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University News, Occupational Risk and Safety Science, Faculty Awards

UCM Faculty Member, Safety Advisory Board Chair Honored as ASSP Fellows

Two individuals who have had an impact on University of Central Missouri students entering the safety profession, Bruce Lyon and Georgi Popov, have been honored as Fellows by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). They are among three 2023 recipients of this award which is the highest honor given by the Society in recognition of their significant contributions to the occupational safety and health profession.

April 25, 2023
University News, Rankings, School of Nursing, Part-time MBA

Among the Best in the Nation - U.S. News Recognizes UCM Nursing and Business Graduate Programs

The 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings have recognized the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and the part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs at the University of Central Missouri for their high enrollment rates, high average test scores and more.

April 25, 2023
University News

Missouri Innovation Campus Program Students Prepare to Begin Three-Year, Paid Internships at Top Businesses

Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) program 2022 cohort students were recently paired with industry-leading companies through the nationally recognized program’s unique internship program. The high school juniors will participate in valuable three-year, paid internships with their assigned businesses.

April 21, 2023
nursing, University News

UCM Partner Spotlight: University Health and UCM Join Forces to Fill Critical Healthcare Vacancies Through Award-Winning Homegrown CNA Training Program

A nationally recognized partnership designed to provide quality training for high-demand CNA (certified nursing assistant) positions is now in its fifth year at University Health Lakewood Medical Center. Developed by the University of Central Missouri and University Health, the learn-as-you-earn program offers debt-free scholarships to qualifying adult learners as well as both salary and benefits during the training period.

April 21, 2023
University News, Nickerson Black Box Theatre

UCM Theatre and Dance Premieres 'Remember the Dance' April 20-23

UCM Theatre and Dance presents “Remember the Dance” in the Black Box Theatre at Nickerson Hall at 7:30 p.m. April 20, 21 and 22 and 2 p.m. on April 22 and 23. The April 23 matinee is Pay-What-You-Can (minimum $1), and will include ASL interpreters. Seating is limited, and tickets are available now. The show is family-friendly.

April 18, 2023
University News, Department of Music, OVATION Performance Series

UCM OVATION Series Closes 2023 Season With Charged Particles Jazz Ensemble

The University of Central Missouri OVATION Performance Series closes its 2023 season with the Charged Particles Jazz Ensemble at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21 in UCM’s Hart Recital Hall, located in the Utt Music Building. The public is invited to this free performance, and no tickets are required.

April 18, 2023
Student Experience and Engagement, Charno Awards, University News

VanBlarcum, Tremain Honored as 2023 Charno Award Winners at UCM

After already compiling an impressive list of accomplishments as students at the University of Central Missouri, Paige VanBlarcum and Cade Tremain have been named recipients of Charno Awards, the most prestigious honor given to new university graduates.

April 17, 2023
University News, Cesar Chavez Scholarship, student awards

Chavez Scholarship 20th Anniversary Celebration Honors Four Students, Former UCM President Patton

A 20-year relationship that has resulted in more than $400,000 in scholarship awards for Kansas City area students to attend the University of Central Missouri was celebrated on April 8 at the Holter Center at the Villa Guadalupe Campus on East Truman Road.

April 14, 2023
University News, OVATION Performance Series, Department of Music

Percussion Artist Yun-Ju Pan Highlights OVATION Performance Series April 17

A concert by solo percussion artist Dr. Yun-Ju Pan is planned for 7 p.m. Monday, April 17 in Hart Recital Hall. This free event is part of the UCM OVATION Performance Series.

April 14, 2023
University News, UCM Music, OVATION Performance Series

OVATION Performance Series Presents Agbeko Desouza, Koffie Fugah of Africana Fefeworwor Dance Ensemble

The University of Central Missouri OVATION Performance Series continues on Thursday, April 20 with a concert by Ghanaian Ewe musicians Agbeko Desouza and Koffie Fugah of the Africana Fefeworwor Dance Ensemble at 7 p.m. in the Elliott Student Union Auditorium.

April 12, 2023
Human Resources, University News, student awards

UCM Special Education Major Honored as Student Employee of the Year

A University of Central Missouri student from Wesphalia, Missouri, has received the top honor in an annual program that recognizes exemplary student employees. The Student Employee of the Year awards ceremony was conducted by UCM’s Office of Human Resources on April 10, also recognizing two others students who placed in the top three, qualifying each of them to receive a trophy, certificate, and a sponsored financial award.

April 11, 2023
University News, UCM Art and Design, gallery of art and design

UCM Division of Art and Design Presents Biannual Senior Shows

The first of two Senior Shows will open April 12 in the main gallery of the University of Central Missouri Art Center. This show features the work of four UCM Art and Design majors who are preparing to graduate with degrees in majors such as Studio Art, Art Education and Illustration.

April 10, 2023
Occupational Safety Management, University News

UCM Students Capture First Place in 2023 Safety Olympics in Oklahoma

Academic teams from the University of Central Missouri are enjoying a banner spring in regional and national competitions with one of the most recent victories coming from participation at the 2023 Safety Olympics hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma State University. The competition, March 23-25, was an opportunity to showcase students’ knowledge and skills in multiple safety events over a two-day period.

April 07, 2023
MIC, University News, Dual Credit

MIC Hosts Introduction to Chemistry College Credit Summer Course for High School Students

The University of Central Missouri is offering a summer Intro to Chemistry (CHEM 1104) course with lab May 30 through July 6 at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit. Lectures will take place 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. with the lab from 12:30 to 2:20 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

April 06, 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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