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Faculty Awards, University News

Amos Receives 2023 Governor's Award for Excellence in Education

Michelle L. Amos, Ed.D., a University of Central Missouri faculty member who colleagues praise for her impeccable work ethic and high level of dedication to students’ success and well-being, has received the 2023 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education. She was honored on March 23 by the university’s Board of Governors.

March 23, 2023
OVATION, Music and Dance, University News

UCM OVATION Performance Series Opens 2023 Season with Tap Dancers Ana Tomioshi and Gerson Lanza

he University of Central Missouri OVATION Performance Series opens its 2023 season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 with “Swing Into Spring” - a show featuring nationally renowned tap dancers Ana Tomioshi and Gerson Lanza performing with jazz pianist James Fernando. They will be joined for the performance in Hendricks Hall by musicians from UCM Music featuring interactive and improvisational choreography of African inspired tap dance and jazz music.

March 22, 2023
University News, Marketing and Sales

UCM Students Place Seventh in National Collegiate Sales Competition

University of Central Missouri marketing students competed against some of the top students and teams in their academic discipline this month through the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) March 3-6. It is hosted by Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, and is considered the largest and most competitive sales competition in the nation.

March 20, 2023
online classes, University News

UCM Partners with Acadeum to Expand Access to High-Demand Courses

University of Central Missouri students who are seeking access to high-demand courses now have expanded options thanks to a new partnership with Acadeum. Acadeum is a national organization that has established a student-centered course-sharing model in collaboration with approximately 460 higher education institutions to help individuals seeking a degree or credential.

March 20, 2023
University News, Music and Dance, OVATION

OVATION Performance Series Brings International Roster of Artists to UCM This Spring

The University of Central Missouri OVATION Performance Series has announced five performing arts events for the spring 2023 season. OVATION is a curated selection of world-class dancers, musicians, and theatre performers who will bring exceptional high-energy artistry to West-Central Missouri.

March 17, 2023
University News, Environment

Free Film Screening Featuring 'The Politics of Beauty' at UCM March 27

The documentary film, “Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty,” will be shown at 2 p.m. Monday, March 27, in Elliott Student Union, Room 238, at the University of Central Missouri. This free presentation is open to everyone, and will be followed by a brief chat with the film’s director, John de Graaf.

March 16, 2023
computer science, University News, student awards

UCM Students Capture Third Place in Kansas City Fed Code-A-Thon

A three-member team of students from the University of Central Missouri won third place in the seventh annual Kansas City Fed Code-A-Thon. Awards were presented on March 10. This highlighted competitive efforts that began with a two-day virtual event Feb. 23-24 in which the team was charged with developing software solutions to solve meaningful real-life problems, followed by a presentation on Feb. 26 to demonstrate their solution.

March 16, 2023
Distinguished Speaker Series, University News

Mental Health Activist, Entrepreneur Ravi Sharma to Speak at UCM

WARRENSBURG, MO – As part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, the University of Central Missouri will present “An Evening with Ravi Sharma, A Talk about Mental Health Awareness and Support Strategies” featuring Ravi Sharma, a mental health activist, investor, and four-time entrepreneur. His free presentation is open to the public, and will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, in Hendricks Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

March 09, 2023
student awards, Chillennium, University News

UCM Student Team Captures First Place at Chillennium, World's Largest Collegiate Student-run Game Jam

Putting their game development skills to test over a two-day period, a four-member team of undergraduate students from the University of Central Missouri recently captured first place for Best Overall Game during the 2023 Chillennium, the world’s largest collegiate student-run game jam.

March 08, 2023
Military and Veteran Services, University News, Military Friendly

UCM's Dedication to Service Members Earns Military Friendly® Gold Ranking for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, the University of Central Missouri is being recognized nationally for its dedication to the men and women who serve the United States. Viqtory Media has awarded UCM the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools Gold designation.

March 07, 2023
University News, Intercollegiate Athletics

UCM Seeks to Hire New Athletics VP, Search Committee Named

University of Central Missouri President Roger Best today announced the appointment of a search committee to begin a nationwide recruitment effort for a new Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.

March 06, 2023
Master of Library Science, University News

Online Master of Library Science Program Ranked Among Nation's Best

Recognizing a program that will help individuals prepare for jobs in an information-rich industry, (OMD) recently named the University of Central Missouri among colleges and universities that offer the Best Masters in Library Science (MLS) Online Programs for 2023. In its recent online feature, OMD ranked UCM’s Master of Library Science #14 on its list of the top 40 institutions across the nation for pursuing the online MLS.

March 01, 2023
Mules Basketball, University News, UCM Athletics

Karleskint Resigns Post as UCM's Head Men's Basketball Coach

University of Central Missouri Interim Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Kathy Anderson announced Wednesday, March 1, that Doug Karleskint has resigned from his position as head men’s basketball coach. Karleskint recently completed his ninth season as Mules head coach.

March 01, 2023
University News, gallery of art and design

Gallery of Art and Design Offers Three Exhibits, Visiting Artist's Lecture in March

The 55th Annual Citation Show will open March 13 at the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design’s main gallery. It is one of three art shows and a visiting artist’s lecture that are planned at the gallery during the same month.

March 01, 2023
Children's Literature Festival, University News

UCM Celebrates 54th Annual Children's Literature Festival March 5-7

The University of Central Missouri will celebrate the 54th Annual Children’s Literature Festival March 5-7, with more than 20 nationally recognized authors and illustrators in attendance.

February 27, 2023
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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