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Library Science Class
awards, University News, Rankings

UCM Only Missouri Institution Recognized for Most Affordable MS in Library Science

The University of Central Missouri was the only institution in Missouri to recently be ranked by Learn.org for having one of the “Most Affordable Online Library Science Degrees.”

October 21, 2020
KDP T-shirts
college of education, University News

Kappa Delta Pi Seeks Support for Campus Cupboard Through T-shirt Sales

While red is one of the University of Central Missouri school colors, faculty, staff and students in the College of Education recently got an extra dose of this warm hue as faculty, staff and students purchased and wore T-shirts in support of Kappa Delta Pi education honor society’s efforts to assist the Campus Cupboard and to benefit the KDP freshman student mentoring program.

October 21, 2020
Scott Rhoad
awards, public safety, University News

SGA Recognizes UCM Public Safety Director as Recipient of Kirkpatrick Award

An honor that has been bestowed on individuals ranging from university members to state and national government leaders, Scott Rhoad, director of public safety at the University of Central Missouri, has received the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award.

October 15, 2020
Virtual Festival of Champions 2020
Performing Arts, University News, events

UCM's Virtual Festival of Champions Extends Participation Nationwide

After more than 40 years of showcasing live high school marching bands in what has evolved into the Festival of Champions, the University of Central Missouri will host the 2020 fall event in a virtual format.

October 13, 2020
Iconic Dance Performance
University News, events

UCM Theatre and Dance Makes Safety Priority During Fall Productions

As the old adage goes, “the show must go on.” While the pandemic may necessitate adjustments for social distancing, and efforts to provide the safest experience possible, the University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance is continuing to perform throughout the fall 2020 season.

October 12, 2020
Graduate Students Week
events, University News, graduate studies

UCM Observing Graduate Education Week Oct. 12-16

Recognizing the value of universities with graduate-level programs which are preparing thousands of education specialists, master’s and doctoral students with discipline-specific and transferable skills to meet critical workforce and societal needs, Oct. 12-16 is designated Graduate Education Week.

October 09, 2020
Mules with a Mission Podcast
University News, career services

New "Mules with a Mission" Podcast: UCM's Career Services Center on the Go

Using a medium they believe will resonate with students, the University of Central Missouri’s Career Services Center has developed a new career-focused podcast.

October 09, 2020
President Best Parachute Jump with Golden Knights
rotc, Whiteman AFB, University News

Best's 12,500-foot Jump Honors UCM's Relationship with Military

A strong supporter of the United States military, University of Central Missouri President Roger Best got a glimpse of what it’s like to be among an elite group of men and women in service after accepting an invitation to join the Golden Knights on a tandem parachute jump.

October 07, 2020
UCM Admin Building
University News, awards

Talking Mules Capture Second Place for Overall Combined Sweepstakes in First Virtual Tournament of the Year

Competing against some of the nation’s best collegiate speech and debate teams, the University of Central Missouri’s Talking Mules captured second place for Overall Combined Sweepstakes while earning 19 trophies in the Derryberry Season Opener virtual tournament hosted by Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, Oct. 2-3.

October 06, 2020
Krystle Gremaud and Rachelle Krausen
awards, University News

UCM Employees Claim Two of Three MACADA Advising Awards

Demonstrating a strong commitment to student success, Krystle Gremaud, assistant professor and program coordinator for the Career and Technology Teacher Education program, and Rachelle Krausen, academic support advisor at the Success Advising Center, are being honored by the Missouri Academic Advising Association (MACADA) through two separate awards.

October 05, 2020
Iconic 2020
University News, events

UCM Theatre and Dance Presents Iconic: An Outdoor Dance Concert

Enjoy an evening under the stars as the University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance presents “Iconic: An Outdoor Dance Concert.” The production takes place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 10 and 11 and will be performed at the Audrey J. Walton Football Stadium to ensure the safety of all audience members and performers.

October 01, 2020
Warrensburg Main St., UCM Partnership
Warrensburg, University News, awards

Warrensburg Main Street and UCM Enjoy Award-Winning Partnership

The formal presentation of the Missouri Main Street Connection, Inc. Premier Partner Award recognizing the reinvigorated relationship between the University of Central Missouri and Warrensburg Main Street, recently took place on the UCM campus.

October 01, 2020
Pre-law MOU Signing with UCM and MU
MOU, student success, University News

UCM and MU Agreement Creates Faster Pathway to Law Degree at Less Cost

Students pursuing a career in law now have a pathway to help expedite their career goal thanks to a cooperative agreement between the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri School of Law.

September 28, 2020
UCM Sign
CHST, University News, student success

ABET Accredits Six UCM Programs in College of Health, Science and Technology

ABET, an organization that sets the standard worldwide for the accreditation of programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology, has approved accreditation for six university of Central Missouri academic programs. All of these programs are housed in the College of Health, Science and Technology.

September 22, 2020
Andi Dieckman
University News, college of education, facstaff

UCM College of Education Announces Dieckman's Appointment as Director and Certification Officer

For over a decade, Andrea (Andi) Dieckman has been a part of UCM as both an undergraduate and graduate student, a staff member for units across campus, and an adjunct instructor for three of the university’s four colleges. Her experiences as student, staff, and faculty have prepared her well for her appointment as Director and Certification Officer of the Office of Clinical Services and Certification in the College of Education.

September 22, 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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