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2016 News Archive

December

Tankersley-Bankhead Named Keynote Speaker for 2017 MLK Freedom Scholarship Dinner

TB_beth_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/21/2016 - Former UCM director of community engagement will return to UCM for the annual event
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Central Missouri Police Academy Announces Expanded Curriculum for Spring 2017

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 12/15/2016 - Basic academy curriculum includes intermediate and advanced courses at no additional cost
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UCM Ranks Third Among Nation's Largest Military Friendly® Schools

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/15/2016 - National survey by Victory Media yields results for large public universities
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Blaine Whitworth Go Big or Go Home Foundation Supports MVSC Student in Need

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/2/2016 - Gift honors the legacy of UCM alumnus Blaine Whitworth
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Thousands of Visitors Converge on Campus for 2016 Fall Commencement

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 12/2/2016 - Fall commencement planned for Dec. 9-10
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November

UCM Team Claims Gold Award in State Farms Marketing and Sales Competition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/30/2016 - National competition draws competitors from universities from across the country
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Grounds Staff Brings Home National Award for UCM

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/29/2016 - The Professional Grounds Management Society recognizes UCM team with Honor Award
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Kiger to Serve as Instructor for National Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Training

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/29/2016 - UCM VSAP director will serve as one of 26 instructors to implement training across the nation
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Pertle Springs Roadway Improvements, New Academic Opportunities Part of Board of Governors’ November Agenda

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/21/2016 - Variety of agenda items signal changes and growth for UCM
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MHEC Learns About Missouri Innovation Campus, Also Honors Senator Pearce

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/17/2016 - Midwestern educators gather to hear about innovations in higher education and honor longtime legislator
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Mexican Consulate Official Visits with Proyecta 100MIL Students at UCM

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/17/2016 - Reception is culmination of month-long language and cultural immersion program
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President and Mrs. Ambrose to Host Holiday Open House

happyholidays_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/15/2016 - Annual event is planned for Dec. 3 at the Achauer House.
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Hollywood Producer Grant Curtis Returns to UCM

grantcurtis_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/11/2016 - UCM alumnus will return to alma mater as featured guest and keynote speaker for Hendricks Hall Renovation Project benefit
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The Wall That Heals Coming to UCM in July

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/11/2016 - UCM Archives and Museum will bring replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to campus
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PAS Presents Harpist Bridget Kibbey Concert

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/9/2016 - Internationally renowned performer also will conduct masterclasses and a seminar
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Case of Honor Recognizes UCM’s Military Service Members, Veterans

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/8/2016 - Learn about the lives of service members and their experiences in military and civilian life
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Polish Scholar and Journalist Andrzej Wilk Visits UCM

wilk_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 11/7/2016 - UCM and the community interact with visitor seeking to learm more about U.S. higher education
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Health Insurance Marketplace Questions Answered at UCM

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 11/3/2016 - Care Connection will provide free assistance on campus Nov. 7
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October

Veterans Day Activities Involve Campus, WAFB, Community Participation

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/31/2016 - Joint observance will include a variety of activities in observance of Veterans Day
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UCM to Host Second Annual Trading Moon Pow Wow

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/28/2016 - Public is invited to experience Native American culture and traditions
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UCM Department of Music Receives Steinway Pianos

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/27/2016 - Most recent acquisition completes UCM's commitment to excellence as an All-Steinway School.
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UCM Homecoming 2016 Competition Results Announced

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/24/2016 - Results for parade judging and campus competitions announced.
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Holocaust Survivor, Author Eva Mozes Kor to Speak at UCM

Eva_Kor_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/20/2016 - Staged reading of biographical play, "Auschwitz and the Comedian," will precede her visit
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Indoor Golf Training Facility, Charter School Renewals, Among Board Action Items

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/20/2016 - UCM Board of Governors takes action on variety of items
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Ambrose Joins National Discussion on College Value, Completion Among Underrepresented Groups

