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University News, ucm150, archives

McClure Archives and University Museum Seeks COVID-19 Impact Submissions

Having an important role in educating the campus community and preserving historical materials that tell the university story, the McClure Archives and University Museum is gathering information about the impact of COVID-19 on the campus and surrounding communities.

April 27, 2020
UCM Science Student
University News, student success

Research Experiences at UCM, Faculty Support, Pays Off for University Chemistry Students

Research opportunities and strong interactions with faculty members at the undergraduate level are giving University of Central Missouri chemistry majors a leg up in pursuit of advanced degrees.

April 27, 2020
Micah Alpaugh, Ph.D.
CAHSS, University News

Alpaugh Named to Gilbert Chinard Book Prize Committee

Micah Alpaugh, Ph.D., associate professor of history at the University of Central Missouri, has been named to The Gilbert Chinard Book Prize Committee by The French Historical Studies, the leading English-language journal on French History. He will serve on the prize committee for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023.

April 24, 2020
Black Rocket Activities
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM Partners with Black Rocket to Offer Activities for Kids, Live Teachers and Summer Camps Preview

The University of Central Missouri is partnering with Black Rocket online learning company to offer free and low-cost virtual enrichment lessons as well as educational and interactive activities for children and adolescents. The online programs will be available throughout spring and summer 2020.

April 22, 2020
Masks for CMPA
cmpa, University News

Central Missouri Police Academy Benefits from Protective Mask Donations

While social distancing is requiring Central Missouri Police Academy to make adjustments in its training procedures, local agencies on the front line in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 are lending a hand through the donation of Personal Protective Equipment for use by cadets.

April 17, 2020
Skyhaven Airport
UCM Aviation, University News, skyhaven airport

CARES Act Leads to New Federal Funding to Aid UCM's Skyhaven Airport

As part of an unprecedented effort to provide immediate assistance to airports across the United States, the University of Central Missouri’s Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport will receive a $30,000 federal grant.

April 16, 2020
2020 Student Employee of the Year Finalists
University News, awards

Three UCM Students Honored Through Student Employee of the Year Awards

Dedication to a job well done paid off in the form of monetary awards ranging from $100 to $500 for three University of Central Missouri students who were the top finalists for Student Employee of the Year honors.

April 16, 2020
Randall Langston, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff

Experienced Educator Selected to Fill UCM's Lead Enrollment Management Role

A veteran college administrator who has contributed to a string of record enrollments at the Texas institution he currently serves, Randall Langston, Ph.D., has been tapped to lead the University of Central Missouri’s student recruitment efforts. He begins his new role as Executive Vice Provost for Enrollment Management on May 15.

April 16, 2020
Dawna Butterfield
awards, University News, facstaff

Butterfield Recognized with UCM's Highest Faculty Honor, the Byler Award

Dawna Lisa (Buchanan) Butterfield, a University of Central Missouri faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding achievement over a long, sustained period of time, is being recognized for her hard work and dedication to UCM and its students. The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs announces her selection for the 2020 Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 15, 2020
Dan Jensen, Ed.D.
University News, awards

Jensen Honored Through Governor's Award for Excellence in Education

Described by colleagues as a caring teacher, mentor and coach who strives to provide his students with real-world experience, Dan Jensen, Ed.D., is the University of Central Missouri’s 2020 recipient of the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education.

April 13, 2020
Georgi Popov, Ph.D.
University News, awards

Popov Honored as American Industrial Hygiene Association Fellow

In recognition of his efforts to improve workers’ health and safety and to advance the practice of industrial hygiene, University of Central Missouri faculty member Georgi Popov, Ph.D., is being recognized as a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

April 13, 2020
CADD Ear Guards
University News, CHST

UCM Students Producing Ear Guards to Bring Comfort to Healthcare Professionals, Others Who Wear Protective Gear

Two University of Central Missouri students have found an innovative way to provide relief for healthcare professionals who experience discomfort from extended use of protective masks.

April 07, 2020
Nikki Freeman
awards, University News

National Forensics Association Honors Freeman for Exemplary Service

A faculty member who has been a cheerleader for her students’ success at the University of Central Missouri has been honored by an organization that advances the forensics teaching profession. Nicole “Nikki” Freeman has received the National Forensics Association’s Eddie Myers Distinguished Service Award for Exemplary Service.

April 06, 2020
In This Together
University News, student success, Alumni Foundation, MuleNation

MuleNation, UCM Community 'In This Together' to Aid Struggling Students

Expressing a strong desire to help students through the challenges posed by this health crisis, the MuleNation network of engaged alumni and friends has reached out to the University of Central Missouri Alumni Foundation to partner in raising funds to provide much-needed assistance.

April 06, 2020
PBS Kids
KMOS-TV, University News

KMOS-TV to Provide Broadcast Schedule of Programs for Home-bound Students

Taking advantage of its catalog of general education programming, the KMOS-TV has modified its weekday broadcast schedule to include three hours of programs daily to assist students and their families while schools are closed during the current health emergency.

April 02, 2020
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
UCM Distinguished Alumni 2018
University News, ucmalumni, ucmblog

Meet UCM's Distinguished Alumni for 2018

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
ucmblog, studentsuccess, University News

Enjoy These Perks Around Campus for Graduate Education Week

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
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
State of the Union 2018
University News, ucmblog

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

Dr. Best Answers Your Questions via Instagram During #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

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
Chris Lang

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

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

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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