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Holiday Market 2020
University News, events

Annual Holiday Market Dec. 2 in Elliott Student Union

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, individuals have an opportunity to shop locally by attending the University of Central Missouri Holiday Market. The annual event is set for 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the at Sandra Temple Elliott Ballroom of the Elliott Student Union.

November 24, 2020
UCM Esports Desktop Monitor
University News, CHST, Esports

Collegiate Esports Gaining Momentum at UCM

Part of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), UCM Esports began in the fall 2019 with team members playing other competitive college-level teams in games such as Overwatch, League of Legends and Rocket League. In the fall 2020 season, UCM Esports added Rainbow Six Siege, NBA2K, Super Smash Brothers and Valorant to their line-up of games.

November 23, 2020
Criminal Justice Books
Rankings, awards, University News

UCM Recognized by Among "Best Online Bachelor's In Law Enforcement" Schools

Demonstrating the quality of its criminal justice program, the University of Central Missouri was not only ranked among the nation’s best but was the only institution in Missouri to recently be included by on a list of schools that have the “Best Online Bachelor’s in Law Enforcement.”

November 20, 2020
UCM Music Technology Studio
University News, CAHSS

UCM's Music Technology Program Provides Innovative Touch to Longstanding Academic Area

In the 21st century, as new technologies emerge at an increasingly rapid pace, it becomes more important than ever to include their study in music programs. UCM is fortunate to have a Music Technology program that is nationally recognized, and within certain circles, internationally recognized.

November 17, 2020
Student Advising Center
student success, University News

Commitment to Student Success Leads to Record Retention at UCM

A commitment to helping students remain on track toward meeting their education goals is showing positive results at the University of Central Missouri, evidenced by fall 2020 census data. Retention of first-time, first- to second-year students, a key quantitative measure of student success, is a record 74.8 percent.

November 17, 2020
Abidur Rahman
events, University News

UCM Alumnus Will Speak on Impact of AI on Healthcare Industry in Distinguished Speaker Series

A presentation on the “Artificial Intelligence Impact on Healthcare and Other Industries” is planned as the second offering of the Fall 2020 Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Central Missouri. Abidur Rahman, vice president of Intouch Solutions, will make remarks at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 via Zoom.

November 13, 2020
UCM UMKC Signing
University News, Opportunity In Action, student success

UCM-UMKC Law School Agreement Creates Faster Path to Professional Career

A collaborative agreement between the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law makes it possible for UCM students to complete a law degree approximately one year faster and at less cost than a traditional pathway.

November 13, 2020
Taylor Kinde, Ed.D
facstaff, University News

NAFSA: Association of International Educators Names Kinde Regional Chair-elect

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to international education and exchange, is turning to a University of Central Missouri faculty member for regional leadership.

November 12, 2020
Mixed Reality Gigabit Lab
events, UCM-LS, University News

UCM Lee's Summit Offers Virtual Sneak Peek of New Mixed Reality Studio on Nov. 20

The launch will provide a preview of the new studio’s virtual reality and augmented reality technology capabilities.

November 12, 2020
Crane Stadium Rendering
University News, athletics, Alumni Foundation

Generous Donors, UCM Board Make Crane Stadium Expansion, Upgrades Possible

An expansion and improvement project at the home of the University of Central Missouri Mules baseball team is moving forward thanks to financial support from donors and recent action taken by the university’s governing board.

November 11, 2020
UCM Gigabit Lab Sign
UCM-LS, events, University News

UCM Lee's Summit and Urban TEC to host Technology, College and Career Virtual Event Dec. 4

The University of Central Missouri Gigabit Lab is joining forces with Urban TEC to host the Technology, College and Career Virtual Event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Additional sponsors include CISCO, Truman Medical Center University Health and Microsoft.

November 11, 2020
Night of Noir 2020
theatre, events, University News

UCM Theatre and Dance Presents "Night of Noir" Studio Theatre One-Acts

The University of Central Missouri will present a “Night of Noir” Studio Theatre One-Acts streamed on YouTube with performances set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14. The house opens at 7:15 p.m., and the shows begin at 7:30 p.m. This production will be streamed online via YouTube with free admission.

November 11, 2020
Skyhaven Terminal Rendering
UCM Aviation, University News, Alumni Foundation

UCM Board Action Makes Possible New Terminal Building at Skyhaven Airport

Benefitting from philanthropic support, the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors recently took a significant step toward achieving UCM’s vision for a state-of-the-art airport terminal and flight education center at Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport.

November 09, 2020
UCM Campus Grounds
University News, awards

Professional Grounds Management Society Recognizes UCM with Honor Award

A tribute to the efforts of those who contribute to the University of Central Missouri’s beautiful campus, the Professional Grounds Management Society has named UCM recipient of an Honor Award in the society’s 2020 Green Star Awards® Competition.

November 09, 2020
Greg DeYoung
events, University News, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Distinguished Speaker Series Features Technology Strategist Greg DeYoung on Nov. 13

An experienced technology leader, strategist, digital advisor and education advocate, Greg DeYoung, director of Technology Strategy for Microsoft Education, will open the 2020 Fall Distinguished Speaker Series at the University of Central Missouri.

November 05, 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
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


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