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Entries from May 29th, 2012

Mayor appoints Nursing School Dean Lora Lacey-Haun to Kansas City Health Commission

May 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Announcement, Awards and honors, Diversity, Faculty, Life Sciences, Mission and Goals

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] Lora Lacey-Haun, Ph.D., dean of the UMKC School of Nursing, has been appointed by Kansas City Mayor Sylvester James to serve a three-year term on the board of the Kansas City Health Commission. The Health Commission consists of 17 members, all appointed by the mayor. […]

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UMKC Innovation Center announces launch of Central Iowa U.S.SourceLink

May 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers

[The following was provided by the UMKC Innovation Center.] The UMKC Innovation Center recently announced the launch of Central Iowa SourceLink - one of the newest members of U.S.SourceLinkU.S.SourceLink helps small business owners and entrepreneurs find the needed resources to launch their businesses and overcome obstacles.

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Eat for Life 10 Week Class – Enroll Now for Online Course

May 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, University System

[The following was submitted by UM System Healthy for Life: T.E. Atkins UM Wellness Program.] Discover the benefits of this innovative approach to weight management. If you have a history of chronic dieting, have rigid “healthy” rules about eating or find yourself eating when you’re stressed, bored or unhappy, this may be the program for […]

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Philosophy Department welcomes Deb Unferth, prize-winning novelist

May 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia

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US Bank offers specials to UMKC

May 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Community Connections

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UMKC’s Retirees Association presents its most prestigious award to professor emeritus Dan Jaffe

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Alumni, Awards and honors, Faculty

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] The UMKC Retirees Association presented its first Recognition Award to professor emeritus Daniel Jaffe for his outstanding achievements as a jazz poet - locally and nationally.

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Staff Council announces new members

May 22nd, 2012 · 3 Comments · Affiliated groups, Staff

[The following was provided by the Staff Council office.] The UMKC Staff Council recently announced its new members, who will assume their positions on June 1, 2012. You are invited to meet the new Council members at our annual meeting on Wednesday, June 6 at 9 a.m. in the Administrative Center Conference Facility.

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Annual UMKC Mark Twain Writers Workshop Starts June 4

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic programs, Academic units, Community Connections, Faculty, Staff, Students

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] The Mark Twain Writers Workshop, a 30-year Kansas City tradition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is accepting enrollment for both college credit and noncredit students. Anyone interested in improving his or her skills as a fiction writer, poet, essayist or screenwriter is invited to […]

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Change in UMKC Shuttle Bus Schedules for the 2012 Summer Semester; no evening service

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Faculty, Staff, Students, Support services

[The following was provided by UMKC Campus Facilities.]  Effective May 21, the UMKC Shuttle buses will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The bus stop locations and times will remain the same. However, there will be no evening shuttle bus service. 

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Congress authorizes change for calculating student’s eligibility for the Pell Grant

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Administration, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Staff, Students

[The following was provided by Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.] The Higher Education Act Reauthorization of 2010 limited the eligibility of Pell Grants to 18 semesters or the equivalent of nine years (900 percent Lifetime Eligibility). Beginning in the fall 2012, Congress will further reduced the duration of a student’s eligibility to 12 semesters (the equivalent of six […]

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