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Jacqueline Carter and Dr. Matthew Garver
University News, awards, facstaff

Carter, Garver Honored with Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards for 2021

Recognizing the important role faculty and staff members have in keeping students on the right path to graduation, two University of Central Missouri employees have been recognized as recipients of Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards.

May 12, 2021
ACM SIGCHI 2021
student success, awards, facstaff, University News

UCM Assistant Professor, Student Achieve Prestigious CHI Award

Haque and Setty will present their research May 11-12 at the CHI 2021 Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The conference, which involves participants from all over the globe, is planned for May 8-13.

May 06, 2021
Frances Reddington, Ph.D.
awards, facstaff, University News

Reddington Receives Top UCM Faculty Recognition, the Byler Award

After serving nearly three decades on the University of Central Missouri faculty, Frances (Fran) Reddington, Ph.D., not only has ability to energize students and get them excited about course material, but some students describe her as “a favorite” and “awesome teacher” in the way she enriches their learning environment. Such qualities have contributed to her selection for UCM’s 2021 Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 05, 2021
Julie Hentges, Ed.D.
awards, facstaff, University News

Hentges Honored with Governor's Excellence in Education Award

A dedicated educator for over two decades and a self-proclaimed life-long learner, Julie Hentges, Ed.D., today is helping to ignite the same passion she shares for education with her undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Central Missouri College of Education.

March 25, 2021
Shari Bax Kirkpatrick Award 2021
awards, University News, facstaff

Bax's Devotion to Service Contributes to Prestigious Kirkpatrick Award

Joining a group of individuals who have distinguished themselves through service, Shari Bax, Ph.D., vice president for Student Experience and Engagement at the University of Central Missouri, has received the 2021 James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award.

March 24, 2021
Odin Jurkowski, Ed.D
facstaff, University News

Jurkowski Appointed to Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

In addition to serving the University of Central Missouri, Odin Jurkowski, Ed.D., professor and director of Graduate Education and Research, is taking on new responsibilities that have national and international implications as a member of the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. Jurkowski was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Commission.

February 08, 2021
Janette Klein
University News, facstaff

After Interim Post, Klein Appointed University Librarian at James C. Kirkpatrick Library

Providing leadership for an important University of Central Missouri resource, Janette Klein has been named University Librarian. Her appointment overseeing the operations of James C. Kirkpatrick Library became effective Dec. 1, following her interim service at this post since February 2020.

December 08, 2020
Taylor Kinde, Ed.D
facstaff, University News

NAFSA: Association of International Educators Names Kinde Regional Chair-elect

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to international education and exchange, is turning to a University of Central Missouri faculty member for regional leadership.

November 12, 2020
Miazong Wu
facstaff, University News

UCM Professor Awarded Second Federal Grant to Protect Workers from Electric Arc Injuries

For the second consecutive time, the PI/Project Director, Dr. Miaozong Wu, CSP, ARM, program coordinator of the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management and associate professor of Safety Sciences at UCM, is receiving grant supports from the United States Department of Labor for a new project that will focus on electric arc safety in high-hazard industries.

October 30, 2020
Andi Dieckman
University News, college of education, facstaff

UCM College of Education Announces Dieckman's Appointment as Director and Certification Officer

For over a decade, Andrea (Andi) Dieckman has been a part of UCM as both an undergraduate and graduate student, a staff member for units across campus, and an adjunct instructor for three of the university’s four colleges. Her experiences as student, staff, and faculty have prepared her well for her appointment as Director and Certification Officer of the Office of Clinical Services and Certification in the College of Education.

September 22, 2020
Mike Parson and Kelly
facstaff, awards, University News

Missouri Legislators Honor "Tough as Nails" Champion Kelly Murphy

Murphy, who serves as director of Military and Veterans Services at UCM, was invited to the capitol on Sept. 16, an event that was coordinated by Representative Dan Houx, R-District 54.

September 18, 2020
Zhiguo Zhou, Ph.D
University News, facstaff

UCM Professor Looks at 'Multifaceted Radiomics' as Way to Predict Risk of Cancer Metastasis

New research by a University of Central Missouri faculty member uses an innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) technique to allow physicians to predict which patients are at low risk of distant metastasis in order to help minimize radiation’s severe side effects.

July 30, 2020
Dr. Matthew Furedy
facstaff, University News

Furedy Becomes Interim Chair of UCM's School of Aviation

The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies has announced that Dr. Matthew Furedy will serve as the new interim chair for the University of Central Missouri's School of Aviation. Dr. Furedy has more than 15 years of experience within aviation. He served as an airport inspector and the State Aviation Manager for the Nevada Department of Transportation for nine years before joining UCM.

July 27, 2020
Sam Schleicher
awards, University News, facstaff

Dedication to UCM Social Media Contributes to Schleicher's Selection for Foster-Inglish PR Award

Described by his supervisor as someone who is intuitive, strives for excellence, and is a problem solver, Sam Schleicher has been named the 2020 recipient of the Foster-Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations at the University of Central Missouri.

July 10, 2020
Administration Building
University News, facstaff, Board of Governors

UCM Board Adopts Plan for Dealing with Revenue Shortfall, Approves Health Care Coverage Provider during June Plenary Session

After previously adopting a multiyear budget plan to address a significant revenue shortfall, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors has approved additional budget measures that include a staff furlough plan and a temporary one-year percentage salary reduction for faculty and president’s council members during Fiscal Year 2021.

