Category: UCM News

Racy named Chief Strategy Officer at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The University of Central Missouri has named Mike Racy, vice president for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II, as the university’s first Chief Strategy Officer. UCM’s Board of Governors approved Racy’s appointment when it met in a closed session March 29 on campus. The resident of Fishers, Ind. will begin… Read more »

UCM Dedicates Russell Coleman Rehearsal Hall

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The rehearsal hall inside the University of Central Missouri’s Utt Building has a new name, honoring a longtime band director, hall of fame member and community band founder. The Russell Coleman Rehearsal Hall was dedicated on Saturday, Jan. 12, following the UCM Alumni Band gathering and concert. The event brought many of… Read more »

UCM production part of Kennedy Center festival

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – UCM’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present its full production of “Blue Window”by Craig Lucas in Lincoln, Neb., on Jan. 24 as part of the Kennedy Center American College Region V Theatre Festival. “Blue Window” was one of six productions invited from a seven-state region to participate in the festival that… Read more »

McCoy honored as outstanding mathematics educator

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A University of Central Missouri math professor was recently recognized as the outstanding post-secondary mathematics teacher in the state of Missouri by the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Ann McCoy, of Clinton, Mo., an associate professor of mathematics and coordinator of the mathematics education program at UCM, received the honor. In… Read more »

Commencement: UCM to graduate nearly 1,000 students

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Nearly 1,000 University of Central Missouri students are eligible to participate in fall commencement exercises this weekend in the Multipurpose Building. Three different ceremonies, which are open to the public, are planned for Friday and Saturday. Graduate commencement is at 7 p.m. Friday, and the undergraduate commencement will be divided into two… Read more »

Mo. Constitution forces judge’s hand in bonding suspect

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Abid Ziyad cannot leave Johnson County. Instead, it should have stated he cannot be in Johnson County, except for scheduled court appearances or for trial preparation. By Andy Lyons (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – The Missouri Constitution guarantees those accused of crimes the right to… Read more »

Enforcement of tobacco ban based on intervention

The University of Central Missouri is going tobacco-free, and enforcement of the new regulations will be based on intervention. “The goal will be to create a culture of compliance on campus through groups of faculty, staff and students who will be trained in the best practices in bystander intervention,” said Jeff Murphy, assistant director of… Read more »

UCM to become tobacco-free by July 2014

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Soon, smokers and dippers will have to snuff that butt and toss the chew before stepping onto the University of Central Missouri campus. The UCM Board of Governors approved a policy Friday to make the campus tobacco-free by July 2014. “This tobacco-free policy communicates that we as an institution value health, and… Read more »

Students to participate in marketing, sales competition

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Students from across the country are scheduled to be on the UCM campus Friday for an annual marketing and sales competition. This is the third consecutive year for the State Farm Marketing and Sales Competition, which gives students an opportunity to compete for financial awards to benefit their education while testing their… Read more »

Record number of UCM students turn out for Community Service Day

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – More than 650 University of Central Missouri students volunteered their services to the community Wednesday as part UCM’s 2012 Homecoming Community Service Day. The students worked on a variety of tasks from yard work, painting and trash pick-up to cooking and planting trees. Kristie Brinkley, UCM’s assistant director of student activities for… Read more »