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Taylor Kinde, Ed.D
facstaff, University News

NAFSA: Association of International Educators Names Kinde Regional Chair-elect

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to international education and exchange, is turning to a University of Central Missouri faculty member for regional leadership.

November 12, 2020
Miazong Wu
facstaff, University News

UCM Professor Awarded Second Federal Grant to Protect Workers from Electric Arc Injuries

For the second consecutive time, the PI/Project Director, Dr. Miaozong Wu, CSP, ARM, program coordinator of the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management and associate professor of Safety Sciences at UCM, is receiving grant supports from the United States Department of Labor for a new project that will focus on electric arc safety in high-hazard industries.

October 30, 2020
Andi Dieckman
University News, college of education, facstaff

UCM College of Education Announces Dieckman's Appointment as Director and Certification Officer

For over a decade, Andrea (Andi) Dieckman has been a part of UCM as both an undergraduate and graduate student, a staff member for units across campus, and an adjunct instructor for three of the university’s four colleges. Her experiences as student, staff, and faculty have prepared her well for her appointment as Director and Certification Officer of the Office of Clinical Services and Certification in the College of Education.

September 22, 2020
Mike Parson and Kelly
facstaff, awards, University News

Missouri Legislators Honor "Tough as Nails" Champion Kelly Murphy

Murphy, who serves as director of Military and Veterans Services at UCM, was invited to the capitol on Sept. 16, an event that was coordinated by Representative Dan Houx, R-District 54.

September 18, 2020
Zhiguo Zhou, Ph.D
University News, facstaff

UCM Professor Looks at 'Multifaceted Radiomics' as Way to Predict Risk of Cancer Metastasis

New research by a University of Central Missouri faculty member uses an innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) technique to allow physicians to predict which patients are at low risk of distant metastasis in order to help minimize radiation’s severe side effects.

July 30, 2020
Dr. Matthew Furedy
facstaff, University News

Furedy Becomes Interim Chair of UCM's School of Aviation

The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies has announced that Dr. Matthew Furedy will serve as the new interim chair for the University of Central Missouri's School of Aviation. Dr. Furedy has more than 15 years of experience within aviation. He served as an airport inspector and the State Aviation Manager for the Nevada Department of Transportation for nine years before joining UCM.

July 27, 2020
Sam Schleicher
awards, University News, facstaff

Dedication to UCM Social Media Contributes to Schleicher's Selection for Foster-Inglish PR Award

Described by his supervisor as someone who is intuitive, strives for excellence, and is a problem solver, Sam Schleicher has been named the 2020 recipient of the Foster-Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations at the University of Central Missouri.

July 10, 2020
Administration Building
University News, facstaff, Board of Governors

UCM Board Adopts Plan for Dealing with Revenue Shortfall, Approves Health Care Coverage Provider during June Plenary Session

After previously adopting a multiyear budget plan to address a significant revenue shortfall, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors has approved additional budget measures that include a staff furlough plan and a temporary one-year percentage salary reduction for faculty and president’s council members during Fiscal Year 2021.

June 22, 2020
Bruce K. Lyon and Dr. Georgi Popov
awards, facstaff, University News

UCM Faculty Member, Alumnus, Recognized for Top Safety Journal Articles

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Editorial Review Board has recognized two research articles co-written by a University of Central Missouri faculty member and a UCM alumnus among the top three best member-authored works published by “Professional Safety Journal (PSJ)” for 2019.

June 18, 2020
Dr. Matt Thomas
college of education, facstaff, University News

Thomas Becomes Chair of School of Teaching and Learning July 1

After an internal search, the College of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Matt Thomas will become the new chair for the School of Teaching and Learning. Thomas brings a wealth of experience to the role of school chair with more than 20 years of experience in the College of Education and nearly a decade of experience in K-12 teaching, administration, and consulting prior to joining UCM in 2000.

May 21, 2020
Leigh Ann Blunt
University News, facstaff, awards

Blunt Honored as ASSP's Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), an organization that represents 40,000 members across the globe, has named Leigh Ann Blunt ASSP’s 2020 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator.

April 29, 2020
Jasmine Cloud, Ph.D.
University News, awards, facstaff

Award Honors Cloud for Role as Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor

One of the pillars of engaged learning and future-focused academics at the University of Central Missouri is to provide opportunities for students to pursue meaningful research with faculty mentors. In the spirit of this goal, faculty member Jasmine Cloud, Ph.D., is being recognized this spring as the recipient of the Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award.

April 28, 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
KOKO Interview with President Best
facstaff, University News

President Roger Best Discusses COVID-19 Concerns in Live Interview on March 24

UCM President Roger Best met with Marion “Woody” Woods on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 for a live interview on 1450 KOKO-AM, addressing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the university.

