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collegebusiness, University News

S&P Continues Long-term "A+" UCM Bond Rating, Changes Outlook

In its annual review, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global ratings affirmed the University of Central Missouri’s bond rating of “A+” for all currently outstanding bonds and for two issues planned this fall.

July 03, 2018
facstaff, University News

UCM Board Appoints Best as Interim University President

The University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors is turning to an experienced academic and administrative leader on campus to serve as the university’s interim president.

July 03, 2018
University News, awards

Design, Planning Firm Gould Evans Honored with Architecture Award for MIC Project

Gould Evans, a nationally recognized design and planning firm in Kansas City that has worked on a variety of projects for the University of Central Missouri, was honored this month as a recipient of two Chicago Athenaeum 2018 American Architecture Awards. One of those awards was for Gould Evans’ work on the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) building in Lee’s Summit.

July 02, 2018
facstaff, University News, collegeeducation

UCM Higher Education Leader, Innovator Ambrose Accepts KnowledgeWorks Position

After providing leadership for the University of Central Missouri and serving as a strong proponent for opportunities to help all Missouri students succeed, UCM President Charles “Chuck” Ambrose today announced that he will be leaving his university position.

June 29, 2018
collegebusiness, University News

Lehr Chair Honoree Juan Williams Among Boys State Speakers

In addition to evening sessions featuring special presentations by a number of distinguished guest speakers, Fox News political analyst Juan Williams will accept the 2018 Lehr Memorial Chair when the University of Central Missouri hosts the 79th session of the American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 16-22.

June 15, 2018
cmpa, studentsuccess, University News, collegebusiness

Central Missouri Police Academy Spring Class of 2018 Achieves 100 Percent Hire Rate

The Central Missouri Police Academy (CMPA) spring class of 2018 will graduate on Thursday, June 12 with a hiring rate of 100 percent of those actively seeking a job in law enforcement.

June 06, 2018
collegehealth, University News

UCM Chemistry Program Receives ACS Recertification

The Chemistry program at the University of Central Missouri recently received recertification by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society.

May 24, 2018
financial aid, ucmalumni, University News, affordability

UCM Plans Launch of Gift of Success Campaign to Fund Scholarships

Recognizing that many students who have the talent and ambition to pursue a higher education may not achieve their college dream without financial support, the University of Central Missouri has announced plans to launch the Gift of Success Campaign for students in fall 2018.

May 15, 2018
facstaff, collegeeducation, awards, University News

Clements Receives UCM Outstanding Staff Award

Rachel Clements, Warrensburg, office professional in the Department of Middle, Secondary and Adult Education at the University of Central Missouri, received the Outstanding Staff Award at the annual UCM Staff Appreciation Breakfast May 9.

May 10, 2018
collegeeducation, University News

UCM Board Sets FY19 Budget, Affirms 'Department to School Restructuring Plan'

Pending future changes in state appropriations for Missouri’s public colleges and universities, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors has adopted its Fiscal Year 2019 budget, holding undergraduate resident tuition at a 1 percent increase, effective this fall. It also targets a $17.4 million budget reduction over FY18, based on the projected decrease in revenues and various mandatory cost increases.

May 02, 2018
studentsuccess, events, University News

UCM's Spring Commencement Weekend May 4-5 Features Five Ceremonies

The University of Central Missouri will honor its spring and summer 2018 graduates during commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, May 4-5 in the Multipurpose Building. A combined 2,166 undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to walk in these events.

May 01, 2018
awards, University News

UCM Students Reach Quarterfinals in National Collegiate Sales Competition

Two undergraduate marketing students from the University of Central Missouri each reached the quarterfinals in the 2018 National Collegiate Sales Competition April 3-6 at Kennesaw State University.

May 01, 2018
events, University News, collegearts

New York Times Best Selling Author Rachel Macy Stafford to Speak at UCM

New York Times Best-Selling Author and highly sought-after inspirational speaker Rachel Macy Stafford will speak at the University of Central Missouri at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3 in Hendricks Hall.

April 25, 2018
University News, awards

SGA Presents Kander with Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award

Former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander became the 33rd recipient of the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award presented by the University of Central Missouri Student Government Association in a ceremony April 19 in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library on the UCM campus.

April 23, 2018
University News, awards

UCM PR Program Inducts Three Into Its Hall of Fame

The University of Central Missouri public relations program inducted three deserving PR professionals into its UCM PR Hall of Fame at the UCM PR program’s second annual PRConnect alumni event Thursday, April 12 in Lee’s Summit.

April 20, 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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