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Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, Unity Week, University News

Arun Gandhi to be Featured Speaker for UCM's Unity Week

Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, the historic leader of the independence movement in British-ruled India, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Hendricks Hall at the University of Central Missouri.

February 02, 2016
Wind Ensemble, University News, Carnegie Hall, Department of Music, Concert Choir

UCM Student Vocal, Wind Ensembles to Perform at New York's Carnegie Hall

Student musicians with the Wind Ensemble and Concert Choir in the Department of Music at the University of Central Missouri will perform in concert at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.

February 01, 2016
Jerry Hughes, Athletic Director, Missouri Sports Legend Award, University News

Gathering Honors Hughes, Celebrates His Enshrinement as Missouri Sports Legend

Before Athletic Director Jerry Hughes was honored as recipient of the Missouri Sports Legend Award by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Sunday, Jan. 31, a number of alumni, athletic staff, and other members of the University of Central Missouri community took time to congratulate him during a gathering at SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza Saturday evening. University of Central Missouri President Charles Ambrose and his wife, Kris, hosted the event at The Crossing – South at Holden, immediately after Mules and Jennies victories at the Multipurpose Building.

February 01, 2016
Goos
student success, Karen D. Goos, University News, assistant vice provost for enrollment management

MCC-Longview Administrator Fills Assistant VP Post in Enrollment Management

Filling a position that will contribute to student success at the University of Central Missouri, an administrator at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) - Longview, Karen D. Goos, Ed.D., becomes UCM’s new assistant vice provost for enrollment management, effective April 1.

January 29, 2016
Award winners
Department of Theatre and Dance, University News, Kennedy Center American College Region V Theatre Festival

UCM Theatre Students Claim Multiple Awards at Kennedy Center Region V Festival

The University of Central Missouri Department of Theatre and Dance received several honors at the Kennedy Center American College Region V Theatre Festival in Jan. 17-23 Minneapolis.

January 27, 2016
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THRIVE, Missouri Governors Council on Disability Inclusion Award, University News, awards

UCM's THRIVE Program Receives Missouri Governors Council on Disability Inclusion Award

The University of Central Missouri’s THRIVE program has been named the recipient of the 2015 Missouri Governor’s Council on Disability Inclusion Award.

January 26, 2016
Klimek
Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year, University News, Janice Klimek

Klimek Named MSCPA Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year

Janice Klimek, Ph.D., CPA, professor of accountancy in the School of Accountancy and Computer Information Systems in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies at the University of Central Missouri, has been named the recipient of the Impact Award from the Missouri Society of CPAs. The society named her Missouri’s 2015 Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year. Klimek received award at the MSCPA’s Awards Celebration Nov. 12, 2015, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.

January 26, 2016
Bus
Shuttle Service, University News, bus, Vinyl Wraps, Learning to a Greater Degree

Vinyl Wraps Allow Shuttle Service to Double as Mobile Message Provider

Motorists traveling between Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit are getting a lot of exposure to the University of Central Missouri, with UCM finding a creative way to take the Learning to a Greater Degree message into the streets and highways of west central Missouri .

January 26, 2016
Marla
University News, Marla J. Selvidge

Professor Emerita Marla J. Selvidge Publishes Two Books

“Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners” by Anita Price Davis, Charles A. Dana Professor of Education Emerita at Converse College, Spartanburg, S.C, and Marla J. Selvidge, Ph.D., professor emerita of religious studies at UCM, was published by McFarland Press in December, 2015. It chronicles the lives and accomplishments of all of the female Nobel Peace Prize Winners from 1905-2014. Author and educator, Regina Birchem, wrote the Forward.

January 26, 2016
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Curtis Cooper, University News, Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, 22 Million Digit Mersenne Prime Number

UCM Professor Finds Record 22 Million Digit Mersenne Prime Number

A University of Central Missouri professor who has been involved in a 20-year-long continuous research project with a global network of individuals using computer processors, has discovered the world’s largest known prime number. It was found on a computer at UCM - Lee’s Summit.

January 21, 2016
Award Recipients
Cynthia Johnson, Elliott Union ballroom, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Scholarship Dinner, University News

UCM Alumna Cynthia Johnson Brings Message of Hope to MLK Celebration

Cynthia Johnson brought her message home Tuesday evening as the keynote speaker for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Scholarship Dinner in the Elliott Union ballroom. The event is the highlight of the university’s annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. King.

January 21, 2016
MLK award
Community Service Award, University News, Daphanie Parks, Todd Hamann Memorial Foundation, Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Local Foundation, Student Recognized with MLK Community Service Awards

The University of Central Missouri and the Greater Warrensburg Area Chamber of Commerce recognized the Todd Hamann Memorial Foundation and Chilhowee High School Senior Daphanie Parks with the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Services Awards at the monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 13.

January 15, 2016
Wee Trio
concert, The Wee Trio, hart recital hall, University News, Performing Arts Series

Performing Arts Series Presents The Wee Trio in Concert

The Performing Arts Series at the University of Central Missouri presents The Wee Trio In Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in Hart Recital Hall. The presentation is part of the PAS Guest Artist Series.

January 15, 2016
veterans, University News, Return With Purpose, military

Workshop Assists Service Members, Veterans, Reservists and Their Spouses

Return With Purpose, a free workshop that will help military personnel and veterans identify barriers in order to make a smooth transition from active duty to civilian life, is planned for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the University of Central Missouri. Registration is now being accepted for the one-day session, which takes place in Room 235 of the Elliott Student Union.

January 14, 2016
Cynthia Johnson
UCM Freedom Scholarship Dinner, University News, Keynote Speaker, Cynthia Johnson, ucmalumni

UCM Alumna Cynthia Johnson Named Keynote Speaker for 2016 UCM Freedom Scholarship Dinner

Kansas City educator and nationally recognized speaker and consultant Cynthia “Mama J” Johnson will be the keynote speaker for the University of Central Missouri’s annual Freedom Scholarship Dinner, planned for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, in the Elliott Student Union ballroom. The event is the highlight of the university’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, “Equality and Education Still Matter.”

January 13, 2016
Chris Lang
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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
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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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