What are Roo Groups?

By , September 27, 2011 8:03 am

RooGroups is an online hub for our student organizations.  Students can sign on to RooGroups using their UMKC SSO and login information and set their own personal profile.  Student leaders can also register their organizations and, as a result, others can learn more about their organization, the activities happening around campus, and also keep track of membership, important documents, and service hours.  

The Office of Student Involvement will be hosting some information sessions for RooGroups soon on how organizations and students can best utilize the site.  For questions, email getinvolved@umkc.edu

The MindBody Connection is on the Move!

By , September 27, 2011 8:02 am

The MindBody Connection will move from its current location in the University Center to a temporary new home in the Student Union (through Summer 2012).  The MindBody Connection will be closed the week of September 26-30 for the move, and will reopen on Monday, October 3 in Room 327 of the Student Union, near the Office of Student Involvement and Multicultural Student Affairs.  Come say hello in our new location and check out your favorite MindBody stress-reducers…including the massage chair, herbal tea, relaxation videos and music, aromatherapy, and HeartMath biofeedback software.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 11 am to 5 pm.  The MindBody Connection is a collaboration of UMKC Student Health & Wellness and Counseling & Testing Center.  Visit www.umkc.edu/mindbody for more information.

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.

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