Category: Of Interest

Stop and smell the roses, man! Senior art thesis

By , November 14, 2016 12:31 pm

smell-the-rosesGraphic artist and soon-to-be UMKC graduate, Alexa Rose Di Trolio, displays the culmination of her Senior thesis on the first floor of the library for our UMKC community to appreciate during the most hectic part of the semester.

“‘Stop and Smell the Roses, Man’ is an exhibit for the students, faculty and employees of UMKC to take a moment for themselves, get lost, and to realize that everything is going to be alright in this life.”  – Alexa Rose Di Trolio

These works are a product of Di Trolio’s own experience with stress. “When I approached the idea for my senior thesis, it came from the chaos that surrounded my life at the time,” Di Trolio writes, “I realized the only thing that could calm me down in the hardest of times was working on my canvases…Our overall mental state of mind is the most important component of our lives, and we must remind ourselves daily to stop, and smell the roses, man.”

Come see the exhibit on the first floor of the Miller Nichols Library next to the service desk, up now through finals!

You can learn more about the artist and view her other works by visiting her website or by following her on instagram @stopandsmelltherosesman


Donate for the Women’s Suit Drive

By , November 8, 2016 10:40 am

suitsThe UMKC Women’s Center is partnering with Dress for Success Kansas City and Connections to Success to collect professional women’s clothing for women in need. The drive is Nov. 1 – Dec. 5.

Donate gently used, ready-to-wear women’s professional attire, shoes, handbags and accessories. Your support will help empower women towards achieving their career goals. Clothing sized 18 to 34 and shoes sized 9 to 14 are in particular need, including new pantyhose.

UMKC donation drop-off locations:
–  Women’s Center, 5120 Rockhill Rd, 105 Haag Hall
– Administrative Center – Conference Facility, 5115 Oak. St.
– Student Union, 51st & Cherry St. 2nd Floor
– Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St, 1st Floor
– Bloch School of Management, 5110 Cherry St, 1st Floor Student Lounge

Donations are tax-deductible. For a tax receipt, contact Sarah Keen,

For more information, please contact 816-235-1638 or

Upcoming Career Services Fairs

By , October 4, 2016 11:30 am

Get in touch with potential employers at these upcoming fairs:


intern-fairInternship Fair

Tues, Oct 11 from 9am to 1pm

Student Union Room 401

Connect with employers to learn about internship opportunities, which is often the first step to your future career!


biological-sciencesBiological and Natural Sciences Career Fair

Wed, Oct 12 from 9am to 1pm

Student Union Room 401

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with employers targeting students in biological and natural sciences!


Summer 2017 Internship in Washington, D.C.

By , October 4, 2016 11:18 am

Harry S Truman CenterApplications for The Truman Bootstrap Internship Award for 2017 are now available for undergraduates who wish to experience public service and the national policy process.

The award provides two undergraduates interested in government service with an eight to nine week immersion in the Washington, D.C. offices of the Missouri Congressional delegation or other appropriate offices.

The internship will be completed during the Summer Academic Session. Participants will have opportunities to connect with past Truman Center speakers such as Don Ritchie, Historian of the U.S. Senate, or Margaret Talev, Bloomberg News White House Correspondent. Interns will share quarters with interns from the other UM campuses and meet UM administrators who visit Washington during this time.

Serving as an intern in Washington can be an exciting and rewarding experience, involving oneself in the exciting and fast-paced daily life of Capitol Hill. Applications must be completed and submitted by ­­­­­­3 p.m. Dec. 1, 2016.

For complete details, visit Harry S. Truman Center for Governmental Affairs internships. If you have additional questions, contact Gayla Curtis or call 816-235-2720.

10th Annual Social Justice Book Lecture

By , September 29, 2016 10:38 am

Distance BetweenThere is another often untold side to the immigrant experience—of those who get left behind.

Join us to welcome Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, her memoir of the impact of immigration on her family, for the 10th Annual Social Justice Book Lecture and series.

Grande will speak at 6 pm on Thursday, Oct. 13 in Pierson Auditorium at UMKC’s Atterbury Student Success Center.  Sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, the event is free and open to the public.


Additional events occurring during the 2016 UMKC Social Justice Series:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4:  Film screening of “I Learn America” and local stories with the UMKC School of Education, 6-8pm, School of Education Learning Commons.
  • Monday, Oct. 10:  Social Justice Book Discussion with UMKC Libraries, 3:30-5pm, Miller Nichols Library, iX Theatre.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19:  Undocumented Immigration: A Public Police Debate with UMKC Debate and DEBATE-Kansas City, 6-7pm, Miller Nichols Learning Center, room 151.
  • Thursday, Oct 20:  UMKC Civic Connections Volunteer Fair with the UMKC Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 11am-2pm, Student Union, room 401.

For more information or to register for the lecture, visit the Division of Diversity and Inclusion website.


Women in STEAM Networking Mixer (15 Sept)

By , September 8, 2016 8:30 am

Women STEAMJoin us to meet students, faculty, and professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields and to learn more about UMKC’s new Women in STEAM Program.

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 4-6pm

Katz Hall, Room 101

Refreshments will be served; please RSVP by Tuesday, 13 September by calling 816.235.1638 or email

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