Spotlight: Residential Life

By , November 30, 2010 8:31 am

The mission of the Residential Life Office is to promote student learning by creating inclusive and safe environments that foster student success both personally and academically.  We recognize the importance of fostering unity and understanding within a community while celebrating the individual.  Not only do our residents receive academic and social support, they live in the heart of a vibrant campus life experience!

If you are looking for THE place to live, check out Residential Life at UMKC!

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Coaching Seminar: Relaxing to Stay Focused

By , November 30, 2010 8:30 am

As the semester winds down are you becoming more stressed? Do you feel like you have a lot on your plate and do not know where to begin? Do you have a hard time focusing as the semester comes to an end? This week we will be discussing the importance of remaining relaxed in order to stay focused. Relaxation is key to reducing stress. Students will learn the difference between eu-stress and distress. We will also discuss ways to reduce negative stress in our lives so we are better able to stay focused and relaxed.  Come and enjoy a presentation from the Mind Body Connection on how to relax and what resources they offer to students.

The seminars will take place this week:

  • 11/30    Tues 12:00pm     Location: Student Union: Multicultural Student Affairs
  • 12/1     Wed 3:00pm      Location: Oak Street Residence Hall Classroom               
  • 12/2     Thurs 5:30pm     Location: Oak Street Residence Hall Classroom

Next week’s seminar topic is Preparing for Finals–days, times and locations are the same.  Next semester’s schedule of seminars will be available soon!  Check the Coaching Program’s website.

Congratulations to the Vice Chancellor’s Fall 2010 Honor Recipients

By , November 30, 2010 8:29 am

Every December and May, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management honors graduating students who have excelled in academic achievement, leadership, and service to the University and our community.  Faculty and staff from across the campus participate in the selection process by nominating students they feel deserve this special recognition.  Nominated students submit a personal statement describing their service activities and how they have contributed to the University community.  Nomination packets are reviewed by committee and the students selected are honored at a special awards breakfast for their families and nominators on the Friday before Commencement.

Vice Chancellor Mel Tyler is pleased to announce that the following students have been selected as the Fall 2010 Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Honor Recipients:

Sai Boddu
School of Pharmacy
Nominated by Dr. Ashim Mitra

Lee Jackson
School of Nursing
Nominated by Dr. Judi Roling


Megan Kean
School of Education
Nominated by Dr. Carolyn Thompson

Jamie McDonald
College of Arts and Sciences
Nominated by Dr. Jacob Wagner and Ms. LaShaundra Randolph


Congratulations to this exceptional group of students!

Calling All Women of Color – Unite and Voice Dec 1

By , November 30, 2010 8:28 am

The UMKC Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Cornita Robinson together are sponsoring an open discussion “Unite and Voice” on Wednesday, December 1 at 5:30-7pm in the MSA suite “the Village” (Student Union 320).

Discussion topics of Unite and Voice are:

  • – our experiences on campus
  • – our needs as women of color
  • – our plan for addressing our needs

Contact Veronica Castro (816) 235-5642 or for more information.

Dossier Magazine Launch Party – Dec 2

By , November 30, 2010 8:28 am

Dossier Magazine, a creative arts magazine running its second year on campus, is hosting its first ever launch party this Thursday, December 2nd in the UMKC Gallery of Art (Fine Arts Building room 203) from 5pm – 7pm. 

The magazine, which publishes the creative works of UMKC students, is hosting the event to celebrate its first issue of the 2010–2011 academic year.  Those who attend the event will be the first to receive Dossier issue 2.1.  The launch will feature an exhibit of student artwork, free snacks and beverages, and DJ Milton Friedman will be serving up his distinct musical offerings.  Corey Light, Editor in Chief, will make brief remarks at 6pm.  This event provides a place to discuss, view, and enjoy the creative content featured in the winter issue.  The gallery exhibition will be open to the public December 2nd  through the 31st.

The founders of Dossier Magazine have fashioned a publication not bound by strict idealism or form, but rather a continually-renewing document that is controlled and influenced by the students who create the content.  All students, regardless of major or discipline, are invited to contribute work for review and publication.  Typical artwork includes–but is not limited to–poetry, photography, graphic design, short fiction, printmaking, tapestries, and photojournalism.  Submissions to the publication are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. 

For additional information or questions email the editors at

Masquerade Ball – Dec 4

By , November 30, 2010 8:27 am

The Ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and the Gentlemen of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. are co-sponsoring an all school Masquerade Ball on December 4th from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Pierson Auditorium.  Tickets are currently on sale for $8.00 per person at the Central Ticket Office.  (First 50 people will receive a free mask).  Tickets will also be available at the door for $12.00.  Buy your ticket today because it’s sure to be an elegant and mysterious evening!

Questions?  Contact Tony Navarro at

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