Category: UCM News

Folk singer Pierce Pettis to perform at UCM

The Office of Student Activities is hosting an outdoor concert Friday to thank UCM staff and faculty who have helped serve the student community. The Office of Student Activities and the Student Recreation and Wellness Center is sponsoring a concert at 7 p.m. to thank UCM employees and community members who have helped serve UCM students… Read more »

UCM has two named Academic All-District

Mules wrestler Allan Person and Jennies golfer Elizabeth Leath were recently named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic 2017-2018 All-District Teams for the At-Large Division. Person is a junior engineering technology major with a 3.96 GPA. He wrestled at 174 pounds, compiled a 16-10 record this season and went 3-2 at the… Read more »

Ambrose donates $25,000 to spark new fundraising push

UCM recently announced an initiative aimed at raising an additional $1 million in annual scholarships for UCM students. The Gift of Success Campaign will begin July 1 with an official launch in September. The campaign will fund the new unrestricted scholarship Funds for Student Success, according to a news release. President Chuck Ambrose announced this… Read more »

Barbara Mayfield

Director of accessibility services retires after 23 years

One morning in December 1994, Barbara Mayfield visited the Central Missouri State University campus after learning about an intriguing job opening that spoke to her law background and a soft spot in her heart for helping students. Twenty-three years later, Barbara Mayfield is retiring as director of accessibility services at UCM. Barbara has helped assist… Read more »

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 »

Dancing with the Professors dances to a stage near you

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The University of Central Missouri Dance club is back and hosting its 7th annual fundraiser, Dancing with the professors, this event raises funds to send students to the American College Dance Association. This dance event will take place at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in Highlander Theatre. Tickets to the show will be… Read more »

Jason Kander receives SGA award

VIDEO BY KAITLIN BROTHERS / MULTIMEDIA EDITOR (WARRENSBURG, Mo. )-Jason Kander, Missouri’s former secretary of state, received an award from UCM’s Student Government Association. Kander came to UCM April 20 to receive the James C. Kirkpatrick Excellence in Governance Award, which was created to honor James C. Kirkpatrick, who served as the secretary of state… Read more »