri is going the extra mile to celebrate its longtime mascot. When visitors attend the 2021 Homecoming festivities, they can watch UCM attempt to achieve a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest ridden parade of mules. An event that annually brings thousands of people to the campus and Warrensburg communities, the Homecoming parade is planned for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.

October 18, 2021
MO  the UCM Mascot Giving Blood
homecoming, University News

Celebrate Homecoming and Save a Life by Donating Blood at UCM

While celebrating Homecoming Week at the University of Central Missouri, campus members and other interested individuals can celebrate the gift of life by donating blood to the Community Blood Center. Featuring Kansas City Chiefs t-shirt giveaways and opportunities to win prizes, the UCM Homecoming Blood Drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 18-19 at the ballroom of the Elliott Student Union.

October 15, 2021
UCM Composite Photo of Distinguished Alumni
Distinguished Alumni, University News, Alumni Foundation

UCM Honors 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumni During Homecoming

WARRENSBURG, MO – In recognition of graduates’ outstanding achievements, the University of Central Missouri will celebrate its 2021 Homecoming with the annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in the Sandra Temple Elliott Ballroom of the Elliott Student Union. Two individuals will be honored as this year’s Distinguished Alumni, and five alumni will be recognized as 2020 honorees. Those who register for the dinner ( will be able to watch the program via livestream.

October 14, 2021
Chris Childers Portrait
UCM History, University News

Missouri Bicentennial Keynote Lecture on Sectional Tension and Compromise of 1820 Slated for Oct. 16 in Lee's Summit

WARRENSBURG, MO – As Missouri celebrates its bicentennial, History Program faculty members at the University of Central Missouri are helping to coordinate an in-person presentation by Dr. Chris Childers, associate professor of history at Pittsburg State University and author of the book, “Failure of Popular Sovereignty.” His free, public Missouri Bicentennial Keynote lecture is slated for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at UCM-Lee’s Summit, the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC), 1101 NW Innovation Parkway, Lee’s Summit.

October 12, 2021
Julie Lewis Muleskinner Advisor Portrait
University News, Muleskinner

Muleskinner Adviser Julie Lewis Named Recipient of 2021 Adviser Award

Julie Lewis, assistant instructor of digital media production and faculty adviser for the University of Central Missouri’s student-led newspaper, the Muleskinner, is being recognized as one of the College Media Association's 2021 Best Media Advisers in the nation. Lewis was one of three Honor Roll Advisers recognized from four-year institutions.

October 11, 2021
 Darrion Cockrell Speaking to Students
University News, college of education, future teachers

UCM's Future Teacher Academy Attracts Approximately 450 Students to Explore Possible Careers as Educators

Where will tomorrow’s K-12 teachers come from? For many Missouri school districts, it’s possible these individuals will come from their own classrooms. At least this is one of the hopes of educators who planned and organized the Future Teacher Academy (FTA) at the University of Central Missouri, an event that brought approximately 450 middle school and high school students and 50 faculty sponsors to UCM.

October 11, 2021
Ed and Sandra Elliott with Barbara Bush
ucm150, KMOS-TV, University News

KMOS-TV Presents "Mule Tracks: UCM After 150 Years," New Documentary Airs Homecoming Week

In celebration of the 1871 founding of the University of Central Missouri, originally known as State Normal School No. 2, KMOS-TV has produced an in-depth history drawing on official archives, historian interviews, and recollections of current and former university leaders. Narrated by Marion "Woody" Woods (1450 KOKO/98.5 The Bar,) “Mule Tracks: UCM After 150 Years” details significant events in the evolution of the university’s academic structure and the growth of the campus. This program will premiere on KMOS-HD channel 6.1 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19.

October 06, 2021
Curious Incident Poster
University News, events, Department of Theatre and Dance

'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' Includes 'Pay-What-You-Can' Sunday Matinee, ASL Interpreter Oct. 10, Sensory Sensitivity Performance Oct. 14

University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance will present the 2015 Tony Award-winning drama, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.” Based on the best-selling book of the same name written by Mark Haddon and adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, this play follows a neurodivergent boy as he tries to solve the mystery concerning the death of his neighbor’s dog.

October 06, 2021
Software Engineering Equipment
University News, software engineering

UCM BS in Software Engineering is First Such Program in Missouri to Earn Prestigious ABET Accreditation

A designation assuring students that their education meets critical standards to prepare them for the STEM global workforce, the University of Central Missouri’s Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering recently received ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accreditation. It is the first program of its kind in Missouri to receive this designation.

October 04, 2021
CNA Graduates, Lakewood Medical Center Partnership with UCM
UCM-LS, School of Nursing, MIC, University News

Real-world Training and Proven Partnerships Help University Health Lakewood Medical Center Develop Talent for Critical Healthcare Positions

The University of Central Missouri, Full Employment Council and University Health Lakewood Medical Center have joined forces to create a homegrown training program for CNAs.

October 04, 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
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


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