Category: Announcements

In Concert with FUTURE and DREEZY

By , February 9, 2016 8:40 am

Future FlyerThe UMKC Office of Student Involvement and UMKC Student Government Association are sponsoring Future with opening act Dreezy at UMKC at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 28 at UMKC’s Swinney Recreation Center.

UMKC student tickets are on sale now at the UMKC Central Ticket Office. General public tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 22. Ticket prices are $20 each for currently enrolled students and $40 each for the general public. Students are limited to the purchase of one student ticket and two general public tickets. Please be prepared to present a valid UMKC student ID when picking up the tickets.

Purchase tickets online, by phone at 816-235-6222 or in person at the CTO in the Performing Arts Center Lobby. Their hours are Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

UM System Chief Diversity Officer Search

By , February 8, 2016 1:59 pm

UM Sysem MastheadOn Nov. 9, 2015, the UM Board of Curators announced a series of strategic initiatives to be implemented to address areas of diversity, equity and inclusion across the UM System. These initiatives included the appointment of a first-ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the UM System (view position posting).

Over the past 90 days, a search committee representing system-wide constituents and chaired by Missouri University of Science and Technology Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader has evaluated and interviewed a robust pool of candidates.  From this collaborative process, three candidates have been identified as finalists in the search. Please click on the open forum links below for candidate bio information.

Each of the three finalists are scheduled for on-site visits in Columbia over the next two weeks. While in Columbia, the finalists will meet with a series of UM System and campus leaders, including TelePresence meetings with each campus, meetings with Board of Curators Chair Pam Henrickson, and Interim UM System President Michael Middleton. As a part of each candidate visit, we will hold a series of open forums for members of the university community to ask questions of, and provide feedback on, each of the candidates. The following are the times and dates of the open forums:

Participating in this process helps ensure that our entire organization is engaged in this important decision. If you are unable to attend, but would like to participate, each forum will be live video/audio streamed with a direct link made available on this webpage prior to each forum.  Interested parties may submit candidate questions prior to and during the forums to:

Following each forum, an online feedback form for each candidate will be made available on the website. Individuals are encouraged to submit their feedback during this time.

Meet the Candidates

Paulette Granberry Russell Kevin McDonald G. Christine Taylor



Health Careers Fair – Feb 9, 2016

By , February 8, 2016 1:51 pm

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Scholarship Opportunity from Friends of the Library

By , February 2, 2016 1:16 pm

Library BooksApply now for the

UMKC Friends of the Library

$1,000 Scholarship

This $1,000 Scholarship is available to any UMKC student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The scholarship winner will be selected based on their written response to the following statement:

Explain the importance of libraries and the preservation of knowledge in society, history, and the world, from your point of view.

To apply for this $1,000 Scholarship, please submit the following to

  • Your name, student ID, e-mail address, street address, and phone number
  • Please indicate your degree program, department, current school level/year, and expected graduation date
  • 500-1000 word original writing piece addressing the above statement

Deadline for entry is Friday, March 25th, 2016.

The winner will be announced in April. Payout will be applied toward Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 tuition and fees. Preference will be given to students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. Applicants are advised that all materials become the property of UMKC Friends of the Library, and the UMKC University Libraries upon submittal, and may be quoted in whole or in part for use of promoting UMKC Libraries.

For more information call 816-235-5828 or email

VDay 2016 – Tickets and Volunteers

By , February 2, 2016 8:35 am

VDayInterested in helping with a great cause? The UMKC VDay 2016 benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues” is in need of volunteers: ticket takers, ushers and student group check in help. Volunteers will receive a VDay T-shirt and a ticket to see the play, which is at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18. Volunteer sign up is required here before 12 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5.

For more information on the VDay production, contact Kacie Otto, violence prevention coordinator, UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program, at or 816-235-5560. Proceeds from this event will benefit the UMKC Women’s Center and the UMKC Violence Prevention & Response Program.

Following is a schedule of February events:

  • A V-Day Book Display will be on view from Feb. 1-Feb. 29 in the Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st St. and the UMKC Bookstore. Visitors can stop by to check out books and information about the V-Day movement to end violence against women and girls.VDay-2016-evite
  • A benefit performance of “The Vagina Monologues” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 18 in the Student Union Theatre, 5100 Cherry St. Doors open at 7 p.m., and free parking is available on levels 5 and 6 in the Cherry Street Garage. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for non-students in advance or $15 for students and $25 for non-students at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222 or by visiting the Central Ticket Office website .

Tickets are still available for the benefit performance.

Mein Bowl Now Open at the UMKC Student Union

By , January 25, 2016 12:57 pm

Mein-BowlThe UMKC Student Union, in partnership with students and Dining Services by Sodexo, introduces Mein Bowl Asian Market to our campus community. It opened for business Monday, Jan. 25. The brand new offering is located on Level 2 in the area formerly occupied by SubConnection.

Mein Bowl offers a harmonious experience with authentic global flavors and vibrant made-for-me menu combinations from familiar favorites to exciting new choices. Their ambition is to give consumers an authentic culinary experience with a range of Asian inspired cuisines that are tastily prepared and personalized for them. Their diverse menu includes fresh sushi.

Mein Bowl will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Fridays during the fall and spring semester terms.

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