UCM Musical Theatre
events, University News

UCM Theatre and Dance Presents Night of Studio One-Acts

University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance will present a night of Studio Theatre one-act plays at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 15, and 16 in the Black Box Theatre located on the first floor of Nickerson Hall. These one-acts are performed, directed, and designed entirely by UCM students.

November 07, 2019
Job Interview
University News, UCM-LS, #MIC

UCM Joins Area Partnership Targeting Job Training for Low-Income Adults

The Truman Heartland Community Foundation is leading a community initiative involving several KC-area organizations.

November 06, 2019
UCM Quad
veterans, University News, events

Veterans Ruck March Builds Awareness, Donations to Aid Campus Cupboard

With a goal to collect food items for individuals in need, all military veterans at the University of Central Missouri and in the local community are invited to participate in the Veterans Engaging Through Service (VETS) Ruck March Monday, Nov. 11 at UCM.

November 06, 2019
CRU5H Design Concept
University News, sodexo

CRU5H Offers Exciting New Dining Experience at UCM in Spring 2020

UCM Dining announces that in April 2020, the location formerly occupied by Steak N’ Shake will be the site for CRU5H (pronounced Crush), providing new food options for students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

November 05, 2019
UCM ATMAE Conference
University News, student success, awards

UCM Students, Faculty Share Presentation Stage at National Conference

The opportunity to present research at a professional conference is a goal for many educators, but at the University of Central Missouri, students in the School of Technology this month will share their scholarly work on a national stage.

November 05, 2019
VUB Veteran Studying
military veterans, VUB, University News

Veterans Upward Bound Offers Free Academic Assistance to Service Members in Transition to Civilian Careers

While the nation honors military men and women on Nov. 11, through Veterans Upward Bound (VUB), the University of Central Missouri helps those who fought for their country obtain educational assistance they need to prepare for and serve in new careers.

October 31, 2019
MIC, Summit Technology Academy, University News, UCM-LS

Summit Technology Academy to Host Open House Events in November, January and February

Interested students and families are invited to learn more about this nationally recognized program.

October 30, 2019
UCM Sign
scholarships, University News, affordability

UCM Initiates A+ Recognition and Dual Credit Scholarships Effective for Fall 2020

Providing a financial lift to high school graduates who are entering college for the first time, the University of Central Missouri is implementing the A+ Recognition Scholarship and the UCM Dual Credit Scholarship. The first awards will be available for the 2020 fall enrollment cycle.

October 29, 2019
UCM COE Legacy Suite Ribbon Cutting
events, University News, awards, coe

UCM Honors Education Alumni through Awards, Opening of New Legacy Suite

Showcasing the quality of alumni who have earned degrees from the University of Central Missouri College of Education, six individuals who have distinguished themselves as educators at many different levels were honored by their alma mater Oct. 25. Recognition took place as the college celebrated its 100-year anniversary at UCM.

October 29, 2019
UCM Disaster Training
University News, student success

Disaster Simulation Brings Two Academic Disciplines Together for Training

Taking lessons learned from incidents such as the 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon, a collaborative disaster simulation at the University of Central Missouri this week brought together students and faculty in the Athletic Training and Crisis and Disaster Management programs.

October 25, 2019
UCM Administration Building
University News

S&P Reaffirms UCM's Long-term A+ Rating on Revenue Bonds, Notes Financial Pressures

For the third consecutive year, the University of Central Missouri is being assigned an “A+” long-term rating by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings to the Missouri Health & Educational Facilities Authority’s series 2013C, 2018A and 2018B educational facilities revenue bonds.

October 23, 2019
Tijan Dorwana
University News, events

Seven Events Selected for 2019-20 UCM OVATION Performance Series

Featuring seven events, the University of Central Missouri announces the 2019-20 UCM OVATION Performance Series, a curated presentation of exceptional musicians, actors, and dancers who will bring high-impact artistry to West Central Missouri audiences.

October 22, 2019
Central Missouri Police Academy Training
University News, cmpa, student success

Central Missouri Police Academy Collaborates with SFCC to Make Police Training Possible in Sedalia Area

The Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri and State Fair Community College are collaborating to provide opportunities to interested individuals in Sedalia and the surrounding area.

October 22, 2019
UCM Commencement
student success, University News

UCM Joins Degrees When Due, a Nationwide Completion Initiative to Strengthen the Pathway to a College Degree

The University of Central Missouri has been selected to join Degrees When Due, a national initiative of the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), to help students who have some college credits complete their degrees.

October 17, 2019
events, University News

Congresswoman Hartzler's Procurement Conference Will Support Businesses in Securing Government Agencies as Customers

Missouri Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is planning a Procurement Conference Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the University of Central Missouri to provide a day-long opportunity for business owners to learn more about securing government agencies as potential customers.

October 17, 2019
Global Classroom
collegehealth, ucmblog

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
studentsuccess, ucmblog

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
history, facstaff, ucmblog

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
Legacy at UCM
ucmblog, alumni

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
UCM Distinguished Alumni 2018
University News, ucmblog, ucmalumni

Meet UCM's Distinguished Alumni for 2018

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

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, University News, ucmblog

Enjoy These Perks Around Campus for Graduate Education Week

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
UCM Homecoming Parade Cheerleaders

#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
State of the Union 2018
University News, ucmblog

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

Dr. Best Answers Your Questions via Instagram During #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

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

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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