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Graduates of Medical Coding And Billing Certificate Program
University News, UCM-Lee's Summit

Medical Coding and Billing Graduates Earn Valuable Certificate from UCM

Graduates of the University of Central Missouri’s Medical Coding and Billing Professional Certificate Program were recognized at a ceremony at UCM’s Lee’s Summit campus.

September 23, 2021
Judge With Gavel
University News, Court of Appeals

Missouri Court of Appeals Convenes Oct. 13 at UCM

WARRENSBURG, MO – An opportunity to see the judicial system in action, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene court at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Oct. 13.

September 22, 2021
Martin Building UCM
Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders, University News, Parkinson's

2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant Awarded to UCM

WARRENSBURG, MO -- Parkinson Voice Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has named the University of Central Missouri Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders as a recipient of its 2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant Program. Grant recipients include hospitals, university speech therapy clinics, private practices, and nonprofit organizations.

September 21, 2021
Allero Telecom
UCM-LS, University News, MIC

UCM and Allero Telecom Collaborate to Provide Workforce Solutions in the U.S. and Internationally

The University of Central Missouri and Allero recently launched a new collaboration to assist companies with workforce needs.

September 21, 2021
UCM State of the University 2021
University News, President Best

President Best Says UCM Outlook is "Mule Strong" with Successes That Include Enrollment Increase

WARRENSBURG, MO – Announcing that the University of Central Missouri was the only institution out of 47 colleges and universities from Missouri and our region to experience enrollment gains this fall across three segments - first-time freshmen, transfer and international - President Roger Best affirmed that the university has much to be proud of when he presented his 2021 State of the University Address. In his speech on Sept. 16 he called the institution “Mule Strong,” also announcing a salary increase for full-time employees, effective Jan. 1, 2022.

September 17, 2021
UCM Bound Sign
Rankings, University News

UCM Ranks 16th Among U.S. News & World Report's Top Midwest Institutions

For the third consecutive year, the University of Central Missouri maintained its spot at #16 as a top public institution in the Midwest region on the 2022 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings, and was also listed #31 among best colleges and universities for Veterans, #60 as a best value institution, and #74 among best regional universities in the Midwest.

September 17, 2021
 'The House of Representatives' by Samuel F.B. Morse
history, UCM-Lee's Summit, University News, #MIC

Official Missouri Bicentennial Exhibit, the Struggle for Statehood Comes to UCM-Lee's Summit Sept. 22-Oct. 26

An opportunity to learn more about the challenges Missouri’s founders faced more than 200 years ago, the University of Central Missouri is bringing to the Kansas City area the Struggle for Statehood, Missouri’s Official Bicentennial Exhibit.

September 14, 2021
UCM Quad
University News, US News, Rankings

UCM Earns Spot on Princeton Review's "Best of Midwest" List for 18th Year

WARRENSBURG, MO – Continuing annual recognition that the University of Central Missouri has received since the 2004 edition of The Princeton Review, UCM is included on the education services company’s “2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website. The results listing the “Best in the Midwest” colleges and universities were recently announced.

September 13, 2021
Online Learning
University News, UCM-LS, MIC

UCM to Offer New Online Freedom of Information Act Course for Fall 2021

The University of Central Missouri will offer a new course focusing on the Freedom of Information Act and how to respond to FOIA requests. The three-hour course will be offered online from Oct. 11 through Dec. 10.

September 09, 2021
CNA Grads 2021
UCM-LS, University News, Opportunity In Action, MIC

"Earn-as-you-learn" Partnership Offers a Win-win for UCM, John Knox Village, Full Employment Council and Students

Out-of-the-box thinking during the pandemic has resulted in an innovative program that helps fill critical needs in healthcare.

September 03, 2021
photo-of-1902-females-administration-building
art gallery, University News, gallery of art and design

Faculty, UCM 150th Anniversary Exhibits on Display at Gallery of Art and Design

WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design welcomes individuals to view its annual Faculty Exhibition through Sept. 18, and UCM Then and Now 150 Years through Oct. 30.

September 01, 2021
ucm-sign-on-holden-street
University News, Rankings

UCM Recognized by Abound as Institution for Graduate Program Excellence

A testament to the University of Central Missouri’s efforts to meet the needs of students who want to advance their higher education, UCM is receiving “Abound 2021 Top Grad Programs” recognition.

August 31, 2021
studio-theatre-one-acts-fall-2021-poster
blackbox theatre, University News, Department of Theatre and Dance, Nickerson Black Box Theatre

UCM Theatre and Dance Presents Night of Studio Theatre One-Act Plays

WARRENSBURG, MO – Enjoy an evening of entertainment as University of Central Missouri Theatre and Dance present a night of Studio Theatre 10-minute plays at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 10, and 11 in the Nickerson Black Box Theatre, located on the first floor of Nickerson Hall.

August 30, 2021
group photo of esports members fall 2021
Esports, University News

UCM Esports Enters Third Year with Player Signing Ceremony, Scholarships

WARRENSBURG, MO – Entering its third consecutive year at the University of Central Missouri, UCM Esports, led by Interim Varsity Director Kordell Ballard and Founder Steven Shattuck, began the 2021 fall semester with a signing ceremony to recognize students on six different teams, each named for different video games.

