Dining Discount and Zarda BBQ

Did you know that UMKC Dining Services offers discounted meal plans for faculty and staff?

There are three different meal plan options, all less than $5.00 per meal.

5 Meals Price: $25.00 (plus tax) $5.00/Meal
Enjoy five (5) all-you-care-to-eat & drink meals in the UMKC Cafeteria.
10 Meals Price: $45.00 (plus tax) $4.50/Meal
Enjoy ten (10) all-you-care-to-eat & drink meals in the UMKC Cafeteria.
25 Meals Price: $110.00 (plus tax) $4.40/Meal
Enjoy twenty-five (25) all-you-care-to-eat & drink meals in the UMKC Cafeteria.

The deal is even sweeter on special days like this Thursday, October 25th, when the dining hall at the Atterbury Success Center will have meats and sauces from Zarda Barbecue. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  you can get all the barbecue and regular cafeteria specialties for just $8 (or less with a meal plan).

For more information about faculty and staff meal plans, contact Dining Services at 235-1077.

Volunteer for Run for Reading 5k on Nov. 3

The Outreach Committee is proud to be a Page Sponsor for the Run for Reading 5K benefiting Pages and Chapters.  This local nonprofit organization that who works with families in the Waldo/Brookside area and east of Troost Ave to promote literacy was founded in 2011 by Jenny Jackaway. Jackaway is an elementary school teacher and UMKC School of Education alum. The organization works with families, not just students, in all areas of literacy, especially reading, writing, speaking and listening.

We are also sponsoring a team of volunteers and up to five runners/walkers for the Run for Reading 5k on Saturday, November 3. If you are interested in running or walking as a representative for Staff Council, the Outreach Committee will cover your registration and provide a UMKC Health and Wellness water bottle. Up to five runners/walkers will be sponsored. Staff, faculty, students, and alumni are all welcome to volunteer or participate as a Staff Council sponsored runner!

You don’t have to be a runner to be part of the day. We need at least two more volunteers. Volunteers are needed for the following things:

  • Check-in table: 1 more volunteer needed Alicen Lundberg & Antoinette Jackson
  • Water station: 1 more volunteer needed Deborah Phillips
  • Food table: 1 more volunteer needed (before – Jewel Allers, after – Ivan Lundberg)
  • Clean up: Alicen, Deborah, Ivan

Volunteers will meet at Loose Park at 7:15 am on Saturday, November 2. The run starts at 8 am. Cleanup should be done by 9 or 9:30 am, at the latest.

If you are interested in volunteering or running as a representative for Staff Council, please contact the Outreach Committee or use the contact form on the right of this screen.

Nominations for Staff Awards due Nov. 1

Staff award nominations for 2012 are now open! There are five annual awards to recognize our amazing staff members:

  • Human Resources Campus Collaboration Staff Award
  • Chancellor’s Education First Staff Award
  • Chancellor’s True Unsung Hero Staff Award
  • Student Affairs’ Student Mentor Staff Award
  • Staff Council Dedication Award

The nomination form and details for all the awards above are available on the Recognition Committee page.

A list of previous recipients of these awards are available here.

Please contact Katey Mairs at staffcouncil@umkc.edu if you have any questions about Staff Awards or if you are interested in learning more about the Recognition Committee.