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James C. Kirkpatrick Library, University News, UCM Alumni Foundation

James C. Kirkpatrick Library Rededication on Nov. 28 a Highlight to Giving Tuesday

Demonstrating the power of philanthropic support, the University of Central Missouri will celebrate Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28 with the rededication of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library (JCKL) at the facility’s first-floor Read and Relax area. The public is invited to attend the ceremony at noon to hear remarks by university leaders and check out state-of-the-art renovations that include modernized study and collaborative learning spaces, new study nooks, a wellness room, and soft furnishings made possible by the Koch Family Trust.

November 16, 2023
Department of Public Safety, University News

Grant Funding Allows Public Safety to Expand Safety Initiatives

Making the safety of students, employees and campus visitors a priority, the University of Central Missouri has established multiple initiatives to meet this goal with the help of $326,000 in grant funding since August 2022. The grant-funded projects initiated by the UCM Department of Public Safety are made possible by campus, local, state and federal sources, and include traffic safety education and equipment, impaired and hazardous driving enforcement, anti-terrorism equipment, protective equipment for police officers, and interoperable communications equipment.

November 10, 2023
University News, Military and Veteran Services

UCM Ranked One of Military Times' 2023 Best for Vets: Colleges

Military Times, which provides the largest comprehensive annual ranking of higher education institutions for military service members and veterans, has named the University of Central Missouri among its 2023 Best for Vets: Colleges. UCM earned the highest overall rankings among all public and private Missouri institutions.

November 07, 2023
Department of Theatre and Dance, University News, Department of Music

Classic Tale of Love, Magic, Wonder, 'Cinderella' Comes to Highlander Theatre

A classic family-friendly tale comes to life as the University of Central Missouri’s Theatre and Dance and Music programs present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in the James L. Highlander Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 12.

November 07, 2023
University News, UCM Aviation

Aviation Students, Faculty to Simulate 1919 Great Air Race as a Fundraiser

“The Great Air Race: Glory, Tragedy and the Dawn of American Aviation,” is a recent book by journalist and amateur pilot John Lancaster about America’s famous 1919 transcontinental air race. The story of that race has inspired a group of University of Central Missouri aviation students and their faculty advisor to develop a virtual re-creation of the groundbreaking, cross-country flight that captured the world’s attention over 100 years ago. The virtual re-creation is intended to bring renewed awareness to this piece of trailblazing American history while also raising funds to support student activities.

November 06, 2023
Human Resources, University News

Total Rewards Statements Mailed to UCM Employees This Week

The Office of Human Resources at the University of Central Missouri this week announced the distribution of personalized Total Rewards Statements to all full-time faculty and staff members.

October 31, 2023
University News, UCM Board of Governors

Print, Copy Service Contract Approved, Board Member Sworn In

A new member of the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors was sworn in and a contract renewal was awarded for printing, copying and related services when the board met on campus on Oct. 27.

October 31, 2023
University News, Greek Organizations

Serving Children in Need, TKE Raises $18,000 to Support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Demonstrating University of Central Missouri values that include community and service, student members of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity have raised $18,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

October 26, 2023
Faculty/Staff Awards, University News, Department of Public Safety

UCM Public Safety Member Capt. Dan Othic Honored with Clarence M. Kelley Meritorious Service Award

More than 25 years of dedication to public service has led to regional recognition for Capt. Dan Othic, a longtime officer with the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Public Safety. He was recently honored as recipient of the Clarence M. Kelley Meritorious Service Award.

October 25, 2023
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
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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