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Entries from April 26th, 2011

School of Education receives $1m Sprint Foundation award

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Academic programs, Academic units, Administration, Announcement, Budget and Finances, Community Connections, Diversity, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Mission and Goals, Research, UMKC Foundation

[The following was provided by UMKC Office of Public Relations.] UMKC’s School of Education has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Sprint Foundation to be paid over five years. The award will fund an endowed professorship for the Urban Education Research Center. The focus of the Center is conducting and disseminating research that […]

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Chancellor Leo Morton receives Southtown Council Public Achievement Award

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Administration, Awards and honors, Community Connections

UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton has received the 2011 Southtown Council Public Achievement Award, which recognizes people in the community who have made a major impact throughout the entire metro area. Previous recipients of the Award are Marc Wilson, Nelson-Atkins Museum; Scott Burnett, Jackson County Legislator; Mo. Senator Yvonne Wilson; and Rev. Edward Kinerk, Rockhurst University

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ShakeOut Drill: UMKC joins multi-state earthquake response exercise

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Academic units, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Government and Higher Education, Staff

[The following was provided by UMKC Department of Geosciences.] On April 28, 2011, 10:15 a.m., UMKC’s Dept of Geosciences is hosting the ShakeOut drill in Flarsheim Hall, 4th floor. Everyone is invited. The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut is a multi‐state earthquake drill. Organizers estimate that more than one million will participate in the 11-state exercise. (See […]

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UMKC’s James Mobberley and Ricky Allman win Charlotte Street Foundation Awards.

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Academic units, Announcement, Awards and honors, Faculty, Visual and Performing Arts

In a recent news release, the Charlotte Street Foundation announced its 2011 artist award winners, which include Ricky Allman, Associate Professor of Painting/Drawing, winner of the Visual Artist Award, and Dr. James Mobberley, Curators’ Professor of Music, winner of the Generative Performing Artist Award.

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Save the Date: 2011 Annual Staff Council Picnic, May 25

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Announcement, Staff

[The following was submitted by UMKC Staff Council.] SAVE-THE-DATE for Summer Fun: 2011 Annual Staff Picnic on May 25, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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UMKC alum and cartoonist, Mike Keefe, wins Pulitzer Prize

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Academic units, Alumni, Awards and honors, Communications

Mike Keefe, UMKC alumnus (A&S `74) and cartoonist for The Denver Post, has received this year’s Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Keefe received his B.A. and M.A. degrees at UMKC while also teaching Math in the College of Arts and Sciences. Keefe, whose work is syndicated by Cagle, was cited by the Pulitzer Prize judges […]

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KCUR reporters receive Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Announcement, Awards and honors, Communications, Community Connections

[The following was provided by the UMKC Office of Public Relations.] Two KCUR Reporters, Elana Gordon and Laura Spencer, have won Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Radio, Large Market category. The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.

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Author Arthur Phillips featured on New Letters on the Air

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Communications, Community Connections

[The following was submitted by UMKC’s New Letters.] On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, best-selling novelist Arthur Phillips, whose books include Prague, The Egyptologist, Angelica, and The Song is You, will discuss his novel, The Tragedy of Arthur, with public radio host, Angela Elam at the Kansas City Public Library – Central Branch at 14 West […]

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By the numbers: How many people are employed at UMKC?

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Faculty, Staff

FY2011, UMKC had the following employment numbers: Academic employees: 1989 Non-Academic Employees: 2029 Total Employees: 4018 [Provided by UMKC’s Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning]

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UMKC Student Government Association announces 2011-2012 officers

April 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Announcement, Students

SGA 2011-2012 officers: President:  Jay Devinini Executive Vice President:  Chelsia Potts Administrative Vice President:  Danny Riffel Comptroller:  Chris Lang (Senior in Engineering) [SGA candidates were featured in UNews, April 18, 2011.)

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