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University News, Governor’s Excellence in Education Award, Board of Governors, facstaff

Longtime Marketing Professor Receives Excellence in Education Award

In an ever-changing world, Scott Smith, Ph.D., strives to ensure his class materials, assignments and projects are constantly evolving to keep students engaged, informed and prepared for the challenges they will face in a career field that is never static. Such attention to students’ success has contributed to the professor of marketing’s selection as the University of Central Missouri recipient of the 2022 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

March 24, 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
UCM Admin Building
awards, University News, facstaff

UCM Transitions to New Education for Service Awards Program Honoring Faculty, Staff and Students Who Exemplify Core Values

UCM President Roger Best recently announced the establishment of the annual Education for Service Awards, which will honor one faculty member, one staff member and one student beginning with the spring 2022 semester. The first nominee applications will be submitted by Dec. 1, 2021 for individuals who exemplify the university’s six core values – Community, Diversity, Excellence, Learning, Opportunity and Service.

November 09, 2021
Chris Young receives Foster-Inglish Award
University News, facstaff, alumni

Young's Determination Contributes to His Selection for the Foster-Inglish Award

Combining highly technical skills with strategic thinking, Chris Young was recently honored for his contributions to the University of Central Missouri and to the Office of Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC). He is the 2021 recipient of the Foster-Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations.

August 09, 2021
Daniel Marschalek, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff

Marschalek's Endangered Butterfly Research Extends from California's Laguna Mountains to Missouri's Tallgrass Prairies

In studies that have taken him from California to Missouri, Daniel Marschalek, Ph.D., is looking for answers to questions that are necessary in the conservation and management of butterfly species in environments challenged by issues such as drought, soaring temperatures, and wildfires.

July 26, 2021
Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration
ucm150, University News, facstaff, KMOS-TV

"Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration" Documentary Featuring UCM History Professor Jon Taylor Premieres Aug. 12

In celebration of Missouri’s 2021 bicentennial anniversary, KMOS-TV, in partnership with other Public Television Association of Missouri stations, announces the broadcast premiere of “Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12.

July 14, 2021
Dr. Laurel Hogue
MIC, UCM-LS, facstaff, University News

Dr. Laurel Hogue named to Lee's Summit Economic Development Council Board of Directors

Dr. Laurel Hogue, UCM vice provost for online and learning engagement, was recently named to the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council Board of Directors.

July 14, 2021
Krystle Gremaud
facstaff, awards, University News

Gremaud's NACADA Recognition Highlights UCM's Focus on Student Success

Krystle Gremaud, assistant professor and program coordinator for Career and Technical Education in the School of Professional Education and Leadership, has been named winner of the National Academic Advising Association’s Outstanding Advising Award – Faculty Advising.

July 12, 2021
GeoSpectrum Conference
facstaff, University News

UCM Participates in GeoSpectrum National Conference

Representatives of the University of Central Missouri served as presenters and helped plan GeoSpectrum, a geospatial conference that was co-sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Gallaudet University.

June 04, 2021
Mark Arant, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff, CHST

Experienced University Leader Appointed CHST Interim Dean

Phil Bridgmon, Ph.D., UCM provost and vice president for academic affairs, today announced the appointment of Weldon Spring, Missouri resident Mark Arant, Ph.D., as interim dean, while the university conducts a search.

June 01, 2021
Alice Greife, Ph.D.
facstaff, college of education, University News

While Looking Toward Retirement, Greife Challenges Students to be "Doers"

As she looks to a new chapter in her life, soon to retire as dean of the University of Central Missouri’s College of Health, Science and Technology, Alice Greife, Ph.D., has a few simple but powerful suggestions for UCM graduates. While she encourages them to dream big, even more important, she challenges them to become “doers” in pursuit of their dreams.

May 20, 2021
Darin Plummer 2021 JP Mees Award
awards, facstaff, University News

Plummer Receives Highest Honor for UCM Professional Staff, the Mees Award

Plummer was honored publicly during the Staff Appreciation Breakfast May 12 in the Elliott Student Union. His recognition was one of two awards presented during the program, which also included an opportunity to learn more about staff achievements throughout 2020-2021 and to introduce newly elected members of the Staff Council.

May 19, 2021
Claudia Welhoff 2021 Outstanding Staff Award
awards, University News, facstaff

Welhoff Honored with 2021 Outstanding Staff Award

Caring, resourceful, conscientious and dedicated to customer service. These are among the many words office colleagues and other campus employees used to describe University of Central Missouri employee Claudia Welhoff in supporting her nomination for the 2021 Outstanding Staff Award.

May 19, 2021
K9 Echo
public safety, University News, facstaff

UCM Public Safety K-9 Unit, Echo, Retired from Active Duty

An important member of the University of Central Missouri Department of Public Safety has officially retired. Echo, a male German Shepherd who has been a part of the Canine (K-9) Unit for approximately eight years, was retired from Public Safety due to health reasons.

May 18, 2021
LTAGD Award Winners Spring 2021
Learning to a Greater Degree, University News, facstaff, awards

Danley, Reese Honored with Learning to a Greater Degree Awards

Honoring the excellent work of a student and a faculty member, the University of Central Missouri recently recognized Angela Danley, associate professor of elementary education, and Sabreyna Reese, a spring 2021 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as recipients of Learning to a Greater Degree Awards (LTAGD).

