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Events

These are important fine arts, musical and theater performances, lectures and academic events offered at UMKC during the next two weeks. To learn more about an event go to the UMKC Calendar of Events where you can filter by activity, description or key word.

Athletics

Oct. 24 7PM Men’s Soccer vs. Seattle Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field
Oct. 26 1PM Men’s Soccer vs. Utah Valley Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field
Oct. 26 4PM Vollleyball vs. Chicago State UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
Oct. 30 7PM Vollleyball vs. Bakersfield UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
Nov. 1 3PM Men’s Soccer vs. Air Force Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field
Nov. 1 7PM Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
Nov. 2 1PM Women’s Soccer vs. Chicago State UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
Nov. 8 4:30PM Women’s Basketball vs. Missouri S&T(Exhibition) UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
Nov. 8 7:05PM Men’s Basketball vs. Rockhurst (Exhibition) UMKC Swinney Recreation Center

 

Conservatory Performances

Oct. 23 7:30PM Conservatory Wind Symphony (Ensemble Series) Directed by Steven D. Davis Tickets $8, $6 for seniors, UMKC faculty, staff, and all students FREE with UMKC or student ID. White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Oct. 24 7:30PM Conservatory Wind Ensemble (Ensemble Series) The Conservatory Wind Ensemble performs chamber music, directed by Joseph Parisi, featuring the graduate assistant conductors: Emily McGinnis, Philip Edelman, Adam Fontana, Christopher Kaatz, Derek Shapiro, and Justin Doss. Tickets $8, $6 for seniors, UMKC faculty, staff, and all students FREE with UMKC or student ID. Country Club Christian Church, 6101 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64113
Oct. 25 7:30PM Emily Trapp, piano (Master of Arts Recital) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Oct. 26 3:30PM Conservatory Choirs: Faith, Hope and Love (Ensemble Series) The Conservatory Choirs, directed by Robert Bode and Charles Robinson, present the thirteenth annual benefit concert for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. FREE; Country Club Christian Church, 6101 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64113
Oct. 30 7:30PM Fall Dance Concert (Ensemble Series) Featuring performances by students and choreography by faculty of the UMKC Dance Division Tickets $8, $6 for seniors, UMKC faculty, staff, and all students FREE with UMKC or student ID. White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.
Oct. 30 7:30PM Volker Brass: UMKC Conservatory Graduate Fellowship Brass Quintet (Folly for Five Miniseries). Volker Brass is Charles Calloway and Alex Caselman, trumpets; Matthew Haislip, horn; Austin Peiffer, trombone; and Brielan Andersen, tuba. Tickets $5; Folly Theater, 300 W 12th St., Kansas City, MO 64105
Oct. 31 4PM Harlem Quartet (Chamber Music Master Class) (Master Classes & Lectures) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Oct. 31 4PM Imani Winds (Chamber Music Master Class) (Master Classes & Lectures) FREE; Diastole, 2501 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Oct. 31 7:30PM Fall Dance Concert (Ensemble Series) Tickets $8, $6 for seniors, UMKC faculty, staff, and all students FREE with UMKC or student ID. White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.
Oct. 31 4PM Imani Winds (Chamber Music Master Class) (Master Classes & Lectures) FREE; Diastole, 2501 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 1 10AM Single Reed Day for Sax and Clarinet (Special Event) Guest artist Otis Murphy FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 1 2:30PM Fall Dance Concert (Ensemble Series) Featuring performances by students and choreography by faculty of the UMKC Dance Division FREE; White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Nov. 1 3:30PM Single Reed Day Recital: Matthew Carmichael, alto saxophone (Special Events) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 1 7:30PM Single Reed Day Recital: Otis Murphy, saxophone (Special Events) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 2 2:30PM Catherine Lehr Ramos, cello (Doctoral Recital) FREE; Trinity Lutheran Church, 5601 W. 62nd St., Mission, KS 66202
Nov. 2 7:30PM Martin Hackleman, horn (Faculty Recital) FREE; White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Nov. 3 7:30PM Trombone Ensemble (Ensemble Series) FREE; White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Nov. 4 10:30AM The American Horn Quartet (Master Class) FREE; White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Nov. 4 5PM The American Horn Quartet (Guest Artist & Alumni Recitals) FREE; White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Nov. 4 7:30PM Jazz Combos (Ensemble Series) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 4 7:30PM Student Chamber Ensembles (Ensemble Series) FREE; Diastole, 2501 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 4 7:30PM Keith Benjamin, trumpet (Faculty Recital) FREE; White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Nov. 4 7:30PM Marissa Carlson, violin (Performer’s Certificate Recital) FREE; Old Mission United Methodist Church, 5519 State Park Road, Fairway, KS 66205
Nov. 5 7:30PM Student Chamber Ensembles (Ensemble Series) FREE; White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Nov. 6 7:30PM Saxophone Studio Recital: Adolphe Sax Bicentennial (Ensemble Series) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 7 6PM Crescendo 2014: The Tempo of Tomorrow (Conservatory Artist Series) Tickets $30 general, $15 for UMKC faculty, staff, and all students with UMKC or student ID.; Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Nov. 8 5PM Alexandria Nicole Wreggelsworth, soprano (Student Recitals & Lectures) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 8 5PM Monte Taylor, composer (Senior Recital) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112

 

Lectures/Workshops/Seminars/Meetings/Discussion Panels

Nov. 4 3PM Faculty Senate Meeting Admin Center, Plaza Room; Contact Peggy Ward Smith
Nov. 5 2:30PM A&S Chairs Meeting TBA; Contact Beci Edmundson
Nov. 7 1:00PM New Historical Research Cockefair Hall 215. Contact UMKC History Department. A Public Lecture Series sponsored by the History Department of UMKC. First Friday of each month from 1 to 2 PM in Cockefair Hall 215.
Students and Faculty from all Departments are welcome to present or attend.
Contact the History Department for more information.

