Tag: UCM President Chuck Ambrose

Small group of protesters call for increased UCM staff wages

A handful of protesters held signs outside the Multipurpose Building Friday and Saturday, bringing awareness to what they believe is an inequity in pay for many UCM employees. The Missouri Education Workers, a labor organization that represents some of the university’s employees, coordinated the informative demonstration “to bring attention to the poverty-level wages paid to… Read more »

UCM faces increase in tuition and fees

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri is putting a 2.1 percent increase in base resident undergraduate and graduate tuition in preparation for the fall 2018 semester according to a news release sent out by Jeff Murphy, assistant director of University Relations-Media Relations. This was decided at a board meeting March 16 and is due… Read more »

With a budget proposal drawing near, UCM staff braces for impact

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – “I think we’re all wondering what our fate is going to be.” That was a comment overheard from the gallery minutes before Tuesday’s Staff Council Meeting. It echoes what many university employees have wondered as the administration prepares to send the fiscal year 2019 budget to the board of governors. Staff Council… Read more »

Muleskinner Vol. 112 Issue 17

In this issue, Feb. 1– Feb. 14: Page 3 > News Academic Enrichment to host First Generation panel Faculty Senate seeks new president in upcoming months Page 4 > News Career Services hosts annual BIG Expo Central organization partners with Kansas City schools to feed area Page 5 > News ‘The Nothing Can’ from Manna… Read more »

UCM signs health care agreement

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The university signed an agreement Friday with St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Western Missouri Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City designed to keep costs down by keeping people healthy. UCM President Chuck Ambrose said one of the biggest changes in health care is that it’s moving to a… Read more »

Military spouses find support at UCM

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Just as with soldiers, military spouses accustomed to the rigors of a military lifestyle sometimes find coming to school can be an uncomfortable experience. “People in this office have talked to me more than people in any of my classes,” said Amanda Wagner, a senior communications major whose husband was in the… Read more »

THRIVE: a student’s perspective

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Are you familiar with THRIVE? THRIVE stands for transformation, health, responsibility, independence, vocation and education. THRIVE is a two-year program at the University of Central Missouri campus for young adults with all different kinds of disabilities. I am a THRIVE student here at University of Central Missouri, and I really enjoy it… Read more »