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University of Central Missouri
Administration 302
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4640
Fax: 660-543-4943


CentralNet Helps Parents Overseas Make Important Connection

Contact: Jeff Murphy
While area residents serving the United States military may miss being with their families this holiday season, UCM is cooperating with one local business to ensure parents don’t miss their children's dance pageant.

The university is working with Center Stage Academy of the Performing Arts in Warrensburg to make it possible for at least four area men and women serving overseas to watch their children perform via streaming video in the The Nutcracker at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in Hendricks Hall.

Mike Jeffries, director of CentralNet, is working with Center Stage to make the connection possible. He said his office is pleased to be a part of the effort. He noted that some of the individuals involved are affiliated with Whiteman Air Force Base.

“We’ll be using the Adobe Connect server to allow our local servicemen and women to watch their children perform,” Jeffries said. “We’re also hoping to provide an opportunity for kids in the program to talk to their parents before the performance begins.”

CentralNetpromotes and manages the effective use of technology within the university setting by developing collaborative relationships within UCM and between the university and its constituents. CentralNet is responsible for the management and support of the Blackboard Course Management System, Adobe Connect, RealPlayer video streaming players, ITunes U, podcasting, and oversight for all the video teleconferencing facilities on campus.

For more information about CentralNet, call Jeffries at 660-543-8203.