Category: Announcements

Miller Nichols Library Third Floor Construction Starts

By , March 24, 2015 8:56 am

Construction UpdateThe third floor of UMKC Miller Nichols Library will be closed for construction starting the week of Spring Break, March 23-27. Math and science tutoring will still be hosted on the third floor; use the elevators near Miller Nichols Learning Center to best access tutoring.

Excuse the noise during the construction, which will last through the summer. Additional study areas are on the ground, first and second floors. The fourth floor is the quiet floor. Earplugs and headphones are available at the ground and first floor service desks.

For more information, please contact the administrative office at 816-235-1531 or UMKC Libraries online.

UMKC Partnering with the 2015 AIDS Walk

By , March 24, 2015 8:52 am

AIDS-RibbonThe AIDS Walk Kansas City 2015 will be held on Saturday, April 25 at Theis Park. The walk is 3.4 miles and will take approximately 2.5 hours. Registration opens at 8 a.m.; the program with music and fun begins at 9; and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

UMKC is partnering with the AIDS Walk – this year in an even bigger way. The planning committee has adapted the route so that approximately one third of the walk will be on campus. The route will hit our campus at the intersection of Volker and Rockhill, travel south on Cherry  St. to 52nd St., over to Oak St. and 52nd St., and then north up to Theis Park. The entire walk will take place on sidewalks, and no streets will be closed.

More than 3,500 walkers are expected to participate in the free event. There is no charge to walk.

Theis Park is located at the intersection of Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. and Oak St., east of the Plaza and south of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer along the UMKC route to provide direction and support, visit the SignUpGenius at UMKC Walk.

For additional details about the walk, visit the AIDS Walk Kansas City website.

Health Careers Fair

By , March 11, 2015 11:55 am

Health Careers FairUMKC Career Services, UMKC School of Nursing & Health Studies, Student Nurses Association and Bachelor of Health Sciences Society are sponsoring UMKC’s first Health Careers Fair on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10am-2pm in Pierson Auditorium (Atterbury Student Success Center).

You can find more information on our website including a list of employers and graduate/professional schools who are registered to attend- http://career.umkc.edu/event/health-careers-fair-2/.

Add this event to your calendar by clicking here.

 

International Culture Night 2015

By , March 10, 2015 1:05 pm

Culture NightEach year, the UMKC International Student Ambassadors host one of the most highly anticipated events of the season–Culture Night 2015 will be held on Friday, March 13th at the Student Union, starting at 5:30pm.

The annual celebration of cultural diversity at UMKC includes ethnic food, fashion, and talent show!

Stop by and bring your family and friends for this fabulous international student showcase!

Provost Search Listening Sessions

By , March 10, 2015 1:04 pm

QuadFaculty, staff and students have been invited to attend an all-campus “Listening Session” to discuss the search for the next UMKC Provost. Three identical sessions will be held, two on the Volker Campus and one on Hospital Hill.

Chancellor Leo Morton will be joined by representatives of the Search Committee who will be on hand to discuss logistics and to hear everyone’s thoughts.  Individuals are encouraged to bring questions as well as comments on the background, qualifications and leadership skills desired in the next provost.

Volker Campus

  • Monday, March 30 Henry W. Bloch School of Management, BEH 218 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 31 Student Success Center, Pierson Auditorium 3 – 5 p.m.

Hospital Hill Campus

  • Wednesday, April 1 School of Medicine, Theatre C 2 – 4 p.m.

Peace Corps Information Sessions

By , March 5, 2015 3:00 pm

Peace CorpsInterested in making a difference in our global community?  Come learn about how the Peace Corps can help you be that difference!

Meet your local Peace Corps Representative, Joe Zucchini, at two upcoming informational sessions.  Joe served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia and Micronesia–he will be sharing his experiences and answer questions about Peace Corps and the application process.

UMKC Information Table
Wednesday, March 11th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
UMKC Atterbury Student Success Center

Community Information Session
Saturday, March 14th
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kansas City Public Library: Westport Branch
Peace Corps service remains the most significant and profound life-changing experience a young college graduate or experienced professional could embark on; not to mention a very effective resume builder.

Questions?  Contact Joe Zucchini at  jzucchini@peacecorps.gov or 314-441-0534.

To complete an online application, visit www.peacecorps.gov/application.

 

 

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