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Fall Commencement, University News

UCM Celebrates 2022 Fall Commencement Dec. 9-10, Live Streaming Available

The Warrensburg community will welcome thousands of visitors Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10 as the University of Central Missouri hosts 2022 Fall Commencement exercises in the Multipurpose Building. The celebration will bring families, friends and students together for three ceremonies honoring more than 1,500 individuals who have met undergraduate and graduate degree requirements and are eligible to participate. Individuals who cannot attend but would like to view the ceremonies can do so virtually by clicking on the UCM Commencement Livestream page.

November 29, 2022
Occupational Safety Management, Faculty, University News

UCM Faculty Member Awarded Grant from U.S. Department of Labor to Pursue Workplace Infectious Disease Control

Miaozong Wu, Ph.D., CSP, ARM, program coordinator of the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management, and an associate professor at the University of Central Missouri, was recently awarded an $85,000 grant from the United States Department of Labor (DOL). Made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, this grant funds one of 14 projects from different organizations nationwide that were selected by the DOL and funded through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Susan Harwood Training Grant program.

November 23, 2022
University News, International Students

Open Doors Report Lists UCM Among State, Global International Student Enrollment Leaders

The University of Central Missouri’s commitment to meet the higher education needs of students across the globe are contributing to international enrollment increases that are the highest in the state among public institutions and have positioned UCM as a national leader in international enrollment. UCM’s status as a popular choice for students outside the country was confirmed in the Open Doors® 2022 Report on International Educational Exchange released in November by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

November 22, 2022
Missouri Innovation Campus
University News, UCM-LS, MIC

Missouri Innovation Campus Program's Cybersecurity and Software Development Achieve Registered Apprenticeship Status Through the US Department of Labor

Two Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) programs were recently named Registered Apprenticeship Programs through the U.S. Department of Labor, following a comprehensive application and evaluation process. The two programs – Cybersecurity and Software Development – are the first MIC programs to earn this designation.

November 17, 2022
KMOS-TV, Fac/Staff, University News

O'Keefe Earns National Recognition as PTPA Programmer of the Year

Having dedicated 40 years to public television at the University of Central Missouri, KMOS-TV staff member Michael O’Keefe was honored as the Public Television Station Programming Association’s (PTPA) Programmer of the Year. The UCM alumnus who serves as the KMOS program director was recognized in a ceremony Nov. 14 in Naples, Florida.

November 15, 2022
Office of Military and Veteran Services, University News

UCM Announces In-state Tuition Rate for Military and Veteran Dependents

While the University of Central Missouri has a longstanding commitment to making higher education more affordable for individuals who currently serve in the military as well as veterans, UCM is not forgetting the families of those who dedicate their lives to this country. When it met on campus recently, UCM’s Board of Governors approved a recommendation to expand the university’s in-state tuition rates to dependents of service members and veterans.

November 11, 2022
Alumni Foundation, Giving Tuesday, University News

Jingle on the Quad, Giving Tuesday Join Array of Activities for UCM Community, Area Residents to Show Their Holiday Spirit

A campus known for its outstanding traditions, the University of Central Missouri will launch Jingle on the Quad, a holiday lighting ceremony, along with other events highlighting the season Nov. 29–Dec. 1. Giving Tuesday opens these festivities, followed by the Holiday Market, two evenings dedicated to the First Lady’s Holiday Concert Series, and a performance by the UCM Jazz Ensemble. All events are free and open to the public.

November 10, 2022
University News, Global Vision Endowment, College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

Generous $5M Gift Supports Global Vision Endowment Exemplifying UCM's Role in Providing 'Education for Service'

The Global Vision Endowment, a program that has helped engage more than 100 University of Central Missouri students in service to individuals living in impoverished areas around the globe, is receiving a significant financial uplift thanks to a generous $5 million estate gift from an anonymous donor.

November 08, 2022
Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, University News

UCM Theatre and Dance, Music Present 'The Prom'

University of Central Missouri (UCM) Theatre and Dance and UCM Music present the new musical “The Prom.” Based on the movel by Bob Martin, book and lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and music by Matthew Sklar, the show runs during two weekends at the Highlander Theatre with curtain times at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov 11-12 and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-19. A matinee is planned for and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.

November 08, 2022
University News, UCM Board of Governors

UCM Board Actions Include In-state Tuition for Military Dependents, New Degree Program Options, Building Renovations

In its plenary session Oct. 27, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors approved two new options to the Bachelor of Science in Design and Drafting Technology program, the demolition and cleanup of select vacant structures on university property, a contract for timber harvesting at the Prussing Farm, a proposal that positively impacts the cost of education for military dependents, and policy changes that apply to UCM emeriti faculty and staff.

November 03, 2022
criminal justice and criminology, University News

Carson First at UCM to Receive NIJ Grant: Will Pursue Study Contributing to Better Understanding of Left-Wing and Environmental Terrorism in U.S.

The principal investigator of a research project designed to develop data sources that could potentially inform law enforcement policy and counterterrorism efforts, Jennifer Carson, Ph.D., professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Central Missouri, has been awarded a $506,497 grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). This three-year financial award includes collaboration with faculty members at three other institutions in the United States and abroad.

November 03, 2022
University News, Student Support Services

UCM's TRIO-eligible Students Encouraged to Attend Student Support Services Open House on Nov. 8

It is estimated that nearly 3,000 University of Central Missouri students meet federal TRIO program eligibility guidelines. For those who do, UCM is extending an invitation to attend the Student Support Services (SSS) Center Open House, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Elliott Student Union 128.

October 31, 2022
University News, missouri safety center

Missouri Safety Center Collaborates with Agencies on 'Take 1 for Zero' Initiative

The Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri is teaming up with the Missouri School Boards’ Association and several other collaborating agencies for the “Take 1 for Zero” project, funded through the Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Safety and Traffic Division. The goal of the project is to make “1” major impact on roadway safety by focusing on school bus stop arm violations throughout Missouri.

October 28, 2022
UCM Theatre and Dance, University News

Herman BlackBox Theatre New Play Festival Oct. 29-30 Features Original Student, Alumni Work

The University of Central Missouri Richard Herman Black Box program presents the 2022 New Play Festival in the Nickerson Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29- Oct. 30. Doors open at 7 p.m., and admission is free for this program featuring original student and alumni work.

October 27, 2022
Student in Science Lab
student success, UCM-LS, MIC, University News

Missouri Innovation Campus Program Begins Recruiting its 2023-27 Cohort

The Missouri Innovation Campus program is currently recruiting students for its 2023-27 cohort. Students entering the recognized program are in their sophomore year and come from Summit Technology Academy’s 33 sending high schools.

October 24, 2022
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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