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Entries from January 31st, 2011

Dr. Ron MacQuarrie retires as Dean of School of Graduate Studies

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · News

[The following is an announcement from the UMKC Provost Office.] On March 1, 2011, Ron MacQuarrie will retire as Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. He has served in those positions since 1995 and 2007 respectively. UMKC Law School Associate Dean Jeff Thomas, who has been assisting with […]

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UMKC Libraries hosts African American Read-In events

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · Events, News

On Feb. 8 (Noon) and Feb. 23 (3 p.m.), UMKC Libraries is participating in the 22nd National African American Read-In, which is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Part of Black History Month, the Read-In will be held at Miller Nichols Library’s new first-floor Information Exchange (iX) […]

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Chancellor Morton presentation to Curators features UMKC’s health sciences schools

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, Research

On January 28, 2011, UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton presented a report to the Board of Curators about our university’s four health sciences schools. His topic was in conjunction with UM System’s “Advancing Missouri” marketing and communications campaign. Throughout the year, the campaign will spotlight five key areas of excellence: Health, Economy, Jobs, Arts/Entertainment and Education. […]

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UM System recommends 5.5% tuition and fee increases

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · News

[The following press release was issued by UM System on Jan. 25, 2011.] The University of Missouri System will recommend to the Board of Curators* an average 5.5 percent increase in tuition and required fees for in-state undergraduate students. Curators will discuss and vote on this topic during their regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 27-28 in […]

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UMKC RN-BSN and other online degree programs receive HLC approval

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · Career Development, Mission and Goals, News, Perks, Research

UMKC School of Nursing‘s RN-BSN degree program has received approval by our accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission [HLC], to transition from being an onsite to an online program. Last August, a team from HLC conducted a UMKC site visit that focused on the university’s distance/online degree programs recently reclassified by the commission .

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UMKC Conservatory offers iPhone app

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · News, Perks

[The following was provided by the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.] The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance has launched a free iphone app that is available through InstantEncore, the online classical music resource, and the iTunes store. Download the UMKC Conservatory mobile apps at iTunes and AppBrain. The UMKC Conservatory Fan App is the easiest way to stay […]

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Create, Develop, Empower! MU Extension presents Community Development Training

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · Events

[The following was submitted by Erica Lovercamp, Conference Coordinator for the University of Missouri Extension’s Conference Office.] Experience the Community Development Academy, March 28-April 1, in Excelsior Springs, MO. This intensive, hands-on, five-day course enhances your ability to work effectively with a wide array of community issues. Perfect for professional development (CEU’s available), three hours undergrad/grad […]

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Mobile website allows users on-the-go access to UMKC Libraries resources

January 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · News, Perks

[The following was submitted by UMKC Libraries.] UMKC Libraries has announced the launch of its new website designed for internet enabled mobile phones. Now users can access many of the most popular and frequently-used features from the Libraries’ full website in a streamlined, mobile version. The site can be accessed directly at the Mobile website. […]

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UMKC’s ESL program celebrates 20-year anniversary

January 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by UMKC Office of Public Relations.] UMKC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) began 20 years ago as a partnership between the university and Penn Valley Community College offering a four-course ESL program. Today, the Applied Language Institute (ALI) – a joint program between the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences […]

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UMKC’s Chen Yi featured in KC Symphony’s first season in Kauffman Center

January 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals

[The following was provided by UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.] On Jan. 14, the Kansas City Symphony announced its opening season in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.  Among the luminaries are Yo Yo Ma, Joyce DiDonato and UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance’s Chen Yi. Chen Yi will compose a new work […]

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