Meng Chen, Ph.D.
University News, facstaff

UCM Taps Meng Chen to Lead Office of Analytics and Institutional Research

Assuming a position that is instrumental in the collection of data used in strategic decision making at the University of Central Missouri, Meng Chen, Ph.D., has been named the director of university analytics and institutional research.

February 14, 2019
Missouri Innovation Campus
University News, MIC

UCM to Host Open House Events at Missouri Innovation Campus

Beginning Feb. 26, the FEC will participate in pre-qualifying Open House events in Lee’s Summit to help individuals determine eligibility and apply for scholarships to fund non-semester based certification training as well as some college degree programs.

February 14, 2019
Education and Human Services Career Expo
events, University News

Explore Job Possibilities at UCM's Education and Human Services Career Expo March 11

Interested students, alumni and guests are invited to attend the Education and Human Services Career Expo 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the University of Central Missouri Multipurpose Building arena.

February 12, 2019
August: Osage County
events, University News

UCM Theatre and Dance Presents 2008 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play August: Osage County

WARRENSBURG, MO – Enjoy mainstage theatre featuring students and faculty as the University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance presents the upcoming of production of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County.

February 11, 2019
Skyhaven Airport
University News, UCM Foundation

Sunderland Foundation Pledges $1M for UCM Airport Development

The Sunderland Foundation has pledged a $1M gift to the UCM Foundation toward construction of a state-of-the-art terminal and flight education facility at UCM’s Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport.

February 11, 2019
UCM Campus
awards, University News, studentsuccess

MDHE Data Shows UCM a State Leader for Degree Completion

A commitment to helping students finish their college education is contributing to the University of Central Missouri’s status as the state leader in degree completion among public universities.

February 04, 2019
UCM Sesquicentennial Celebration
University News, ucm150

UCM and State of Missouri Prepare to Celebrate Historic Milestones in 2021

As the state of Missouri approaches a historic milestone, the University of Central Missouri, which has a played a significant role in helping to educate thousands of Missourians, will celebrate its rich heritage and future with its sesquicentennial celebration planned February through December 2021.

February 01, 2019
Courtney Goddard
UCM Foundation, alumni, University News

Goddard to Become UCM VP for Advancement, Executive Director of Foundation

Having a professional background that includes nearly 20 years of strategic higher education leadership experience, Courtney E. Goddard soon begins a new role at the University of Central Missouri. Effective March 1, she becomes Vice President for Advancement and External Engagement, Executive Director of the UCM Foundation.

January 30, 2019
IT Class
collegehealth, University News

MoExcels Proposal Includes Funding for UCM's Development of IT Training

Pending legislative approval, a $55.8 million funding request by the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education (CBHE) will greatly aid the University of Central Missouri’s efforts to meet a statewide need for trained information technology workers.

January 28, 2019
BIG Career Expo
University News, events

B.I.G. Career Expo Brings Employers, Education Institutions to Campus in February

University of Central Missouri students who are looking for jobs have a great opportunity to network with potential employers during the annual Spring Business, Industry, Government (B.I.G.) Career Expo 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the Multipurpose Building arena.

January 25, 2019
Mr. Rogers
University News, KMOS-TV

KMOS Presents Acclaimed Fred Rogers Documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor," Feb. 9

Mark your calendar for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, when the University of Central Missouri’s public television station, KMOS-TV, presents one of the most celebrated theatrical releases of 2018, an intimate look at the life of America’s favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers.

January 24, 2019
2019 MLK Scholarship Winners
awards, scholarships, University News

Civil Rights Leader's Legacy Celebrated Through MLK Freedom Scholarship Presentations

In a ceremony titled “One Dream, One Nation: Moving Forward Together” a crowd of about 260 people learned about Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact as a civil rights leader while also celebrating three students who will realize their dreams for a college education as recipients of University of Central Missouri scholarships in King’s name.

January 23, 2019
Teen writing
University News

Summer Camp Opportunities for Young Adults Offered at UCM Lee's Summit

Students from throughout the metropolitan area are invited to participate in upcoming camps and workshops through the University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit. Both events are offered at the Missouri Innovation Campus.

January 23, 2019
Missouri Innovation Campus
University News, Missouri innovation campus

Missouri Innovation Campus Expanding Student Opportunities Through New Programs

Bioinformatics launched this school year with Software Engineering beginning in the summer of 2019.

January 23, 2019
CIS Program
University News, awards

College Factual Ranks UCM Best CIS Program for the Money in Missouri

Among several categories of recognition, College Factual, an online rankings organization, has distinguished the University of Central Missouri as No. 1 among the 2019 Best Computer Information Systems Colleges for the Money in Missouri and among the top 15 percent of CIS programs nationally.

