Things I Wish I knew…how to study for a test

By , October 25, 2011 8:12 am

My name is Briana Thomas and I am a freshman here at UMKC studying Nursing. Not too long ago I was stressing for my first exam in Microbiology. I had no clue how I should be studying. All I knew was that I was supposed to be studying a lot, and I was supposed to be going over and over everything we had covered. With no SI or tutoring available for this class, it was all up to me… and this had me stressed! I know college can be stressful and overwhelming at times but I’m here to motivate you a little and give you some strategies that I taught myself to improve my studying habits. If you follow these tips, you will notice a big difference!

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2011 Student Entrepreneur of the Year

By , October 25, 2011 8:09 am

The UMKC Bloch School of Management’s Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation presented its annual Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards on October 19, 2011.   Congratulations to Shane Spencer, who was awarded the Student Entrepreneur of the Year for his student venture, Green REIT–a real estate investment trust with assets based in renewable energy and green technology.  He is pictured to the left with Mr. Henry Bloch, UMKC Bloch School benefactor and co-founder of H&R Block.

Runners-up for the Student Entrepreneur of the Year are Andrew Kallenbach, founder, FormZapper, and Christine Scott, founder, EA Bride, pictured with Michael Song, executive director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Shane Spencer, winner.

The Bloch School at UMKC, through its Council for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, has celebrated international and local entrepreneurship since 1985 through its annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Dinner. This event celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit by honoring continued innovative and creative accomplishments. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the Bloch School’s Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, one of Kansas City’s primary resources for educating and creating the next generation of entrepreneurs.

KC Rep: The History of Kisses Oct 21-Nov 27

By , October 25, 2011 8:07 am
Obie Award-winner David Cale’s Palomino was a critical and audience hit in 2009. He now returns to the Rep with his newest work, The History of Kisses. A writer who sequesters himself in an oceanfront motel to finish his collection of seaside stories is drawn into the romantic and sexual goings-on around him. From the tender confessions of lost lovers, to a sea-shanty singer, to the surprising encounters that define modern love, The History of Kisses is a passionate and hilarious exploration of what it means to fall in love by the sea.
Student tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Central Ticket Office or online.

International Culture Night- Oct 29

By , October 25, 2011 8:07 am

 The UMKC International Student Ambassadors invite the campus community to attend the annual International Culture Night on Saturday, 29 Oct 2010 from 5.30-9pm at the Student Union, room 401.  Culture Night is a free evening of international fashion, cuisine, music, and dance.  Come and enjoy the many cultures at UMKC!

2012 Kansas City Internship Program

By , October 24, 2011 12:23 pm

Interested in Public Affairs?  The  UMKC Harry S Truman Center is pleased to call to the attention of UMKC students to the 2012 Coro Kansas City Summer Internship Program.  This competitive program carries a stipend of $1,000 and provides a wonderful opportunity to get involved and networked in Kansas City over a 10-week period in the summer working in a variety of governmental, corporate, media, non-profit, and service organizations that are the backbone of our community. The application deadline is November 18, 2011.

For more information on Coro-Kansas City, go to:

To apply, go to:

Lucerna Now Accepting Submissions

By , October 18, 2011 2:14 pm

Lucerna, an all-discipline undergraduate journal produced by UMKC students, is now accepting submissions for the 2012 issue!  Having your work published looks great on CVs and graduate school applications and is an excellent opportunity to further your educational endeavors.  Read the 2011 issue here.

Submissions are currently being accepted through March 9th.  Research papers must be between 2000 to 6000 words, be original research completed at UMKC, and must not have been previously published.  Original artwork is also accepted.  Each submission is blind-reviewed by volunteer student readers from the UMKC Honors Program. 

Entry form and submission info can be found at

For more information, contact

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