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Stephanie Kelton Named Chief Economist

January 26th, 2015 · Awards and Honors, News

kelton-website-photo-2Stephanie Kelton, associate professor and chair of the Economics Department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, has been named the chief economist for the Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee in Washington. Each party has its own chief economist on the budget panel, which among other things oversees the Congressional Budget Office. [Read more →]

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Attend the Upcoming African American Book to Film Series

January 26th, 2015 · Events

[The following was provided by the UMKC Black Studies Program.]

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UMKC Has a Knitting Group

January 26th, 2015 · Uncategorized

[The following was provided by the UMKC Women's Center.]

Do you knit or crochet or are you interested in learning? Join us for knitting, conversation, and fun! All skill levels and fiber arts welcome.
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Nominate Someone Outstanding for a UMKC Alumni Award

January 26th, 2015 · Awards and Honors

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Do you know a UMKC graduate who deserves to be recognized for his or her achievements? Know alumni who are doing great things in their professions or in their communities? Consider nominating them for a 2016 Alumni Award.

 

The 2016 Alumni Awardees will be honored at the annual luncheon in April 2016 with video tributes. They will each receive either a bronze kangaroo statue or a kangaroo lithograph created by Corbin Bronze. Proceeds from the Alumni Awards go to benefit immediate aid and endowed scholarships.

Nominations for the 2016 Alumni Awards close on March 2, 2015. You can submit your nomination here.

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Earn Points Toward Your Wellness Incentive with Free Health Screening

January 26th, 2015 · Health and Wellness

HealthScreeningsWebBadge[The following was provided by UM System Healthy for Life: T.E. Atkins UM Wellness Program.]

Get your free health screening. It’s free and on campus. Take 20 minutes out of your day to check your health. A health screening helps you understand your risk for conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Plus, as part of the 2015 Wellness Incentive, it helps eligible faculty and staff earn $450 in their paycheck!* [Read more →]

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Kansas City Chiefs and UMKC Department of History Join to Promote Local History and Local Arts

January 26th, 2015 · News

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City Department of History and the Kansas City Chiefs Football Club have joined together to focus on enhancing the community’s cultural life and advancing the university’s educational mission. [Read more →]

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Interested In an MPA, Attend Information Session

January 26th, 2015 · Events, Uncategorized

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Send the University Writing and Reading Board Your Tips!

January 26th, 2015 · Career Development, Mission and Goals

writingWhat’s a surefire way to help students write more effectively?

One strategy is what renowned writing coach William Zinsser calls “bracketing.” Zinsser asks students to go through the first drafts of papers and delete every possible word. This tactic ensures conciseness, a hallmark of good writing, but it also enables writers to see where they may go off on tangents, use passive rather than active constructions and resort to “padding” papers to meet page requirements instead of providing valid content and commentary. For more advice from Zinsser, see his book, On Writing Well (2006).  [Read more →]

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The 2015 African American Read-In is Feb. 24

January 26th, 2015 · Events

AfAmerReadInJoin us at this year’s African American Read-In from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24 in iX Theatre at the Miller Nichols Library. [Read more →]

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Leigh Salzsieder Recognized for Research into Accounting Practices

January 26th, 2015 · Awards and Honors

leighsalzsieder[The following was provided by Bloch School of Management.]

Leigh Salzsieder, assistant professor of accountancy, was recently recognized for his research into bias that affects investment decisions, underscoring the significance of the work and its implications for global business. [Read more →]

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