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Entries from July 27th, 2010

Faculty invited to 2010 UMKC Instructional Technology Conference

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Career Development, News, Perks

[The following was provided by Erica Schurter, Software Support Analyst- Specialist, UMKC Information Access.] UMKC faculty members are invited to register for the 2010 UMKC Instructional Technology Conference. Not sure you are ready to use technology in your courses yet? That’s okay. Join us anyway to see what all of the buzz is about. Registration […]

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It’s the law: School supplies are tax free in Missouri August 6-8

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

It’s a tax free holiday. Since 2007, Missouri shoppers have been able to buy Back-to-School supplies without paying sales tax during the first weekend in August. This year that’s August 6-8. Missouri law stipulates that during that three-day period, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday in August and ending at midnight on Sunday, […]

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UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance announces its 2010-11 Artist Series

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Events, Mission and Goals, News

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Conservatory Artist Series, formerly called the Signature Series, will present six concerts during the 2010-11 season. The performances reflect the Conservatory’s new series partnerships with Kansas City’s leading arts organizations.

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UMKC College of Arts & Sciences offers new BLA online degree completion program

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Career Development, Perks

This fall, UMKC College of Arts & Sciences will introduce a new online degree completion program: Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA). Designed on the College’s current BLA class structure, the program’s online delivery expands on the university’s mission to serve non-traditional students by using an additional delivery system: the internet. Students in the degree completion program will normally […]

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UMKC’s Mel Tyler receives alumni award from Northwest Missouri State University

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, News

Mel Tyler, UMKC Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, will receive the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, Northwest Missouri State University. Tyler, who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwest in 1980 and 1985, respectively, will be honored, along with five other alumni from the university, at an […]

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The question: Name UMKC staff who’s a contestant on this week’s game show, Jeopardy!

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors

The answer: Alison Roberg, administrative assistant in the curriculum office at UMKC School of Medicine. In February 2010, the phone rang at Roberg’s desk in UMKC’s School of Medicine, where she works as administrative assistant in the curriculum office. The caller was a representative from Jeopardy!, notifying Roberg of her selection as a contestant on […]

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Green Clean – UMKC housekeeping joins sustainability revolution

July 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Mission and Goals

The nice “clean” smells are gone; but in their place is an environment that is not only clean but healthy. Welcome to 21st century housekeeping. UMKC’s Campus Facilities Management (CFM) and members of the housekeeping staff, who gathered at Tent State on campus last year, sounded just as radical about environmental issues as the most […]

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Biosecurity: Our Regional & National Response Symposium

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, Research

On August 30, 8:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m., the region is sponsoring a symposium: Biosecurity: Our Regional and National Response at the Kansas City Convention Center.

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51st Street west of Rockhill Road closed until August 23, 2010

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by UMKC Facilities Planning & Construction] To facilitate needed repairs to the campus steam distribution system, a section of 51st Street will be closed to vehicle traffic.  This street closure is expected to last from July 19, 2010 to August 23, 2010.  The work is isolated to the area immediately west […]

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Provost announcement: Nancy Day appointed as UMKC Faculty Ombudsperson

July 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

Nancy Day has been appointed Faculty Ombudsperson. Day, who will begin her new position on September 1, 2010, has a doctorate in social psychology with an emphasis in organizational psychology from the University of Kansas, and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from UMKC. She joined UMKC in 1991 and is currently a tenured associate […]

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