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GeoSpectrum Conference
facstaff, University News

UCM Participates in GeoSpectrum National Conference

Representatives of the University of Central Missouri served as presenters and helped plan GeoSpectrum, a geospatial conference that was co-sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Gallaudet University.

June 04, 2021
Mark Arant, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff, CHST

Experienced University Leader Appointed CHST Interim Dean

Phil Bridgmon, Ph.D., UCM provost and vice president for academic affairs, today announced the appointment of Weldon Spring, Missouri resident Mark Arant, Ph.D., as interim dean, while the university conducts a search.

June 01, 2021
Alice Greife, Ph.D.
facstaff, college of education, University News

While Looking Toward Retirement, Greife Challenges Students to be "Doers"

As she looks to a new chapter in her life, soon to retire as dean of the University of Central Missouri’s College of Health, Science and Technology, Alice Greife, Ph.D., has a few simple but powerful suggestions for UCM graduates. While she encourages them to dream big, even more important, she challenges them to become “doers” in pursuit of their dreams.

May 20, 2021
Darin Plummer 2021 JP Mees Award
awards, facstaff, University News

Plummer Receives Highest Honor for UCM Professional Staff, the Mees Award

Plummer was honored publicly during the Staff Appreciation Breakfast May 12 in the Elliott Student Union. His recognition was one of two awards presented during the program, which also included an opportunity to learn more about staff achievements throughout 2020-2021 and to introduce newly elected members of the Staff Council.

May 19, 2021
Claudia Welhoff 2021 Outstanding Staff Award
awards, University News, facstaff

Welhoff Honored with 2021 Outstanding Staff Award

Caring, resourceful, conscientious and dedicated to customer service. These are among the many words office colleagues and other campus employees used to describe University of Central Missouri employee Claudia Welhoff in supporting her nomination for the 2021 Outstanding Staff Award.

May 19, 2021
K9 Echo
public safety, University News, facstaff

UCM Public Safety K-9 Unit, Echo, Retired from Active Duty

An important member of the University of Central Missouri Department of Public Safety has officially retired. Echo, a male German Shepherd who has been a part of the Canine (K-9) Unit for approximately eight years, was retired from Public Safety due to health reasons.

May 18, 2021
LTAGD Award Winners Spring 2021
Learning to a Greater Degree, University News, facstaff, awards

Danley, Reese Honored with Learning to a Greater Degree Awards

Honoring the excellent work of a student and a faculty member, the University of Central Missouri recently recognized Angela Danley, associate professor of elementary education, and Sabreyna Reese, a spring 2021 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as recipients of Learning to a Greater Degree Awards (LTAGD).

May 18, 2021
Jacqueline Carter and Dr. Matthew Garver
University News, awards, facstaff

Carter, Garver Honored with Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards for 2021

Recognizing the important role faculty and staff members have in keeping students on the right path to graduation, two University of Central Missouri employees have been recognized as recipients of Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards.

May 12, 2021
ACM SIGCHI 2021
student success, awards, facstaff, University News

UCM Assistant Professor, Student Achieve Prestigious CHI Award

Haque and Setty will present their research May 11-12 at the CHI 2021 Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The conference, which involves participants from all over the globe, is planned for May 8-13.

May 06, 2021
Frances Reddington, Ph.D.
awards, facstaff, University News

Reddington Receives Top UCM Faculty Recognition, the Byler Award

After serving nearly three decades on the University of Central Missouri faculty, Frances (Fran) Reddington, Ph.D., not only has ability to energize students and get them excited about course material, but some students describe her as “a favorite” and “awesome teacher” in the way she enriches their learning environment. Such qualities have contributed to her selection for UCM’s 2021 Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 05, 2021
Julie Hentges, Ed.D.
awards, facstaff, University News

Hentges Honored with Governor's Excellence in Education Award

A dedicated educator for over two decades and a self-proclaimed life-long learner, Julie Hentges, Ed.D., today is helping to ignite the same passion she shares for education with her undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Central Missouri College of Education.

March 25, 2021
Shari Bax Kirkpatrick Award 2021
awards, University News, facstaff

Bax's Devotion to Service Contributes to Prestigious Kirkpatrick Award

Joining a group of individuals who have distinguished themselves through service, Shari Bax, Ph.D., vice president for Student Experience and Engagement at the University of Central Missouri, has received the 2021 James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award.

March 24, 2021
Odin Jurkowski, Ed.D
facstaff, University News

Jurkowski Appointed to Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

In addition to serving the University of Central Missouri, Odin Jurkowski, Ed.D., professor and director of Graduate Education and Research, is taking on new responsibilities that have national and international implications as a member of the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. Jurkowski was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Commission.

February 08, 2021
Janette Klein
University News, facstaff

After Interim Post, Klein Appointed University Librarian at James C. Kirkpatrick Library

Providing leadership for an important University of Central Missouri resource, Janette Klein has been named University Librarian. Her appointment overseeing the operations of James C. Kirkpatrick Library became effective Dec. 1, following her interim service at this post since February 2020.

