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Pesident Best, University News, admissions

NCMC+UCM Direct Connect Transfer Agreement Provides Seamless Pathway from Two-Year to Four-Year Degree, Initially for Seven Programs

An agreement that makes it possible for students at North Central Missouri College (NCMC) to pursue an associate degree while concurrently taking courses leading to a bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) was signed Feb. 26 at NCMC in Trenton. The NCMC+UCM Direct Connect Transfer Agreement builds upon a relationship between both institutions that not only helps facilitate credit transfer between institutions, but also includes benefits for students such as lowering the cost of a four-year degree, providing student use of services at each institution, and student record sharing between NCMC and UCM.

March 05, 2024
Missouri innovation campus, University News

Missouri Innovation Campus Program's Academic Rigor and Industry Internships Give 2023 Graduate Michael Kraxberger Competitive Edge

Graduating high school with an associate degree while gaining technical experience are among the reasons University of Central Missouri 2023 graduate Michael Kraxberger selected UCM’s nationally recognized Missouri Innovation Campus program. Kraxberger recently moved to Raleigh, N.C. to work in the Cisco Sales Associate Program (CSAP). At age 20, he is the youngest in this elite program and among just 11 candidates accepted from a pool of applicants in the tens of thousands. He works as an associate systems engineer with this job title changing to associate solutions engineer in the near future.

February 28, 2024
Children's Literature Festival, University News

UCM Celebrates the 55th Annual Children's Literature Festival

The University of Central Missouri will celebrate the 55th Annual Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) March 3-5, with 24 nationally recognized authors and illustrators in attendance.

February 23, 2024
University News, UCM Music

UCM Announces Inaugural Performance of the Faculty-Student Chamber Ensemble, Feb. 27

A new kind of ensemble will debut at Hart Recital Hall on the University of Central Missouri campus at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. Free and open to the public, this music performance brings together the talents of UCM Music faculty and students to perform a widely hailed 20th-century masterpiece, Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians.” The concert will be free and open to the public.

February 21, 2024
University News, UCM Athletics

UCM's Former Athletic Director Hughes' 'Home Away From Home' Now Bears His Name Honoring His 40-Year Legacy

The athletics facility on the University of Central Missouri campus that has been described by the friends and family of longtime athletic director Jerry Hughes’ as his second home will now forever remind visitors of his impact on the campus community and beyond following a renaming ceremony on Feb. 17 that posthumously honored Hughes and his service to UCM.

February 20, 2024
University News, UCM Theatre and Dance, UCM Music

UCM Theatre and Dance and UCM Music Premiere 'Xanadu' in Highlander Theatre Feb. 22-25; Honor Outstanding Theatre Alumnus

Enjoy an evening of musical fantasy as University of Central Missouri (UCM) Theatre and Dance and UCM Music present Douglas Carter Beane’s “Xanadu” in the James L. Highlander Theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-24 and matinees are planned for 2 p.m. Feb. 24-25.

February 19, 2024
University News, Department of Public Safety, Mobile Mule Card

UCM Moves Forward on Electronic Access Project, Including Plans to Use Mobile Mule Card for Keyless Entry

As the University of Central Missouri moves closer to finishing its campus-wide electronic access project, it is gradually incorporating the Mobile Mule Card into this program to provide keyless entry into university buildings.

February 15, 2024
University News, Fulbright Program, awards

UCM Provost Bridgmon Named Recipient of Fulbright U.S. International Education Administrator Award

The University of Central Missouri today announced that Phil Bridgmon, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, has received a Fulbright U.S. International Education Administrator award to India from the United States Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Bridgmon is among approximately 10 U.S. citizens who will take part in the India-Nehru IEA program in March 2024.

February 14, 2024
University News, Nahm Auditorium

NY Times Bestselling Author, First Woman Inducted into National Sportscasters and Sports Writers Hall of Fame Speaks at UCM Feb. 21

Sally Jenkins, a four-time New York Times bestselling author who most recently wrote “The Right Call: What Sports Teach Us About Work and Life,” will present an author talk at the University of Central Missouri Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Her presentation is free and open to the public and will take place in Nahm Auditorium in the W.C. Morris Science Building. She will be available for a book signing following her remarks.

February 05, 2024
Student Experience and Engagement, University News

Supaman Brings Unique Blend of Music, Comedy, Dance to UCM Feb. 19 While Introducing Audience to Native American Culture

Part of the 10th annual Trading Moon Native American Arts Festival, the performing artist professionally known as Supaman, brings his unique blend of hip-hop music, comedy and dance to the University of Central Missouri at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19. The live, free concert introducing Native American culture to the campus community takes place in Hendricks Hall.

January 31, 2024
JCKL, History Department, University News

Kickpatrick Library and History Department at UCM Host Traveling Exhibit 'Boom! The Rise and Fall of Missouri's Black Business District

The University of Central Missouri’s James C. Kirkpatrick Library and the UCM History Department are partnering to host "Boom! The Rise and Fall of Missouri's Black Business District." This traveling exhibit is produced by the Missouri State Museum and inspired by the Missouri State Parks-produced booklet “The Business: African-American Business People from Missouri’s Past” and will be on display Jan. 31 to Feb. 29 in the JCKL Read and Relax area.

January 26, 2024
University News, Music Department

Music Professor Mia Kim Performs at Carnegie Hall and at UCM

How do you get to world famous Carnegie Hall? One way is to follow University of Central Missouri Professor Mia Kim. The Piano Area Coordinator and Director of the Community Music Program at UCM will travel to New York City for a performance in the historic hall on Jan. 30. While area residents may not be able to make the trip to Carnegie Hall, they will have an opportunity to see her perform in person during a concert on Feb. 20 at UCM.

January 26, 2024
faculty/staff, University News

Former UCM Board of Governors Member Walt Hicklin Memorial Service Planned

Members of the University of Central Missouri community are mourning the loss of Walter “Walt” Hicklin, a Warrensburg resident who touched the lives of many students and professional colleagues at UCM during a career that included teaching, mentoring, coaching and serving as an award-winning administrator. He passed away on Jan. 19.

January 23, 2024
Martin Luther King, University News

MLK Freedom Scholarship Banquet Celebrates Honorees While Showcasing Students Engaged in the Arts

In a celebration that showcased student talents ranging from poetry reading to innovative dance and participation in a Jazz Combo, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Scholarship Banquet at the University of Central Missouri on Jan. 16 honored the civil rights leader’s legacy by presenting financial awards to deserving students while also celebrating the arts.

January 18, 2024
University News, information technology, Missouri innovation campus, engineering

Missouri Innovation Campus Program's Cohorts Excel Academically as They Prepare for IT and Engineering Careers

Students in the nationally recognized Missouri Innovation Campus program recently achieved academic honors while participating in this rigorous, career-focused degree initiative. The one-of-a-kind program is made possible through a partnership including the University of Central Missouri, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College and more than 70 business partners. The program prepares IT and engineering graduates for a successful career, decreases the cost of a college degree and reduces the time it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree while eliminating the skills gap and providing real-world learning experiences through three-year, year-round, paid internships.

January 16, 2024
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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