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2007 News Archive

December

IBE Raises Record Total for Local Charities

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/21/2007 - Preliminary figures show that the Integrative Business Experience program in the Harmon College of Business Administration at UCM raised a record $39,944 for local charities during the fall 2007 semester.
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UCM Team Provides STEM Grant Leadership

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/20/2007 - A career education team at UCM has been chosen to provide leadership in Missouri for a multi-state grant that aims to increase participation of women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math.
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Tickets Available for Annual Scholarship Dinner

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/20/2007 - Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr., founder and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises and founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, is keynote speaker for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Scholarship Dinner Jan. 22.
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Gov. Blunt Proposes New Higher Education Funding

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/14/2007 - The number of UCM students receiving needs-based scholarships through Gov. Matt Blunt's Access Missouri Program could keep growing if the Missouri legislature approves a comprehensive higher education package he has proposed for Missouri students.
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Two New Bachelor's Degree Programs Approved

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/14/2007 - New bachelor's degree programs in biochemistry and forensic chemistry approved by UCM's Board of Governors will create even more opportunities for UCM students to enter professions in the sciences.
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Virtual Harlem Makes Debut at UCM

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/13/2007 - A group of UCM faculty and students recently joined scholars from around the world in a tour of New York's historic Harlem district without leaving the comfort of UCM's James C. Kirkpatrick Library.
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Wellings Honored with Distinguished Service Award

welling_thumbjpg.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/6/2007 - Robert L. and Rosalee B. Welling, longtime civic volunteers and supporters of UCM, will receive the Distinguished Service Award during the 2007 winter undergraduate commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15.
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Theatre Students Present Repertory Series One-Act Plays

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/5/2007 - UCM's theatre students exhibit their performance, directing and design skills as the Studio Repertory Series presents three one-act plays Friday, Dec. 7-8 in the Black Box Theatre.
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Transfer of PAS Enhances Successful Arts Program

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/4/2007 - With a vision to enhance education through the arts, UCM announces the transfer of its Performing Arts Series to the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
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Industry Roundtable Brings Corporate Leaders to UCM

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/4/2007 - An update on the Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport and input into ways UCM can contribute to the needs of local industry were part of the first Industry Roundtable Discussion hosted by UCM President Aaron Podolefsky.
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November

UCM Musicians Offer Holiday Fare

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/30/2007 - UCM's Department of Music invites the campus and community to join in a celebration of the holiday season with muscial performances planned for the week of Dec. 2-6.
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Lighthouse Programs Continue Despite Loss of Funding

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/29/2007 - Development of a new institutional model that allows UCM to address issues such as partner violence and sexual assault is a goal for the next year as federal funding for The Lighthouse concludes.
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Institute Assists with Emergency Planning

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/27/2007 - The Institute for Rural Emergency Management at UCM offers assistance to communities with limited resources for emergency planning, allowing them to prepare for disasters.
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Outdoor Vigil Raises Funds for Charity

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/26/2007 - Camped out for 31 hours in a large cardboard box at the Elliott Union mall, Collin Bunch, a UCM junior from Pleasant Hill, recently collected more than $1,375 to benefit Johnson County Survival Adult Abuse Center.
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Unity Tour Focuses on Health Care

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/26/2007 - MU Interim President Gordon Lamb and UCM President Aaron Podolefsky outline a plan by Missouri's public colleges and universities that supports state funding to increase health professional graduates.
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Graduating Artists Present Senior Show II

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/21/2007 - UCM's graduating studio and art education majors will present their senior exhibitions in Senior Show II, planned for Nov. 29-Dec. 8 in the Art Center Gallery.
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University Unity Tour Comes to UCM

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/21/2007 - UCM hosts Gordon H. Lamb, interim president of the University of Missouri, as he continues the 2007 University Unity tour Nov. 26 with a joint luncheon presentation with UCM President Aaron Podolefsky.
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New Admissions Director Named

NordykeAnn_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/19/2007 - A change in leadership in the Office of Admissions recently was announced by Matt Melvin, assistant provost for enrollment management at UCM, as Ann Nordyke assumes the post of director of admissions.
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Mules Upset Central Michigan in CBE Classic

