Meditation Rooms—quiet spaces to meditate and pray

By , June 8, 2017 3:32 pm

Need a space to sit quietly and reflect? There are several locations across campus that are available to students, faculty, and staff to meditate or pray.

Please remember:

  • Use the room for its intended purpose
  • Be respectful
  • Please remove your shoes
  • No sleeping
  • Any music must be at a low volume as not to disrupt others

 

MindBody Connection – Atterbury Student Success Center

Open Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm.

The MBC has a quiet room that can be used for prayer and meditation.  They also have a massage chair to help ease your tension!  Both are available on a first-come, first-served availability.

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Miller Nichols Learning Center Meditation Room – room 355

Open when the building is open.

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Bloch Heritage Hall – room 16

Open when the building is open.

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School of Medicine – room M1-402

Open when the building is open.

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Truman Medical Center – Borden Interfaith Chapel

Open every day from 8am to 9pm.

The Borden Interfaith Chapel is located off the main lobby of the medical center (first floor). It is a welcoming sacred space for all people.  Regular worship services include Islamic Salat-Ul-Juma every Friday at 1:15pm and Christian Worship on Sundays at noon.

Please note:  Truman Medical Center is not affiliated with UMKC, but their chapel is open to all.  Please follow any posted guidelines or instructions as a guest of their facility.

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Celebrate Earth Month with an Electric Car

By , May 3, 2017 4:52 pm

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Celebrate Earth Month: Drive an Electric Car!

In celebration of Earth Month, UMKC students, staff, faculty and alumni can receive a $10,000 discount when purchasing a Nissan LEAF from any Nissan dealer in the Greater Kansas City area. The discount purchasing period is available now through June 30.

This Nissan Fleetail incentive is offered in partnership with UMKC Sustainability, Mid-America Regional Council and Metropolitan Energy Center’s Clean Cities Coalition. This offer is valid on the retail purchase for model year 2016 and 2017 LEAFs, while supplies last.

Take advantage of the Nissan LEAF discount:

Download the flier to take with you at the time of your purchase. Buyers must show valid UMKC ID — a UMKC ID card, diploma or transcript are acceptable.

Visit www.nissanusa.com/nissandealers to find a Nissan dealer near you.

Learn more about electric vehicles (EVs):

Electric vehicle ownership is on the rise in the area, and EVs now offer increased battery capacity and low maintenance costs. Charging stations are widely available in the metro, including on the UMKC campus. Quiet and fun to drive, EVs reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save owners almost $1000 a year on gas.

Stress Less Fest Spring 2017

By , April 27, 2017 3:23 pm

Get ready for a study break!  Cuddle with puppies, have late-night breakfast, get a massage, and hang out with Sporting KC.

The Student Union will have late hours with free coffee and popcorn (while supplies last)–check out the flier below for more details.  Good luck and stress less!

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Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Honor Recipients

By , April 24, 2017 3:00 pm

UMKC LOGOGraduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and service may be nominated as a Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient. This program recognizes the exceptional students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in University and community leadership and service activities outside of the classroom.

Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Honor Recipients!

  • Aqdas Afzal, School of Graduate Studies, nominated by Denis Medeiros
  • Jordan Allen, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Marc Garcelon
  • Daniel Bean, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Angela Elam, Peter Morello, and Kevin Mullin
  • Kristen Bilgere, School of Computing & Engineering, nominated by Laura Bauer and Debby Dilks
  • Audrey Buxton, School of Dentistry, nominated by Rebeca Weisleder Urow
  • Maris Calvert, School of Biological Sciences, nominated by Kathleen Kilway and Tammy Welchert
  • LeAnna Cates, School of Biological Sciences, nominated by Gayle Levy
  • Justice Collins, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by Jason Martin and Carla Wilson
  • Amanda Fletcher, School of Medicine, nominated by Marge Weimer
  • Maria Gentry, School of Biological Sciences, nominated by Jessica Elam and Kathleen Kilway
  • Andrea Herron, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by James McKusick
  • Ofure Musa-Agboneni, College of Arts & Sciences, nominated by LaNee’ Bridewell, Angela Elam, Roland Hemmings, Peter Morello, and Ye Wang
  • Carly Owens, School of Pharmacy, nominated by Roger Sommi
  • John Roberts, Conservatory of Music & Dance, nominated by Katherine Garey
  • Dayne Voelker, School of Medicine, nominated by Gary Salzman

Wear Denim for Denim Day on April 26

By , April 20, 2017 4:33 pm

denim-day-eviteDenim Day is a rape prevention education campaign. We are asking our UMKC community to wear denim on April 26th to make a social statement against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court. In 1992, a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it.

Denim Day festivities include art-making, free lunch, and protesting the myths surrounding sexual assault.  Join us on the Quad on April 26!

This event is cosponsored by UMKC Violence Prevention & Response, UMKC Women’s Center, and UMKC Residential Life.

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.

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