Remembering Dr. Carol Koehler

By , April 24, 2012 8:27 am

Memorial bench dedication and program April 27 

Please join the UMKC campus community, fellow alumni and friends and family of Professor Carol Koehler to honor her memory with the dedication of a bench on the campus outside of Haag Hall.

Friday, April 27 at Haag Hall
9:30 a.m. refreshments
10 a.m. program and dedication

RSVP by clicking here.

Dr. Koehler taught at UMKC for 25 years, and she served as chair of the Department of Communications Studies. She passed away unexpectedly in December 2011.

Click here to read the UNews story about Dr. Koehler.

Friends, family and former students also have established the Carol M. Koehler Memorial Internship Scholarship in her honor. Click here to donate online (indicate the Carol Koehler scholarship in the comment box).

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Wayne Vaught wrote the following upon Dr. Koehler’s passing:

“It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the loss of Carol Koehler . . . one of our most dear and devoted faculty members.  She had been in the hospital for surgery, but her death was unexpected and is a devastating loss for her family, the College, and the UMKC community.  She was a wonderful colleague and an enthusiastic professor.   An alumna of UMKC, Carol had a long and steadfast commitment to our academic mission, to our students, and to the faculty with whom she worked.   While deeply saddened by her loss, I hope that we may forever feel the spirit of who she was and what she stood for.  Carol will be greatly missed.”

UMKC Fulbright Recipients

By , April 24, 2012 8:25 am

The Fulbright Program is funded through the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. This competitive program requires applicants to undergo an extensive application process. UMKC is proud to announce that all four UMKC applicants received this award for the 2012-2013 school year.

Research Awards:
Andrew Cole, Doctoral Student in Music Composition will be studying in New Zealand
Ryan Occena, Graduating Senior, Music Education will be studying in Hungary
 
English Teaching Assistantships:    
Julliette Bates, German B.A. will be teaching in Germany
SaShea Gaston, Spanish M.A. will be teaching in Mexico

Library Extended Hours for Finals

By , April 24, 2012 8:22 am

Finals are just around the corner, and the library is staying open late for the next two weeks to give students a safe place to study late. Their hours are listed below. For more information, visit the library webpage.

Monday – Thursday, April 23 – 26 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Friday, April 27 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 12 noon – 1:00 a.m.
Monday – Wed., April 30 – May 2 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 3 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday, May 4 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6 closed
Monday, May 7 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

APC Stress-Less Events This Week

By , April 24, 2012 8:21 am

Take a break from studying and join your friends at these events, brought to you by the Activity and Program Council!

Tuesday, April 24 — Come listen to the Spoken Word of Carlos Robson, national slam poetry artist.  7pm, Student Union Theater

Thursday, April 26 through Tuesday May 1 — The Student Union is open 27/7 for your studying and break-time needs!

Thursday, April 26 — Midnight Breakfast at the Cafeteria, starting at 10pm

Friday, April 27 — Tons of Fun at Jazzman’s in the Student Union:  Aqua Massage, Dancing Heads, and Wax Hands!  from 11am to 3pm

Monday, April 30 — Let off some steam with inflatables!  (Bungee Run, Basketball, and Rock ‘em Sock ‘em) 11am to 6pm

Bookstore Sellbacks

By , April 24, 2012 8:20 am
Be green; get green!  SellBack your textbooks! Get cash in your hands! Receive a minimum of $5 for each textbook* and enter to win an iPad!Textbook SellBack Dates & Schedule
… Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27: 8AM – 6PM
Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 4: 8AM – 6PM
Monday, April 7 – Tuesday, May 8: 8AM -5PM
 
Hope to see you there!
 
*Limit 10 $5 books per UMKC Student. $5 book promotion subject to change or cancellation without notice at the discretion of the UMKC Bookstore when buyback inventory goals are met. Valid UMKC student ID required. Excluded books: Damaged, CD Only Packets, Workbooks, Student Solution Manuals or Study Guides, All Novels, Library Books, Non- University of Missouri Custom, Instructor’s Annotated or Review Copies, and International Copies. Other exceptions may apply; please see store for details.

Opening for Fall: Student Success Center

By , April 24, 2012 8:19 am

Students returning to the University of Missouri-Kansas City in August will find a new path to success when they arrive.

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the Provost’s office co-chaired a committee focused on Goal 1 of the university’s Strategic Plan: place student success at the center. Based on feedback from the committee and from student survey responses, they are constructing the Student Success Center to promote students’ academic success, student convenience and student retention.

The $7 million project will transform the University Center into the new home for a variety of programs and services, including UMKC Central and the University College. The center will open in August 2012.

The Student Success Center’s façade will feature extensive window space to let in natural light during the day and to showcase the buzz of activity at night. The center also will include the Welcome Center, International Student Affairs, Career Services, the Center for Academic Development, the Writing Center, SEARCH, disability services, MindBody Connection, and Advising for Medical students in years 1 and 2.

Services that will remain in the center are UMKC Dining Services, the barber shop and the UMKC Café serving Starbucks coffee.

UMKC Central – one of the new programs – offers staff that is cross-trained in cashier, financial aid, records, admissions and registrar functions, providing a convenient focal point for answering questions and getting assistance. Student inquiries will generate a “ticket” that requires staff to follow through and ensure that issues are resolved.

Reporting to Academic Affairs and housed in the Student Success Center, the University College is designed to help incoming undeclared/exploratory students and continuing students in transition between majors, make purposeful decisions regarding their academic plans. Its physical location in the Student Success Center facilitates student interaction with key support services. Cross-college advising and participation of faculty from across the university will facilitate students’ exploration and ultimate connection to the academic unit of their major.

Also, the program will include UNIV 101, the cornerstone course required of all incoming students and based on guidelines established by the National Resource Center for the first-year experience. Students will pick from UNIV 101 seminars with variable content based on their interests.

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