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Raj Nair
University News, events, collegehealth

Yotabites Co-founder Raj Nair Second Speaker in Big Data and Analytics Series Nov. 16

The University of Central Missouri’s Division of Business Analytics will host Raj Nair, chief executive officer and co-founder of Yotabites Consulting LLC, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in Ward Edwards 2020. Nair will discuss “The Role of Big Data and Analytics in a Digitized World.”

November 09, 2018
UCM Holiday Market 2018
University News, events

Get a Jump on Your Holiday Shopping and Shop Local

If you're worried about finding original and creative gifts for Christmas this year, look no further. The annual Holiday Market at the University of Central Missouri Elliott Student Union will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

November 09, 2018
State Farm Marketing Competition
University News, awards

UCM Team Claims Gold Award at Annual State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition

A team of two marketing students from the University of Central Missouri claimed the Gold Award for the Marketing Presentation at the 2018 State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition Friday, Nov. 2 at UCM.

November 08, 2018
UCM Mules 2 Team
collegehealth, University News, awards

UCM Teams Grab Two of Three Top Placements in Federal Reserve Bank-KC Code-A-Thon

For the second consecutive year, two student teams from the University of Central Missouri have finished in the top three positions at the annual Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Code-A-Thon. With top entries announced Thursday, Nov. 1, UCM captured first- and third-place honors among nine universities from six different states that participated in this highly competitive event.

November 06, 2018
Dr. Roger Best
facstaff, University News

Following Interim Appointment, Board Turns to Best to Lead UCM as President

Taking advantage of the University of Central Missouri’s internal administrative and leadership talent, the UCM Board of Governors today named Roger Best, Ph.D., the university’s 16th president.

November 05, 2018
UCM Seal
University News

UCM Board Renews Two Charter School Agreements, Approves New Safety-Related Degree

A new Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Safety, and Risk Management degree, a study abroad fee, on-call construction services agreement, and renewal of agreements with two university-sponsored charter schools were approved by the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors when it met Oct. 26.

November 01, 2018
Natalie Peirce Award
University News, awards

Peirce Becomes Third Consecutive UCM Member to Earn Prestigious NACADA Academic Advising Award

For the third consecutive year, one of the University of Central Missouri’s academic advisors has been selected to receive an outstanding international academic advising award.

October 25, 2018
UCM Theatre 2018-19 Season
University News, events, collegearts

UCM Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Studio Theatre One-Acts

Enjoy an evening of entertainment as the University of Central Missouri presents an evening of Studio One-Acts in the Black Box Theatre at Nickerson Hall. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov.1-3.

October 25, 2018
Hack U Iowa Competition
awards, collegehealth, University News

UCM Students Recognized for Success at University of Iowa Hackathon

Four University of Central Missouri graduate students were recently recognized by faculty members in the Computer Information Systems and Analytics Division for their category win at an annual two-day Hackathon at the University of Iowa, Oct. 6-7.

October 24, 2018
Administration Building
University News, events

Students Have Opportunity to Pitch Business Ideas to KC Entrepreneur Barnett Helzberg, Jr.

University of Central Missouri students who have great ideas for a startup business could win an opportunity to pitch those ideas to successful Kansas City entrepreneur, business mentor and philanthropist, Barnett Helzberg, Jr.

October 24, 2018
Anthony Fantino
ucmblog, collegehealth, University News

Student, Faculty Research Leads to Joint Publication in Materials Letters

As a first-generation student from Independence, Anthony Fatino whetted his appetite for scientific research early in his undergraduate studies working collaboratively with chemistry faculty members at the University of Central Missouri. As he continues to fulfill this passion five years later, he is watching the fruit of his early college experiences pay off with a research article published in the scientific journal, “Materials Letters.” This is happening as his UCM co-authors and mentors continue to press on furthering study of a new way to detect metal ions in aqueous solution.

October 22, 2018
UCM Distinguished Alumni 2018
ucmblog, University News, ucmalumni

UCM Honors Five Distinguished Alumni During 2018 Homecoming, Oct. 26-27

Five men and women who have outstanding careers in fields such as actuarial science, education, engineering, marketing and mathematics, both nationally and internationally, will be recognized during the University of Central Missouri’s Distinguished Alumni Dinner Friday, Oct. 26.

October 18, 2018
UCM Quad with Students
University News, awards

UCM's Bachelor's Degree in Actuarial Science Considered a "Best Value"

Through its Actuarial Science and Statistics Program, the University of Central Missouri has been graduating students for decades who are qualified to meet the growing demand for these skilled professionals. Such dedication to this field most recently earned UCM recognition for having one of the Top 50 Best Value Bachelor of Actuarial Science Programs in 2018 by Value Colleges. UCM’s actuarial program was ranked 37th in the nation.

October 17, 2018
UCM Farm
University News

Federal Grant Enables UCM to Create New Graduate Certificate Program Targeted Towards Dual Credit Agriculture Teachers

Development of a new graduate certificate program that University of Central Missouri agriculture faculty members describe as a “win-win” opportunity for high school teachers of dual credit agriculture courses, their students, and the university, is being made possible by a $150,000 federal grant.

