Category: Of Interest

Holocaust survivor to speak at UMKC

By , April 11, 2016 11:57 am

Defying the Odds Award honoree to speak April 19

Judy COBAfter Germany occupied Hungary in 1944, Judy Jacobs (MBA ’77, Ph.D. ’86) and her family were placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp when she was seven years old. She lost many loved ones in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. When she and her parents were freed, she was sent off – young, alone and scared – to boarding school while her parents attempted to rebuild their lives. In 1946, Jacobs and her family moved to the United States. Despite everything they had experienced, her parents passed on their belief in the importance of education and Jacobs went on to college. Jacobs came to UMKC to earn her MBA and a Ph.D. in higher education administration and completed her degrees while working and raising a family. Today, Jacobs utilizes her education and her experiences during WWII to teach others about the Holocaust.

For overcoming significant obstacles to achieve her success, Jacobs will be presented with the university’s Defying the Odds Alumni Achievement Award at a campus-wide luncheon recognizing several 2016 outstanding alumni on April 21. She will share her story, Memories of a Child: Life Before, During and After the Holocaust, on April 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 218 of Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street in Kansas City. Free and open to the public, this speaking engagement is co-sponsored by the UMKC School of Education and Henry W. Bloch School of Management.

For registration and parking information visit umkcalumni.com/jacobs-memories or call 816-235-6173.

Apply now as a Peer Coach

By , March 2, 2016 3:20 pm

Coaching ProgramUMKC Peer Coaches help first year students learn the ins and outs of navigating campus! Serving as a Peer Coach is a one-year commitment and a great opportunity to increase your leadership skills and establish connections that help with your career pursuits.

Attend a recruitment kick-off session on March 10th or March 14th.  Visit our website for more information and to reserve your spot: http:\\goo.gl\jalvBF

Chi-Raq showing and film discussion

By , February 9, 2016 8:31 am

Chi-RaqTwo showings of the Spike Lee film, Chi-Raq, will take place 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Student Union Theatre. Filmed in Chicago, this satire centers on the ongoing black-on-black crime in the city.

Kevin Wilmott, KU associate professor of media studies and co-writer and co-executive of the picture, will participate in a panel discussion following the 7 p.m. showing.

Additional panelists are Theresa Torres, associate professor, Latina/Latino Studies Program; Caitlin Horsmon, associate professor, Communications Studies; Cynthia Jones, lecturer, English Language & Literature; and Jacqueline Wood, associate professor, Black Studies Program.

Adrienne Hoard, Ph.D., UMKC professor and director of Black Studies, will moderate.

Free drinks and popcorn provided at the 7 p.m. show.

Sponsors of the events are: The Black Studies Program, Communication Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Division of Diversity and Inclusion, The African American Student Union, Multicultural Student Affairs, and The Nu Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts

By , February 8, 2016 2:09 pm

 

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  • Presenter: Leslie C. Aguilar
  • Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location for both sessions: UMKC Student Union Theater

What is Ouch! About?

In a unique and powerful way, experience the impact of stereotypical comments, explore why people don’t speak up against stereotypes and other biased behaviors, and learn six techniques for speaking up without blame or guilt

For more information, please contact Gloria Tibbs, tibbsg@umkc.edu or call 816-235-1540

Sessions were made possible through funding from the Chancellor’s Diversity Council and partnerships with the Division of Diversity and Inclusion; LGBTQIA Programs and Services: FaCET, and the University Libraries.

Register now: http://library.umkc.edu/form/events

 

Health Careers Fair – Feb 9, 2016

By , February 8, 2016 1:51 pm

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2016 African American Read-In

By , February 2, 2016 12:21 pm

African American Read-InThe 2016 African American Read-In will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016  in the iX theatre at the Miller Nichols Library.

Come listen to or share works by African American authors at this event which is free and open to the public.

UMKC University Libraries is proud to take part in the seventh consecutive offering of the African American Read-In, which was created by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English in 1989.

Registration for listeners and sharers is now open online. Register here

Complimentary snack packs will be available again this year, sponsored by the UMKC Friends of the Library.

For more information, email hughest@umkc.edu or call 816-235-2064.

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