Category: News

Cuba trip benefits students at home

UCM jazz instructor James Isaac recently took his saxophone talent to a different country by performing with the Kansas City band Cubanisms at The Jazz Plaza International Festival in Havana, Cuba. “It was fantastic,” Isaac said. “(It was) definitely well-received. We will probably be back there next year.” The band was in Cuba Jan.15-22 and… Read more »

UCM leads Missouri universities in degree completion

Following a year of uneasiness and uncertainty centered around budget cuts and the restructuring, UCM’s 2013 Contract for Completion appears to be doing its job. The Missouri Department of Higher Education recently released its Performance Measure Results for fiscal years 2015-2017, showing that UCM leads the state in degree completions per full-time equivalent student. This… Read more »

UCM names new leader for the Foundation

The university chose one of its own to lead the UCM Alumni Foundation. Courtney Goddard was named vice president for advancement and external engagement, executive director of the Foundation. Her appointment is effective March 1. She previously served as associate vice president of advancement and director of Advancement Services at UCM. Before coming to UCM,… Read more »

Unity Week features a variety of events

  Story by Anaiyeh Smith/Social Media Coordinator Video by Erin Wides/Features Editor   The Office of Student Activities and The Spotlight is hosting its annual Unity Week from Feb. 18-21. Unity Week is designed to create awareness of social justice topics and unite the campus as well as celebrate the diversity in our UCM community through… Read more »

‘August: Osage County’ comes to UCM

A tale of Midwestern family drama, the award-winning play “August: Osage County” is coming to the James L. Highlander Theatre Wednesday through Feb. 24. The play marks the directorial debut of theater and dance instructor Aaron Scully, according to a news release. “It is one of my favorite plays,” Scully said in the news release…. Read more »

UCM student’s film lands on Amazon Prime

A UCM student produced a film that can now be found on Amazon Prime. Aaron Dougherty, senior digital media production major, had his film approved for rent and sale on Amazon Prime. The film is called “Night to Remember on 21st Street” for $1.99 to rent or $7.99 to buy. Dougherty said the film is… Read more »

UCM online MBA program among best in the country

U.S. News & World Report ranked UCM’s online Master of Business Administration program among the best in the country in its 2019 list of best online MBA programs released January 14. The Jan. 14 publication examined five categories to create the rankings: engagement, student excellence, expert opinion, faculty credentials and training and student services and… Read more »