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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
MO State Flag
University News, KMOS-TV, events

KMOS-TV to Broadcast Governor's Forum Live on Sept. 25

KMOS-TV will broadcast the Sept. 25 Governor’s Forum scheduled to include all four candidates: Gov. Mike Parson, R; State Auditor Nicole Galloway, D; Libertarian nominee Rik Combs; and Green Party nominee Jerome Bauer.

September 21, 2020
Mike Parson and Kelly
facstaff, awards, University News

Missouri Legislators Honor "Tough as Nails" Champion Kelly Murphy

Murphy, who serves as director of Military and Veterans Services at UCM, was invited to the capitol on Sept. 16, an event that was coordinated by Representative Dan Houx, R-District 54.

September 18, 2020
UCM Admin Building
University News, Rankings, awards

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UCM #16 Among Top Midwest Public Schools

U.S. News & World Report, a widely known source used by prospective students to find schools that match their educational needs and goals, has announced its 2021 Best Colleges rankings. While the university maintained its Midwest regional spot at #16 as a Top Public School and #50 among the Best Colleges for Veterans, it moved up two spaces from last year to #76 among Best Regional Universities in the Midwest, and was named #64 among Best Value Schools.

September 18, 2020
Patriot Day 2020
events, University News

2020 Patriot Day Ceremony Recalls the Tragic Events of 9/11 That Forever Changed Lives

While terrorist acts that occurred Sept. 11, 2001 on American soil still live vividly in the minds of many United States citizens, whose lives were forever altered on that date, a younger generation that includes college students may one day look at 2020 as a year that changed their lives. That message was part of a speech by Army Lt. Col. (Ret.) Gareth Young, who presented the Patriot Day remarks in Hendricks Hall.

September 15, 2020
UCM Admin Building
student success, University News, awards, Rankings

Princeton Review Recognizes UCM Among 'Best in the Midwest' Institutions

In a salute to institutions of higher education it considers “academically outstanding and well worth consideration” for students in search of a degree, The Princeton Review has named the University of Central Missouri one of the “Best in the Midwest” colleges and universities.

September 11, 2020
UCM Campus Cupboard Volunteers
student success, Culture Of Service, University News

UCM's Campus Cupboard Continues to Be a Success

Since its inception in late 2013, the University of Central Missouri Campus Cupboard has successfully helped students, faculty and staff with nutritional and other basic supply needs. The importance of such efforts today continues to grow among the challenges of the pandemic.

September 10, 2020
SEKEB Digital Meeting
University News, UCM-LS, MIC

UCM Develops Partnership with South Eastern Kenya Economic Bloc for Education and Workforce Development

Local businesses and organizations have an opportunity to help this innovative collaboration seek solutions to technology, education and other worldwide challenges.

September 10, 2020
UCM Graduate
University News, Rankings, student success, awards

UCM Nationally Recognized for Low Student Debt Among Graduates

Striving to make education affordable and accessible, the University of Central Missouri has been recognized by the student finance bureau LendEDU for having one of the lowest national debt numbers for 2019 graduates.

September 08, 2020
Virtual Reality Headset
MIC, University News, UCM Lee's Summit

UCM to Launch Mixed Reality Studio at Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee's Summit

The University of Central Missouri is launching the Mixed Reality Studio, part of its Gigabit Lab, during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. The studio aims to advance state-of-the-art technology in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) by developing new applications and educating the next generation of researchers, developers, entrepreneurs and technologists while collaborating with industry.

September 08, 2020
W.C. Morris Renovated Classroom
University News, student success

Chemistry Classroom Transformation Geared to Student Success

General Chemistry I and II courses can be challenging to many students, but through a recent classroom transformation in the University of Central Missouri Wilson C. Morris Science Building, the university hopes to enhance student success through interactive learning.

September 02, 2020
Cybersecurity Class
CHST, University News, Rankings, awards

UCM Cybersecurity Masters Programs Ranked Among 50 Best in Nation

Making a list that includes programs at some of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the nation, the University of Central Missouri has been recognized by CyberDegreesEDU among public and private colleges and universities offering “Best Cybersecurity Masters Programs.”

August 31, 2020
President Best's State of the University Address 2020
State of the University, University News

President Outlines 2020-2021 Priorities in State of University Address [VIDEO]

University of Central Missouri President Roger J. Best on Aug. 27 presented his third State of the University address since assuming his post. He delivered his speech via live steaming video while speaking from a podium at the recently completed auditorium in the renovated Elliott Student Union.

August 28, 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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