Contact: Rob McCutcheon
WARRENSBURG - 11/14/2007 - For the first time in school history, the Central Missouri Mules handed a Division I squad a loss as they knocked off Central Michigan 75-70 on Tuesday night in the O'Reilly Auto Parts/ CBE Classic.
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Aviation Team Headed for National Competition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/12/2007 - UCM's Flight Team captured first place in the overall school ranking at the 2007 Region VI SAFECON Competition, earning an invitation to the NIFA National SAFECON competition at Middle Tennessee State University in May.
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Criminal Justice Students Claim Sixth Regional Title

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/8/2007 - Continuing its winning tradition, UCM's chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association - Lambda Alpha Epsilon captured a sixth consecutive Sweepstakes Trophy at the ACJA-LAE Region III competition in Liberal, KS.
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Tickets Available for "The Wonder Bread Years"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/8/2007 - Join UCM's Performing Arts Series in taking a trip back to the "good old days" as you enjoy Pat Hazell's The Wonder Bread Years at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 in Hendricks Hall.
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Tickets on Sale for Musical

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/2/2007 - Tickets will be available Monday, Nov. 5, for Side by Side by Sondheim, a co-production of the UCM Departments of Theatre and Music.
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Art Gallery Features Senior Exhibits

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/2/2007 - As they prepare to launch their professional careers, UCM's senior art and design students will present the Graduation Design Senior Show in the UCM Art Center Gallery Nov. 5-16.
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October

UCM Unveils Redesigned Web Site

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/30/2007 - UCM unveils its redesigned web site, offering users more convenient access to information about the university in a fresh, contemporary design format.
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UCM Receives $513,340 Estate Gift

koier_130px.jpeContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/26/2007 - UCM has received $513,340 gift from the estate of the late William Koier, a UCM alumnus who built a successful career as a private investor and real estate developer, and his wife, June.
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Festival of Champions Takes the Field

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/25/2007 - Students from more than 20 high schools from three states will participate in the 2007 Festival of Champions as UCM hosts the annual marching band competition Saturday, Nov. 3.
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"Magic" Johnson to Speak at Scholarship Dinner

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/19/2007 - Legendary Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson will be the keynote speaker for the 2008 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Scholarship Dinner Jan. 22 at UCM.
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Friends of Music Host Wind Ensemble Spectacular

concerts_thumb2.jpgContact: MIke Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/19/2007 - UCM's Friends of Music Society brings the second performance of the year to Hendricks Hall at 7:30 p.m; Oct. 24, featuring the talents of Department of Music faculty and students in the Wind Ensemble Spectacular
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FACS Alumni Plan Centennial Celebration

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/18/2007 - UCM is commemorating 100 years of FACS Ed. on campus with a Centennial Celebration Dinner Oct. 20. Carol Kellett served as chair of the university's Department of Home Economics, 1983-1987, is returning as the speaker.
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Homecoming 2007 Celebrates "UCM Heroes"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/15/2007 - UCM celebrates "UCM Heroes" during 2007 Homecoming festivities Oct. 19-20 as friends and alumni join the UCM students and staff in a variety of activities, including a number of special reunions.
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College High Memorial to be Dedicated

collhigh_stnglscolt_thumb.jpgContact: MIke Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/15/2007 - A permanent memorial to an integral part of UCM's heritage will be dedicated Saturday, Oct. 20, as part of the university's annual Homecoming celebration.
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PAS Brings The Ahn Trio to Campus

pas_thumb.jpeContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/10/2007 - Tickets remain available for the Wednesday, Oct. 17 appearance by The Ahn Trio, the second performance in UCM's 2007-2008 Performing Arts Series.
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Innovation Center Welcomed to UCM

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/10/2007 - UCM's Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Development will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly designated Innovation Center Tuesday, Oct. 16.
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UCM Hosts British Debaters

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/5/2007 - Two representatives of the British National Debate Team will challenge two members of UCM's "Talking Mules" debate team during an exhibition public debate at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.
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Fall Enrollment Continues to Grow

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/1/2007 - For the fifth consecutive year, enrollment has increased at UCM. The fall semester census shows an approximate increase of 2 percent in the student population compared to the same time a year ago.
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September