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/19/2016 - UCM president participates in Association of Community College Trustees Symposium on Student Success
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Hartzler to Host Missouri Business Conference at UCM

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/18/2016 - U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler will host annual Conference Wednesday, Oct. 26.
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UCM Part of Alliance to Jointly Receive $5 million Grant for STEM Minority Participation

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/18/2016 - The National Science Foundation funding will be shared by eight Missouri schools
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Three Distinguished Alumni Honored for Achievement, Service Homecoming Weekend

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/17/2016 - Recipients of annual award will be honored by the UCM Alumni Foundation
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UCM's Criminal Justice Team Claims 15th Regional Sweepstakes Trophy

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/14/2016 - The Gamma Epsilon Delta chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association-Lambda Alpha Epsilon earns top honors in Lincoln, Neb.
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New UCM Necktie Design Makes Debut for Homecoming

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/14/2016 - Students have given a new look to the official UCM necktie and scarf, a popular product designed and marketed by students in the UCM Fashion: Textiles in Clothing and Business program.
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Performing Arts Series Presents the U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Ensemble

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/14/2016 - Jazz group features 19 top jazz and big band musicians offering a mixture of styles from swing to the contemporary
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Lee’s Summit R-7, UCM Celebrate Milestone in MIC Construction

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/13/2016 - The traditional beam topping-out ceremony marks progress toward completion of the 140,000 square foot structure
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UCM Campus Cupboard Receives Harvesters Circle of Hope Partnership Award

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/12/2016 - Award recognizes success of the campus food pantry that offers assistance for those with food inscecurities
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UCM Celebrates Homecoming 2016, "The Power of Red”

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/11/2016 - The campus and community join in the annual celebration Oct. 21-22
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UCM to Host 2016 Festival of Champions Marching Band Competition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/10/2016 - Annual marching band and drum line competition planned for Oct. 15
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KMOS-TV Introduces New Local Program, 'Lowdown'

KMOS-logo_thumb5.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/7/2016 - Successor to "University Magazine" will offer coverage of UCM and the surrounding community.
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Performing Arts Series Presents The Alloy Orchestra in Multimedia Concert

PAS_thumb10.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/4/2016 - Unique combination of music and film highlights talents of silent film accompanists
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Service Members, Veterans, Spouses Invited to Return With Purpose Workshop

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 10/3/2016 - Workshop helps military personnel and veterans make transition from active duty to civilian life.
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Departments of Theatre and Dance, Music Present 'The Secret Garden'

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 10/3/2016 - Musical is based upon classic family novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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September

Colorado Springs Family Named UCM Family of the Year

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/30/2016 - Skrastins family honored during UCM's annual Family Weekend
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Performing Arts Series Presents A Capella Group 'Vocalosity'

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/28/2016 - Live concert brings diverse group of young vocalists to Hendricks Hall stage
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MIC Students Take Internships to New Level in Preparation for High-tech Jobs

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/28/2016 - Missouri Innovation Campus graduates obtain great jobs two years ahead of other students their age
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Humphreys Building Contingency Funding Among Board Action Items

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/22/2016 - Funding will allow the completion of ongoing project
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Census Shows Five-year Growth in Enrollment, Although No Record This Year

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/20/2016 - UCM fall numbers slightly down from 2015, although five-year data demonstrate growth in key areas
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Tickets Available for Peforming Arts Series 2016-17 Season

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/20/2016 - PAS kicks off a season of music, dance, theatre and the visual and multi-media arts for the campus and community.
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UCM Honored by Guadalupe Centers with the Robert Reeds Business of the Year Award

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/19/2016 - Annual gala event recognizes significant contributions to Kansas City's Hispanic community
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UCM Archives and Museum to Host Ask a Curator Day

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 9/16/2016 - Learn more about heirlooms and historic items
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Terrorist Attacks of 9/11 Awaken, Resurge Nation to Protect Freedoms

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/12/2016 - Campus and community gather to honor those to perished, were injured and served on Sept. 11, 2001
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Vendors Sought for Veterans Summit and Resource Fair Oct. 7

