spring 2020 features:

Appalachian Trail Experience Unites Veteran, Civilian Students

Appalachian Trail Walking

Students who have served in the military often have a difficult time transitioning back to civilian life. Starting or returning to college can be challenging. At UCM, the Military and Veterans Success Center helps veterans acclimate to the university environment. For some, a service learning trip to improve the longest hiking-only trail in the world made all the difference in renewing their sense of mission and connecting them with their nonmilitary peers. Read More

Central Missouri Alumni Travel With Chiefs to 2020 Super Bowl

Superbowl 2020 MahomesFrom staff photographers and reporters to members of the Chiefs Rumble drumline, University of Central Missouri alumni got to experience the 2020 Super Bowl up close and personal. Hear what it was like in Miami from these talented professionals who help make it all come together. Read More 

(Photo by Andrew Mather/Kansas City Chiefs)

UCM Provides Critical Talent for the Changing Face of Health Care  

UCM Magazine Health PTThe university's health studies program is growing and evolving to meet modern medical needs. From kinesiology and athletic training to psychology and bioinformatics, students are preparing for crucial careers in corporate health and wellness, mental and behavioral health, and the medical fields of the future. Read More

University Celebrates First Year of Collegiate Esports

UCM Magazine 2020 esportsIn fall of the 2019-2020 academic year, UCM entered the arena of competitive gaming. Students from STEM fields and other majors came together to form a team that would rival players from other universities and grow to include three video games this spring. Students studying Digital Media Production even joined in to broadcast the tournaments. Read More

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Award-Winning Musician Donates Drums From SNL Set

Shawn Pelton portraitShawn Pelton's first exposure to live music was going to concerts at UCM as a child in Warrensburg. He's come a long way since Hendricks Hall, performing with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and countless others. But he still holds a special place in his heart for "the place that inspired his career." Read More




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