Let’s celebrate UMKC’s 80 Birthday with free lunch! Chancellor Leo Morton is hosting the Chancellor’s Campus Lunches this week. All faculty, staff and students are invited.
Hospital Hill: Thursday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Health Sciences Building Courtyard
Volker Campus: Friday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., The Quad, near Royall Hall
The catered lunch is free. Although no RSVP is required, lunch is served on a first-come basis.
So, we’re about half-way through the semester. How are you doing? It’s a simple question that can help you catch problems before it’s too late to fix them. It also helps you stay on top of things so the end of the semester isn’t such a hectic time!
So what should you be thinking about? The Top 4 things to consider are:
- Attendance: are you going to class? It may seem so easy, but resist the temptation to skip class. Professors will give you everything you need to be successful on their exams…but that’s only if you’re in class to hear it!
- Assignments: are you finishing them? Even if your professor doesn’t grade them, their purpose is the help you succeed. Doing the assignments now will likely end up saving you time when you start preparing for the exam! And don’t put off those class projects until the week before they’re due! Review the syllabus to make sure you’re on track and not missing anything. Use your planner or other organizational tool to help you make a schedule and stick to it.
- Academic Resources: are you using them? There are multiple resources on campus with a specific goal of your academic success. Supplemental Instruction, Math and Science Tutoring, Foreign Language Resource Center, University Libraries, and the Writing Studio are all available to give you additional support. Be sure to ask your professor if you don’t understand a concept or problem–they are here to help!
- Health: take care of yourself! The worst thing that could possibly happen that dreaded week you have tests in every class is to get sick. Eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep each night can fight off any infection you might come into contact with. Plus you’ll feel better, and you’ll be able to focus on everything you need to get done! Swinney Recreation Center, the MindBody Connection, and Student Health and Wellness are all on-campus resources to help stay healthy.
Sketchbook Project Postcard designed and produced by Hammerpress
The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library will kick-off its nation-wide tour at UMKC on Thursday, October 3 and will be open from 2 to 8 pm on the Playhouse Mall (near 51st and Holmes).
You are invited to browse the library of sketchbooks submitted for the Right/Write When You Get There Tour, which invited both artists and writers from around the world to collaborate on a collection of stories, memoirs, sketches and expressions that combine the visual and the literal.
Brought to you by the UMKC Department of Art and Art History, stop by to check out sketchbooks and mingle with other creative and critical minds!
Co-founder and Director of Operations, Steven Peterman will present a lecture, “The Sketchbook Project: A Global Art Library Grows”, about collaboration and how the idea and realization of The Sketchbook Project and other Art House Projects have grown. The lecture is on Thursday, October 3 at 10am in the iX Theatre at Miller Nichols Library. Peterman received his BFA in Printmaking from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2008 and has recently given talks at SXSW Festival and TEDxRichmond.
For more information, check out http://info.umkc.edu/art/sketchbookproject/.
Number One Magazine, UMKC’s oldest student literary journal, is now open for submissions of student poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, stage and screenplays, photography, comics, and art for Volume 65.
Student writers and artists are eligible for one of two financial awards for their submission: the $100 Lena Vaughn award for the best Visual Art submission and the $100 John Latosi award for the best Creative Writing submission.
Submissions to the journal are open to all UMKC students (and only UMKC students), and accepted through December 1st.
The optional theme this year is Propaganda. Submissions do not need to adhere to this theme to be considered for publication; a specific section of this year’s magazine will be set aside for themed submissions.
Send all of your best fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What makes UMKC great? Is it your favorite faculty member, an amazing program, or the many opportunities to live and learn in an exciting urban city?
Create a Prezi to show why you love UMKC–and you could win a “dreamtermship” with Prezi. Find out more about the “Canvas My Campus” contest here: http://prezi.com/canvas-my-campus/. Submit your Prezi by October 25th.
Never used Prezi? It’s an interactive presentation tool that anyone can use–the public license is free.
Win an Internship and School-wide License
1. The two winning Prezi creators (one by popular vote and one by staff selection) will receive a 2014 spring break “dreamternship” in the Prezi San Francisco office, where they will have a chance to network and receive advice from tech industry insiders (flight and lodging included).
2. The two colleges or universities with the winning prezis will receive free Prezi Edu Pro licenses for a duration of one year for their entire population of students, staff and faculty.
UMKC has been Kansas City’s university for 80 years — and that’s something to celebrate.
A week-long celebration of the university’s 80th anniversary, dubbed Founders’ Week, will take place next week, September 28 through October 5. Activities include a Commemoration Day ceremony, a Regalia Run/Walk 5K, arts and culture events, and campus tours.
The Commemoration Day ceremony will draw civic, elected officials and UMKC alumni together to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of UMKC’s charter. Officials will re-sign the charter at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 1, in the gymnasium at Swinney Recreation Center. Chancellor Leo Morton will also deliver a “State of the University” address.
Although the ceremony will celebrate the university’s newest additions and advances, it will also be a time to reflect on how far UMKC has come. In 1933, UMKC, then the University of Kansas City, began its first classes with just 17 instructors and 265 students. In 1936, 80 students became UKC’s first graduating class. Today, the university serves more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.