UCM Suit Up 2019
University News, UCM-LS, events

JCPenney's Suit Up Discounts Provide UCM Students with Up To 60 Percent Off Suits and Accessories on Sept. 8

Through Suit Up, JCPenney is offering UCM students up to 60 percent off all suits and accessories purchased from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Lee’s Summit store.

July 16, 2019
President Best Inauguration 2019
University News, scholarships, Foundation

Presidential Endowed Scholarship Seeks Funds to Support Incoming Freshmen

To celebrate the inauguration of President Roger Best and support his focus on impacting students’ lives, the UCM Alumni Foundation has established the University of Central Missouri’s first-ever Presidential Endowed Scholarship.

July 15, 2019
President's Lawn Concert 2018
University News, events

UCM Invites Community to President's Lawn Concert, Ice Cream Social

Enjoy a fun and relaxing summer evening outdoors at the University of Central Missouri’s annual President’s Lawn Concert on Monday, July 29.

July 11, 2019
Rene Burress and Matt King
awards, University News, facstaff

Burress, King Recognized by American Library Association During National Conference

Rene Burress, a University of Central Missouri faculty member, and Matthew (Matt) King, a graduate student at UCM, were honored by the oldest library association in the world, the American Library Association, during the group’s 2019 national conference, June 20-25 in Washington, D.C.

July 01, 2019
Elliott Student Union
events, University News

Children Invited to Beat Summer Heat Through ESU's Indoor Bounce House Jamboree

Area children are invited to take a break from the summer heat by participating in the Indoor Bounce House Jamboree 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, in the ballroom of the Elliott Student Union.

July 01, 2019
University of Central Missouri
graduate studies, awards, University News Ranks UCM Programs in Library Science, Secondary Education Among Nation's Best

Demonstrating the quality of University of Central Missouri’s academic programs, both the Master of Science in Library Science and Information Services and the Master of Arts in Teaching online degree programs are named among the nation’s top programs in two separate rankings conducted by

June 27, 2019
TRIO Student at Computer
student success, University News

UCM Awarded Increase in TRIO Support for Final Year of Five-year Grant

The University of Central Missouri has received a 5 percent increase in federal grant funding for TRIO-Student Support Services programs at UCM in 2019-2020.

June 26, 2019
University of Central Missouri
University News

Board Action Items Include FY 2021 Operating and Capital Appropriations Requests

Approval to submit requests for Fiscal Year 2021 state operating appropriations and for capital appropriations were among items approved by the University of Central Missouri Board of Governors when it met in plenary session June 21.

June 26, 2019
UCM Nursing Student
awards, University News, UCM-LS, collegehealth, MIC

UCM School of Nursing Ranked Among Top 5 Nursing Schools in Missouri by

The University of Central Missouri’s School of Nursing was recently ranked among the top 5 nursing schools in Missouri by, a leading online information source for current and prospective nursing students.

June 24, 2019
Missouri Girls State at UCM
University News, events

Missouri Girls State Brings Young Women to UCM for Weeklong Leadership Event

High school girls from across the state will converge on the University of Central Missouri campus the week of Sunday, June 23 to participate in American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Missouri Girls State.

June 21, 2019
Linda Harris Receives Foster-Inglish Award
facstaff, awards, University News

IMC Designer Linda Harris, LaMonte, Honored with Foster-Inglish PR Award

Linda Harris, a staff member described as someone who “truly exemplifies service to the University of Central Missouri, the Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) office and to students,” has received the 2019 Foster/Inglish Award for Outstanding Achievement and Service in Public Relations.

June 20, 2019
Mules National Golf Club
events, University News, college of education

Registration Open for College of Education Centennial Year Golf Tournament

Faculty, staff, students, education alumni and anyone whose life has been impacted by a teacher is invited to a fun and engaging golf tournament hosted by the University of Central Missouri’s College of Education Friday, July 26 at Mules National Golf Club.

June 20, 2019
Tim Lowry
University News, facstaff, cmpa

Longtime Local Law Enforcement Professional Shares Knowledge as CMPA's New Director

The University of Central Missouri and the Missouri Safety Center have announced the appointment of Tim Lowry as the new director of the Central Missouri Police Academy on the UCM campus.

June 17, 2019
Camp Shakespeare
MIC, University News, events, UCM-LS

UCM Lee's Summit to Host Camp Shakespeare in Cooperation with Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

The educational camp is one of several offered throughout the KC metro area.

June 17, 2019
Eva Carpenter Williamson
University News, awards, alumni

UCM Graduate Named Teacher of the Year at Hickman Mills School District

Eva Carpenter Williamson is being praised for inspiring her students and fellow teachers.

June 17, 2019
Global Classroom
collegehealth, ucmblog

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
collegebusiness, ucmblog

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
Savanna Lightfoot
studentsuccess, ucmblog

Student Spotlight: "UCM Felt Like I was Right at Home"

Our April Student Spotlight features Savanna Lightfoot, an elementary education major. Her anticipated graduation date is May 2020.

April 23, 2019
Physical Education
collegehealth, studentsuccess, ucmblog

Additional Physical Education Programs at UCM Provide New and Rewarding Career Path Options

The future direction for physical education programs is branching into new and exciting realms of career paths. That’s why UCM’s physical education program has been redesigned to create two new majors to help students looking for a career in movement and sports but who are not sure if they are interested in a traditional career path.

April 11, 2019
UCM Presidents
history, facstaff, ucmblog

Take a Look Back at UCM's Legacy of Leaders Who Shaped Campus

President Best continues a long tradition of campus leaders who have impacted higher education in the state of Missouri dating back to the university’s days as the State Normal School for the Second Normal District.

April 11, 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
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
UCM Distinguished Alumni 2018
University News, ucmblog, ucmalumni

Meet UCM's Distinguished Alumni for 2018

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, University News, ucmblog

Enjoy These Perks Around Campus for Graduate Education Week

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
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
State of the Union 2018
University News, ucmblog

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

Dr. Best Answers Your Questions via Instagram During #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

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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