Online Transcript Ordering Through Pathway

By , October 18, 2011 12:32 pm
Ordering copies of your official UMKC transcripts just got a little easier! Transcripts are now available to order online through Pathway (current user name and password are required). To order a transcript, go to Self Service and then select Request a Transcript.  You may request a transcript to be sent by US mail ($7), domestic or international fax ($12), or Federal Express ($32).  Requests can also be held for degrees or grades to be posted for a given semester.  Payment is accepted through electronic check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.  Please note that if you have a hold on your account preventing the release of a transcript, the system will not accept your request. 

WEPT Preparation and Procedures Seminar

By , October 18, 2011 8:50 am

Are you wondering what the WEPT is or when you may need to take the WEPT? This week’s topic is on preparing for the Written English Proficiency Test (WEPT). WEPT is designed to determine academic writing of undergraduate students. The Writing Center will be coming as a guest speaker during this seminar to help students prepare for the WEPT as well as inform students of the process of and procedures before taking the WEPT. In addition to information from the writing center, students will be practicing their skills of MLA citation. The purpose of this seminar is to help students understand the reason of WEPT and to prepare for the test when it comes time for them to take it.

This Week’s Seminars are:
10/18     Tues     12:30pm
10/19   Wed      3:00pm
All Seminars will take place in the Student Union room 419.

Next Week’s Seminar: WEPT Policies and Procedures.  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.

Meet Roobot! Take a Tour!

By , October 18, 2011 8:46 am

Ever wonder just how RooBot, the giant library robot, works? Ever wish you could go inside the 4-story robot addition to see the robot face-to-face? Now you can do just that as Miller Nichols Library hosts monthly “Meet the Robot” tours!

Every third Thursday of each month at 3:00pm, bring a friend and join trained Library Specialists as they take you behind the scenes to get up close and personal with RooBot, the library robot. During these brief, 15 minute tours library specialist will take you inside Miller Nichols Library Robot addition to provide a demonstration of the robot in action. 

Every 3rd Thursday at 3:00
Miller Nichols Library
RSVP requested
Convene at 1st Floor Service Desk
2011 tour dates:  Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15
2012 tour dates: Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 15, Apr. 19
 
Would you like more information before you go? Watch this video, introducing RooBot!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNl0fAp7ZGc[/youtube]Meet RooBot the UMKC Libraries Robot (2:50)

Eating Healthy and Exercising Even With a Hectic Schedule

By , October 18, 2011 8:45 am

Being in college can make staying healthy difficult–with so much going on and never enough hours in the day, it’s easy to slip into a routine of fast food, late night pizza, and exercise only when walking to class.  However, eating right and exercising regularly helps keep you mentally and physically fit–which is what you need to be to fight off seasonal flu as well as stay alert in class and while studying.  Here are a few things to keep in mind that will make getting to and maintaining that fabulous body image possible!

Many people believe that eating right is more expensive and time-consuming, however that is not true.  Here are some simple tips to healthy eating even on a college student’s budget and schedule:

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Reclaiming Strength Through Diversity Speaker Series

By , October 18, 2011 8:41 am

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed: Oct. 27

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed will be speaking on “Reflection on a Decade Since 9/11: Where do we go from here?” It will take place Thursday, October 27 at 6pm in the Pierson Auditorium. Please register online.

Eric Schlosser: Nov 1

Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation” (subject of UMKC’s recent Social Justice Book and Lecture), explores subjects in his writing that are traditionally ignored by mainstream media and gives a voice to those not often heard. Join him on November 1 at 6pm in the Pierson Auditorium. Please register online.

Chely Wright: Nov 8

Chely Wright is the PRIDE Keynote Address speaker. She is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and LGBTQ activist. She will be at UMKC on November 8 at 6pm in Pierson Auditorium. Please register online.

UMKC Theatre Presents Comedy of Asses

By , October 18, 2011 8:39 am

Student tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, visit the Central Ticket Office website, or call them at 235-6222.

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