UCM Athletics Gears Up for Big MIAA Contests

ucm_athletics_logo_130px.jpeContact: Bob McCutcheon
WARRENSBURG - 9/26/2007 - UCM Jennies volleyball and Mules football host big MIAA contests this week at home on the UCM campus.
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Art Center Gallery Hosts Trio of Exhibits

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/26/2007 - Art Center will host 3 exciting exhibitions during Oct bringing varied examples art & design to the campus and community. The public is invited to the reception for the exhibits from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 27, in the gallery.
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Department of Music Celebrates Steinway Day

concerts_thumb.jpeContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/18/2007 - Internationally renowned pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi will be the featured artist as UCM's Department of Music and the UCM Friends of Music Society celebrate Steinway Day Monday, Sept. 24.
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UCM Earns National PLTW Certification

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/17/2007 - Adding to its longstanding reputation for preparing educators, UCM has received national certification from the internationally acclaimed secondary engineering education organization, Project Lead the Way®.
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Central Missouri Names Distinguished Alumni

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/14/2007 - An award-winning college educator NASA engineer State Farm Insurance Company executive; a couple who have dedicated their lives to music are being recognized as Distinguished Alumni during 2007 Homecoming.
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PAS Season Debuts Friday, Sept. 14

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/13/2007 - Limited seating remains available for Matt Lewis: Long Live the King, the season kickoff of the 2007-2008 Performing Arts Series.
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UCM Named a Best Midwestern College

best_midwestern_130px.jpeContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/12/2007 - Citing a national survey that garnered positive student comments in areas such as academics, The Princeton Review has named UCM a Best Midwestern College.
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Friends of Music Announce New Season

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/6/2007 - UCM's Friends of Music Society continues its support of quality music programs while providing a diverse selection of fine musical entertainment. during the coming year.
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Schwepker Named to Davidson Professorship

Schwepker_thumb.jpeContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/6/2007 - Charles H. Schwepker Jr. is making history at UCM as the first individual to be awarded the Mike and Patti Davidson Distinguished Marketing Professorship.
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August

Museum Hosts "Treasures from the Collections"

museum.stele_thumb.jpeContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/27/2007 - "Treasures from the Collections" will be on display through Oct. 5 as UCM's Arthur F. McClure II Archives and University Museum hosts an exhibit of some of the university's most valuable collections.
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Supreme Court Justice Scalia to Visit UCM

Scalia_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/23/2007 - UCM is making preparations for a visit by Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, March 4-5, 2008.
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U.S. News Ranks UCM Among the Best

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/17/2007 - President Aaron Podolefsky's efforts to increase the university's academic profile are paying off for UCM. The university was just named one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.
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Residence Halls Will Open Early Sunday

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/14/2007 - UCM will open the residence halls earlier than planned Sunday, Aug. 19, to help students and their families beat the heat while moving belongings to campus.
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UCM Broadcasters, Powell Gardens "Go Green"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/8/2007 - KMOS-TV and 90.9The Bridge,UCMs broadcasting stations, and Powell, KC's botanical garden, have teamed up to launch "Go Green,"joint effort to plant carbonreducing trees.
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Davidsons Endow Named Professorship

PattiMikeDavidson_web1.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/1/2007 - UCM announces the establishment of a named faculty position. The Mike and Patti Davidson Distinguished Marketing Professorship is made possible two UCM alumni, to enhance the mission of business education excellence.
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July

KMOS-TV Seeking Stories about WW II

burns_war_tank_225px1.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/15/2007 - KMOS-TV, UCM's public television station, will join the Public Broadcasting System this fall to bring the historic stories of World War II through the presentation of Ken Burns' historic documentary, "The War."
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UCM Biologists Join Colleagues in BioBlitz

BioBlitzDC_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/11/2007 - Working in the treetops offers a unique perspective on life. For a group of biology students making scientific discoveries that will receive worldwide recognition make it even more unique adding a new level of excitement
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Art Center Gallery Hosts Mid-Missouri Artists

