Category: Announcements

Entrepreneurial Undergraduate Students Wanted

By , October 21, 2014 8:39 am

UM Entrepreneur ProgramThe 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.

Apply now to be a 2015 UMKC Orientation Leader

By , October 21, 2014 8:38 am

OL-Facebook-PostDo 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!


Celebrate 40 years of stargazing at the Warko

By , October 21, 2014 8:36 am

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:Warko presentation

  • Warko Open House and Solar Viewing (Royall Hall roof) — 3:30 to 4:30p.m.
  • Astrophotography & Meteorite Display (Miller Nichols Learning Center lobby) – 6 to 6:50p.m.
  • Dr. David H. Levy Presentation (MNLC 351) – 7 to 8:15p.m.
  • Warko Night Observing — Following talk to 11p.m.

Flu shot clinics cancelled

By , October 14, 2014 3:40 pm

Flu Clinic Flyer 2014 - updateDue 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.

Spring 2015 Registration — Are you ready?

By , October 14, 2014 10:42 am

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.

Sp15 RegistrationYou 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.

Celebrate Latina/Latino Heritage Month

By , October 7, 2014 8:42 am

LatinoLatina-BlogImageCelebrate Latina/Latino Heritage Month!

Join the UMKC Libraries, the Multicultural Student Affairs Office, and Latina/Latino Studies Program for programs and events to celebrate this rich cultural heritage.

Start the month with a panel discussion with UMKC professors Dr. Theresa Torres, Dr. Miguel Carranza, and Stuart Hinds on Oct 9th at Noon in Room 151 of the new Learning Center at Miller Nichols Library.

Discussion points will include Dr. Torres’ book The Paradox of Latina Religious Leadership in the Catholic Church: Las Guadalupanas of Kansas City, Julian Samora, the first Latino Sociologist with a PhD in the US, and library resources that explore Latino History.

This event is a partnership between UMKC Libraries and the Latina/Latino Studies Program.  For questions please contact Tom Burns at or 816-235-1875.

Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is located in the Student Union, 3rd floor and can be reached at 816-235-1109.  Events include:

  • Latino Professionals Panel Discussion on October 8th in the Admin Center Plaza Room at 6pm
  • free Cafe Con Pan on October 15 at MSA from noon-4pm
  • Latino Student Mixer on October 30th at Pierson Auditorium starting 6pm
  • Who Am I? Latino Identity on November 5th in the SGA Chambers at 6pm

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