Category: UCM News

UCM to host 9-11 observance

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The public is invited to a remembrance ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the 9-11 tragedy. The event is scheduled for noon Tuesday, Sept. 11 at the University of Central Missouri quadrangle. The program is coordinated by the Office of Military and Veteran Services and a faculty member from the… Read more »

UCM signs exchange agreement with university in China

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Students and faculty from the University of Central Missouri have a new educational and research opportunity in China. UCM officials signed an exchange agreement Aug. 22 with Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics. The exchange agreement will provide for the exchange of students and faculty between the two universities, fostering joint research… Read more »

Group targets underage drinking

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – An alcohol enforcement team is ramping up party patrols and compliance checks at local businesses in Johnson County. Law enforcement officials activated the Johnson County Alcohol Enforcement Team Monday, according to a news release. The agencies involved are the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office; Warrensburg, Knob Noster and Holden police departments;  the University… Read more »

UCM Foundation launches Fund for Excellence

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Some 35,000 phones will soon start ringing as the UCM Foundation’s Mule Call prepares for a new academic year. When the fall phonathan kicks off Sept. 4, some 40 dedicated students from the University of Central Missouri will connect with alumni five nights a week through mid-November. The students will be calling… Read more »

Preliminary figures show UCM poised for second record fall enrollment

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Based on preliminary data released this week, the University of Central Missouri is poised to set an enrollment record for the second consecutive year. Although exact data for the fall 2012 semester will not be available until the Sept. 18 census date, Rick Sluder, vice provost for enrollment management, said data available … Read more »

“Learning to A Greater Degree” Key to UCM’s New Strategic Position

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – From the day he arrived on campus, University of Central Missouri President Charles Ambrose challenged campus members to “clearly define who we are and what we want to be” as an institution. After a series of comprehensive stages involving research, planning and development, the president unveiled a Strategic Positioning Platform that defines… Read more »

Foley, UM Press series editors resign

By JANESE SILVEY Columbia Daily Tribune The general editor of the Missouri Biography Series—a collection of 30-some biographies of notable Missourians—is calling it quits. Bill Foley, a professor emeritus of history from the University of Central Missouri, wrote UM President Tim Wolfe his resignation letter today. It’s a position he’s held since the series began… Read more »

Ceramics exhibit opens season for UCM Gallery

WARRENSBURG, MO – The Ceramics Invitational Exhibit kicks off the 2012-2013 exhibit season at the Gallery of Art and Design at the University of Central Missouri Aug. 23-Sept 28. In the Main and Outer galleries, the international exhibit will feature the works of 20 contemporary ceramic artists who explore a range of conceptual themes, as… Read more »