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Design and Drafting Technology, Missouri Innovation Campus Program, University News

Missouri Innovation Campus Program Senior Named UCM's Outstanding Design and Drafting Student for 2023-24

Owen Douglas Smith, a senior in the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) program, was recently recognized as the University of Central Missouri’s Outstanding Design and Drafting Student Technology Student for 2023-24. A 2022 graduate of Lee’s Summit West High School, Smith will also receive his bachelor’s degree in design and drafting this May.

April 25, 2024
Student/Faculty Awards, University News

Muleskinner Honored with Best in State Cup Award by Missouri College Media Association

The University of Central Missouri student news outlet, "The Muleskinner," dominated the state college media awards including the Best In State Cup award during the Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) and Missouri Broadcast Educators Association’s (MBEA) Convention on April 6 at Crown Center in Kansas City.

April 25, 2024
Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, digital marketing, University News

UCM Students Secure Second Place in National Digital Marketing Competition

Four outstanding students from the University of Central Missouri have clinched second place in the prestigious 2024 National Digital Marketing Competition. The team, composed of Karter Burnside, Hale; Delaney Mallory, Braymer; Emma Rueter, Kansas City; and Piper Stevens, Lone Jack, excelled to the finals, surpassing hundreds of other university teams in a rigorous contest that highlights the best in digital marketing prowess.

April 24, 2024
UCM Alumni Foundation, Intercollegiate Athletics, University News

UCM Cuts Ribbon Celebrating New Harbert Collegiate Golf Center, Commemorating New Era of Support, Success for Student Athletes

Ushering in a new era of support and success for the Mules and Jennies golf teams, the University of Central Missouri celebrated the opening of the new Randall and Kelly Harbert Collegiate Golf Center at the Mules National Golf Club on April 20.

April 24, 2024
Faculty/Staff Awards, University News

Harris-Stowe President, Military and Veterans Leader Honored by SGA

A University of Central Missouri alumna who is the first woman to serve as president of Harris-Stowe State University and a UCM leader who is making a difference in the lives of active duty military students, veterans, and military dependents were recipients of annual awards presented by the Student Government Association on April 16. The awards ceremony took place at the Read and Relax area on the ground floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. Harris-Stowe’s 21st President, Dr. Latonia Collins Smith, received the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award and UCM’s Director of Military and Veteran Services, Courtney Swoboda, was presented the Walter Hicklin Excellence in Service Award.

April 19, 2024
University News, Faculty Awards

Byler Faculty Award Honors Professor Boney's Impact on Students Engaged in Modern Languages Program

Described by professional colleagues as an energetic champion for students and a talented, dedicated and enthusiastic educator, Kristy Boney, Ph.D., is being honored as the 2024 recipient of the University of Central Missouri’s Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 18, 2024
Green Earth with trees.
earth week, University News

University of Central Missouri Champions Sustainability During Earth Week, April 22-27

As Earth Week draws global focus to sustainable living, the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg will showcase a proactive lineup of events designed to not only promote environmental awareness but also demonstrate the university’s deep commitment to sustainability practices from April 22-27.

April 18, 2024
University News, Faculty/Student Awards

Oak Grove and High Ridge Students Attending UCM Receive Prestigious Charno Awards Celebrating Their Accomplishments

Qualities that included outstanding academic achievements and service to the University of Central Missouri community contributed to the selection of two individuals who received the most prestigious honor presented to UCM students, the Charno Award. The award recipients were announced on April 11 during the 84th annual Who’s Who recognition ceremony in the Elliott Student Union.

April 16, 2024
University News, History Program

UCM Faculty Instrumental in Conducting Seminar Teaching Educators How to Document Lives of African American Civil War Veterans

An opportunity made possible by collaborative efforts that include the University of Central Missouri, 20 educators who teach grades 7-12 at the area surrounding Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas participated in a professional development seminar on April 4 which enabled them to uncover information to document the life stories of African American Civil War veterans who are interred at the cemetery.

April 16, 2024
UCM Music, UCM Theatre and Dance, University News

UCM Theatre and Dance and UCM Music Premiere Duke Ellington's 'Sacred Concert' April 18-21

University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance and UCM Music premiere Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concert” at the James L. Highlander Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and at 2 p.m. April 21. Tickets to the event are available now, and are free to students with valid UCM ID and to active duty military, veterans, and military families with military ID presented at the Box Office. The matinee on April 21 is a pay-what-you-can event.

April 15, 2024
University News, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Students Take Second Place at Sales Competition Hosted by KU

Following up its first place finish the past two years, the University of Central Missouri sales team in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies was edged out by the University of Georgia and took second place in the 2024 King’s Hawaiian Sales Competition. This competitive event was hosted by the University of Kansas School of Business April 5-6.

April 11, 2024
biology, Success Advising Center, University News, Military and Veteran Success Center

Missouri Governor's Visit Includes Campus Tours, Signing of New Book

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson had an opportunity to learn more about progress being made at the University of Central Missouri while also sharing discussing a new book, “No Turnin’ Back,” during a visit to campus on Monday, April 8.

April 09, 2024
Human Resources, Faculty/Student Awards, University News

UCM Junior from Sweet Springs Receives Top Student Employee Award

Donavan Hoyes, a junior accounting major from Sweet Springs, has received the top honor in an annual program that recognizes exemplary student employees at the University of Central Missouri. Hoyes received the Student Employee of the Year award in the ceremony conducted on April 8 by UCM’s Office of Human Resources.

April 09, 2024
UCM Athletics, University News

Jerry Hughes to be Inducted into MIAA Hall of Fame

Former longtime University of Central Missouri Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, the late Jerry Hughes, will be posthumously inducted into the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Hall of Fame as part of the 2024 enshrinement class, the conference office announced Thursday, April 4.

April 04, 2024
University News, missouri safety center

Missouri Safety Center Receives Subaward to Help Develop Virtual De-Escalation Training Through Active Learning for Police Organizations

The University of Central Missouri has been included as a subaward recipient of the De-Escalation Training through Active Learning (DeTAL) Assessment and Research Center through Western Illinois University’s (WIU) Psychology Department. The cooperative agreement is through the United States Department of Justice COPS Office for the development of this cutting-edge virtual training center. The subaward of approximately $288,000 will be administered by the Missouri Safety Center at UCM.

April 02, 2024
#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
Mo Coloring Activities
ucmblog, UCM Blog, MuleNation

Download Mo the Mule Coloring Activities for Future Mules and Jennies

Gather the kiddos, grab the art supplies and enjoy these coloring activities with our very own Mo the Mule!

April 07, 2020
UCM Virtual Background
UCM Blog, MuleNation, ucmblog, Online Learning

Let Your Mule Pride Shine Online with UCM-themed 'Zoom' Backgrounds

Whether you’re embarrassed about your messy room appearing in your thumbnail, or just looking to spice up your virtual classroom, you can add these UCM-themed virtual backgrounds to your Zoom profile for a unique look!

March 30, 2020
Global Classroom
ucmblog, collegehealth

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
ucmblog, studentsuccess

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
ucmblog, history, facstaff

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
alumni, ucmblog

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, ucmalumni, ucmblog

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
ucmblog, studentsuccess, University News

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


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