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Entries from December 21st, 2010

Payroll goes green for UMKC employees

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Perks

[The following was provided by UMKC Human Resources.] Beginning January 2011, UMKC employees will no longer receive paper pay advices through campus mail. All UMKC employees have the power to view and/or print any check advice through myHR. 

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UMKC Prof. Michelle Boisseau receives NEA Creative Writing Fellowship

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, News

On Nov. 23, 2010, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that UMKC’s Michelle Boisseau, Professor and Associate Editor of BkMk Press, is among one of the nation’s 42 noted poets to receive an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship. The Fellowships are awarded to encourage the production of new works of literature by allowing writers […]

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Nation’s public radio and tv stations launch “170 million Americans” support campaign

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by Patty Cahill, General Manager of KCUR and board member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.] American public radio and public television stations are joining a national, grassroots effort to rally the support of the 170 million Americans who watch, listen to or use public media each month. We believe this […]

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MOspace: Online storehouse for your research and scholarly work

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Perks

UMKC Libraries invites and encourages all faculty to use MOspace to store and share their scholarly work.

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Faculty Senate votes to support capital improvements projects

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · News

  [The following was provided by Cathleen Burnett, Faculty Senate secretary.] On Nov. 16, 2010, the UMKC Faculty Senate voted to support the issuing of bonds for three (3) UMKC Capital Projects, which would address enrollment capacity (larger classrooms) and student recruitment (retention and success).  Approval of the Oak Street Parking structure was the most […]

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UMKC’s HLC institutional accreditation self-study selected for special recognition at national conference

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, News

Last month, UMKC was notified by the university’s accrediting organization, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Regional Association of Colleges and Schools, that our 2009 institutional self-study has been selected for special recognition and display at the 2011 HLC Annual Conference in Chicago. In part, HLC’s letter to Chancellor Morton stated, “Commission […]

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myLearn: A resource for setting goals

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Perks

With 2011 just around the corner, many faculty and staff are reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the coming year. With that in mind, you might want to check out some resources available in myLearn, the university’s new online learning tool, to help you with setting effective goals:

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2011 benefit changes reminder from UMKC HR

December 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Human Resources

[The following was provided by UMKC Department of Human Resources.] As we close out 2010, UMKC Human Resources wants to remind employees of a few benefits-related matters: January benefit premiums are paid from December payroll; therefore, employees will notice the premium rate changes commence in this month’s pay statements. These are not to be confused […]

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Buckle Up “Stay Safe” Holiday Reminder

December 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

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UMKC breaks last year’s giving record for United Way Campaign

December 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

UMKC faculty, staff and administrators donated $47,503 to the United Way – a 30% increase over last year’s donation of $36,476. Congratulations UMKC! Thanks to all who contributed to the 2010 campaign and best wishes for a happy holiday.

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