MMAart_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/6/2007 - UCM's Art Center Gallery hosts the annual Mid-Missouri Artists Exhibition through Aug. 3, providing a venue for 84 works by 22 area artists.
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Fireworks Display Rescheduled for July 5

fireworks_thumb2.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/5/2007 - A July 4 rainstorm has prompted the rescheduling of Warrensburg's Freedom Festival fireworks display and concert to July 5.
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Freedom Festival Offers Fun for All

fireworks_thumb1.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/2/2007 - Fireworks will light the night sky on July 4 as Warrensburg's Freedom Festival caps off a day of activities with a fireworks display at the northwest corner of the UCM Multipurpose Building parking lot.
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June

Castro Named Chief Diversity Officer

CastroSonn7_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/29/2007 - Stating that he wants to build upon already successful diversity initiatives, UCM President Aaron Podolefsky has named Jesus "Sonny" Castro chief diversity officer.
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Performing Arts Series Announces New Season

pas_thumb2.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/28/2007 - Reserve your seats now for an exciting season of outstanding entertainment as the Performing Arts Series enters its 19th season.
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Learning is no Accident for Kauffman Scholars

kauffman_student_2005.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/27/2007 - A simulation giving seventh graders an opportunity to learn about the range of skills needed to investigate a serious motor vehicle accident kicks off Kauffman Scholars Technology 2010 at UCM.
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UCM Reaffirms Fair Student Loan Practices

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/22/2007 - While sporting one of the lowest student-debt ratios, the UCM has reaffirmed its continued commitment to reducing financial barriers to students by signing a statement of ethics pertaining to student loan practices.
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Display Features Work of Young Artists with Disabilities

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/21/2007 - The national touring exhibition "Shifting Gears" is organized by VSA arts and sponsored by Volkswagon of America, Inc. Creative works by young artists with disabilities are showcased.
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Display Features Work of Young Artists with Disabilities

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/21/2007 - The touring exibition "Shifting Gears" is organized by VSA arts and sponsored by Volkswagon of America, Inc. Creative works by young artists with disabilities are showcased now through Aug. 17 at the Art Gallery.
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Hicklin Returns to UCM as Board Member

hicklin_thumb1.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/20/2007 - Before he retired Walt Hicklin dedicated 31 years of his life to the UCM. Following an appointment by Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, he will soon return to UCM as a member of the Board of Governors.
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Missouri Girls State Coming to UCM

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/20/2007 - 750 MO high school girls are coming to campus June 24-30. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Missouri.
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UCM Hosts Missouri Boys State

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/18/2007 - Nearly 1,000 young Missourians will attend the 68th annual session of The American Legion Missouri Boys State.
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Carder Receives Licensing Award

carder_mees__thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/15/2007 - The UCM's chief licensing administrator, Dale Carder, recently accepted the International Collegiate Licensing Association's prestigious Synergy Award: Program of the Year honors.
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University Welcomes New Advancement V.P.

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/13/2007 - The UCM has named H. Lawrence Cowan as vice president for university advancement. University President Aaron Podolefsky announced Cowan's appointment June 13. Cowan officially joins the institution Aug. 1.
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KMOS-TV Honored With Telly Awards

tellyaward_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/8/2007 - UCM's public broadcasting station, recently received a variety of awards in recognition of outstanding programming and excellence in use of multimedia and writing.
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Anderson Selected by USA Basketball

anderson_130px.jpgContact: Rob McCutcheon
WARRENSBURG - 6/5/2007 - UCM's Kim Anderson has been selected as a court coach for the 2007 USA Basketball Men's Pan American Games Team Trials by USA Basketball.
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Enrollment Easier with One-Stop Approach

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/5/2007 - UCM is taking a one-stop approach to serving students by establishing a new Office of Transfer and Transition Services and Office of Student Financial Services on the first floor of the Ward Edwards Building.
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"Children of the Code" Examines Literacy

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/4/2007 - The UCM College of Education will host "The Children of the Code," a one-day summer institute for faculty, students and community members with an interest in literacy.
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May

Wright Named Dean of College of Education

mikewright_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/31/2007 - Michael D. Wright has been named dean of the College of Education at UCM, bringing 22 years of higher education experience and a wealth of technology education know-how to his new post.
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Program Offers Online Teaching Expertise

