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University News, Faculty Awards

Rapport with Faculty, Students, Professional Achievements Contribute to Strohmeyer Receiving 2023 Byler Distinguished Faculty Award

An educator described by colleagues as an extraordinary teacher and well-respected leader who has great passion and enthusiasm for his work, Scott Strohmeyer, Ph.D., is being honored as the 2023 recipient of the University of Central Missouri’s Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 06, 2023
Education for Service, University News, UCM Alumni Foundation

Nationwide Initiative Exemplifies UCM's Motto of 'Education for Service'

Consistent with the University of Central Missouri’s motto, “Education for Service,” the UCM Alumni Foundation has announced the first MuleNation Weeks of Service event. The initiative brings students, alumni and their families together to engage in projects that will benefit communities in Missouri and five other states. This event begins on April 10 and concludes on April 22, which is Earth Day. It takes place during National Volunteer Week, April 16-22.

April 05, 2023
University News, FFA, UCM Agriculture

UCM Celebrates Agriculture Hosting 2023 FFA Central District Competition

Weeks of preparation to develop knowledge and skills in several agriculture areas culminated with approximately 1,800 high school students competing in the Missouri FFA Central District competition March 28 at the University of Central Missouri.

April 05, 2023
University News, James L. Highlander Theatre, Theatre and Dance

'The Curtain Rises: Senior Showcase' Performances Planned in April at UCM and at Kansas City's Unicorn Theatre

The University of Central Missouri Division of Theatre and Dance presents “The Curtain Rises: Senior Showcase 2023” at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at the Highlander Theatre on the UCM campus and at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, on the Levin Stage at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri.

April 05, 2023
University News, Faculty

Thirty UCM Faculty Members Honored with Promotions/Tenure

Following a review process coordinated by the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 30 University of Central Missouri faculty members were awarded promotions and/or tenure for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Board of Governors was presented a list of these individuals when it met March 23.

April 04, 2023
University News, music, Theatre and Dance

Theatre and Dance and Music Present 'Little Women: The Musical' at Highlander Theatre April 6-9: ASL Interpreters Saturday Night

University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance and UCM Music present “Little Women: The Musical” at the Highlander Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 6, 7 and 8, and at 2 p.m. April 8 and 9. The April 9 matinee is Pay-What-You-Can (minimum $1). The show is family-friendly.

April 03, 2023
University News, criminal justice and criminology, Rankings

Homeland Security at UCM Receives Three More No. 1 Rankings from College Factual

As careers in homeland security flourish, the University of Central Missouri’s success in preparing graduates for the competitive field continues to grow with it. College Factual has ranked UCM No. 1 in Missouri for homeland security in three recent lists; Top Missouri Schools for Homeland Security, 2023 Most Popular Colleges for Homeland Security in Missouri and Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security in Missouri (with Aid).

April 03, 2023
Terry Rodenberg
University High, UCM International Center, University News

Professor Emeritus Rodenberg Shares Stories Highlighting Fond Memories of Lab School, International Office Experiences

From his early years teaching at the University of Central Missouri’s former lab school to serving as the university’s first Director of International Programs, Professor Emeritus Terry Rodenberg has always had a reputation as a great storyteller. In retirement, he is putting that ability to use sharing with others two self-published booklets highlighting his own favorite memories as well as those of past colleagues and alumni. His first work, “A Personal Look About Life at the Lab School” and his second publication, “Stories of the International Office,” are now available on a limited basis.

March 31, 2023
Missouri innovation campus, University News

UCM Announces Schedule for Popular STEAM Summer Camps for Kids

The University of Central Missouri is partnering with Black Rocket online learning company to offer both in-person and online STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) summer camps for children from age 6 to 14. The in-person courses are new this year with three-hours classes offered weekly via either morning or afternoon sessions June 26 through July 28 at the Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

March 30, 2023
University News, student awards, criminal justice and criminology

Criminal Justice Team Captures 20th Consecutive National ACJA-LAE Title

While finding a place to display 19 new trophies may pose a small problem for an award-winning program, it is a welcome challenge for the University of Central Missouri’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. This shiny new hardware comes after a team of students and faculty members captured UCM’s 20th consecutive Sweepstakes Award at the American Criminal Justice Association-Lambda Alpha Epsilon (ACJA-LAE) National Conference Competition.

March 30, 2023
financial aid, University News

Lubbers Earns Nationally Recognized Financial Aid Administrator Certification

Maintaining his high commitment to professional standards in his field, Tony Lubbers, director of financial aid at the University of Central Missouri, earned the FAAC® designation from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' accredited Certified Financial Aid Administrator® (CFAA) Program.

March 29, 2023
University News, Marketing and Sales

Students Take First Place at University of Kansas Sales Competition

For the second year in a row, the sales team from the University of Central Missouri took first place in the King’s Hawaiian sales competition hosted by the University of Kansas School of Business March 24-25.

March 29, 2023
Excellence in Service, University News, Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award

SGA Awards to Long, Chancler Honor Governance, Service

Having grown up in a family that placed a high value on earning a college degree, Dr. Mary Long understands the benefits of a higher education, but also knows the pathway toward earning a degree often comes for many students with challenges, both academically and financially. When the former member of the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors was presented the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award on March 23 she reminded students to never give up in pursuit of their education goals.

March 28, 2023
UCM Aviation, UCM Board of Governors, University News

Board of Governor Sets Instructional, General Fees for FY 2024

While seeking to maintain the most affordable education possible for students amid rising inflationary costs, the University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors approved slight increases in instructional tuition and general fees Fiscal Year 2024. Action on these matters took place when the board met in its March 23 plenary session on campus.

March 28, 2023
University News, Academic Success Advisor

NACADA Honors Hertzler's Commitment to Academic Success Advising

Demonstrating her outstanding commitment to keeping students on track toward graduation, Hannah Hertzler has received the 2023 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 7 Excellence in Advising – New Advisor Award.

March 27, 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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