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Klimek
Janice Klimek, Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year, University News

Klimek Named MSCPA Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year

Janice Klimek, Ph.D., CPA, professor of accountancy in the School of Accountancy and Computer Information Systems in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies at the University of Central Missouri, has been named the recipient of the Impact Award from the Missouri Society of CPAs. The society named her Missouri’s 2015 Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year. Klimek received award at the MSCPA’s Awards Celebration Nov. 12, 2015, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

January 26, 2016
Bus
Vinyl Wraps, University News, Shuttle Service, bus, Learning to a Greater Degree

Vinyl Wraps Allow Shuttle Service to Double as Mobile Message Provider

Motorists traveling between Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit are getting a lot of exposure to the University of Central Missouri, with UCM finding a creative way to take the Learning to a Greater Degree message into the streets and highways of west central Missouri .

January 26, 2016
Marla
University News, Marla J. Selvidge

Professor Emerita Marla J. Selvidge Publishes Two Books

“Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners” by Anita Price Davis, Charles A. Dana Professor of Education Emerita at Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C, and Marla J. Selvidge, Ph.D., professor emerita of religious studies at UCM, was published by McFarland Press in December, 2015. It chronicles the lives and accomplishments of all of the female Nobel Peace Prize Winners from 1905-2014. Author and educator, Regina Birchem, wrote the Forward.

January 26, 2016
Cooper
University News, Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, 22 Million Digit Mersenne Prime Number, Curtis Cooper

UCM Professor Finds Record 22 Million Digit Mersenne Prime Number

A University of Central Missouri professor who has been involved in a 20-year-long continuous research project with a global network of individuals using computer processors, has discovered the world’s largest known prime number. It was found on a computer at UCM - Lee’s Summit.

January 21, 2016
Award Recipients
University News, Elliott Union ballroom, Cynthia Johnson, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Scholarship Dinner

UCM Alumna Cynthia Johnson Brings Message of Hope to MLK Celebration

Cynthia Johnson brought her message home Tuesday evening as the keynote speaker for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Scholarship Dinner in the Elliott Union ballroom. The event is the highlight of the university’s annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. King.

January 21, 2016
MLK award
Community Service Award, Todd Hamann Memorial Foundation, Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Daphanie Parks, University News

Local Foundation, Student Recognized with MLK Community Service Awards

The University of Central Missouri and the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the Todd Hamann Memorial Foundation and Chilhowee High School Senior Daphanie Parks with the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Services Awards at the monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 13.

January 15, 2016
Wee Trio
concert, University News, Performing Arts Series, hart recital hall, The Wee Trio

Performing Arts Series Presents The Wee Trio in Concert

The Performing Arts Series at the University of Central Missouri presents The Wee Trio In Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in Hart Recital Hall. The presentation is part of the PAS Guest Artist Series.

January 15, 2016
military, veterans, University News, Return With Purpose

Workshop Assists Service Members, Veterans, Reservists and Their Spouses

Return With Purpose, a free workshop that will help military personnel and veterans identify barriers in order to make a smooth transition from active duty to civilian life, is planned for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the University of Central Missouri. Registration is now being accepted for the one-day session, which takes place in Room 235 of the Elliott Student Union.

January 14, 2016
Cynthia Johnson
University News, ucmalumni, Keynote Speaker, Cynthia Johnson, UCM Freedom Scholarship Dinner

UCM Alumna Cynthia Johnson Named Keynote Speaker for 2016 UCM Freedom Scholarship Dinner

Kansas City educator and nationally recognized speaker and consultant Cynthia “Mama J” Johnson will be the keynote speaker for the University of Central Missouri’s annual Freedom Scholarship Dinner, planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in the Elliott Student Union ballroom. The event is the highlight of the university’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, “Equality and Education Still Matter.”

January 13, 2016
Redman suit
UCM Foundation, University News, police academy, RedMan Suit

UCM Alumni Foundation Funds New RedMan Suit for Police Academy

The Central Missouri Policy Academy at the University of Central Missouri obtained critical new equipment this semester for safer student training of defensive tactics. A UCM Alumni Foundation Opportunity Grant funded the purchase of a full instructor’s RedMan Suit and 24 padded training batons. Unrestricted gifts from donors made the grant possible.

January 12, 2016
MLK
University News, Warrensburg Ministerial Association, Alumni Memorial Chapel, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Praise and Worship Service, MLK, Performing Arts Series

MLK 2016 Praise and Worship Service Planned for Jan. 18

The Performing Arts Series at the University of Central Missouri and the Warrensburg Ministerial Association will host the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Praise and Worship Service at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, in the Alumni Memorial Chapel on the UCM campus.

January 07, 2016
Mary Long
Mary Long, University News, University of Central Missouri Board of Governors

Long Reappointed to Governing Board for One Year

The Office of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon this week announced the reappointment of Mary Long, Kansas City, to the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors. Pending confirmation of the appointment by the Missouri Senate, Long will serve on the board through Jan. 1, 2017.

January 06, 2016
KMOS logo
KMOS-TV, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, University News, State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama, State of the State Address

KMOS-TV to Broadcast State of the State, State of the Union Addresses

KMOS-TV, the University of Central Missouri’s public broadcasting station, will air President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. Coverage of the address will be provided by the PBS NewsHour team.

January 06, 2016
Kevin Rome
Lincoln University, Learning Day, Kevin Rome, University News

Lincoln University President Rome Speaker for Faculty/Staff Learning Day

An education leader with vast experience in student engagement and success, Kevin Rome, president of Lincoln University, will be the keynote speaker for the first faculty and staff Learning Day at the University of Central Missouri Friday, Jan. 8. More than 640 people are registered for the luncheon and keynote address, which will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building.

January 05, 2016
collegehealth, University News, cybersecurity, studentsuccess

UCM Responds to Need With New Master's Degree, Minor in Cybersecurity

To meet a growing need for well-trained professionals who can help secure the nation’s cyberspace from intruders and attackers, the University of Central Missouri continues to create new educational programs in cybersecurity. The latest additions to the university’s growing number of educational opportunities to prepare Missouri’s 21st century technical workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields of national interest were approved by the Board of Governors when it met on campus Dec. 11.

January 05, 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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