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Entries from May 31st, 2011

Message from Chancellor Leo Morton: Southern Missouri tornadoes

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

[The following was emailed to UMKC Everyone on May 24.] The news reports from Joplin following the devastating tornado that struck that area continue. The UMKC community joins others in offering our sympathy to the families of those who died and our hope to the hundreds of individuals displaced, distressed, and traumatized by this disaster.

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Safety tips and resources for campus emergencies

May 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · News

In case of emergency, call 911. Top 10 safety tips: Lock it up. Never leave your room or personal items unattended. Don’t walk alone. Use the buddy-buddy system to make sure you’re never alone after normal campus hours. Know the people you live with. Never let strangers into the residence halls or apartment complex without […]

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UMKC’S BKMK Press authors win awards

May 31st, 2011 · Comments Off · News

BkMk Press has announced that its recent title Georgic: Stories, by Mariko Nagai, won the silver medal in short stories from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. In addition, Georgic and Beauties by Mary Troy, also published by BkMk Press, were No. 2 and No. 3 on the fiction bestseller list for Small Press Distribution for […]

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UMKC Team Travels to the AAC&U General Education Summer Institute

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

UMKC was selected to send a team to attend the AAC&U Institute on General Education and Assessment, which will be held June 4-8 on the campus of San Jose State University. The institute provides an opportunity to work with AAC&U institute faculty, as well as faculty from schools around the country, in order to develop effective […]

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May 25 – Update on UMKC Alumni and friends in southern Missouri storm area

May 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by UMKC University Advancement and uploaded to UMatters on May 25.] An update regarding our alumni and friends in the Joplin area and our outreach to them since the devastating tornado: In total, we have 325 alumni in the Joplin metro area. The UMKC University Advancement’s Association model, which supports unit-based […]

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UMKC responds to Joplin tornado

May 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, News, Research

Yesterday, faculty and staff at UMKC Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing and Medicine held meetings and began organizing in response to the major storms that swept through Joplin and southern Missouri over the weekend. The Schools are closely monitoring the situation and are reaching out to our students and alumni in the storm area. Along with […]

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UMKC’s new Student Union receives LEED Gold certification

May 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, News

On May 13, UMKC learned that its new Student Union has officially been certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] Gold project. The new building, which has received several architectural and environmental awards throughout the last year, features public transportation access, storm water control, natural lighting, skylights, high ceilings, a central stairway and […]

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UMKC’s IEI announces its 26th Annual EOY honorees

May 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, News

[The following was provided by UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management.] The Council for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management have announced the honorees for the 26th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards celebration. For the first time in the event’s […]

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UMKC Roos Tumblers sold at Staff Picnic to benefit Water.org

May 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Mission and Goals, News

[The following was provided by the Staff Council’s Service Project Committee.] Staff Council’s Service Project Committee will be selling UMKC Roos tumblers at the Staff Picnic on Wednesday, May 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for $5 each. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to benefit Water.org, a locally-based non-profit organization that […]

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UMKC School of Pharmacy professor recognized for distinction in psychiatric pharmacy

May 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, Research

[The following was submitted by UMKC’s Office of Public Relations.] Roger W. Sommi, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy and Psychiatry at UMKC’s School of Pharmacy, has been awarded the 2011 Judith J. Saklad Award from the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). The award is presented annually to a senior psychiatric pharmacy practitioner who has […]

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