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UMKC in the News

February 12 – February 18

Venerated Orthopedic Surgeon James A. Slough, MD, FAAOS, will be Highlighted in The Leading Physicians of the World – (James A. Slough, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., completed his residency at UMKC) – University Chronicle

Supreme Court Commission holds hearings on racial and ethnic fairness – (School of Law will hold one of the meetings) – The St. Louis American

$3.2M grant funds UMKC study on post-ICU, in-home recovery – Kansas City Business Journal

Business briefs – (Douglas Ball, UMKC alumnus, was acknowledged for being named chief financial officer and vice president for administration at Pittsburg State University) – The Joplin Globe

World War I Museum to hold exhibition – (Larson Powell, Ph.D., German language professor, will participate) – The Smithville Herald

Dorm living and dining plans going up at University of Missouri System campuses – The Kansas City Star

Henry W Bloch Executive Hall at University | BNIM + Moore Ruble Yudell – Arch20

Live From NGA: Show Opens With Record Attendance – (UMKC Student Michelle Turner received a scholarship) – Progressive Grocer and The Shelby Report

Esther George Appointed to Kauffman Foundation Board of Trustees – (Esther George is a Bloch School alumna) – Thinking Bigger Business Media

The Public Pulse, Feb. 12: A valuable member of our community – (One of the letters mentions Martha Gilliland, former chancellor) – Omaha World-Herald

Topeka church to offer ‘Bite of Chocolate’ – (Keith Benjamin, Conservatory professor of trumpet, will perform) – Topeka Capital-Journal

Arkansas Trombone Workshop to Be Held Saturday, Feb. 25 – (JoDee Davis, Conservatory associate professor of trombone, will perform) – The University of Arkansas

Enthusiasm building for Western Farm Show’s Health & Safety Roundup, FFA presence – (The School of Pharmacy is participating in health screenings) – High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

Nodaway Chorale to answer Cupid’s call – (Michael Phillips, UMKC alumnus, directs the chorale) – Maryville Daily Forum


February 5 – February 11

STAGE TUBE: Highlights of UMKC Theatre/The Acting Company’s X/JULIUS CAESAR – BroadwayWorld

Congressman Cleaver guest speaker at Black History Month luncheon – (The event will be at UMKC) – The Examiner

UMKC student returns to US after stranded by travel ban – KSHB

Libraries offer host of black history events during February – (Mentions Lloyd Gaines who attended UMKC) – The Examiner

Classical pianist to perform at St. Anastasia Catholic Church – (Scott Marosek is a Conservatory alumnus) – The St. Augustine Record

Student Connections partners with postsecondary institutions to innovate new student success technology – Finance Industry Today and University Business Magazine

Bill seeks to end tenure system in Missouri – (Gary Ebersole, tenured professor of history, was interviewed) – Bristol Herald-Courier

Missouri Southern loses $2.2 million in higher-education funding – Fox14

Helping teen drivers navigate Missouri roads – (UMKC research was cited in this article) – West Newsmagazine

Clay County’s Noel Shull offers up a funding solution for UMKC downtown campus – The Kansas City Star

UMKC professor receives Entrepreneurship Educator Award – (Award presented to Anthony Luppino, Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law) – Press Release Point

Few Answers in Disappearance of Toni Anderson After Strange Text Message –

Patients undergoing TAVR show significant health status improvement at 1 year – (Research by Suzanne V. Arnold, M.D., School of Medicine research assistant professor) – Cardiovascular Business and Medwire News

UMKC Law to honor alumni – Missouri Lawyers Weekly

College Choice Publishes Ranking of The 50 Best Masters in Nursing Degrees for 2017 – Telemundo Amarillo

Campbell’s Lewis named Middle Level Principal of the Year – (Sherri Lewis is a UMKC alumna) – Devils Lake Journal

Nursing student in right place at right time – (Austin Aguirre is a School of Nursing student) – Lee’s Summit Journal

Wilmes looking to be dentist – (High school student plans to attend UMKC) – Maryville Daily Forum

Kansas City’s 2017 retail outlook (think local, pizza) and what’s coming to town – (Mentions construction of Whole Foods by UMKC) – The Kansas City Star

DST Systems, KC STEM Alliance Among UMKC Computing And Engineering Awards Recipients – PublicNow

Early clues show US companies are in the mood to start spending and hiring – (Stephanie Kelton, Dept. of Economics professor, was interviewed) – MSN Money, Yahoo Finance and CNBC


January 29 – February 4

Travel ban tears UMKC student and mother from her family — KSHB

Inspired by a friend who passed away, UMKC athlete honored for living a life of impact – (Justice Collins is a student athlete and received the 2017 Win for KC 2017 Hallmark Leadership Award) – Fox4KC

UMKC student catches warm moment on camera where KCPD officers provide for homeless man – Fox4KC

‘Hana’s Suitcase’ admirably portrays the Holocaust for Coterie audience – (‘Hana’s Suitcase’ is co-produced with UMKC Theatre) – The Kansas City Star

50 Missourians You Should Know – (Mentions Ted Day, School of Pharmacy alumnus; Dana Tippin Cutler, School of Law alumna) – Ingram’s

‘Yarn bombing,’ gardens and other ideas for a Cleveland Avenue corridor in Kansas City  — (Mentions Urban Success course at UMKC) – The Kansas City Star


January 22 – January 28

Meet the Racine Symphony Orchestra’s new executive director – (Mentions Beth Bender, Conservatory alumna) – Journal Times

Friends pray for safe return of missing college student – The Kansas City Star

Teaching for the Top 10 Jobs –

Precision Oncology Focused Biotech Company Lantern Pharma Announces Appointment of Renowned Biotech Entrepreneur and Pharma Leader Jeff Keyser to the… – (Mentions Jeff Keyser, UMKC alumnus) – Pharmacy Choice

Music through Mid-February – (Mentions Frank Almond’s violin performance, UMKC Conservatory) –

Acclaimed Internist Frederick Ntum Lobati, MD, FACP, will be Noted in The Leading Physicians of the World – (Mentions Frederick Ntum Lobati who did his internship, residency and fellowship with the School of Medicine) – PR Buzz

Gov. Greitens cuts $10 million from UMKC | Mid-year budget cut impacts unknown – University News