Service Opportunity — Learn More About Big Brothers Big Sisters

By , November 16, 2010 8:24 am

Come learn more about what service opportunities are available through Big Brothers Big Sisters!  Find out how to become a mentor and what other ways you can give to the youth in our community! 

Special guest Scott Cruce from BBBS will present on Wednesday, November 17th from 3:30-4pm in the Administrative Center, Hyde Park Room.

E-mail staffcouncil@umkc.edu with any questions.

Rosa Parks Keynote Speaker Morris Dees (Nov 17)

By , November 16, 2010 8:23 am

UMKC Division of Diversity Access and Equity presents their third annual UMKC Rosa Parks Keynote Address by Morris Dees, Legendary Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder and Chief Counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Keynote is November 17 at 6:00pm in Pierson Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public, but online registration is requested. Visit www.umkc.edu/diversity or call (816) 235-6704 for more information.

In 1967, lawyer Morris Dees had achieved extraordinary business and financial success with his book publishing company. The son of an Alabama farmer, he witnessed firsthand the painful consequences of prejudice and racial injustice. He sympathized with the Civil Rights Movement but had not become actively involved. A night of soul searching at a snowed-in Cincinnati airport changed his life, inspiring Dees to leave his safe, business-as-usual world and undertake a new mission. “I had made up my mind. I would sell the company as soon as possible and specialize in civil rights law,” Dees said. “All the things in my life that had brought me to this point, all the pulls and tugs of my conscience, found a singular peace. It did not matter what my neighbors would think, or the judges, the bankers, or even my relatives.”

Out of this deeply personal moment grew the Southern Poverty Law Center. After his epiphany in 1967, Dees began taking controversial cases that were highly unpopular in the white community. As he continued to pursue equal opportunities for minorities and the poor, Dees and his law partner Joseph J. Levin, Jr. saw the need for a non-profit organization dedicated to seeking justice. In 1971, the two layers and civil rights activist Julian Bond founded the Southern Poverty Law Center.

AUP+D open house (Nov 19)

By , November 16, 2010 8:22 am

Are you interested in pursuing a career in architecture or urban planning and design?  Not sure where to start?  UMKC’s AUP+D program is hosting an open house to help you begin exploring!  You can meet with current students in the program, see their work, and ask the faculty members your questions.  Don’t miss this great event and the opportunity to check out the Katz Hall renovations!  For more information, see their website.

Where: Katz Hall
When: Friday, November 19 1:00-4:00 pm

Reminder: GAF Applications Due Dec. 1 at 5pm

By , November 16, 2010 8:14 am

Nearly 1,500 exceptional women graduate students at UMKC have received Graduate Assistance Fund (GAF) fellowships.  Applications are available now and are accepted until December 1, 2010 at 5:00 pm.

Established in 1971, the GAF provides financial support to women currently enrolled in graduate programs or in the Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine or Pharmacy.  The fund is focused on supporting students beyond the classroom and thus does not fund tuition and textbooks.  It is designed to facilitate studies and to enrich and encourage educational experiences.

For more information or an application, please visit the Women’s Council website.

Submissions for Number One Due December 10th

By , November 16, 2010 8:13 am

Number One Magazine, UMKC’s Student Literary Journal, is now accepting submissions of original creative work from student writers, graphic artists, and photographers.  The deadline for submissions is Dec 10, 2010.

Number One publishes the best of UMKC students’ original work, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction (essays), photography, graphic arts, and 10-minute plays and screenplays.

Students who want their work considered for the magazine’s 62nd edition must e-mail it as an attachment or Google doc to numberonemagazine@gmail.com by Dec. 10, 2010. 

While the magazine has traditionally been published at the end of the spring semester, this edition of Number One will be published earlier than ever:  Number One will publish in January 2011.  This change lets the UMKC community celebrate students’ published work while the academic year is still in full force.

P.S. Number One is now on Facebook!  Find us by searching for NmbrOne Mag.

Open Conservatory Classes

By , November 16, 2010 8:11 am

Are you interested in music but not a music major?  Would you like to learn more about music or continue playing an instrument you started before you came to college?  Or do you need a Fine Arts class to graduate?  Here are some Conservatory classes that are open to any UMKC student!  Check them out! 

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