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Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration
ucm150, University News, facstaff, KMOS-TV

"Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration" Documentary Featuring UCM History Professor Jon Taylor Premieres Aug. 12

In celebration of Missouri’s 2021 bicentennial anniversary, KMOS-TV, in partnership with other Public Television Association of Missouri stations, announces the broadcast premiere of “Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12.

July 14, 2021
Dr. Laurel Hogue
MIC, UCM-LS, facstaff, University News

Dr. Laurel Hogue named to Lee's Summit Economic Development Council Board of Directors

Dr. Laurel Hogue, UCM vice provost for online and learning engagement, was recently named to the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council Board of Directors.

July 14, 2021
Krystle Gremaud
facstaff, awards, University News

Gremaud's NACADA Recognition Highlights UCM's Focus on Student Success

Krystle Gremaud, assistant professor and program coordinator for Career and Technical Education in the School of Professional Education and Leadership, has been named winner of the National Academic Advising Association’s Outstanding Advising Award – Faculty Advising.

July 12, 2021
University of Central Missouri Sign
student success, University News, Rankings

Intelligent.com Ranks UCM Online Programs in 18 Top State, National Categories

Students wanting to advance their education through opportunities online may want to consider what Intelligent.com is saying about the University of Central Missouri. The online rankings organization has awarded UCM top ranking status for multiple online degree programs, five of which are in the top 10 in different state and national categories.

July 07, 2021
Steve Dickson at UCM-LS
MIC, UCM-LS, University News

FAA Administrator Highlights Missouri Innovation Campus Aerospace Academy During Tour of UCM Lee's Summit

Steve Dickson, administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration, highlighted the new Aerospace Academy, a collaborative effort involving the University of Central Missouri and Summit Technology Academy during a June 28 visit to the Missouri Innovation Campus.

July 06, 2021
Gov. Mike Parson
University News

Governor's Budget Includes Increase in Core Funding for UCM

University of Central Missouri leaders today expressed their appreciation for Missouri Governor Mike Parson and state legislators’ work to develop a $35.6 billion Fiscal Year 2022 state budget that includes the highest increase in a decade in total funding for Missouri colleges and universities.

July 01, 2021
Library Science Student
University News, college of education

UCM's MS in Library Science and Information Services Granted Pre-candidacy Status for Accreditation by ALA

The first step toward the University of Central Missouri’s goal to attain American Library Association (ALA) accreditation for the Master of Science in Library Science and Information Services (LIS) has succeeded. After reviewing a lengthy application submitted by university faculty, ALA’s Committee on Accreditation (COA) in June granted the program pre-candidacy status.

July 01, 2021
VR Open House 2021
MIC, UCM-LS, University News

Community Members Preview UCM's Mixed Reality Studio at Open House

Community members from throughout the KC-metro area had the opportunity to learn about the new Mixed Reality Studio, located at the University of Central Missouri’s Lee’s Summit campus, at a June 17 event.

July 01, 2021
UCM Admin Building and Quad
University News, Rankings

UCM's Master of Science in Behavior Analysis Program Ranked Best in Nation

In a category that considered the quality of Master of Behavioral Psychology programs at colleges and universities across the country, the University of Central Missouri’s Master of Science in Behavior Analysis was ranked first by Intelligent.com.

July 01, 2021
Lovinger Education Building
awards, college of education, University News, Rankings

UCM's Online Master of Science in Education in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction Program Ranked #1 Nationally

The University of Central Missouri’s online Master of Science in Education (MSE) in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction has been ranked number one in the nation for 2021 by Intelligent.com.

June 23, 2021
UCM-LS Learning Commons
UCM-LS, MIC, University News

UCM Lee's Summit Learning Commons Offers Inclusive Environment, Numerous Student Services

Providing a welcoming gathering place for students as well as a variety of university services is at the heart of the UCM Lee’s Summit Learning Commons. Located on the second floor of the Missouri Innovation Campus, the popular student area features tables and chairs designed for individual study and group work as well as a wall of windows and outdoor seating on the balcony.

June 23, 2021
CMPA Class of 2021
University News, missouri safety center, cmpa

Central Missouri Police Academy Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary with 100% Employment of Graduating Class

While fulfilling a vital need for well-prepared police officers who are now serving several area communities, the Central Missouri Police Academy (CMPA) at the University of Central Missouri celebrated a milestone when it graduated its 161st cadet class on June 19. All 25 members of the graduating class had have found employment, making this the first time that 100 percent of the cadets were hired at the time of graduation.

June 22, 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
MO Girls State
events, University News

Missouri Girls State Includes Visit from Governor, Other State Elected Officials

Continuing a tradition that has taken place on the University of Central Missouri campus since 1998, high school girls from across the state will converge on UCM the week beginning Sunday, June 20, to participate in the American Legion Auxiliary Missouri Girls State.

June 17, 2021
Administration Building
Board of Governors, University News

Board Names 2021-2022 Officers, Acts on State Appropriations Requests

Capital and operating appropriations requests for Fiscal Year 2023, contracts related to Multipurpose Building roof improvements, transportation services, and electronic door security enhancements were among action items approved by the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors during its June 10 plenary session.

June 16, 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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