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The Kansas City volleyball team (3-4) returns to Kansas City this weekend when it hosts the Kangaroo Klassic on Sep. 13-14.
The Kansas City volleyball team (3-4) returns to Kansas City this weekend when it hosts the Kangaroo Klassic on Sep. 13-14.

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: Kangaroo Klassic

The Kansas City volleyball team (3-4) returns to Kansas City this weekend when it hosts the Kangaroo Klassic on Sep. 13-14. The ‘Roos open up on Friday against Presbyterian at 1:30 p.m. and Eastern Illinois at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, the squad wraps-up play against Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m.

This will be the first meeting between the Kangaroos and both Presbyterian and Wake Forest.

Scouting the Competition:

Presbyterian enters the tournament with a 1-7 record, picking up its win over Georgia State.  Rachel Hall tops the team with 78 kills, while Andrea Barman and Halle Tripp have 64 and 63, respectively.  Ashtin Frank sets up the offense with a team-high 262 assists, while Mary Trimpe has a team-high 162 digs.

Eastern Illinois comes into the weekend with a 3-4  mark after knocking off Marist, South Dakota State and Drake. Offensively, Chelsea Lee has a team-high 104 kills, while Marah Bradbury is tops with 269 assists. Defensively, Stephanie Arnold has 29 blocks and Stephanie Wallace has 84 digs.

Wake Forest heads into the event with a 5-1 record, falling only to Cal State Fullerton in five sets.  Kristin Grissom leads a balanced offensive attack with 65 kills, while Matalee Reed (64) and Kylie Hargreaves (59) are right behind.  Sophia Dodd, meanwhile, leads the team with 192 assists, while Megan Miller has a team-high 95 digs.  At the net, Grissom leads the team with 24 blocks, while Ashlee Rusk has 20.

What: The Kansas City volleyball team (3-4) returns to Kansas City this weekend when it hosts the Kangaroo Klassic, Sept. 13-14. The ‘Roos open up on Friday against Presbyterian at 1:30 p.m. and Eastern Illinois at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, the squad wraps-up play against Wake Forest at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When: Sept. 13-14
Get more details.

Friday, Sept. 13 – Thursday, Sept. 19

What: La Estudiantina De La Salle Music Group. La Estudiantina de la Salle, from Morelia, Michoacan, presents a concert on music from Mexico.
Where: UMKC Student Union Theater, 5100 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Benjamin Alarie Saénz to speak at UMKC. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, novelist, poet and writer of children’s books Dr. Saénz will present a reading from his works, followed by a Q&A. Saénz is chair of the Creative Writing Department at the University of Texas at El Paso and recipient of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
Where: UMKC Student Union, room 301, 5100 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 1-2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept.13.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Conservatory Orchestra concert, directed by Robert Olson, with Parinya Chucherdwatanasak, graduate assistant conductor.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept.13.
It’s free for UMKC faculty, staff and students. 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.
When:
  Exhibit runs through Friday, Oct. 4. Free, open-to-the-public film screenings will take place at 7 p.m., in the gallery. “Blade Runner” will be shown Sept. 19, and “2001: A Space Odyssey” will be shown Oct. 3.
It’s free. Get more details.

What:  Alumni Recital with Yang Ding on piano. The recital will include works by Haydn, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Alkan.
Where: Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: The Archaeology of Memory: Video, Installation and Performance Works by Vlad Basarab. Basarab is a multimedia performance and video artist who explores the interconnections between ideology and history. This is a part of the Art and Art History Department’s 2013-2014 Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series.
Where: Fine Arts Building 106, 5100 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
 9:30-10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18.
It’s free. Get more details.

What: Film Screening: “Rise and Dream.” Join UMKC alumnus Barclay Martin for a screening of the CFCA documentary film “Rise and Dream,” featuring Martin’s music and the story of 13 teenagers living in the Philippines. The teens accept a challenge to learn their own cultural instruments to perform on the biggest stage of their lives. The screening will be preceded by live music and followed by a question and answer session.
Where: KC Public Library – Plaza Branch, Truman Forum, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18. Reception begins at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m.
RSVP online. Get more details.

What: Conservatory Wind Ensemble concert, directed by Joseph Parisi, with graduate assistant conductor Hayes Bunch.
Where: White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo.
When:
 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Free to UMKC students, faculty, and staff with UMKC ID. Get more details.

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: Now through Nov. 3.
UMKC Connection: Co-owners Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers are both UMKC graduates and both were presented in 2012 with honorary doctorates by the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences.
Get more details.

What: Penetopia, a solo exhibition by Christel Highland, current Studio Art and Art History student, will be on display in the Beco Gallery.
Where: Beco Gallery, 1922 Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through Sept. 27.
Get more details.

What: Spatial Studies, a solo exhibition by John Lamberton, UMKC alumnus, will be on display in City Ice Arts.
Where: City Ice Arts, 2015 Campbell, Kansas City, Mo.
When: Now through Sept. 27.
Get more details.

 

 


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