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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
events, University News

Trading Moon Pow Wow Returns to UCM Nov. 4

The University of Central Missouri Center for Religious Studies will host the third annual Trading Moon Pow Wow from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the UCM Student Recreation and Wellness Center.

October 27, 2017
University News

UCM Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Earns ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Science-Computer Science Option at the University of Central Missouri has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

October 24, 2017
University News

Homecoming 2017 Competition Results Announced

The University of Central Missouri’s 2017 Homecoming King and Queen were crowned during the Saturday, Oct. 14 celebration, “Show Me UCM.”

October 16, 2017
University News

UCM Launching New Veterans Upward Bound Program Serving 10 Counties

Supporting the men and women who have served this nation, a $1.3 million federal grant enables the University of Central Missouri to establish the university’s new Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program to serve eligible individuals in a 10-county region.

October 13, 2017
University News

UCM's Engineering Technology Program Earns ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree in the School of Technology at the University of Central Missouri has been accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

October 13, 2017
University News

Hartzler Touts MIC as 'Exemplary Model' for Providing Real-world Experience, Reducing Educational Cost, Helping Meet Workforce Needs

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler this week touted The Missouri Innovation (MIC) campus as an “exemplary model for Missouri and the rest of the country” because of its focus on accelerated college degrees, reducing student debt and providing paid internships that help students to become more competitive in today’s job market.

October 11, 2017
University News, events

Tech-savvy UCM, MIC Students Test Skill, Endurance During Kansas City Federal Reserve Code-A-Thon This Weekend

University of Central Missouri and Missouri Innovation Campus students put their computing skills to test against tech-savvy competitors from 15 other Midwestern universities when they participate in the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank’s Code-A-Thon this weekend, Oct. 13-15.

October 10, 2017
University News

Missouri National Guard Teams with UCM on Training, Creating Cyber Hub

Working with the military to address a need for well-trained technology professionals and citizen soldiers, the University of Central Missouri and the Missouri National Guard have signed a joint agreement that includes collaboration on cybersecurity curriculum, officer education, and development of future cyber technicians.

October 05, 2017
awards, University News

Five UCM Graduates Receive Highest Alumni Honor During 2017 Homecoming

Five special awards honoring outstanding University of Central Missouri alumni who have excelled in their careers and in service to others will be presented during the annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner Friday, Oct. 13 in the ballroom of the Elliott Student Union.

October 04, 2017
University News, events

UCM Celebrates Homecoming 2017, 'Show Me UCM'

The University of Central Missouri invites the community to join in the celebration of “Show Me UCM” during the 2017 Homecoming celebration Oct. 13-14 as friends and alumni join UCM students and staff in a variety of activities.

October 03, 2017
University News

Federal Grant Enables McNair Scholars to Prepare More Students for Grad Study

Serving as a UCM faculty member and director of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, Skip Crooker is one of a growing number of university graduates who have returned to higher education after completing this federally funded program.

September 29, 2017
events, University News

UCM Departments of Theatre and Dance, Music Present 'Footloose'

The University of Central Missouri Department of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Music present the musical production Footloose Oct. 4-8 in the James L. Highlander Theatre.

September 25, 2017
awards, University News

Calderon Family Recognized as UCM Family of the Year

The family of University of Central Missouri freshman Jose Calderon, Independence, was named the UCM Family of the Year as part of UCM’s annual Family Weekend Sept. 15-17.

September 19, 2017
Dr. Best Instagram Story
ucmblog

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
Handshake
ucmblog

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
ucmblog

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
ucmblog

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
ucmblog

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
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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