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U.S. Bank, University News

U.S. Bank and University of Central Missouri Unveil New Mules Debit Card

U.S. Bank customers can now proudly show off their Mules pride with the new UCM Mules Affinity Visa® debit card which allows University of Central Missouri students, alumni, employees and the community-at-large to showcase their university pride while making financial transactions. The UCM Mules card launched May 15 and features an image of the university’s mascot, Mo the Mule.

May 16, 2022
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University News, awards, Fac/Staff, Education for Service

Neal, Goreham and Lewis Are First Recipients of Education for Service Awards

For approximately 100 years, the University of Central Missouri’s “Education for Service” motto has embodied the essence of UCM, and exemplifies all that the institution does to prepare its students to graduate and enter the world as global citizens. In the spirit of this longstanding commitment, three individuals this spring were named recipients of the first Education for Service Awards.

May 12, 2022
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Finance and Operations, University News, S&P

S&P Global Ratings Assign UCM 'A+' Long-term Rating for Fifth Year

The University of Central Missouri has received a long-term rating of “A+” by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings for the fifth consecutive year regarding its Missouri Health & Educational facilities Authority’s series 3013C, 2018A and 2018B educational facilities bonds. In addition, as a result of UCM’s dedication to sound financial operations, the rating includes an improved outlook, going from “negative” to “stable”.

May 12, 2022
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University News, Department of Theatre and Dance, Central Missouri Repertory

Central Missouri Repertory Presents Children's Touring Production of 'Alice in Wonderland'

Contributing to a fun, entertaining summer in several communities throughout the University of Central Missouri region, Central Missouri Repertory Theatre will present “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll and adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller throughout the last week of May and in early June.

May 10, 2022
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WAFB, Design and Drafting Technology, University News

UCM Design and Drafting Tech Students Gain Real-World Experience Through Proposed Redesign of Whiteman AFB Dining Facility

Students in the University of Central Missouri’s Design and Drafting Technology program recently engaged in a project that not only provided them with real-world experience but also supported the university’s strong relationship with Whiteman Air Force Base. Their presentation on the redesign of The Ozark Dining Facility at WAFB brought base representatives and campus members together to hear the students’ final proposal for renovations to a space they believe will positively resonate with users.

May 09, 2022
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University News, Bra Couture KC, FAME, FCSE

UCM Students' Bra Couture KC Creations Help Raise Money for Cancer Patients

University of Central Missouri students in two academic programs combined their efforts to help individuals raise more than $525,000 to assist cancer patients during the annual Bra Couture KC charity auction. One student’s creation fetched a whopping $10,000 from a bidder who wanted to support this charitable program to help Kansas Citians in need of financial support.

May 06, 2022
UCM UPCEA Award 2022
awards, UCM-LS, University News

UCM Learn-As-You-Earn CNA Program Earns National Award

Through the unique collaboration, qualifying adult learners receive debt-free scholarships from the Full Employment Council, Truman Heartland Community Foundation and Community Services League as well as financial assistance from the healthcare organizations.

May 05, 2022
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University News, ucmalumni, Fulbright

Persistence in Seeking Fulbright Award Pays Off for UCM Grad Student

Persistence and a never-give-up attitude have prevailed for University of Central Missouri graduate student from Kansas City, Stephanie Krutz. She has been named a Finalist in the prestigious Fulbright Program, making possible her dream to pursue an international study opportunity created through this federally funded initiative.

May 02, 2022
MIC Interns 2022
MIC, student success, UCM-LS, University News

Missouri Innovation Campus Program Interns Apply Classroom Knowledge at Top Area Businesses

High school juniors enrolled in the nationally recognized Missouri Innovation Campus program were recently matched with Kansas City area industry-leading companies as part of the program’s unique internship program.

May 02, 2022
VRoKCs Spring 2022 Hackathon
UCM-LS, events, MIC, University News

University of Central Missouri Hosts the VRoKCs Spring 2022 Hackathon

The University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit recently hosted the VRoKCs Spring Hackathon, a virtual and augmented development challenge for high-school students.

May 02, 2022
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Moon Knight, ucmalumni, University News

UCM Alumnus Executive Produces Marvel Studios' Six-Part 'Moon Knight' Series

While Moon Knight first appeared in a comic book in 1975, this character may not be on the tip of the tongue in comparison to superheroes like Captain America, Spider-Man and many others who went from the printed page to the big screen. With help from a production team that includes University of Central Missouri graduate Grant Curtis, a new spotlight is shining on this unique character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

April 29, 2022
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University News, Spring Commencement

UCM Celebrates 2022 Spring Commencement May 6-7

More than 1,860 University of Central Missouri graduate and undergraduate students who will meet their degree requirements this spring or during the summer are eligible to walk in Spring 2022 Commencement exercises planned for Friday and Saturday, May 6-7 in the Multipurpose Building Arena. Five ceremonies will be conducted throughout the weekend.

April 28, 2022
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University News, mathematics and computer science

UCM Students Grab Third Place in World's Largest Student-run Game Jam

Combining creativity with technology, an entry by four University of Central Missouri students finished in third place for Best Overall Game at Chillennium 2022, considered the world’s largest student-run game jam. UCM was one of 32 teams that took part in this premier video game development competition at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, April 1-3.

April 26, 2022
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University News, Board of Governors

UCM Board Acts on FY23 Budget, Health Care Coverage, Building Renovations

When the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors met on April 21, it approved several action items on the agenda that included the award of a contract for partial renovation of the W.C. Morris Science Building, the purchase of a new flight simulator for jet pilot training, and the adoption of the Fiscal Year 2023 operating budget. It also approved a recommendation to continue employee medical coverage with its current provider, effective for the year beginning Jan. 1, 2023.

April 25, 2022
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University News, criminal justice, student awards, LAE-GED

UCM Criminal Justice Team Extends Consecutive National Championships to 19

Continuing its winning tradition, students and faculty members in the University of Central Missouri’s Gamma Epsilon Delta chapter of the Lambda Alpha Epsilon American Criminal Justice Association recently captured their 19th consecutive Sweepstakes Trophy in competition against some of the nation’s best collegiate criminal justice teams. Individuals who contributed to this history-making achievement were honored in a reception this week at UCM.

April 21, 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
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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
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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
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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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