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UCM Hosts Annual Saudi Arabia Day Oct. 21

The University of Central Missouri will celebrate the 17th annual Saudi Arabia Day from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the South Read and Relax area of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.

October 16, 2015
University News

James C. Kirkpatrick Library Features Exhibit on UCM Mascot

The history of the University of Central Missouri mascot, the mule, is the topic of an exhibit currently featured in the showcase just outside the Harmon Computer Commons on the first floor of UCM’s James C. Kirkpatrick Library.

October 16, 2015
University News

Knitting Runner Sets Sights on 'Doily Dash' During KC Marathon

In what he calls the “Doily Dash,” University of Central Missouri faculty member David Babcock will add a new twist to the 2015 Wadell & Reed Marathon when he participates Saturday, Oct. 17 in Kansas City.

October 14, 2015
University News

UCM Organizations Form Partnership to Bring Free Books to Children

Area children will have an opportunity to start and add to their own personal libraries through the collaborative efforts of three University of Central Missouri organizations.

October 12, 2015
University News

Change Not Easy, But Help Available for Veterans, Families in Transition

Those who serve in the military and who want to transition to a different career may find change is not easy, but there are plenty of people and organizations willing to help. That is the message former combat veteran and major in the United States Army, Ron Pierce, provided to men and women who heard his keynote remarks at the Veterans Summit Friday, Oct. 9 at the University of Central Missouri.

October 12, 2015
University News, awards Names Master's in Criminal Justice a Top Online Program

Having an outstanding reputation for quality criminal justice programs, the University of Central Missouri recently received recognition for its online master’s degree in the field. Following a review of similar programs for academic quality and student satisfaction, named UCM 23rd on a list of 25 for the nation’s Top Online Master’s in Criminal Justice programs.

October 12, 2015
University News, events

UCM Performing Arts Series Presents The Lake Cottage Duo

The Performing Arts Series at the University of Central Missouri, in partnership with the Department of Music, presents The Lake Cottage Duo in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 in Hart Recital Hall.

October 12, 2015
University News, events

UCM Hosts Annual Homecoming Celebration Oct. 23-24

The University of Central Missouri invites the community to join in the celebration of “Where Your Story Began” during the 2015 Homecoming celebration Oct. 23-24 as friends and alumni join UCM students and staff in a variety of activities.

October 12, 2015
University News, events

UCM to Host 2015 Festival of Champions Marching Band Competition

Young musicians and performers representing 32 high schools from Missouri and Kansas will participate in the 2015 Festival of Champions as the University of Central Missouri Department of Music hosts the annual marching band and drum line competition Saturday, Oct. 17.

October 07, 2015
University News

St. Louis Family Named UCM Family of the Year

The family of University of Central Missouri junior Keyontae Richardson, a social work major from St. Louis, was named UCM Family of the Year as part of UCM’s annual Family Weekend Oct. 3-4.

October 07, 2015
University News, awards

Talking Mules Sweep Tournament at Southwest Baptist University

The University of Central Missouri Talking Mules Speech and Debate Team took first place in Debate Sweepstakes, Individual Events Sweepstakes and Overall Sweepstakes in regional competition at the Bob R. Derryberry Memorial Speech and Debate Tournament hosted by Southwest Baptist University Oct. 3-4.

October 06, 2015
events, University News

Central Missouri Police Academy to Host Open House

The Central Missouri Police Academy at the University of Central Missouri will host an Open House at the academy, located at 200 Ming Street in Warrensburg, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.

October 01, 2015
University News

UCM Construction Management Students Contribute to Renovation of Warrensburg Landmark

Bringing expertise and a desire to serve the community to the table, a group of University of Central Missouri construction management students joined the Warrensburg Parks and Recreation Department, the city of Warrensburg and other partners in the revitalization of Lions Lake, a recreational area and community landmark at Southwest Drive and South Main Street in Warrensburg.

September 30, 2015
awards, University News

Bryant's Dedication to Communication at UCM Leads to Foster/Inglish PR Award

Marcy Bryant, a University of Central Missouri alumna, who has used her leadership and communication skills to serve both the Warrensburg community and the University of Central Missouri, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Foster/Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations.

September 30, 2015
University News

UCM Talking Mules Win Lincoln Douglas Division in Season Opener

The University of Central Missouri Talking Mules speech and debate team traveled to the Debates on a Plain Speech and Debate Tournament, at Hutchinson County Community College, Hutchinson, Kan., Sept. 26-27 to open the 2015-16 tournament season for the Talking Mules.

September 29, 2015
UCM Presidents
ucmblog, history, facstaff

Take a Look Back at UCM's Legacy of Leaders Who Shaped Campus

President Best continues a long tradition of campus leaders who have impacted higher education in the state of Missouri dating back to the university’s days as the State Normal School for the Second Normal District.

April 11, 2019
Five Questions

The Five Real Questions to Ponder When Deciding on a College

Choosing the right college is a big deal, and it may be your first exercise in value, cost and quality reasoning. You have a lot of variables to look at. Be sure to dig deeper to find the right college to meet your needs. Consider these real questions when you’re shopping for the right college

November 12, 2018
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, ucmalumni, ucmblog

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, studentsuccess, University News

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
University News, ucmblog

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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