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Entries from October 26th, 2010

One of UMKC’s own finds help through United Way agency – See the video

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Community Connections, Faculty, Students

Fast Tube by Casper To date, 15 UMKC employees have responded to our campaign with a total of $7,532.40.  Help us reach our 2010 goal of $40,000. Here’s where you can go to make a donation: log-in and use these codes: Campaign code:  kcumkc2010 – Enter your username (UMKC Single Sign-on); Password:  UMKC2010 Dear UMKC Faculty […]

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UMKC Conservatory and KC Symphony create new partnership

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Academic programs, Academic units, Announcement, Community Connections, Concerts, Faculty, Mission and Goals, Students, Visual and Performing Arts

This fall, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Kansas City Symphony launched a new partnership. During the 2010–2011 season, KC Symphony Music Director Michael Stern; Associate Conductor Steven Jarvi; selected guest artists; and orchestra musicians will share their expertise with Conservatory students and will partner with Conservatory faculty.

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Host a student and earn additional income — $500 – $600 per month

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Announcement, Community Connections, Diversity, Faculty, Staff, Students

Hosts are needed for international students requesting to live with an American family. These students hope to improve their English-speaking skills while studying with the UMKC Applied Language Institute (ALI). As a host for one of these students, here’s what you can do to earn additional monthly income. If you provide food, you will receive […]

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UMKC researchers’ refrigeration studies featured in Supermarket News

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Academic units, Community Connections, Faculty, Research

In 2009, UMKC School of Computer Science and Engineering Professors Brian Fricke  and  Bryan Becker undertook a comparative study analyzing the potential differences between the energy usages of opened and closed refrigerated cases in grocery stores.Traveling to two Kansas IGA- affiliated stores, one in Wamego and the other in Osawatomie, Drs. Becker and Fricke installed […]

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2010 Staff Council Picnic – a sustainability success story

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Staff, Sustainability

[The following was provided by Karen Lavendusky, Staff Council Governing Board Member.] The theme for this year’s Staff Council Picnic was Sustainability — right from the start we had a challenge. In 2009, the picnic, which ended by setting a 89% waste-free baseline, had established a list of improvements to implement at this year’s picnic. […]

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Message from Chancellor and Provost: Take advantage of UMKC’s many performing arts offerings

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Academic programs, Academic units, Administration, Communications, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Visual and Performing Arts

Dear Faculty and Staff,  The arts abound at UMKC, the designated Visual and Performing Arts campus. If you consider the number of faculty, staff and students on campus and the variety of performances offered by Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the Conservatory of Music and Dance and the UMKC Theatre Department, the James C. Olson Performing […]

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Order now and help students save money on textbooks and course materials!

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Announcement, Communications, Faculty, Students

[The following was provided by Pete Eisentrager, Assistant Director of the UMKC Bookstore.] Faculty, it’s time to order your books for spring semester. October 31, 2010, is the priority date for faculty members to submit their spring 2011 textbook orders to the UMKC Bookstores. Even though the October date may seem like it’s too early […]

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UMKC among metro organizations receiving $4.25M HUD grant

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Announcement, Awards and honors, Community Connections, Government and Higher Education, University Advancement

On October 14, the Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $100 million in new grants to support more livable and sustainable communities across the country. An award of $4.25 million was appropriated to the Kansas City metropolitan area, which is one of 45 regions that will receive funding through “a new initiative intended to […]

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UMKC Board of Trustees welcomes four new members

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Announcement, Community Connections, University Advancement

On Oct. 19, UMKC Board of Trustees added four new members to the board.  They are: Angela Bennett, regional director of the U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights. Thomas Hyde, former executive vice president of legal and global ethics for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. John McMeel, chairman and president of Andrews McMeel Universal. Julie Wilson, […]

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