When Life Gives you Lemons… the Counseling Center Can Help!

By , September 27, 2011 8:01 am

College is a wonderful time of growth, fun, self-exploration, and transition.  You’ll be exposed to new ideas, people, and experiences…all of which makes for a rich adventure of learning and self-development.  Surely, it’s a fun time, but let’s face it – it can also be stressful.  It probably won’t shock you to know that UMKC students report STRESS as the top impediment to their academic success – and stress, in turn, is related to a number of mental health concerns that are commonly faced by college students, including depression, anxiety, loss of sleep, and more.

Fortunately, if you find yourself experiencing these or other mental health concerns or needing a confidential place to sort out some things, you don’t have to do it alone.  UMKC has a Counseling Center to assist you.

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Eliminating the Run-Around — New “One Stop Shop!”

By , September 27, 2011 8:01 am

In the Fall 2012 when the new Student Success Center opens in the former University Center, one of the services to be located in the facility will be something commonly referred to as a one-stop-shop.  This is a single location where students can go to handle a majority of their business with the university related to admission, financial aid, registration, transcripts, and bills.  It will be accompanied by a robust web presence as well.  By locating this service in the center part of campus and having staff that are fully cross-trained in those areas, we believe UMKC can provide better service to students and eliminate what some have referred to as “the run-around”. 

We’d like to create a different name for this facility than “one-stop-shop” and would like your help with this.  We have some ideas that are listed below but would also like your input.  So, take a look and see what you like from this list or generate your own idea for this new location and service from UMKC.

  • RooSource
  • UMKC Central
  • One and Done
  • Blue Stop
  • The Roo Stop
  • Choose Blue
  • Information Station
  • Roo-U
  • Blue and Gold Connection

Please email Jennifer DeHaemers (dehaemersj@umkc.edu) with your vote or idea for a name for this service.  And stay tuned for more on this exciting project in the months to come.

Career Fair is September 28!

By , September 27, 2011 8:00 am
-A great opportunity for students to meet face-to-face with a variety of employers.
-Professional dress is recommended. Also, be sure to have plenty of resumes on hand.
-See which employers are participating in your Roo Career Network account!

For more information or questions, please contact our office at careerservices@umkc.edu or 816-235-1636.

Free to UMKC students!!

Study Skills, Time Management, and Testing Strategies

By , September 20, 2011 8:26 am

Do you ever feel like you just do not know how to study or what to study? Do you hate feeling like there is not enough time in the day or you have to pull all-nighters just to get your work done? Do you begin to feel anxious or nervous when a test is coming up? This week’s Academic Success Workshop is covering just that sort of thing. We will discuss various study skills and methods that may help you find the most effective way for you to study. We will also cover time management and how to plan your schedule so there is enough time in the day. Rest and relaxation is more important than one may think. Lastly, we will discuss testing strategies and some helpful hints that may ease the anxiety or stress of upcoming tests. This seminar will help provide resources and hints on how to find your most effective study habits whether it is for a test or just homework in general.

This Week’s Seminars are:
9/20     Tues     12:30pm
9/21    Wed      3:00pm
All Seminars will take place in the Student Union room 419.

Next Week’s Seminar: Writing College Essays and Papers

Click here for the semester schedule.  Seminars are mandatory for students on financial aid contracts, Bloch Scholars and Osher Scholars.  Each session lasts approximately 50 minutes.  Students must sign in within 10 minutes of the seminar starting to receive credit.

How Do I Start my Research? UMKC Libraries Can Help!

By , September 20, 2011 8:26 am

When first using UMKC’s libraries, you will likely encounter a lot of unfamiliar resources and research options. University libraries have specialized databases and more extensive scholarly collections than most high school, community college, or public libraries. Following a disciplined approach to conducting research is the best way to avoid getting overwhelmed by all the choices.

Need some direction to guide you down the best path? Your friendly neighborhood librarians have created a terrific tool to help! How Do I Start My Research? is a web-based “LibGuide” that contains lots of information and instruction about how to do college-level research.  Short videos and written tips will help you to be more confident about completing that assignment. If you still have questions, help from the Research and Instruction Services staff is available at the library, or just a phone call (816-235-1526), e-mail (askalibrarian@umkc.edu), or text (“umkc” + your question to 66746) away.

Number One Magazine Accepting Submissions

By , September 20, 2011 8:25 am

Number One Magazine, UMKC’s student literary magazine, strives to showcase the creative talents of UMKC students from various schools and disciplines.  Submissions are being accepted between now and Dec. 1 for our spring 2012 issue. We are accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, visual art, one-act plays, creative nonfiction, etc.  Submissions can be e-mailed to numberonemagazine@gmail.com.

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