Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Honor Recipients

By , April 24, 2017 3:00 pm

UMKC LOGOGraduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and service may be nominated as a Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient. This program recognizes the exceptional students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in University and community leadership and service activities outside of the classroom.

Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Honor Recipients!

  • Aqdas Afzal, School of Graduate Studies, nominated by Denis Medeiros
  • Jordan Allen, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Marc Garcelon
  • Daniel Bean, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Angela Elam, Peter Morello, and Kevin Mullin
  • Kristen Bilgere, School of Computing & Engineering, nominated by Laura Bauer and Debby Dilks
  • Audrey Buxton, School of Dentistry, nominated by Rebeca Weisleder Urow
  • Maris Calvert, School of Biological Sciences, nominated by Kathleen Kilway and Tammy Welchert
  • LeAnna Cates, School of Biological Sciences, nominated by Gayle Levy
  • Justice Collins, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Jason Martin and Carla Wilson
  • Amanda Fletcher, School of Medicine, nominated by Marge Weimer
  • Maria Gentry, School of Biological Sciences, nominated by Jessica Elam and Kathleen Kilway
  • Andrea Herron, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by James McKusick
  • Ofure Musa-Agboneni, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by LaNee’ Bridewell, Angela Elam, Roland Hemmings, Peter Morello, and Ye Wang
  • Carly Owens, School of Pharmacy, nominated by Roger Sommi
  • John Roberts, Conservatory of Music & Dance, nominated by Katherine Garey
  • Dayne Voelker, School of Medicine, nominated by Gary Salzman

Wear Denim for Denim Day on April 26

By , April 20, 2017 4:33 pm

denim-day-eviteDenim Day is a rape prevention education campaign. We are asking our UMKC community to wear denim on April 26th to make a social statement against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court. In 1992, a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it.

Denim Day festivities include art-making, free lunch, and protesting the myths surrounding sexual assault.  Join us on the Quad on April 26!

This event is cosponsored by UMKC Violence Prevention & Response, UMKC Women’s Center, and UMKC Residential Life.

Culture Night 2017 is April 22

By , April 20, 2017 2:42 pm

Culture NightCulture Night 2017, the biggest and most diverse culture event at UMKC, will be Saturday, April 22. Festivities start with free international food and booths representing ethnic cultures and Kansas City student-related non-profit organizations from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Pierson Auditorium of the Atterbury Student Success Center.

The evening progresses to Swinney Recreation Center from 7 to 9 p.m. for a talent show and fashion show.

Approximately 20 to 25 booths will participate in Culture Night this year, with a new “best booth” competition. Prizes will be given for best talent, best ethnic dish and best booth.

Culture night is free and open to the UMKC and Kansas City community. Culture Night is organized by the International Student Ambassadors and the International Student Affairs Office.

2017 Annual Student Art Exhibition

By , April 20, 2017 1:34 pm

2017-student-art-show2017 Annual Student Art Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday April 27, 2017, 5—7PM

Show runs Thursday, April 27 – Thursday, July 27, 2017

The UMKC Gallery of Art announces the 2017 UMKC Student Art Exhibition, featuring the work of 18 graduate and undergraduate artists.

All currently enrolled students at UMKC were eligible to submit work across a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, and video.  An opening reception will be from 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday April 27. Scholarship awards will be presented during the opening reception at 6 p.m.

Lynnette Miranda served as the juror for the 2017 UMKC Art Exhibition.  Miranda, currently the Curator-in-Residence for Charlotte Street Foundation, is a Latinx artist, curator, and writer from Miami, FL.

Miranda received a Masters of Art in Visual Arts Administration with an emphasis in Curatorial Studies from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She has curated intimate group exhibitions in partnership with nonprofit organizations, including:  Shifting Impressions: City Souvenirs at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space (New York, NY), Fragile States and Futile Divide at ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL), and Make Space @ MDW during MDW Fair 2012 at Mana Contemporary (Chicago, IL).

Visit our website at http://info.umkc.edu/gallery/, email umkcgallery@umkc.edu or call 816-235-1502 for more info.

Spring 2017 Hours: Monday: 9-5   Tuesday: 9-5 Wednesday: 9-5 Thursday: 9-5 Friday 10-4

UMKC Debate Team wins National Honors

By , April 11, 2017 12:28 pm

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The UMKC Debate Team of Corey Fisher and Anthony Joseph recently took home several awards at two intercollegiate debate championship tournaments.

Fisher and Joseph finished second out of 90 teams at the Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA) National Tournament, losing in the final round to Rutgers. Joseph was the 3rd overall speaker, and Fisher was the 2nd overall speaker and also took home the National Debater of the Year award for CEDA.

One week later, Fisher and Joseph finished in the Quarterfinals of the National Debate Tournament (NDT). Joseph was the 11th speaker, and Fisher was the 7th speaker out of more than 150 speakers nationwide.

Fisher and Joseph defeated teams from Northwestern, Cornell, Emory, Weber State, University of Kansas, University of Texas and University of West Georgia before losing to the eventual champions from Rutgers on a 3-2 decision.

The UMKC Debate Team advisers are Matt Vega and Andy Montee.

Student Pharmacy Group Achieves Top 7 in the U.S.

By , April 11, 2017 12:26 pm

Pharmacy award

Through numerous events and activities, UMKC student pharmacists and their faculty mentors make a huge difference in the health of thousands of people throughout the Kansas City area and across Missouri. As a result, a UMKC School of Pharmacy student group has been named among the best in the country again.

The UMKC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) was first runner up in the the Division AA National Chapter Achievement Award, placing UMKC in the top seven out of more than 125 APhA-ASP chapters, announced recently at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting in San Francisco. The UMKC chapter has ranked in top spots many times in recent years.

Each year, the award is given to APhA-ASP chapters across the nation based on originality of programs, number of chapter members involved, impact on the community, benefit to student pharmacists and collaboration with other healthcare organizations.

UMKC School of Pharmacy faculty advisers include Kelly Cochran; Sarah Cox and Angela Brownfield at the Columbia campus; Cameron Lindsey, Valerie Ruehter and Andrew Bzowyckyj in Kansas City; and Lisa Cillessen and Heather Taylor in Springfield.

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