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University News, UCM Board of Governors

Governor Parson Names Two KC Metro Area Residents, Phyllis Chase and Stu Rogers, to UCM's Governing Board

Missouri Governor Mike Parson today announced the appointment of two individuals from the Kansas City metropolitan area to fill vacancies on the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors. Their terms begin immediately with final confirmation pending state senate approval when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.

September 18, 2023
University News, President Roger Best

UCM in Position of Strength, Aided by Robust Fall Enrollment and Positive FY24 Budget Outlook, Best Says in State of the University Address

Citing factors that include an overall increase of approximately 10% in fall student enrollment, an operating budget that is 5.25% larger than the previous fiscal year, and a strategic plan that guides the institution, the University of Central Missouri is in a position of strength. That is the message President Roger Best shared with faculty and staff when he presented his annual State of the University remarks on Sept. 14. The president’s sixth consecutive SOU address since his 2018 appointment by the Board of Governors took place in the James L. Highlander Theatre.

September 15, 2023
University News, admissions, alumni

'Mule Express' Makes Applying a Breeze for UCM Alumni Returning to Campus to Pursue Master's Degrees

University of Central Missouri alumni who are considering returning to their alma mater to pursue a master’s degree will discover the application process easier than ever, thanks to the new “Mules Express” program.

September 14, 2023
Department of Music, University News

UCM OVATION Performance Series Presents the Adam Larson Jazz Quintet and SOLI Chamber Ensemble

The University of Central Missouri OVATION Performance Series presents two concerts for the fall 2023 season. OVATION is a curated selection of world-class dancers, musicians, and theatre performers who bring exceptional high-energy artistry to West-Central Missouri. The series opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 with a performance by the Adam Larson Jazz Quintet in Hart Recital Hall. October brings the SOLI Chamber Ensemble to Warrensburg.

September 12, 2023
Faculty Senate, teaching, Faculty Research, Provost, University News

Campus Faculty Invited to Attend 2023 UCM Faculty Senate Teaching and Research Conference

The University of Central Missouri Faculty Senate Teaching and Research Conference is supported by the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The theme for this year’s conference on Monday, Sept. 18 is “Strengthening Our Practice; Empowering Our Students.” This one-day event includes 20 breakout sessions, conducted by university faculty members; a discussion event with topic-based tables; and free box lunch and coffee stations all day.

September 12, 2023
University News, Military and Veterans Services, Patriot Day

Area First Responders Join UCM in Honoring Victims of 9/11

Joined by campus, city and county first responders, members of the University of Central Missouri community today honored 2,977 individuals who lost their lives during the worst terrorist attack on United States soil on Sept. 11, 2001. The Moment of Silence event took place on the west side of the university quadrangle amid rows of small U.S. flags placed on the lawn in memory of each person who perished in that incident and are not forgotten.

September 11, 2023
UCM Aviation, UCM Alumni Foundation, University News

UCM Celebrates New Skyhaven Aviation Center, a Vision That Became Reality Thanks to Generous Donors, State Support

With much fanfare, including music provided by student marching band members, and a ribbon cutting with hundreds of guests, the University of Central Missouri on Sept. 8 celebrated the opening of its new Skyhaven Aviation Center at the Max. B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport.

September 11, 2023
UCM Alumni Foundation, University News, biology, chemistry

First Endowed Chair Honors Professor Emeritus John Hess, Supports Mentorship in Biology and Chemistry

Recognizing the value of strong professor-student relationships, UCM alumnus Dr. Stephen Lacey and his wife, Ann Lacey, Coppell, Texas, are establishing the John Hess Endowed Chair in Biology or Chemistry for Student Mentorship with a $1 million gift to the University of Central Missouri Foundation. An agreement creating this first-ever endowed chair at UCM was signed formally during a recent ceremony at the W.C. Morris Science Building.

September 10, 2023
University News, rotc, Office of Military and Veteran Services

Flags Honoring 9/11 Victims, Moment of Silence Planned as UCM Observes Patriot Day on Sept. 11 at the Quadrangle

In memory of those who lost their lives during the worst terrorist attack on United States soil, the University of Central Missouri is planning the Patriot Day Moment of Silence event beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11 at the quadrangle.

September 07, 2023
University News, UCM Lee's Summit

University of Central Missouri to Host Job Fair and Career Expo Oct. 5 at Lee's Summit Campus

Looking for a new job or interested in scaling up your skills to launch a new career? Register today to attend the University of Central Missouri’s Fall 2023 Job Fair and Career Expo, scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at UCM’s Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

September 06, 2023
University News, Music Technology and Composition

UCM Center for Music Technology Presents Guest Artist JNTHN STEIN

Renowned beat maker and Ableton Live specialist JNTHN STEIN will present workshops and a solo concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Hart Recital Hall. Admission is free, and a raffle giveaway for six free Ableton Live licenses will take place during the performance.

September 06, 2023
Military and Veterans Services, University News

UCM Hosts Visit From Whiteman AFB 509th Bomb Wing Commander, Col. Keith Butler

Col. Keith Butler, commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, and his wife, Diane, had an opportunity to learn more about how the university service active duty military members and their dependents and veterans as part of a campus visit on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

September 06, 2023
Missouri innovation campus, University News

MIC Program's Unique Internships Ensure Students Are Prepared for Today's Workforce While Contributing to Industry's Talent Pool

Reshaping the typical college internship has long been an important aspect of the University of Central Missouri’s nationally recognized Missouri Innovation Campus program. Strengthening the internship commitment was recommended by the MIC’s business partners when the program began in 2012 and has continued to be a key advantage for both students and companies.

September 01, 2023
Department of Public Safety, Parking Services, University News

UCM Parking Services Implementing Digital License Plate Reading for Improved Parking Lot Patrol and Management

With plans to implement new technology to create more efficient, cost-effective parking lot patrol and management, the University of Central Missouri Department of Public Safety has obtained a new vehicle well equipped to assist in this effort. A step toward the future, Public Safety this summer purchased a hybrid 2023 Ford Maverick pickup with digital license plate reading capabilities that will be ready for deployment beginning Sept. 1.

August 31, 2023
University News, College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, NEH

UCM Partners to Bring National Endowment for Humanities Chair to Missouri for Historic Speech

Consistent with its role in providing educational programs and opportunities that promote history and culture, the University of Central Missouri College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is co-sponsoring the first visit to Missouri by the Chair of the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH). The history-making keynote speech by NEH Chair Shelly C. Lowe will be presented at Maple Woods Community College, 2601 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 as part of a tour giving her an opportunity to learn more about Missouri’s cultural assets and humanities offerings.

August 25, 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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