Category: Of Interest

Celebrate Earth Month with an Electric Car

By , May 3, 2017 4:52 pm

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Celebrate Earth Month: Drive an Electric Car!

In celebration of Earth Month, UMKC students, staff, faculty and alumni can receive a $10,000 discount when purchasing a Nissan LEAF from any Nissan dealer in the Greater Kansas City area. The discount purchasing period is available now through June 30.

This Nissan Fleetail incentive is offered in partnership with UMKC Sustainability, Mid-America Regional Council and Metropolitan Energy Center’s Clean Cities Coalition. This offer is valid on the retail purchase for model year 2016 and 2017 LEAFs, while supplies last.

Take advantage of the Nissan LEAF discount:

Download the flier to take with you at the time of your purchase. Buyers must show valid UMKC ID — a UMKC ID card, diploma or transcript are acceptable.

Visit www.nissanusa.com/nissandealers to find a Nissan dealer near you.

Learn more about electric vehicles (EVs):

Electric vehicle ownership is on the rise in the area, and EVs now offer increased battery capacity and low maintenance costs. Charging stations are widely available in the metro, including on the UMKC campus. Quiet and fun to drive, EVs reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save owners almost $1000 a year on gas.

Stress Less Fest Spring 2017

By , April 27, 2017 3:23 pm

Get ready for a study break!  Cuddle with puppies, have late-night breakfast, get a massage, and hang out with Sporting KC.

The Student Union will have late hours with free coffee and popcorn (while supplies last)–check out the flier below for more details.  Good luck and stress less!

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Wear Denim for Denim Day on April 26

By , April 20, 2017 4:33 pm

denim-day-eviteDenim Day is a rape prevention education campaign. We are asking our UMKC community to wear denim on April 26th to make a social statement against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court. In 1992, a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it.

Denim Day festivities include art-making, free lunch, and protesting the myths surrounding sexual assault.  Join us on the Quad on April 26!

This event is cosponsored by UMKC Violence Prevention & Response, UMKC Women’s Center, and UMKC Residential Life.

Culture Night 2017 is April 22

By , April 20, 2017 2:42 pm

Culture NightCulture Night 2017, the biggest and most diverse culture event at UMKC, will be Saturday, April 22. Festivities start with free international food and booths representing ethnic cultures and Kansas City student-related non-profit organizations from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Pierson Auditorium of the Atterbury Student Success Center.

The evening progresses to Swinney Recreation Center from 7 to 9 p.m. for a talent show and fashion show.

Approximately 20 to 25 booths will participate in Culture Night this year, with a new “best booth” competition. Prizes will be given for best talent, best ethnic dish and best booth.

Culture night is free and open to the UMKC and Kansas City community. Culture Night is organized by the International Student Ambassadors and the International Student Affairs Office.

2017 Annual Student Art Exhibition

By , April 20, 2017 1:34 pm

2017-student-art-show2017 Annual Student Art Exhibition

Opening Reception: Thursday April 27, 2017, 5—7PM

Show runs Thursday, April 27 – Thursday, July 27, 2017

The UMKC Gallery of Art announces the 2017 UMKC Student Art Exhibition, featuring the work of 18 graduate and undergraduate artists.

All currently enrolled students at UMKC were eligible to submit work across a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, and video.  An opening reception will be from 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday April 27. Scholarship awards will be presented during the opening reception at 6 p.m.

Lynnette Miranda served as the juror for the 2017 UMKC Art Exhibition.  Miranda, currently the Curator-in-Residence for Charlotte Street Foundation, is a Latinx artist, curator, and writer from Miami, FL.

Miranda received a Masters of Art in Visual Arts Administration with an emphasis in Curatorial Studies from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She has curated intimate group exhibitions in partnership with nonprofit organizations, including:  Shifting Impressions: City Souvenirs at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space (New York, NY), Fragile States and Futile Divide at ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL), and Make Space @ MDW during MDW Fair 2012 at Mana Contemporary (Chicago, IL).

Visit our website at http://info.umkc.edu/gallery/, email umkcgallery@umkc.edu or call 816-235-1502 for more info.

Spring 2017 Hours: Monday: 9-5   Tuesday: 9-5 Wednesday: 9-5 Thursday: 9-5 Friday 10-4

Libraries celebrating 5th Annual International Students Day – Vietnam

By , April 3, 2017 9:24 am

vietnam-celebrationOn Wed. April 12, 2017 the Libraries are hosting our 5th annual International Students Day, and this year we are celebrating our students from Vietnam!  Throughout the event there will be sampling of authentic Vietnamese foods, a special guest speaker, and various performances and activities organized by the Vietnamese Students Association at UMKC.  Activities are scheduled from 3-5pm.

More details and schedule can be found here: http://library.umkc.edu/blog/news-blog/node/254

The event is FREE, but please register here: http://umkclaw.link/celebratevietnam

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