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UCM Division of Art and Design Presents Faculty, Artist in Residence Exhibitions Beginning Aug. 14

The University of Central Missouri Art Center Galleries has announced two exhibitions, “The Faculty Show” and “Continues to Flicker,” to be presented free and open to the public Aug. 14 through Sept. 16 on the UCM campus. Admission to these events is free and all who are interested are welcome to attend.

August 02, 2023
missouri safety center, University News

Sedalia Police Department Donates Former Patrol Car to Missouri Safety Center

A collaboration that will enhance learning experiences for individuals seeking law enforcement careers, the Sedalia Police Department has donated a used patrol car to the Missouri Safety Center at the University of Central Missouri. The formal presentation event took place the same week a group of 27 Central Missouri Police Academy (CMPA) cadets began a training program that will allow them to utilize the car at the Safety Center’s Highway Safety Instructional Park, south of UCM’s main campus in Warrensburg.

July 24, 2023
University News, skyhaven airport

HB 19 Includes Funds for Local Economic Development, UCM Aviation Self-service Fuel Accessibility

Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s recent signing of sections of the Appropriations HB 19 marks a significant milestone for economic growth in the Warrensburg area. We are pleased to announce that two crucial provisions within the bill, section 19.416 and section 19.321, have been approved, paving the way for substantial advancements in infrastructure and self-service fuel accessibility.

July 18, 2023
University News, UCM Board of Governors

UCM Board of Governors Member, Marvin E. Wright, Passes Away

Remembered for his dedication, commitment and the many contributions made in service to students, faculty and staff at the University of Central Missouri, Marvin E. “Bunky” Wright, Columbia, passed away on Friday, July 14 after an illness. A longtime attorney who served various public and private higher education institutions in Missouri, he was nearing his 14th consecutive year as a member of the UCM Board of Governors at the time of his passing.

July 17, 2023
Missouri innovation campus, University News

Missouri Innovation Campus Program Prepares Students to Thrive in Today's Work Environment by Engaging Business Partners

Since its launch over a decade ago, the Missouri Innovation Campus program has been recognized for successfully connecting businesses to a trained workforce. To make sure coursework aligns with workplace needs, MIC program instructors collaborate with business partners on a regular basis to develop and review competencies for each degree program.

July 10, 2023
University News, Workforce Development, nursing

UCM Poised to Help Missouri Deliver on HB 417 Promise for Upskill Credential Training

Creating a new “Upskill Credential” workforce training program, Missouri House Bill 417 will position the state’s businesses to better address obstacles that impact their growth and profitability with assistance from institutions such as the University of Central Missouri.

July 07, 2023
UCM Board of Governors, University News

Missouri Governor Names Student from Hermann to UCM's Governing Board

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson this week announced the appointment of Hadley Oden, Hermann, Missouri, as a student member of the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors. She will serve a term ending Dec. 31, 2023, and until her successor is named, and fills a position previously held by Zachary Racy, a Riverside, Missouri, student who recently graduated from UCM.

July 06, 2023
University News, Office of General Counsel

Weiss Joins UCM as Assistant General Counsel

The University of Central Missouri announces a recent hire within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). Holly Weiss has joined the OGC as Assistant General Counsel.

July 06, 2023
University News, Intercollegiate Athletics

Best's Post as MIAA CEO Council Chair Adds New Opportunity for Service to Student-Athletes

Demonstrating his commitment to strong academics and opportunities for student-athletes, University of Central Missouri President Roger Best is in a good position to share his passion for both, not only through his position at UCM, but also as the new chair of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) CEO Council. Best was elected to the two-year post that began July 1, 2023, adding yet another leadership role to a career that has already had an impact on college athletes.

July 05, 2023
Military and Veteran Success Center, University News

UCM Hosts 16 Missouri Colleges and Universities a Part of MOVES to Focus on Military-Affiliated Programming and Training

Continuing its strong focus on serving the needs of the men and women who put their lives on the line for this nation, the University of Central Missouri’s Military and Veterans Success Center in June hosted an in-person training day that brought many military support organizations, colleges and universities together for the benefit of students.

June 23, 2023
Faculty Awards, University News, Theatre and Dance

Scully Named Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Professor of Theatre for 2023-2026

The University of Central Missouri College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Aaron Scully, assistant professor of theatre, has been named the Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Professor of Theatre for 2023-2026.

June 23, 2023
Intercollegiate Athletics, University News

Syed Moinuddin Named Next UCM Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Central Missouri Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Matt Howdeshell has tabbed Syed Moinuddin as the next Associate Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, it was announced Thursday, June 22.

June 22, 2023
Office of Technology, University News

InfoComm 2023 Display Highlights UCM as Case Study in Technologically Transforming Classrooms

Amid a myriad of technology displays individuals who attended InfoComm 2023 in Orlando, Florida, June 10-16 had the opportunity to learn more about the University of Central Missouri’s relationship with Sony and the power and engagement of artificial intelligence (AI) to help transform the learning experience.

June 22, 2023
University News, Faculty

Professor Staab's New Book Examines the Originalist Jurisprudence of Hugo Black, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas and the Limits of Constraint

A new book by a University of Central Missouri professor profiles three prominent United States Supreme Court “originalists” suggesting that in actual practice this approach to legal decision making does not deliver on its promise of being free of personal philosophy and discretion. While originalists have looked to the text and original meaning of the Constitution as a clear and objective approach for jurisprudence, the author notes that these three originalist justices would likely have come to different conclusions on a variety of legal matters if they all served on the same court together.

June 19, 2023
UCM Alumni Foundation, ucmalumni, UCM Advantage Scholars, University News

Gift from UCM Alumnus Gives Underserved Students Advantage for Success

Contributing to the success of underserved students, Michael S. Harding, a 1973 University of Central Missouri graduate who grew up in St. Louis, has established the Harding Family UCM Advantage Scholars Endowment with a $250,0000 gift to fund a comprehensive college access and completion program for UCM’s incoming freshmen.

June 15, 2023
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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