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University News, ucm150, archives

McClure Archives and University Museum Seeks COVID-19 Impact Submissions

Having an important role in educating the campus community and preserving historical materials that tell the university story, the McClure Archives and University Museum is gathering information about the impact of COVID-19 on the campus and surrounding communities.

April 27, 2020
UCM Science Student
University News, student success

Research Experiences at UCM, Faculty Support, Pays Off for University Chemistry Students

Research opportunities and strong interactions with faculty members at the undergraduate level are giving University of Central Missouri chemistry majors a leg up in pursuit of advanced degrees.

April 27, 2020
Micah Alpaugh, Ph.D.
CAHSS, University News

Alpaugh Named to Gilbert Chinard Book Prize Committee

Micah Alpaugh, Ph.D., associate professor of history at the University of Central Missouri, has been named to The Gilbert Chinard Book Prize Committee by The French Historical Studies, the leading English-language journal on French History. He will serve on the prize committee for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023.

April 24, 2020
Black Rocket Activities
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM Partners with Black Rocket to Offer Activities for Kids, Live Teachers and Summer Camps Preview

The University of Central Missouri is partnering with Black Rocket online learning company to offer free and low-cost virtual enrichment lessons as well as educational and interactive activities for children and adolescents. The online programs will be available throughout spring and summer 2020.

April 22, 2020
Masks for CMPA
cmpa, University News

Central Missouri Police Academy Benefits from Protective Mask Donations

While social distancing is requiring Central Missouri Police Academy to make adjustments in its training procedures, local agencies on the front line in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 are lending a hand through the donation of Personal Protective Equipment for use by cadets.

April 17, 2020
Skyhaven Airport
UCM Aviation, University News, skyhaven airport

CARES Act Leads to New Federal Funding to Aid UCM's Skyhaven Airport

As part of an unprecedented effort to provide immediate assistance to airports across the United States, the University of Central Missouri’s Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport will receive a $30,000 federal grant.

April 16, 2020
2020 Student Employee of the Year Finalists
University News, awards

Three UCM Students Honored Through Student Employee of the Year Awards

Dedication to a job well done paid off in the form of monetary awards ranging from $100 to $500 for three University of Central Missouri students who were the top finalists for Student Employee of the Year honors.

April 16, 2020
Randall Langston, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff

Experienced Educator Selected to Fill UCM's Lead Enrollment Management Role

A veteran college administrator who has contributed to a string of record enrollments at the Texas institution he currently serves, Randall Langston, Ph.D., has been tapped to lead the University of Central Missouri’s student recruitment efforts. He begins his new role as Executive Vice Provost for Enrollment Management on May 15.

April 16, 2020
Dawna Butterfield
awards, University News, facstaff

Butterfield Recognized with UCM's Highest Faculty Honor, the Byler Award

Dawna Lisa (Buchanan) Butterfield, a University of Central Missouri faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding achievement over a long, sustained period of time, is being recognized for her hard work and dedication to UCM and its students. The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs announces her selection for the 2020 Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 15, 2020
Dan Jensen, Ed.D.
University News, awards

Jensen Honored Through Governor's Award for Excellence in Education

Described by colleagues as a caring teacher, mentor and coach who strives to provide his students with real-world experience, Dan Jensen, Ed.D., is the University of Central Missouri’s 2020 recipient of the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

April 13, 2020
Georgi Popov, Ph.D.
University News, awards

Popov Honored as American Industrial Hygiene Association Fellow

In recognition of his efforts to improve workers’ health and safety and to advance the practice of industrial hygiene, University of Central Missouri faculty member Georgi Popov, Ph.D., is being recognized as a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

April 13, 2020
CADD Ear Guards
University News, CHST

UCM Students Producing Ear Guards to Bring Comfort to Healthcare Professionals, Others Who Wear Protective Gear

Two University of Central Missouri students have found an innovative way to provide relief for healthcare professionals who experience discomfort from extended use of protective masks.

April 07, 2020
Nikki Freeman
awards, University News

National Forensics Association Honors Freeman for Exemplary Service

A faculty member who has been a cheerleader for her students’ success at the University of Central Missouri has been honored by an organization that advances the forensics teaching profession. Nicole “Nikki” Freeman has received the National Forensics Association’s Eddie Myers Distinguished Service Award for Exemplary Service.

April 06, 2020
In This Together
University News, student success, Alumni Foundation, MuleNation

MuleNation, UCM Community 'In This Together' to Aid Struggling Students

Expressing a strong desire to help students through the challenges posed by this health crisis, the MuleNation network of engaged alumni and friends has reached out to the University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation to partner in raising funds to provide much-needed assistance.

April 06, 2020
PBS Kids
KMOS-TV, University News

KMOS-TV to Provide Broadcast Schedule of Programs for Home-bound Students

Taking advantage of its catalog of general education programming, the KMOS-TV has modified its weekday broadcast schedule to include three hours of programs daily to assist students and their families while schools are closed during the current health emergency.

