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UCM Administration Building
Board of Governors, University News

UCM Board of Governors Sets FY2021 Tuition, Fees

Taking into consideration a likely decrease in state appropriations while also striving to keep higher education affordable, the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors has approved a recommendation to limit total tuition and mandatory fees to a 2.3 percent increase for Fiscal Year 2021. Board action took place during a special virtual plenary session on May 13.

May 18, 2020
Administration Building UCM
University News

UCM Announces New Campus Initiatives for Students Amid COVID-19

While the University of Central Missouri recently concluded the spring semester, much work is being done across campus to adjust as proactively as possible in this new environment while prioritizing the safety and needs of our students as we look toward the fall 2020 semester. Several new initiatives have been announced by university leadership.

May 15, 2020
Hairspray at UCM
University News, awards, CAHSS

Theatre and Dance Presents Awards, Scholarships at First Virtual Banquet

The Department of Theatre and Dance held its first “Virtual” Awards Banquet May 2, 2020 via a pre-recorded YouTube link. It was made available on all the department social media platforms at 6 p.m.on the day of the event, and was emailed to patrons and donors who may have missed the link’s posting.

May 14, 2020
Dr. Sally Zellers
University News

New Research by UCM Professor Demonstrates Impact of Sediment, Meltwater on Glacier Movement

When discussing the impact of global warming, many skeptics often cite examples of glaciers that aren’t retreating as a way to support a belief that human-induced climate change doesn’t exist. Recently published research involving a University of Central Missouri professor, however, shows that new models depicting the long-term nature of glacial movement can demonstrate the pitfalls of making such an assumption.

May 13, 2020
UCM Bound
University News, admissions

UCM Announces Plan for ACT, SAT Test Optional Admission for Fall 2020

After considering factors believed to be the most accurate indicators of a student’s ability to succeed in higher education, the University of Central Missouri is making the ACT and SAT optional for admission to the university beginning in fall 2020. This decision moves forward the university’s plan to go test optional for the fall 2021 recruitment cycle, and is in response to maintaining an accessible and affordable education amid the national coronavirus pandemic.

May 13, 2020
B-2 Spirits take off from Whiteman AFB
student success, Military Students, University News, Whiteman AFB

UCM Enhances Availability of Courses for Whiteman Air Force Base Military and Military-affiliated Personnel

The University of Central Missouri is enhancing its partnership with Whiteman Air Force Base to make continuing their education even more convenient and affordable for military and military-affiliated personnel. Thanks to improvements made this spring, UCM is now offering additional opportunities for remote learning at the base.

May 12, 2020
Hannah Breedlove and Cole Fine
University News, awards, student success

Charno Awards Honor Outstanding Lee's Summit, Olathe Students

The Charno Award, the highest honor presented to both a male and a female graduating senior at the University of Central Missouri, has been awarded to Cole Fine, Olathe, Kansas, and Hannah Breedlove, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, for 2020.

May 07, 2020
Protective Mask
UCM-LS, #MIC, University News

Free "Experiencing Science in the Pandemic" Course Offered Through University of Central Missouri

The online continuing education class focuses on scientific reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving.

May 07, 2020
UCM Nursing Student
awards, University News

UCM's Online RN to BSN Ranks Top Among Missouri Programs

Nationwide, registered nurses (RN) are in high-demand, and one of the best ways for people in this field to advance their career is to earn a bachelor’s degree. The University of Central Missouri is helping nurses to build their professional credentials through its online RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree – a program that was recently recognized by the national rankings organization, Intelligent.com.

May 06, 2020
KMOS Classroom
college of education, KMOS-TV, University News

KMOS, UCM Launch Free On-air K-5 Classes for Missouri Students June 1

For families seeking economical assistance in preparing their elementary school children for the fall semester, and to make up for the school closures of the spring semester, KMOS-TV and the University of Central Missouri will provide free on-air classes beginning June 1. KMOS Classroom: Summer School will be broadcast on KMOS channel 6.1 each Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and noon.

May 06, 2020
CCH Board
University News

Counseling Center Earns Full Re-accreditation by IACS Board

Playing a critical role in the health and wellness of the University of Central Missouri community, the Counseling Center has achieved full re-accreditation by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS). A letter from the IACS Board of Accreditation was received by the Counseling Center this month confirming this accomplishment.

May 01, 2020
UCM Horticulture Club
University News, awards

Applied Horticulture Degree Programs at UCM Ranked Among Nation's Best

The University of Central Missouri was selected among the best affordable colleges for Applied Horticulture Degree majors by Affordable Schools, an online ranking website.

May 01, 2020
KC Royals Internship
studentsuccess, University News

Athletic Training Major Joins Growing List of UCM Students to Receive Partnership-Driven Internship Opportunity with the Kansas City Royals

At least one University of Central Missouri student had a rare opportunity to experience professional baseball briefly this spring from an insider’s perspective. He not only gained valuable hands-on experience in his chosen career path, but he also got to interact with UCM alumni who have found their niche in professional baseball.

April 30, 2020
Leigh Ann Blunt
University News, facstaff, awards

Blunt Honored as ASSP's Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), an organization that represents 40,000 members across the globe, has named Leigh Ann Blunt ASSP’s 2020 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator.

April 29, 2020
Jasmine Cloud, Ph.D.
University News, awards, facstaff

Award Honors Cloud for Role as Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor

One of the pillars of engaged learning and future-focused academics at the University of Central Missouri is to provide opportunities for students to pursue meaningful research with faculty mentors. In the spirit of this goal, faculty member Jasmine Cloud, Ph.D., is being recognized this spring as the recipient of the Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award.

