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Faculty/Staff Awards, University News

Harris-Stowe President, Military and Veterans Leader Honored by SGA

A University of Central Missouri alumna who is the first woman to serve as president of Harris-Stowe State University and a UCM leader who is making a difference in the lives of active duty military students, veterans, and military dependents were recipients of annual awards presented by the Student Government Association on April 16. The awards ceremony took place at the Read and Relax area on the ground floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. Harris-Stowe’s 21st President, Dr. Latonia Collins Smith, received the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award and UCM’s Director of Military and Veteran Services, Courtney Swoboda, was presented the Walter Hicklin Excellence in Service Award.

April 19, 2024
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University News, Faculty Awards

Byler Faculty Award Honors Professor Boney's Impact on Students Engaged in Modern Languages Program

Described by professional colleagues as an energetic champion for students and a talented, dedicated and enthusiastic educator, Kristy Boney, Ph.D., is being honored as the 2024 recipient of the University of Central Missouri’s Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 18, 2024
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earth week, University News

University of Central Missouri Champions Sustainability During Earth Week, April 22-27

As Earth Week draws global focus to sustainable living, the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg will showcase a proactive lineup of events designed to not only promote environmental awareness but also demonstrate the university’s deep commitment to sustainability practices from April 22-27.

April 18, 2024
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University News, Faculty/Student Awards

Oak Grove and High Ridge Students Attending UCM Receive Prestigious Charno Awards Celebrating Their Accomplishments

Qualities that included outstanding academic achievements and service to the University of Central Missouri community contributed to the selection of two individuals who received the most prestigious honor presented to UCM students, the Charno Award. The award recipients were announced on April 11 during the 84th annual Who’s Who recognition ceremony in the Elliott Student Union.

April 16, 2024
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University News, History Program

UCM Faculty Instrumental in Conducting Seminar Teaching Educators How to Document Lives of African American Civil War Veterans

An opportunity made possible by collaborative efforts that include the University of Central Missouri, 20 educators who teach grades 7-12 at the area surrounding Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas participated in a professional development seminar on April 4 which enabled them to uncover information to document the life stories of African American Civil War veterans who are interred at the cemetery.

April 16, 2024
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UCM Music, UCM Theatre and Dance, University News

UCM Theatre and Dance and UCM Music Premiere Duke Ellington's 'Sacred Concert' April 18-21

University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance and UCM Music premiere Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concert” at the James L. Highlander Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and at 2 p.m. April 21. Tickets to the event are available now, and are free to students with valid UCM ID and to active duty military, veterans, and military families with military ID presented at the Box Office. The matinee on April 21 is a pay-what-you-can event.

April 15, 2024
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University News, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Students Take Second Place at Sales Competition Hosted by KU

Following up its first place finish the past two years, the University of Central Missouri sales team in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies was edged out by the University of Georgia and took second place in the 2024 King’s Hawaiian Sales Competition. This competitive event was hosted by the University of Kansas School of Business April 5-6.

April 11, 2024
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biology, Success Advising Center, University News, Military and Veteran Success Center

Missouri Governor's Visit Includes Campus Tours, Signing of New Book

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson had an opportunity to learn more about progress being made at the University of Central Missouri while also sharing discussing a new book, “No Turnin’ Back,” during a visit to campus on Monday, April 8.

April 09, 2024
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Human Resources, Faculty/Student Awards, University News

UCM Junior from Sweet Springs Receives Top Student Employee Award

Donavan Hoyes, a junior accounting major from Sweet Springs, has received the top honor in an annual program that recognizes exemplary student employees at the University of Central Missouri. Hoyes received the Student Employee of the Year award in the ceremony conducted on April 8 by UCM’s Office of Human Resources.

April 09, 2024
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UCM Athletics, University News

Jerry Hughes to be Inducted into MIAA Hall of Fame

Former longtime University of Central Missouri Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, the late Jerry Hughes, will be posthumously inducted into the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Hall of Fame as part of the 2024 enshrinement class, the conference office announced Thursday, April 4.

