David Pearce
facstaff, University News

UCM President Appoints Pearce to New Governmental Relations Role

Embracing former Missouri Senator David Pearce’s knowledge of state government and higher education and his passion for the University of Central Missouri, UCM President Roger Best today announced Pearce’s appointment to the newly created position of Executive Director for Governmental Relations.

September 20, 2019
University News, MIC, UCM-LS

UCM Professional Training and Education Open House Scheduled for Sept. 24

Individuals interested in launching new high-demand careers are invited to learn about training and scholarship opportunities at a Sept. 24 professional training and education open house hosted by the University of Central Missouri in cooperation with the Full Employment Council.

September 17, 2019
UCM-LS, MIC, University News

UCM Offering Online Paralegal Certificate Course

A popular example of an online, instructor-led course is our Paralegal Certificate Program, beginning Oct. 21 and running through Feb. 28.

September 17, 2019
MIC and Digloso Video Conference
UCM-LS, MIC, University News

UCM, Summit Technology Academy Partner with International Business to Launch Kenya Collaboration

The University of Central Missouri and Summit Technology Academy are partnering with Digloso, a global technology company, to foster collaboration and innovation by working with students, community organizations, businesses and government agencies in Kenya and Missouri.

September 17, 2019
19th Ammendment 100 Year Anniversary
University News, events

Exhibition Commemorating 100th Year of Women's Right to Vote Now on Display at UCM

The University of Central Missouri History Program has announced a new popup exhibition through Sept. 27 at UCM from the National Archives. Titled “Rightfully Hers,” it commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

September 16, 2019
UCM Administration Building
awards, student success, University News

UCM Advances in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, one of the most widely known sources used by prospective students to find schools that match their educational needs and goals, today announced its 2020 Best Colleges rankings. It shows advancement for the University of Central Missouri in three categories in the Midwest region while also being listed as a “Top Performer” regionally in a new category on “social mobility.”

September 12, 2019
Missouri Innovation Campus
University News, MIC, UCM-LS

UCM Lee's Summit Announces Fall Workforce Development Upcoming Offerings

The University of Central Missouri’s Lee’s Summit campus recently announced its fall Workforce Development offerings for fall 2019. The schedule include certificate classes designed to help students launch a new career in as little as six weeks.

September 11, 2019
Li Liu
awards, University News

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Leads to Lecture Opportunity in China for Professor Liu

An opportunity to share his expertise with students in a classroom across the globe, Li (Lee) Liu, a University of Central Missouri professor of geoscience, is spending the 2019-2020 academic year lecturing at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin province, China, as a participant in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

September 09, 2019
K-9 Officer Echo
University News, events

Central Missouri Police Academy Incorporates Animal Shelter into Physical Training

In a community that embraces the time-honored relationship between dogs and humans, evidenced by the famous Old Drum statue on the courthouse front lawn, cadets at the Central Missouri Police Academy are taking that relationship one step further.

September 06, 2019
Job Interview
student success, University News, events

Career Services Center Announces Fall 2019 Special Events to Connect Students, Employers

The University of Central Missouri Career Services Center, which plans and organizes special events designed to connect students with employers, has announced its fall 2019 schedule.

September 05, 2019
Flag on UCM Quad
events, University News

UCM Remembers Fallen First Responders, Citizens During Patriot Day Observance Sept. 11

In remembrance of a total of 2,977 civilians and first responders who were killed during the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and outside Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001, the University of Central Missouri will conduct its annual Patriot Day observance.

September 04, 2019
Gaming Keyboard
University News

New Esports Team Offers Competitive Outlet for Students, Recruitment Opportunities

With dozens of students making inquiries long before an official announcement is made, the University of Central Missouri’s expects its plan to launch a new Esports team to be a big hit, providing both a competitive outlet for current students while also serving as a future recruitment tool.

August 30, 2019
Phillip Bridgmon and Peteeri Iori Kobayashi
MOU, Study Abroad, University News

MOU with Japanese University Paves Way for Study Abroad Programs on Campus, Beyond

A new memorandum of understanding (MOU) is paving the way for more students from Japan to come to UCM, while possibly opening doors for future study abroad opportunities for domestic students.

August 27, 2019
President Roger Best
University News, events

UCM President Best Presents State of University Address Aug. 29

Roger Best, president of the University of Central Missouri, will present the 2019 State of the University Address from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the James L. Highlander Theatre.

August 27, 2019
Avionics Meeting at MIC
University News, UCM-LS, MIC

UCM, Lee's Summit School District Partner to Launch Avionics Program

With the help of industry experts and regional stakeholders, the University of Central Missouri-Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Summit Technology Academy are working together to launch a new avionics and unmanned aircraft systems (drones) career pathways program.

August 26, 2019
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
UCM Mule Statue

Top 10 Locations to Take Graduation Photos at UCM

The school year is nearing its end, and it's almost time for what you've been working toward: graduation. Before you say your goodbyes, you might want to take a few pictures to commemorate your time at UCM. There are a lot of beautiful backdrops on campus, and we've compiled a list for you of the top 10 places to take graduation photos on campus. So grab your cap and gown and let's go!

April 24, 2018


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