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School of Graduate Studies Celebrates 50 Years

August 29th, 2014 · Awards and Honors, News

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The School of Graduate Studies, founded in 1964, is celebrating its 50th birthday. And 50 years isn’t the only number worth celebrating. [Read more →]

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Sign Up for Regalia Run by Sept. 26

August 29th, 2014 · Events

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Join the fun and support UMKC’s students at the second annual UMKC Regalia Run/Walk 5K and kids’ Kangaroo Hop on Sunday, Sept. 28. [Read more →]

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From the Provost: An Announcement about Assessment

August 29th, 2014 · News

Friend[The following was provided by the Provost.]

I am pleased to share that Jennifer Friend, Assistant Dean in the School of Graduate Studies, will serve as the Interim Director for Assessment to continue the positive momentum we have achieved in campus-wide assessment.  Nathan Lindsay accepted a position at the University of Montana beginning August 1.  The search for an outstanding colleague to join UMKC in the leadership role in assessment has been initiated.  [Read more →]

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UMKC Gallery of Art: Local Grandmother Quilts Giant Penises

August 29th, 2014 · Events, Uncategorized

The_Golden_One[The following was provided by the UMKC Gallery of Art.]

UMKC student Holly Stewart (HollyPolyester) is to present her M.A. thesis exhibition, which will feature a variety of both large and small sculptural works and installations. [Read more →]

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Bloch School to Simulcast TEDMED 2014

August 29th, 2014 · Events

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TEDMED is the health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” The Henry W. Bloch School of Management is participating in the spread. [Read more →]

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Register Now for the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

August 29th, 2014 · Health and Wellness

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Healthy for Life invites you to join the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program. Learn mindfulness meditation, yoga and body scan as well as important information about stress, communication and wellness. [Read more →]

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Two Groups for Trans Adults at UMKC

August 29th, 2014 · Health and Wellness

lgbtqia[The following was provided by UMKC LGBTQIA.]

The Trans+ Young Adult Social Group is a trans-exclusive space for trans+ identifying college students and young adult community members age 18-30 that meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday nights from 7-9pm in the Rainbow Lounge at the UMKC Student Union. [Read more →]

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Next Safe Space Training is Sept. 22

August 29th, 2014 · Events, Health and Wellness

safe-space[The following was submitted by LGBTQIA Programs and Services.]

Unlike more visible underrepresented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) persons cannot be readily identified. [Read more →]

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Don’t Burn Out!

August 29th, 2014 · Health and Wellness

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Burnout consists of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization (overriding negative feelings toward others) and high dissatisfaction with work. A review of 12 peer-reviewed studies found that academic faculty experience burnout at levels comparable to health care professionals and public school teachers. [Read more →]

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Help the Toys/Miniatures Museum Gather Toys

August 25th, 2014 · Events

ToyMuseum[The following was provided by the National Museum of Toys/Miniatures.]

The museum is gathering toys for a two-story sculpture in the new museum lobby. Coined the “Toytisserie,” the sculpture will consist of 48 toy-covered panels that will slide by viewers for a rainbow game of “I Spy.” [Read more →]

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