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UCM Farms, University News, UCM Agriculture

ARPA Grant Creates Opportunity for UCM to Establish Five Certificate Programs That will Prepare More Individuals for Missouri's Ag Workforce

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced a $2 million grant award for the University of Central Missouri from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD) as part of a larger $20 million funding effort. Nearly two dozen postsecondary institutions were selected to provide high-demand career training for new and underrepresented populations and to address the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on agriculture and supply chains.

December 08, 2022
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Mule Mascot, University News, Marching Mules

Freshman Legislators Learn More About UCM During Bus Tour

Faculty, staff and students at the University of Central Missouri shared insights into the institution where they live, work and learn when they welcomed to campus on Dec. 6 participants in the Legislative Freshman Tour.

December 07, 2022
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Professional Pilot, University News, UCM Aviation

UCM's New 737 MAX Flight Training Device a Boost to Jet Pilot Training

University of Central Missouri students who are preparing to become professional pilots have a new opportunity to get training in the cockpit of a jet aircraft long before they ever leave the ground. This opportunity is made possible through the Department of Aviation’s recent acquisition of a new Boeing 737 MAX Flight Training Device (FTD), installed this fall at the Gaines Technology Building.

December 05, 2022
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University News, Military and Veterans

UCM and AU-ABC Expand Partnership with Two New B.S. Degree Pathways

United States Air Force members who want to advance their higher education have convenient new opportunities thanks to recently approved bachelor’s degree pathways made possible by the Air University – Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) with the University of Central Missouri. These opportunities not only provide a seamless transfer from a two-year to four-year degree program, but make it possible for military members to earn their degree at a reduced cost while taking advantage of other benefits available to service members who choose UCM.

November 30, 2022
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University News, Central Missouri Police Academy

Missouri Blue Scholarship Benefits CMPA Cadets Pursuing Law Enforcement Careers

WARRENSBURG, MO – With four cadets receiving initial awards, the Central Missouri Police Academy (CMPA) at the University of Central Missouri is already experiencing the positive impact of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s “Missouri Blue Scholarship” on individuals who want to serve their communities.

November 29, 2022
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Fall Commencement, University News

UCM Celebrates 2022 Fall Commencement Dec. 9-10, Live Streaming Available

The Warrensburg community will welcome thousands of visitors Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10 as the University of Central Missouri hosts 2022 Fall Commencement exercises in the Multipurpose Building. The celebration will bring families, friends and students together for three ceremonies honoring more than 1,500 individuals who have met undergraduate and graduate degree requirements and are eligible to participate. Individuals who cannot attend but would like to view the ceremonies can do so virtually by clicking on the UCM Commencement Livestream page.

November 29, 2022
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Occupational Safety Management, Faculty, University News

UCM Faculty Member Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Labor to Pursue Workplace Infectious Disease Control

Miaozong Wu, Ph.D., CSP, ARM, program coordinator of the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management, and an associate professor at the University of Central Missouri, was recently awarded an $85,000 grant from the United States Department of Labor (DOL). Made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, this grant funds one of 14 projects from different organizations nationwide that were selected by the DOL and funded through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Susan Harwood Training Grant program.

November 23, 2022
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University News, International Students

Open Doors Report Lists UCM Among State, Global International Student Enrollment Leaders

The University of Central Missouri’s commitment to meet the higher education needs of students across the globe are contributing to international enrollment increases that are the highest in the state among public institutions and have positioned UCM as a national leader in international enrollment. UCM’s status as a popular choice for students outside the country was confirmed in the Open Doors® 2022 Report on International Educational Exchange released in November by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

November 22, 2022
Missouri Innovation Campus
University News, UCM-LS, MIC

Missouri Innovation Campus Program's Cybersecurity and Software Development Achieve Registered Apprenticeship Status Through the US Department of Labor

Two Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) programs were recently named Registered Apprenticeship Programs through the U.S. Department of Labor, following a comprehensive application and evaluation process. The two programs – Cybersecurity and Software Development – are the first MIC programs to earn this designation.

November 17, 2022
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KMOS-TV, Fac/Staff, University News

O'Keefe Earns National Recognition as PTPA Programmer of the Year

Having dedicated 40 years to public television at the University of Central Missouri, KMOS-TV staff member Michael O’Keefe was honored as the Public Television Station Programming Association’s (PTPA) Programmer of the Year. The UCM alumnus who serves as the KMOS program director was recognized in a ceremony Nov. 14 in Naples, Florida.

November 15, 2022
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Office of Military and Veteran Services, University News

UCM Announces In-state Tuition Rate for Military and Veteran Dependents

While the University of Central Missouri has a longstanding commitment to making higher education more affordable for individuals who currently serve in the military as well as veterans, UCM is not forgetting the families of those who dedicate their lives to this country. When it met on campus recently, UCM’s Board of Governors approved a recommendation to expand the university’s in-state tuition rates to dependents of service members and veterans.

November 11, 2022
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Alumni Foundation, Giving Tuesday, University News

Jingle on the Quad, Giving Tuesday Join Array of Activities for UCM Community, Area Residents to Show Their Holiday Spirit

A campus known for its outstanding traditions, the University of Central Missouri will launch Jingle on the Quad, a holiday lighting ceremony, along with other events highlighting the season Nov. 29–Dec. 1. Giving Tuesday opens these festivities, followed by the Holiday Market, two evenings dedicated to the First Lady’s Holiday Concert Series, and a performance by the UCM Jazz Ensemble. All events are free and open to the public.

November 10, 2022
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University News, Global Vision Endowment, College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

Generous $5M Gift Supports Global Vision Endowment Exemplifying UCM's Role in Providing 'Education for Service'

The Global Vision Endowment, a program that has helped engage more than 100 University of Central Missouri students in service to individuals living in impoverished areas around the globe, is receiving a significant financial uplift thanks to a generous $5 million estate gift from an anonymous donor.

November 08, 2022
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Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, University News

UCM Theatre and Dance, Music Present 'The Prom'

University of Central Missouri (UCM) Theatre and Dance and UCM Music present the new musical “The Prom.” Based on the movel by Bob Martin, book and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and music by Matthew Sklar, the show runs during two weekends at the Highlander Theatre with curtain times at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov 11-12 and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-19. A matinee is planned for and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.

November 08, 2022
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University News, UCM Board of Governors

UCM Board Actions Include In-state Tuition for Military Dependents, New Degree Program Options, Building Renovations

In its plenary session Oct. 27, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors approved two new options to the Bachelor of Science in Design and Drafting Technology program, the demolition and cleanup of select vacant structures on university property, a contract for timber harvesting at the Prussing Farm, a proposal that positively impacts the cost of education for military dependents, and policy changes that apply to UCM emeriti faculty and staff.

November 03, 2022
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
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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
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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

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