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UCM Extends Innovation Track to Knob Noster School District

Consistent with the University of Central Missouri’s goals to address national workforce needs through partnerships that make a college education more accessible and affordable, the university is extending its Innovation Track program to the Knob Noster R-VIII School District.

June 27, 2017
University News

UCM Introduces SeedStar Books with Launch of Two Student-Produced Titles

SeedStar Books, a new children’s literature imprint from the University of Central Missouri, will be celebrating the launch of two new books at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18, in Café Rouge at the Elliott Student Union on the UCM Campus.

March 15, 2017
University News, events

Tankersley-Bankhead Named Keynote Speaker for 2017 MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner

Beth Tankersley-Bankhead, director of postsecondary initiatives for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, has been named the keynote speaker for the University of Central Missouri’s 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Scholarship Dinner, planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in the Elliott Union ballroom.

December 21, 2016
awards, University News

UCM Ranks Third Among Nation's Largest Military Friendly® Schools

Results of a national survey have contributed to a No. 3 ranking among large public universities and a 2017 Top 10 Gold-level Military Friendly School Award by an organization many military members and veterans turn to when considering choices for a higher education.

December 16, 2016
University News

Central Missouri Police Academy Announces Expanded Curriculum for Spring 2017

Enrollment in the spring class of the Central Missouri Police Academy at the University of Central Missouri remains open, with several seats still available on a first come, first served basis.

December 15, 2016
University News

Central Missouri Police Academy Announces Expanded Curriculum for Spring 2017

Enrollment in the spring class of the Central Missouri Police Academy at the University of Central Missouri remains open, with several seats still available on a first come, first served basis.

December 15, 2016
University News

Thousands of Visitors Converge on Campus for 2016 Fall Commencement

The University of Central Missouri will be the hub of activity Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10, as 2016 Fall Commencement exercises get underway in the Multipurpose Building.

December 02, 2016
University News

Blaine Whitworth Go Big or Go Home Foundation Supports MVSC Student in Need

Honoring the legacy of a University of Central Missouri alumnus whose life was tragically cut short, the Blaine Whitworth Go Big or Go Home Foundation has provided a financial gift to help a student in need.

December 02, 2016
awards, University News

UCM Team Claims Gold Award in State Farms Marketing and Sales Competition

A team of two marketing students from the University of Central Missouri claimed the second place Gold Award in Marketing Presentation at the 2016 State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition Friday, Nov. 18, at UCM.

November 30, 2016
University News

Kiger to Serve as Instructor for National Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Training

Amy Kiger, director of Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention (VSAP) at the University of Central Missouri (UCM), will travel to Auburn, Ala., next week to serve as a facilitator for the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS)’s Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Training Program.

November 29, 2016
University News, awards

Grounds Staff Brings Home National Award for UCM

While visitors to the University of Central Missouri campus may frequently comment on the institution’s beautiful grounds, a commitment to excellence by individuals responsible this for work is earning the university and its grounds crew national recognition.

November 29, 2016
University News

Pertle Springs Roadway Improvements, New Academic Opportunities Part of Board of Governors' November Agenda

Action by the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors Friday, Nov. 18 enables the university to move forward with a road improvement project at Pertle Springs, as well as the replacement of a new air conditioning unit at Audrey J. Walton Stadium, and the purchase of furniture, fixtures, and other items for the new Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

November 21, 2016
University News

Mexican Consulate Official Visits with Proyecta 100MIL Students at UCM

Students in the Proyecta 100MIL Strong program at the University of Central Missouri recently met with Lee Wong Medina, deputy consul of the Mexican consulate in Kansas City, during his recent visit to the UCM campus.

November 17, 2016
University News

MHEC Learns About Missouri Innovation Campus, Also Honors Senator Pearce

During the Midwestern Higher Education Compact’s (MHEC) semi-annual meeting, special recognition was given to a longtime Missouri legislator whose leadership has had a positive impact on the Compact, while participants also had the opportunity to learn more about The Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC).

November 17, 2016
University News, events

President and Mrs. Ambrose to Host Annual Holiday Open House

University of Central Missouri President Chuck and Mrs. Kris Ambrose invite you to their annual holiday open house Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Achauer House, 314 S. Holden.

November 15, 2016
Legacy at UCM
alumni, ucmblog

UCM Legacy Creates Kindred Connections

You may have heard the term “legacy family,” but what does it really mean? At the most basic definition, legacy families are students and alumni whose families, including parents, grandparents and/or siblings, attended or currently attend UCM. It’s through these families that the heritage of UCM passes from generation to generation.

November 01, 2018
UCM Distinguished Alumni 2018
University News, ucmalumni, ucmblog

Meet UCM's Distinguished Alumni for 2018

Five men and women who have outstanding careers in fields such as actuarial science, education, engineering, marketing and mathematics, both nationally and internationally, will be recognized during the University of Central Missouri’s Distinguished Alumni Dinner Friday, Oct. 26.

October 18, 2018
UCM Jack o'Lantern
ucmblog

UCM-Themed Jack o' Lantern Stencils will Brighten Up Your Halloween

Looking to add a little Mule Pride to your Halloween festivities? Enjoy these eight printable UCM-themed Jack o' Lantern stencils and add some school spirit to your holiday.

October 11, 2018
Graduate Students at UCM
ucmblog, studentsuccess, University News

Enjoy These Perks Around Campus for Graduate Education Week

Along with the Governor’s recognition of the importance of graduate education, the University of Central Missouri also has a variety of activities planned during the week to recognize its many graduate students and the opportunities UCM provides for those seeking advanced degrees.

October 10, 2018
UCM Homecoming Parade Cheerleaders
ucmblog

#AlwaysAMule - Connect with UCM During Homecoming 2018

As we welcome UCM students, alumni and community members to Homecoming 2018, we want to connect with you and share the Homecoming moments you’ll never forget. Take a look at how you can share your pics, videos and social media posts with the rest of Mule Nation during the biggest campus celebration of the year.

September 05, 2018
State of the Union 2018
University News, ucmblog

Watch the 2018 State of University Address

University of Central Missouri Interim President Roger Best presented the 2018 State of the University Address on Wednesday, Aug. 22, before a crowd of more than 300 UCM faculty, staff and students in the James L. Highlander Theatre.

August 23, 2018
Dr. Best Instagram Story
ucmblog

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
Handshake
ucmblog

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
ucmblog

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
ucmblog

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
ucmblog

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
ucmblog

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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