Sporting KC looking for extras to be in commercial

Looking for something fun and unique to do?

Sporting KC is looking for people to fill the stands as they record their 2017 Sporting KC commercial.

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Time: Doors open at 5:30pm

Shooting: 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Children’s Mercy Park

Entrance: Boulevard Member’s Club

Parking: Lot D (Behind Lone Star Steakhouse)

Attire: Please wear your favorite Sporting gear and/or Sporting Kansas City colors

*No use of cell phones or camera during shoot*

RSVP for the opportunity to win the following prizes:

  • No Other Pub Gift Certificate
  • Sporting Style Gift Certificate
  • Opportunity to watch an SKC training
  • Grand Prize: Two (2) tickets to the Home Opener!  Sporting Kansas City vs. Dallas on March 11th at 9:00pm at Children’s Mercy Park

Everyone in attendance will receive:

  • Snacks and refreshments
  • 20% off voucher for Sporting Style
  • The opportunity to be an extra in a 2017 Sporting KC commercial

Don’t forget to wear your SKC gear!

Thanks and GO SPORTING

ISAO Speed Friending Event

Want to meet and hang out with American students as well as other international students? Curious about how to start conversations with new people? Have questions about American culture? Join ISAO for our very first Speed-Friending event on November 10th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the School of Law ground floor Student Lounge!

What is “Speed-Friending”? Here’s how it works:

  • You will have 2-3 minutes to chat with a domestic/American/local student
  • Then, you’ll move on to the next person allowing you to meet 20-30 people!
  • We’ll provide conversation starters for a low-pressure, accepting, and FUN environment!
  • We are already expecting about 50 domestic/American/local students so spots are limited.
  • You MUST SIGN UP ahead of time! See the flyer below for day, time, and location.
  • Food will be provided!

FIRST NAME, to sign up, go to:

Only those who sign up will be allowed to participate. If spaces are filled and you would like to be put on the wait-list, please email using the subject line: SPEED-FRIENDING WAIT-LIST. Be sure to put your full name and student ID number.

View the flyer

Civic Connections Volunteer Fair

This fair will showcase over 30 non-profit organizations in the areas of Education, Women and Children, Social Justice, and Healthcare Access. These organizations are seeking volunteers, interns, and potential employees.  Please share this information with your students!


Some of the organizations that have registered thus far are:

American Red Cross

Jackson County CASA

Make-A-Wish Missouri

Girls on the Run Serving Greater Kansas City

National Kidney Foundation

Phoenix Home Care and Hospice

Smiles Change Lives


Reach Out and Read KC

L’Arche Heartland

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City

Miles of Smiles, Inc.

Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City

Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders

Pro Deo Youth Center

CASA of Johnson and Wyandotte Counties

YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Greater KC LINC

Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas

Hope House

KC Digital Media Lab

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)



Black and College Bound

Union Station Kansas City

W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center

Make-A-Wish Missouri


Ethnic Enrichment Festival

Feel the “World Beat in the Heart of America”

The Ethnic Enrichment Festival is an exciting event hosted in Kansas City to help  the community foster understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity.  You will get the opportunity to experience music, food, crafts, dance, and fashion from all over the world!

Friday, August 21, 2015


Saturday, August 22, 2015

12:00pm – 10:00pm

Sunday, August 23, 2015

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Location: Swope Park – 5600 East 63rd St Trafficway, Kansas City, MO

Price: Adults $3.00


Take a look at a recap of last year’s Ethnic Enrichment Festival

Navigating Kansas City


We are so excited you’ve arrived and we hope to help you adjust to your new home away from home. Cars and bicycles are not the easiest things to pack when travelling internationally but the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) offers a great transportation alternative! All UMKC students pay for a “transportation fee” that gives students access to the KCATA bus system, also known as “The Metro”.  The only thing you have to do when you get on the bus is show your UMKC student ID!

Navigating a new city can be tough so KCATA has provided a list of phone apps to help bus riders navigate their journey through Kansas City:

Tips for new bus riders:
As a first-time Metro rider, you can easily access helpful instructions to plan your trip by bus. We welcome the opportunity to help you get started. Take a look at our “How-To-Ride” Video series to show you the ins and outs of riding The Metro. Also, be sure to:

For more information on utilizing the The Metro, visit