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PBS Kids
KMOS-TV, University News

KMOS-TV to Provide Broadcast Schedule of Programs for Home-bound Students

Taking advantage of its catalog of general education programming, the KMOS-TV has modified its weekday broadcast schedule to include three hours of programs daily to assist students and their families while schools are closed during the current health emergency.

April 02, 2020
Safety Class
University News, awards

UCM's Online Emergency Management Options Rank High for Affordability

A website many individuals turn to for information to help them make choices about their higher education, Affordable Schools (AS), has ranked the University of Central Missouri among 20 Best Affordable Online Emergency Management Programs.

April 01, 2020
University News, Board of Governors, KMOS-TV

Board of Governors Authorizes New Broadcast Transmitter Purchase

In a meeting by telephone March 26, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors approved the purchase of a new broadcast transmitter for UCM’s public television station, KMOS-TV, and authorized an agreement for on-call kitchen replacement and maintenance repair services.

March 31, 2020
Online Learning
student success, University News

University of Central Missouri Offering Free Online Creativity and Innovation Courses

The University of Central Missouri is joining forces with MindEdge to offer three free online courses focusing on creativity and innovation. The free classes are provided to help individuals during this time of global pandemic and social distancing.

March 30, 2020
Campus Cupboard Volunteers
Culture Of Service, University News

Campus Cupboard Sets New Hours to Help Individuals in Need

The change in schedule is taking place to help ensure a vital need is met while also following procedures that will contribute to a safe and healthy environment amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 30, 2020
Meryl Lin McKean
University News, KMOS-TV

UCM Alumna Meryl Lin McKean Hosts Live Call-in Show on COVID-19

Thursdays at 7 p.m., beginning March 26, the University of Central Missouri’s public television station, KMOS-TV, will present a series of live call-in panel discussions covering the current health crisis.

March 25, 2020
Michael Quimby and Eleanor Shockey
University News, Alumni Foundation, CAHSS

Quimby Honors Music Professor Through Pipe Organ Restoration Project

Showing his appreciation for a former music teacher whose positive impact was never forgotten, Warrensburg resident Michael Quimby is honoring the memory of Professor Eleanor Shockey by restoring the pipe organ she once played at the University of Central Missouri.

March 24, 2020
KOKO Interview with President Best
University News, facstaff

President Roger Best Discusses COVID-19 Concerns in Live Interview on March 24

UCM President Roger Best met with Marion “Woody” Woods on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 for a live interview on 1450 KOKO-AM, addressing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the university.

March 24, 2020
Kauffman Stadium
University News, Alumni Foundation, events

Mule Day at the K Postponed Amid Federal Guidelines That Impact MLB

With national health concerns looming over coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation announces it is postponing Mule Day at the K, an event planned for Tuesday, May 5, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

March 20, 2020
UCM Lee's Summit
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM Lee's Summit to Close for Deep Cleaning Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17 and 18

All UCM courses are paused until March 30, when all courses will be delivered virtually.

March 17, 2020
UCM President's Gala 2020
University News, events

UCM's President's Gala Postponed Following KC Mayor's State of Emergency Declaration

Following Mayor Quinton Lucas’s declaration of a State of Emergency in Kansas City, Missouri, for all events with an attendance of 1,000 people, the University of Central Missouri announces the cancellation of its 2020 President’s Gala.

March 13, 2020
Missouri Innovation Campus
University News, UCM-LS, events, MIC

Discover Career Training, Scholarship Opportunities at UCM-LS Professional Training and Education Open House

Individuals interested in launching new high-demand careers are invited to learn about training and scholarship opportunities at a March 31 Professional Training and Education Open House hosted by the University of Central Missouri in cooperation with the Full Employment Council (FEC).

March 10, 2020
Children's Literature Festival
University News, events

Children's Literature Festival Canceled

Cancelations of appearances by a number of out-of-state presenters who were scheduled to speak at the University of Central Missouri’s 2020 Children’s Literature Festival have prompted festival organizers to cancel the event for the first time in its 52-year history.

March 10, 2020
Piano Recital
University News, events, Performing Arts

UCM Ovation Performance Series Presents All-Beethoven Recital

The University of Central Missouri Ovation Performance Series presents violinist Catherine French and pianist Nina Ferrigno in a free, public recital at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9 in Hart Recital Hall, Utt Music Building The program, “Beethoven at 250: Sonatas for Violin and Piano” commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.

March 05, 2020
Gary Schmidt - Children's Literature Festival
events, JCKL, University News

Children's Literature Festival Brings Acclaimed Authors and Children Together

Bringing children and the authors and illustrators of their favorite books together, the University of Central Missouri’s annual Children’s Literature Festival is March 15-17 on campus. The event, which is in its 52nd year, features 28 nationally-acclaimed authors and illustrators, 17 of whom will be new to the festival in 2020.

March 04, 2020
UCM Virtual Background
MuleNation, UCM Blog, ucmblog, 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
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


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