Culture Night 2017 is April 22

By , April 20, 2017 2:42 pm

Culture NightCulture Night 2017, the biggest and most diverse culture event at UMKC, will be Saturday, April 22. Festivities start with free international food and booths representing ethnic cultures and Kansas City student-related non-profit organizations from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Pierson Auditorium of the Atterbury Student Success Center.

The evening progresses to Swinney Recreation Center from 7 to 9 p.m. for a talent show and fashion show.

Approximately 20 to 25 booths will participate in Culture Night this year, with a new “best booth” competition. Prizes will be given for best talent, best ethnic dish and best booth.

Culture night is free and open to the UMKC and Kansas City community. Culture Night is organized by the International Student Ambassadors and the International Student Affairs Office.

2017 Annual Student Art Exhibition

By , April 20, 2017 1:34 pm

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Opening Reception: Thursday April 27, 2017, 5—7PM

Show runs Thursday, April 27 – Thursday, July 27, 2017

The UMKC Gallery of Art announces the 2017 UMKC Student Art Exhibition, featuring the work of 18 graduate and undergraduate artists.

All currently enrolled students at UMKC were eligible to submit work across a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, and video.  An opening reception will be from 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday April 27. Scholarship awards will be presented during the opening reception at 6 p.m.

Lynnette Miranda served as the juror for the 2017 UMKC Art Exhibition.  Miranda, currently the Curator-in-Residence for Charlotte Street Foundation, is a Latinx artist, curator, and writer from Miami, FL.

Miranda received a Masters of Art in Visual Arts Administration with an emphasis in Curatorial Studies from New York University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She has curated intimate group exhibitions in partnership with nonprofit organizations, including:  Shifting Impressions: City Souvenirs at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space (New York, NY), Fragile States and Futile Divide at ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL), and Make Space @ MDW during MDW Fair 2012 at Mana Contemporary (Chicago, IL).

Visit our website at http://info.umkc.edu/gallery/, email umkcgallery@umkc.edu or call 816-235-1502 for more info.

Spring 2017 Hours: Monday: 9-5   Tuesday: 9-5 Wednesday: 9-5 Thursday: 9-5 Friday 10-4

UMKC Debate Team wins National Honors

By , April 11, 2017 12:28 pm

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The UMKC Debate Team of Corey Fisher and Anthony Joseph recently took home several awards at two intercollegiate debate championship tournaments.

Fisher and Joseph finished second out of 90 teams at the Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA) National Tournament, losing in the final round to Rutgers. Joseph was the 3rd overall speaker, and Fisher was the 2nd overall speaker and also took home the National Debater of the Year award for CEDA.

One week later, Fisher and Joseph finished in the Quarterfinals of the National Debate Tournament (NDT). Joseph was the 11th speaker, and Fisher was the 7th speaker out of more than 150 speakers nationwide.

Fisher and Joseph defeated teams from Northwestern, Cornell, Emory, Weber State, University of Kansas, University of Texas and University of West Georgia before losing to the eventual champions from Rutgers on a 3-2 decision.

The UMKC Debate Team advisers are Matt Vega and Andy Montee.

Student Pharmacy Group Achieves Top 7 in the U.S.

By , April 11, 2017 12:26 pm

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Through numerous events and activities, UMKC student pharmacists and their faculty mentors make a huge difference in the health of thousands of people throughout the Kansas City area and across Missouri. As a result, a UMKC School of Pharmacy student group has been named among the best in the country again.

The UMKC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) was first runner up in the the Division AA National Chapter Achievement Award, placing UMKC in the top seven out of more than 125 APhA-ASP chapters, announced recently at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting in San Francisco. The UMKC chapter has ranked in top spots many times in recent years.

Each year, the award is given to APhA-ASP chapters across the nation based on originality of programs, number of chapter members involved, impact on the community, benefit to student pharmacists and collaboration with other healthcare organizations.

UMKC School of Pharmacy faculty advisers include Kelly Cochran; Sarah Cox and Angela Brownfield at the Columbia campus; Cameron Lindsey, Valerie Ruehter and Andrew Bzowyckyj in Kansas City; and Lisa Cillessen and Heather Taylor in Springfield.

Libraries celebrating 5th Annual International Students Day – Vietnam

By , April 3, 2017 9:24 am

vietnam-celebrationOn Wed. April 12, 2017 the Libraries are hosting our 5th annual International Students Day, and this year we are celebrating our students from Vietnam!  Throughout the event there will be sampling of authentic Vietnamese foods, a special guest speaker, and various performances and activities organized by the Vietnamese Students Association at UMKC.  Activities are scheduled from 3-5pm.

More details and schedule can be found here: http://library.umkc.edu/blog/news-blog/node/254

The event is FREE, but please register here: http://umkclaw.link/celebratevietnam

Health Careers Fair (April 5)

By , April 3, 2017 9:19 am

Visit with employers looking for students in health-related fields!

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