December 08, 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
GeoSpectrum Conference
facstaff, University News

UCM Participates in GeoSpectrum National Conference

Representatives of the University of Central Missouri served as presenters and helped plan GeoSpectrum, a geospatial conference that was co-sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Gallaudet University.

June 04, 2021
Mark Arant, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff, CHST

Experienced University Leader Appointed CHST Interim Dean

Phil Bridgmon, Ph.D., UCM provost and vice president for academic affairs, today announced the appointment of Weldon Spring, Missouri resident Mark Arant, Ph.D., as interim dean, while the university conducts a search.

June 01, 2021
Alice Greife, Ph.D.
facstaff, college of education, University News

While Looking Toward Retirement, Greife Challenges Students to be "Doers"

As she looks to a new chapter in her life, soon to retire as dean of the University of Central Missouri’s College of Health, Science and Technology, Alice Greife, Ph.D., has a few simple but powerful suggestions for UCM graduates. While she encourages them to dream big, even more important, she challenges them to become “doers” in pursuit of their dreams.

May 20, 2021
Darin Plummer 2021 JP Mees Award
awards, facstaff, University News

Plummer Receives Highest Honor for UCM Professional Staff, the Mees Award

Plummer was honored publicly during the Staff Appreciation Breakfast May 12 in the Elliott Student Union. His recognition was one of two awards presented during the program, which also included an opportunity to learn more about staff achievements throughout 2020-2021 and to introduce newly elected members of the Staff Council.

May 19, 2021
Claudia Welhoff 2021 Outstanding Staff Award
awards, University News, facstaff

Welhoff Honored with 2021 Outstanding Staff Award

Caring, resourceful, conscientious and dedicated to customer service. These are among the many words office colleagues and other campus employees used to describe University of Central Missouri employee Claudia Welhoff in supporting her nomination for the 2021 Outstanding Staff Award.

May 19, 2021
K9 Echo
public safety, University News, facstaff

UCM Public Safety K-9 Unit, Echo, Retired from Active Duty

An important member of the University of Central Missouri Department of Public Safety has officially retired. Echo, a male German Shepherd who has been a part of the Canine (K-9) Unit for approximately eight years, was retired from Public Safety due to health reasons.

May 18, 2021
LTAGD Award Winners Spring 2021
Learning to a Greater Degree, University News, facstaff, awards

Danley, Reese Honored with Learning to a Greater Degree Awards

Honoring the excellent work of a student and a faculty member, the University of Central Missouri recently recognized Angela Danley, associate professor of elementary education, and Sabreyna Reese, a spring 2021 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as recipients of Learning to a Greater Degree Awards (LTAGD).

May 18, 2021
Jacqueline Carter and Dr. Matthew Garver
University News, awards, facstaff

Carter, Garver Honored with Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards for 2021

Recognizing the important role faculty and staff members have in keeping students on the right path to graduation, two University of Central Missouri employees have been recognized as recipients of Outstanding Academic Advisor Awards.

May 12, 2021
ACM SIGCHI 2021
student success, awards, facstaff, University News

UCM Assistant Professor, Student Achieve Prestigious CHI Award

Haque and Setty will present their research May 11-12 at the CHI 2021 Virtual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. The conference, which involves participants from all over the globe, is planned for May 8-13.

May 06, 2021
Frances Reddington, Ph.D.
awards, facstaff, University News

Reddington Receives Top UCM Faculty Recognition, the Byler Award

After serving nearly three decades on the University of Central Missouri faculty, Frances (Fran) Reddington, Ph.D., not only has ability to energize students and get them excited about course material, but some students describe her as “a favorite” and “awesome teacher” in the way she enriches their learning environment. Such qualities have contributed to her selection for UCM’s 2021 Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.

April 05, 2021
Julie Hentges, Ed.D.
awards, facstaff, University News

Hentges Honored with Governor's Excellence in Education Award

A dedicated educator for over two decades and a self-proclaimed life-long learner, Julie Hentges, Ed.D., today is helping to ignite the same passion she shares for education with her undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Central Missouri College of Education.

March 25, 2021
Shari Bax Kirkpatrick Award 2021
awards, University News, facstaff

Bax's Devotion to Service Contributes to Prestigious Kirkpatrick Award

Joining a group of individuals who have distinguished themselves through service, Shari Bax, Ph.D., vice president for Student Experience and Engagement at the University of Central Missouri, has received the 2021 James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award.

March 24, 2021
Odin Jurkowski, Ed.D
facstaff, University News

Jurkowski Appointed to Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

In addition to serving the University of Central Missouri, Odin Jurkowski, Ed.D., professor and director of Graduate Education and Research, is taking on new responsibilities that have national and international implications as a member of the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. Jurkowski was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Commission.

February 08, 2021
Janette Klein
University News, facstaff

After Interim Post, Klein Appointed University Librarian at James C. Kirkpatrick Library

Providing leadership for an important University of Central Missouri resource, Janette Klein has been named University Librarian. Her appointment overseeing the operations of James C. Kirkpatrick Library became effective Dec. 1, following her interim service at this post since February 2020.

December 08, 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

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