Category: Academics

UMKC Debate Team wins National Honors

By , April 11, 2017 12:28 pm

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The UMKC Debate Team of Corey Fisher and Anthony Joseph recently took home several awards at two intercollegiate debate championship tournaments.

Fisher and Joseph finished second out of 90 teams at the Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA) National Tournament, losing in the final round to Rutgers. Joseph was the 3rd overall speaker, and Fisher was the 2nd overall speaker and also took home the National Debater of the Year award for CEDA.

One week later, Fisher and Joseph finished in the Quarterfinals of the National Debate Tournament (NDT). Joseph was the 11th speaker, and Fisher was the 7th speaker out of more than 150 speakers nationwide.

Fisher and Joseph defeated teams from Northwestern, Cornell, Emory, Weber State, University of Kansas, University of Texas and University of West Georgia before losing to the eventual champions from Rutgers on a 3-2 decision.

The UMKC Debate Team advisers are Matt Vega and Andy Montee.

Student Pharmacy Group Achieves Top 7 in the U.S.

By , April 11, 2017 12:26 pm

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Through numerous events and activities, UMKC student pharmacists and their faculty mentors make a huge difference in the health of thousands of people throughout the Kansas City area and across Missouri. As a result, a UMKC School of Pharmacy student group has been named among the best in the country again.

The UMKC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) was first runner up in the the Division AA National Chapter Achievement Award, placing UMKC in the top seven out of more than 125 APhA-ASP chapters, announced recently at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting in San Francisco. The UMKC chapter has ranked in top spots many times in recent years.

Each year, the award is given to APhA-ASP chapters across the nation based on originality of programs, number of chapter members involved, impact on the community, benefit to student pharmacists and collaboration with other healthcare organizations.

UMKC School of Pharmacy faculty advisers include Kelly Cochran; Sarah Cox and Angela Brownfield at the Columbia campus; Cameron Lindsey, Valerie Ruehter and Andrew Bzowyckyj in Kansas City; and Lisa Cillessen and Heather Taylor in Springfield.

Enroll now for Summer 2017

By , April 3, 2017 9:11 am

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Summer Session at UMKC
Catch Up.  Stay on Track.  Get Ahead.

Spending the summer at UMKC is a great way to meet your goals.  With flexible scheduling, a variety of classes, online offerings, and in-state tuition for area Kansas students, UMKC’s summer session is the ideal way to set your own pace and start strong in the fall!

 

Enroll today and choose a session that’s right for you.

2017 Summer Session Schedule:

  • First 4-Week Session — June 5 – June 30
  • First 5-Week Session — May 22 – June 23
  • 8-Week Session — June 5 – July 28
  • Second 4-Week Session — July 3 – July 28
  • Second 5–Week Session — June 26 – July 28

Regnier Summer Scholars – fast track your business idea

By , March 24, 2017 1:51 pm

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Do you want to jump start your college career? Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Do you have a great business idea? If you answered “yes” to ANY of these questions, we want you to join the Regnier Institute’s Summer Scholars program. We will select up to 30 freshman and sophomore students per year to participate in this 2 week intensive course. The first half will introduce you to entrepreneurial processes, theories, and resources that will prepare you for an entrepreneurial career. The second half will focus on venture creation, culminating in a pitch contest at the end of the week.

Participants in the Summer Scholars program will receive three credit hours that will count for the ENT 215/315 Introduction to Entrepreneurship course requirement. Each student is eligible to receive a scholarship up to the cost of the course.

Don’t let this outstanding opportunity pass you by.

Click for more information and to apply! 

Contact Ben Williams with any questions.

 

 

UMKC Hosts Campus Activism Summit Tuesday, Jan. 31

By , January 30, 2017 4:55 pm

uwc-summit-740UMKC students, staff and administrators are invited to attend a campus activism summit taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Pierson Auditorium.  The summit will engage discussions regarding peace journalism, activism-balance-collaboration, a campus’ response to crisis and more.  Students and administrators from UM System partner University of Western Cape will visit UMKC and attend the summit.

Schedule of events:

9:00 am Activism-Balance-Collaboration (students only) Dr. Lynette Sparkman-Barnes
10:30 am Peace Journalism Dr. Steven Youngblood – Park University
Noon Lunch Keynote Angela Bennett
1:30 pm A Campus Approach to Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Susan Wilson
3:00 pm Learning and Teaching to Promote Social Justice Dr. Rodney Smith
4:30 pm Process and Reflection Dr. Makini King

 

Dr. Lynette Sparkman-Barnes: Dr. Barnes is a clinical psychologist in the UMKC Counseling Center. In addition to her work at the Center, she continues to work in the areas of community mental health, school-based mental health, and private consultation. Her areas of clinical and research interest include multiculturalism and social justice, consultation and outreach.

Professor Steve Youngblood: Professor Youngblood is the Director of Global Peace Journalism at Park University, Parkville, with research interests and experience in Africa. He has taught in 12 countries for the U.S. State Department, UNICEF, USAID, and People to People International.

Dr. Susan Wilson: Dr. Wilson is a licensed clinical psychologist with a multifaceted career in healthcare administration, consulting, clinical and media work. Wilson currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion where she oversees diversity and inclusion policies and programs for students, faculty, and staff and community.

Dr. Rodney Smith: Dr. Rodney Smith is the Interim Director of Academic Support and Mentoring at UMKC. Dr. Smith has extensive experience as an educator, advisor and mentor. He currently advises the Men of Color Campus Initiative, which fosters a sense of community among students by aligning various academic, social and cultural resources throughout the campus and community.

Dr. Makini King, Director of Program/Project Operations: Dr. King is a licensed counseling psychologist, who currently provides leadership to diversity programs and initiatives. King also is an adjunct teacher for the UMKC counseling psychology department and provides clinical supervision for their students. Over the years, she has presented on and published articles and chapters on topics related to diversity in secondary and higher education and social media.

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.

 

 

Congratulations!

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

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