April 04, 2024
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University News, missouri safety center

Missouri Safety Center Receives Subaward to Help Develop Virtual De-Escalation Training Through Active Learning for Police Organizations

The University of Central Missouri has been included as a subaward recipient of the De-Escalation Training through Active Learning (DeTAL) Assessment and Research Center through Western Illinois University’s (WIU) Psychology Department. The cooperative agreement is through the United States Department of Justice COPS Office for the development of this cutting-edge virtual training center. The subaward of approximately $288,000 will be administered by the Missouri Safety Center at UCM.

April 02, 2024
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University News, missouri safety center

Missouri Safety Center Honors Gator Graphics Owner as First Recipient of Community Safety Award

An estimated 35,000 to 40,000 individuals who pass by a tall digital advertising sign north of the Highway 50 and Highway 13 intersection each day are getting an important safety reminder while the business owner who made it possible is getting recognition.

April 01, 2024
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University News, Design and Drafting Technology

UCM, Waubonsee Community College Articulation Agreement Supports Seamless Transfer from 2-Year to 4-Year Degree in Design and Drafting Technology

Transfer students pursuing careers in design and drafting have a new opportunity to seamlessly advance their higher education from a two-year to a four-year program thanks to a new articulation agreement between Waubonsee Community College (WCC) in Sugar Grove, Illinois, and the University of Central Missouri, with educational opportunities in Warrensburg and online.

March 28, 2024
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University News, UCM Theatre and Dance

UCM Division of Theatre and Dance Presents Senior Showcase 2024

The University of Central Missouri (UCM) Division of Theatre and Dance presents Senior Showcase 2024 on 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the James L. Highlander Theatre and at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, on the Jerome Stage at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Admission to both events is free. Doors open a half hour before each show for audiences to view performer headshots and resumes.

March 28, 2024
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University News, Board of Governors

Among Many Actions, UCM Governing Board Sets Tuition, Room and Board, Other Fees for FY 2025

In its March plenary session, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors approved increases in student instructional tuition and general fees for academic year 2025 that were below the national rate of inflation. These were among many actions taken during the meeting, including honoring three members of the UCM community.

March 28, 2024
latonia-collins-smith-courtney-swoboda
Faculty/Staff Awards, University News

Harris-Stowe President, Military and Veterans Leader Honored by SGA

A University of Central Missouri alumna who is the first woman to serve as president of Harris-Stowe State University and a UCM leader who is making a difference in the lives of active duty military students, veterans, and military dependents were recipients of annual awards presented by the Student Government Association on April 16. The awards ceremony took place at the Read and Relax area on the ground floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library. Harris-Stowe’s 21st President, Dr. Latonia Collins Smith, received the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award and UCM’s Director of Military and Veteran Services, Courtney Swoboda, was presented the Walter Hicklin Excellence in Service Award.

April 19, 2024
kristy-boney
University News, Faculty Awards

Byler Faculty Award Honors Professor Boney's Impact on Students Engaged in Modern Languages Program

Described by professional colleagues as an energetic champion for students and a talented, dedicated and enthusiastic educator, Kristy Boney, Ph.D., is being honored as the 2024 recipient of the University of Central Missouri’s Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 18, 2024
Green Earth with trees.
earth week, University News

University of Central Missouri Champions Sustainability During Earth Week, April 22-27

As Earth Week draws global focus to sustainable living, the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg will showcase a proactive lineup of events designed to not only promote environmental awareness but also demonstrate the university’s deep commitment to sustainability practices from April 22-27.

April 18, 2024
charno-award-winners-2024
University News, Faculty/Student Awards

Oak Grove and High Ridge Students Attending UCM Receive Prestigious Charno Awards Celebrating Their Accomplishments

Qualities that included outstanding academic achievements and service to the University of Central Missouri community contributed to the selection of two individuals who received the most prestigious honor presented to UCM students, the Charno Award. The award recipients were announced on April 11 during the 84th annual Who’s Who recognition ceremony in the Elliott Student Union.

April 16, 2024
lauren-hays-group
University News, History Program

UCM Faculty Instrumental in Conducting Seminar Teaching Educators How to Document Lives of African American Civil War Veterans

An opportunity made possible by collaborative efforts that include the University of Central Missouri, 20 educators who teach grades 7-12 at the area surrounding Fort Scott National Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas participated in a professional development seminar on April 4 which enabled them to uncover information to document the life stories of African American Civil War veterans who are interred at the cemetery.

