Tag Archives: Leo Morton

Why Athletics Matters

As you might expect, the campus is a bit quieter over the summer months. But there is still excitement in the air, and a charged atmosphere. Our new men’s basketball coach, Kareem Richardson, has signed some exciting new players, many … Continue reading

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A boy’s life in Birmingham

Sunday night, Chancellor Leo E. Morton received the 2012 Henry W. Bloch Human Relations Award from the Jewish Community Relations Bureau | American Jewish Committee. Morton, 67, is the first African-American leader of UMKC. The Human Relations Award was given … Continue reading

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Mr. Morton Goes to Washington

 I like going to Washington, D.C. Not for the cherry trees, and certainly not for the politics, though. I like having an opportunity to put our university on the national stage and demonstrate our leadership in vital areas of higher … Continue reading

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Support and Self-Reliance

The start of a new school year is always an exciting time for educators. For me, it is especially so, because it includes one of my favorite events of the year: Convocation. Convocation is the introduction to campus and academic … Continue reading

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Why diversity matters

I had the chance Tuesday to sit down with two of my great friends in higher education in this region — Doris Givens, president of the Kansas City (Ks.) Community College and Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor of the University of Kansas … Continue reading

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A view of what could be

  On a recent tour of Lincoln Center and the Juilliard School of Music in New York, I saw a vision of what our proposed Downtown Campus for the Arts could be. It was appealing, exciting, motivating. I saw first-hand … Continue reading

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Close-up time

I like TV as much as the next guy. But it’s a little different when the TV camera is trained on you. Yet there I stood, in a video production studio in Haag Hall, preparing for my “close-up” during the shooting of UMKC’s … Continue reading

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Why a blog?

There was a time I could never have imagined myself starting a blog, posting details of my thoughts and activities for the world to review. So, why start one now? The reason is simple. Communication is a key component of my … Continue reading

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