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University News, History Program

UCM Faculty Instrumental in Conducting Seminar Teaching Educators How to Document Lives of African American Civil War Veterans

An opportunity made possible by collaborative efforts that include the University of Central Missouri, 20 educators who teach grades 7-12 at the area surrounding Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas participated in a professional development seminar on April 4 which enabled them to uncover information to document the life stories of African American Civil War veterans who are interred at the cemetery.

April 16, 2024
UCM Music, UCM Theatre and Dance, University News

UCM Theatre and Dance and UCM Music Premiere Duke Ellington's 'Sacred Concert' April 18-21

University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance and UCM Music premiere Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concert” at the James L. Highlander Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and at 2 p.m. April 21. Tickets to the event are available now, and are free to students with valid UCM ID and to active duty military, veterans, and military families with military ID presented at the Box Office. The matinee on April 21 is a pay-what-you-can event.

April 15, 2024
University News, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Students Take Second Place at Sales Competition Hosted by KU

Following up its first place finish the past two years, the University of Central Missouri sales team in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies was edged out by the University of Georgia and took second place in the 2024 King’s Hawaiian Sales Competition. This competitive event was hosted by the University of Kansas School of Business April 5-6.

April 11, 2024
biology, Success Advising Center, University News, Military and Veteran Success Center

Missouri Governor's Visit Includes Campus Tours, Signing of New Book

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson had an opportunity to learn more about progress being made at the University of Central Missouri while also sharing discussing a new book, “No Turnin’ Back,” during a visit to campus on Monday, April 8.

April 09, 2024
Human Resources, Faculty/Student Awards, University News

UCM Junior from Sweet Springs Receives Top Student Employee Award

Donavan Hoyes, a junior accounting major from Sweet Springs, has received the top honor in an annual program that recognizes exemplary student employees at the University of Central Missouri. Hoyes received the Student Employee of the Year award in the ceremony conducted on April 8 by UCM’s Office of Human Resources.

April 09, 2024
UCM Athletics, University News

Jerry Hughes to be Inducted into MIAA Hall of Fame

Former longtime University of Central Missouri Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, the late Jerry Hughes, will be posthumously inducted into the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Hall of Fame as part of the 2024 enshrinement class, the conference office announced Thursday, April 4.

April 04, 2024
University News, missouri safety center

Missouri Safety Center Receives Subaward to Help Develop Virtual De-Escalation Training Through Active Learning for Police Organizations

The University of Central Missouri has been included as a subaward recipient of the De-Escalation Training through Active Learning (DeTAL) Assessment and Research Center through Western Illinois University’s (WIU) Psychology Department. The cooperative agreement is through the United States Department of Justice COPS Office for the development of this cutting-edge virtual training center. The subaward of approximately $288,000 will be administered by the Missouri Safety Center at UCM.

April 02, 2024
University News, missouri safety center

Missouri Safety Center Honors Gator Graphics Owner as First Recipient of Community Safety Award

An estimated 35,000 to 40,000 individuals who pass by a tall digital advertising sign north of the Highway 50 and Highway 13 intersection each day are getting an important safety reminder while the business owner who made it possible is getting recognition.

April 01, 2024
University News, Design and Drafting Technology

UCM, Waubonsee Community College Articulation Agreement Supports Seamless Transfer from 2-Year to 4-Year Degree in Design and Drafting Technology

Transfer students pursuing careers in design and drafting have a new opportunity to seamlessly advance their higher education from a two-year to a four-year program thanks to a new articulation agreement between Waubonsee Community College (WCC) in Sugar Grove, Illinois, and the University of Central Missouri, with educational opportunities in Warrensburg and online.

March 28, 2024
University News, UCM Theatre and Dance

UCM Division of Theatre and Dance Presents Senior Showcase 2024

The University of Central Missouri (UCM) Division of Theatre and Dance presents Senior Showcase 2024 on 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the James L. Highlander Theatre and at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, on the Jerome Stage at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Admission to both events is free. Doors open a half hour before each show for audiences to view performer headshots and resumes.

March 28, 2024
University News, Board of Governors

Among Many Actions, UCM Governing Board Sets Tuition, Room and Board, Other Fees for FY 2025

In its March plenary session, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors approved increases in student instructional tuition and general fees for academic year 2025 that were below the national rate of inflation. These were among many actions taken during the meeting, including honoring three members of the UCM community.

March 28, 2024
University News, Military and Veteran Services

UCM Ranked Third Among Large Military Friendly® Schools, Also Recognized for Commitment to Military Spouses

The University of Central Missouri’s continued commitment to the men and women who serve the United States is being honored through UCM’s top-10 ranking as a 2024-2025 Military Friendly® School and as a Military Spouse Friendly School. UCM was ranked third among large U.S. public universities with over 9,000 students, demonstrating its efforts to provide active duty military members, veterans and military dependents meaningful and sustainable paths toward a higher education. UCM’s dedication to military spouses was recognized in a separate category.

March 27, 2024
health studies, Faculty Awards, University News, nursing

Putnam Honored by UCM with Governor's Award for Excellence in Education

An experienced and inspiring nursing educator and administrator who has dedicated more than 26 years to student success at the University of Central Missouri, Janice Putnam, Ph.D., R.N., is the 2024 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

March 22, 2024
University News, Academic Affairs

Best Names Crowley Interim Provost After Bridgmon Assumes Post in South Carolina

During the Spring General Faculty Meeting meeting today, University of Central Missouri President Roger Best named university academic leader Tim Crowley, DMA, interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Crowley currently serves as Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and begins this interim service on July 1. He will continue to maintain his role as the university’s liaison with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

March 20, 2024
University News, UCM Music, UCM Theatre and Dance

Timeless Shakespearean Love Story, 'Romeo and Juliet', Comes to Highlander Theatre March 28-31

Experience a timeless theatre classic as the University of Central Missouri (UCM) Theatre and Dance and UCM Music present William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” in the James L. Highlander Theatre at 7:30 p.m. March 28-30 and at 2 p.m. March 30-31.

March 19, 2024
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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