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 9/9/2016 - Event provides resources for those who have served their country.
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August

Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity Named, Grand Opening Planned

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/31/2016 - CMI focuses on university's commitment to a diverse body of students, faculty and staff members
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UCM Celebrates Sustainability Week Sept. 12-16

sustainability_thumb2.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/30/2016 - A week of events provides ideas for living a sustainable lifestyle.
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Guest Speaker Announced for UCM Constitution Week

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WARRENSBURG - 8/29/2016 - Carol Faulkner, Ph.D., will speak on Lucretia Mott and religion, race, and women's rights
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Faculty and Staff to Tour Whiteman in October, Register by Sept. 26

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/29/2016 - The free tour will be offered on a first-come, first serve basis to interested UCM employees.
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Wounded Warrior Cedric King to Share Inspirational Story of Persistence at UCM

Cedric-King_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/29/2016 - Inspirational speaker will deliver the 2016 Ike Skelton Lecture for the Servant Lecture Series
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UCM Green Dot Participates in National Green Dot Day of Training

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/25/2016 - UCM students will learn about reducing power-based personal violence
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Denver Resident Accepts UCM’s New Associate VP Post in Human Resources

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WARRENSBURG - 8/23/2016 - Ranea Taylor will serve in newly created post effective Sept. 6
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UCM Introduces The 'UCM Big Idea Program' for Student Entrepreneurs

BigIdea_2clr_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/18/2016 - Kansas City entrepreneur and business owner Danny O'Neill will share his expertise and "lessons learned" with UCM students
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Annual 'Get the Red Out' Street Fair Planned for Sept. 8

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/16/2016 - Annual event offers something for everyone in celebration of the UCM Mules first home football game.
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UCM Fall Concert Features 3OH!3, Chevy Woods and Marcus Johnson

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/12/2016 - Spotlight opens the fall semester with an event for students, faculty, staff and surrounding community
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KMOS-TV Nominated for Regional Emmy Award for “KMOS Presents Missouri Life”

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/12/2016 - Awards to be presented Oct. 1 by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
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Annual Provost's Faculty Showcase Opens Performing Arts Season

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/11/2016 - "Sharing from the Hart" will feature the talents the music, theatre and dance, and art and design faculties.
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UCM Distinguished Alumnus to Speak at Pre-Patriot Day Event

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/11/2016 - Brig. Gen. Arnold Gordon-Bray will present the keynote address at the Sept. 9 event.
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UCM Offers New Scholarships for Study Abroad in France

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/10/2016 - Four new scholarships will offer UCM students the opportunity to enrich their college experiences and add value to the degrees they receive.
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Board Authorizes Union Renovations Needed for Steak 'n Shake, Chick-fil-A

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 8/8/2016 - Additional renovations and upgrades will accommodate new and relocated food offerings in the Elliott Student Union.
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UCM Launches ‘The UCM Experience Kickoff’ for Incoming Freshman

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 8/5/2016 - New UCM students will arrive on campus early, providing an opportunity to explore and learn about their new home away from home.
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July

Iske Recognized by the American Industrial Hygiene Association with the Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award

Iske_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/29/2016 - UCM professor of safety sciences honored for his contributions to the industrial hygiene profession
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Relationship with Husch Blackwell Provides Leadership, Service in Legal Affairs

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 7/27/2016 - Hayley Hanson named general counsel, effective July 1
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Olathe, Kan. Resident Selected to Lead Admissions Effort at UCM

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 7/25/2016 - J.D. Gragg will assume the post of Director of Admissions Aug. 8
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Huffman’s Leadership Brings National Group to UCM for Summer Meeting

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 7/25/2016 - Members of the National Association of Presidential Assistants in Higher Education will meet at UCM July 28-30
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Murphy Receives UCM’s Foster/Inglish Prize for Excellence in Public Relations