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/30/2007 - Educators who want to develop skills in online teaching have a new opportunity as UCM begins offering its first Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning this fall, all made possible via the internet.
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KMOS-TV Hosts Annual Kids Day

kmospbs125.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/29/2007 - KMOS-TV, UCM's public broadcasting station, will host its 7th annual KMOS-TV Kids Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 16, at the Moberly Area Community College Activity Center.
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Blunt Signs Bill Providing Funds for UCM

gov_signs_bill_130px.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/24/2007 - As part of whirl-wind tour of the state, Gov. Matt Blunt on Thursday, May 24 signed a historic higher education plan for Missouri students and families during a visit to the University of Central Missouri.
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Nelson Named Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Nelson_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/24/2007 - Following a national search,UCM has named Gersham A. Nelson, Ph.D., Canton, MI, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, effective Aug. 1.
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Repertory Theatre Presents 26th Season

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/15/2007 - Central Missouri Repertory will bring its 26th season of summer theatre to UCM and surrounding communities with the presentation of "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" by John Bishop June 14-16 and 21-23 in the James L. Highlander Theatre.
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IBE Program Sets Sales Records

IBE.MO_thumb1.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/8/2007 - While gaining business experience they can bank on when they enter the job market, students involved in the UCM's Integrative Business Experience program raised $14,049 for charities and donated 438 hours to community service during the spring 2007 semester.
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Skelton Hosts Procurement Conference at UCM

IkeSkelton_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/7/2007 - Owners of small businesses can learn how to secure government contracts and network with potential contractors at Congressman Ike Skelton's annual Procurement Conference Wednesday, May 30, at UCM.
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Baker Named to Board of Governors

baker_thumb1.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/2/2007 - Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has announced the appointment of Edward L. Baker (R), 47, Columbia, to UCM's Board of Governors.
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Princeton Review Recognizes UCM

best_value_seal_130px1.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/1/2007 - Praising the institution for qualities that include a beautiful, welcoming campus and low student-debt load, The Princeton Review has named the University of Central Missouri "one of the nation's best value undergraduate institutions."
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April

Spring Commencement Planned for May 4-5

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/26/2007 - The presentation of an honorary degree, an award for distinguished service, and recognition of the outstanding recent alumnus highlight the 136th annual spring commencement at UCM Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5.
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Carder Recognized with J.P. Mees Award

carder.mees._thumb4.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/25/2007 - Leadership and the ability solve problems and build consensus are qualities that led to the selection of Dale Carder as the 2007 recipient of the John Paul Mees Award for Outstanding Professional Staff.
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University Issues Health Alert

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/24/2007 - A UCM student who was preliminarily diagnosed with bacterial meningitis over the weekend is responding well to treatment today. The campus, meanwhile, continues to make progress in its efforts to prevent the spread of the disease.
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University Issues Health Alert

uhc_130px.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/22/2007 - The University of Central Missouri is taking proactive measures to eliminate health risks to members of the campus community after a student who lives off campus was treated this weekend after a preliminary diagnosis for bacterial meningitis.
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Carnahan Recognized for Excellence in Governance

robincarnahan_thumb1.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/20/2007 - Honoring her commitment to Missourians and her role in state government, the UCM Student Government Association presented Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan with the 2007 James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award.
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Boone, Freese Receive Charno Award

charno07.both_thumb1.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/17/2007 - Anna Boone and James Freese recently were named recipients of the UCM's Charno Award, presented annually to the top male and female members of the graduating class.
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ROTC Participates in Bataan Memorial March

Contact: Katie Thomas
WARRENSBURG - 4/13/2007 - UCM's Army ROTC competed in the 18th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March in White Sands, NM March 25, achieving their best finish in the team's history of participation.
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Wind Ensemble Concert Honors Whiteman, B-2

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/13/2007 - The Department of Music will host the world premiere performance by the UCM Wind Ensemble of a major new work for wind band at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 in Hendricks Hall.
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Mancow Named Outstanding Theatre Alumnus

Mancow_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/10/2007 - Nationally syndicated radio personality Erich "Mancow" Muller received the Ed See Outstanding Theatre Alumnus Award from the UCM Department of Theatre Friday, April 20.
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Ryan Honored With Byler Baculty Award

ryan_joe_thumb1.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/10/2007 - Joseph J. Ryan has been honored with the top recognition given to UCM faculty members - the 2007 Byler Distinguished Faculty Award.
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"The Miracle Worker" Debuts April 17

