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Board Approves Re-Assignment of Individuals in Two Key Leadership Roles

In its closed session Friday, Nov. 17, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors approved two personnel actions that involve changes in duties for two key university administrators. These are strategic appointments designed to provide continuity as one administrator prepares to begin a new position elsewhere, while also helping the university through current and future budget planning amidst many funding challenges.

November 20, 2017
University News

Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Student-Directed Production of 'Not Waving'

The University of Central Missouri Department of Theatre and Dance presents its mainstage production of the award-winning play Not Waving by Richard Manley at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2 in the Black Box Theatre in Nickerson Hall.

November 17, 2017
University News

UCM to Host Holiday Open House Dec. 2

The University of Central Missouri will host a Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Achauer House, 314 S. Holden. Members of the campus and the local community are invited to attend the event, which is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

November 14, 2017
University News, awards

UCM Chapter of AIBD Earns Chapter of the Year Recognition

The University of Central Missouri student chapter of the American Institute of Building Design has been recognized as the AIBD Student Chapter of the Year for the second consecutive year.

November 10, 2017
facstaff, University News

UCM Provost Recommended for Presidency of Indiana State University

After serving the University of Central Missouri as provost-chief learning officer for five years, Deborah Curtis is being recommended for appointment as the 12th president of her alma mater, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Ind.

November 09, 2017
awards, University News

Professional Grounds Management Society Honors UCM for Second Consecutive Year

During the Professional Grounds Management Society’s (PGMS) annual exposition Oct. 20 in Louisville, Ky., UCM received the University and College Grounds (Large category) Green Star Awards® Honor Award for exceptional grounds maintenance.

November 09, 2017
events, University News

Greg 'Coach T' Thomas Named Keynote Speaker for 2018 MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner

University of Central Missouri alumnus Greg “Coach T” Thomas, a Kansas City area educator, coach, businessman and author, will be the keynote speaker for the University of Central Missouri’s 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom Scholarship Dinner, planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the Elliott Union ballroom.

November 08, 2017
University News

It's On Us Engages Students in Finding Solutions to End Sexual Violence

A group of University of Central Missouri students is putting engaged learning into practice as they respond to a nationwide call for college students and other individuals to join the conversation and become part of the solution to end sexual violence.

November 08, 2017
events, University News

UCM Department of Music Celebrates Steinway Anniversary with Concert, Dedication

The University of Central Missouri will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its designation as an All-Steinway School with a piano concert presented by the students and faculty of the Department of Music at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Hart Recital Hall.

November 06, 2017
awards, University News

Bergsieker Named NACA Central Outstanding Advisor of the Year

Emily Bergsieker, assistant director of student activities at the University of Central Missouri, was named NACA Central Outstanding Advisor of the Year at the National Association for Campus Activities Central regional conference in Oklahoma City.

November 02, 2017
University News, awards

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

A team of two marketing students from the University of Central Missouri claimed the Team Award for the highest combined scores in all three categories of competition at the 2017 State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition Friday, Oct. 20 at UCM.

November 02, 2017
University News

Gov. Greitens Appoints Ambrose to Midwestern Higher Education Compact

Utilizing his years of university leadership experience, University of Central Missouri President Charles Ambrose has received an appointment that allows him to collaborate with higher education leaders and stakeholders from a 12-state region.

October 31, 2017
events, University News

UCM Guest Lecturer to Discuss the Plague and the Reformation

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, the Department of History, Sociology, Anthropology, and Cross-Disciplinary Studies at the University of Central Missouri will host Kristy Wilson-Bowers, assistant professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia, who will present a talk titled "Dancing with Death: Plague and the Reformation" at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Twomey Auditorium.

October 30, 2017
University News

UCM Board Renews Two of Three Charter School Sponsorship Contracts

While agreeing to extend charter school contracts for Scuola Vita Nuova and Gordon Parks Elementary schools in Kansas City, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors voted Oct. 27 not to renew UCM’s sponsorship for Benjamin Banneker Charter Academy of Technology (BBCAT).

October 30, 2017
University News, awards

UCM Victorious, Captures Special Award in KC Federal Reserve Code-A-Thon

Using their technology skills in a competition with students from 15 other Midwestern colleges and universities, two teams from the University of Central Missouri captured first and second place in the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s Code-A-Thon.

October 30, 2017
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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