August 30, 2021
Go Global KC 2021
UCM-LS, University News, MIC, events

Go Global KC Promotes Kansas City's International Trade Economy

The annual event will be held Sept. 23 at Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit.

August 30, 2021
Fashion and Apparel Merchandising
University News, ucmblog, student success

FAME: Tailoring the Next Generation of Fashion and Apparel Professionals

Throughout their University of Central Missouri experience, students seek not only an education but an academic area where high-caliber faculty members will engage them in meaningful hands-on experiences that will better prepare them for successful careers. For many students, the Fashion and Apparel Merchandising major, as a part of the School of Technology, provides such an opportunity.

June 21, 2021
UCM Student Jacob Danley
ucmblog, MIC, student success, UCM-LS

UCM Student Spotlight: Jacob Danley Earns Cybersecurity Degree and Begins New Job Just Two Years After High School Graduation

Within the space of a few weeks, Jacob Danley earned a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity from UCM and started a full-time job at Burns & McDonnell, both at age 20.

June 15, 2021
UCM Quad and Administration Building
ucmblog, financial aid

How to Earn Your Degree Without Breaking the Bank

The cost of tuition can be a major source of stress for many students looking to enter college. However, don’t be discouraged! There are many ways to keep college affordable.

December 07, 2020
UCM's 2019-2020 Awards and Accolades
ucmblog, student success, awards

Celebrate UCM's Campus Community Highlights of the '19-20 Academic Year [VIDEO]

Take a look back at the wide variety of awards, accolades and achievements UCM celebrated in 2019-2020.

August 31, 2020
Laughlin-Choate Wedding
University News, ucmblog

UCM Professor Helps Student Realize Dream: Pandemic Can't Stop Love

While teaching subjects such as organic chemistry may be his profession, Jay Steinkruger recently demonstrated chemistry of a different kind while making a University of Central Missouri student’s wedding dream come true at a very challenging time.

June 10, 2020
JCKL Library Lawn
ucmblog, student success

6 Reasons You Should Transfer to UCM

At UCM, we make transferring easy, and ensure you’ll find opportunities for success. In fact, 95% of UCM graduates launch their careers or continue their education within six months of graduation. Need more reasons? Here’s what you can look forward to when you choose UCM:

June 01, 2020
Zoom Travel
University News, ucmblog, student success

UCM Students Travel Virtually Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

In a time where universities are closed, classes are online and study trips are canceled, Tricia Hansen-Horn, UCM professor and program coordinator of public relations, has found a way to help her students travel – virtually.

May 29, 2020
UCM Laptop
student success, ucmblog, awards

Get Connected: 10 Nationally Ranked Online Programs at UCM

With 22 programs, 10 certificate programs and hundreds of courses available online, UCM offers a wide variety of opportunities to pursue online learning. Here are a few of our online programs that have been recognized as some of the best in the country.

May 04, 2020
Origami Mule
UCM Blog, ucmblog

Learn How to Fold Your Own Origami Mule

Impress your friends by folding up your own bit of UCM pride. This origami mule makes a great desktop companion and takes less than five minutes to put together!

April 27, 2020
UCM Coloring Pages
ucmblog, UCM Blog

Get Creative with These Advanced UCM-Themed Coloring Activities

We hope you’re stocked up on art supplies: these UCM-themed coloring activities are highly detailed and designed to inspire the creativity of our most artistic Mules and Jennies!

April 14, 2020
#MuleStrong Playlist
UCM Blog, ucmblog

Listen and Add to MuleNation's Favorite Music with our #MuleStrong Playlist

What are you listening to lately, Mules and Jennies? Add your favorite songs to our #MuleStrong Playlist, a music mix chosen entirely by our campus community!

April 13, 2020
Mo Coloring Activities
MuleNation, ucmblog, UCM Blog

Download Mo the Mule Coloring Activities for Future Mules and Jennies

Gather the kiddos, grab the art supplies and enjoy these coloring activities with our very own Mo the Mule!

April 07, 2020
UCM Virtual Background
ucmblog, MuleNation, UCM Blog, Online Learning

Let Your Mule Pride Shine Online with UCM-themed 'Zoom' Backgrounds

Whether you’re embarrassed about your messy room appearing in your thumbnail, or just looking to spice up your virtual classroom, you can add these UCM-themed virtual backgrounds to your Zoom profile for a unique look!

March 30, 2020
Global Classroom
ucmblog, collegehealth

How UCM Students are Changing the Health Care Industry Through Global Collaboration

As both the education and health care industries become increasingly global enterprises, UCM is pioneering a future-focused approach to education that promotes collaboration for global health initiatives by providing health courses that include students from different countries.

June 03, 2019
Kylee Julian
ucmblog, collegebusiness

My Public Relations Major Choice Changed My World

The University of Central Missouri’s public relations program changed my life. When I transferred to UCM, I had never heard of a public relations major, and I certainly didn’t know I could get a degree in it! I wasn’t in the dark very long.

May 09, 2019

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