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University News, events

Missouri Innovation Campus Grand Opening Sept. 5, Governor to Attend

Area residents are invited to attend the grand opening of the new Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 1101 NW Innovation Parkway, Lee’s Summit.

August 30, 2017
University News

New Leadership Certification Program Added to UCM-Lee's Summit Campus

The University of Central Missouri (UCM) has teamed up with national business-to-business (B2B) partnership experts to offer a Strategic Partner Leadership Professional (SPLP) Certification program to business professionals.

August 30, 2017
facstaff, University News

New Vice President Hired to Lead UCM Fundraising and Alumni Programs

University of Central Missouri President Charles Ambrose has announced the hiring of J. Lance Cavanaugh as the new Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the UCM Alumni Foundation.

August 29, 2017
University News

UCM Experiencing Growth in New First-time, Full-time Undergrads, Transfer Students

One week into the fall 2017 semester, the University of Central Missouri is experiencing growth in two significant areas of focus, new first-time, full-time undergraduate students and new transfer students.

August 22, 2017
University News

UCM Child and Family Development Program Earns CFLE Designation

The Child Development and Family Living undergraduate program at the University of Central Missouri has met the standards and criteria required for the provisional Certified Family Life Educator designation from the National Council on Family Relations.

August 22, 2017
awards, University News

Rutt Honored as a Pioneer in Education by Missouri DESE

Beth Rutt, Warrensburg, recently was honored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education with its prestigious Pioneer in Education Award.

August 17, 2017
University News, collegehealth, events

UCM Celebrates Completion of W.C. Morris Science Building Renovation

The University of Central Missouri will celebrate the completion of the renovation of the W. C. Morris Science Building on the UCM campus with a public event at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25.

August 14, 2017
events, University News

Annual 'Get the Red Out' Street Fair Planned for Aug. 31

The University of Central Missouri and the surrounding community will celebrate the UCM Mules football first home game of the season with the 13th annual Get the Red Out street fair planned for 4-6:30 p.m. p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31.

August 14, 2017
facstaff, University News

Wichita Resident to Lead UCM's Student Financial Aid Office

A vital appointment in the University of Central Missouri’s efforts to make education accessible and affordable for students, UCM has named Wichita, Kan., resident Tony Lubbers Director of Financial Aid.

August 10, 2017
events, University News

UCM Department of Music Presents Annual Provost's Faculty Showcase

Deborah Curtis, provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri, and the UCM Department of Music, will open the 2017-2018 performance season as they host “Fanfare: The Provost’s Faculty Showcase” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 in Hart Recital Hall.

August 09, 2017
University News

Ambrose Appointed to Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board

University of Central Missouri President Charles Ambrose has an opportunity to impact positive change in positioning the state for business and job growth as a member of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board of Directors.

July 26, 2017
University News

UCM Friendship Families Program Seeks Community Participants

The Friendship Families program in the Office of Mentoring, Advocacy and Peer Support at the University of Central Missouri is seeking local families and individuals to participate in the program that provides local connections for international students at UCM.

July 25, 2017
University News, events

The UCM Experience Kickoff Planned for Incoming UCM Freshmen

First-year students entering the University of Central Missouri this fall will receive a head start on learning about college life as they participate in the UCM Experience Kickoff Aug. 10-13.

July 25, 2017
facstaff, University News

Best Assumes Role as Interim Senior VP for Finance and Administration

Having been part of the team effort to develop the University of Central Missouri’s Strategic Resource Allocation Model (SRAM), Roger Best, current dean of the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, will employ his professional leadership skills for an assignment as Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration.

July 20, 2017
events, University News

UCM to Host Annual President's Lawn Concert July 31

University of Central Missouri President Chuck Ambrose and Mrs. Kris Ambrose will host the President’s Lawn Concert Monday, July 31, at Selmo Park on South Holden Street.

July 14, 2017
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
Dr. Best Instagram Story

Dr. Best Answers Your Questions via Instagram During #UCMKnowsBest Q&A

On Aug. 17, 2018, University of Central Missouri Interim President Dr. Roger Best answered questions from the campus community via Twitter and Instagram. Watch him respond to questions from our Q&A.

August 20, 2018

5 Reasons Every Mule and Jennie Should Be Using Handshake

UCM’s Career Services office automatically provides all current students & alumni with Handshake, giving you the advantage over similar network-driven career websites. Here are the top 5 reasons you should be checking out Handshake regularly.

August 07, 2018
UCM Mule Statue

Top 10 Locations to Take Graduation Photos at UCM

The school year is nearing its end, and it's almost time for what you've been working toward: graduation. Before you say your goodbyes, you might want to take a few pictures to commemorate your time at UCM. There are a lot of beautiful backdrops on campus, and we've compiled a list for you of the top 10 places to take graduation photos on campus. So grab your cap and gown and let's go!

April 24, 2018
Chris Lang

Freshman Orientation Registration is Easy With This Video Tutorial

Follow along as Chris Lang, Assistant Director of New Student Programs at UCM, walks you through the orientation registration process.

March 01, 2018
New Year's Resolutions

5 New Year's Resolutions that UCM Makes Easy

As you return from the holiday break feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new semester, it’s good to have goals for what you’d like to accomplish. New Year’s resolutions can be hard to stick to, but here are a few that we can help you accomplish.

January 03, 2018
Winter Break

10 Things To Do Over College Winter Break

You’ve worked hard all semester. You’ve turned in your last assignment and taken your last final. It’s finally here: winter break. You’re stress-free and feeling relaxed, except now you’re...bored!? Well, before your mom starts handing you chores to do, here are a few ideas to keep you entertained:

December 22, 2017


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