Unlike more visible under-represented groups, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) persons cannot be readily identified. Likewise, there is no easy method of identifying allies who are supportive of LGBTQI issues.
As one component of the UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services, the Safe Space Training strives to provide a way for understanding and supportive persons within the University community to prominently identify themselves. These students, faculty and staff proudly display a “Safe Space” sign on their doors and in their offices to signify their commitment to serve as a resource and an open ear.
There are two campus-wide Safe Space Trainings per semester open to anyone interested. The next training will take place from 1 - 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 in the Student Union, room 302. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 3 via email to LGBTQIA Programs & Services.
The University of Missouri System Entrepreneurial Scholars & Interns Program is looking for 12 undergraduate students–get paid to pursue your start-up!
Selected students will receive tuition for 9-12 hours of entrepreneurial courses, networking opportunities, mentorship, and $4,000 for a 10-week summer internship to work on their own startup company or to work side by side with entrepreneurs in new venture companies from around the state.
Eligible students may be in any major from any of the four UM System universities. Students must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of course work and be in good standing with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Applications are due by November 1, 2014.
Do you have a passion to help other students?
The Offices of Student Involvement and Admissions are seeking applications for the 2015 Orientation Leader team. Orientation Leaders assist new students in making successful academic, social, and personal transitions to the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
As members of the campus-wide orientation team, Orientation Leaders serve as role models who initiate and develop positive relationships with incoming undergraduate students and their families during each orientation session, engage in Welcome Week programs, and are excited to share their college experience and pride in UMKC. We are seeking Orientation Leaders who represent the variety of majors, backgrounds and experiences found at UMKC. Applications are due Friday, October 31 by 12:00pm.
Click here to read more about the position and instructions how to apply. Go Roos!
Helen and Stanley Warkoczewski standing next to his hand-built Newtonian reflector newly-installed on the roof of Royall Hall, September 1974.
Did you notice the lunar eclipse earlier this month? The night skies holds many more surprises and mysteries–and UMKC is home to the Warkoczewski Observatory (the “Warko” for short) where anyone who stays up late on certain Friday nights can marvel at the night sky.
The Warko is named for Stanley and Helen Warkoczewski, amateur astronomers who lived near campus. Mr. Warkoczewski built his own 16 3/8 inch Newtonian reflector, which he donated to UMKC in 1974 where it remains the observatory’s centerpiece as one of the finest optical astronomy instruments in the Midwest. The Observatory is located on the roof of Royall Hall and is open to the public for free on clear Friday nights from May 1st through October 31st.
To celebrate the Warko’s 40th anniversary, join the UMKC Department of Physics & Astronomy and the Astronomical Society of Kansas City on October 27th for a lecture by Dr. David Levy. Dr. Levy has discovered over 20 comets and is an Emmy winner for his documentary “Three Minutes to Impact.”
The Warko will be open prior to the lecture for solar viewing and afterwards for skygazing. This is one of the last opportunities this year to visit the Warko–and don’t forget your coat!
Full schedule of events on October 27th:
Due to an extreme delay in the delivery of flu vaccines, upcoming Student Health & Wellness Flu Shot Clinics have been cancelled.
We anticipate receiving the vaccines and will host the remaining flu shot clinics as follows:
– Wednesday, October 22nd, ASSC Pierson Auditorium 9am-12pm
– Tuesday, October 28th, Law School Viewing Gallery Courtroom 11am-2pm
Additional clinics will be scheduled as vaccines are delivered.
Call Student Health & Wellness at 816-235-6133 for updates and to make an appointment.
Know what classes you want to register for Spring? Registration dates are coming up–do you know when yours is? Do you know what to do if there is a hold on your account?
The Spring 2015 class schedule is available in Pathway! Browse through the course offerings and make an appointment with your academic advisor now to make registration a breeze. To find the class schedule, you can either log onto your Pathway account or click here.
You should have already received an email with your registration appointment time. Appointment times can be viewed by the student in the Self Service > Student Center on the right-hand side in a box labeled “Enrollment Dates.” Be sure to click on “details” to get the time after which you can start registering.
Priority registration begins November 3rd, so make sure you have met with your advisor and have taken care of any holds on your account so you can register.