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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. 17 7PM Women’s Soccer vs. Grand Canyon Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field
Oct. 19 1PM Women’s Soccer vs. Bakersfield Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field
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

 

Conservatory Performances

Oct. 17 8PM 2014 Edgar Snow Symposium: Two Great Cities Making Music Together (Special Events) Tickets $10; Folly Theater, 300 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Oct. 18 1PM Pamela Mia Paul, piano (Master Class) FREE; White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Oct. 18 7:30PM MUCS(sel) Jarrod Williams, tuba (Guest Artist & Alumni Recitals) FREE; White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Oct. 19 2:30PM Chancellor’s Concerto Competition: Final Round (Special Events). Now in its third year, the Chancellor’s Concerto Competition will determine a single winner woh will perform a complete concerto with the Conservatory Orchestra in the spring semeter. The winner will be announced following the concert. FREE; White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Oct. 20 7:30PM UMKC Graduate Fellowship Chamber Ensembles (Ensemble Series) FREE; White Recital Hall, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
Oct. 21 7:30PM Tony Ward, choral conductor (Student Recitals & Lectures) with the University Singers: Halie Augustus and Leed D. Thompson FREE; Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Oct. 22 4PM Joe Lulloff, saxophone (Master Class) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Oct. 22 7:30PM Joe Lulloff, saxophone (Guest Artist Recital) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
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

 

Lectures/Workshops/Seminars/Meetings/Discussion Panels

Oct. 16 9AM General Officers Meeting TelePresence; Contact Kim Johnson
Oct. 20 7:30PM The Archaelogy and History of the Flower of Ugie (Lecture/Forum/Speaker Series) Room 401A Student Union; Presented by the UMKC Classical and Ancient Studies Program and the Archaelogical Institute of America.
Oct. 21 3PM Faculty Senate Meeting Admin Center, Plaza Room; Contact Peggy Ward Smith

 

 

In the Community

Oct. 23 5:30PM Mattie Rhodes Center’s 120th Anniversary Benefit Dinner Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel; Please be our guest at the Mattie Rhodes Center’s 120th Anniversary Benefit Dinner. 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. 30 6:00PM Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 37th Annual Noche de Gala Sheraton at Crown Center

 

Special Events

Oct. 17 12PM Her Art Project Networking Reception The Drop Bar and Bistro. Join local artists and art lovers for networking and conversations about supporting women in the arts in Kansas City. Contact Arzie Umali
Oct. 21 6PM 7th Annual Pride Lecture Pierson Auditorium. Division of Diversity and Inclusion presents: Dustin Lance Black – Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Social Activist. Contact Danielle Martinez.
Oct. 22 9AM HFL Flu Shot Clinic for Faculty/Staff Pierson Auditorium. 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. 22 4PM Urban Education Research Center Open House Urban Education Research Center. Contact Michele Foster.
The UERC is hosting an open house to celebrate its accomplishments to date as well as the opening of a new space for the Center in suite 245 of the School of Education. Light refreshments will be served.
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. 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. 1 5PM School of Law, Beanies, Bowties & Berman Pierson Auditorium. A celebration of Associate Dean Jeffrey Berman’s Retirement of more than 40 years of service to the UMKC School of Law. Contact Jean Klosterman.

 

 

Theatre and Art

Oct. 10-Oct. 19 7:30PM UMKC Theatre Event: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare UMKC Theatre, Grant Hall Stage. Buy tickets here
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)