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UCM Theatre and Dance, University News

Theatre and Dance Presents Mainstage Play 'Everybody' Sept. 28-Oct. 1

Get ready for innovative and entertaining stage performances as UCM Theatre and Dance presents the mainstage play, “Everybody,” by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins at the James L. Highlander Theatre. The play takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-30, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1.

September 20, 2023
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Faculty, Department of Music, University News

UCM Professor of Trumpet Dr. Alan Wenger Presents Faculty Recital Sept. 26

Dr. Alan Wenger, University of Central Missouri professor of trumpet, will present a faculty recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg. The program, titled “Portraits and Prose: Musical Depictions for Trumpet and Organ,” will feature works for trumpet and organ that depict events, visual art, or or literature. Dr. Wenger will be joined by guest organist Dr. Donna Hetrick and UCM Professor of Voice Dr. Jacob Sentgeorge.

September 18, 2023
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University News, Rankings

UCM Climbs U.S. News Rankings as Best Value Institution, Continues to Rank Among Top 20 Public Institutions in the Midwest

U.S. News & World Report, a resource prospective students and their families use to help determine which institution is the best fit for their higher education needs, has included the University of Central Missouri among its top-ranked universities in several categories for 2023-2024.

September 18, 2023
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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UCM Theatre and Dance, University News

Theatre and Dance Presents Mainstage Play 'Everybody' Sept. 28-Oct. 1

Get ready for innovative and entertaining stage performances as UCM Theatre and Dance presents the mainstage play, “Everybody,” by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins at the James L. Highlander Theatre. The play takes place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-30, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1.

September 20, 2023
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Faculty, Department of Music, University News

UCM Professor of Trumpet Dr. Alan Wenger Presents Faculty Recital Sept. 26

Dr. Alan Wenger, University of Central Missouri professor of trumpet, will present a faculty recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg. The program, titled “Portraits and Prose: Musical Depictions for Trumpet and Organ,” will feature works for trumpet and organ that depict events, visual art, or or literature. Dr. Wenger will be joined by guest organist Dr. Donna Hetrick and UCM Professor of Voice Dr. Jacob Sentgeorge.

September 18, 2023
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University News, Rankings

UCM Climbs U.S. News Rankings as Best Value Institution, Continues to Rank Among Top 20 Public Institutions in the Midwest

U.S. News & World Report, a resource prospective students and their families use to help determine which institution is the best fit for their higher education needs, has included the University of Central Missouri among its top-ranked universities in several categories for 2023-2024.

September 18, 2023
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
jnthn-stein-headshot
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
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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

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