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Higher Education Funding, Governor Mike Parson, University News

Governor Parson Proposes 7 Percent Increase in UCM's Core Funding

In his State of the State address presented from the Missouri House Chamber in Jefferson City today, Gov. Mike Parson announced his proposal for a balanced fiscal year 2024 budget that includes a 7 percent increase in core funding for the state’s public colleges and universities.

January 18, 2023
sodexo, Campus Cupboard, University News

Sodexo Brings National Nonprofit Partner, Swipe Out Hunger, to Assist Food Insecure Students at UCM

The University of Central Missouri’s dining services provider, Sodexo, is introducing UCM to its partner and national nonprofit, Swipe Out Hunger. In collaboration with the university’s Campus Cupboard, they have implemented a plan to assist UCM students battling food insecurity. Students can now apply to receive 10 free meal swipes to use at university dining halls.

January 17, 2023
MLK Celebration, Community Service Awards, University News

ML King Celebration Includes Recognition for Knob Noster High School Student, Warrensburg/WAFB Family for Community Service

The 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Networking Lunch and Community Service Awards program honored an area high school student and a local family who are making a difference in local schools and the communities they serve through exceptional volunteerism.

January 12, 2023
UCM Magazine, University News, UCM Alumni Foundation

UCM Magazine Earns 2022 Best of CASE District Award

UCM Magazine, a biannual publication with a print distribution to 25,000 University of Central Missouri alumni and supporters, is being recognized with a 2022 Best of District award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). A representative of the UCM Alumni Foundation will accept the award during the CASE District VI Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, Feb. 5–7.

January 11, 2023
Public Relations and Strategic Comunications, University News

UCM Earns Spot on PRNews 2023 Education A-list for Second Year

Recognizing the quality of the education students receive to help them in career advancement, the University of Central Missouri’s Public Relations and Strategic Communications program has been named to the PRNews 2023-A-list. This is the second consecutive year UCM’s program has received this designation, making it the only such program offered at a public Missouri institution to be recognized, and one of only 50 programs nationwide to earn a spot on the list.

January 06, 2023
University News, extended studies, workforce and professional education

Discuss Career Goals, Chat With Workforce Expert at UCM Virtual Professional Training and Education Open House Jan. 31

Are you or someone you know considering a new career or seeking to advance in a current job? Plan to attend the University of Central Missouri’s virtual open house to help you achieve your goals. UCM’s Professional Training and Education Open House will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Jan. 31. Registration is available online.

January 03, 2023
University News, UCM-Lee's Summit, Missouri innovation campus

Qualifying Students Invited to Attend Summit Technology Academy/Missouri Innovation Program Open House

Qualifying students and their families are invited to attend one of two upcoming open house events for Summit Technology Academy/Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) program. The informative events are offered at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 and Feb. 2 at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

December 26, 2022
University News, Martin Luther King, Freedom Scholarships

MLK UCM Events in Warrensburg, Lee's Summit Celebrate 60-year Milestone in Civil Rights Leader's Legacy

An opportunity to engage individuals in a celebration of the life and work of civil rights leader and humanitarian Dr. Martin Luther King is planned as the University of Central Missouri, UCM-Lee’s Summit, and the local community host a number of events in January honoring King’s legacy.

December 19, 2022
University News, UCM Board of Governors

UCM Board Authorizes Revision to Educational Development Program Policy, Golf Cart Lease, Unit Price Contracts

A lease agreement for golf carts, unit price contracts for a variety of on-call services, an agreement for procurement software services, and the establishment of new course fees that cover increased expenses associated with the delivery of specific academic programs were approved by the Board of Governors when it met on campus on Dec. 9. The governing board also approved a change in the Educational Development Program that benefits employee families seeking a UCM education.

December 19, 2022
University News, UCM Agriculture, current students

UCM Student Earns National FFA Accolades for Agriscience Research Project Involving Beef Steak

While the University of Central Missouri encourages undergraduate research and collaboration with faculty members, one UCM student has already gained national recognition for a project that he began months before becoming a university freshman. Spencer Vossler, a third generation family member to attend the university, this fall finished in the top 10 for his entry in the Agriscience Fair that took place as part of the 95th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.

December 15, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
#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
MuleNation, ucmblog, UCM Blog

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
ucmblog, MuleNation, UCM Blog, 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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