UMKC Women’s Council hosts reception for “ArtWork by Nicole Emanuel”

Graduate Assistance Fund recipient’s work debuts Sept. 14 at Miller Nichols Library

Kansas City, Mo. – The University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) Women’s Council will host a reception to kick off “ArtWork by Nicole Emanuel”. The reception will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Miller Nichols Library second-floor Dean’s Gallery, 800 East 51st St., Kansas City, Mo., and the exhibit will run through December. Parking will be available north of the library in Lots 3, 4, 40S and 38. RSVP by Sept. 7 to (816) 235-1557 or

A 2009 Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund (GAF) recipient, Emanuel is working toward a Liberal Studies master’s degree in writing and painting in the UMKC School of Graduate Studies. Almost 1,500 women graduate students at UMKC have received GAF fellowships or immediate aid awards. Established in 1971, the GAF provides financial support to women enrolled in graduate programs and the Schools of Dentistry, Law, Medicine and Pharmacy.

Emanuel also is founder and artistic developer at InterUrban Arthouse, the 2011 ArtsKC Awards Featured Artist, Artsmart and Cultural Arts Committee Chair at Briarwood Elementary in Prairie Village, Kan. and owner and operator of Nicole Emanuel Studios. Emanuel earned a bachelor’s degree in Design and Industry from San Francisco State University and a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute.

About the UMKC Women’s Council

Founded in 1967, UMKC Women’s Council‘s mission is to inform women about UMKC’s resources, educate and provide financial assistance and expanded opportunities to women graduate and professional students. In pursuit of its goals, the Women’s Council sponsors a number of annual and ongoing events and programs. A hallmark of Women’s Council programs, the Graduate Assistance Fund has sponsored fellowships and short-term assistance for nearly 1,500 exceptional women graduate students at UMKC. Members and friends contribute annually to the GAF endowment or establish lasting gifts through named awards.

High among the educational offerings of the Women’s Council shines the annual Starr Symposium, co-organized by the Women’s Center. The Starr Symposium examines the progress and needs of women locally, nationally and globally. The Women’s Council also works through the Women’s Collaborative to achieve its educational objectives.

About UMKC Libraries

An essential partner in intellectual discovery, knowledge creation and empowerment, UMKC Libraries serves as the hub of learning activities for students, researchers and UMKC’s urban neighbors. Not only the home of books and print materials, the UMKC Libraries also provides access to a wide range of audio-visual media, over 300,000 sound recordings and rare and unique collections of books, photographs, manuscripts and maps. UMKC Libraries also links users to a world of scholarly information available through licensed online databases and journals and a vast network of reciprocal borrowing agreements with libraries around the world.

Miller Nichols Library, located on the Volker campus, is UMKC’s largest library and houses the general collection, Music/Media Library, LaBudde Special Collections and Marr Sound Archives. On the Health Sciences campus, the Dental Library and Health Sciences Library serve students and researchers in those disciplines. Along with its partners, the UMKC School of Law’s Leon E. Bloch Law Library and the Linda Hall Library, University Libraries is the comprehensive public research library for Kansas City and the very heart of UMKC.

About UMKC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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