UMKC Civil Engineers awarded Distinguished Chapter

By , May 8, 2015 2:10 pm

ASCEThe student chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering has been awarded the Distinguished Chapter Award for region 7, the highest award given to a student chapter.

“The distinguished chapter award means we were the best, irrespective of size, and this is the first time we have won,” said John T. Kevern, Ph.D., associate professor of civil engineering. “The students have really taken this seriously.” UMKC’s student chapter has a track record of winning awards, having received honorable mentions the last few years.

The ASCE student chapter helped organize dozens of unique activities, ranging from a charity golf tournament to highway cleanups. They also held several joint meetings with the local ASCE section and Geotech committee; and have had an integral role in planning the annual ASCE-AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition, which will be May 22-23 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

Region 7 includes Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and the St. Louis and Kansas City areas of Missouri.

Congratulations to the Spring 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipients

By , May 5, 2015 12:19 pm

congratsEvery semester, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management recognizes graduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and service to our campus community with the Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipients program. This recognition honors the truly unique students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in leadership and service to the community and our University outside of the classroom.

Meet the Spring 2015 Honor Recipients!

Gloria Britez Scolari, Conservatory of Music and Dance – Nominated by Sandy Gault

Jordan Brooks, School of Education – Nominated by Katie Garey

Lexy Cockrell, School of Biological Sciences – Nominated by Dr. John Herron, Dr. Gayle Levy, and Tammy Welchert

John Kaleekal, College of Arts and Sciences – Nominated by Katie Garey and Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev

Lara Kerwin, School of Pharmacy – Nominated by Dr. Cameron Lindsey

Brandon Kratz, College of Arts and Sciences – Nominated by Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev and Dr. Kathleen Kilway

Megan Litzau, School of Medicine – Nominated by Cary Chelladurai

Puanani Norwood, School of Law – Nominated by Jenny Redix Jordan

Mary Margaret Pearman, College of Arts and Sciences – Nominated by Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev and Dr. Kathleen Kilway

Maria Uloko, School of Medicine – Nominated by Dr. Richard Butin

Andrew Wrisinger, Henry W. Bloch School of Management – Nominated by Will Self

 

Stress Less Fest Spring 2015

By , May 5, 2015 12:10 pm

Stress Less Sp15Happy TailsThink getting ready for finals is all work and no play?  A little stress is good, but taking a break is better–check out the events designed to help you Stress Less!

The Fest kicks off on Thursday with free Roasterie Coffee for Sporting KC, cuddling up with Therapy Dogs, and Late Night Breakfast!

Click on the posters for more details!

 

 

 

The Roasterie and Sporting KC on Campus!

By , May 5, 2015 12:10 pm

Roasterie Sporting BlendCome try the Sporting blend free from Roasterie on Thursday, May 7 and enter to win free Sporting KC game tickets.

The Roasterie and Sporting KC, both Kansas City born and bred, will be serving fresh, hot Sporting Blend coffee free to everyone on campus on Thursday, May 7.  You will find the Roasterie van parked on the Hospital Hill Campus from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and on the Volker Campus from 11 am to 1 pm on the University Way, just south of the Atterbury Student Success Center.

Enjoy games, fresh hot Sporting Blend coffee, and sample bags of Sporting Blend coffee.  And you can sign up for your chance to win two free tickets to an upcoming Sporting KC game!  The first 25 people who drop in (at each campus) for a free cup of coffee will also receive free Bolle sunglasses from Sporting KC.

Two UMKC Students Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarships

By , May 5, 2015 11:45 am

GilmanScholarshipSamantha Gonzales, a UMKC student majoring in Psychology, and Juan Bettancourt Garcia, a UMKC History and Spanish major, were among the more than 1,000 American undergraduate students selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Both will study in Spain during the summer 2015 academic term.

Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward study abroad or internship program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries where they go.  Students receiving a Federal Pell Grant who will be studying abroad or participating in an international internship for academic credit are eligible to apply. Recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies — making them better prepared to assume leadership roles in government or the private sector.

Congressman Gilman, who retired in 2002 after serving in the House of Representatives for 30 years, commented, “Study abroad is a special experience…Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but also adds an enriching social and cultural experience.  It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community.”

Students interested in studying abroad should contact UMKC International Academic Programs Office, located in the Atterbury Student Success Center.

Changes to Print Quota Fall 2015

By , May 5, 2015 11:35 am

ComputerBeginning in August 2015, students will receive their entire student print quota at the start of each semester rather than having it refreshed each week. This change is being made at the request of the UMKC Student Government and will provide students with additional flexibility with their printing needs. Quotas will be refreshed each spring, summer and fall.

The amount of the student print quota will remain the same — 850 black and white pages. Students can check their print quota usage in any of the IS student computer labs by using the link in PaperCut. Students will continue to have the option to print additional pages beyond their print quotas by simply adding funds to their RooBucks account.  More detailed information will be available on the IS lab website this summer.

 

 

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