May 18, 2021
scott-smith-photo
University News, Governor’s Excellence in Education Award, Board of Governors, facstaff

Longtime Marketing Professor Receives Excellence in Education Award

In an ever-changing world, Scott Smith, Ph.D., strives to ensure his class materials, assignments and projects are constantly evolving to keep students engaged, informed and prepared for the challenges they will face in a career field that is never static. Such attention to students’ success has contributed to the professor of marketing’s selection as the University of Central Missouri recipient of the 2022 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

March 24, 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
UCM Admin Building
awards, University News, facstaff

UCM Transitions to New Education for Service Awards Program Honoring Faculty, Staff and Students Who Exemplify Core Values

UCM President Roger Best recently announced the establishment of the annual Education for Service Awards, which will honor one faculty member, one staff member and one student beginning with the spring 2022 semester. The first nominee applications will be submitted by Dec. 1, 2021 for individuals who exemplify the university’s six core values – Community, Diversity, Excellence, Learning, Opportunity and Service.

November 09, 2021
Chris Young receives Foster-Inglish Award
University News, facstaff, alumni

Young's Determination Contributes to His Selection for the Foster-Inglish Award

Combining highly technical skills with strategic thinking, Chris Young was recently honored for his contributions to the University of Central Missouri and to the Office of Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC). He is the 2021 recipient of the Foster-Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations.

August 09, 2021
Daniel Marschalek, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff

Marschalek's Endangered Butterfly Research Extends from California's Laguna Mountains to Missouri's Tallgrass Prairies

In studies that have taken him from California to Missouri, Daniel Marschalek, Ph.D., is looking for answers to questions that are necessary in the conservation and management of butterfly species in environments challenged by issues such as drought, soaring temperatures, and wildfires.

July 26, 2021
Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration
ucm150, University News, facstaff, KMOS-TV

"Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration" Documentary Featuring UCM History Professor Jon Taylor Premieres Aug. 12

In celebration of Missouri’s 2021 bicentennial anniversary, KMOS-TV, in partnership with other Public Television Association of Missouri stations, announces the broadcast premiere of “Missouri! A Bicentennial Celebration” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12.

July 14, 2021
Dr. Laurel Hogue
MIC, UCM-LS, facstaff, University News

Dr. Laurel Hogue named to Lee's Summit Economic Development Council Board of Directors

Dr. Laurel Hogue, UCM vice provost for online and learning engagement, was recently named to the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council Board of Directors.

July 14, 2021
Krystle Gremaud
facstaff, awards, University News

Gremaud's NACADA Recognition Highlights UCM's Focus on Student Success

Krystle Gremaud, assistant professor and program coordinator for Career and Technical Education in the School of Professional Education and Leadership, has been named winner of the National Academic Advising Association’s Outstanding Advising Award – Faculty Advising.

July 12, 2021
GeoSpectrum Conference
facstaff, University News

UCM Participates in GeoSpectrum National Conference

Representatives of the University of Central Missouri served as presenters and helped plan GeoSpectrum, a geospatial conference that was co-sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Gallaudet University.

June 04, 2021
Mark Arant, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff, CHST

Experienced University Leader Appointed CHST Interim Dean

Phil Bridgmon, Ph.D., UCM provost and vice president for academic affairs, today announced the appointment of Weldon Spring, Missouri resident Mark Arant, Ph.D., as interim dean, while the university conducts a search.

June 01, 2021
Alice Greife, Ph.D.
facstaff, college of education, University News

While Looking Toward Retirement, Greife Challenges Students to be "Doers"

As she looks to a new chapter in her life, soon to retire as dean of the University of Central Missouri’s College of Health, Science and Technology, Alice Greife, Ph.D., has a few simple but powerful suggestions for UCM graduates. While she encourages them to dream big, even more important, she challenges them to become “doers” in pursuit of their dreams.

May 20, 2021
Darin Plummer 2021 JP Mees Award
awards, facstaff, University News

Plummer Receives Highest Honor for UCM Professional Staff, the Mees Award

Plummer was honored publicly during the Staff Appreciation Breakfast May 12 in the Elliott Student Union. His recognition was one of two awards presented during the program, which also included an opportunity to learn more about staff achievements throughout 2020-2021 and to introduce newly elected members of the Staff Council.

May 19, 2021
Claudia Welhoff 2021 Outstanding Staff Award
awards, University News, facstaff

Welhoff Honored with 2021 Outstanding Staff Award

Caring, resourceful, conscientious and dedicated to customer service. These are among the many words office colleagues and other campus employees used to describe University of Central Missouri employee Claudia Welhoff in supporting her nomination for the 2021 Outstanding Staff Award.

May 19, 2021
K9 Echo
public safety, University News, facstaff

UCM Public Safety K-9 Unit, Echo, Retired from Active Duty

An important member of the University of Central Missouri Department of Public Safety has officially retired. Echo, a male German Shepherd who has been a part of the Canine (K-9) Unit for approximately eight years, was retired from Public Safety due to health reasons.

May 18, 2021
LTAGD Award Winners Spring 2021
Learning to a Greater Degree, University News, facstaff, awards

Danley, Reese Honored with Learning to a Greater Degree Awards

Honoring the excellent work of a student and a faculty member, the University of Central Missouri recently recognized Angela Danley, associate professor of elementary education, and Sabreyna Reese, a spring 2021 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as recipients of Learning to a Greater Degree Awards (LTAGD).

May 18, 2021

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