Robert Page
scholarships, events, University News, studentsuccess

UCM Alumnus, MCC Inclusion Officer Presents MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner Address

University of Central Missouri alumnus Robert N. Page, Jr., executive director for equity and inclusion at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Kansas City, will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Scholarship Dinner.

December 10, 2018
UCM Commencement
events, University News

Three Ceremonies Highlight UCM's Fall 2018 Commencement Dec. 7-8

A highlight in the lives of nearly 1,000 students who are preparing for professional careers, the University of Central Missouri will conduct its fall 2018 Commencement exercises Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8 at the Multipurpose Building.

December 05, 2018
Common App
University News, admissions, student success

Common App Expands Opportunities for Students to Enroll at UCM, Extends National Reach

Taking advantage of new technological resources to help make enrollment as simple as possible, the University of Central Missouri has joined more than 800 public and private colleges and universities nationwide to offer The Common Application.

December 04, 2018
Chelsoft Award
collegehealth, scholarships, University News, awards

Chelsoft Solutions Company Awards Scholarships to CIS and Big Data, Analytics Students

The result of a positive relationship with a company that hires University of Central Missouri graduates, four UCM graduate students were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships from Chelsoft Solutions Company, a global professional information technology services company in Kansas City.

December 04, 2018
Honorary Degree Recipients, Fall 2018
alumni, University News

UCM Honors Three Individuals Who Devoted Their Lives to Justice Dec. 8

With one award to be given posthumously, three former University of Central Missouri students who dedicated their college and professional careers to justice will be honored during commencement weekend, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8 in the Multipurpose Building.

December 03, 2018
Meera Penumetcha, Ph.D.
University News, collegehealth

UCM Researchers Collaborate with Students in Developing Lipid Oxidation Index for Foods

With help from a $10,000 grant, Meera Penumetcha, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Nutrition, Kinesiology and Psychology, is leading a study at the University of Central Missouri that will help further the understanding of dietary oxidized lipids.

November 29, 2018
Giving Tuesday - Thank You
University News, alumni, studentsuccess

Alumni Support for Giving Tuesday Generates Funds for Student Scholarships

With the help of a generous donation from Hutchinson, Kan., resident Dan Power, class of 1973 and 1974, the University of Central Missouri raised more than $43,000 to help fund student scholarships during a Giving Tuesday event conducted Nov. 27 by the university’s Alumni Foundation.

November 29, 2018
Lindsay Chapman
awards, facstaff, University News

UCM General Counsel Receives Missouri In-House Counsel Award

Missouri Lawyers Media recently recognized Lindsay Chapman, general counsel for the University of Central Missouri, as a recipient of a 2018 In-House Counsel Award. The awards breakfast and presentation took place Nov. 8 in Clayton, Mo.

November 27, 2018
awards, University News, collegehealth

Children's Mercy Hospital Recognizes UCM CHAMP Group as Volunteers of the Month

Leaders and members of the University of Central Missouri Children in Healthcare and Medical Play (CHAMP) organization are being recognized as Volunteers of the Month for November 2018 by Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

November 20, 2018
Dr. Jose Mercado
University News, facstaff

Longtime Academic Leader Mercado Becomes Dean of Harmon College Jan. 1

A dedicated educator who has served the University of Central Missouri and its students since 1988 today was named dean of the Adrian and Margaret Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies (HCBPS). Jose Mercado, Ph.D., who currently serves as chair of the School of Business Administration: Division of Business Analytics, assumes this post-Jan. 1, 2019.

November 17, 2018
Raj Nair
University News, events, collegehealth

Yotabites Co-founder Raj Nair Second Speaker in Big Data and Analytics Series Nov. 16

The University of Central Missouri’s Division of Business Analytics will host Raj Nair, chief executive officer and co-founder of Yotabites Consulting LLC, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in Ward Edwards 2020. Nair will discuss “The Role of Big Data and Analytics in a Digitized World.”

November 09, 2018
UCM Holiday Market 2018
University News, events

Get a Jump on Your Holiday Shopping and Shop Local

If you're worried about finding original and creative gifts for Christmas this year, look no further. The annual Holiday Market at the University of Central Missouri Elliott Student Union will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

November 09, 2018
State Farm Marketing Competition
University News, awards

UCM Team Claims Gold Award at Annual State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition

A team of two marketing students from the University of Central Missouri claimed the Gold Award for the Marketing Presentation at the 2018 State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition Friday, Nov. 2 at UCM.

November 08, 2018
UCM Mules 2 Team
collegehealth, University News, awards

UCM Teams Grab Two of Three Top Placements in Federal Reserve Bank-KC Code-A-Thon

For the second consecutive year, two student teams from the University of Central Missouri have finished in the top three positions at the annual Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Code-A-Thon. With top entries announced Thursday, Nov. 1, UCM captured first- and third-place honors among nine universities from six different states that participated in this highly competitive event.

November 06, 2018
Dr. Roger Best
facstaff, University News

Following Interim Appointment, Board Turns to Best to Lead UCM as President

Taking advantage of the University of Central Missouri’s internal administrative and leadership talent, the UCM Board of Governors today named Roger Best, Ph.D., the university’s 16th president.

November 05, 2018
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Five Questions

The Five Real Questions to Ponder When Deciding on a College

Choosing the right college is a big deal, and it may be your first exercise in value, cost and quality reasoning. You have a lot of variables to look at. Be sure to dig deeper to find the right college to meet your needs. Consider these real questions when you’re shopping for the right college

November 12, 2018
Marlesha Whitt
studentsuccess, ucmblog

Interior Design Major Finds Success as First-Generation Student at UCM

Marlesha Whitt, a first-generation student from St. Louis studying interior design at UCM, is very grateful for the impact the UCM Alumni Foundation has had on her success.

November 06, 2018
Legacy at UCM
alumni, ucmblog

UCM Legacy Creates Kindred Connections

You may have heard the term “legacy family,” but what does it really mean? At the most basic definition, legacy families are students and alumni whose families, including parents, grandparents and/or siblings, attended or currently attend UCM. It’s through these families that the heritage of UCM passes from generation to generation.

November 01, 2018
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

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

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

#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

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

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
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