Category: Student Organization Spotlight

Mortar Board Week–promoting Financial Literacy and Children’s Literacy

By , February 10, 2015 11:39 am

Book Drive FlyerThe Delta Alpha Chapter of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society at UMKC is hosting several upcoming events this month aimed at promoting Children’s Literacy and Financial Literacy.

February 8th – 22nd: Children’s Book Drive

We are hosting a children’s book drive in partnership with Turn the Page KC February 8th thru February 22nd in order to promote children’s literacy in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.  Please bring a gently used children’s book to any book receptacle conveniently located around campus (see flyer for locations).

February 11th:  Earn Your Future: Financial Literacy for College Students

Hosted at Bloch Heritage Hall room 218 at 7pm; free to attend.  Created in partnership with MoneySmartKC, this event is aimed towards promoting financial literacy to students new to living on their own–or any student interested in learning more about money.

February 12th: Trivia Night (BIG PRIZES!)

Hosted at Jazzman’s Coffee Shop in the Student Union at 7pm; please bring a gently used children’s book or small monetary donation for Turn the Page KC for attendance.

Prizes include:

  • VIP tickets for RUSH at the Sprint Center
  • Gift Cards to Plaza and Westport restaurants
  • Guest Passes to the Tivoli Cinema in Westport
  • Guest Passes to Cinemark Movie Theatres
  • KC T-Shirt from Raygun Shirts in Crossroads

Give the Gift of Reading

By , December 9, 2014 4:36 pm

turn the pageGive the gift of reading with UMKC’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 103 Literacy Campaign.

UMKC’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 103 has partnered with Turn the Page KC, a local organization dedicated to helping kids learn and succeed through literacy.  Now through December 15th, please donate a children’s book at the Union or donate to Turn the Page KC ($10 buys 4 books).

Most importnatly, donate your time and read to a child!  Reading together sparks a child’s curiosity and joy in learning–you can make a difference!  For more information on volunteering, check out these resources from Turn the Page KC.


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 (, 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 or the Office of Student Involvement at 816-235-1407 (ask to speak with Rachel, Juneall, or Dylan)!

Celebrate Constitution Day on Sept 17

By , September 9, 2014 10:33 am

Constitution Day 2014How much do you remember from your civics and American government courses?  Test your knowledge in honor of Constitution Day!

Please join the UMKC School of Law for a trivia competition over the lunch hour on September 17, 2014 in the law school’s student lounge.  The event is hosted by the American Constitution Society and the Black Law Student Association.

Also in honor of Constitution Day, UMKC Law students are volunteering to teach a civics class at a local middle school to share their passion for the Constitution and Constitutional law.

Constitution Day became a recognized federal holiday in 2004, when legislation authored by Senator Robert Byrd was signed into law.  The Act mandates that all educational institutions that receive public funding provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on or near September 17th each year.

UPB presents Late Night Breakfast on May 8

By , May 6, 2014 11:03 am

Late Night Breakfast

The UMKC Union Programming Board invites you to the Late Night Breakfast on Thursday, May 8th from 10pm to midnight in the Student Success Center Dining Hall.

Take a break from studying and enjoy FREE breakfast before the sun rises!

Run UPB! Applications now available

By , April 8, 2014 10:40 am

RUNUPBThe Union Programming Board (UPB) is a student run organization that works to bring fun, free, and diverse events and activities to the UMKC student body.   These events include bi-weekly movie nights in the Student Union Theater, cultural/social justice focused programming, live performances from local or upcoming musical artist, trips to various Kansas City attractions, and much more.  UPB Coordinators serve in stipendiary student positions where they are tasked with creating, organizing, and executing these events throughout the academic year.

UPB is now taking applications for 2014-2015 Coordinator positions.  Applications are available online at RooGroups and are due by April 18, 2014.

Questions can be directed to Habib Hassan at

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