April 28, 2020
UCM Administration Building
Board of Governors, University News

UCM Board of Governors Sets FY2021 Tuition, Fees

Taking into consideration a likely decrease in state appropriations while also striving to keep higher education affordable, the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors has approved a recommendation to limit total tuition and mandatory fees to a 2.3 percent increase for Fiscal Year 2021. Board action took place during a special virtual plenary session on May 13.

May 18, 2020
Administration Building UCM
University News

UCM Announces New Campus Initiatives for Students Amid COVID-19

While the University of Central Missouri recently concluded the spring semester, much work is being done across campus to adjust as proactively as possible in this new environment while prioritizing the safety and needs of our students as we look toward the fall 2020 semester. Several new initiatives have been announced by university leadership.

May 15, 2020
Hairspray at UCM
University News, awards, CAHSS

Theatre and Dance Presents Awards, Scholarships at First Virtual Banquet

The Department of Theatre and Dance held its first “Virtual” Awards Banquet May 2, 2020 via a pre-recorded YouTube link. It was made available on all the department social media platforms at 6 p.m.on the day of the event, and was emailed to patrons and donors who may have missed the link’s posting.

May 14, 2020
Dr. Sally Zellers
University News

New Research by UCM Professor Demonstrates Impact of Sediment, Meltwater on Glacier Movement

When discussing the impact of global warming, many skeptics often cite examples of glaciers that aren’t retreating as a way to support a belief that human-induced climate change doesn’t exist. Recently published research involving a University of Central Missouri professor, however, shows that new models depicting the long-term nature of glacial movement can demonstrate the pitfalls of making such an assumption.

May 13, 2020
UCM Bound
University News, admissions

UCM Announces Plan for ACT, SAT Test Optional Admission for Fall 2020

After considering factors believed to be the most accurate indicators of a student’s ability to succeed in higher education, the University of Central Missouri is making the ACT and SAT optional for admission to the university beginning in fall 2020. This decision moves forward the university’s plan to go test optional for the fall 2021 recruitment cycle, and is in response to maintaining an accessible and affordable education amid the national coronavirus pandemic.

May 13, 2020
B-2 Spirits take off from Whiteman AFB
student success, Military Students, University News, Whiteman AFB

UCM Enhances Availability of Courses for Whiteman Air Force Base Military and Military-affiliated Personnel

The University of Central Missouri is enhancing its partnership with Whiteman Air Force Base to make continuing their education even more convenient and affordable for military and military-affiliated personnel. Thanks to improvements made this spring, UCM is now offering additional opportunities for remote learning at the base.

May 12, 2020
Hannah Breedlove and Cole Fine
University News, awards, student success

Charno Awards Honor Outstanding Lee's Summit, Olathe Students

The Charno Award, the highest honor presented to both a male and a female graduating senior at the University of Central Missouri, has been awarded to Cole Fine, Olathe, Kansas, and Hannah Breedlove, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, for 2020.

May 07, 2020
Protective Mask
UCM-LS, #MIC, University News

Free "Experiencing Science in the Pandemic" Course Offered Through University of Central Missouri

The online continuing education class focuses on scientific reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving.

May 07, 2020
UCM Nursing Student
awards, University News

UCM's Online RN to BSN Ranks Top Among Missouri Programs

Nationwide, registered nurses (RN) are in high-demand, and one of the best ways for people in this field to advance their career is to earn a bachelor’s degree. The University of Central Missouri is helping nurses to build their professional credentials through its online RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree – a program that was recently recognized by the national rankings organization, Intelligent.com.

May 06, 2020
KMOS Classroom
college of education, KMOS-TV, University News

KMOS, UCM Launch Free On-air K-5 Classes for Missouri Students June 1

For families seeking economical assistance in preparing their elementary school children for the fall semester, and to make up for the school closures of the spring semester, KMOS-TV and the University of Central Missouri will provide free on-air classes beginning June 1. KMOS Classroom: Summer School will be broadcast on KMOS channel 6.1 each Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and noon.

May 06, 2020
CCH Board
University News

Counseling Center Earns Full Re-accreditation by IACS Board

Playing a critical role in the health and wellness of the University of Central Missouri community, the Counseling Center has achieved full re-accreditation by the International Accreditation of Counseling Services (IACS). A letter from the IACS Board of Accreditation was received by the Counseling Center this month confirming this accomplishment.

May 01, 2020
UCM Horticulture Club
University News, awards

Applied Horticulture Degree Programs at UCM Ranked Among Nation's Best

The University of Central Missouri was selected among the best affordable colleges for Applied Horticulture Degree majors by Affordable Schools, an online ranking website.

May 01, 2020
KC Royals Internship
studentsuccess, University News

Athletic Training Major Joins Growing List of UCM Students to Receive Partnership-Driven Internship Opportunity with the Kansas City Royals

At least one University of Central Missouri student had a rare opportunity to experience professional baseball briefly this spring from an insider’s perspective. He not only gained valuable hands-on experience in his chosen career path, but he also got to interact with UCM alumni who have found their niche in professional baseball.

April 30, 2020
Leigh Ann Blunt
University News, facstaff, awards

Blunt Honored as ASSP's Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), an organization that represents 40,000 members across the globe, has named Leigh Ann Blunt ASSP’s 2020 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator.

April 29, 2020
Jasmine Cloud, Ph.D.
University News, awards, facstaff

Award Honors Cloud for Role as Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor

One of the pillars of engaged learning and future-focused academics at the University of Central Missouri is to provide opportunities for students to pursue meaningful research with faculty mentors. In the spirit of this goal, faculty member Jasmine Cloud, Ph.D., is being recognized this spring as the recipient of the Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award.

April 28, 2020

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