Graduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and community service may be nominated as a Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient. This recognition honors students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in University and community activities outside the classroom.
Congratulations to the Spring 2013 Honor Recipients!
• Deepti Bankapur, SCE (ECE) – Nominated by Deborah O’Bannon and LaShaundra Randolph
• Joshua Boehm, A&S (UP+D) – Nominated by Sungyop Kim
• Christine Burleson, A&S (Psychology) – Nominated by Jannette Berkley-Patton
• Ashley Capps, Pharmacy – Nominated by Cameron Lindsey
• Melony Chakrabarty, Medicine – Nominated by Connie Beachler
• Andrew Dang, Biology – Nominated by Tammy Welchert
• Krishna Doddapaneni, SCE (Computer Science) – Nominated by Jamie Kanki
• Karol Gil Vasquez, A&S (Economics) – Nominated by John Henry
• Collin Herman, A&S (Chemistry) and Biology – Nominated by Kathleen Kilway and Loretta Sanderson Klamm
• Ryan Holbrook, A&S (Chemistry) – Nominated by Kathleen Kilway
• Brandon Jackson, A&S (Chemistry) – Nominated by LaShaundra Randolph
• Mena Kerolus, Medicine – Nominated by Agostino Molteni
• Sarah Meiners, Biology – Nominated by Aaron Reed and Ursula Gurney
• James Mitchell, A&S (Environmental Studies) – Nominated by Caroline Davies
• Ashika Odhav, Medicine – Nominated by Kathy Kinder
• Amy Quinn, Law – Nominated by Nancy Levit
• Bethany Rippy, Biology – Nominated by Hazel Jones
• Jamison Ryan, Biology – Nominated by Aaron Reed and Bill Smith
• Jouliana Sadek, Graduate Studies (Molecular Biology and BioChemistry) – Nominated by Sandy Gault
Why SEARCH? SEARCH–short for “students engaged in artistic and academic research”–helps undergraduate students conduct a research project with a faculty mentor, giving them valuable experience in their future careers and education.
The annual SEARCH Symposium, where students showcase their projects, is on Friday, April 19th in Pierson Auditorium (in the Student Success Center) from 10am to 3pm, with the awards ceremony taking place at 4pm.
Stop by to visit the 53 presentations in the following categories:
- Architecture, Urban Planning, and Design
- Behavioral and Social Sciences
- Biological and Health Sciences
- Humanities and Performing Arts
- Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics
The winners of each category receive a cash prize and all presenters earn valuable experience to get ahead in their future careers. If you are interested in participating in SEARCH, check out their website.
[This post is by special guest blogger Lauren Anderson, a senior majoring in communications studies and Secondary Education. In this post, she reflects on what she's really learned over the past four years.]
Clutching my backpack, holding onto my coffee-mug and grasping my purse for dear life was the state of affairs for me in my early beginnings at UMKC. Unfortunately, my past teachers didn’t share encouraging stories about college, which didn’t make me optimistic about the next four years of my life. But now, I find myself empowered by education and feeling entitled to every benefit that a person can reap from being a seeker of knowledge.
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BrowZine is the easy way to stay current with the journals you read most.
BrowZine lets you:
- Read scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for tablets.
- Create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals.
- Be alerted when new issues of a journal are available.
- Bookmark articles for reading later.
- Easily save to Zotero, Dropbox, or Mendeley.
Watch this video demo to see BrowZine in action.
To get started, download BrowZine from the Apple Store. The first time you use it select “University of Missouri – Kansas City” in the list of institutions, then enter your UMKC username and password. After that you will remain logged in on your device.
Not all of the library’s journals are currently available, but the developer is working with publishers to add content. Check the list of participating publishers often if you are looking for a particular journal.
BrowZine is only available for iPad at this time, but an Android version is in the works and should be available soon.
BrowZine is brought to you by the UMKC Libraries. You can visit the Libraries’ BrowZine web page or contact the Libraries for more information.
The skill of selecting a jury–called “voir dire” meaning “to see to speak”– is essential for a trial attorney and is not often given adequate attention in law school. Cases may be won or lost as early as voir dire.
UMKC School of Law is hosting a mock jury selection competition and we need volunteers to serve as prospective jurors. This is the best jury duty anyone can sign up for! Participants will be paid and fed throughout the day.
Competition Date: Friday, April 12 at the Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse located at 900 East 9th Street in downtown Kansas City.
Competition Pay: $25 per round / $75 full day – including breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
- Round 1 – 8am-11am
- Round 2 – 11am-2pm
- Round 3 – 2pm-5pm
ANYONE can participate! All you need to do is show up during the round you select and be yourself! Sign up here!
Looking to catch up, stay on track for graduation, or get ahead of schedule? Take a summer session course! Each year, Summer Session allows students to complete course credits within a half-dozen schools and more than 50 academic areas. Enrollment for Summer Session 2013 is now open (please check your registration appointment date and time in Pathway).
Throughout the week of April 1-5, academic units will share information about their Summer Session classes at tables and advising offices across the Volker and Hospital Hill campuses. Be on the look-out for posters, floor stickers, and informational fliers posted around both campuses.
For a full rundown of Summer Session 2013, including a list of courses offered and important dates, visit www.umkc.edu/summersession.