Central News

Central News – Sept. 5-11, 2022

 

NEWS BRIEFS

  • UCM MASTER’S PROGRAM RECEIVES CONTINUED ACCREDITATION

    (MARTIN BUILDING) – After a lengthy preparation and review process, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has continued the University of Central Missouri’s accreditation for eight years.

    The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at UCM connects graduates with opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people of all ages through speech and hearing services. 

    MCNAIRS PROGRAM SCHEDULES OPEN HOUSE, SYMPOSIUM 

    Students interested in learning more about the McNairs Scholars Program may attend an open house Monday, Sept. 12 from 1-4 p.m. in Humphreys 116 and the McNair Scholars Research Symposium on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Union 236 & 238 from noon- 4:30 p.m. Second year scholars will be presenting their McNair summer research in 30-minute increments on the hour and half hour.

    Contact Kari Azevedo at mcnairscholars@ucmo.edu or call 660-543-8830 for more information.

    UCM SCHOLARSHIP FINDER NOW OPEN

    The UCM Scholarship Finder is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. More than 600 scholarships funded by alumni and donors are available through the UCM Alumni Foundation for Fall 2023/Spring 2024/Summer 2024. Students may go to https://ucmo.academicworks.com to find out more or to apply.

    STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 15

    President Roger Best will present the annual State of the University address Thursday, Sept. 15 from 3:30-p.m. in Union Ballroom 240.  Dr. Best will offer insight into the university, its operations, and its impact. 

    Members of the campus community are invited to attend the event. Those who cannot be there in person have the opportunity to watch it via a live stream at https://www.ucmo.edu/about/university-leadership/ucm-president/state-of-the-university/

    CLEAN THE BURG/UCM

    Need volunteer hours? Want to help beautify the campus community? Student Activities is sponsoring “Clean UCM” Thursday, Sept.22 from 9a.m.-3 p.m. to help with the local “Fall Clean the ‘Burg” event and help “Clean UCM”.

    Volunteers will be pulling weeds from flower beds and picking up trash.

    The Deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 16. For more information, contact Kristie Brinkley at kbrinkley@ucmo.edu

    LEGENDARY COACH RETURNS TO UCM

    Following his recent retirement from collegiate coaching, Kim Anderson is returning to the same institution where he once led a team to an NCAA Division II National Championship.  He won’t be returning to the bench; this time he’s putting his knowledge of athletics to work in a new role. 

    The Mules all-time winningest head basketball coach has been named Special Advisor to the President on the National State of Intercollegiate Athletics, with his part-time duties to begin Sept. 16.

    “We are witnessing unprecedented change within intercollegiate athletics and the NCAA, and it is critical that we ensure that our students and the university are well-positioned to be successful in this new environment,” University President Roger Best said.  “I am grateful that Kim, with his significant experience at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels, was available and is willing to assist us as we adapt to this new reality of intercollegiate athletics.”

  • CLAY CLUB OPEN TO ALL UCM STUDENTS

    (ART ANNEX) — Clay Club is inviting all UCM students interested in developing their art skills.
    Meetings are Wednesday evenings at 6 in the Art Annex. Participants will have the opportunity
    to hand-build, glaze and fire their own works. Club members will also here from various artists
    and participate in ceramic field trips. Clay Club is open to all majors.

  • MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS MEETINGS SCHEDULED

    (W.C. MORRIS) – Planning to teach math one day? Central Missouri Mathematics Educators is
    inviting all future math teachers to participate as they will be interviewing with various school
    districts, working with students, and collaborating. Meetings are in W.C. Morris room 105 at
    3:30 p.m. Sept.7 and 21, Oct. 5 and 19, and, Nov. 2, 16 and 30.

  • UCM VOLUNTEERS PLANNING SERVICE PROJECTS

    University of Central Missouri Volunteer Services is looking for students to serve on the Mo
    Volunteers Executive Board. Board members will find, plan and prepare service projects for the
    UCM community and will also recruit new members to serve. Contact Marissa Boyd at
    mkboyd@ucmo.edu for more information.

  • PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING AVAILABLE THROUGH CAREER CENTER

    (WARD EDWARDS) — UCM’s Walk-In Studio Experience is now open for students needing
    professional clothing. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Students
    may check in at the Career and Life Design Center in Ward Edwards 1200.

  • FULL SLATE OF FILMS SHOWING AT UNION CINEMA

    (ELLIOTT STUDENT UNION) — Twelve films are on the docket at Elliott Student Union Cinema,
    including “Jurrasic World”, “Encanto”, “Thor: Love and Thunder”, and “Maverick”. Films are
    shown Thursdays through Saturdays at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Admission is free with a UCM ID.
    Concessions are available for $1 each.

  • NIGHT RYDER OFFERING FREE TRANSPORTATION TO UCM STUDENTS

    Night Ryder, the University of Central Missouri’s free transportation service, will again be
    running for students needing a ride. Campus pick-up locations are at the south entrance to
    Elliott Student Union (on Clark Street), the Houts-Hosey main doors (on Washington), Crane Stadium, and The Crossing. Campus drop-off locations are at all UCM residence halls and Crane
    Stadium.
    Thursdays and Fridays, Nigh Ryder runs from 5-10 p.m. to Walmart, Walgreens, and other
    Warrensburg locations (last campus pick up at 9 p.m.), and to downtown Warrensburg from 9
    p.m.-2 a.m. (last campus pick up at 12:30 a.m.)
    Saturday pick up is from 8-10 p.m. in town and 10 p.m.-2 a.m. downtown (last campus pick up
    is at 12:30 a.m.)
    Night Ryder is a service sponsored by Student Activities and the Student Government
    Association. Night Ryder runs continuously, approximately every 30 minutes. For more
    information, call 543-8643.