UMKC Student Helpline information

By , May 5, 2016 3:19 pm

I’ve heard the HelpLine is a good resource for UMKC students, staff and faculty. What is it and how does it work?

Student HelplineThe UMKC Student HelpLine offers a confidential, independent and neutral resource for problem solving, referrals and information sharing for our campus community. Contact the HelpLine with questions and concerns about UMKC policies, procedures and resources.

The UMKC Student HelpLine serves students, staff, faculty and the community via phone, e-mail, walk-ins and appointments. For more information, visit The UMKC Student HelpLine is located in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in the Administrative Center room 336, and can be contacted at (816) 235-2222 or via e-mail at Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Note:  this is a repost of UMKC Climate: Campus Resources, a weekly feature in UMatters that answers questions that faculty, staff and students raised during the UMKC listening sessions and report-out forums during the winter and spring. If you have an additional question to ask, please email

Spring 2016 Honor Recipients

By , May 5, 2016 3:08 pm

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

Congratulations to the students selected as the Spring 2016 Honor Recipients!

  • Caren Abraham, School of Dentistry – nominated by Richie Bigham
  • Gloria Anderson, School of Education – nominated by Breann Branch
  • Amber Arshad, College of Arts and Sciences – nominated by Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev and Dr. Kathleen Kilway
  • Ida Ayalew, College of Arts and Sciences – nominated by Dr. Angela Cottrell, LaNee Bridewell, and Sandra DuPree
  • Faiza Chaudhry, School of Education – nominated by Dr. Angela Cottrell, Tara McGuffin, and Chiluba Musonda
  • Haley Crane, Conservatory of Music and Dance – nominated by Katie Garey
  • Howard Ehana, School of Computing and Engineering – nominated by Sandy Gault
  • Charles Harris, College of Arts and Sciences – nominated by Dr. Mona Lyne and Keichanda Dees-Burnett
  • Patricia Hoover, School of Pharmacy – nominated by Dr. Cameron Lindsey
  • Rachel Howland, School of Pharmacy – nominated by Dr. Angela Brownfield
  • Klorissa Kavan, School of Nursing and Health Studies – nominated by Dr. Eric Grospitch
  • Chelsea Light, School of Medicine – nominated by Dr. Holli Paulk
  • Jazmin Richardson, School of Nursing and Health Studies – nominated by Dr. Sally Ellis Fletcher, Ronalda Cole-Manney, Tiffany Williams, and Sandra DuPree
  • Loreley Robie, School of Medicine – nominated by Dr. Peter Koulen
  • Caroline Zeller, School of Dentistry – nominated by Richie Bigham

Phi Kappa Phi Spring 2016 Initiation

By , April 26, 2016 3:11 pm

PhiKappaPhiPhi Kappa Phi Chapter 103 Spring Initiation

Congratulations to our Student Initiates. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society. It is a global network of the best and brightest, a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for all generations.




Yahya Zafi Alharthi                     Melissa R. Ifada                   Zachary J. Parker

Ahmed Alotaibi                             Julia Kahn                            Joshua Prather

Ashley E. P. Asano                       Rachel King                           Jordon D. Pritchard

Alaina Banks                                 Haleigh E. Koca                    Emily Ross

Latonya Barber                             Mike L. Lee                           Nolan D. Swanson

Andrew S. Bonci                           Zoë S. Lemon                        Jumanah Tammar

Lindsay Browne                            Arianne MacGillivray          Muhammad Sana Ullah

Monica Camacho                          Bridget McSorley                 Melonnie Walker

Benjamin John Hammes            Benjamin Nichols                 Abraham M. Wayman

Tori Humiston

Phi Kappa Phi_Spring 2016




Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

By , April 13, 2016 1:49 pm

Latino AmericansLatino Studies: The Founding and The Future
Exploring the Samora Legacy Project Archive

Thursday April 21, 2016

5:30pm reception, 6:00pm event

UMKC Miller Nichols Learning Center:
Jeannette Nichols Forum

800 E 51st Street, Kansas City, MO 64110


The Miller Nichols Library is delighted to announce our 4th installment of the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History series. Guest speaker Geoff Samora, son of Julian Samora, will talk about the Samora Legacy Project Archive housed here at UMKC. Miguel Carranza, Ph.D., Director of Latina/Latino studies at UMKC will be the discussion leader.

This event is free and open to the public.

RSVP is required. Please RSVP here

Related Event: Latino Studies Research Symposium
Friday, April 22, 2016: 9:00am-4:00pm
Miller Nichols Library: Room #325

Presented by the UMKC Latina/Latino Studies Department and LASO Student Organization

Traditional Arts Research Group will host a mini symposium. Some of the students have been conducting research for almost 2 years on the traditional arts in Kansas City, thanks to a grant from the University Research Board. Last spring they presented their findings in San Francisco at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano studies and in Jefferson City at the Missouri Folklore Society Conference. Some of these same students are doing research that will be presented at this year’s NACCS (National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies) conference in Denver.  Marta Sanchez is scheduled to present a Bernardine Haskell Lecture at the conclusion of the symposium.

8:30 am:  Registration (coffee and pan dulce)
9:00 am: Welcome
9:15-10:015 am: Session 1
10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30-12:00 Session 2
12:00-1:00 Lunch hosted by LASO
1:00-2:00: Session 3
2:00-3:00: Poster Session
3:00-4:00:  Marta Sanchez and Norma Cantu, Transcendental Train Yards. Book presentation

For more information about either event, please contact the Libraries Administrative Office at 816.235.5828

Holocaust survivor to speak at UMKC

By , April 11, 2016 11:57 am

Defying the Odds Award honoree to speak April 19

Judy COBAfter Germany occupied Hungary in 1944, Judy Jacobs (MBA ’77, Ph.D. ’86) and her family were placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp when she was seven years old. She lost many loved ones in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. When she and her parents were freed, she was sent off – young, alone and scared – to boarding school while her parents attempted to rebuild their lives. In 1946, Jacobs and her family moved to the United States. Despite everything they had experienced, her parents passed on their belief in the importance of education and Jacobs went on to college. Jacobs came to UMKC to earn her MBA and a Ph.D. in higher education administration and completed her degrees while working and raising a family. Today, Jacobs utilizes her education and her experiences during WWII to teach others about the Holocaust.

For overcoming significant obstacles to achieve her success, Jacobs will be presented with the university’s Defying the Odds Alumni Achievement Award at a campus-wide luncheon recognizing several 2016 outstanding alumni on April 21. She will share her story, Memories of a Child: Life Before, During and After the Holocaust, on April 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 218 of Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street in Kansas City. Free and open to the public, this speaking engagement is co-sponsored by the UMKC School of Education and Henry W. Bloch School of Management.

For registration and parking information visit or call 816-235-6173.

‘At Ease Zone’ Ribbon Cutting is March 24

By , March 21, 2016 5:08 pm

At-Ease-ZoneHelp celebrate the opening of the “At Ease Zone” with a ribbon cutting at noon, Thursday, March 24. The ribbon cutting will be at the theatre entrance to the UMKC Student Union. In case of rain, the ribbon cutting will be on the third floor of the Student Union.

The “At Ease Zone” is located in Room 239, Cherry Hall, 5030 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo. The “At Ease Zone” will provide resources, referrals and a place to connect for UMKC student veterans and military connected students. The “At Ease Zone” is a result of a partnership between the UMKC School of Social Work and the UMKC Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

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