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University News, Nattinger-Bradshaw Hall, Lake Cena, Board of Governors, Student Recreation and Wellness Center, audrey j. walton stadium

Board Sets Room and Board Rates Among Several Action Items

Among several action items on a busy agenda, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors set student room and board rates for 2016-2017 when it met on campus March 18. Other items approved by the board included the purchase of new equipment for the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, improvements to the South Plaza entry area of Audrey J. Walton Stadium, the award of a contract for dredging Lake Cena, and upgraded fire alarm system for Nattinger-Bradshaw Hall.

March 23, 2016
University News, Master Property Program, Senator David Pearce, St. Louis, Loss Control Workshop, MHEC, Midwestern Higher Education Compact

UCM Members Join Senator Pearce for MPP Loss Control Workshop

Representatives of the University of Central Missouri were joined by Missouri Senator David Pearce in St. Louis recently to participate in a program that is helping higher education institutions save millions of dollars. They attended the Master Property Program (MPP) Loss Control Workshop, made possible through Missouri’s membership in the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC).

March 22, 2016
University News, Missouri Council on Public Higher Education, Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology, Ken Bias, Governor’s Excellence in Education Award

Physical Education Students' Mentor, Teacher Selected for Governor's Award

Praised by professional colleagues for his commitment to a strong pedagogy program and innovative approach to education , Ken Bias on Friday, March 18, was named the University of Central Missouri’s recipient of the Governor’s Excellence in Education Award. The announcement of the award selection was made during a meeting of the Board of Governors. Bias, an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology whose focus is on physical education teacher education, will now be honored during an awards luncheon hosted by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon April 13 Jefferson City.

March 18, 2016
University News, Show Me Justice Film Festival

Sixth Annual Show Me Justice Film Festival Planned for April 7-8 at UCM

Films from around the world will be featured at the sixth annual Show Me Justice Film Festival April 7-8 at the University of Central Missouri.

March 17, 2016
University News, Five Ceremonies, Spring Commencement

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, University News, UCM’s Politics and Social Justice Week, Keynote Speaker, author

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

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

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

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

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
Native American Crafts, University News, 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
Rotary Foundation, Duane R. Sterling Scholarship-Rotary Program, affordability, University News

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
bystander intervention, Green Dot Garden, Initiative, green dot, University News

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

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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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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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