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UCM Board Renews Two Charter School Agreements, Approves New Safety-Related Degree

A new Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Safety, and Risk Management degree, a study abroad fee, on-call construction services agreement, and renewal of agreements with two university-sponsored charter schools were approved by the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors when it met Oct. 26.

November 01, 2018
Natalie Peirce Award
awards, University News

Peirce Becomes Third Consecutive UCM Member to Earn Prestigious NACADA Academic Advising Award

For the third consecutive year, one of the University of Central Missouri’s academic advisors has been selected to receive an outstanding international academic advising award.

October 25, 2018
UCM Theatre 2018-19 Season
University News, events, collegearts

UCM Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Studio Theatre One-Acts

Enjoy an evening of entertainment as the University of Central Missouri presents an evening of Studio One-Acts in the Black Box Theatre at Nickerson Hall. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov.1-3.

October 25, 2018
Hack U Iowa Competition
collegehealth, awards, University News

UCM Students Recognized for Success at University of Iowa Hackathon

Four University of Central Missouri graduate students were recently recognized by faculty members in the Computer Information Systems and Analytics Division for their category win at an annual two-day Hackathon at the University of Iowa, Oct. 6-7.

October 24, 2018
Administration Building
University News, events

Students Have Opportunity to Pitch Business Ideas to KC Entrepreneur Barnett Helzberg, Jr.

University of Central Missouri students who have great ideas for a startup business could win an opportunity to pitch those ideas to successful Kansas City entrepreneur, business mentor and philanthropist, Barnett Helzberg, Jr.

October 24, 2018
Anthony Fantino
University News, collegehealth

Student, Faculty Research Leads to Joint Publication in Materials Letters

As a first-generation student from Independence, Anthony Fatino whetted his appetite for scientific research early in his undergraduate studies working collaboratively with chemistry faculty members at the University of Central Missouri. As he continues to fulfill this passion five years later, he is watching the fruit of his early college experiences pay off with a research article published in the scientific journal, “Materials Letters.” This is happening as his UCM co-authors and mentors continue to press on furthering study of a new way to detect metal ions in aqueous solution.

October 22, 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 Quad with Students
University News, Rankings, awards

UCM's Bachelor's Degree in Actuarial Science Considered a "Best Value"

Through its Actuarial Science and Statistics Program, the University of Central Missouri has been graduating students for decades who are qualified to meet the growing demand for these skilled professionals. Such dedication to this field most recently earned UCM recognition for having one of the Top 50 Best Value Bachelor of Actuarial Science Programs in 2018 by Value Colleges. UCM’s actuarial program was ranked 37th in the nation.

October 17, 2018
UCM Farm
University News

Federal Grant Enables UCM to Create New Graduate Certificate Program Targeted Towards Dual Credit Agriculture Teachers

Development of a new graduate certificate program that University of Central Missouri agriculture faculty members describe as a “win-win” opportunity for high school teachers of dual credit agriculture courses, their students, and the university, is being made possible by a $150,000 federal grant.

October 17, 2018
MASL Event
University News, events

Missouri K-12 School Librarians Converge on MIC for Fall Conference

K-12 school librarians from across the state got a look at The Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) this month as it served as the host site for the Missouri Association of School Librarians’ (MASL) Fall Professional Development Conference, Oct. 6.

October 16, 2018
MONG Cybersecurity
University News, collegehealth

Students, National Guard Members Train Together to Combat Cyber Attacks

Building upon its cybersecurity training partnership with the Missouri National Guard, the University of Central Missouri participated in a joint exercise with the Guard Saturday, Oct. 13 to help enhance the practical learning environment in the area of cyber defense education.

October 16, 2018
Paul Boal
events, University News

Big Data Guest Speaker Series Launches Oct. 19 with Presentation by Amitech Solutions VP

The University of Central Missouri’s Division of Business Analytics is offering the free presentation, “The Analytics Evolution and What You Need to Know.” The program features guest speaker Paul Boal, vice president of Amitech Solutions, St. Louis, and begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct, 19 in Ward Edwards 2020.

October 15, 2018
SAC Ribbon Cutting
University News, studentsuccess

Facility That Embodies UCM's Commitment to Student Success Celebrates Grand Opening

The grand opening of the Success Advising Center (SAC), representing the physical embodiment of the University of Central Missouri’s commitment to students, was celebrated Oct. 10 on the lower level of the Elliott Student Union.

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
Lover Chancler
studentsuccess, University News

Chancler Moving The Center Forward with Focus on Multiculturalism and Inclusivity

After being part of a group that provided initial input to help launch the Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity, now known as The Center, Lover Chancler has assumed a key leadership role in moving this important area forward at the University of Central Missouri.

October 08, 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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