Dean’s Corner: Fifty dollars for 50 years!

Last spring semester, I wrote to you that the fall 2014 semester would begin our celebration and recognition of our 50th Birthday. Our slogan is “Fifty dollars for 50 years!” during this milestone. I am asking that you seriously consider … Continue reading

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Important Dates to Remember for Fall 2014

Mon., August 25, 2014                   First day of Fall classes Mon., September 1, 2014              University Closed for Labor Day holiday Fri., September 12, 2014               School of Graduate Studies 50th Anniversary Reception – Administrative Center, Plaza Room and 300F, 3:30 – 5:00pm Sat., … Continue reading

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Announcements

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SGS 50th Anniversary Celebration Reception Fri., September 12, 2014 Reception 3:30 – 5:00pm, following the joint Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Executive Committee And Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Coordinators and Administrative Liaisons meeting UMKC Administrative Center 5115 Oak Street Plaza Room, 2nd floor and SGS, 3rd … Continue reading

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SGS Employee Spotlight: Colleen Kelly

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In her time at UMKC, Project Director Colleen Kelly served as a graduate intern in Admissions and a staff member in Alumni and Constituent and Relations before moving over to the School of Graduate Studies. She describes herself as a … Continue reading

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nick Peroff

Dr. Nick Peroff, professor in Public Affairs at the Bloch School of Management, has been at UMKC for 41 years, ever since he first obtained a job after graduate school. In that time, he has served as an assistant professor, … Continue reading

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Current Student Spotlight: Kaustubh Dhondge

An Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student in Telecommunications & Computer Networking and Computer Science, Kaustubh Dhondge is also the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council (IDSC) President for 2014-15 and the Editor for the Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (JIDR). In these roles, he serves … Continue reading

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Alumna Spotlight: Dr. Zauyah Waite

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Originally from Malaysia native, Dr. Zauyah Waite earned her Interdisciplinary Ph.D. from UMKC in 1998 in Higher Education Administration and Reading Education. “I have always been a firm believer that combining two disciplines is better than one,” she said. “Specifically for … Continue reading

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Dean’s Corner: The value of your graduate degree

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It is not unusual for me to visit with graduate students who sometimes second-guess their desire or choice to pursue a graduate degree. After spending grueling years earning a bachelor’s degree, some wonder if it is worthwhile to pursue a … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER FOR SUMMER 2014 

Mon., June 2 - Thesis/dissertation deadline for formatting review by Nancy Hoover

Mon., June 9 - First day of summer session

Fri., June 20 - Last day to apply for summer graduation

Fri., July 4 - Holiday – UMKC closed

Fri., August 1 - Last day to defend thesis/dissertation

Fri., August 15 - Last day to upload thesis/dissertation to ProQuest and meet summer graduation requirements

Thurs., August 21 - Cultural Orientation for international students interested in becoming GTAs

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50 Years of Memories By: Kate Lindsay

As UMKC’s School of Graduate Studies celebrates its 50th anniversary, we invite alumni everywhere to participate in our celebration by submitting photos and stories of your time at UMKC. Whether your submissions are about your favorite places around campus, the … Continue reading

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