Spring Commencement, Five Ceremonies, University News

2016 Spring Commencement Includes Five Separate Ceremonies

To accommodate an increasing number of new graduates and to provide a quality celebration experience, the University of Central Missouri will utilize the same commencement format for spring 2016 that was initiated for the first time in spring 2015. It will feature two ceremonies on Friday, May 6, followed by three ceremonies Saturday, May 7 in the Multipurpose Building.

March 16, 2016
Jonathan Kozol, Keynote Speaker, University News, author, UCM’s Politics and Social Justice Week

Author Jonathan Kozol to be Keynote Speaker for UCM's Politics and Social Justice Week

Nationally acclaimed author Jonathan Kozol will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 Politics and Social Justice Week, planned for the week of March 31-April 6 at the University of Central Missouri.

March 15, 2016
University News, hendricks hall, A Day of Giving for the Arts

UCM Launches "A Day of Giving for the Arts" for Preservation, Renovation of Hendricks Hall

With a focus on the future of the arts at the University of Central Missouri, the university will host A Day A Giving for the Arts March 29. The event will offer an opportunity for alumni and friends of the arts at UCM to be part of an exciting future for Hendricks Hall, UCM’s historic performance venue. Funds raised though the campaign will be directed toward the ongoing improvement of the 1,400-seat auditorium.

March 14, 2016
University News, President’s Gala, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

UCM President's Gala Returns to Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Students in the University of Central Missouri’s music programs will experience the thrill of performing in the one of the greatest music venues in the world as they and several of the music faculty present the annual President’s Gala at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.

March 14, 2016
MIC, Summit Technology Academy, University News, program_darkgray_Lee’s Summit, Missouri innovation campus

Construction Kick-off Celebrates New Summit Technology Academy-Missouri Innovation Campus

With strong participation from the University of Central Missouri, the Lee’s Summit community celebrated the construction kick-off of a new facility designed to house nationally recognized programs that are reshaping the way students experience education. At a March 10 groundbreaking ceremony, representatives from the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and UCM launched construction of a new Summit Technology Academy / Missouri Innovation Campus.

March 10, 2016
High Art Contest and Exhibition, University News, gallery of art and design

UCM Gallery of Art and Design to Host High School Art Contest and Exhibition

The University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design will host the 2016 High Art Contest and Exhibition March 15-31.

March 09, 2016
University News, Native American Crafts, Center for Religious Studies

UCM to Host Classes in Native American Crafts

The University of Central Missouri and the UCM Center for Religious Studies will host a series of classes in Native American crafts, offering the opportunity to create handmade items with instruction from seasoned professionals.

March 09, 2016
affordability, University News, Duane R. Sterling Scholarship-Rotary Program, Rotary Foundation

Gift to Rotary Foundation Creates Duane R. Sterling Scholarship-Rotary Program at UCM

A gift to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International by Warrensburg businessman Lynn Harmon will provide funding for a partnership between the University of Central Missouri Foundation and The Rotary Foundation to establish the Duane R. Sterling Scholarship-Rotary Program.

March 07, 2016
Green Dot Garden, University News, green dot, bystander intervention, Initiative

Green Dot Garden to Grow Campus Knowledge of Bystander Intervention Approach

Innovative programs such as the Green Dot Gardens, an initiative being developed by the University of Central Missouri community in March, along with ongoing informational sessions for faculty, staff and students, continue to grow knowledge across UCM about the role campus members play in preventing power-based personal violence.

March 02, 2016
University News, PBS, KMOS

Study Shows Public Trusts PBS-Member Stations, Values Impact on Children

From its locally produced programs to engagement with K-12 students and educators across the region, KMOS shares with other PBS-member stations in a #1 rating in public trust among nationally known institutions. The same study scored PBS above the public courts of law, in second place for public trust, touted PBS’s positive impact on the education of the nation’s children, and also confirmed that people consider PBS “an excellent use of tax dollars by the American public.”

March 01, 2016
Upright Citizens Brigade, Nickerson Black Box Theatre, College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Theatre and Dance, University News, Improv Comedy Touring Troupe

Department of Theatre and Dance Welcomes the Upright Citizens Brigade

As part of a High Impact Learning Grant from the University of Central Missouri College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, The Department of Theatre and Dance will host the return of the Upright Citizens Brigade Improv Comedy Touring Troupe to the Nickerson Black Box Theatre for 90-minute show Saturday, March 5.

March 01, 2016
concert, University News, Performing Arts Series, The World Percussion Group, hendricks hall

UCM Performing Arts Series Presents The World Percussion Group in Concert

The Performing Arts Series and the Department of Music at the University of Central Missouri present The World Percussion Group–Directed by Maraca2! at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Hendricks Hall. The concert is part of the PAS Guest Artist Series.

March 01, 2016
University News, Crane Stadium/Tompkins Field, Mules Baseball, Jim Crane

Mules Baseball to Dedicate New Playing Surface

Mules Baseball will officially dedicate the new artificial playing surface at Crane Stadium/Tompkins Field in a pregame ceremony before the Mules take on Pittsburg State on Friday, March 4. Game time for the Mules' 2016 home opener is set for 2 p.m.

February 29, 2016
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, University News, CEA, Joy Stevenson

Stevenson Serving on Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

Joy Stevenson, Ph.D., director emerita of the University of Central Missouri International Center, has been appointed to serve as one of two public members on the 13-member Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). Recognized by the Secretary of the United States Department of Education, CEA is a specialized accreditation agency focusing on intensive English language programs and institutions serving students in higher education around the world.

February 26, 2016
affordability, University News, Cesar Chavez Scholarship

UCM Announces Creation of Third Cesar Chavez Scholarship for KC Hispanic Students

The University of Central Missouri will expand its outreach into the Kansas City area Hispanic community with the addition of a third the Cesar Chavez Scholarship to be made available to Kansas City area Hispanic students.

February 25, 2016
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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