Apply to be a UMKC Orientation Leader

By , October 12, 2017 12:42 pm

 

Want to help new students transition to UMKC?  Want to share your Roo spirit and introduce new students to our vibrant campus life?  Want to hold a flexible, fun, and rewarding part-time job in Spring/Summer 2018?

Apply to be a UMKC Orientation Leader!
The Orientation Leader position is a part-time, non-work study undergraduate student staff member in UMKC’s Admissions Office, beginning January 2018 and continuing until August 2018.  This position’s primary responsibilities include assisting with freshman and transfer student Orientation programs during Summer 2018.   Selection to this team is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal growth and leadership development.

The application is now open.  Go to http://www.umkc.edu/orientation/orientation-leaders.cfm to learn more and apply.  Applications are due November 1 by 5:00pm.  

Questions?  Email umkcorientation@umkc.edu.

 

2018-2019 Competitive Scholarship Application Now Open

By , October 11, 2017 4:36 pm

The application for competitive undergraduate UMKC scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year is now available on-line.  This application allows currently enrolled full-time students to apply for most scholarships with one form.  Review the list of competitive scholarships for currently enrolled undergraduate students on the Financial Aid and Scholarships Website (please note that some scholarships require a separate application).

The competitive scholarship application can be completed and submitted on-line by logging-in at this site.  You will also need to submit 2 letters of reference.  Some scholarships also require completion of the FAFSA.  All application materials must be submitted by March 1, 2018.

Additional scholarship opportunities may be available within your Academic Unit and department. Be sure to check with your advisor to learn more.

2017 LGBTQIA Ally Campaign

By , September 27, 2017 1:08 pm

LGBTQIA Programs and Services is excited to celebrate another year of support for our LGBTQIA community at UMKC.  We are inviting you and your colleagues to join us for a campus-wide photograph as part of LGBTQIA Programs 5th Annual UMKC Ally and Pride Photo, on Thursday, October 5th at 12:50pm on the steps of the Student Union. Please feel free to share the attached flyer with your area.

The goal of this project is to provide our LGBTQIA community a brief visible demonstration of support from our campus.  We will begin organizing the group for a photograph promptly at 12:50pm, and hope to dismiss by 1:00pm for you to return to your day. Please join us in demonstrating our campus support for our LGBTQIA students. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Pryor, Assistant Director for LGBTQIA Programs and Services in the Office of Student Involvement, at pryorj@umkc.edu.

 

We Work for Change – event simulcast for students (Oct 3)

By , September 14, 2017 8:17 am

The Women’s Foundation is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year with an event, “We Work for Change,” featuring former UN Ambassador Samantha Power, who will speak about the importance of young people’s (particularly women’s) civic engagement.

The youngest-ever U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People,” Samantha Power spent the first half of her career explaining complex geopolitical events – as a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, war correspondent, and Harvard professor – and the last eight years helping to shape these events.

Through a special sponsorship, students can attend a live screening of the event—for free—at the Student Union Theatre on Oct 3rd from 4-6pm.  Students must bring their student ID card to attend the simulcast.

Students RSVP here.

The keynote itself is at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center, which is co-hosted by Leo and Yvette Morton.  Please note that the simulcast is for students only:  community members, faculty, and staff who wish to attend will need to purchase a ticket for the event.

 

 

 

 

Campus Climate Survey results revealed

By , September 12, 2017 9:28 am

Survey Shows Progress, While Issues Remain

The University of Missouri-Kansas City provides a campus climate that almost 80% of students, faculty and staff rated as “comfortable” or “very comfortable” in an October 2016 survey.

Despite that finding, however, 17% of respondents indicated that they had personally experienced “exclusionary, intimidating, offensive and/or hostile conduct” because of their position at the university or their ethnicity, age, gender or gender identity. That 17% figure is slightly lower than the 20% – 25% result that is typical of studies of similar campuses, according to the consultants who produced the survey.

“While the level of overall satisfaction is welcome news, we recognize that we have work to do to ensure that UMKC offers a truly inclusive campus environment that is grounded in mutual respect, and recognizes and values each person’s needs, abilities and potential,” said Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Interim Chancellor and Provost.

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Register now for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2017

By , September 12, 2017 9:22 am

Register now for UMKC’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event, which will be on the UMKC campus Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. starting at the University Playhouse on 51st and Holmes Streets.

The walk is open to faculty, staff and students as well as community members.  Please note that we will have a limited number of high heels available for walkers — we encourage walkers to BYOS (bring your own shoes).

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to walk a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. Walking in women’s shoes helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence.

Since 2007, more than 1,000 have people participated in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® at UMKC. Their participation helped raise awareness of rape, sexual assault, and gender violence, as well as raise funds for the UMKC Women’s Center and Violence Prevention and Response Program.

 

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