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Dolly Parton Signing Guitar
KMOS-TV, events, University News

Free Public Screenings in Sedalia, Warrensburg on Ken Burns' Documentary Chronicling History of Country Music

KMOS-TV, the University of Central Missouri’s public television station, is offering free preview screenings of Ken Burns’ documentary “Country Music” in Sedalia and in Warrensburg.

August 19, 2019
UCM Nursing Student
awards, nursing, University News

BestHealthDegrees.com Ranks UCM's Online MSN Fifth Most Affordable Program

Individuals who want to work in the health care industry and are seeking a quality, affordable education should consider the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the University of Central Missouri. The online educational information resource, BestHealthDegrees.com ranked the UCM program fifth on a list of the nation’s “10 Most Affordable Online MSN Degrees.”

August 16, 2019
UCM Seal
student success, University News

UCM Board Adopts Strategic Plan as Foundation for Meeting Goals

A new strategic plan that will serve as a foundation in helping to meet institutional goals over the next three to five years was approved by the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors when it met on campus Aug. 14. Driven by data, the plan is the result of an information-gathering process that included input from many university internal and external constituents.

August 15, 2019
Move-In Day at UCM
University News, student success, events

More Than 1,000 Students Arrive This Week for UCM Experience Kickoff

Beginning college can be intimidating for new students, but as the University of Central Missouri prepares for the first day of classes Aug. 19, it is continuing an annual program that will help freshman ease into campus life.

August 15, 2019
Airplane Cockpit Interior
UCM-LS, MIC, University News, UCM Aviation

UCM, Lee's Summit School District Seeking Members for Avionics Advisory Board

The University of Central Missouri-Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Summit Technology Academy are partnering to launch a new program focusing on avionics and unmanned aircraft systems (drones) career pathways.

August 13, 2019
Students at Get the Red Out
University News, events

Annual Get the Red Out Street Fair Sept. 5 Brings Campus, Community Together

A fun family event that brings the campus and local community together, the 2019 Get the Red Out street fair is planned for 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at the University of Central Missouri.

August 12, 2019
University of Central Missouri Administration Building
University News, awards

The Princeton Review Includes UCM Among "Best in the Midwest" Colleges, Universities

The Princeton Review®, an online resource that many individuals turn to for help in making choices about a college or university, has named the University of Central Missouri among the “Best in the Midwest” schools for pursuit of a higher education.

August 08, 2019
Welch-Schmidt Center
University News, awards

UCM Awarded Grant to Assist Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

The University of Central Missouri has been named a recipient of the 2019 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant program developed by the Parkinson Voice Project®, the only 501C (3) nonprofit organization in the world solely dedicated to helping people with Parkinson’s disease improve their speech and swallowing.

July 25, 2019
Susan Smedley
facstaff, University News

Marketing, Communications Leader from Texas Brings Experience to New Role as UCM VP

Following an extensive search, the University of Central Missouri announces that Susan Nelson Smedley, Baytown, Texas, is joining UCM as Vice President for Integrated Marketing and Communications. Smedley, whose professional career includes nearly 20 years of higher education communications experience as well as executive-level experience in private industry, begins her new role Aug. 16.

July 22, 2019
Boys and Girls Clubs members visit UCM Lee’s Summit
University News, UCM-LS, MIC

Kansas City Boys and Girls Club Members visit UCM Lee's Summit

Members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City visited the University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit campus July 16.

July 17, 2019
UCM Suit Up 2019
UCM-LS, events, University News

JCPenney's Suit Up Discounts Provide UCM Students with Up To 60 Percent Off Suits and Accessories on Sept. 8

Through Suit Up, JCPenney is offering UCM students up to 60 percent off all suits and accessories purchased from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Lee’s Summit store.

July 16, 2019
President Best Inauguration 2019
University News, scholarships, Foundation

Presidential Endowed Scholarship Seeks Funds to Support Incoming Freshmen

To celebrate the inauguration of President Roger Best and support his focus on impacting students’ lives, the UCM Alumni Foundation has established the University of Central Missouri’s first-ever Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

July 15, 2019
President's Lawn Concert 2018
University News, events

UCM Invites Community to President's Lawn Concert, Ice Cream Social

Enjoy a fun and relaxing summer evening outdoors at the University of Central Missouri’s annual President’s Lawn Concert on Monday, July 29.

July 11, 2019
Rene Burress and Matt King
awards, University News, facstaff

Burress, King Recognized by American Library Association During National Conference

Rene Burress, a University of Central Missouri faculty member, and Matthew (Matt) King, a graduate student at UCM, were honored by the oldest library association in the world, the American Library Association, during the group’s 2019 national conference, June 20-25 in Washington, D.C.

July 01, 2019
Elliott Student Union
events, University News

Children Invited to Beat Summer Heat Through ESU's Indoor Bounce House Jamboree

Area children are invited to take a break from the summer heat by participating in the Indoor Bounce House Jamboree 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, in the ballroom of the Elliott Student Union.

July 01, 2019
Chris Lang
ucmblog

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
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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