Category: Of Interest

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 umkc-womens-center@umkc.edu.

Welcome to Fall 2016!

By , August 23, 2016 4:47 pm

Convocation2016Welcome to the Fall 2016 semester!  For some of you, this is your first adventure and I hope you’re more excited than you are nervous!  For others, a new semester is like coming home; meeting up with old friends and making new ones, checking off another requirement on your path to graduation, and getting ready for your next adventure.

Whether you’re a new student or returning, these first weeks are very important:  they set the tone for the rest of the semester, so start now to plan for the type of student you want to be!

  • Read the syllabus.  Seriously.  This is your class contract and has loads of information about expectations, grading, resources, and due dates.
  • Plan your day.  Make time for classes, studying for each class, breaks, meals, sleep, work, working out, and having fun.  Scheduling everything helps you see where your time is being allocated–kind of like a budget; you can’t save when you don’t know what you’re spending.
  • Be present!  When you say you’re going to do something, do it…and mean it!  Whether it’s studying for an exam or volunteering your time at the Kangaroo Pantry, make the commitment to be committed.
  • Get involved in at least one student organization.  Studying is important, but take the opportunity to join a group of people who are just as passionate as you.

Finally, know that you matter and that your success is as important to us as it is to you.  There are many resources on campus and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Good luck this semester!

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

 

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