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2016 Spring Commencement Exercises, collegehealth, University News, studentsuccess, Missouri innovation campus, MIC, collegeeducation, commencement

Trailblazing MIC Students Complete Four-year Degrees from UCM

In a weekend that brought thousands of people to the University of Central Missouri, 11 students who helped trailblaze a new nationally recognized pathway to higher education were part of the record-breaking 2016 Spring Commencement Exercises.

May 09, 2016
University News, Pertle Springs, Audrey J. Walton Clubhouse, Traditions Restaurant, collegeeducation, collegebusiness, events, Keth Memorial Golf Course, Grand Opening, Mules National Golf Club

Mules National Golf Club Grand Opening Celebrates Milestone at UCM

After an extensive one-year, multi-million dollar renovation project, the University of Central Missouri is celebrating a new chapter in the history of Keth Memorial Golf Course through the grand opening of Mules National Golf Club Friday, May 27, at 5 Par Drive in Warrensburg. The celebration gives people an opportunity to see the professional quality golf facilities, along with Traditions Restaurant and the Audrey J. Walton Clubhouse at Pertle Springs, which are part of Mules National.

May 09, 2016
University News, NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, Technology Students

UCM Technology Students Compete in NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Students from the University of Central Missouri School of Technology recently returned to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., to compete in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

May 09, 2016
Jennifer Pint, University News, Academic Advisors of the Year, Mahmoud Yousef

Yousef, Pint Named Academic Advisors of the Year

Mahmoud Yousef, professor of computer science, and Jennifer Pint, professional academic advisor in the School of Business Administration, recently were recognized as 2016 Academic Advisors of the Year at the University of Central Missouri. Deborah Curtis, provost and chief learning officer at UCM, presented the award during a reception April 21.

May 05, 2016
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan National Acting Scholarship Auditions, Nellie Maple, Daniel Parman, University News

Maple, Parman Claim Top Prize in National Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition

Nellie Maple, a senior theatre performance major at the University of Central Missouri, and her acting partner, Daniel Parman, a graduate student in theatre, claimed top prize at the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan National Acting Scholarship Auditions. The auditions were held at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., on April 15.

May 03, 2016
commencement, University News, Missouri innovation campus, MIC

First Missouri Innovation Campus Grads to Participate in Commencement

Along with a record number of graduates, the University of Central Missouri’s Spring 2016 Commencement will include the first students from The Missouri Innovation Campus to receive UCM diplomas when ceremonies take place the weekend of May 6-7 in the Multipurpose Building.

May 03, 2016
George Diemer, District 21, University News, Sen. David Pearce

Ceremony Demonstrates Pearce's UCM Roots Run Deep

Demonstrating the depth of his University of Central Missouri roots, Sen. David Pearce, District 21, shared a letter with a crowd of university and community members on April 29 that paved the way for a strong family bond with UCM that has spanned generations.

May 02, 2016
University News, Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Professor for Theatre and Dance, John Wilson, Department of Theatre and Dance

Wilson Named Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Professor for Theatre and Dance at UCM

John Wilson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri, has been named the Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Professor for Theatre and Dance. Gersham Nelson, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, recently announced the appointment.

May 01, 2016
University News, Sue Dodson, UCM Governing Board, Mathew Martinez, University of Central Missouri Board of Governors

Martinez Sworn In As Student Member of UCM Governing Board

Warrensburg resident Mathew Martinez on April 28 was sworn in to a post as student member of the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors to serve a term that expires Dec. 31, 2017. The Honorable Sue Dodson, associate circuit judge, Judicial Circuit 17, conducted the swearing in activities at the beginning of the board’s April plenary session.

April 29, 2016
University News, New Budget Model, SRAM, affordability, Boost in State Funding, Strategic Resource Allocation Model

Implementation of New Budget Model Comes With Boost in State Funding

Expecting to receive a 4 percent increase in state appropriations while also maintaining undergraduate tuition at the current level, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors on April 28 approved the university’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget totaling $168.3 million.

April 29, 2016
Alumni Memorial Chapel, Major John T. Schwent Jr., Camp Valor Outdoors, University News, pre-Memorial Day Ceremony

UCM Ceremony Honors Veterans Who Gave Their Lives in Service to U.S.

The University of Central Missouri invites members of the local community and all others who are interested to a pre-Memorial Day ceremony in honor of individuals who gave their lives in service to the United States. The ceremony begins at noon Wednesday, May 25, on the east side lawn of the Alumni Memorial Chapel, and will be moved inside the chapel if inclement weather occurs.

April 25, 2016
military, University News, veterans, civilian life, Return With Purpose, workshop, reservists, transition

Workshop Assists Military Members, Veterans, Reservists Transition to Civilian Life

From landing a better job, to getting the right education, to reconnecting with family and friends, these are just some of the goals many individuals may experience as they strive to make a smooth transition from military service to civilian life. The University of Central Missouri wants to help by offering a free Return With Purpose workshop for active duty military personnel, veterans, National Guard members, reservists, and military spouses, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in Elliott Student Union 101.

April 25, 2016
David Pearce Day, University News

UCM, Warrensburg Community Celebrate David Pearce Day April 29

The University of Central Missouri and the Warrensburg community join in a celebration honoring Sen. David Pearce, R-21st District, for his longtime service to the university, community, and the state of Missouri.

April 22, 2016
University News, J.P. Mees Outstanding Professional Staff Award, Paul Polychronis

Polychronis Receives UCM's J.P. Mees Outstanding Professional Staff Award

Paul Polychronis, Ph.D., director of the Counseling Center at the University of Central Missouri, was named the 2016 recipient of the J. P. Mees Outstanding Professional Staff Award during the Professional Staff Breakfast April 19 in the Elliott Student Union.

April 21, 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, ucmblog, ucmalumni

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

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, University News, studentsuccess

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

#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
ucmblog, University News

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

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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