March 24, 2020
Taylor Kinde, Ed.D
facstaff, University News

NAFSA: Association of International Educators Names Kinde Regional Chair-elect

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to international education and exchange, is turning to a University of Central Missouri faculty member for regional leadership.

November 12, 2020
Miazong Wu
facstaff, University News

UCM Professor Awarded Second Federal Grant to Protect Workers from Electric Arc Injuries

For the second consecutive time, the PI/Project Director, Dr. Miaozong Wu, CSP, ARM, program coordinator of the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management and associate professor of Safety Sciences at UCM, is receiving grant supports from the United States Department of Labor for a new project that will focus on electric arc safety in high-hazard industries.

October 30, 2020
Andi Dieckman
University News, college of education, facstaff

UCM College of Education Announces Dieckman's Appointment as Director and Certification Officer

For over a decade, Andrea (Andi) Dieckman has been a part of UCM as both an undergraduate and graduate student, a staff member for units across campus, and an adjunct instructor for three of the university’s four colleges. Her experiences as student, staff, and faculty have prepared her well for her appointment as Director and Certification Officer of the Office of Clinical Services and Certification in the College of Education.

September 22, 2020
Mike Parson and Kelly
facstaff, awards, University News

Missouri Legislators Honor "Tough as Nails" Champion Kelly Murphy

Murphy, who serves as director of Military and Veterans Services at UCM, was invited to the capitol on Sept. 16, an event that was coordinated by Representative Dan Houx, R-District 54.

September 18, 2020
Zhiguo Zhou, Ph.D
University News, facstaff

UCM Professor Looks at 'Multifaceted Radiomics' as Way to Predict Risk of Cancer Metastasis

New research by a University of Central Missouri faculty member uses an innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) technique to allow physicians to predict which patients are at low risk of distant metastasis in order to help minimize radiation’s severe side effects.

July 30, 2020
Dr. Matthew Furedy
facstaff, University News

Furedy Becomes Interim Chair of UCM's School of Aviation

The Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies has announced that Dr. Matthew Furedy will serve as the new interim chair for the University of Central Missouri's School of Aviation. Dr. Furedy has more than 15 years of experience within aviation. He served as an airport inspector and the State Aviation Manager for the Nevada Department of Transportation for nine years before joining UCM.

July 27, 2020
Sam Schleicher
awards, University News, facstaff

Dedication to UCM Social Media Contributes to Schleicher's Selection for Foster-Inglish PR Award

Described by his supervisor as someone who is intuitive, strives for excellence, and is a problem solver, Sam Schleicher has been named the 2020 recipient of the Foster-Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations at the University of Central Missouri.

July 10, 2020
Administration Building
University News, facstaff, Board of Governors

UCM Board Adopts Plan for Dealing with Revenue Shortfall, Approves Health Care Coverage Provider during June Plenary Session

After previously adopting a multiyear budget plan to address a significant revenue shortfall, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors has approved additional budget measures that include a staff furlough plan and a temporary one-year percentage salary reduction for faculty and president’s council members during Fiscal Year 2021.

June 22, 2020
Bruce K. Lyon and Dr. Georgi Popov
awards, facstaff, University News

UCM Faculty Member, Alumnus, Recognized for Top Safety Journal Articles

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Editorial Review Board has recognized two research articles co-written by a University of Central Missouri faculty member and a UCM alumnus among the top three best member-authored works published by “Professional Safety Journal (PSJ)” for 2019.

June 18, 2020
Dr. Matt Thomas
college of education, facstaff, University News

Thomas Becomes Chair of School of Teaching and Learning July 1

After an internal search, the College of Education is pleased to announce that Dr. Matt Thomas will become the new chair for the School of Teaching and Learning. Thomas brings a wealth of experience to the role of school chair with more than 20 years of experience in the College of Education and nearly a decade of experience in K-12 teaching, administration, and consulting prior to joining UCM in 2000.

May 21, 2020
Leigh Ann Blunt
University News, facstaff, awards

Blunt Honored as ASSP's Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), an organization that represents 40,000 members across the globe, has named Leigh Ann Blunt ASSP’s 2020 William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator.

April 29, 2020
Jasmine Cloud, Ph.D.
University News, awards, facstaff

Award Honors Cloud for Role as Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor

One of the pillars of engaged learning and future-focused academics at the University of Central Missouri is to provide opportunities for students to pursue meaningful research with faculty mentors. In the spirit of this goal, faculty member Jasmine Cloud, Ph.D., is being recognized this spring as the recipient of the Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award.

April 28, 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
KOKO Interview with President Best
facstaff, University News

President Roger Best Discusses COVID-19 Concerns in Live Interview on March 24

UCM President Roger Best met with Marion “Woody” Woods on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 for a live interview on 1450 KOKO-AM, addressing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the university.

March 24, 2020

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