April 16, 2024
duke-ellington-poster
UCM Music, UCM Theatre and Dance, University News

UCM Theatre and Dance and UCM Music Premiere Duke Ellington's 'Sacred Concert' April 18-21

University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance and UCM Music premiere Duke Ellington’s “Sacred Concert” at the James L. Highlander Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and at 2 p.m. April 21. Tickets to the event are available now, and are free to students with valid UCM ID and to active duty military, veterans, and military families with military ID presented at the Box Office. The matinee on April 21 is a pay-what-you-can event.

April 15, 2024
sales-team-photo
University News, Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies

Students Take Second Place at Sales Competition Hosted by KU

Following up its first place finish the past two years, the University of Central Missouri sales team in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies was edged out by the University of Georgia and took second place in the 2024 King’s Hawaiian Sales Competition. This competitive event was hosted by the University of Kansas School of Business April 5-6.

April 11, 2024
governor-at-biology-department
biology, Success Advising Center, University News, Military and Veteran Success Center

Missouri Governor's Visit Includes Campus Tours, Signing of New Book

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson had an opportunity to learn more about progress being made at the University of Central Missouri while also sharing discussing a new book, “No Turnin’ Back,” during a visit to campus on Monday, April 8.

April 09, 2024
student-employee-awards-2024
Human Resources, Faculty/Student Awards, University News

UCM Junior from Sweet Springs Receives Top Student Employee Award

Donavan Hoyes, a junior accounting major from Sweet Springs, has received the top honor in an annual program that recognizes exemplary student employees at the University of Central Missouri. Hoyes received the Student Employee of the Year award in the ceremony conducted on April 8 by UCM’s Office of Human Resources.

April 09, 2024
jerry-hughes-photo
UCM Athletics, University News

Jerry Hughes to be Inducted into MIAA Hall of Fame

Former longtime University of Central Missouri Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics, the late Jerry Hughes, will be posthumously inducted into the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Hall of Fame as part of the 2024 enshrinement class, the conference office announced Thursday, April 4.

April 04, 2024
missouri-safety-center-logo
University News, missouri safety center

Missouri Safety Center Receives Subaward to Help Develop Virtual De-Escalation Training Through Active Learning for Police Organizations

The University of Central Missouri has been included as a subaward recipient of the De-Escalation Training through Active Learning (DeTAL) Assessment and Research Center through Western Illinois University’s (WIU) Psychology Department. The cooperative agreement is through the United States Department of Justice COPS Office for the development of this cutting-edge virtual training center. The subaward of approximately $288,000 will be administered by the Missouri Safety Center at UCM.

April 02, 2024
traffic-safety-award-wille-group-photo
University News, missouri safety center

Missouri Safety Center Honors Gator Graphics Owner as First Recipient of Community Safety Award

An estimated 35,000 to 40,000 individuals who pass by a tall digital advertising sign north of the Highway 50 and Highway 13 intersection each day are getting an important safety reminder while the business owner who made it possible is getting recognition.

April 01, 2024
design-and-drafting-photo
University News, Design and Drafting Technology

UCM, Waubonsee Community College Articulation Agreement Supports Seamless Transfer from 2-Year to 4-Year Degree in Design and Drafting Technology

Transfer students pursuing careers in design and drafting have a new opportunity to seamlessly advance their higher education from a two-year to a four-year program thanks to a new articulation agreement between Waubonsee Community College (WCC) in Sugar Grove, Illinois, and the University of Central Missouri, with educational opportunities in Warrensburg and online.

March 28, 2024
senior-showcase-graphic
University News, UCM Theatre and Dance

UCM Division of Theatre and Dance Presents Senior Showcase 2024

The University of Central Missouri (UCM) Division of Theatre and Dance presents Senior Showcase 2024 on 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the James L. Highlander Theatre and at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, on the Jerome Stage at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Admission to both events is free. Doors open a half hour before each show for audiences to view performer headshots and resumes.

March 28, 2024
board-of-governors-awards-march-2024
University News, Board of Governors

Among Many Actions, UCM Governing Board Sets Tuition, Room and Board, Other Fees for FY 2025

In its March plenary session, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors approved increases in student instructional tuition and general fees for academic year 2025 that were below the national rate of inflation. These were among many actions taken during the meeting, including honoring three members of the UCM community.

March 28, 2024

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