Category: Announcements

Be a Campus Ambassador

By , March 24, 2017 1:41 pm

The UMKC Office of Admissions is seeking cheerful, articulate and enthusiastic UMKC undergraduate students to apply for the Campus Ambassador Program!

Students chosen for this exciting program will be trained to assist in recruiting new students and giving prospective students tours. Each Ambassador will have the opportunity to meet and interact with UMKC alumni, constituents and prospective students.

The Campus Ambassadors are always representing the Chancellor, Academic Units and the UMKC campus as a whole. These students will gain valuable knowledge of UMKC and its history, progression and the future of campus.

Apply now!


Be a Peer Coach!

By , March 24, 2017 1:37 pm

UMKC Peer Coaches help first year students learn the ins and outs of navigating campus! Serving as a Peer Coach is a one-year commitment and a great opportunity to increase your leadership skills and establish connections that help with your career pursuits. Visit our website for more information!


Rockhill Parking Garage — Charlotte Street partial closure

By , March 13, 2017 5:07 pm

rockhill-garageKCMO Water Services has a contractor making repairs to the storm mains and a sink hole on Charlotte Street between 52nd and 53rd streets.  We apologize for the short notice, but the city failed to let us know the start date for this project.

Due to this construction, drivers are asked to enter the garage at the south entrance off of Charlotte and exit the garage on the north exit.  Please see the photo for reference.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope the construction is completed soon!

Union Programming Board Executive Positions Available

By , February 28, 2017 5:38 pm

upb-recruitment-flyerThe Union Programming Board is searching for applicants for its executive board for 2017-2018!

No prior event planning experience is required, but passion for learning and making UMKC better for their fellow students is essential.

2017-2018 UPB Executive Board positions are available and the application is live on our website. Information is available here.

Get your questions answered and meet current UPB members and officers during three informational sessions (held in the UPB office, Student Union 320G):

  • March 16th at 4 p.m.
  • March 20th at 11 a.m.
  • March 22nd at 7 p.m.

Applications are due to the Office of Student Involvement front desk by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24th. Any questions about the process or positions can be directed to Anthony Maly at

UMKC Students Awarded Scholarships for Study Abroad Opportunities

By , February 21, 2017 8:52 am



Two UMKC Students — Fletcher Clardy, Bloch School accounting major and Kevin March, biology major in the School of Biological Sciences — were selected to receive the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman scholarship program offers grants for to pursue academic studies or internships abroad. The program aims to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries where they go. Clardy will study Spanish in Granada, Spain and March plans to study in the UMKC French Department’s Lyon program.  Congratulations!

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is funded through the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 and is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The Gilman scholarship is a nationally competitive award, only available to Pell Grant recipients. This year, more than 800 students submitted applications for the early summer award. Nearly 300 were offered scholarships.

Gilman applicants are mentored by International Academic Programs staff Kate Wozniak and Natalie Gilkison. Click here for more information about the Gilman scholarship or study abroad opportunities.

Apply Now: $1,000 Scholarship from UMKC Friends of the Library

By , February 2, 2017 11:09 am

folscholarshipwebThis $1,000 Scholarship is available to any UMKC student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program.

The scholarship winner will be selected based on their written response to the following question:

With the rapid proliferation of so many alternative information sources, what role must the University Libraries play in higher, continuing, and community education?

To apply, please submit the following to

  • Your name, student ID, e-mail address, and phone number
  • Please indicate your degree being sought, department, and expected graduation date
  • 500-1000 word original point-of-view writing piece addressing the above question

Deadline for entry is Friday, March 24th, 2017*

For more information call 816-235-5828 or email

*The winner will be announced in April. Payout will be applied toward Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 tuition and fees. Applicants are advised that all materials become the property of UMKC Friends of the Library and the UMKC University Libraries upon submittal, and may be quoted in whole or in part for use of promoting UMKC Libraries.

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