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University News, get the red out

Get the Red Out 2022 Planned for Sept. 8, Vendor Registration Continues

A free family-fun event that annually brings thousands of people to the University of Central Missouri campus, UCM and the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 2022 Get the Red Out street fair 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

August 04, 2022
Julia Sounders Graduation
MIC, UCM-LS, University News

UCM's First 'Grow Your Own Teachers' Cohort Graduates with All 17 Launching Careers

The University of Central Missouri Grow Your Own Teachers program provides significant benefits to adult learners as well as school districts with the first 17 program graduates entering their own classrooms this fall. Thanks to a partnership with 14 districts, this unique collaboration helps paraprofessionals earn a bachelor’s degree in education while working full time.

July 19, 2022
UCM CAE-CD Designation
awards, University News

UCM Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by NSA

The University of Central Missouri has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency.

July 18, 2022
VR Student
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM Joins Forces with PeakActivity and Unity Technologies to Support Augmented Reality Experiences for Students

Thanks to a new collaboration involving the University of Central Missouri, PeakActivity and Unity Technologies, students are participating in enhanced augmented-reality (AR) experiences in the university’s Mixed Reality Studio, located in UCM’s Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

July 13, 2022
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University News, Online MBA, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies' Online MBA Nationally Ranked by Fortune

For the second consecutive year, Fortune Education, a subsidiary of Fortune Media, has ranked the part-time MBA program at the University of Central Missouri as a top program in the nation.

July 12, 2022
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University News, public safety

Missouri Attorney General Grants Community Partnership Award to UCM Public Safety for Role in Helping with SAFE Kit Initiative

The University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety was recently recognized by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt as the recipient of a Community Partner Award. Public Safety was one of more than 650 Missouri entities, including law enforcement and hospitals, to receive this commendation for their vital assistance in completing the Phase II inventory of sexual assault kits with the state’s SAFE Kit Initiative.

July 08, 2022
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University News, missouri safety center

Missouri Safety Center Partners with National Program, KCPD to Offer No-cost Officer Safety Training at Regional Academy in July, August

The Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program (NLERSP) and the Kansas City Police Department to provide no-cost officer safety training to law enforcement professionals at the Kansas City Police Department Regional Police Academy during the months of July and August, 2022. The NLERSP training will provide law enforcement executives, supervisors, trainers, and patrol officers with evidence-based strategies and tactics to improve officer safety during traffic stops, emergency response driving, all-weather driving, and roadway operations.

July 06, 2022
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Equity, Diversity, University News, Inclusion

CASE District VI 'Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Advancement Work' Panel Includes Input from UCM President, Coordination from Staff

In an effort to further understanding of the value of making individuals feel welcome, valued and included in higher education, University of Central Missouri President Roger Best recently participated in a panel discussion on “Diversity, Equity Inclusion and Belonging in Advancement Work.” The panel, which also featured Dr. Susan B. Wilson, retired vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and UCM alumna Jessica Ramirez, ’99, vice president of advancement at Cleveland University-Kansas City, took place on June 23 at UMKC.

June 29, 2022
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awards, University News, Fac/Staff

Dedication to Helping Students Succeed Results in National Recognition for Two UCM Members with Roles in Academic Advisement

After honoring a University of Central Missouri faculty member in 2021 with the Global National Academic Advisement Association’s (NACADA) Outstanding Advisor Award, NACADA this year is recognizing both a faculty and staff member with one of its prestigious honors. Matthew J. Garver, Ph.D., is receiving the Global NACADA Outstanding Advisor Award – Faculty Advising Role, and Jacqueline Faria is being honored with the Global NACADA Outstanding Advisor Award – Primary Advisor Role.

June 29, 2022
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Integrated Marketing and Communications, University News, Fac/Staff

Fourth-Generation UCM Alumna in IMC Honored with Foster-Inglish Prize

As a member of a family that produced four generations of University of Central Missouri graduates, Ellen Blaize has a lot of appreciation for her alma mater, and sharing her passion for UCM through her work in the Office of Integrated Marketing and Communications is getting noticed. She was recently recognized as the recipient of the 2022 Carl B. Foster/John M. Inglish Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations.

June 23, 2022
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Boys State, University News, Fac/Staff

UCM Alumnus, Public Safety Sergeant Honored by Missouri Boys State

Sgt. Joe Jennings, a University of Central Missouri alumnus and member of Public Safety, was presented the Justin W. Stephan Public Service Award from the Executive Committee of the American Legion Missouri Boys State, Inc. on Saturday, June 18, in St. Charles, Missouri. Jennings, whose work and love for public service exemplifies the spirit the award’s namesake, was honored for his tireless public service to the state and community as well as to the Boys State program.

