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Entries from June 28th, 2011

UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance announces 2011-2012 concert series and performances in new Kauffman Center

June 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.] The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is has announced its 2011-2012 concert series, comprised of the Conservatory Artist Series and Music Alliance, its partnership with Friends of Chamber Music. Conservatory ensembles will perform at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, […]

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What’s in a name? Curators’ Professor…Curators’ Teaching Professor

June 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, Mission and Goals

Since 1987, 15 UMKC professors (listed below) have been awarded by the UM System Board of Curators with the university’s highest and most prestigious academic rank: Curators’ Professor. Simply put, these select professors have been recognized as “outstanding scholars with established reputations.” (UM-Rolla Professor of chemistry, Stig Friberg, became the first person awarded a Curators’ Professorship […]

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Out in Cyberspace: UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences communicates on the web

June 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

Every year, UMKC’s Academic Units and Administrative Units are increasing their presence on the internet through unit and department e-newsletters, Facebook and Twitter pages, YouTube videos and blogs. UMatters has dedicated a special page – Newsletters/Social Media – as a university- wide resource for finding and connecting to those web tools.

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UMKC’s Cynthia Amyot receives 2011 Missouri Distance Learning Leadership Award

June 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments · Awards and Honors, Career Development, Mission and Goals, News, Perks

UMKC Dr. Cynthia Amyot, Interim Associate Provost for Online Education, has been selected to receive the 2011 Missouri Distance Learning Leadership Award. The award is given by the Missouri Distance Learning Association (MoDLA) to individuals who show outstanding leadership in the field of distance learning through the development of innovative online programming, relevant scholarly research, […]

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Ready for a challenge? UMKC’s Forever Fit initiative

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Human Resources

[The following was submitted by UMKC Human Resources.] Have you thought about exercising more, eating healthier and feeling better about yourself? If so, then you may want to join in the UMKC Forever Fit initiative, offered in conjunction with the Kansas City Slimdown Challenge. During the 10-week challenge, sponsored by Cerner, employees build community teams […]

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New Letters’ Writing Conference features Albert Goldbarth

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · News

The nationally known author, Albert Goldbarth, will deliver the keynote address on writing and the life of being a writer at New Letters’ Weekend Writing Conference. The event, which is at Diastole, 6 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2011, is supported by UMKC’s Bernardin-Haskell Lecture fund and is free to the public with reservations at […]

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UMKC’s SIFE team wins national award

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors, Mission and Goals, News

UMKC’s Students in the Free Enterprise (SIFE) has been awarded membership in the SIFE United States CLUB 44, in recognition of the accomplishments of the top university teams in the nation. The award was received from Brian Cornell, CEO, Sam’s Club. Further recognition of the team’s accomplishments occurred when SIFE USA announced in June that UMKC […]

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U.S. Bank opening soon in UMKC Student Union

June 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · News

[The following was provided by Jody Jeffries, Director, UMKC Student Union.] UMKC has recently signed an agreement with U.S. Bank to occupy SU 212 in the Student Union. The location will be a full service branch bank, with an ATM provided at the site. The anticipated opening is September 2011.

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Safety First Project: UMKC’s IHD and community partners improving services for survivors with disabilities

June 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · Events, Mission and Goals

On May 17, 2011, Safety First: Kansas City Collaborative to End Violence Against Women with Disabilities, a program formed four years ago by the UMKC Institute for Human Development (IHD), the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) and Rose Brooks Domestic Violence Center, hosted a community forum on “trauma-informed” services. Through Safety First, with […]

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UMKC honors first class of James C. Olson Professors

June 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · Awards and Honors

On June 9, 2011, UMKC welcomed its inaugural class of 12 James C. Olson Professors, a professorship program which recognizes the significant contributions of senior faculty. Established by the University of Missouri System, the program is designed “to provide a mutually beneficial process that allows retiring professors to leave the academic phase of their careers, while […]

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