Bloch Gears Up for Grand Opening!

New Bloch Hall to be Officially Dedicated Aug. 27


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Excitement’s in the air as the Bloch School prepares to officially open and dedicate the new Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The building will open in time for classes in mid-August, but the official event to make the dedication and acknowledge benefactor Henry W. Bloch as well as celebrate with our students and alumni is scheduled for Aug. 27.

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Bloch School courtyard area, 5110 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Mo.
WHAT: Brief dedication program followed by the Welcome Back Student Barbecue, sponsored by the Bloch School Alumni Association.

Enjoy the fun and fair-like ambience as we celebrate this new beginning for the Bloch School….

U.S. Ambassador to Join Bloch Faculty

Alumnus Allan J. Katz will leave diplomatic post in Portugal for joint appointment
to Public Affairs and Political Science departments


Allan Katz

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ambassador Allan J. Katz, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Portugal, has accepted an appointment as a Distinguished Professor at his alma mater, the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Katz’ professorship is a joint appointment to both the Department of Public Affairs, part of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management; and the Department of Political Science, part of the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences. The appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2013.

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