Winners of the 2011 Venture Creation Challenge

By , May 17, 2011 1:45 pm

On April 29, The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UMKC Bloch School of Management held its 7th annual Regnier Family Foundations/Bank of Blue Valley Venture Creation Challenge in the new Student Union. 

The Venture Creation Challenge encourages student venture creation through a forum in which students can present business plans and new venture concepts to local investors, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Out of 68 participating teams, nearly double that of last year, 15 teams were given awards.  Read more about the winners!

UMKC Student Art Exhibition Opens May 5

By , May 3, 2011 11:04 am

The UMKC Department of Art and Art History invites everyone to the 2011 UMKC Student Art Exhibition in the Fine Arts Building’s Gallery of Art (room 106).  The opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at the Gallery of Art, and the exhibition will run through July 30.

The exhibition is open to any student enrolled in classes at UMKC and includes painting, photography, sculpture, prints, graphic design, video and motion graphics. Featuring works by 37 artists, this year’s exhibition is juried by Cara Megan Lewis.

Lewis is the curator at Cara and Cabezas Contemporary and works independently on curatorial projects in Kansas City and San Francisco.  Lewis received her Master’s Degree in June 2007 from the Curatorial Practice Program at the California College of the Arts.  Her professional experience includes three years as a registrar at Fraenkel Gallery, registration work on the Diane Arbus Retrospective at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and curatorial assistance for the arts programming at Mama Art Cafe in San Francisco.

Roo-minations Episode 3

By , May 3, 2011 11:04 am

What’s your favorite Kansas City hangout?

UMKC introduces the third episode of its monthly feature, “Roo-minations,” which asks students to answer a question. This month’s question is, “What is your favorite Kansas City hangout?”

What is a Roo-mination? Here’s our definition: Roo•mi•na•tion [roo-muh-ney-shun] noun, what a UMKC roo thinks.

What question should we ask next? Post comments on YouTube or submit questions to


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