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/22/2016 - Annual award recognizes achievement and service by members of the university’s University Relations staff.
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National Association Honors UCM Academic Advisor

brant_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 7/13/2016 - Academic advisor Paula Brant will receive the Outstanding Advising Award presented by the National Academic Advising Association this fall.
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University of Tennessee Educator to Lead UCM Finance and Administration

Doug-Hawks_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 7/11/2016 - Dr. Douglas Hawks will assume post Aug. 1 following a national search
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UCM to Host President's Lawn Concert July 25

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/11/2016 - Warrensburg Community Band will perform at the annual concert and ice cream social on the UCM quadrangle
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UCM CIS Students Place First in National Competition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 7/5/2016 - Information technology students, educators and professionals from across the country attended the annual event.
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June

Career Support Workshop for Service Members, Veterans, Spouses Announced

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/28/2016 - Return With Purpose Workshop scheduled for Aug. 6 at UCM
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UCM Archives to Receive Sen. David Pearce’s Official Papers and Memorabilia

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/27/2016 - Documentation of area legislator's career in the Missouri House and Senate will reside in UCM's Arthur F. McClure II Archives and University Museum
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UCM Welcomes American Legion Auxiliary Missouri Girls State

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/23/2016 - More than 750 young women from across Missouri will be on campus June 26-July 2 as they experience democracy in action
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Board Approves Events and Services Certificate Program Among Action Items

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/21/2016 - Dr. Gus Wetzel II, Clinton, named board president for 2016-17.
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Work Begins on Renovation of UCM’s W.C. Morris Science Building

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/16/2016 - Project will provide state-of-the-art facilities for UCM students studying the sciences, mathematics and computer science.
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UCM’s Skyhaven Airport to Host Women Aviators as a Stop on the Air Race Classic

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/16/2016 - More than 115 aviators in 47 aircraft will participate in the historic women's aviation competition
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Governor Signs Bill Aimed at Holding College Costs Down, Increased Completion

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/16/2016 - Senate Bill 997 benefits students, education institutions, and the state’s economy
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UCM Hosts 77th Annual Missouri Boys State June 18-25

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/13/2016 - Nearly 1,000 young men from across the state will participate in the week-long leadership and training program.
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UCM to Host Vigil in Wake of Orlando Tragedy

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 6/13/2016 - Campus and community are invited to come together and stand as one in support of the LGBTQ community.
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Support for Hendricks Hall Renovation Project Gains Momentum

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/7/2016 - Funds raised will help with preserving the historic auditorium while creating a state-of-the-art performance venue
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Central Missouri Repertory to Present Original Children's Play

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/6/2016 - "Once in the Time of Rainbow Crow" to be presented at six locations in west-central Missouri in June
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Córdoba to Outline How to Overcome Prejudices as Learning Day Speaker

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/3/2016 - Veteran Kansas educator will speak as "The Educated Pachuco" at Learning Day for faculty and staff June 15
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UCM Lee’s Summit, KC Social Innovation Center Bring IoT Workshop to KC Area Teachers

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 6/3/2016 - Workshop offers hands-on training for high school, middle school and technology-oriented elementary school teachers
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May

Standard & Poor Upgrades UCM Bond Rating to 'A+'

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/31/2016 - Upgrade from 'A' rating reflects UCM’s strong credit fundamentals and stable outlook
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Ceremonial Wishes for Good Luck Help Usher in New Era for UCM Golf Facility

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/31/2016 - Ribbon-cutting held for newly-renovated Earl Keth Memorial Golf Course at Mules National Golf Club
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Funding for Humphreys Building Improvements Authorized by Board

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/31/2016 - Renovation of two academic office suites and lead and asbestos remediation will the completed this summer
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Marine Major Urges Audience to Remember Veterans in Preserving Peace

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/25/2016 - Pre-Memorial Day ceremony honors those gave their lives in service of their country.
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Walkers, Team Captains, Business Participants Sought for 2016 Heart Walk

