Did you know that the Counseling Center website is full of helpful information you can access even if you never walk through our doors? You may want to know how to handle stress, how to help a friend, or how to cope with a loss. Or you may want to know if your problems are severe enough to warrant coming in for help.
You can take a self-assessment for depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, or an eating disorder. You can also research mental health conditions or find a different approach to manage your concerns. Need some help with relaxation? Want to track your mood to find out when you are feeling well and when you are struggling?
Our website can direct you to helpful apps and other online resources to help you with these concerns and many others. Check it out today at www.umkc.edu/counselingcenter and click on “Self-Help Resources” on the left side of the page. Contact Dr. Rachel Pierce (235-5186) with any questions.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. To honor our veterans, BkMk Press, is holding two free events in early November. These events also celebrate BkMk’s rerelease of Last Lambs: New and Selected Poems of Vietnam by Bill Bauer. Both nights, Bauer and H.C. Palmer, another poet and Vietnam-era veteran, will take part in a conversation moderated by New Letters on the Air producer, Angela Elam. They will also read from their poetry and discuss how writing has helped them find meaning in their post-war lives.
The events will take place Tuesday, November 5th at Park University’s Meetin’ House at 7pm (reception starting at 6:30) and on Thursday, November 7th at JCCC’s Hudson Auditorium at 7pm with reception to follow at Café Tempo. No RSVP required. Learn more about the events here.
“An Orwellian experience,” is how Bauer describes the out-processing of soldiers back into the civilian world. “I was never debriefed except to have my teeth checked and given blood tests for venereal diseases.” At the heart of the November events are a desire to promote writing as a way to help soldiers reintegrate back into civilian life and reflect upon their past and present experiences. “Writing about my experiences (many years later),” says Palmer, “has brought about healing. I’ve come to understand that I had no choice in the matter.” This desire is the impetus for The Writers Place’s vision of a veterans writing group.
Founded in 1971, BkMk Press has been a part of UMKC since 1983. BkMk concentrates on publishing collections of poetry, short fiction and creative essays. Publishing roughly six titles a year, BkMk Press has more than 125 titles in print. Financial assistance for BkMk Press is provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, by UMKC, and by private donations.
Also partnering with BkMk Press for these events are: Johnson County Community College and Park University’s Warrior Center, New Letters magazine, New Letters on the Air, Rezvets, and The Writers Place.
LGBTQIA Programs and Services is proud to celebrate its 10th year of service to our campus. We are inviting you to join us for a campus-wide photograph, as part of LGBTQIA Programs new UMKC Ally campaign, on Thursday, October 24th at 1pm on the steps of the Student Union.
The goal of this project is to help identify allies and to provide allies a more visible presence on our campus. We will begin organizing the group for a photograph promptly at 1pm, and hope to dismiss by 1:10pm for you to return to your day. Please join us in demonstrating our campus support for our LGBTQIA community.
Celebrate the past 25 years of Multicultural Student Affairs!
UMKC Women’s Council 2014 Graduate Assistance Fund application process is open now until 5 p.m. Dec. 2.
UMKC female graduate students in an approved post-baccalaureate program of study may submit funding requests for up to $2,000. The grants can be used for research projects, scholarly activities, travel-to-present papers, workshop attendance and other special needs.
For more information, go to www.umkcwc.org and click on the Apply Now button. For specific questions, email email@example.com or call 816-235-2452.
First impressions count–and many interviews include a social dinner that really isn’t social. Which fork do you use? How do you network when you’re trying not to make a mess in front of your future boss?
Join UMKC Career Services and other sponsors and alumni on Tuesday, November 5th from 5:30-8pm for networking and interview tips through an entire 5-course meal. Learn those etiquette skill needed for lunch or dinner interviews. Professional dress required (conservative dark suits and dress shoes).
Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by October 31st at UMKC Career Services, Atterbury Student Success Center, 2nd floor.
More information at career.umkc.edu or call 235-1636.