BHS Students…time to “Get Your Feet Wet”! April 24th, 10:00 – 2:00

The Rehabilitation Institute has a great community service opportunity for BHS students to “get their feet wet” and interact with patients and community members.  We are having a Wheelchair Wash on Thursday, April 24th from 10 am – 2 pm at 31st & Main.

10 Volunteers are needed between 9:30 am -3 pm.  Lunch will be provided. It will be a rewarding experience! Please contact Vicki to sign up:  816.751.7901

Cerner is hiring part-time summer positions!

To learn more about the opportunity to provide conversion support to electronic health records, please attend an information session. Only serious students should consider applying. This is a commitment from mid-May through July, will require training, travel (all reimbursed), and will expose students to electronic health records and recruiters with Cerner. All details are provided on the attachments.

ACE Recruiting

Conversion Support

UMKC Writing Studio Is Accepting Applications

The Writing Studio is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students for tutoring positions for the upcoming summer and fall semesters. The pay for these positions is $10 per hour. If you possess strong writing and communication skills please complete an application packet and submit it immediately. There are a limited number of positions available and hiring decisions will be made soon.

We will begin reviewing applications Monday, April 21 for the first round of interviews.


Writing Studio tutor positions are highly competitive appointments that provide a limited number of UMKC’s best undergraduate and graduate student writers with unique learning, teaching, and professional experiences. In addition to working one-to-one with hundreds of writers from a variety of disciplines, our tutors benefit from many other professional experiences, such as facilitating workshops, assisting with developing resources for UMKC’s writing community, collaborating with community partners on writing centered projects, and participating  in continuing education programs. Writing Studio tutors also are encouraged to contribute to the writing tutoring field by presenting at conferences and publishing.

The Vampire Cup Challenge (Blood Donation) – April 28th!

The Vampire Cup Challenge is back again!!! For those of you who didn’t have a chance to donate blood last time this is a perfect opportunity to come on out and help our region win the Vampire Cup. Also if you donated before and would like to donate again it would be much appreciated. We collected 31 units of blood last time and had a total of 36 participants. Lets try to top that number!!!!! As a reminder, The Vampire Cup Challenge is a initiative created by IPSF-APhA as a global competition to encourage nations to collect blood for people in need. So help our region bring home the Vampire Cup by donating here at UMKC:

Where: HSB 5302
When: Monday, April 28th
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

See attached document for more information and sign up or do so here:​ 

BHS Student Volunteers Needed for a Bike Rodeo – May 10, 10:30 – 12:00

The Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council in collaboration with the Kansas City, Missouri Safety Street Program is hosting a FREE Bicycle Safety Workshop and Rodeo for elementary school students on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10:30am-Noon at Jim Nutter Park located at 3700 Woodland Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64109.  Bicycle helmets and gift bags including coloring books, stickers and crayons will be distributed to the first fifty registered students.

We are in need of new and/or gently used bicycles to use during the Bicycle Rodeo and to be later distributed to students in need of bicycles who attend this event. The goal is to collect at least fifty bicycles.

If you are interested in donating a bicycle(s), additional helmets, materials to include in the gift bags, volunteering your time and/or healthy snacks , please feel free to contact:

Yolanda Young at (816) 921-6611 ext. 103 or  and/or

Dalana Johnson at (816) 513-6324 and/or

2014 Lavender Graduate Banquet

UMKC LGBTQIA Programs and Services is proud to announce this year’s Recognition of Lavender Graduates and Pride Awards Banquet.  The Pride Awards recognize those in our community who have contributed to creating a welcoming environment for LGBTQIA people at UMKC and in the Kansas City area.  Pride Awards serve to honor these outstanding individuals or organizations that have actively worked to end the marginalization of the LGBTQIA community.  Please take a moment to review the awards and submit a nomination.  Nominations are due by Friday, April 25th.

I’m also writing to request that you encourage any of your graduating LGBTQIA students to attend the banquet so we may celebrate their achievements and contributions to the university during their tenure and as new alumni.  The banquet will take place on Wednesday, May 14th at 6pm.  RSVP by May 5th by registering online at this link.

Thank you for your support and for your dedication to making UMKC welcoming for all students.  For any questions about the Lavender Graduate banquet, please contact Jonathan Pryor.


Exploring Medical Missions Conference in Kansas City

What can we do together to effectively benefit the world’s most poor? ”Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable” is this year’s INMED Exploring Medical Missions Conference theme. Select from sessions on Ultrasound, Eye Diseases, Bandaging & Wound Care, Newborn Resuscitation, Family Life on the Field…

Conference Info:

The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, May 30-31, 2014 – the weekend after Memorial Day.

More information: or call 816-444-6400