 

 

In the Community

Oct. 23 5:30PM Mattie Rhodes Center’s 120th Anniversary Benefit Dinner Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel We will be honoring the spirit of giving and serving the community – as our founder, Mattie Rhodes, demonstrated 120 years ago. To help us celebrate our anniversary, we are bringing in Mr. John Quinones, seven-time Emmy Award winner and host of “Primetime: What Would You Do?” to discuss how everyday we are faced with a choice to care for others around us.
Oct. 25 6:00PM KC Friends of Alvin Ailey 30th Anniversary Celebration Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Contact Jacqueline Hawkins
Oct. 30 6:00PM Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 37th Annual Noche de Gala Sheraton at Crown Center; Contact Jacqueline Hawkins
Nov. 1 12:00PM NAACP-KCMO Branch 47th Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon Westin Crown Center; Contact Jacqueline Hawkins
Nov. 4 5:30PM Crescendo Patron Party Annual Party for Crescendo Gala Benefactors; Contact Sarah Ralph

 

Special Events

Oct. 23 9AM HFL Flu Shot Clinic for Faculty/Staff Admin Center, Gillham Park Room. Shots are free for faculty, staff, dependents (12 yrs and older) and retirees with a UM medical plan. Contact HR Service Center at (816) 235-1621.
Oct. 23-25 6PM Midwest FOCO Conference Student Union Theater. Sponsored by National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies, UMKC Latino Studies & UMKC ALAS. Contact Theresa Torres.
Oct. 24 7PM School of Pharmacy Achievers of Excellence Scholarship Awards Pierson Auditorium. Contact Jana Boschert.
Oct. 27 3:30PM UMKC Warkoczewski Public Observatory 40th Anniversary Royall Hall Roof, Miller Nichols Learning Center. Contact Karen English.
Oct. 28 12PM Legislation 101: UMKC Town Hall Forum Student Union, Room 302. Featuring Rep. T.J. Berry, Senator Jolie Justus, and Rep. Brandon Ellington. Contact Knial Piper.
Oct. 28 4PM Bloch School Scholar Donor Reception Bloch Executive Hall, 331. Contact Megan Cooper.
Oct. 29 11AM HFL Flu Shot Clinic for Faculty/Staff Hospital Hill, SOD, 4th Floor Lobby. Shots are free for faculty, staff, dependents (12 yrs and older) and retirees with a UM medical plan. Contact HR Service Center at (816) 235-1621.
Oct. 29 6PM Book Discussion: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Miller Nichols Library, iX Theatre. RSVP here. Contact Gloria Tibbs.
Oct. 30 9AM HFL Flu Shot Clinic for Faculty/Staff Admin Center, Plaza Room. Shots are free for faculty, staff, dependents (12 yrs and older) and retirees with a UM medical plan. Contact HR Service Center at (816) 235-1621.
Nov. 5 11AM HFL-Flu Shot Clinic for Faculty/Staff Hospital Hill HSB, Room 4302, Contact HR Service Center. Shots are free for faculty, staff, dependents (12 yrs and older) and retirees with a UM medical plan
Nov. 6 7:30AM Bloch School Executive Conversations with Mitchell Glassman Bloch Executive Hall, Room 218; Contact Dionne Lewis
Nov. 6 7:00PM Cockefair Lecture featuring Dr. John Montgomery Pierson Auditorium; Contact Sarah Ralph. Book signing to follow lecture.
Nov. 7 11:30AM SCE Scholarship Luncheon Student Union, Room 401; Contact Jane Vogl
Nov. 7 5:45PM Crescendo Gala Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts; Contact Tamara Morris. Annual scholarship fundraiser for the Conservatory.

 

 

Theatre and Art

Oct. 14-Nov. 15 6PM Exhibit: Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World Miller Nichols Library, 3rd Floor. Contact Sara Pedram at info@kcglobalconcepts.org or 816-753-2372
Oct. 17-Oct. 26 7:30PM The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht and Alistair Beaton Buy tickets here. UMKC Theatre Spencer Stage PAC.
Oct. 17-Nov. 16 See Calendar The Who & The What. Written by Ayad Akhtar, Directed by Eric Rosen. Buy tickets here. Copaken Stage, 1 H&R Block Way (corner of 13th & Walnut), Kansas City, MO 64105 
Oct. 23 7PM Whitney Manney Presents Prima Rebelle. Fashion show and two-week interactive installation UMKC Gallery of Art, Contact David Watne or umkcgallery@umkc.edu.

 

UMKC Academic Calendar

Oct. 6 Last day to withdraw with assessment (W or WF) (undergrad) (first 8-week session)
Oct. 17 Classes End (final exams) (first 8-week session)
Oct. 17 Last day to change credit to audit (graduate) (first 8-week session)
Oct. 17 Last day to withdraw with assessment (W or WF) (graduate) (first 8-week session)
Oct. 17 Last day to withdraw without assessment (undergraduate)
Oct. 20 Course Work Begins (second 8-week session)
Oct. 20 Last day to add without instructor signature (second 8-week session)
Oct. 22 Last day for 100% refund (second 8-week session)
Oct. 22 Last day to add without instructor signature (second 8-week session)
Oct. 22 Last day to change audit to credit (second 8-week session)
Oct. 24 Last day for 60% refund (second 8-week session)
Oct. 29 Last day for 40% refund (second 8-week session)
Oct. 31 Last day for 20% refund (second 8-week session)
Oct. 31 Last day to change credit to audit (undergrad) (second 8-week session)
Oct. 31 Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript (second 8-week session)