Category: UCM News

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 »

UCM Athletics to host 1994 Mules Baseball reunion

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Central Missouri’s 1994 baseball national championship, Central Missouri athletics will host a 1994 Mules Baseball Reunion in conjunction with UCM’s final regular season home baseball series against Missouri Western on Saturday, April 19. All members of the 1994 National Championship team are invited back for… Read more »

Kim Anderson named UPS NABC Division II Coach of the Year

(DALLAS, Texas) — Central Missouri men’s head basketball coach Kim Anderson was named the 2014 UPS National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II Coach of the Year, the NABC announced on Wednesday. He will receive the award on Sunday, April 6, at the annual AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show at The Music Hall… Read more »

UCM wins $5K from KCP&L’s competition on sustainability

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The University of Central Missouri won a $5,000 prize from the MOKAN Take Charge Challenge, a competition focused on energy efficiency and sustainability, according to a press release. Participants in the cities of Hays, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Kan., and Warrensburg took part in the challenge, in which communities attempted to impact energy efficiency… Read more »

UCM student dies in single-car accident

(JOHNSON COUNTY, Mo., digitalBURG) – A University of Central Missouri fashion student died in a one-car accident Sunday. Natalie Ann Niavarani, 23, of Overland Park, Kan., died at Research Medical Center in Kansas on Monday after the accident, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report. The accident occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m. Sunday about… Read more »

Alumni to be honored at commencement

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Two University of Central Missouri alumni will receive special awards during 2013 Fall Commencement exercises this weekend in the university’s Multipurpose Building. Richard P. Phillips, a longtime educator and former president of the university’s Board of Governors from Lake Tapawingo, and Lt. Roger L. Bell, a military pilot and employee of Cerner… Read more »

UCM prof. sets knitting record in KC Marathon

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A University of Central Missouri graphic design professor has knitted his way into the record books while running the Kansas City Marathon. The Kansas City Star reports that David Babcock finished the marathon in 5 hours, 48 minutes and 27 seconds. Knitting experts measured the scarf he created along the route… Read more »