Category: UCM News

Student emails get compromised: UCM staff offer Internet safety tips

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — With the new semester comes an increase in phishing. Many UCM students have received emails and phone calls asking for money and offering jobs. These messages, however, are fraudulent. Amber Goreham, director of the Career Services Center, said the increase in scams prompted a campuswide email as a… Read more »

UCM TRIO program receives $1.5 million grant

By BETHANY SHERROW Assistant News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — During the next five years, UCM’s TRIO-Student Support Services program will benefit from a federal grant. Chris Beggs, director of TRIO-SSS, said the program will be using nearly $340,000 each year to provide services to 210 students. The money will be used to pay for… Read more »

Mold found in Fraternity Complex

by Steven Spears News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Students looking forward to living in the Fraternity Complex this semester will have to wait a few weeks. The university hired a firm, Roth Environmental, to test the air quality last week after a custodial crew saw what they thought was mold in the complex. “By… Read more »

Mules and Jennies remain top-10 in the nation

(NEW ORLEANS) – Both the Mules and Jennies track teams remained in the top 10 for another week of the USTFCCCA rankings. The Jennies held steady at No. 2 for another week after three straight weeks in the top spot. The Mules slipped a spot from No. 7 to No. 8. The Jennies’ 130.65 points… Read more »

Grants help expand Missouri Innovation Campus

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday that The Missouri Innovation Campus will benefit from two grants provided by a national nonprofit group and administered through the state. The University of Central Missouri will receive a $350,000 grant in support of The MIC initiative and a $100,000 grant to support competency-based education, which also will be applied toward efforts… Read more »

Three special honors highlight UCM fall 2014 commencement exercises

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri commencement exercises are set for Friday and Saturday in the Multipurpose Building where some 1,331 students who have met their undergraduate and graduate degree requirements are eligible to participate in the ceremonies. In addition to conferring degrees on new graduates, the university will present three awards recognizing… Read more »

UCM Talking Mules collect shoes for charity

The University of Central Missouri’s Talking Mules recently collected more than 400 pairs of shoes for distribution through the Johnson County United way. The drive was part of a community awareness and fundraising campaign on the UCM campus. Warrensburg Mayor Donna DeFrain visited the group on the last day of the drive, donating the 300th… Read more »

UCM airplane makes emergency landing

By LEAH WANKUM (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A UCM student pilot and his instructor made a safe emergency landing Friday morning at Max B. Swisher Skyhaven Airport. The emergency landing occurred at approximately 9:53 a.m. during a routine training flight. Tony Monetti, assistant dean of aviation, said the flight instructor, Paul Youmans, assumed full control… Read more »

UCM’s interior design program earns accreditation

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The department of art and design at the University of Central Missouri has received notification that its interior design program, leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design, has been awarded accreditation by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The accreditation has been awarded for a period of six years,… Read more »