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/24/2016 - Individuals, families, businesses and organizations encouraged to join in the fight against serious health issues
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Mules Baseball Claims 17th Regional Crown with 7-4 Win over Arkansas-Monticello

Contact: Mike Knipper
WARRENSBURG - 5/23/2016 - UCM team advances to NCAA-II World Series play May 29
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Housing, Food, Staff Make UCM Attractive Site for ACE International Student Convention

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/19/2016 - Event will bring more than 2,100 students 26 countries to UCM for a week of educational.
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UCM Technology Students Compete in NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/9/2016 - UCM team returns to Marshall Space Flight Center to apply what was learned from the same event last year.
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Mules National Golf Club Grand Opening Celebrates Milestone at UCM

Mules-National-logo-final_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/9/2016 - Renovation of Keth Memorial Golf Course offers campus and community a state-of-the-art facility.
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Trailblazing MIC Students Complete Four-year Degrees from UCM

MIC_Color5.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/9/2016 - Eleven students were the first graduates of the nationally recognized program during Spring Commencement Exercises.
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Yousef, Pint Named Academic Advisors of the Year

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/5/2016 - Veteran advisors recognized for their dedication to student success
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First Missouri Innovation Campus Grads to Participate in Commencement

cap-diploma_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/3/2016 - Record number of graduates will receive degrees during May 6-7 ceremonies
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Maple, Parman Claim Top Prize in National Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition

maple_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/3/2016 - UCM acting duo competes in the national Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
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Implementation of New Budget Model Comes With Boost in State Funding

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/2/2016 - UCM Board of Governors approves $168.3 million budget for Fiscal Year 2017
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Wilson Named Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Professor for Theatre and Dance at UCM

wilson_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 5/2/2016 - Professor of theatre and dance is the third to be honored with recognition since 2010
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Ceremony Demonstrates Pearce’s UCM Roots Run Deep

David-Pearce-Presentation_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 5/2/2016 - UCM and the local community join in honoring Sen. David Pearce
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April

Martinez Sworn In As Student Member of UCM Governing Board

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/29/2016 - Economics major from Warrensburg will serve through Dec. 31, 2017
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Workshop Assists Military Members, Veterans, Reservists Transition to Civilian Life

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/27/2016 - Return With Purpose workshop returns to UCM May 21 with free assistance
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Jaso, Hamilton Receive UCM’s Cesar Chavez Scholarships

chavez_thumb2.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/25/2016 - Annual award offers financial support for two students planning to attend UCM from the Kansas City area Hispanic community
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UCM Ceremony Honors Veterans Who Gave Their Lives in Service to U.S.

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/25/2016 - Pre-Memorial Day ceremony planned for May 25 at UCM Alumni Memorial Chapel
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UCM, Warrensburg Community Celebrate David Pearce Day April 29

Pearce_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/22/2016 - State Senator from Missouri's 21st District will be honored for his service to the campus, community and state of Missouri
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Polychronis Receives UCM’s J.P. Mees Outstanding Professional Staff Award

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WARRENSBURG - 4/21/2016 - Award honors the legacy of the late John Paul Mees, who served as vice president of planning and policy/executive assistant to the university president
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UCM Dance Club Presents Dancing with the Professors

bigband2.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/21/2016 - Enjoy an evening of ballroom and popular dance styles performed by UCM students and faculty
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Generation Study Abroad Scholarships Awarded to Six Students

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/20/2016 - Financial incentive make is possible for more UCM students to study abroad
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Passion for Teaching Contributes to Top Faculty Award for Koehn

jkoehn_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/19/2016 - Professor of accounting to be honored with UCM's top faculty award.
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Survey Indicates Passenger Rail a Critical Resource for UCM Students

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/19/2016 - Results provide assessment of the importance of rail travel to schools along current Amtrak routes
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Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Spring Dance Concert

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/18/2016 - "Boundless" will be presented in a variety of locations across campus.
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UCM Hosts Annual Earth Day 365 Celebration April 18-23

