Brenda Bethman, director of the UMKC Women’s Center and the Women’s & Gender Studies Program, and Affiliated Faculty in German in the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to attend the 2013 Baden-Württemberg Seminar for American Faculty in German and German Studies. The award covers costs of seminar fees, travel, and room and board. Fifteen individuals teaching at U.S. universities are selected to attend this program.
To learn more about the two-week summer program, visit the Baden-Wurttemberg Seminar website.
Congratulations to Brenda for this honor!
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The phishing email above was sent to a student last Fall and reported to the IS Call Center at UMKC. As phishing attacks have become more frequent and more sophisticated, it is important that faculty and staff take precautions to prevent scammers from gaining access to your vital information. Here are some helpful tips:
- Do not respond to emails or phone calls that request you to report your account username, passwords, bank/credit card information, or your birthdate even if they appear to be from a valid UMKC email address. Universities and financial institutions – including UMKC – will not ask for personal account information via email. In addition, the UMKC IS Call Center will not ask for your password via email.
- Do not click on links that ask you to verify account information. UMKC will not ask you to click on a link to update your password; rather, they instruct you how to navigate to a website to do so.
If you doubt the legitimacy of a message that appears to come from UMKC, contact the IS Call Center for assistance and forward them the suspicious email. It is better to err on the side of caution than to find out that you gave someone outside of the university your personal information!
The University of Missouri system launched the TE Atkins UM Wellness Program between 2004 – 2006. The program has introduced initiatives addressing exercise, weight management, stress, and smoking in the past 9 years. These programs are geared toward promoting health for UMKC and other UM system employees.
There are several classes and programs available for participation for faculty and staff, including a healthy eating program, the Million Step Pedometer Program, yoga classes, support groups, and the annual Wellness Incentive.
For more information, visit Healthy for Life.
RecycleMania, an annual tournament promoting waste reduction in campus communities, released its 2013 competition results and ranked UMKC as the Grand Champion school out of 523 participating colleges and universities in the nation. UMKC recycled 86% of its overall waste products during the 8-week competition. In addition, UMKC reduced 360 metric tons of CO2 from being released into the air (the equivalent of 71 cars off the roads or the energy consumption of 31 households).
Thank you to all who participated in this effort and for helping us make UMKC a greener campus!
To learn more about UMKC’s sustainability efforts, visit the Sustainability website.
MuMu, the local chapter of the criminal justice honor society Alpha Phi Sigma has partnered with the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) to bring attention to the issue of child abuse. Nationally, more than 2 million reports of abuse and neglect are made each year, and more than 1,500 children die from their injuries. Missouri has one of the highest child abuse mortality rates in the nation.
UMKC faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to wear blue on April 19 in support of this cause.
To learn more about CAPA and its services, visit the CAPA website.
Celebrating Excellence,” the annual Faculty and Staff Awards Ceremony, is scheduled for April 9 at 2 p.m. in Room 401 of the Student Union. The award program is a tradition that recognizes the exceptional achievements of UMKC faculty and staff.
The list of award recipients can be accessed here.
All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!
Assistant Vice Chancellor for External Relations Troy Lillebo has been selected by Kansas City Mayor Sly James to serve on the mayor’s “Challenge Cabinet.” This advisory panel is comprised of 30 young professionals who will aid the mayor in transforming the way City Hall approaches problems and help to develop efficient, effective, and enhanced municipal operations. Mayor James announced the appointment on March 19 during his State of the City address.
Lillebo has served in a variety of offices at UMKC, including student affairs and the chancellor’s office before joining the university advancement team. He and his team manage many of the constituent relationships for the campus, the stewardship office, and the university’s special events and conference series. Lillebo is staff liaison to the UMKC Board of Trustees and is the campus’ government relations liaison.
Congratulations to Troy for this honor!
All are encouraged to celebrate the Faculty and Staff Campaign with a day of campus service. Faculty and staff volunteers at both Volker and Hospital Hill campuses will have the opportunity to engage in landscaping, painting, general cleanup, and other projects. Units with high percentages of their employees contributing to the Faculty and Staff Campaign will be recognized at rallies on each of the campuses.
This is a campus-wide, sanctioned activity that includes a two-hour volunteer shift that is recorded as regular time worked (with prior approval from your supervisor). Water and snacks will be provided for all volunteers.
The Faculty and Staff Campaign is more than 50 percent toward its goal of raising $5 million and well on its way to achieving 45 percent participation. Sign up here or contact your unit campaign representative for more information regarding the unit competition or service day.
Faculty and Staff Campaign Service Day: Tuesday, April 23
Volker Campus: 8 a.m. – noon (Check in on The Quad)
Award Rally at 10 a.m.
Hospital Hill: Noon – 4 p.m. (Check in outside HSB)
Award Rally at 2 p.m.
To learn more about the Faculty and Staff Campain, visit the UMKC Foundation website.
UMKC is moving forward with several initiatives designed to improve the experience of our undergraduates. These include:
- UMKC University-wide General Education program for Fall 2013 in-coming freshmen,
- Student-progress tracking based on UMKC Major Maps and required updates by each program, and
- Electronic advising documentation and online appointment scheduling for office hours and advising.
Your participation during this critical time of implementation is will ensure that you and faculty in your department have the most up-to-date information. It is important that each major/degree have a least one faculty representative attend one of the following meetings:
March 21 Faculty Advisor/Department Chair Update: 2:00 to 4:00 pm in EDUC 33
April 3 Faculty Advisor/Department Chair Update: 11:00 am to 1pm in EDUC 118
We look forward to this important discussion.
-Kim McNeley, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and Lynda Plamann, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs