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Entries from February 26th, 2010

Russell B. Melchert, Ph.D., named Dean of UMKC School of Pharmacy

February 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Academic units, Administration, Announcement, Life Sciences

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Russell B. Melchert, Ph.D., R.Ph., as Dean of UMKC’s School of Pharmacy. Dr. Melchert is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Melchert will begin his duties at UMKC on July 1, 2010. […]

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State Budget Update from the Chancellor

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Administration, Budget and Finances, University System

Faculty and staff have undoubtedly heard about the state budget situation.  I thought that it was an appropriate time to give you a brief update on the implications of state economics for our campus budget. As you know, this year, FY 2010, Missouri’s Governor Jay Nixon made an agreement that if the state universities froze […]

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Health Care Reform: A Community Conversation, Part II

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Community Connections, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia, Mission and Goals

This Saturday, February 27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the second “National Health Care: A UMKC Community Conversation” will be held at the School of Law, E.E. Thompson Courtroom. Once again a panel of experts will offer a non-partisan, fact-based discussion about the current state of the nation’s Health Reform bills in Congress. A question-and-answer session […]

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Keeping Our Students – A Student Success and Retention Workshop

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Announcement, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia, Mission and Goals

This Wednesday, February 24th, UMKC will host a Student Success and Retention Workshop at Pierson Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. The Workshop, which is open to all faculty, chairs, student affairs staff, academic affairs staff, and academic advisors, will feature presentations by experts, open discussions and question-and-answer sessions related to student success, student retention, […]

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The Stats – UMKC’s Official Spring 2010 Enrollment

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals

UMKC’s total enrollment stands at 15,143 students, representing an 11.1% increase over Spring 2009 (+1,517 students). Our Spring 2010 students are enrolled in 160,920.5 credit hours, which is an increase of 8.6% (+12,784.5 hours).  Our total on-campus headcount enrollment (excluding dual credit high school students) is 13,027 students. This also represents a 5.6% increase (+695 students).  These […]

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Celebrating Excellence – 2010 Faculty & Staff Awards Ceremony

February 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Faculty, Staff

At an all-University ceremony, faculty and staff were honored at “Celebrating Excellence,” an awards ceremony held yesterday afternoon, February 15 at Spencer Theatre in the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center. Provost Gail Hackett, along with Chancellor Leo Morton, UM System President Gary Forsee and several other university representatives, presented 20 UMKC awards recognizing achievements […]

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Pay and Benefits Survey: Feb. 15- February 28

February 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Announcement, Faculty, Staff, University System

UMKC Faculty and Staff Survey: The Office of Human Resources for the University of Missouri System has distributed the Pay and Benefits Preference Study to all faculty and staff at the four University of Missouri campuses. Results from this survey will tell the university what pay and benefits features faculty and staff value most and […]

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Blaming Barbie: Has a doll become our feminist scapegoat?

February 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Announcement, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia

Author and blogger Courtney E. Martin will take a hard look at the feminist inclination to demonize Barbie and argue for a renaissance of self-examination instead. She will touch on everything from body image to sex to work/life balance at 6:30 p.m. March 11 at the Truman Forum Auditorium, Plaza Branch Library, 4801 Main St., […]

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Torchbearers – Love Your Library Month

February 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Announcement, Faculty, Libraries, Staff, University Advancement

Don’t forget your gently used BOOKS! Celebrate Love Your Library Month all this week from February 15-19. Click here for the book donation form to be completed upon donation. For larger book donations please contact the Miller Nichols Library receiving room at 816-235-1682 to arrange a time to drop off your materials. To give directly […]

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