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Entries from August 31st, 2010

Big enrollment increases for UMKC

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, News

[The following was provided by UMKC Public Relations Office.] UMKC is reporting its largest overall enrollment with 13,511 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, based on preliminary fall 2010 enrollment figures. The figures also represent the highest freshmen enrollment in UMKC’s history, totaling 1,129 first-time college students, an increase of 14.3 percent. Transfer students increased by 10.8 […]

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Sierra magazine selects UMKC course among nation’s top five environmental classes

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors

Sierra magazine has selected UMKC Prof. Jim Sheppard’s class, “Environmental Ethics and Policy,” as one of the nation’s top five environmental classes. In the magazine’s September issue, Avital Binshtoc, author of the article,  “Cool Schools”, writes, “We scouted college catalogs nationwide to draft a dream team of all-star teachers and sure-hit courses.” In the following […]

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Want to book a room at the new Student Union? Here’s how…

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, News

[The following was provided by UMKC Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.] The UMKC Student Union, which opened August 2010, is uniquely built for UMKC students, by UMKC Students. In November 2007, UMKC students voted for a referendum to assess fees for a new building that would house dining, entertainment, organization, and meeting spaces specifically geared […]

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UMKC researcher receives NIH grant to market software

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, Perks, Research

Dr. Gerald Wyckoff, UMKC Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry at the School of Biological Sciences, has received a National Institutes of Health grant to market his drug discovery-aiding software. The software expedites the work of pharmaceutical researchers by matching drugs with appropriate molecular targets.

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Upgrade scheduled for UMKC faculty and staff email system, Exchange 2007

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Perks

[The following was provided by UMKC Information Services.] UMKC Information Services is in the process of upgrading the Faculty/Staff email system to Exchange 2007. The upgrade, which will begin on the morning of September 8 and will continue through October 1, features several enhancements, including: Increased mailbox quota to 2GB (up to 20 times larger […]

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Construction update: Troost Bridge project street closings

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by UMKC Office of Community & Public Affairs.] As part of the on-going Troost Bridge replacement project, there are two significant street closures that are planned for September. The first closure on the September 7th will close Volker Boulevard, which will be closed for 10 days and then re-open with two lanes […]

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Watch video from Missouri Governor’s Summit on Higher Education

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals

Watch a video from the August 17, 2010, Missouri Governor’s Summit on Higher Education. Hosted in Jefferson City by Gov. Jay Nixon, the Summit was designed to develop a new agenda for the state’s higher education

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Mike Johnson Memorial Walk for Recovery

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by UMKC Academic Affairs, Office of Research Services.] For the first time, the Kansas City area will host a Recovery Month event to raise community awareness of the disease of addiction. On September 18, 2010, an Inaugural Event celebrating the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health […]

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Redbox now at UMKC

August 31st, 2010 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by UMKC Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.] The work day is over, you’re ready to relax and you’re looking for a movie. You don’t have much time, traffic is a mess, and you don’t want the hassle of a video store.  A quick walk to the redbox kiosk at the Student […]

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By our students, for our students: New Student Union opens just in time

August 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, News

As students return to campus this week, they will be greeted with a bird’s-eye view of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, a new theater, new restaurants and ultimately, a 109,000-square-foot new Student Union. With a student body of approximately 14,500 and enrollment projected to increase by 21 percent in 2011, students have outgrown the UMKC University […]

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