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Junior forward Jordan Rideout was selected as the Western Athletic Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Photo credit: UMKC Athletics/MSH Photography.

UMKC’s weekly arts, culture and sports roundup

Every week, the University of Missouri-Kansas City offers an array of on-campus activities. It’s nothing new. UMKC has a long legacy of hosting countless culturally enriching events. These activities are part of what give UMKC a vibrant campus life, and make UMKC an arts and culture powerhouse. The influence of UMKC-based and UMKC-trained alumni extends well beyond the campus’ edge, so their activities are listed here as well.

Featured Event: UMKC Men’s Soccer v. Bradley

The men’s soccer season hasn’t officially begun, but the excitement certainly has.

Junior forward Jordan Rideout  has been named the Western Athletic Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Fans will have a chance to see him in action in the men’s soccer team’s final exhibition game Saturday, Aug. 24 against Bradley.

The game will begin at 7 p.m. in UMKC’s Durwood Stadium, 51st and Cherry streets, Kansas City, Mo.

Rideout, a first team all-Summit League honoree last season, led the Roos with seven goals, 16 points and 44 shots in 2012. He also earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America third team all-region honors.

The 2013 Western Athletic Conference season is set to kickoff Aug. 30 with all of the WAC teams in action over the Labor Day weekend. The WAC Men’s Soccer Tournament will be held at the Air Force Academy, November 14-17.

For men’s soccer ticket information, click here. Fans can also catch all the UMKC home games via webcast on Roos TV with play-by-play man T.J. Jackson (subscribers only), and via live stats for free, all year long.

What: Exhibition game, UMKC men’s soccer v. Bradley
Where: Durwood Stadium, 51 and Cherry streets, Kansas City, Mo.
 7 p.m., Sat, Aug 24.
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Friday, Aug. 23 – Thursday, Aug. 29

What: Faculty recital with Tom Stein, tuba; Patricia Higdon, piano; and Erik Augereau, Austin Peiffer and Anthony Rodgers, trombones.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: The UMKC Art Gallery presents “Anomalous.” This exhibition is inspired by the aesthetics of the science fiction genre, featuring local and national artists Matt Borruso, Jonah Criswell, Scott Dickson, Ari Fish and Colin Leipelt. The exhibition also includes a collection of vintage Philip K. Dick paperbacks, courtesy of Tim Fisher.
Where: UMKC Gallery of Art, Fine Arts Bldg. 203, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
 Opening reception: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29. Exhibit runs Thursday, Aug. 29 – Friday, Oct. 4.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: UMKC Women’s Soccer v. SIU-Edwardsville
Where: Durwood Stadium, 51st and Cherry streets, Kansas City, Mo.
  7 p.m., Fri, Aug. 23.
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What: Exhibition match: UMKC Volleyball v. Alumni
Where: Kansas City, Mo.
  5 p.m., Sat, Aug. 24.
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What: UMKC women’s soccer v.  Southeast Missouri State
Where: Durwood Stadium, 51st and Cherry streets, Kansas City, Mo.
 1 p.m., Sun, Aug 25.
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What: “The Fox on the Fairway,” starring three-time Academy Award nominee Dyan Cannon. This chaotic comedy takes audiences on a hilarious romp that pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club.
Where: The New Theatre Restaurant, 9299 Foster, Overland Park, Kan.
When: Aug. 29 – Nov. 3.
UMKC Connection: Co-owners Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers are both UMKC graduates and both were presented this year with honorary doctorates by the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences.
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