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It’s Time to Take Action for Annual Benefits Enrollment

October 20th, 2014 · Health and Wellness, News

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Active Enrollment is required for 2015 for all benefit-eligible employees. Unlike previous years, you must select and submit a medical plan choice or waive coverage. Make sure to enroll in the medical option that best suits your needs and the needs of your family. [Read more →]


UMKC Researcher Receives Coulter Translational Partnership Award

October 20th, 2014 · Awards and Honors

Page 7_Gangopadhyay and McArthur[The following was provided by the Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.]

Carole McArthur of the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at the UMKC School of Dentistry and Shubhra Gangopadhyay, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Missouri-Columbia, were recently awarded the Coulter Translational Partnership Award for their work on the “Plasmonic Grating Point-of-Care System for Detection of TB.” [Read more →]


Faculty Profile Series: Clare Bell

October 20th, 2014 · Awards and Honors, Career Development

Clare_Bell_SOE_2668[The following was provided by the Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.]

This is the first in an ongoing series of profiles of faculty members who have recently achieved tenure and/or promotion. These profiles are intended to provide illustrations of how some faculty reach that goal.

Clare V. Bell, an associate professor in the division of Curriculum and Instructional Leadership in the School of Education, has been on the UMKC faculty for six years. She knew the criteria for promotion and tenure, and aligned her scholarship, teaching, and service to qualify. [Read more →]


From the Provost: Updates on UMKC’s Strategic Plan

October 20th, 2014 · Mission and Goals, News

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It is time to give some general updates on where we are in our strategic planning process and answer some questions that have arisen.  There are three new entities that have “College” in their title; all are usages that are common nationally – we have not invented anything new.  All three entities and plans for operationalizing them have been recommended by task forces operating out of our strategic planning implementation teams.  None are ideas that came from any one person.  And none of the “colleges” are degree-granting academic units that resemble our academic College of Arts & Sciences or any of our academic schools. [Read more →]


Learn the History of Volker Campus on a Historical Tour

October 13th, 2014 · Events

Campus Historical Tour October 2014[The following was provided by the UMKC Bookstore.]

Interested in learning about the history of the Volker Campus? Join us on a Campus Historical Tour from noon – 1 p.m. on Oct. 17.

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Missouri Pharmacy Association Awards Two UMKC Faculty Members

October 13th, 2014 · Awards and Honors, News

UMKCPharmacy 304The Missouri Pharmacy Association recognized University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy faculty members Kelly A. Cochran and Andrew Bzowyckyj with major awards at its annual convention held in September in St. Louis. [Read more →]

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Dustin Lance Black Will Serve as Keynote for the Pride Lecture

October 13th, 2014 · Events

Same-Sex Marriage Supporters In California Celebrate After Judge's Ruling[The following was provided by the Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.]

Identified by many titles – director, screenwriter, producer and social activist – Dustin Lance Black will provide “creative food for thought” when he visits the University of Missouri-Kansas City. [Read more →]

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UMKC Hosts Conference Promoting Chicana/o Studies and Research

October 13th, 2014 · Events

MidwestConference[The following was provided by the Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.]

More than 150 people are expected to attend the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Midwest FOCO Conference, from Oct. 23 to Oct. 25 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Student Union, 5100 Cherry St. [Read more →]

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Get Moving with the Faculty and Staff Wellness Incentive

October 13th, 2014 · Uncategorized

2015wellnessincentivebanner[The following was provided by UM System Healthy for Life: T.E. Atkins UM Wellness Program.]

From October 2014 through September 2015, eligible faculty and staff can earn up to $450 in their paychecks for taking steps to improve your health. The Wellness Incentive for this year includes a two-tier incentive program: [Read more →]

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FaCet Will Host a Promotion and Tenure Workshop on Nov. 5

October 13th, 2014 · Events

FACET[The following was provided by Graduate Studies.]

Pre-tenure faculty are invited to a Promotion and Tenure workshop from 2 – 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the FaCET Center.   [Read more →]

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