June 22, 2020
Jacqueline Carter and Dr. Matthew Garver
University News, awards, facstaff

Carter, Garver Honored with Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards for 2021

Recognizing the important role faculty and staff members have in keeping students on the right path to graduation, two University of Central Missouri employees have been recognized as recipients of Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards.

May 12, 2021
ACM SIGCHI 2021
student success, awards, facstaff, University News

UCM Assistant Professor, Student Achieve Prestigious CHI Award

Haque and Setty will present their research May 11-12 at the CHI 2021 Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The conference, which involves participants from all over the globe, is planned for May 8-13.

May 06, 2021
Frances Reddington, Ph.D.
awards, facstaff, University News

Reddington Receives Top UCM Faculty Recognition, the Byler Award

After serving nearly three decades on the University of Central Missouri faculty, Frances (Fran) Reddington, Ph.D., not only has ability to energize students and get them excited about course material, but some students describe her as “a favorite” and “awesome teacher” in the way she enriches their learning environment. Such qualities have contributed to her selection for UCM’s 2021 Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 05, 2021
Julie Hentges, Ed.D.
awards, facstaff, University News

Hentges Honored with Governor's Excellence in Education Award

A dedicated educator for over two decades and a self-proclaimed life-long learner, Julie Hentges, Ed.D., today is helping to ignite the same passion she shares for education with her undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Central Missouri College of Education.

March 25, 2021
Shari Bax Kirkpatrick Award 2021
awards, University News, facstaff

Bax's Devotion to Service Contributes to Prestigious Kirkpatrick Award

Joining a group of individuals who have distinguished themselves through service, Shari Bax, Ph.D., vice president for Student Experience and Engagement at the University of Central Missouri, has received the 2021 James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award.

March 24, 2021
Odin Jurkowski, Ed.D
facstaff, University News

Jurkowski Appointed to Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

In addition to serving the University of Central Missouri, Odin Jurkowski, Ed.D., professor and director of Graduate Education and Research, is taking on new responsibilities that have national and international implications as a member of the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. Jurkowski was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Commission.

February 08, 2021
Janette Klein
University News, facstaff

After Interim Post, Klein Appointed University Librarian at James C. Kirkpatrick Library

Providing leadership for an important University of Central Missouri resource, Janette Klein has been named University Librarian. Her appointment overseeing the operations of James C. Kirkpatrick Library became effective Dec. 1, following her interim service at this post since February 2020.

December 08, 2020
Taylor Kinde, Ed.D
facstaff, University News

NAFSA: Association of International Educators Names Kinde Regional Chair-elect

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to international education and exchange, is turning to a University of Central Missouri faculty member for regional leadership.

November 12, 2020
Miazong Wu
facstaff, University News

UCM Professor Awarded Second Federal Grant to Protect Workers from Electric Arc Injuries

For the second consecutive time, the PI/Project Director, Dr. Miaozong Wu, CSP, ARM, program coordinator of the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management and associate professor of Safety Sciences at UCM, is receiving grant supports from the United States Department of Labor for a new project that will focus on electric arc safety in high-hazard industries.

October 30, 2020
Andi Dieckman
University News, college of education, facstaff

UCM College of Education Announces Dieckman's Appointment as Director and Certification Officer

For over a decade, Andrea (Andi) Dieckman has been a part of UCM as both an undergraduate and graduate student, a staff member for units across campus, and an adjunct instructor for three of the university’s four colleges. Her experiences as student, staff, and faculty have prepared her well for her appointment as Director and Certification Officer of the Office of Clinical Services and Certification in the College of Education.

September 22, 2020
Mike Parson and Kelly
facstaff, awards, University News

Missouri Legislators Honor "Tough as Nails" Champion Kelly Murphy

Murphy, who serves as director of Military and Veterans Services at UCM, was invited to the capitol on Sept. 16, an event that was coordinated by Representative Dan Houx, R-District 54.

September 18, 2020
Zhiguo Zhou, Ph.D
University News, facstaff

UCM Professor Looks at 'Multifaceted Radiomics' as Way to Predict Risk of Cancer Metastasis

New research by a University of Central Missouri faculty member uses an innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) technique to allow physicians to predict which patients are at low risk of distant metastasis in order to help minimize radiation’s severe side effects.

July 30, 2020
Dr. Matthew Furedy
facstaff, University News

Furedy Becomes Interim Chair of UCM's School of Aviation

The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies has announced that Dr. Matthew Furedy will serve as the new interim chair for the University of Central Missouri's School of Aviation. Dr. Furedy has more than 15 years of experience within aviation. He served as an airport inspector and the State Aviation Manager for the Nevada Department of Transportation for nine years before joining UCM.

July 27, 2020
Sam Schleicher
awards, University News, facstaff

Dedication to UCM Social Media Contributes to Schleicher's Selection for Foster-Inglish PR Award

Described by his supervisor as someone who is intuitive, strives for excellence, and is a problem solver, Sam Schleicher has been named the 2020 recipient of the Foster-Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations at the University of Central Missouri.

July 10, 2020
Administration Building
University News, facstaff, Board of Governors

UCM Board Adopts Plan for Dealing with Revenue Shortfall, Approves Health Care Coverage Provider during June Plenary Session

After previously adopting a multiyear budget plan to address a significant revenue shortfall, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors has approved additional budget measures that include a staff furlough plan and a temporary one-year percentage salary reduction for faculty and president’s council members during Fiscal Year 2021.

June 22, 2020

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