Be The Match Donor Drive – Oct. 26

By , October 18, 2011 8:37 am

A Donor Drive for the Be The Match Registry® will be held Wednesday, October 26 from 9:00am- 2:00pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Union.  The national Registry hopes to match every patient in need with a marrow or stem cell donor.  UMKC has already had two people on the registry be a match!

Joining the Be The Match Registry® is easy.   Patients need donors who are between the ages of 18 and 60, meet the health guidelines and are willing to donate to any patient in need.  In particular, the registry is looking for minority or donors of multiple ethnicities.

When you come to a donor registry drive, we will explain what it means to join the registry, help you understand your commitment, answer your questions and help you through the process.

All you need to do is:

  • Complete a registration form with contact information, health information and a signed agreement to join the Be The Match Registry. To help you complete the form, bring along:
    • Personal identification (such as a driver’s license or passport)
    • Contact information for two family members or friends who would know how to reach you in the future if your contact information changes.
  • Give a swab of cheek cells  to be tissue-typed. The Registry will use the results to match you to patients.
  • Joining the Registry is free; however, please consider making a donation:  we will be selling FoodieKC cards at the drive for $20 ($10 coupons for 52 restaurants) to raise funds to help offset the $100 cost to process the cheek swabs. Visit the FoodieKC website for more information.

Time Management Seminar

By , October 11, 2011 8:25 am

This week’s topic will help students articulate his/her priorities in regards to school, work, and family. Academics are important, however, academics often are not the only priority for a student. There are many other aspects of a student’s life that affect academics. This workshop will help students not only articulate their priorities but to find a fair balance of priorities and manage everything on one’s plate. Students will learn of tools to help them control their schedule rather than letting their schedule control them, as well as reassuring students to ask for help and assistance when they feel they may be getting overwhelmed rather than waiting until it is too late and the stress has already begun.

This Week’s Seminars are:
10/11     Tues     12:30pm
10/12   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.

Tips for Staying Healthy & Flu Shot Clinics

By , October 11, 2011 8:25 am

This time of year, maintaining your health is very important.  Getting sick right now could mean missing important classes–or worse–exams.  It could also take time away from studying and working on projects, meaning more stress for you later!

There are several easy things you can do to decrease your chances of getting sick.  Wash your hands frequently, especially before eating, and try to avoid touching your face too much.  Eat regular meals throughout the day, and try to stay away from eating too much junk.  Exercising on a regular basis not only keeps your body strong, but it can be a great stress reliever!  For more information, visit the influenza resource website by Student Health & Wellness.

Finally, getting a flu shot can boost your body’s resistance to the flu.  The UMKC Student Health & Wellness offers flu shot clinics to students each year.  Below is a list of the clinic times and locations.  These clinics are on a walk-in basis, and the shot costs students $15 (be sure you take your Student ID card with you!).  If you can’t make the clinics, appointments may be made through the Student Health and Wellness Center for flu shots.  Contact SHWC for more information (816) 235-6133.

  • Oct 12 – University Center from 11 AM to 1 PM, outside cafeteria
  • Oct 13 – Law School from 11 AM to 2 PM, Jury Room
  • Oct 19 – Hospital Hill from 11 AM to 1 PM in the lobby of Health Sciences Building
  • Oct 20 – Oak Street Resident Hall Classroom from 4 PM to 6 PM
  • Oct 25 – Student Union from 11 AM to 2 PM
  • Oct 27 – Hospital Hill from 11 AM to 1 PM in the lobby of Health Sciences Building

Spring 2012 Registration

By , October 11, 2011 8:20 am

Know what classes you want to register for Spring?  Registration dates are coming up–do you know when yours is?   Do you know what to do if there is a hold on your account?

These are all common questions asked by students across the University.  Appointment times for currently enrolled students begin on October 31st and run through November 28th, which is when open enrollment begins.  Your individual enrollment appointment is sent to you via e-mail, and you can view it on your Pathway account.  It is under “Self Service” in the right hand side of the screen.  (Shown to the left.)  Keep in mind that this box only shows you the date–it does not show the time you can begin.  

If you click on the “details” link in the box, you can then see the time you may begin enrolling.  (Shown to the right.)  You can register any time from this point up until the first week of classes. Keep checking your Pathway account for this date and time!

To find the class schedule, you can either log onto your Pathway account, or click here.

If you have a hold on your account, contact your academic advisor.  This means there is something else you need to do before you can register so it is important to get this taken care of before your registration time starts!

Swinney Rec Center Aquatics

By , October 11, 2011 8:17 am
Did you know that swimming is one of the most widely enjoyed recreational activities in the nation?  Swimming is an excellent fitness activity for people of all ages–and swimming is a great way  to relieve stress and relax!  The Aquatic Center at Swinney Recreation Center is open multiple hours throughout the week and the pool is available to rent for social gathering outside of our normal swim hours.
 Don’t know how to swim?  We also offer swim lessons where a swim instructor will work with you based on your individual needs (college swim courses for credit are also held each semester). 
Already know how to swim and looking for another adventure?  Get your friends together and try Discover Scuba or take our PADI Open Water Diver course.  Additional information on the Aquatic Center hours and the programs offered can be found during your next visit to the Swinney Recreation or online at


KC Marathon Street Closures – Oct 15

By , October 11, 2011 8:16 am

The annual Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon, planned for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., will significantly impact traffic for all residences, businesses and schools located on or adjacent to the race course.

At 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, the Kansas City Police Dept. will begin closing streets along the entire race course.  Streets will re-open as the last runners pass by and all course support materials are removed. Most road closings and detours, however, will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

During the marathon’s peak periods, cars and other vehicles will not be allowed to cross the course. During non-peak periods, if cross the course is necessary, there will be limited opportunities to do so at police patrolled intersections. You can expect crossing at these points to take a considerable amount of time as police will wait for a clear opening in the race before allowing any cars to cross the course.

For more information, please contact by email the Kansas City Marathon office.

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