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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

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
Nov. 13 7:00 PM Volleyball vs. Texas-Pan American UMKC Swinney Recreation Center
Nov. 15 1:00PM Volleyball vs. New Mexico State (Senior Day) UMKC Swinney Recreation Center

 

Conservatory Performances

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
Nov. 9 5PM Michael Shults, saxophone (Doctoral Recital) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 10 5PM Ethan Patterson, tuba (Master’s Recital) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 10 7:30PM Jeff Barbee, euphonium (Doctoral Recital) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 11 7:30PM Jazz Combos (Ensemble Series) FREE; Grant Recital Hall, 5227 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 11 7:30PM Art Sounds: Folding Time (ArtSounds) FREE; Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall; Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Nov. 14 5PM Cynthia Simpson, horn (Artist’s Certificate Recital) FREE; Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64112
Nov. 15 5PM Kenton Lanier, viola (Master’s) FREE; Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., 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. 6 8:30PM Department of English Alumni Party 708 Cleaver II Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64110. Alumni, current students, and faculty from the Department of English are invited to connect and mingle with bestselling author Jayne Anne Phillips.
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.
Nov. 11 2:30PM A&S Faculty Meeting TBA; Contact Beci Edmundson
Nov. 13 6:00PM Social Justice Book and Lecture Pierson Auditorium;
Division of Diversity and Inclusion presents: Rebecca Skloot – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Contact Danielle Martinez

 

 

In the Community

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. 14 11:00AM KCADC Annual Meeting KC Convention Center, Grand Ballroom; Contact Jacqueline Hawkins
Nov. 17 11:30AM Greater KC Hispanic Collaborative Luncheon Student Union, Room 401; Contact Jacqueline Hawkins.

 

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.
Nov. 10 8AM Student Veterans Organization Toys 4 Tots Help make a Kansas City child’s Christmas Merry by donating toys with the UMKC Student Veterans Organization and the United States Marines “Toys for Tots” campaign. There will be donation containers in the UMKC Student Union and in the lobby of the Miller Nichols Library.
Contact Justin Campbell.
Nov. 11 5:30PM Alumni Association Governing Board Katz Hall; Contact Shannee Steinmeier
Nov. 12 11:00AM HFL-Flu Shot Clinic for Faculty/Staff Admin Center, Gilham Park. Contact HR Service Center at (816) 235-1621.
Shots are free for faculty, staff, dependents (12 yrs and older) and retirees with a UM medical plan.
Nov. 14 3:00PM Trustees Scholar Reception Pierson Auditorium; Contact Antoinette Jackson
Nov. 15 NA School of Graduate Studies Crowdfunding Launch School of Graduate Studies is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Crowdfunding effort will benefit the Ron MacQuarrie Graduate Fellowship Fund for UMKC graduate students. Contact Michelle Heard.

 

 

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 
Nov. 6 9:30AM Breaking the Deckle: Papermaking as Social Action iX Theatre, Miller Nichols Library. Contact Hyeyoung Shin.
Nov. 6 6:30PM Writers at Work Series Kansas City Public Library, central branch. RSVP here. Bestselling author Jayne Anne Phillips will speak with UMKC’s Whitney Terrell about her new novel, Quiet Dell. The event is part of the Writers at Work Series. contact Whitney Terrell.

 

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)
Nov. 12 Last day to withdraw with “W” (second 8-week session)
Nov. 14 Last day to withdraw with assessment (W or WF) (undergrad) (regular 16-week session)