October 17, 2018
MASL Event
events, University News

Missouri K-12 School Librarians Converge on MIC for Fall Conference

K-12 school librarians from across the state got a look at The Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) this month as it served as the host site for the Missouri Association of School Librarians’ (MASL) Fall Professional Development Conference, Oct. 6.

October 16, 2018
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Five Questions
ucmblog

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
Marlesha Whitt
studentsuccess, ucmblog

Interior Design Major Finds Success as First-Generation Student at UCM

Marlesha Whitt, a first-generation student from St. Louis studying interior design at UCM, is very grateful for the impact the UCM Alumni Foundation has had on her success.

November 06, 2018
Legacy at UCM
alumni, ucmblog

UCM Legacy Creates Kindred Connections

You may have heard the term “legacy family,” but what does it really mean? At the most basic definition, legacy families are students and alumni whose families, including parents, grandparents and/or siblings, attended or currently attend UCM. It’s through these families that the heritage of UCM passes from generation to generation.

November 01, 2018
Anthony Fantino
ucmblog, collegehealth, University News

Student, Faculty Research Leads to Joint Publication in Materials Letters

As a first-generation student from Independence, Anthony Fatino whetted his appetite for scientific research early in his undergraduate studies working collaboratively with chemistry faculty members at the University of Central Missouri. As he continues to fulfill this passion five years later, he is watching the fruit of his early college experiences pay off with a research article published in the scientific journal, “Materials Letters.” This is happening as his UCM co-authors and mentors continue to press on furthering study of a new way to detect metal ions in aqueous solution.

October 22, 2018
UCM Distinguished Alumni 2018
ucmblog, University News, ucmalumni

UCM Honors Five Distinguished Alumni During 2018 Homecoming, Oct. 26-27

Five men and women who have outstanding careers in fields such as actuarial science, education, engineering, marketing and mathematics, both nationally and internationally, will be recognized during the University of Central Missouri’s Distinguished Alumni Dinner Friday, Oct. 26.

October 18, 2018
UCM Jack o'Lantern
ucmblog

UCM-Themed Jack o' Lantern Stencils will Brighten Up Your Halloween

Looking to add a little Mule Pride to your Halloween festivities? Enjoy these eight printable UCM-themed Jack o' Lantern stencils and add some school spirit to your holiday.

October 11, 2018
Graduate Students at UCM
studentsuccess, ucmblog, University News

UCM Celebrates Graduate Education Week Oct. 15-19

Along with the Governor’s recognition of the importance of graduate education, the University of Central Missouri also has a variety of activities planned during the week to recognize its many graduate students and the opportunities UCM provides for those seeking advanced degrees.

October 10, 2018
Job Interview
ucmblog

Top 10 Questions to Expect in Your Job Interview

Interviews are coming. Here's how to prep for your interview season.

October 09, 2018
Lover Chancler
studentsuccess, ucmblog, University News

Chancler Moving The Center Forward with Focus on Multiculturalism and Inclusivity

After being part of a group that provided initial input to help launch the Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity, now known as The Center, Lover Chancler has assumed a key leadership role in moving this important area forward at the University of Central Missouri.

October 08, 2018
UCM Homecoming Parade Cheerleaders
ucmblog

#AlwaysAMule - Connect with UCM During Homecoming 2018

As we welcome UCM students, alumni and community members to Homecoming 2018, we want to connect with you and share the Homecoming moments you’ll never forget. Take a look at how you can share your pics, videos and social media posts with the rest of Mule Nation during the biggest campus celebration of the year.

September 05, 2018
Keshav Bhattarai
ucmblog, University News

Bhattarai's Fulbright Experience to Nepal Addresses Urban Planning Issues

Keshav Bhattarai, Ph.D., a professor of geography at the University of Central Missouri, most recently visited Nepal with plans to use his knowledge and experience in urban planning to help make a difference in the rapidly changing country.

August 30, 2018
State of the Union 2018
ucmblog, University News

Watch the 2018 State of University Address

University of Central Missouri Interim President Roger Best presented the 2018 State of the University Address on Wednesday, Aug. 22, before a crowd of more than 300 UCM faculty, staff and students in the James L. Highlander Theatre.

August 23, 2018
Dr. Best Instagram Story
ucmblog

View Dr. Best's Video Responses from the #UCMKnowsBest Q&A

On Aug. 17, 2018, University of Central Missouri Interim President Dr. Roger Best answered questions from the campus community via Twitter and Instagram. Watch him respond to questions from our Q&A.

August 20, 2018
Job Interview
ucmblog

5 Reasons Every Mule and Jennie Should Be Using Handshake

UCM’s Career Services office automatically provides all current students & alumni with Handshake, giving you the advantage over similar network-driven career websites. Here are the top 5 reasons you should be checking out Handshake regularly.

August 07, 2018
UCM Mule Statue
ucmblog

Top 10 Locations to Take Graduation Photos at UCM

The school year is nearing its end, and it's almost time for what you've been working toward: graduation. Before you say your goodbyes, you might want to take a few pictures to commemorate your time at UCM. There are a lot of beautiful backdrops on campus, and we've compiled a list for you of the top 10 places to take graduation photos on campus. So grab your cap and gown and let's go!

April 24, 2018
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