New ALI Team Leader: Dr. Jeremy Slagoski

The Applied Language Institute recently has added a new team leader to continue to help ALI give international students a quality English language education. I would like to introduce our new Assistant Dean, Dr. Jeremy Slagoski, and welcome him to UMKC! I asked him some questions that you may want to know about our newest addition.

Q: What is your position on the ALI team?

A: I’m the Assistant Dean of the ALI, and I serve as its director. I supervise all the faculty and staff provide a vision and direction for the ALI, creating new programs to help connect the international and English language learning community to UMKC.

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Famous Kansas Citians

Harry S. Truman

Born May 8th, 1884, Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the U.S. His legacy lives on at the Truman Library located here in Kansas City.

 

 

Charlie Parker

Born in the 1920s, Charlie Parker was a revolutionary jazz musician known for the creation of Bebop. Parker’s work and history is present and lived on in the Jazz & Vine district of Kansas City.

 

Walt Disney

Walt Disney worked in a studio in Kansas City when he designed his vision for his films. Now, his work is known globally! His life lives on through television and theme parks.

 

 

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Sports and Kansas City

Kansas City was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the Top 10 Cities for Sports-Crazed Fans.

 

Kansas City Royals

Experience Major League action at Kauffman Stadium, home of the 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. “The K” opened April 10, 1973 and is recognized throughout baseball as one of the game’s most beautiful ballparks.

Legends of the Game: Eight Kansas City Greats

KC Rivals: the Yankees and the Cardinals

 

Kansas City Chiefs (KC Chiefs)

Home to the Kansas City Chiefs of the AFC West Division, Arrowhead Stadium is a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment destination that will serve as the setting for future generations. The renovated stadium celebrates the rich history of the Kansas City Chiefs and builds upon the best game day experience in professional sports.

KC Rivals: the Raiders and the Broncos

 

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Entertainment Venues

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is home to music, opera, dance and theater performances.

The Muriel Kauffman (1,800 seats) venue holds a variety of dance and theatrical performances around the world while the Helzberg Hall (1,600 seats) hosts various music performances ranging from full orchestra to jazz concerts, pop concerts to lectures and recitals.

Kauffman Center

 

The Sprint Center

Located in Downtown Kansas City, the Sprint Center holds nearly 20,000 seats. It is known to host live entertainment and large scale sporting events. Be sure to check out their upcoming shows on their website.

The Sprint Center

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Things to Do in Kansas City

City Market

Every Saturday and Sunday the City Market hosts an outdoor market in the River Market district. Live music, activities, local shops, food, and produce can all be found here. This is a weekend favorite in Kansas City, and a cultural experience! Be sure to stop by early in the day.

First Fridays

In almost every district in Kansas City, you will find fun events going on for the first Friday of every month. You can walk the streets and find art, live music, activities, and local businesses with different events. These Fridays are busy and fun!

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