April 02, 2020
MuleStrong Banner
University News, ucm150, archives

McClure Archives and University Museum Seeks COVID-19 Impact Submissions

Having an important role in educating the campus community and preserving historical materials that tell the university story, the McClure Archives and University Museum is gathering information about the impact of COVID-19 on the campus and surrounding communities.

April 27, 2020
UCM Science Student
University News, student success

Research Experiences at UCM, Faculty Support, Pays Off for University Chemistry Students

Research opportunities and strong interactions with faculty members at the undergraduate level are giving University of Central Missouri chemistry majors a leg up in pursuit of advanced degrees.

April 27, 2020
Micah Alpaugh, Ph.D.
CAHSS, University News

Alpaugh Named to Gilbert Chinard Book Prize Committee

Micah Alpaugh, Ph.D., associate professor of history at the University of Central Missouri, has been named to The Gilbert Chinard Book Prize Committee by The French Historical Studies, the leading English-language journal on French History. He will serve on the prize committee for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023.

April 24, 2020
Black Rocket Activities
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM Partners with Black Rocket to Offer Activities for Kids, Live Teachers and Summer Camps Preview

The University of Central Missouri is partnering with Black Rocket online learning company to offer free and low-cost virtual enrichment lessons as well as educational and interactive activities for children and adolescents. The online programs will be available throughout spring and summer 2020.

April 22, 2020
Masks for CMPA
cmpa, University News

Central Missouri Police Academy Benefits from Protective Mask Donations

While social distancing is requiring Central Missouri Police Academy to make adjustments in its training procedures, local agencies on the front line in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 are lending a hand through the donation of Personal Protective Equipment for use by cadets.

April 17, 2020
Skyhaven Airport
UCM Aviation, University News, skyhaven airport

CARES Act Leads to New Federal Funding to Aid UCM's Skyhaven Airport

As part of an unprecedented effort to provide immediate assistance to airports across the United States, the University of Central Missouri’s Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport will receive a $30,000 federal grant.

April 16, 2020
2020 Student Employee of the Year Finalists
University News, awards

Three UCM Students Honored Through Student Employee of the Year Awards

Dedication to a job well done paid off in the form of monetary awards ranging from $100 to $500 for three University of Central Missouri students who were the top finalists for Student Employee of the Year honors.

April 16, 2020
Randall Langston, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff

Experienced Educator Selected to Fill UCM's Lead Enrollment Management Role

A veteran college administrator who has contributed to a string of record enrollments at the Texas institution he currently serves, Randall Langston, Ph.D., has been tapped to lead the University of Central Missouri’s student recruitment efforts. He begins his new role as Executive Vice Provost for Enrollment Management on May 15.

April 16, 2020
Dawna Butterfield
awards, University News, facstaff

Butterfield Recognized with UCM's Highest Faculty Honor, the Byler Award

Dawna Lisa (Buchanan) Butterfield, a University of Central Missouri faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding achievement over a long, sustained period of time, is being recognized for her hard work and dedication to UCM and its students. The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs announces her selection for the 2020 Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 15, 2020
Dan Jensen, Ed.D.
University News, awards

Jensen Honored Through Governor's Award for Excellence in Education

Described by colleagues as a caring teacher, mentor and coach who strives to provide his students with real-world experience, Dan Jensen, Ed.D., is the University of Central Missouri’s 2020 recipient of the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

April 13, 2020
Georgi Popov, Ph.D.
University News, awards

Popov Honored as American Industrial Hygiene Association Fellow

In recognition of his efforts to improve workers’ health and safety and to advance the practice of industrial hygiene, University of Central Missouri faculty member Georgi Popov, Ph.D., is being recognized as a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

April 13, 2020
CADD Ear Guards
University News, CHST

UCM Students Producing Ear Guards to Bring Comfort to Healthcare Professionals, Others Who Wear Protective Gear

Two University of Central Missouri students have found an innovative way to provide relief for healthcare professionals who experience discomfort from extended use of protective masks.

April 07, 2020
Nikki Freeman
awards, University News

National Forensics Association Honors Freeman for Exemplary Service

A faculty member who has been a cheerleader for her students’ success at the University of Central Missouri has been honored by an organization that advances the forensics teaching profession. Nicole “Nikki” Freeman has received the National Forensics Association’s Eddie Myers Distinguished Service Award for Exemplary Service.

April 06, 2020
In This Together
University News, student success, Alumni Foundation, MuleNation

MuleNation, UCM Community 'In This Together' to Aid Struggling Students

Expressing a strong desire to help students through the challenges posed by this health crisis, the MuleNation network of engaged alumni and friends has reached out to the University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation to partner in raising funds to provide much-needed assistance.

April 06, 2020
PBS Kids
KMOS-TV, University News

KMOS-TV to Provide Broadcast Schedule of Programs for Home-bound Students

Taking advantage of its catalog of general education programming, the KMOS-TV has modified its weekday broadcast schedule to include three hours of programs daily to assist students and their families while schools are closed during the current health emergency.

April 02, 2020

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