Rolando Salvatierra
Opportunity In Action, University News, UCM-LS

Navy Veteran Lands Management Job with Top Company After Completing UCM's Project Management Professional Prep Course

During these challenging economic times, Rolando Salvatierra is grateful for the career training and job opportunities that have resulted from his participation in the University of Central Missouri’s Project Management Professional Prep Course.

August 04, 2020
Zhiguo Zhou, Ph.D
University News, facstaff

UCM Professor Looks at 'Multifaceted Radiomics' as Way to Predict Risk of Cancer Metastasis

New research by a University of Central Missouri faculty member uses an innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) technique to allow physicians to predict which patients are at low risk of distant metastasis in order to help minimize radiation’s severe side effects.

July 30, 2020
Dr. Matthew Furedy
facstaff, University News

Furedy Becomes Interim Chair of UCM's School of Aviation

The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies has announced that Dr. Matthew Furedy will serve as the new interim chair for the University of Central Missouri's School of Aviation. Dr. Furedy has more than 15 years of experience within aviation. He served as an airport inspector and the State Aviation Manager for the Nevada Department of Transportation for nine years before joining UCM.

July 27, 2020
McClure Archives Artifacts
McClure Archives, University News

McClure Archives and University Museum Awarded Grant to Assist in Consultation, Documentation of Native American Remains, Cultural Items

As part of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the United States National Park Service is awarding the University of Central Missouri McClure Archives and University Museum a $90,000 grant to assist in the consultation, documentation, and repatriation of ancestral remains and cultural items.

July 27, 2020
CMPA Field Sobriety Test
University News, missouri safety center

Grant Helps Missouri Safety Center Explore New Measures to Counter Increase in Impaired Drivers

While the number of impaired drivers is escalating, the Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri has a new opportunity to help address this national and state issue. It is receiving grant funding that paves the way for research into new tools to help keep high-risk drivers from getting behind the wheel.

July 23, 2020
JCCHS COVID-19 Testing
events, University News

JCCHS Coordinates Free COVID-19 Testing at UCM, Open to All Missourians

Johnson County Community Health Services (JCCHS), in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, will host a COVID-19 Community Testing event from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, at the University of Central Missouri. It is free to all Missouri residents.

July 16, 2020
Move To Include
University News, KMOS-TV

KMOS-TV Partners with West-Central Independent Living Solutions to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Signing of Americans with Disabilities Act

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, KMOS-TV will broadcast a series of inspirational documentary films that highlight and celebrate individuals who have overcome mental and/or physical challenges to achieve their goals. These films will air nightly at 5 p.m. beginning Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24 on KMOS Emerge 6.3.

July 16, 2020
Degrees With Less Debt
University News, student success

UCM Recognized in St. Louis Graduates' Report, 'Degrees with Less Debt: Postsecondary Strategies that Enhance Low-income and Black Student Success'

The University of Central Missouri has been identified among five colleges and universities leading the charge to support low-income students and Black students to graduate from college with less debt. UCM’s work in this important area are noted in the report, “Degrees with Less Debt: Postsecondary Strategies that Enhance Low-income and Black Student Success, “to be released by St. Louis Graduates on July 15.

July 14, 2020
Sam Schleicher
awards, University News, facstaff

Dedication to UCM Social Media Contributes to Schleicher's Selection for Foster-Inglish PR Award

Described by his supervisor as someone who is intuitive, strives for excellence, and is a problem solver, Sam Schleicher has been named the 2020 recipient of the Foster-Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations at the University of Central Missouri.

July 10, 2020
University News

Providing Seamless Preparation for Licensure Exam, ABAI Verifies Course Sequence for MS in Behavior Analysis Program

An important designation for University of Central Missouri students wanting to work in a psychology-related field, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the course sequence for the Master of Science in Behavior Analysis.

June 29, 2020
Face mask
MIC, University News

UCM Offers Free 'Experiencing Science in the Pandemic' Course in Collaboration with Iranian University

The University of Central Missouri, in collaboration with Shahid Rajaee University in Iran, will offer a free four-week continuing education course, Experiencing Science in the Pandemic.

June 29, 2020
Administration Building
University News, facstaff, Board of Governors

UCM Board Adopts Plan for Dealing with Revenue Shortfall, Approves Health Care Coverage Provider during June Plenary Session

After previously adopting a multiyear budget plan to address a significant revenue shortfall, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors has approved additional budget measures that include a staff furlough plan and a temporary one-year percentage salary reduction for faculty and president’s council members during Fiscal Year 2021.

June 22, 2020
Bruce K. Lyon and Dr. Georgi Popov
awards, facstaff, University News

UCM Faculty Member, Alumnus, Recognized for Top Safety Journal Articles

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Editorial Review Board has recognized two research articles co-written by a University of Central Missouri faculty member and a UCM alumnus among the top three best member-authored works published by “Professional Safety Journal (PSJ)” for 2019.

June 18, 2020
Welding Careers
MIC, University News

Workforce Development Partnership Provides Tuition-free Training and Support

The University of Central Missouri is partnering with several community organizations to launch the Job Skills for New Careers initiative.

June 15, 2020
Missouri Innovation Campus
MIC, University News

UCM Professional Training and Education Open Houses Now Offered Virtually

Individuals interested in launching new high-demand careers are invited to learn about training and scholarship opportunities at a June 30 Professional Training and Education Open House.

June 15, 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
UCM Presidents
ucmblog, history, facstaff

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


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