Category: Of Interest
The UMKC Counseling Center will host the Kansas City chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for a free event called Living With Bipolar Disorder on May 1 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm in Pierson Auditorium in the Atterbury Student Success Center.
The event includes a screening of the film Living with Bipolar Disorder followed by a facilitated discussion. The film features stories of people who have been treated for bipolar disorder or whose loved ones have had been affected. Everyone interested in learning more about Bipolar Disorder is invited, especially students and anyone who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder or who knows someone with this diagnosis.
For questions about the program, please contact Dr. Rachel Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 235-5186.
April 25, 2013
12:00 – 1:30 pm
iX Theatre, Miller Nichols Library
Bring your lunch to this free informational session and learn from experts:
- how you earn your credit score
- how to improve your credit score
- steps you can take to maintain a good credit score
- and much more!
Money Smart® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
Check out other Money Smart events taking place around Kansas City.
[This post is by special guest blogger Lauren Anderson, a senior majoring in communications studies and Secondary Education. In this post, she reflects on what she's really learned over the past four years.]
Clutching my backpack, holding onto my coffee-mug and grasping my purse for dear life was the state of affairs for me in my early beginnings at UMKC. Unfortunately, my past teachers didn’t share encouraging stories about college, which didn’t make me optimistic about the next four years of my life. But now, I find myself empowered by education and feeling entitled to every benefit that a person can reap from being a seeker of knowledge.
The Island President is a film about the Maldives, an island nation south of India that is suffering from rising water levels due to climate change.
After the film there will be a webinar for colleges to participate in a national conversation on democracy and climate.
The UMKC Garden Collective is a student run community garden at 5306 Holmes. It is open to all students, faculty, and community members. The Collective operates around its core principle “take what you need and give the rest away.”
For more information, please e-mail Julie Bauer at email@example.com.
The skill of selecting a jury–called “voir dire” meaning “to see to speak”– is essential for a trial attorney and is not often given adequate attention in law school. Cases may be won or lost as early as voir dire.
UMKC School of Law is hosting a mock jury selection competition and we need volunteers to serve as prospective jurors. This is the best jury duty anyone can sign up for! Participants will be paid and fed throughout the day.
Competition Date: Friday, April 12 at the Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse located at 900 East 9th Street in downtown Kansas City.
Competition Pay: $25 per round / $75 full day – including breakfast, lunch and refreshments.
- Round 1 – 8am-11am
- Round 2 – 11am-2pm
- Round 3 – 2pm-5pm
ANYONE can participate! All you need to do is show up during the round you select and be yourself! Sign up here!