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MIC, studentsuccess, collegehealth, commencement, University News, collegeeducation, Missouri innovation campus, 2016 Spring Commencement Exercises

Trailblazing MIC Students Complete Four-year Degrees from UCM

In a weekend that brought thousands of people to the University of Central Missouri, 11 students who helped trailblaze a new nationally recognized pathway to higher education were part of the record-breaking 2016 Spring Commencement Exercises.

May 09, 2016
Grand Opening, Pertle Springs, University News, collegebusiness, Traditions Restaurant, Audrey J. Walton Clubhouse, Keth Memorial Golf Course, events, collegeeducation, Mules National Golf Club

Mules National Golf Club Grand Opening Celebrates Milestone at UCM

After an extensive one-year, multi-million dollar renovation project, the University of Central Missouri is celebrating a new chapter in the history of Keth Memorial Golf Course through the grand opening of Mules National Golf Club Friday, May 27, at 5 Par Drive in Warrensburg. The celebration gives people an opportunity to see the professional quality golf facilities, along with Traditions Restaurant and the Audrey J. Walton Clubhouse at Pertle Springs, which are part of Mules National.

May 09, 2016
Technology Students, NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, University News

UCM Technology Students Compete in NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Students from the University of Central Missouri School of Technology recently returned to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., to compete in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge.

May 09, 2016
University News, Jennifer Pint, Academic Advisors of the Year, Mahmoud Yousef

Yousef, Pint Named Academic Advisors of the Year

Mahmoud Yousef, professor of computer science, and Jennifer Pint, professional academic advisor in the School of Business Administration, recently were recognized as 2016 Academic Advisors of the Year at the University of Central Missouri. Deborah Curtis, provost and chief learning officer at UCM, presented the award during a reception April 21.

May 05, 2016
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan National Acting Scholarship Auditions, Nellie Maple, Daniel Parman, University News

Maple, Parman Claim Top Prize in National Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition

Nellie Maple, a senior theatre performance major at the University of Central Missouri, and her acting partner, Daniel Parman, a graduate student in theatre, claimed top prize at the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan National Acting Scholarship Auditions. The auditions were held at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., on April 15.

May 03, 2016
Missouri innovation campus, commencement, MIC, University News

First Missouri Innovation Campus Grads to Participate in Commencement

Along with a record number of graduates, the University of Central Missouri’s Spring 2016 Commencement will include the first students from The Missouri Innovation Campus to receive UCM diplomas when ceremonies take place the weekend of May 6-7 in the Multipurpose Building.

May 03, 2016
Sen. David Pearce, George Diemer, University News, District 21

Ceremony Demonstrates Pearce's UCM Roots Run Deep

Demonstrating the depth of his University of Central Missouri roots, Sen. David Pearce, District 21, shared a letter with a crowd of university and community members on April 29 that paved the way for a strong family bond with UCM that has spanned generations.

May 02, 2016
Department of Theatre and Dance, University News, John Wilson, Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Professor for Theatre and Dance

Wilson Named Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Professor for Theatre and Dance at UCM

John Wilson, professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri, has been named the Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Professor for Theatre and Dance. Gersham Nelson, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, recently announced the appointment.

May 01, 2016
UCM Governing Board, University News, Sue Dodson, Mathew Martinez, University of Central Missouri Board of Governors

Martinez Sworn In As Student Member of UCM Governing Board

Warrensburg resident Mathew Martinez on April 28 was sworn in to a post as student member of the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors to serve a term that expires Dec. 31, 2017. The Honorable Sue Dodson, associate circuit judge, Judicial Circuit 17, conducted the swearing in activities at the beginning of the board’s April plenary session.

April 29, 2016
Strategic Resource Allocation Model, SRAM, New Budget Model, University News, Boost in State Funding, affordability

Implementation of New Budget Model Comes With Boost in State Funding

Expecting to receive a 4 percent increase in state appropriations while also maintaining undergraduate tuition at the current level, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors on April 28 approved the university’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget totaling $168.3 million.

April 29, 2016
Alumni Memorial Chapel, University News, Major John T. Schwent Jr., pre-Memorial Day Ceremony, Camp Valor Outdoors

UCM Ceremony Honors Veterans Who Gave Their Lives in Service to U.S.

The University of Central Missouri invites members of the local community and all others who are interested to a pre-Memorial Day ceremony in honor of individuals who gave their lives in service to the United States. The ceremony begins at noon Wednesday, May 25, on the east side lawn of the Alumni Memorial Chapel, and will be moved inside the chapel if inclement weather occurs.

April 25, 2016
University News, workshop, transition, civilian life, military, reservists, veterans, Return With Purpose

Workshop Assists Military Members, Veterans, Reservists Transition to Civilian Life

From landing a better job, to getting the right education, to reconnecting with family and friends, these are just some of the goals many individuals may experience as they strive to make a smooth transition from military service to civilian life. The University of Central Missouri wants to help by offering a free Return With Purpose workshop for active duty military personnel, veterans, National Guard members, reservists, and military spouses, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in Elliott Student Union 101.

April 25, 2016
David Pearce Day, University News

UCM, Warrensburg Community Celebrate David Pearce Day April 29

The University of Central Missouri and the Warrensburg community join in a celebration honoring Sen. David Pearce, R-21st District, for his longtime service to the university, community, and the state of Missouri.

April 22, 2016
J.P. Mees Outstanding Professional Staff Award, Paul Polychronis, University News

Polychronis Receives UCM's J.P. Mees Outstanding Professional Staff Award

Paul Polychronis, Ph.D., director of the Counseling Center at the University of Central Missouri, was named the 2016 recipient of the J. P. Mees Outstanding Professional Staff Award during the Professional Staff Breakfast April 19 in the Elliott Student Union.

April 21, 2016
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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