June 23, 2022
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University News, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, Internships

UCM Harmon College, Central Bank Jointly Create New Extended Internship

Before students graduate from the University of Central Missouri, one of the most cherished learning opportunities comes through internships that provide valuable hands-on experience and insight into their prospective careers. While these opportunities typically last one semester, Central Bank and the UCM Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies are taking this experience one step further through a new extended, paid internship that is two semesters long, and begins this fall.

June 22, 2022
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University News, Board of Governors

Governing Board Names Leaders, Approves FY 2024 Operating and Capital Budget Requests, Also Awards Several Vendor Contracts

In its plenary session June 17, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors named new officers for Fiscal Year 2023 while also approving separate requests to the state for Fiscal Year 2024 operating and capital appropriations.

June 21, 2022
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KMOS, University News

Ten Home Cooks Put Their Culinary Skills to the Test in 'The Great American Recipe'

“The Great American Recipe” is a competition that welcomes home chefs from across the nation as they showcase America’s diversity through regional cuisines. Airing 8-9 p.m. (CST) Fridays, beginning July 24 on KMOS PBS, the University of Central Missouri’s public television station, the show will be hosted by Alejandra Ramos.

June 21, 2022
Lee's Summit Simply the Best Award 2022
awards, UCM-LS, University News

University of Central Missouri Lee's Summit Campus Receives Chamber of Commerce Simply the Best Business of the Year Award

The University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit campus received the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce Simply the Best Business of the Year Award at a June 17 awards luncheon. UCM Lee’s Summit was recognized in the category for businesses with one to 20 employees.

June 20, 2022
Jo Riese
UCM-LS, ucmblog, student success

Student Spotlight: Jo Riese Returns to UCM After Nearly 20 Years Away from College to Graduate With Honors

In May 2021, she received her bachelor’s degree in modern languages and culture - French. In addition, Riese’s oldest daughter graduated from UCM in 2015 with her youngest currently enrolled.

April 06, 2022
Rick Semanta
facstaff, MIC, ucmblog, UCM-LS

Rick Smetana Praises UCM for Valuable Degree Programs, Quality Instructors and Opportunities for Involvement

More than 20 years ago, Rick Smetana made the decision to check out the University of Central Missouri after a teacher in his Chicago suburb high school spoke highly of the school. Since then, Smetana has received four degrees from UCM, including several earned during his 24 years as a full-time university employee.

February 14, 2022
Madison Canton
UCM-LS, ucmblog, MIC

Quality Coursework Meets Hands-on Experiences Through Paid Internships for Missouri Innovation Campus Program Student

Thanks to a groundbreaking program from the University of Central Missouri, Madison Canton is poised to earn her bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity in May 2022, just two years after her graduation from Blue Springs High School, while also working toward a spring 2023 master’s degree graduation.

November 23, 2021
Chris Donnici and Jatyra Harris
MIC, ucmblog, UCM-LS, student success

Learn How the Missouri Innovation Campus Program Led These Grads to Careers at a Top Engineering Firm

Jatyra Harris and Chris Donnici, University of Central Missouri 2018 graduates, credit UCM’s Missouri Innovation Campus program with helping them launch a successful career at Burns & McDonnell just two years after graduating from high school.

October 25, 2021
Fashion and Apparel Merchandising
University News, ucmblog, student success

FAME: Tailoring the Next Generation of Fashion and Apparel Professionals

Throughout their University of Central Missouri experience, students seek not only an education but an academic area where high-caliber faculty members will engage them in meaningful hands-on experiences that will better prepare them for successful careers. For many students, the Fashion and Apparel Merchandising major, as a part of the School of Technology, provides such an opportunity.

June 21, 2021
UCM Student Jacob Danley
ucmblog, MIC, student success, UCM-LS

UCM Student Spotlight: Jacob Danley Earns Cybersecurity Degree and Begins New Job Just Two Years After High School Graduation

Within the space of a few weeks, Jacob Danley earned a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity from UCM and started a full-time job at Burns & McDonnell, both at age 20.

June 15, 2021
UCM Quad and Administration Building
ucmblog, financial aid

How to Earn Your Degree Without Breaking the Bank

The cost of tuition can be a major source of stress for many students looking to enter college. However, don’t be discouraged! There are many ways to keep college affordable.

December 07, 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
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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
awards, student success, ucmblog

Get Connected: 10 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

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