EarthDa_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/18/2016 - Week of events celebrates Earth Day with opportunities to learn about sustainable living.
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"Something to Eat" Returns to UCM April 18-22

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WARRENSBURG - 4/18/2016 - The campus and community invited to join the effort to end world hunger.
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Diekemper, Rogers Named Recipients of 2016 Charno Award

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/15/2016 - The award is presented annually to the top male and female member of the graduating class at UCM.
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Duthoy Named UCM Student Employee of the Year

duthoy_2016_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/14/2016 - Sophomore aviation major from Warrensburg recognized as part of UCM's celebration of National Student Employment Week.
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UCM Aviation Announces Agreements with Republic Airways, ExpressJet

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/13/2016 - Aviation students will reap the benefits of agreements recently signed with two regional airlines
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Learning to a Greater Degree Award Nominees Recognized

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 4/13/2016 - 43 individuals are honored for making a difference on the UCM campus.
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Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV to Receive UCM’s Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award

tibbets_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/6/2016 - Award recognizes commitment to public education and leadership and governance in the surrounding community
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Carson Named Recipient of ACJS Bracey/Joseph New Scholar Award

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/5/2016 - Award recognizes outstanding academic contributions by new minority and female scholars
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Author Jonathan Kozol to be Keynote Speaker for UCM’s Politics and Social Justice Week

kozol_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 4/1/2016 - Nationally acclaimed author will address the theme of "The Global Dream: the Pursuit of Life, Liberty and Equality," followed by a book signing.
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March

UCM Performing Arts Series Presents The Afiara String Quartet

PAS_thumb9.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/29/2016 - World-renowned musicians featured in PAS Guest Artist Series April 3 season finale
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Department of Theatre and Dance Presents "The Taming of the Shrew"

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/29/2016 - The William Shakespeare classic will be presented April 6-10 in the Highlander Theatre
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Board Sets Room and Board Rates Among Several Action Items

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/28/2016 - Contracts for fitness equipment for the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and the dredging of Lake Cena also approved.
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UCM Members Join Senator Pearce for MPP Loss Control Workshop

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/22/2016 - Collaborative venture provides comprehensive property coveragetailored to the needs of college campuses
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Physical Education Students’ Mentor, Teacher Selected for Governor’s Award

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/18/2016 - UCM Associate Professor Ken Bias recognized for excellence in education
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Spring Commencement Includes Five Separate Ceremonies

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/18/2016 - Schedule for 2016 spring commencement ceremonies is announced
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Sixth Annual Show Me Justice Film Festival Planned for April 7-8 at UCM

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/17/2016 - Films from around the world will be featured, addressing issues ranging from gender and sexuality to civil disobedience and race relations.
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UCM President’s Gala Returns to Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/14/2016 - Concert will be feature performances by UCM music students and faculty
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UCM Launches 'A Day of Giving for the Arts' for Preservation, Renovation of Hendricks Hall

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WARRENSBURG - 3/14/2016 - Alumni and friends of the arts invited to be part of the future of UCM's historic performance venue.
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Construction Kick-off Celebrates New Summit Technology Academy-Missouri Innovation Campus

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/10/2016 - Gov. Jay Nixon joins in the celebration of the construction kick-off of new facility to house nationally recognized programs
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UCM to Host Classes in Native American Crafts

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/9/2016 - Free classes offer the opportunity to create handmade items with instruction from seasoned professionals
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UCM Gallery of Art and Design to Host High School Art Contest and Exhibition

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 3/9/2016 - Young artists from 19 area high schools will be recognized at reception
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Gift to Rotary Foundation Creates Duane R. Sterling Scholarship-Rotary Program at UCM

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WARRENSBURG - 3/7/2016 - Scholarship will provide funding for one full year of study for an undergraduate or graduate international student at UCM.
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UCM Performing Arts Series Presents The World Percussion Group in Concert

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WARRENSBURG - 3/3/2016 - Group created by founders of Maraca2 also will conduct artist-in-residency activities
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Green Dot Garden to Grow Campus Knowledge of Bystander Intervention Approach

