Category: Student Involvement

Spring Blowout Week with UPB (April 20-25)

By , April 15, 2015 12:11 pm

The Union Programming Board will be having the Spring Blowout week April 20th – 25th. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE.

Clue-Poster20Monday, April 20th @ 4pm in the Student Union 401A Come enjoy a murder mystery game with free food and prizes.


BJ2Tuesday, April 21st @  7pm in the Student Union Theater Come enjoy a musical performance by BJ The Chicago Kid. He is a soulful singer that captures his audience with his voice and style. He is signed to Motown Records and recently was nominated for a Grammy for his feature on the song Studio by Schoolboy Q.  Event is FREE and open to the public.



weddingringerThursday, April 23rd two showings @ 12pm and 7pm in the Student Union Theater Come watch the Wedding Ringer with Kevin Hart.



toopFriday, April 24th between the times of 12:30 and 5:30pm in the Student Union 4th floor come check out the interactive event Tunnel of Oppression that evokes emotion and makes you think.


wofSaturday April 25th – Worlds of Fun Amusement Park with Roos in the City.  Text @UMKCUPB to 816-482-3257 for weekly updates and instant notification when sign-ups are available for our Roos in the City Events.



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.


What can student leadership do for you?

By , February 3, 2015 11:23 am

LeadershipStudent leadership certainly doesn’t end at graduation–and what you learn outside of the classroom can have far-reaching effects on your future career.

UMKC Alumni who were also student leaders will be returning to campus to talk about how their student leadership experiences have helped them advance in their careers.  We’ll have guests with backgrounds in a variety of careers from law enforcement to teaching.  Panelists will also discuss what experiences you can get now that will better prepare you for leadership after UMKC.

If you’re a current student leader, or aspiring to become one, this will be a discussion you won’t want to miss.  This is a great opportunity to learn how to maximize your student leadership position and help yourself in the process!

  • What:  Student Leadership Panel
  • When:  Wednesday, Feb. 11th from 6-7pm
  • Where:  UMKC Student Union, 401
  • Register now!
  • Questions?  call UMKC Residential Life at 235-8840

Trans+ Groups

By , January 27, 2015 9:57 am

We wanted you to know about two transgender support/discussion groups at UMKC that are open to UMKC students, students at other colleges, and community members.

The first is a Trans+Social Group that is a trans-exclusive space for trans+ identifying college students and young adult community members that meets on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30pm in the Rainbow Lounge at UMKC.

Trans+AlliesWe also have four Trans+Allies events this semester that are open to trans+ individuals of all ages, friends, family, community members, students, and anyone who identifies as an ally.  The events are all scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month in UMKC’s Student Union room 302 from 6-8pm starting February 3rd. Free pizza will be provided. These events are great for mental health professionals, family members of trans+ individuals, as well as trans+ individuals who are unavailable on Wednesday nights or are not college students or young adults.  The topics of the four meetings are as follow:

  • ​February 3- Trans+ Myths and Facts
  • March 3-Transition Experiences Panel/Roundtable
  • April 7- Non-binary and Genderqueer Panel/Roundtable
  • May 5- The Trans+ Community and Mental Health Speakers; Michael Henderson from Counseling, Consulting & Mediation will be the guest speaker.

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