President Roger Best
University News, events

UCM President Best Presents State of University Address Aug. 29

Roger Best, president of the University of Central Missouri, will present the 2019 State of the University Address from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the James L. Highlander Theatre.

August 27, 2019
Avionics Meeting at MIC
University News, UCM-LS, MIC

UCM, Lee's Summit School District Partner to Launch Avionics Program

With the help of industry experts and regional stakeholders, the University of Central Missouri-Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s Summit Technology Academy are working together to launch a new avionics and unmanned aircraft systems (drones) career pathways program.

August 26, 2019
UCM's Marching Mules
University News, student success

Major Gift Helps Meet Need for New Marching Mules Uniforms

The university wants to show its pride in this outstanding 200-member group through an investment in new band uniforms, an effort that received a financial boost recently through a $50,000 major gift from an anonymous donor along with additional university support.

August 22, 2019
Criminal Justice Books
awards, University News

UCM's Online CJ Degree Nationally Ranked 19th for Affordability

Students seeking a quality, affordable online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice can learn more about opportunities at the University of Central Missouri thanks to recent rankings by It places UCM as 19th among 35 Top Value Criminal Justice Studies Online Degree Programs (Bachelor’s) 2019.

August 22, 2019
MIC Open House
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

Learn About Career Training, Scholarships at UCM - Lee's Summit Professional Training and Education Open House

Individuals interested in launching new high-demand careers are invited to learn about training and scholarship opportunities at an Aug. 27 professional training and education open house hosted by the University of Central Missouri in cooperation with the Full Employment Council.

August 19, 2019
UCM - Lee's Summit
MIC, UCM-LS, University News

UCM Lee's Summit Offering New Course for Human Resources Professionals Seeking PHR or SPHR Certification

The University of Central Missouri’s Lee’s Summit campus is offering a new prep course designed for human resources professionals preparing for the Professional in Human Resources/Senior Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) exams.

August 19, 2019
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 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, 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
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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