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 3/2/2016 - Innovative program creates awareness of role in preventing power-based personal violence
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Department of Theatre and Dance Welcomes the Upright Citizens Brigade

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WARRENSBURG - 3/1/2016 - UCM's improv group, The Shenanigans, will open for touring comedy troupe.
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Study Shows Public Trusts PBS-Member Stations, Values Impact on Children

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WARRENSBURG - 3/1/2016 - KMOS shares with other PBS-member stations in a #1 rating in public trust among nationally known institutions.
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February

Mules Baseball to Dedicate New Playing Surface

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WARRENSBURG - 2/29/2016 - UCM unveils new artificial turf for Mules baseball at Crane Stadium
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Internet of Things Student Innovation Challenge Demo Day Showcases Student Projects

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/25/2016 - Partnership provides student teams with opportunities to create solutions with available data
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Stevenson Serving on Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

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WARRENSBURG - 2/25/2016 - UCM director emerita named to accreditation agency focusing on intensive English language programs
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Retired UCM Professor Establishes Scholarship for Sociology, Social Work Students

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WARRENSBURG - 2/24/2016 - Scholarship will be presented annually to advance the attainment of social and economic justice
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UCM Plays Host to 48th Annual Children’s Literature Festival

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/24/2016 - Nationally recognized authors and illustrators will interact with young readers and educators
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UCM Foundation Approves $1.3 Million to Support Student Success

Contact: Vanessa Figg
WARRENSBURG - 2/23/2016 - Payout from endowments in support of students and academic programs is increased for fifth consecutive year.
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Governor Proclaims Saturday, Feb. 27 TRIO Day

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/23/2016 - TRIO Day recognize the important contributions education has made to society
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Board Sets FY17 Academic, General Fees, Approves Academic Programs

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/22/2016 - Instructional, general education fees remain at current level for the 2016-2017 academic year
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Board Actions Enhance Quality Campus Environment, Education Outreach

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/16/2016 - UCM Board of Governors actions take place during time of tremendous growth
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UCM Performing Arts Series at Presents 'A Night at The Opera!'

PAS_thumb7.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/15/2016 - Guest artists Ray Feener and Natalia Rivera and members of the UCM voice faculty will perform.
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Department of Theatre and Dance Presents 'The Little Foxes'

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/12/2016 - Lillian Hellman's story of greed, power and family ties planned for Feb. 17-21
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Kidwaro Appointed to National Board Serving Non-land-grant Universities

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WARRENSBURG - 2/12/2016 - Organization seeks federal support for research and other opportunities
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Veterans Advice-Insight into Career Change During Warrior in Transition Forum

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/11/2016 - Military veterans who have transitioned into the civilian job market will share advice
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UCM Named a LEGO® Education Academy Training Site

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/11/2016 - Training available for educators and business leaders in the use of LEGO Education solutions
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UCM, Warrensburg R-VI School District Partners in New Innovation Track

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/9/2016 - New program provides students a path to a high school diploma and the potential to complete a four-year college degree within three years
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Faculty and Staff Tour of Whiteman Announced, Register by Feb. 25

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/8/2016 - The free tour will be offered on a first-come, first serve basis to interested UCM employees
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Operation Find Your Patriot Coming to UCM Feb. 20

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 2/5/2016 - Event provides assistance with finding Revolutionary War ancestry
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Team Selected for the 2016 Montgomery Cup Debate Tour

montgomerycup_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/4/2016 - Five UCM students will to travel to Ireland and Scotland on the 2016 Montgomery Cup Exhibition Debate Tour.
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Arun Gandhi to be Featured Speaker for UCM’s Unity Week

gandhi_arun_thumb1.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/2/2016 - Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to speak on racism in America and the importance of student activism
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Gathering Honors Hughes, Celebrates His Enshrinement as Missouri Sports Legend

