Category: Student Involvement

Student Leadership Development–What do you want in a program?

By , October 28, 2014 8:55 am

OSI LogoThe Office of Student Involvement is evaluating our student leadership development programs and we need YOUR feedback.  What support and programs do YOU need to be better leaders on campus and in your communities?  How can we support your leadership development and how can we challenge you to grow?

We want to develop leadership programs that are beneficial to all of our students at UMKC, including those who have never held a leadership position.  The results of this survey will also help us assess the Leadership Summit to determine if it meets the needs of our students.

Please take a few moments to fill out our Leadership Development Survey.  One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card to the UMKC bookstore–submit the survey by October 31st!

 

Papermaking as Social Action lecture and workshop

By , October 28, 2014 8:53 am

PapermakingTwo New York state-based artists, Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan of Peace Paper Project, will discuss their recent work on contemporary applications of traditional hand papermaking.

They will share strategies for collaborating with community leaders and art therapists to establish paper centers for healing.

The artists’ work has taken place in the United Kingdom with ex-military and survivors of terrorism; with survivors of sexual violence and their allies; and in the United States with returning U.S. veterans.

The Department of Art & Art History will host the lecture, which is free and open to the public. It will take place on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the Miller Nichols Library iX Theatre .

Following the lecture, Mahan and Matott will hold a workshop with an interactive demonstration of pulp printing at 10:30 a.m. on the University Mall. This workshop also is free and open to the public.

For additional information on the artists’ work, see the Visiting Artist Lecture website.

Court Warming 2015 – Nominate the Roo Royalty Court!

By , October 28, 2014 8:38 am

Court Warming 2015Do you have someone in your student organization who is just plain awesome? Are they super involved in your organization? Are they always going above and beyond to help others, both inside and outside of your organization? Do they keep a stellar GPA all while juggling multiple commitments throughout the year? If you answered yes to any of those, you should nominate that student for Roo Royalty 2015.

It is that time of year again where student organizations have the opportunity to nominate one of their members to participate as a candidate in UMKC’s 2015 Court Warming Roo Royalty Court! To nominate a member, go to the RooGroups website (www.umkc.edu/roogroups), go to the “Courtwarming” organization page, and the nomination form can be found in the “Forms” tab.

Once nominated, the candidate will be invited and provided an application by e-mail to apply for a spot on the 2015 UMKC Roo Royalty Court. Candidate interviews will be held the week of November 18-20th and those selected to be a part of Roo Royalty will be notified before leaving campus for Thanksgiving Break. Nominations are being accepted until 5:00 pm on November 14th.

Questions?  Feel free to contact the Courtwarming Committee at courtwarming@umkc.edu or the Office of Student Involvement at 816-235-1407 (ask to speak with Rachel, Juneall, or Dylan)!

Apply now to be a 2015 UMKC Orientation Leader

By , October 21, 2014 8:38 am

OL-Facebook-PostDo you have a passion to help other students?

The Offices of Student Involvement and Admissions are seeking applications for the 2015 Orientation Leader team.  Orientation Leaders assist new students in making successful academic, social, and personal transitions to the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

As members of the campus-wide orientation team, Orientation Leaders serve as role models who initiate and develop positive relationships with incoming undergraduate students and their families during each orientation session, 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, October 31 by 12:00pm.

Click here to read more about the position and instructions how to apply.  Go Roos!

 

Showcase your work — Spring Symposium for UMKC Core

By , October 21, 2014 8:35 am

Symposium 2015UMKC students produce exciting works of interdisciplinary scholarship and creativity within the scope of their general education curriculum.  We are excited to announce Interdisciplinary Discourse: A Symposium of Scholarly and Creative Works at UMKC for our gen-ed students in Anchor, Discourse, and Focus classes.  This symposium offers students a forum to showcase their works.

- The symposium will be held in the Miller Nichols Library on March 11, 2015.

- Students from both Fall and Spring semesters are encouraged to participate.

- Submit an abstract of your work by March 1, 2015.

- Share your work in one of the following ways:  online, oral and poster presentation, performance, fine arts, or demonstration.

- For more information, Watch the video!

This is your chance to share your work, build your resume, and celebrate the accomplishments of UMKC students!

 

Celebrate Latina/Latino Heritage Month

By , October 7, 2014 8:42 am

LatinoLatina-BlogImageCelebrate Latina/Latino Heritage Month!

Join the UMKC Libraries, the Multicultural Student Affairs Office, and Latina/Latino Studies Program for programs and events to celebrate this rich cultural heritage.

Start the month with a panel discussion with UMKC professors Dr. Theresa Torres, Dr. Miguel Carranza, and Stuart Hinds on Oct 9th at Noon in Room 151 of the new Learning Center at Miller Nichols Library.

Discussion points will include Dr. Torres’ book The Paradox of Latina Religious Leadership in the Catholic Church: Las Guadalupanas of Kansas City, Julian Samora, the first Latino Sociologist with a PhD in the US, and library resources that explore Latino History.

This event is a partnership between UMKC Libraries and the Latina/Latino Studies Program.  For questions please contact Tom Burns at burnstg@umkc.edu or 816-235-1875.

Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is located in the Student Union, 3rd floor and can be reached at 816-235-1109.  Events include:

  • Latino Professionals Panel Discussion on October 8th in the Admin Center Plaza Room at 6pm
  • free Cafe Con Pan on October 15 at MSA from noon-4pm
  • Latino Student Mixer on October 30th at Pierson Auditorium starting 6pm
  • Who Am I? Latino Identity on November 5th in the SGA Chambers at 6pm

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