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2015 Robert F. Kennedy Symposium

By , April 16, 2015 4:46 pm

RFK 2015Make plans to attend the 2015 Annual Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Symposium on April 29, 2015.

Lunch on April 29th features a panel discussion on Race and Justice (click here to register for the lunch)

Dinner on April 29th features a panel discussion on the Impact of Incarceration (click here to register for the dinner)

This year’s RFK Memorial Symposium is co-sponsored by the UMKC Village Square, a group that promotes civil discourse to help solve the country’s issues.

International Students’ Day Celebrates India

By , April 7, 2015 1:36 pm

india flagUMKC Libraries is hosting International Students’ Day from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17 in the iX Theater on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library.

International education is an integral part of University of Missouri-Kansas City. In order to make the UMKC Library a friendly and scholarly hub and home for international students, the University Library hosts International Students’ Day in the Library.

This year’s event will celebrate Indian students, the largest group of the international student body. Speakers will make presentations on Indian heritage and current social issues. Other activities include live musical performances, food and a short movie. A book display will be set up in the library to showcase Indian culture.

This event is aimed to enhance mutual understanding and cultural appreciation as well as celebrate the diversity of UMKC’s students. The event is sponsored by UMKC Friends of the Library and UMKC School of Law. Free refreshments will be served. All UMKC students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend this program.

UMKC Student Leadership Conference

By , March 17, 2015 5:10 pm

Student Leadership ConferenceUMKC students:  this is your opportunity to step outside the classroom environment and have an interactive approach to learning, experiencing, and becoming a leader personally and professionally.

Join us on Saturday, April 11 for the Student Leadership Conference, hosted by the Office of Student Involvement and featuring keynote speaker Tim Mousseau.

  • RSVPs are now live for all UMKC students.  Hurry, spaces are limited!
  • For more information, and to RSVP visit


Civic Connections Volunteer Fair

By , March 17, 2015 5:07 pm


Are you interested in getting more involved in your community? Are you looking for an internship or volunteer opportunity that allows you to make an impact? Join the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the Civic Connections Volunteer Fair on the 4th floor of the UMKC Student Union.

The Civic Connections Volunteer Fair will showcase a variety of non-profit organizations that focus on Education, Women and Children, Social Justice, and Healthcare Access. Some of the organizations that will be present are:

  • After the Harvest
  • American Indian Health Research & Education Alliance (AIHREA)
  • Avenue of Life
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope of Kansas City
  • The Children’s Place
  • Communities Creating Opportunities
  • Domestic Violence Prevention Services Agency
  • First Call
  • Good Samaritan
  • Harvesters
  • Hillcrest Transitional Housing
  • Jumpstart
  • Kansas City Care Clinic
  • Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
  • KC Mothers in Charge
  • KVC Health Systems
  • Literacy Kansas City
  • Make-A-Wish Missouri
  • Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)
  • Mother and Child Health Coalition
  • Phoenix Family
  • Rose Brooks Center
  • Stephanie Waterman Foundation

If you would like more information or have any questions feel free to email LaNee` Bridewell at or call 816-235-6609.


Operation iPad at the University Libraries

By , March 5, 2015 2:31 pm

iPad-BlogImage-300x300We need YOUR help to get iPads for our students and staff. University Libraries is ever-changing, which means we must evolve in new and innovative ways to provide access to meaningful and necessary resources.

Many, academic libraries like ours are able to provide the most current databases, journals and additional resources only in electronic formats.  The good news about these e-resources is that they can be accessed by our students and faculty from any computer or mobile device with internet access.  The challenge that we are rising to meet is that, unfortunately, not all of our students can afford to purchase an iPad of their own.  That’s why we need your help!

We ask you for your support of the Operation iPad project. Your contribution of $10, $25, $50, $100, $300 or any amount you can afford will go towards providing students with more tools to succeed.

If you cannot donate, you can still help by spreading the word on social media. Please send the link to Operation iPad on to your friends, family, and colleagues.  Your social network could make a difference in helping our students reach their full potential and realize their dreams.

Our Students. Our Story. #UMKCGoingPlaces

By , February 24, 2015 5:42 pm

Going PlacesYou may have noticed the front-page stories on the website featuring UMKC students sharing their stories.  Their dreams, their passions.  These are the stories of UMKC students who are going places.

Interviews, pics, and videos are part of this digital storytelling project, which lives on Tumblr … but you can also catch students on the UMKC website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine.

The project is sponsored by UMKC’s Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.  The goal is simple–help UMKC students share their stories.  “I absolutely love this project,” said JoAnna Muenks, a sophomore Accounting and Business major and Trustees’ Scholar, who is featured in UMKC Going Places. “It is amazing what interesting stories and quirky attributes it has uncovered about students all across campus. It’s relatable and interesting to prospective and current students.”

We hope to publish close to 100 student stories by the end of the year and to get people to read and share our stories and discover what Kansas City’s university is all about.

For our next chapter of this storytelling project, we plan to feature stories of faculty members and the students’ lives they have changed through mentoring.

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