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WARRENSBURG - 2/1/2016 - UCM's veteran director of athletics is honored by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
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UCM Student Vocal, Wind Ensembles to Perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall

carnegie_stern_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 2/1/2016 - 110 UCM students will make the trip to perform in the famed New York City venue.
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January

MCC-Longview Administrator Fills Assistant VP Post in Enrollment Management

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/29/2016 - Karen D. Goos, Ed.D., becomes UCM's new assistant vice provost for enrollment management, effective April 1.
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Professor Emerita Marla J. Selvidge Publishes Two Books

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/28/2016 - Book chronicles the lives and accomplishments of female Nobel Peace Prize Winners from 1905-2014.
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UCM Theatre Students Claim Multiple Awards at Kennedy Center Region V Festival

theatre,kennedylogo_thumb1.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/27/2016 - Two students will advance to the national competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in April.
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UCM Announces Creation of Third Chavez Scholarship for KC Hispanic Students

chavez_thumb1.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/26/2016 - UCM's outreach into the Kansas City area Hispanic community is expanded with a third the Cesar Chavez Scholarship to be made available to Kansas City area Hispanic students.
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Vinyl Wraps Allow Shuttle Service to Double as Mobile Message Provider

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/26/2016 - UCM takes the Learning to a Greater Degree message into the streets and highways of west central Missouri.
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Klimek Named MSCPA Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year

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WARRENSBURG - 1/26/2016 - UCM professor of accountancy is recognized by statewide professional organization
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UCM’s THRIVE Program Receives Missouri Governor's Council on Disability Inclusion Award

THRIVE_thumb1.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/26/2016 - Award recognizes private and public employers, individuals and organizations that include people with disabilities in education, employment, housing and leisure activities.
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UCM Alumna Cynthia Johnson Brings Message of Hope to MLK Celebration

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WARRENSBURG - 1/21/2016 - Warrensburg native challenges audience to make sure all children have opportunity for education
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UCM Professor Finds Record 22 Million Digit Mersenne Prime Number

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/21/2016 - Curtis Cooper discovers makes discovery as part of ongoing global search
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Performing Arts Series Presents The Wee Trio in Concert

PAS_thumb6.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/15/2016 - Tickets available for Jan. 21 performance in Hendricks Hall
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Local Foundation, Student Recognized with MLK Community Service Awards

mlk_thumb1.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/15/2016 - The Todd Hamann Memorial Foundation and Chilhowee High School senior Daphanie Parks are honored
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UCM Responds to Need With New Master’s Degree, Minor in Cybersecurity

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/15/2016 - Programs designed meet a growing need to can secure the nation’s cyberspace
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Workshop Assists Service Members, Veterans, Reservists and Their Spouses

Contact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/14/2016 - Free Return with Purpose workshop planned for Feb. 27 at UCM.
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UCM Foundation Funds New RedMan Suit for Police Academy

Foundation_thumb1.jpgContact: Traci Via
WARRENSBURG - 1/12/2016 - New equipment provides opportunities for safer student training of defensive tactics
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UCM Alumna Cynthia Johnson Named Keynote Speaker for 2016 UCM Freedom Scholarship Dinner

MLKjohnson_thyumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/11/2016 - A Warrensburg native and career educator and consultant, Johnson will bring her "Message of Hope" to the annual celebration.
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MLK Praise and Worship Service Planned for Jan. 18

mlk_thumb.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/8/2016 - Annual event is part of UCM's 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
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KMOS-TV to Broadcast State of the State, State of the Union Addresses

KMOS-logo_thumb3.jpgContact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG - 1/6/2016 - Election coverage also begins in February.
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Long Reappointed to Governing Board for One Year

Mary-Long_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/6/2016 - Kansas City educator has served on UCM Board of Governors since 2008.
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Lincoln University President Rome Speaker for Faculty/Staff Learning Day

rome_thumb.jpgContact: Jeff Murphy
WARRENSBURG - 1/6/2016 - Professional development program will cover a wide variety of topics
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