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Anthony Fantino
ucmblog, collegehealth, University News

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
ucmblog, University News, ucmalumni

UCM Honors Five Distinguished Alumni During 2018 Homecoming, Oct. 26-27

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, 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
events, University News

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
collegehealth, University News

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
University News, events

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
studentsuccess, University News

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
studentsuccess, ucmblog, University News

UCM Celebrates Graduate Education Week Oct. 15-19

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, ucmblog, 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
Admin Building
studentsuccess, University News

UCM Receives $2.7 Million Grant Building Momentum in Student Retention, Completion

Validating the University of Central Missouri’s efforts to increase retention and help more students cross the degree finish line, the university is receiving a $2.7 million federal grant to aid in developing its student success continuum over a five-year period.

October 05, 2018
Success Advising Center
events, studentssuccess, University News

UCM Celebrates Success Advising Center with Grand Opening Oct. 10

Members of the campus and local community have an opportunity to learn more about this new facility and its goals during the grand opening at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the Elliott Student Union.

October 03, 2018
Doctor Greeting Patient
facstaff, University News

Board Approves Healthcare Insurance Rates

While continuing to keep costs as low as possible and provide quality coverage, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors approved accepting a zero percent rate change in one of the employee healthcare insurance plan options and a 1.83 percent rate increase in the remaining two options from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City for the 2019 benefit year.

September 26, 2018
KMOS Emmy Winners 2018
awards, University News

KMOS-TV Receives Regional Emmy Award

The KMOS-TV production “Missouri Life” was recognized by the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as Best Magazine Program in a ceremony Saturday, Sept. 22.

September 24, 2018
Greater Kansas City MetroLab Partnership
MIC, collegehealth, University News

UCM-Lee's Summit Joins Greater Kansas City MetroLab Partnership and Launches Gigabit Lab Program at Missouri Innovation Campus

The University of Central Missouri has joined the Greater Kansas City MetroLab Partnership and launched a Gigabit Lab to help create gigabit applications in education, cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and the healthcare industry.

September 17, 2018
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Anthony Fantino
ucmblog, collegehealth, University News

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
ucmblog, University News, ucmalumni

UCM Honors Five Distinguished Alumni During 2018 Homecoming, Oct. 26-27

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 Jack o'Lantern
ucmblog

UCM-Themed Jack o' Lantern Stencils will Brighten Up Your Halloween

Looking to add a little Mule Pride to your Halloween festivities? Enjoy these eight printable UCM-themed Jack o' Lantern stencils and add some school spirit to your holiday.

October 11, 2018
Graduate Students at UCM
studentsuccess, ucmblog, University News

UCM Celebrates Graduate Education Week Oct. 15-19

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
Job Interview
ucmblog

Top 10 Questions to Expect in Your Job Interview

Interviews are coming. Here's how to prep for your interview season.

October 09, 2018
Lover Chancler
studentsuccess, ucmblog, 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
UCM Homecoming Parade Cheerleaders
ucmblog

#AlwaysAMule - Connect with UCM During Homecoming 2018

As we welcome UCM students, alumni and community members to Homecoming 2018, we want to connect with you and share the Homecoming moments you’ll never forget. Take a look at how you can share your pics, videos and social media posts with the rest of Mule Nation during the biggest campus celebration of the year.

September 05, 2018
Keshav Bhattarai
ucmblog, University News

Bhattarai's Fulbright Experience to Nepal Addresses Urban Planning Issues

Keshav Bhattarai, Ph.D., a professor of geography at the University of Central Missouri, most recently visited Nepal with plans to use his knowledge and experience in urban planning to help make a difference in the rapidly changing country.

August 30, 2018
State of the Union 2018
ucmblog, University News

Watch the 2018 State of University Address

University of Central Missouri Interim President Roger Best presented the 2018 State of the University Address on Wednesday, Aug. 22, before a crowd of more than 300 UCM faculty, staff and students in the James L. Highlander Theatre.

August 23, 2018
Dr. Best Instagram Story
ucmblog

View Dr. Best's Video Responses from the #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
Job Interview
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 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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