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Fred Rogers and Child
University News, KMOS-TV, events

Community Screening of the Acclaimed Story of Fred Rogers and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

KMOS-TV and Capitol Cinema join the Independent Television Service documentary series “Independent Lens” to present a special community screening of the feature film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

March 22, 2019
Brian Hughes
University News, awards

NATA Honors Hughes' Commitment to Professional Development Through National Award

Brian Hughes' volunteerism and commitment to what is both his passion and profession are now being recognized through the presentation of the National Athletic Trainers Association Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award.

March 21, 2019
UCM Students in Residence Hall
studentsuccess, University News

Pell-eligible Students Encouraged to Apply by May 1 for Limited UCM Housing Grants

Helping to make higher education more affordable to students who have financial need, the University of Central Missouri announces the UCM Housing Grant Program.

March 21, 2019
University of Central Missouri Seal
University News

UCM Board Authorizes Tuition Increases, Effective for Fall 2019

While continuing to make access and affordability priorities at the same time the institution must secure financial stability, the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors unanimously approved new academic fees, effective for the fall 2019 semester.

March 20, 2019
Yuankun Yao to Receive Governor's Award
awards, University News

Yuankun Yao Will Receive Governor's Excellence in Education Award

A longtime University of Central Missouri faculty member who previously was honored for his work at the college level, Yuankun Yao, professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, is now receiving statewide recognition.

March 15, 2019
DigiGirlz Event
events, University News

UCM Partners with Lee's Summit High School Students for 2019 Microsoft DigiGirlz Day

A total of six Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students, working with the University of Central Missouri Gigabit Lab, will assist with Internet of Things presentations at the 2019 Microsoft DigiGirlz Day.

March 14, 2019
UCM Administration Building
awards, collegebusiness, University News

UCM's Part-time MBA Recognized Among Nation's Best by U.S. News & World Report

One of the nation’s most popular sources for students to seek information that will help them in deciding which college or university best suits their education goals, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Central Missouri among 2020 Best Graduate Schools for a part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

March 14, 2019
MIC Open House
events, University News, MIC

Adult Learners Learn About Career Training, Available Scholarships at UCM Professional Training and Education Open House

Individuals interesting in launching new high-demand careers learned about training and scholarship opportunities at a Feb. 26 professional training and education open house hosted by the University of Central Missouri in cooperation with the Full Employment Council.

March 14, 2019
UCM Auto Tech Ford Presentation
University News, studentsuccess

Ford Motor Company Vehicle Donation Contributes to Hands-on Learning at UCM

Representatives of Ford Motor Company came to the University of Central Missouri March 1 to present a late-model vehicle to the Automotive Technology Management Program.

March 06, 2019
Cheng-Chow Trio
events, University News

UCM School of Visual and Performing Arts to Present Six-Hand Piano Recital by Cheng-Chow Trio

The UCM School of Visual and Performing Arts will present the Cheng-Chow Piano Trio in concert at 7 p.m. March 12 in Hart Recital Hall.

March 05, 2019
Healthcare Career Expo
University News, MIC

UCM Hosts Healthcare Career Expo at Lee's Summit Campus

Close to 160 students attended the University of Central Missouri’s Healthcare Career Expo designed to help employers connect with students graduating in health and human services.

March 05, 2019
Shaunte Montgomery
facstaff, University News

UCM Hires Expert in Student Support to Lead Student Success Initiatives Under Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant

UCM has appointed Shaunte Montgomery as Title III Project Manager and Director of First Year Programs.

February 28, 2019
Peer Educators 2019
student success, University News

Certified Peer Educator Training Vital to UCM Meeting Student Retention, Success Goals

In an effort to provide a more holistic and innovative approach to helping students to cross the degree finish line, 31 students at the University of Central Missouri recently completed Certified Peer Educator Training through NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

February 28, 2019
University of Central Missouri
events, University News

UCM Warrensburg, Lee's Summit Participate in Statewide Tornado Drill March 5

The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg and UCM-Lee’s Summit will participate in a statewide tornado drill at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5.

February 27, 2019
Missouri Innovation Campus
events, University News

UCM Lee's Summit Hosts Community Summit to Assist Organizations Supporting Those in Need

Leaders from charitable organizations from throughout the Eastern Jackson County area recently learned about opportunities for workforce development and degree completion at a Community Summit, hosted by the University of Central Missouri Lee’s Summit.

February 21, 2019
UCM CNA Certificate Recipients
ucmblog, nursing, MIC

CNA Program at UCM Lee's Summit Helps Busy Adults Enter the High-Demand Healthcare Industry

The University of Central Missouri’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is designed to help individuals step into entry-level careers in the rapidly growing healthcare field.

March 19, 2019
UCM Nursing Students
ucmblog, nursing

UCM School of Nursing Graduates are Well-Prepared to Enter a Rewarding, In-Demand Field

Bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are offered at our Lee’s Summit campus and via online courses.

March 19, 2019
Randi Perry
ucmblog, MIC

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
ucmblog

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
ucmblog, alumni

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, ucmalumni, University News

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
ucmblog

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
ucmblog, University News, studentsuccess

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
ucmblog

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
ucmblog, University News, studentsuccess

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
ucmblog

#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
ucmblog

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

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