Category: Announcements

Careers in the US State Department

By , November 18, 2014 11:13 am

State DepartmentRob Andrew, Diplomat In-Residence at the U.S. State Department, will offer two information sessions on possible careers in the department on Thursday, Nov. 20.

The first session will take place from noon – 1 p.m. in the Atterbury Student Success Center, room 237.  The focus of this session will be an informative discussion on various career opportunities offered by the U.S. State Department.

The second session will take place from  3 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Atterbury Student Success Center, room 236. The topic will be the Foreign Service Oral Assessment and selection process.

The information sessions are free and open to the public.

UMKC 2015-2016 Scholarships Application Now Available

By , November 18, 2014 11:13 am

scholarshipsThe application for competitive undergraduate UMKC scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year is available on-line.  This application allows currently enrolled full-time students to apply for most institutional scholarships with one form.  Review the list of competitive scholarships for currently enrolled undergraduate students on the Financial Aid and Scholarships Website (click on each scholarship for eligibility requirements; please note that some scholarships require a separate application).

The competitive scholarship application can be completed and submitted on-line by logging-in at this site.  You will also need to submit 2 letters of reference.  Some scholarships also require completion of the FAFSA.  All application materials must be submitted by March 1, 2015.

Additional scholarship opportunities for the 2015-2016 academic year may be available within your Academic Unit and department. Be sure to check with your advisor to learn more.

From Chancellor Leo E. Morton: Veterans Day

By , November 11, 2014 10:44 am

Chancellor MortonVeterans Day has long been an occasion for reflection on the contributions and achievements of the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Congress changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day to recognize all those who have served this country.

Today we celebrate the brave women and men who have served, or are currently serving, in the United States Armed Forces. We are grateful for the sacrifices, commitment and dedication all veterans and their families have made to protect our country.

Answering our country’s call is service of the highest order, and we commend and honor our Veterans for their service. Today at UMKC, about 400 student-veterans have identified themselves, and I would like to personally thank each of you for your service.

In an effort to keep you up to date on UMKC veteran-related information, services and events, I would like to announce that the university has created a Student Veteran Resource email newsletter. The first edition will be distributed today at 11 a.m.

Let us always remember and salute our courageous Veterans and all who are currently serving in all branches of the service. We cannot say thank you enough!

Faculty, staff and students, please join me in honoring all the servicemen and women, both veterans and those on active duty, who are part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City family.

Applications Now Available for Truman Bootstrap Award

By , November 4, 2014 8:55 am

Harry S Truman CenterThe UMKC Truman Center is celebrating Harry Truman’s legacy of public service with a “Bootstrap Scholarship” award that will permit students, who otherwise might not be able to do so, to spend a summer in Washington, D.C.

The purpose is to introduce two qualified undergraduates interested in public service to the national policy process through an eight to nine weeks immersion experience with the Washington, D.C. offices of the Missouri Congressional delegation or other offices as appropriate.

Student interns will be assigned to governmental offices (legislative or administrative) and will work with identified mentors while there. The internship is to be completed during a full Summer Academic Session. Additionally, it provides the chance to meet and live in condos with interns from the other UM campuses, meet UM officials when they travel to Washington and possible opportunities to meet with past Truman Center speakers who are based in Washington. To see examples of the speakers who might be open to a visit the Truman Center lectures website.

The internships will be available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time status at UMKC as a rising junior, meaning junior standing with at least 60 hours earned at the start of Fall Semester, 2014, or rising senior—including those seniors graduating in May or August of 2015. Applicants must have at least 15 hours completed at UMKC prior to January 1, 2015.
  • Minimum UMKC GPA of 3.25; and
  • Any academic major provided the student has had at least one American Government course at the college level. Preference will be given to those students with a demonstrated interest in public service and civic leadership.

The completed application portfolio with all required materials (essay, financial statement, letters of recommendation and evidence of full-time UMKC status for the Fall term) will be due in the Truman Center mail box, Room 302 Scofield Hall by ­­­­­­December 19, 2014. A final Fall term transcript will be due by 4 p.m. no later than Jan. 22, 2015 in the Truman Center office mailbox in order to complete the application process.

If you have questions, contact Gayla Curtis at 816-235-2720 or by email to Gayla Curtis. For additional details about the Truman Bootstrap Award, including the application process, review and acceptance, cost and scholarship details and requirements for participation, visit the Truman Center website.

OSI staff member receives NACA honor

By , November 4, 2014 8:54 am

LaShaundra-RandolphLaShaundra Randolph was recently awarded the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Markley Award at the NACA Central Regional Conference. This is the highest honor a professional can receive at the NACA regional conference.

Randolph is the UMKC coordinator for student activities in the Office of Student Involvement and a UMKC Ed.D. candidate.

The Markley Award recognizes an individual who is regarded as a positive role model for students, professional staff and associates in addition to involvement in and contributions to the NACA Central Region, as well as in the field of student activities.

The Markley Award recipient must have a minimum of three years of full-time professional employment in the field of student development, student activities or the entertainment industry; demonstrate a strong involvement in and contribution to the NACA® Central Region; continued potential in the field of student activities; be involved in other regional or national organizations; and be regarded as a positive role model for students, professional staff and associates.

Congratulations, LaShaundra!

Auditions open for the 2015 Vagina Monologues

By , November 4, 2014 8:52 am

VMonologuesAuditions for the 2015 benefit performance of “The Vagina Monologues at UMKC” will be held on the following days:

  • Friday, Nov. 7, 3 -7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 8, 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2 – 4 p.m.

All auditions will be held at the Women’s Center, 5120 Rockhill Rd, 105 Haag Hall.

All skill levels are welcome, and no memorization is required. Contact the Women’s Center or call 816-235-1638 to schedule an audition time.

“The Vagina Monologues” performance will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 in the UMKC Student Union Theatre. Tickets will go on sale in January 2015.

All proceeds will benefit the UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Project and V-Day 2015.

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