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Final Health Screening is April 9 at Health Sciences Building

April 7th, 2014 · Faculty, Healthy for Life Wellness Program, Staff

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Active primary subscribers to UM medical plans can earn a $100 Wellness Incentive in their final May paycheck and will be entered in a drawing for prizes. You must [Read more →]

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Actor/Activist Edward J. Olmos to Deliver Chavez Keynote Lecture

April 7th, 2014 · Affiliated groups, Alumni, Community Connections, Diversity, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Staff, Students

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Known as the “Olivier of the Latino world,” Edward James Olmos is celebrated for his talent and creativity. He will provide a glimpse into his life and his advocacy efforts on behalf of Cesar Chavez to the UMKC community.

With a lecture entitled, “We’re All in the Same Gang,” Olmos will discuss uniting as the “human race” in his keynote address at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 in Pierson Auditorium, Atterbury Student Success Center, 5005 Oak St. Online registration is required to attend this event.

The 7th Annual Cesar Chavez lecture is sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.

For more than two decades Olmos has advocated for Latino and Latina communities, but his efforts for social justice transcend racial lines, according to his comments during a recent speech.

“I’ve spent my entire adult life trying to realize how in the world are we ever going to come together when we keep on using the word ‘race’ as a cultural determinant,” said Olmos in a commencement speech in San Diego, Calif. “There’s only one race, and that’s the human race. Period.”

The multi-talented actor, producer, director and community activist was born and raised in East Los Angeles, and spent many years in theatrical roles until his performance in the musical play “Zoot Suit” led to a Tony Award nomination.

Olmos won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Lt. Castillo on the popular television series “Miami Vice.” He also received a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination for his work in HBO’s “The Burning Season.” As a producer, he currently has a development deal with ABC.

In April 1999, Olmos launched a nationwide multimedia project called “Americanos: Latino Life in the United States, a celebration of Latino culture through photography, film, music and the printed word,” designed to inspire Latino pride, and to build bridges among Latinos and others.

While busy producing, directing and acting, Olmos participates in numerous humanitarian efforts. He is a U.S. Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, and a national spokesperson for organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. He has worked with David Rockefeller of the Rockefeller Foundation, and serves on the boards of various groups and organizations.

For a complete bio, visit Edward James Olmos on the Diversity site.

Past speakers at the Cesar Chavez lecture include Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Barbara Martinez-Jitner, Roberto Lovato, Ray Suarez and Roberto Rodriguez.

To register for the event, visit the online registration page or for additional details, contact the Diversity office at 816-235-6704. Free parking is available for attendees in Cherry Street Garage, 5005 Oak Street, Level 5 and 6 (Section 32N).

 

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MCom Unveils New UMKC Stationery, Business Cards

April 7th, 2014 · Administration, Communications

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Beginning Tuesday, April 8, the UMKC academic stationery – stationery, business cards and envelopes — will have a bold, new look. The design features the UMKC logo [Read more →]

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You Are Invited: Chancellor’s Diversity Council Rollout Tomorrow

April 7th, 2014 · Administration, Affiliated groups, Diversity, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Staff, Students

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The Chancellor’s Diversity Council will hold a rollout event tomorrow, April 9, for the UMKC campus to share some of its accomplishments and immediate goals … [Read more →]

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Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Inclusion Appointed

March 31st, 2014 · Announcement, Diversity, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Life Sciences, Staff

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City has announced the appointment of Susan Wilson, Ph.D., as the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion. She will begin her new duties on April 17. [Read more →]

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New Employee Assistance Program Offers Free Counseling

March 31st, 2014 · Announcement, Faculty, Healthy for Life Wellness Program, Human Resources, Staff, Support services, University System

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As an employee, you are our most important resource and the University of Missouri cares about your personal and professional wellbeing. Therefore, we are pleased to announce the establishment of a new benefit: an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). [Read more →]

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Urban Education and Community Forum Set for April 17

March 31st, 2014 · Announcement, Faculty, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia, Research, Staff, Students

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Elizabeth (Beth) Harry, Ph.D., a special educator and professor at the University of Miami, will be the keynote speaker for the 2014 Urban Education and Community Forum presented by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education. [Read more →]

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Artist Aaron Dworkin to be Honored at UMKC

March 31st, 2014 · Academic programs, Academic units, Affiliated groups, Announcement, Arts and Literature, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Lectures, Seminars, Panels and Symposia, Staff, Visual and Performing Arts

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Artist and performer Aaron Dworkin, 2005 MacArthur Fellow, former National Arts Policy Committee member, and founder of the Sphinx Organization, is the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance’s inaugural Musical Bridges Francis Family Foundation Fellow. [Read more →]

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Submit Your Nominees for 2014-2015 Staff Council

March 31st, 2014 · Administration, Divisions, Departments and Centers, Faculty, Staff, University System

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logo-with-name staff councilThe UMKC Staff Council is filling 20 seats for members whose terms expire May 31.  [Read more →]

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Sign Up for Lunchtime Classes to Improve Flexibility and Strength

March 31st, 2014 · Administration, Faculty, Healthy for Life Wellness Program, Staff, University System

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12:10 to 1 p.m. Mondays, April 7 to June 2 (No class on April 28 and May 12) [Read more →]

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