Category: Student Involvement

International Students’ Day Celebrates India

By , April 7, 2015 8:35 am

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.

Congratulations to the Fall 2013 Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipients!

By , December 3, 2013 2:38 pm

LOGOEvery semester, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management recognizes graduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and service to our campus community with the Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipients program.  This recognition honors the truly unique students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in leadership and service to the community and our University outside of the classroom.

Congratulations to the students who were selected as this Fall’s Honor Recipients!

  • Ken Bacchus, Bloch School of Management, nominated by Dr. Jered Carr
  • Kasmin Hardaway, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by LaShaundra Randolph
  • Audrey McCalley, School of Biological Sciences, nominated by Dr. Peter Koulen
  • Jason Regina, School of Computing and Engineering, nominated by Dean Kevin Truman
  • Keela Scott, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Dr. Kathleen Kilway
  • Syed Shah, School of Biological Sciences, nominated by Tammy Welchert
  • R. Jayson Strickland, School of Education, nominated by Dr. Jennifer Friend

Meet the Fall 2013 Honor Recipients!

Stress Less next week!

By , December 3, 2013 2:00 pm

stresslessBrought to you by the Union Programming Board and the Office of Student Involvement = Stress Less for finals!

Start with Late-Night Breakfast on Dec 5th, 10pm – Midnight at the Cafeteria.

The Union will be open until 2am starting this weekend (for studying and lounging, too, of course!).

Get your Holiday On at the Gingerbread House-making Party on Friday, December 6th from 6-8pm in the Union.

Next week at the Union (Monday through Wednesday, various hours), cuddle up with cute therapy dogs and have a free chair massage during the day.

UMKC Men’s Basketball: New Era Begins Nov. 1 at Municipal Auditorium

By , October 28, 2013 5:16 pm

Shane_T-Shirt_JobJoin Us As We Tip Off a Bold New Season

New Era Begins Nov. 1 at Municipal Auditorium

New coach. New conference. New arena. And best of all, a whole new attitude.

UMKC men’s basketball is starting a new era in 2013 under new head coach Kareem Richardson. And we’re tipping off in grand style with a special exhibition game Nov. 1 to start the season.

The game starts at 7 p.m., but the fun starts much earlier.  Fans will gather at Johnny’s Tavern on Grand Boulevard in the Power and Light District at 4 p.m. for the pre-party. Students get free pizza with student ID, while other fans can enjoy half-price appetizers. At 6:15, the UMKC Cheerleaders will lead a short (four-block) parade from Johnny’s to the newly refurbished, historic Municipal Auditorium for the game against our neighborhood friend and rival, Rockhurst University.

Student tickets for the Rockhurst game, and all upcoming Roo athletic events, are FREE!

The UMKC Union Programming Board is providing a shuttle service that will pick students up from the Student Union at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and take them to Johnny’s Tavern for the pre-game event. A second shuttle will pick students up at 5:30 from the Union and take them directly to Municipal Auditorium. Students will also be given glow in the dark Kangaroo Ears to wear during the blackout, as well as the Blackout t-shirts (while supplies last).

Once inside, fans will enjoy a true Division One college basketball experience, including a new video scoreboard, new seating and lighting, and a new UMKC Pep Band from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. Fans are asked to wear black or dark clothing for a special arena “blackout” prior to the introduction of the team.

UMKC fans are also asked to copy the “Fear the Roo” artwork and use it as their Facebook profile picture on Friday.

Coming off a national championship season as an assistant coach at Louisville last year, Richardson has captured the imagination of the campus, the community, returning players and new recruits.

Richardson accepted the UMKC post in March, and has since signed a five-man recruiting class, solidified his coaching staff and done a whirlwind of public appearances around the Kansas City area.

“The team we put on the floor will be tough, well-disciplined, and high-character men who do it the right way. And we will play an exciting style,” Richardson said. That style will be fast and defense-oriented, he said, featuring multiple full-court-press techniques similar to the Louisville style.

Municipal Auditorium, considered by some as “America’s best arena in which to watch basketball” and site of more NCAA Final Fours than any other arena, is once again the home of UMKC men’s basketball. UMKC men’s basketball will be playing the bulk of its home games at the historic venue in 2013-14, with a new and improved look to the arena. The $5 million renovation includes new video boards, LED scorer’s table, sound system, lighting, seating in the lower level and electrical upgrades.

The team begins play this year in the Western Athletic Conference. The WAC, with a 50-year history of intercollegiate competition, is the sixth-oldest among the nation’s 11 Division I-A conferences. In men’s basketball, the WAC has sent at least two teams to the NCAA Tournament in 24 of the past 29 seasons. The WAC champions in men’s and women’s basketball receive automatic bids to the NCAA tournament.

By making the move, UMKC athletic teams will gain exposure in several new major media markets, including Chicago, Seattle and Phoenix. In addition, players will spend less time traveling, with more trips by air rather than by bus. And UMKC’s agreement with the WAC includes bringing the WAC men’s basketball tournament to Kansas City for two consecutive years.

Other conference members include California State University-Bakersfield, Chicago State University, Grand Canyon University, University of Idaho, New Mexico State University, Seattle University, University of Texas-Pan American and Utah Valley University.

Do you have what it take to be an Orientation Leader?

By , October 21, 2013 5:25 pm

OL ButtonDo you have what it take to be an Orientation Leader?  The 2014 application is now available!

Orientation Leaders assist new students in making successful academic, social, and personal transitions to UMKC.  As members of the campus-wide orientation team, Orientation Leaders serve as role models who develop positive relationships with new undergraduate students and their families during Summer orientation sessions, engage in Welcome Week programs, and are excited to share their college experience and pride in UMKC.

We are seeking Orientation Leaders who represent the variety of majors, backgrounds and experiences found at UMKC.  Applications are due Friday, November 1st by 12:00pm.

Celebrating 25 years with Multicultural Student Affairs

By , October 21, 2013 5:13 pm

YouTube Preview ImageCelebrate the past 25 years of Multicultural Student Affairs!


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