Category: UCM News

Swope honored as UCM outstanding support staff member

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Duard “Putt” Swope received the University of Central Missouri’s Outstanding Support Staff Member Award at the group’s annual breakfast April 10. Annette Charles, chair of the awards committee, presented the award to Swope, who was nominated by his peers. Swope has served as a broadcast engineer for KMOS-TV, UCM’s public broadcasting station, for… Read more »

Greife named distinguished fellow of the AIHA

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Alice Greife, dean of the College of Health, Sciences, and Technology at the University of Central Missouri, has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Greife was one of 43 new Distinguished Fellows who will be recognized for significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene at the AIHA… Read more »

UCM still weighing damage from heavy rains and lightning

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri continues to assess damage to university facilities caused by a storm which hit the Warrensburg area early Thursday morning, April 3, causing flooding on area roadways and structural damage to homes throughout the community. According to Chris Bamman, director of Facilities, Planning and Operations (FPO), several UCM buildings were impacted… Read more »

Staab earns UCM’s top faculty honor, the Byler Award

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Nationally known for his scholarly work and considered a talented and dedicated teacher by his students and peers, Jim Staab is receiving the University of Central Missouri’s highest honor for faculty members. Staab, a professor in the department of government, international studies, and languages, will receive the Byler Distinguished Faculty Award during… Read more »

UCM Criminal Justice team claims 12th National Championship

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri’s Gamma Epsilon Delta Chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association /Lambda Alpha Epsilon returned from the 77th National Conference in Overland Park, KS., as national champions with their 12th consecutive “Sweepstakes Award.” The chapter was dominant is all areas, including academic testing, crime scene investigation, firearms, and the academic… Read more »

Two Warrensburg residents receive Learning to a Greater Degree Award

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Warrensburg residents Kelsey Kidd, an early childhood and elementary education major, and Tony Monetti, assistant dean of aviation, were honored by the University of Central Missouri’s board of governors March 28 for earning the Learning to a Greater Degree Award. The awards were presented by President Charles Ambrose and board President Marvin… Read more »

University recovers from severe flooding

By ALYSSA CLIFTON (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The University of Central Missouri recently finished cleaning up  from the flooding that occurred on April 3. Buildings that flooded were the University Store, the office of Military and Veteran Services, the food court area of the Elliott Student Union, the lower level of Ward Edwards, the new… Read more »

Survey measures progress toward tobacco-free campus

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) –The University of Central Missouri in January 2014 implemented a new policy that prohibits use of tobacco on campus.  To help measure progress, the Tobacco Policy Implementation Team is administering a survey during the week of April 14, and all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to respond. The survey is intended to… Read more »

Bronze bust of Dale Carnegie unveiled

By ALYSSA CLIFTON (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG)— Students, faculty, staff and Carnegians gathered in the quad of the University of Central Missouri Wednesday to watch the unveiling of the new bronze bust of Dale Carnegie. Carnegie is a UCM alumnus who created a self-improvement training course and wrote the world-famous book, “How to Win Friends and Influence… Read more »