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Change Not Easy, But Help Available for Veterans, Families in Transition

Those who serve in the military and who want to transition to a different career may find change is not easy, but there are plenty of people and organizations willing to help. That is the message former combat veteran and major in the United States Army, Ron Pierce, provided to men and women who heard his keynote remarks at the Veterans Summit Friday, Oct. 9 at the University of Central Missouri.

October 12, 2015
awards, University News

BestColleges.com Names Master's in Criminal Justice a Top Online Program

Having an outstanding reputation for quality criminal justice programs, the University of Central Missouri recently received recognition for its online master’s degree in the field. Following a review of similar programs for academic quality and student satisfaction, BestColleges.com named UCM 23rd on a list of 25 for the nation’s Top Online Master’s in Criminal Justice programs.

October 12, 2015
events, University News

UCM Performing Arts Series Presents The Lake Cottage Duo

The Performing Arts Series at the University of Central Missouri, in partnership with the Department of Music, presents The Lake Cottage Duo in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19 in Hart Recital Hall.

October 12, 2015
events, University News

UCM Hosts Annual Homecoming Celebration Oct. 23-24

The University of Central Missouri invites the community to join in the celebration of “Where Your Story Began” during the 2015 Homecoming celebration Oct. 23-24 as friends and alumni join UCM students and staff in a variety of activities.

October 12, 2015
events, University News

UCM to Host 2015 Festival of Champions Marching Band Competition

Young musicians and performers representing 32 high schools from Missouri and Kansas will participate in the 2015 Festival of Champions as the University of Central Missouri Department of Music hosts the annual marching band and drum line competition Saturday, Oct. 17.

October 07, 2015
University News

St. Louis Family Named UCM Family of the Year

The family of University of Central Missouri junior Keyontae Richardson, a social work major from St. Louis, was named UCM Family of the Year as part of UCM’s annual Family Weekend Oct. 3-4.

October 07, 2015
awards, University News

Talking Mules Sweep Tournament at Southwest Baptist University

The University of Central Missouri Talking Mules Speech and Debate Team took first place in Debate Sweepstakes, Individual Events Sweepstakes and Overall Sweepstakes in regional competition at the Bob R. Derryberry Memorial Speech and Debate Tournament hosted by Southwest Baptist University Oct. 3-4.

October 06, 2015
events, University News

Central Missouri Police Academy to Host Open House

The Central Missouri Police Academy at the University of Central Missouri will host an Open House at the academy, located at 200 Ming Street in Warrensburg, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.

October 01, 2015
University News

UCM Construction Management Students Contribute to Renovation of Warrensburg Landmark

Bringing expertise and a desire to serve the community to the table, a group of University of Central Missouri construction management students joined the Warrensburg Parks and Recreation Department, the city of Warrensburg and other partners in the revitalization of Lions Lake, a recreational area and community landmark at Southwest Drive and South Main Street in Warrensburg.

September 30, 2015
awards, University News

Bryant's Dedication to Communication at UCM Leads to Foster/Inglish PR Award

Marcy Bryant, a University of Central Missouri alumna, who has used her leadership and communication skills to serve both the Warrensburg community and the University of Central Missouri, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Foster/Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations.

September 30, 2015
University News

UCM Talking Mules Win Lincoln Douglas Division in Season Opener

The University of Central Missouri Talking Mules speech and debate team traveled to the Debates on a Plain Speech and Debate Tournament, at Hutchinson County Community College, Hutchinson, Kan., Sept. 26-27 to open the 2015-16 tournament season for the Talking Mules.

September 29, 2015
events, University News

Walkers Converge on UCM Saturday, Oct. 3 to Fight Cardiovascular Disease

Providing a park-like setting, the University of Central Missouri will host the annual Johnson County Heart Walk for the third consecutive year Saturday, Oct. 3. The annual event is expected to bring over 500 walkers to campus to raise funds to assist in the fight against cardiovascular disease.

September 29, 2015
events, University News

Workshop Oct. 24 Aids Military Personnel, Veterans in Transition to Civilian Life

Return With Purpose, a free one-day workshop designed to help military personnel and veterans identify barriers and take steps to help them make a smooth transition to civilian life, is returning to the University of Central Missouri.

September 29, 2015
awards, University News

Distinguished Alumni Dinner Honors Three Outstanding UCM Grads

The University of Central Missouri Office of Alumni Relations and Development will honor three graduates who have succeeded in areas such as politics and community service, military leadership, and business/education when it hosts the annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner Friday, Oct. 23.

September 24, 2015
University News

UCM Campus Embraces Green in Adopting Bystander Intervention Program

People may be seeing more green around the University of Central Missouri in the coming months. UCM is launching the national Green Dot Etc. model on campus, part of a strategy that relies on the power of cultural and peer influences to promote a bystander approach to prevent power-based personal violence.

September 21, 2015
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
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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
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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
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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
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Freshman Orientation Registration 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
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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
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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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