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Missouri innovation campus, University News

UCM Announces Schedule for Popular STEAM Summer Camps for Kids

The University of Central Missouri is partnering with Black Rocket online learning company to offer both in-person and online STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) summer camps for children from age 6 to 14. The in-person courses are new this year with three-hours classes offered weekly via either morning or afternoon sessions June 26 through July 28 at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

March 30, 2023
University News, student awards, criminal justice and criminology

Criminal Justice Team Captures 20th Consecutive National ACJA-LAE Title

While finding a place to display 19 new trophies may pose a small problem for an award-winning program, it is a welcome challenge for the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. This shiny new hardware comes after a team of students and faculty members captured UCM’s 20th consecutive Sweepstakes Award at the American Criminal Justice Association-Lambda Alpha Epsilon (ACJA-LAE) National Conference Competition.

March 30, 2023
financial aid, University News

Lubbers Earns Nationally Recognized Financial Aid Administrator Certification

Maintaining his high commitment to professional standards in his field, Tony Lubbers, director of financial aid at the University of Central Missouri, earned the FAAC® designation from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' accredited Certified Financial Aid Administrator® (CFAA) Program.

March 29, 2023
University News, Marketing and Sales

Students Take First Place at University of Kansas Sales Competition

For the second year in a row, the sales team from the University of Central Missouri took first place in the King’s Hawaiian sales competition hosted by the University of Kansas School of Business March 24-25.

March 29, 2023
Excellence in Service, University News, Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award

SGA Awards to Long, Chancler Honor Governance, Service

Having grown up in a family that placed a high value on earning a college degree, Dr. Mary Long understands the benefits of a higher education, but also knows the pathway toward earning a degree often comes for many students with challenges, both academically and financially. When the former member of the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors was presented the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award on March 23 she reminded students to never give up in pursuit of their education goals.

March 28, 2023
UCM Aviation, UCM Board of Governors, University News

Board of Governor Sets Instructional, General Fees for FY 2024

While seeking to maintain the most affordable education possible for students amid rising inflationary costs, the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors approved slight increases in instructional tuition and general fees Fiscal Year 2024. Action on these matters took place when the board met in its March 23 plenary session on campus.

March 28, 2023
University News, Academic Success Advisor

NACADA Honors Hertzler's Commitment to Academic Success Advising

Demonstrating her outstanding commitment to keeping students on track toward graduation, Hannah Hertzler has received the 2023 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 7 Excellence in Advising – New Advisor Award.

March 27, 2023
Faculty Awards, University News

Amos Receives 2023 Governor's Award for Excellence in Education

Michelle L. Amos, Ed.D., a University of Central Missouri faculty member who colleagues praise for her impeccable work ethic and high level of dedication to students’ success and well-being, has received the 2023 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education. She was honored on March 23 by the university’s Board of Governors.

March 23, 2023
OVATION, Music and Dance, University News

UCM OVATION Performance Series Opens 2023 Season with Tap Dancers Ana Tomioshi and Gerson Lanza

he University of Central Missouri OVATION Performance Series opens its 2023 season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 with “Swing Into Spring” - a show featuring nationally renowned tap dancers Ana Tomioshi and Gerson Lanza performing with jazz pianist James Fernando. They will be joined for the performance in Hendricks Hall by musicians from UCM Music featuring interactive and improvisational choreography of African inspired tap dance and jazz music.

March 22, 2023
University News, Marketing and Sales

UCM Students Place Seventh in National Collegiate Sales Competition

University of Central Missouri marketing students competed against some of the top students and teams in their academic discipline this month through the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) March 3-6. It is hosted by Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, and is considered the largest and most competitive sales competition in the nation.

March 20, 2023
online classes, University News

UCM Partners with Acadeum to Expand Access to High-Demand Courses

University of Central Missouri students who are seeking access to high-demand courses now have expanded options thanks to a new partnership with Acadeum. Acadeum is a national organization that has established a student-centered course-sharing model in collaboration with approximately 460 higher education institutions to help individuals seeking a degree or credential.

March 20, 2023
University News, Music and Dance, OVATION

OVATION Performance Series Brings International Roster of Artists to UCM This Spring

The University of Central Missouri OVATION Performance Series has announced five performing arts events for the spring 2023 season. OVATION is a curated selection of world-class dancers, musicians, and theatre performers who will bring exceptional high-energy artistry to West-Central Missouri.

March 17, 2023
University News, Environment

Free Film Screening Featuring 'The Politics of Beauty' at UCM March 27

The documentary film, “Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty,” will be shown at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, in Elliott Student Union, Room 238, at the University of Central Missouri. This free presentation is open to everyone, and will be followed by a brief chat with the film’s director, John de Graaf.

March 16, 2023
computer science, University News, student awards

UCM Students Capture Third Place in Kansas City Fed Code-A-Thon

A three-member team of students from the University of Central Missouri won third place in the seventh annual Kansas City Fed Code-A-Thon. Awards were presented on March 10. This highlighted competitive efforts that began with a two-day virtual event Feb. 23-24 in which the team was charged with developing software solutions to solve meaningful real-life problems, followed by a presentation on Feb. 26 to demonstrate their solution.

March 16, 2023
Distinguished Speaker Series, University News

Mental Health Activist, Entrepreneur Ravi Sharma to Speak at UCM

WARRENSBURG, MO – As part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, the University of Central Missouri will present “An Evening with Ravi Sharma, A Talk about Mental Health Awareness and Support Strategies” featuring Ravi Sharma, a mental health activist, investor, and four-time entrepreneur. His free presentation is open to the public, and will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, in Hendricks Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

March 09, 2023
Sean Martin
UCM-LS, student success, MIC, ucmblog

Hands-on Experience at UCM's Mixed Reality Studio Helps Recent Graduate Sean Martin in His Career Search

Joining the University of Central Missouri’s Mixed Reality Software Development Team greatly benefited recent UCM graduate Sean Martin as he launches his new career in computer science. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and a bachelor’s in computer science software development, graduating cum laude in May 2022.

October 17, 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
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
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
UCM Blog, ucmblog

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


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