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Entries from September 25th, 2012

UMKC wins $1 million federal i6 Challenge grant for IT Startups

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Announcement, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Mission and Goals, Staff, Students

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] A regional collaboration led by the UMKC Innovation Center has been awarded a $1 million grant to create a “Digital Sandbox” to spur development of IT-related start-up businesses in the Kansas City region.

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UMKC’s Fall 2012 Comprehensive Enrollment Report announced

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off · Announcement, Faculty, Staff, Students

[The following was provided by UMKC Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.] According to the Fall 2012 Comprehensive Enrollment Report, UMKC has an on-campus enrollment of 14,158 students, which excludes dual credit high school students, and

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MFA in Creative Writing and Media Arts program receives a $75,000 gift from Stanley H. Durwood Foundation

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic programs, Academic units, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Staff, Students, UMKC Foundation

[The following was provided by the College of Arts and Sciences.] The Stanley H. Durwood Foundation recently gave a $75,000 gift commitment to the Creative Writing and Media Arts program to continue providing scholarships for its graduate students.

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Is the Devil in the Details of the Recently Passed “Rght-to-Pray” Amendment?

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off · Administration, Faculty

[The following was provided by the Office of the Provost.] Provost Gail Hackett would like to share important information about the recently passed Amendment 2, which was approved by voters in the primary election on Aug. 7. Often referred to as the “right-to-pray” amendment, it contains conditions that are applicable to public school settings.

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Help promote Homecoming – Post a Homecoming Sign in Your Yard

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Community Connections, Faculty, Staff, Students

[The following was provided by the UMKC Office of Alumni & Constituent Relations.] Homecoming Yard signs are available for all faculty, staff and students. We are asking that you help us promote Homecoming by displaying the signs in your front yard from Sept. 29 – Oct. 6. Signs are available for pick up at the […]

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New Letters presents Author Thomas Kennedy and Memoirist Lisa Stewart

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Arts and Literature, Community Connections, Faculty, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia, Libraries, Staff, Students

[The following was provided by the College of Arts and Sciences, News Letters.] Award-winning author Thomas E. Kennedy will read from his newly published short fiction on Monday, Oct. 8, at the UMKC Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51 St. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. in the iX Theatre on the first floor […]

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Pledge to Save Energy

September 25th, 2012 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Students

[The following was provided by the Office of Public Relations.] When it comes to going green, a little effort can go a long way. That’s why the University of Missouri Kansas City’s Sustainability Team is re-launching their Voluntary Energy Management Pledge campaign. They’re asking students, faculty and staff to reduce energy costs by pledging to […]

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Name change discussion

September 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

A letter from Chancellor Leo Morton to the campus community: Thanks so much to those of you who attended the University name change sessions in recent weeks. I enjoyed the give and take of these sessions and the chance to share my thoughts and hear your questions and views. Whether you were able to attend […]

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Marco Brotto appointed endowed professor at School of Nursing

September 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Academic units, Announcement, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Life Sciences, Mission and Goals

[The following was provided by the School of Nursing.] The UMKC School of Nursing is pleased to announce the appointment of Marco Brotto, BSN, MS, Ph.D., as the Dale and Dorothy Thompson/Missouri Endowed Professor for Nursing Research.

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UMKC Bookstores to Celebrate National Student Day, Oct. 4

September 18th, 2012 · Comments Off · Affiliated groups, Community Connections, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Mission and Goals, Students

[The following was provided by the UMKC Bookstore.] The UMKC Bookstore and the UMKC Health Science Bookstores are joining with other college bookstores across North America on Oct. 4 to celebrate and promote social responsibility during the second annual National Student Day.

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