Vice Chancellor’s Spring 2011 Honor Recipients

By , April 26, 2011 8:10 am

Each semester, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management calls for nominations of exceptional graduating students who have maintained high academic achievement while providing leadership and service to the University and our community.

Congratulations to the Spring 2011 Honor Recipients!

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Preparing for Finals Seminar

By , April 26, 2011 8:09 am

Finals are quickly approaching for this semester. Do you need some extra study tips on how to study for your finals? During this week’s seminar we will be discussing different types of finals, ways to approach certain finals in regards to studying. Obviously it is important to study in order to do well on your exams, but it is also important to take care of yourself in order to do well while studying on during your exam. We will be discussion ways on how to relax and ways of taking care of yourself to minimize anxiety and stress before the big exam.

Seminars will take place:

  • Tuesday, April 26th - Noon-1, SASS Room 213
  • Wednesday, April 27th- 3-4, SASS Room 213
  • Thursday, April 28th- 5:30-6:30, Student Union, Multicultural Student Affairs Suite

Extended Library Hours

By , April 26, 2011 8:08 am

As finals near and project deadlines loom, our Miller Nichols Library is here to help! They are extending their hours this week as well as during finals.  Check out their website for more information on their hours, to get help from librarians, or anything else you might need before going to the library!

  • Monday, April 25 through Thursday, April 28: 7:30am- 1:00am
  • Friday, April 29: 7:30am- 9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 30: 10:00am-9:00pm
  • Sunday, May 1: 12:00pm- 1:00am
  • Monday, May 2 through  Wednesday, May 4: 7:30am- 1:00am
  • Thursday, May 5: 7:30am- 11:00pm
  • Friday, May 6: 7:30am- 5:00pm
  • Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8: Closed

Roo Career Network — Job Searches

By , April 26, 2011 8:07 am

UMKC Career Services is now using the new Roo Career Network (RCN) web-based employment system, which replaced the CareerExec system as of April 11, 2011.  UMKC students and alumni will use RCN exclusively for all internship, work-study, and full- and part-time employment needs. 

So now that you’ve logged on to RCN using your UMKC SSO and Password, updated your profile, and uploaded your resume and cover letter, let’s look at searching for jobs.

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Peer Gynt – Presented by the KC Rep

By , April 26, 2011 8:07 am

Get ready for a wild, hilarious and surreal adventure in this brilliant adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s famous play!  Based on a Norwegian folk tale, Peer Gynt, one of Ibsen’s most influential and famous plays, is almost never staged because of its vast scale.  David Schweizer takes this “impossible to produce” play and turns it into a hilarious comic adventure that will delight audiences and take you on a journey you will never forget.

The show runs now through May 22 at Copaken Stage. For more information, visit their website.  For tickets visit their ticket office or the ticketing office website.

Visiting the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

By , April 26, 2011 8:06 am

With weather turning warmer, you may find yourself itching to get outside and enjoy it! Fortunately for us, there’s lots of stuff to do, both on campus and off! Whether it’s taking a walk or a bike ride around campus, tossing a football around in the Quad, or enjoying the Frisbee Golf set-up at Cherry and Rockhill, finding stuff to do on campus is always easy! We are also fortunate enough to be within walking distance of one of Kansas City’s great attractions- the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

The Nelson Atkins is a short walk from campus, and provides a huge front lawn to hang out on with your friends. There is tons of room to play games such as Ultimate Frisbee, football, and kickball. There are benches under shady trees to sit on, and sunny spots to throw a blanket down and enjoy the sun. With such a big area, it’s easy to find a secluded spot to enjoy your favorite book, or to get some studying done while soaking up the sun! And don’t forget the classic- a picnic!

Past the front lawn the Nelson Atkins hosts a great sculpture garden, which is another activity you can enjoy outside with your friends. Walk around and enjoy the modern sculpture art. Audio guided tours are available at the front desk inside.

If you enjoy the sculptures, head inside to look at their amazing art collections! The museum itself is free, so it’s a great way to spend the afternoon with a significant other on a budget! The Nelson Atkins hosts 13 different permanent collections of artwork, as well as numerous exhibitions. Although most of the exhibitions are free, a few require tickets- the cost for these is minimal.  Check out their website to learn what their hours are, and to see what their current exhibitions are. Enjoy!

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