January 23, 2019
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Randi Perry
MIC, ucmblog

KC Scholars and KC Degrees Provide Financial Boost and Navigation Assistance for Adult Students

Randi Perry shares her story of how scholarship programs and the University of Central Missouri have changed her life

January 03, 2019
Five Questions

The Five Real Questions to Ponder When Deciding on a College

Choosing the right college is a big deal, and it may be your first exercise in value, cost and quality reasoning. You have a lot of variables to look at. Be sure to dig deeper to find the right college to meet your needs. Consider these real questions when you’re shopping for the right college

November 12, 2018
Legacy at UCM
alumni, ucmblog

UCM Legacy Creates Kindred Connections

You may have heard the term “legacy family,” but what does it really mean? At the most basic definition, legacy families are students and alumni whose families, including parents, grandparents and/or siblings, attended or currently attend UCM. It’s through these families that the heritage of UCM passes from generation to generation.

November 01, 2018
Anthony Fantino
ucmblog, collegehealth, University News

Student, Faculty Research Leads to Joint Publication in Materials Letters

As a first-generation student from Independence, Anthony Fatino whetted his appetite for scientific research early in his undergraduate studies working collaboratively with chemistry faculty members at the University of Central Missouri. As he continues to fulfill this passion five years later, he is watching the fruit of his early college experiences pay off with a research article published in the scientific journal, “Materials Letters.” This is happening as his UCM co-authors and mentors continue to press on furthering study of a new way to detect metal ions in aqueous solution.

October 22, 2018
UCM Distinguished Alumni 2018
ucmblog, University News, ucmalumni

UCM Honors Five Distinguished Alumni During 2018 Homecoming, Oct. 26-27

Five men and women who have outstanding careers in fields such as actuarial science, education, engineering, marketing and mathematics, both nationally and internationally, will be recognized during the University of Central Missouri’s Distinguished Alumni Dinner Friday, Oct. 26.

October 18, 2018
UCM Jack o'Lantern

UCM-Themed Jack o' Lantern Stencils will Brighten Up Your Halloween

Looking to add a little Mule Pride to your Halloween festivities? Enjoy these eight printable UCM-themed Jack o' Lantern stencils and add some school spirit to your holiday.

October 11, 2018
Graduate Students at UCM
studentsuccess, ucmblog, University News

UCM Celebrates Graduate Education Week Oct. 15-19

Along with the Governor’s recognition of the importance of graduate education, the University of Central Missouri also has a variety of activities planned during the week to recognize its many graduate students and the opportunities UCM provides for those seeking advanced degrees.

October 10, 2018
Job Interview

Top 10 Questions to Expect in Your Job Interview

Interviews are coming. Here's how to prep for your interview season.

October 09, 2018
Lover Chancler
studentsuccess, ucmblog, University News

Chancler Moving The Center Forward with Focus on Multiculturalism and Inclusivity

After being part of a group that provided initial input to help launch the Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity, now known as The Center, Lover Chancler has assumed a key leadership role in moving this important area forward at the University of Central Missouri.

October 08, 2018
UCM Homecoming Parade Cheerleaders

#AlwaysAMule - Connect with UCM During Homecoming 2018

As we welcome UCM students, alumni and community members to Homecoming 2018, we want to connect with you and share the Homecoming moments you’ll never forget. Take a look at how you can share your pics, videos and social media posts with the rest of Mule Nation during the biggest campus celebration of the year.

September 05, 2018
Keshav Bhattarai
ucmblog, University News

Bhattarai's Fulbright Experience to Nepal Addresses Urban Planning Issues

Keshav Bhattarai, Ph.D., a professor of geography at the University of Central Missouri, most recently visited Nepal with plans to use his knowledge and experience in urban planning to help make a difference in the rapidly changing country.

August 30, 2018
State of the Union 2018
ucmblog, University News

Watch the 2018 State of University Address

University of Central Missouri Interim President Roger Best presented the 2018 State of the University Address on Wednesday, Aug. 22, before a crowd of more than 300 UCM faculty, staff and students in the James L. Highlander Theatre.

August 23, 2018
Dr. Best Instagram Story

View Dr. Best's Video Responses from the #UCMKnowsBest Q&A

On Aug. 17, 2018, University of Central Missouri Interim President Dr. Roger Best answered questions from the campus community via Twitter and Instagram. Watch him respond to questions from our Q&A.

August 20, 2018
Job Interview

5 Reasons Every Mule and Jennie Should Be Using Handshake

UCM’s Career Services office automatically provides all current students & alumni with Handshake, giving you the advantage over similar network-driven career websites. Here are the top 5 reasons you should be checking out Handshake regularly.

August 07, 2018
UCM Mule Statue

Top 10 Locations to Take Graduation Photos at UCM

The school year is nearing its end, and it's almost time for what you've been working toward: graduation. Before you say your goodbyes, you might want to take a few pictures to commemorate your time at UCM. There are a lot of beautiful backdrops on campus, and we've compiled a list for you of the top 10 places to take graduation photos on campus. So grab your cap and gown and let's go!

April 24, 2018
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