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Robert Page
studentsuccess, University News, events, scholarships

UCM Alumnus, MCC Inclusion Officer Presents MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner Address

University of Central Missouri alumnus Robert N. Page, Jr., executive director for equity and inclusion at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Kansas City, will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Scholarship Dinner.

December 10, 2018
UCM Commencement
University News, events

Three Ceremonies Highlight UCM's Fall 2018 Commencement Dec. 7-8

A highlight in the lives of nearly 1,000 students who are preparing for professional careers, the University of Central Missouri will conduct its fall 2018 Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8 at the Multipurpose Building.

December 05, 2018
Common App
University News, admissions, student success

Common App Expands Opportunities for Students to Enroll at UCM, Extends National Reach

Taking advantage of new technological resources to help make enrollment as simple as possible, the University of Central Missouri has joined more than 800 public and private colleges and universities nationwide to offer The Common Application.

December 04, 2018
Chelsoft Award
awards, scholarships, collegehealth, University News

Chelsoft Solutions Company Awards Scholarships to CIS and Big Data, Analytics Students

The result of a positive relationship with a company that hires University of Central Missouri graduates, four UCM graduate students were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships from Chelsoft Solutions Company, a global professional information technology services company in Kansas City.

December 04, 2018
Honorary Degree Recipients, Fall 2018
University News, alumni

UCM Honors Three Individuals Who Devoted Their Lives to Justice Dec. 8

With one award to be given posthumously, three former University of Central Missouri students who dedicated their college and professional careers to justice will be honored during commencement weekend, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8 in the Multipurpose Building.

December 03, 2018
Meera Penumetcha, Ph.D.
University News, collegehealth

UCM Researchers Collaborate with Students in Developing Lipid Oxidation Index for Foods

With help from a $10,000 grant, Meera Penumetcha, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Nutrition, Kinesiology and Psychology, is leading a study at the University of Central Missouri that will help further the understanding of dietary oxidized lipids.

November 29, 2018
Giving Tuesday - Thank You
studentsuccess, University News, alumni

Alumni Support for Giving Tuesday Generates Funds for Student Scholarships

With the help of a generous donation from Hutchinson, Kan., resident Dan Power, class of 1973 and 1974, the University of Central Missouri raised more than $43,000 to help fund student scholarships during a Giving Tuesday event conducted Nov. 27 by the university’s Alumni Foundation.

November 29, 2018
Lindsay Chapman
awards, University News, facstaff

UCM General Counsel Receives Missouri In-House Counsel Award

Missouri Lawyers Media recently recognized Lindsay Chapman, general counsel for the University of Central Missouri, as a recipient of a 2018 In-House Counsel Award. The awards breakfast and presentation took place Nov. 8 in Clayton, Mo.

November 27, 2018
awards, University News, collegehealth

Children's Mercy Hospital Recognizes UCM CHAMP Group as Volunteers of the Month

Leaders and members of the University of Central Missouri Children in Healthcare and Medical Play (CHAMP) organization are being recognized as Volunteers of the Month for November 2018 by Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

November 20, 2018
Dr. Jose Mercado
facstaff, University News

Longtime Academic Leader Mercado Becomes Dean of Harmon College Jan. 1

A dedicated educator who has served the University of Central Missouri and its students since 1988 today was named dean of the Adrian and Margaret Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies (HCBPS). Jose Mercado, Ph.D., who currently serves as chair of the School of Business Administration: Division of Business Analytics, assumes this post-Jan. 1, 2019.

November 17, 2018
Raj Nair
University News, events, collegehealth

Yotabites Co-founder Raj Nair Second Speaker in Big Data and Analytics Series Nov. 16

The University of Central Missouri’s Division of Business Analytics will host Raj Nair, chief executive officer and co-founder of Yotabites Consulting LLC, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in Ward Edwards 2020. Nair will discuss “The Role of Big Data and Analytics in a Digitized World.”

November 09, 2018
UCM Holiday Market 2018
University News, events

Get a Jump on Your Holiday Shopping and Shop Local

If you're worried about finding original and creative gifts for Christmas this year, look no further. The annual Holiday Market at the University of Central Missouri Elliott Student Union will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

November 09, 2018
State Farm Marketing Competition
awards, University News

UCM Team Claims Gold Award at Annual State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition

A team of two marketing students from the University of Central Missouri claimed the Gold Award for the Marketing Presentation at the 2018 State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition Friday, Nov. 2 at UCM.

November 08, 2018
UCM Mules 2 Team
awards, University News, collegehealth

UCM Teams Grab Two of Three Top Placements in Federal Reserve Bank-KC Code-A-Thon

For the second consecutive year, two student teams from the University of Central Missouri have finished in the top three positions at the annual Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Code-A-Thon. With top entries announced Thursday, Nov. 1, UCM captured first- and third-place honors among nine universities from six different states that participated in this highly competitive event.

November 06, 2018
Dr. Roger Best
University News, facstaff

Following Interim Appointment, Board Turns to Best to Lead UCM as President

Taking advantage of the University of Central Missouri’s internal administrative and leadership talent, the UCM Board of Governors today named Roger Best, Ph.D., the university’s 16th president.

November 05, 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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