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Fundraising for the UMKC Downtown Arts Campus Builds Momentum

The UMKC Foundation announced an additional $5.6 million in gifts to support the development of a Downtown Arts Campus for UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance.  The new gifts include the following: $3 million from an anonymous donor for endowed scholarships $1 million from the Sunderland Foundation $500,000 from the Kirk Family $400,000 from Burns […]

UMKC Secures Downtown City Block Near Kauffman Center

An anonymous donor has gifted UMKC an entire city block just south of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The land is located between 17th and 18th streets as well as Broadway and Central Avenue. Its proposed use is for the new Downtown Campus for the Arts, specifically the Conservatory of Music and Dance. […]

UMKC Downtown Arts Campus Receives $20 Million Pledge

The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation has pledged $20 million toward the creation of a Downtown Campus for the Arts for UMKC, the second-largest gift in UMKC history. The $20 million challenge grant was approved at a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation and represents a leadership gift toward […]

UMKC Ranked Number 1 in National Recycling Competition

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 […]

Save the Date: Faculty-Staff Service Day April 23

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 […]

What is the Strategic Plan?

The Strategic Plan is a comprehensive plan of action for the future of UMKC as a university.  In 2008, the Strategic Planning process began with a steering committee and sub-committees reviewing studies and reports about UMKC and identifying core goals of our University based on our vision and mission.  These goals include: Placing student success […]

The Campaign for UMKC – Faculty and Staff Kick-Off Event

The UMKC Foundation has been leading a university capital campaign to raise $250 million by 2016 to fund campus projects such as the new Bloch Building, Miller Nichols Library renovations, scholarships, and faculty endowments.  The Foundation has raised just over $125 million in the past three years, surpassing the halfway mark to its goal. In […]

UMKC Student Success Center to Provide Support to ‘Undecided’ Students

The University of Missouri-Kansas City will open a new center this fall to help students who arrive without a major decide what to study and reduce their dropout rate. About 350 students come to the Kansas City campus every year without a major, and nearly four out of five of them don’t graduate. UMKC’s overall […]

Consultant Report and Council Review of the Life-Health Sciences

This week the Life-Health Sciences Advisory Council released the consultant report in regard to UMKC’s research and economic development.   The external review was conducted by Dr. Shangraw, Jr. of Arizona State University and Dr. Marchase of The University of Alabama at Birmingham who visited UMKC on November 7, 2011.  In the consultant report released this […]

The Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Thanks to a $32 million donation from Henry W. Bloch, the Bloch School of Management is abuzz this holiday season with the anticipated 50,000 square foot addition that will be located just north of the existing building. UMKC is teaming up with BNIM Architects and JE Dunn Construction Co. with a goal of groundbreaking the new […]