MiracleWorker_web.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/6/2007 - The classic American story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, comes to UCM's James Highlander Theatre as the Department of Theatre presents "The Miracle Worker" April 17-21.
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Meyer Named Distinguished Music Alumna

betty.meyer_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/5/2007 - The UCM Department of Music recently honored Kansas City area business owner Betty Meyer with its Distinguished Music Alumna Award.
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Technology Students Claim International Prize

Contact: Katie Thomas
WARRENSBURG - 4/4/2007 - A student team from UCM's Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) placed second in the problem solving competition at the International Technology Education Association's (ITEA) 69th Annual International Conference
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Social Controversies Focus of Events

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/3/2007 - An examination of conflict and controversy around the world will be the focus of the University of Central Missouri's Politics and Social Justice Week April 2-6.
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March

Scholars Symposium Planned for April 2-4

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/30/2007 - UCM undergraduate students will showcase their academic skills and creativity during the Central Scholars Symposium April 2-4 on the UCM campus.
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CJ Team Claims Fifth National Championship

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/29/2007 - In an unprecedented show of skill and teamwork, UCM's Gamma Epsilon Delta chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association/Lambda Alpha Epsilon returned from the ACJA/LAE national competition with its fifth consecutive sweepstakes championship.
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Athletic Training Program Earns Accreditation

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/22/2007 - UCM's Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Education program has received national accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.
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Gov. Blunt Outlines Scholarship Plan

blunt_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/22/2007 - Gov. Matt Blunt outlined his plan to more than double funding for needs based scholarships and streamline state programs to make scholarships more available during a visit to UCM March 21
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Gala Scholarship Concert Planned for March 30

concerts_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/21/2007 - UCM's Friends of Music Society will conclude a successful 2006-2007 concert season with the annual Gala Scholarship Concert Friday, March 30.
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UCM Debaters Return with Montgomery Cup

montgomety_cup.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/21/2007 - UCM's "Talking Mules," members of the UCM debate team, recently returned from the British Isles with their seventh consecutive victory in defense of the Montgomery Debate Cup of the British Isles.
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Gallery Exhibits Feature Young Artists

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/16/2007 - Young artists will have an opportunity to showcase their talent and imagination as the UCM Art Center Gallery hosts two student shows through the end of March.
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Career Services Sponsors Teacher Placement Day

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/16/2007 - Educators will discuss careers as UCM hosts the 39th annual Teacher Placement Day March 28.
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2007 Summer Scholars Announced

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/16/2007 - Six UCM undergraduate students will receive funding from the Office of Undergraduate Research to complete original research as participants in the 2007 Summer Scholars Program.
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Mules Win NCAA-II Regional Championship

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WARRENSBURG - 3/13/2007 - The Mules claim their first NCAA-II South-Central Regional Tournament championship since 1995 on Tuesday, March 13 with a 67-54 victory over Southeastern Oklahoma State University at the UCM Multipurpose Building.
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Annual Wellness Fair Offers Facts and Fun

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/9/2007 - Take advantage of opportunities to improve your health in a fun and informative environment as UCM's Office of Health Promotions and University Health Services sponsors the eighth Annual Wellness Fair Wednesday, March 21.
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Unity Week Brings Communities Together

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/1/2007 - Fostering an understanding of the differences that unite the communities in which we live is the goal of UCM's Unity Week, planned for March 12-19 on the UCM campus.
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February

The Kingston Trio Coming to UCM

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WARRENSBURG - 2/28/2007 - UCM's Performing Arts Series brings the legendary harmonies and nostalgic melodies of The Kingston Trio to Warrensburg Friday, March 16.
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Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrated

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/23/2007 - Colorful costumes, dancing, and music from the Far East abound as UCM hosts the second annual Chinese Lunar New Year celebration Saturday, March 3, at Kansas City's Union Station.
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UCM's "Creative Engine" Gathers Steam

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/23/2007 - Area not-for-profit organizations can benefit from the expertise of UCM art and graphic design students as the UCM Department of Art launches "The Creative Engine" April 2-3.
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KC Teen Summit Rescheduled

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/20/2007 - Following its recent postponement due to adverse weather, the "Teen Diversity Summit" hosted by UCM's Office of Community Engagement at Kansas City's Union Station, has been rescheduled for Feb. 27.
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Health Care Careers Explored

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/16/2007 - The Office of Career Services is hosting Health Care Career Day Monday, Feb. 26, from 1-3 p.m. in the Elliott Union ballroom.
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Conference Examines "Miscarriages of Justice"

Contact: Katie Thomas
WARRENSBURG - 2/13/2007 - International authorities in the field of criminal justice gather at UCM during the "Miscarriages of Justice: Current Perspectives" conference Feb. 19-21.
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Career Expo Continues as Planned

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/13/2007 - UCM's Spring Career Expo, sponsored by the Office of Career Services, will continue as planned from 1 to 4 today in the Multipurpose Building.
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Teen Summit Examines Diversity

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/9/2007 - UCM's Office of Community Engagement at Union Station, Kansas City, is sponsoring the second annual "Diversity Teen Summit" Tuesday, Feb. 13.
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Exhibit Features Historic African Art

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/8/2007 - Among the campus events planned to coincide with Black History Month, the UCM Art Center Gallery will host two key exhibits of art during the month of February.
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Theatre Dept. Presents "Recent Tragic Events"

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WARRENSBURG - 2/5/2007 - Tickets are available for the UCM Department of Theatre production Recent Tragic Events Feb. 13-17.
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"Beyond Words" Examines Discrimination

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/1/2007 - UCM's Office of Community Engagement will provide the community with the opportunity to develop a stronger understanding of discrimination in society with the return of the Beyond Words program.
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January

Studio Repertory Theatre Debuts Feb. 2

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/31/2007 - UCM's Department of Theatre presents the Studio Repertory Theatre series Friday, Feb. 2, and Saturday, Feb. 3 in the Black Box Theatre in Nickerson Hall.
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Harlem Gospel Choir Coming to UCM

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WARRENSBURG - 1/26/2007 - UCM's Performing Arts Series brings the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir to Warrensburg Friday, Feb. 9, to share the traditions and history of American gospel music.
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Friends of Music Bring Votapek to UCM

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WARRENSBURG - 1/24/2007 - UCM's Friends of Music Society will host Ralph Votapek, professor of piano and artist in residence emeritus at the Michigan State University School of Music, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5 in the Hart Recital Hall.
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Film Festival Examines Social Issues

adp_thumbnail.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/19/2007 - The University of Central Missouri will host "Show Me Your Issue," the American Democracy Project Campus Conference and Film Festival, Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Elliott Union.
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Exhibit Features Hallmark Collection

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WARRENSBURG - 1/16/2007 - UCM's Art Center Gallery hosts the Hallmark corporate collection while showcasing the talents of a UCM Department of Art faculty member.
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UCM Summit Center Hosts Open House

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/16/2007 - Construction and technology crews have been busy, and UCM - Summit Center (CSC) invites the public to view the 40,000-square-foot facility at the Summit Technology campus.
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Classes Cancelled Friday/Saturday

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/12/2007 - Effective at 2 p.m. today, all Friday afternoon and evening classes, and all Saturday classes at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and at the UCM Summit Center in Lee's Summit are cancelled due to inclement weather.
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Campus, Community Leaders Recognized

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/11/2007 - Campus, community and corporate leaders were recognized for their leadership and service during the University of Central Missouri's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
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Legislator Named MLK Keynote Speaker

MLK_hughes_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/10/2007 - The youngest legislator in the Missouri House of Representatives will bring his enthusiasm and experiences to UCM as keynote speaker for the annual Freedom Scholarship Dinner Tuesday, Jan. 16.
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MLK Issues Forum Poses Key Question

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/8/2007 - "Are We Valuing the Dream?" will be asked as the topic of an Issues Forum planned for Wednesday, Jan. 10, as part of UCM's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
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Cooke Named to Lead Charter Schools

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WARRENSBURG - 1/4/2007 - Gwendolyn J. Cooke, Kansas City, recently began her duties as director of UCM's Office of Charter Schools. She most recently served as deputy superintendent of the Kansas City, Missouri School District from 2004 to 2006.
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