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University News, faculty and staff awards

Five UCM Employees Featured in Warrensburg Star-Journal's "20 Under 40" Publication for 2023

The contributions five University of Central Missouri employees have made to their community through their work and service were celebrated in the 2023 edition of “20 Under 40,” a special section in the Warrensburg Star-Journal, a community newspaper serving readers throughout Johnson County, Missouri.

October 25, 2023
University News, Distinguished Speaker Series

WNBA Hall of Fame Member, Mental Health Activist Chamique Holdsclaw Makes Public Presentation at UCM Nov. 15

From high school and college basketball stardom to Olympic gold medalist and member of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Hall of Fame, Chamique Holdsclaw has an inspiring story to share. Her powerful story and example is an inspiration to others dealing with personal struggles to manage mental health issues such as depression. She will talk about her role as an emotional health activist and an athlete when she makes a free, public presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Hendricks Hall at the University of Central Missouri.

October 18, 2023
University News, nursing, UCM Lee's Summit

Certified Nursing Assistant and Certified Medication Technician Graduates Earn Sought-after Certificates from UCM

Graduates of two University of Central Missouri certificate programs were recognized at a Sept. 20 ceremony at UCM’s Lee’s Summit campus. Through these programs, adult learners earn industry-recognized certifications and are prepared for careers in the growing healthcare field.

October 18, 2023
University News, Campus Community Health

Alumna Partners with UCM to Provide Collaboration Training in Area of Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention

When it comes to domestic and sexual violence prevention, the one of the strongest assets any organization has is the connections it establishes with partners who are committed to the same goals. This was the focus of a presentation made by a University of Central Missouri alumna who returned to her alma mater to co-lead a day-long training session for members of colleges, universities and public health agencies throughout west central Missouri.

October 18, 2023
homecoming, UCM Alumni Foundation, University News

Homecoming Celebration Honors Six UCM Alumni Along with Traditional Parade, Football Game, Other Special Events

With the theme, “Peace, Love and Mules,” opportunities abound for University of Central Missouri students and alumni to get their groove on while showing their UCM spirit during the 2023 Homecoming celebration Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21. This busy weekend includes an awards dinner honoring six outstanding Distinguished Alumni, Party in the Park, the annual Homecoming parade and Mules football game.

October 17, 2023
Department of Music, University News

UCM OVATION Performance Series to Feature Homecoming Weekend Concert

The University of Central Missouri OVATION Performance Series presents a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, featuring the SOLI Chamber Ensemble. OVATION is a curated selection of world-class dancers, musicians, and theatre performers who bring exceptional high-energy artistry to West-Central Missouri.

October 16, 2023
Central Missouri Police Academy, University News

Central Missouri Police Academy Cadets Aid in Fight Against Cancer

While cadets at the Central Missouri Police Academy prepare for future law enforcement careers, they are finding ways to give back to the community by fighting against a deadly disease. Members of the 166th CMPA class at the University of Central Missouri recently donated $1,300 they raised to help fight cancer.

October 11, 2023
University News, Design and Drafting Technology

Whiteman AFB-UCM Partnership Celebrated in Opening of Newly Redesigned Dining Center

A recent ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the renovation of The Ozark Dining Facility at Whiteman Air Force Base not only introduced base personnel and guests to updates on an important food service center, but recognized the partnership between University of Central Missouri students and faculty members who helped make the vision for this redesign project a reality.

October 11, 2023
safety, University News

UCM Students, Employees Updated on Winter Weather Procedures

The University of Central Missouri is entering the time of year when weather can change quickly in this region. For those students and employees who may be new to campus, and as a reminder to others, the university asks you to be aware of winter weather procedures. Your safety is the university's number one priority.

October 10, 2023
Department of English, elliott student union, University News

Award-Winning Author's Work Brought to Big Screen at the University of Central Missouri

Award-winning fiction writer Alexander Weinstein will host a screening of the film After Yang at 6 p.m. Nov. 2, in the University of Central Missouri’s Elliot Student Union Auditorium, 511 S. Holden St., in Warrensburg. At 5 p.m., UCM will host Weinstein for an author talk, book signing and reception in the Union Atrium. The event is free and open to the public.

October 04, 2023
University News, student awards, KMOS-TV

University of Central Missouri Digital Media Production Student Receives National Recognition for Work at KMOS PBS

KMOS-TV, the PBS station licensed to the University of Central Missouri, recently received four Telly Awards honoring excellence in local television programming. One of these awards was presented to KMOS student producer Leilani Craig who competed against established producers in professional categories with her production of “K-Pop Rising: Kansas City Arirang Festival 2022.”

September 29, 2023
University News, Human Resources

Employee Benefits Fair and Annual Flu Shot Clinic Planned for Oct. 10

The University of Central Missouri Office of Human Resources announces the 2023 Employee Benefits Fair and annual flu shot event 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Elliott Student Union, Rooms 237 A-B.

September 28, 2023
University News, elliott student union, Court of Appeals

Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, to Sit at UCM Oct. 11

An annual event that takes place in the fall, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court on Oct. 11 on the University of Central Missouri campus. Campus members and the public have an opportunity to observe the judicial system in action, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Elliott Student Union.

September 28, 2023
University News, Missouri innovation campus

MIC Program's Newest Degree Combines Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science to Meet Area Business Needs

Beginning next year, the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) program will launch a highly sought-after bachelor’s degree combining artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and data science. The Bachelor of Science in Data Science will start in summer 2024, said Stan Elliott, MIC program director, and is offered through the MIC program’s partners – the University of Central Missouri, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and Metropolitan Community College.

September 28, 2023
gallery of art and design, University News

Renowned KC Artist Harold Smith Exhibition Comes to UCM Oct. 2-31

The University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design is pleased to announce the opening of “We Just Be,” an exhibition of paintings by renowned Kansas City artist Harold Smith that will fill the walls of all three galleries at the UCM Art Center, Oct. 2-31. A lecture by the artist on Oct. 9 provides an opportunity for all who are interested to learn more about Smith and his work.

September 26, 2023
#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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