Health Careers Fair

By , March 11, 2015 11:55 am

Health Careers FairUMKC Career Services, UMKC School of Nursing & Health Studies, Student Nurses Association and Bachelor of Health Sciences Society are sponsoring UMKC’s first Health Careers Fair on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10am-2pm in Pierson Auditorium (Atterbury Student Success Center).

You can find more information on our website including a list of employers and graduate/professional schools who are registered to attend-

Add this event to your calendar by clicking here.


International Culture Night 2015

By , March 10, 2015 1:05 pm

Culture NightEach year, the UMKC International Student Ambassadors host one of the most highly anticipated events of the season–Culture Night 2015 will be held on Friday, March 13th at the Student Union, starting at 5:30pm.

The annual celebration of cultural diversity at UMKC includes ethnic food, fashion, and talent show!

Stop by and bring your family and friends for this fabulous international student showcase!

Provost Search Listening Sessions

By , March 10, 2015 1:04 pm

QuadFaculty, staff and students have been invited to attend an all-campus “Listening Session” to discuss the search for the next UMKC Provost. Three identical sessions will be held, two on the Volker Campus and one on Hospital Hill.

Chancellor Leo Morton will be joined by representatives of the Search Committee who will be on hand to discuss logistics and to hear everyone’s thoughts.  Individuals are encouraged to bring questions as well as comments on the background, qualifications and leadership skills desired in the next provost.

Volker Campus

  • Monday, March 30 Henry W. Bloch School of Management, BEH 218 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 31 Student Success Center, Pierson Auditorium 3 – 5 p.m.

Hospital Hill Campus

  • Wednesday, April 1 School of Medicine, Theatre C 2 – 4 p.m.

Peace Corps Information Sessions

By , March 5, 2015 3:00 pm

Peace CorpsInterested in making a difference in our global community?  Come learn about how the Peace Corps can help you be that difference!

Meet your local Peace Corps Representative, Joe Zucchini, at two upcoming informational sessions.  Joe served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia and Micronesia–he will be sharing his experiences and answer questions about Peace Corps and the application process.

UMKC Information Table
Wednesday, March 11th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
UMKC Atterbury Student Success Center

Community Information Session
Saturday, March 14th
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kansas City Public Library: Westport Branch
Peace Corps service remains the most significant and profound life-changing experience a young college graduate or experienced professional could embark on; not to mention a very effective resume builder.

Questions?  Contact Joe Zucchini at or 314-441-0534.

To complete an online application, visit



Operation iPad at the University Libraries

By , March 5, 2015 2:31 pm

iPad-BlogImage-300x300We need YOUR help to get iPads for our students and staff. University Libraries is ever-changing, which means we must evolve in new and innovative ways to provide access to meaningful and necessary resources.

Many, academic libraries like ours are able to provide the most current databases, journals and additional resources only in electronic formats.  The good news about these e-resources is that they can be accessed by our students and faculty from any computer or mobile device with internet access.  The challenge that we are rising to meet is that, unfortunately, not all of our students can afford to purchase an iPad of their own.  That’s why we need your help!

We ask you for your support of the Operation iPad project. Your contribution of $10, $25, $50, $100, $300 or any amount you can afford will go towards providing students with more tools to succeed.

If you cannot donate, you can still help by spreading the word on social media. Please send the link to Operation iPad on to your friends, family, and colleagues.  Your social network could make a difference in helping our students reach their full potential and realize their dreams.

Our Students. Our Story. #UMKCGoingPlaces

By , February 24, 2015 5:42 pm

Going PlacesYou may have noticed the front-page stories on the website featuring UMKC students sharing their stories.  Their dreams, their passions.  These are the stories of UMKC students who are going places.

Interviews, pics, and videos are part of this digital storytelling project, which lives on Tumblr … but you can also catch students on the UMKC website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine.

The project is sponsored by UMKC’s Division of Strategic Marketing and Communications.  The goal is simple–help UMKC students share their stories.  “I absolutely love this project,” said JoAnna Muenks, a sophomore Accounting and Business major and Trustees’ Scholar, who is featured in UMKC Going Places. “It is amazing what interesting stories and quirky attributes it has uncovered about students all across campus. It’s relatable and interesting to prospective and current students.”

We hope to publish close to 100 student stories by the end of the year and to get people to read and share our stories and discover what Kansas City’s university is all about.

For our next chapter of this storytelling project, we plan to feature stories of faculty members and the students’ lives they have changed through mentoring.

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