Category: Announcements

On Campus Jobs Fair

By , July 21, 2015 2:54 pm

Campus Jobs FairLooking for a campus job??  Make plans to attend the “On Campus Jobs Fair” on August 26, 2015 from 11am to 2pm at Pierson Auditorium, Student Success Center.  Stop by with your resume to check out available work study and non work study jobs in departments around campus.

For questions, contact Erin Christensen at or call 816.235.2588.

Campus Construction Updates

By , June 26, 2015 3:55 pm

Construction UpdateJune 29 – July 2: Rockhill Road will experience lane reductions between 51st Street and 53rd Street beginning Monday, June 29 due to water line work under Rockhill Road. Weather permitting, all lanes will be open by July 2.

July 6: Beginning the week of July 6 the sidewalk along the east side of the UMKC School of Medicine will be closed for safety as repairs are conducted on the roof. There will also be intermittent loss of parking stalls in this location to hoist materials to and from the roof. The anticipated duration of this activity is 60 calendar days. The emergency drive between Truman Medical Center and the School of Medicine will not be affected or disrupted.

July 6: Parking Lots 39 and 47, west side of Oak Street across from the Administration Center, will close permanently on Monday, July 6 for the start of construction of the 51 Oak project. Faculty, staff and visitor parking shifts to the Cherry Street Parking Structure. Additional meter parking will be added at Parking Lot 45 north of the UMKC Law School.

July 6: Parking lots 32W and 48, west of the UMKC School of Education, will close temporarily for construction of the relocated Kansas City Young Matron’s Clubhouse. Student parking shifts to the Cherry Street Parking Structure.

Aug. 16: This is moving day for the Kansas City Young Matron’s Clubhouse from 51st Street and Oak Street to 52nd Street and Cherry Street, Parking Lot 32W, with associated street closure of Oak Street from 51st Street to 52nd Street and 52nd Street from Oak Street to Cherry Street. The intersections of Oak Street/52nd Street and Cherry Street/52nd Street will also be closed.

Congratulations to the Spring 2015 Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipients

By , May 5, 2015 12:19 pm

congratsEvery semester, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management recognizes graduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and service to our campus community with the Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipients program. This recognition honors the truly unique students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in leadership and service to the community and our University outside of the classroom.

Meet the Spring 2015 Honor Recipients!

Gloria Britez Scolari, Conservatory of Music and Dance – Nominated by Sandy Gault

Jordan Brooks, School of Education – Nominated by Katie Garey

Lexy Cockrell, School of Biological Sciences – Nominated by Dr. John Herron, Dr. Gayle Levy, and Tammy Welchert

John Kaleekal, College of Arts and Sciences – Nominated by Katie Garey and Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev

Lara Kerwin, School of Pharmacy – Nominated by Dr. Cameron Lindsey

Brandon Kratz, College of Arts and Sciences – Nominated by Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev and Dr. Kathleen Kilway

Megan Litzau, School of Medicine – Nominated by Cary Chelladurai

Puanani Norwood, School of Law – Nominated by Jenny Redix Jordan

Mary Margaret Pearman, College of Arts and Sciences – Nominated by Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev and Dr. Kathleen Kilway

Maria Uloko, School of Medicine – Nominated by Dr. Richard Butin

Andrew Wrisinger, Henry W. Bloch School of Management – Nominated by Will Self


The Roasterie and Sporting KC on Campus!

By , May 5, 2015 12:10 pm

Roasterie Sporting BlendCome try the Sporting blend free from Roasterie on Thursday, May 7 and enter to win free Sporting KC game tickets.

The Roasterie and Sporting KC, both Kansas City born and bred, will be serving fresh, hot Sporting Blend coffee free to everyone on campus on Thursday, May 7.  You will find the Roasterie van parked on the Hospital Hill Campus from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and on the Volker Campus from 11 am to 1 pm on the University Way, just south of the Atterbury Student Success Center.

Enjoy games, fresh hot Sporting Blend coffee, and sample bags of Sporting Blend coffee.  And you can sign up for your chance to win two free tickets to an upcoming Sporting KC game!  The first 25 people who drop in (at each campus) for a free cup of coffee will also receive free Bolle sunglasses from Sporting KC.

Two UMKC Students Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarships

By , May 5, 2015 11:45 am

GilmanScholarshipSamantha Gonzales, a UMKC student majoring in Psychology, and Juan Bettancourt Garcia, a UMKC History and Spanish major, were among the more than 1,000 American undergraduate students selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Both will study in Spain during the summer 2015 academic term.

Gilman scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward study abroad or internship program costs. The program aims to diversify the students who study abroad and the countries where they go.  Students receiving a Federal Pell Grant who will be studying abroad or participating in an international internship for academic credit are eligible to apply. Recipients have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of other cultures, countries, languages, and economies — making them better prepared to assume leadership roles in government or the private sector.

Congressman Gilman, who retired in 2002 after serving in the House of Representatives for 30 years, commented, “Study abroad is a special experience…Living and learning in a vastly different environment of another nation not only exposes our students to alternate views, but also adds an enriching social and cultural experience.  It also provides our students with the opportunity to return home with a deeper understanding of their place in the world, encouraging them to be a contributor, rather than a spectator in the international community.”

Students interested in studying abroad should contact UMKC International Academic Programs Office, located in the Atterbury Student Success Center.

Changes to Print Quota Fall 2015

By , May 5, 2015 11:35 am

ComputerBeginning in August 2015, students will receive their entire student print quota at the start of each semester rather than having it refreshed each week. This change is being made at the request of the UMKC Student Government and will provide students with additional flexibility with their printing needs. Quotas will be refreshed each spring, summer and fall.

The amount of the student print quota will remain the same — 850 black and white pages. Students can check their print quota usage in any of the IS student computer labs by using the link in PaperCut. Students will continue to have the option to print additional pages beyond their print quotas by simply adding funds to their RooBucks account.  More detailed information will be available on the IS lab website this summer.



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