Preparing for Finals Seminar

By , November 29, 2011 8:19 am

Finals are quickly approaching for this semester. Do you need some extra study tips on how to study for your finals? During this week’s seminar we will be discussing different types of finals, ways to approach certain finals in regards to studying. Obviously it is important to study in order to do well on your exams, but it is also important to take care of yourself in order to do well while studying on during your exam. We will be discussion ways on how to relax and ways of taking care of yourself to minimize anxiety and stress before the big exam.

This Week’s Seminars are:
11/30     Tues     12:30pm
12/1        Wed      3:00pm
All Seminars will take place in the Student Union room 419.

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.

Congratulations to the Fall 2011 Honor Recipients!

By , November 29, 2011 8:18 am

Congratulations to the following graduating students, who were selected as the Fall 2011 Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Honor Recipients.  These students were selected as Honor Recipients based on their high academic achievements, leadership roles, and service to the University community.

Mary Taylor Birkel

Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Nominated by Dr. Brent Never


Emma L. Frank

College of Arts and Sciences

Nominated by Dr. Kathleen Kilway


Ramanda Hicks

College of Arts and Sciences

Nominated by Dr. Carol Koehler


Anthony McDaniel

College of Arts and Sciences

Nominated by Dr. Eric Grospitch


Chloé Ann Miller

School of Biological Sciences

Nominated by Tammy Welchert

Civil Engineering Students’ Design Improves MO Route 50

By , November 29, 2011 8:18 am

[The following was provided by UMKC’s Office of Public Relations.]

Students in the School of Computing and Engineering’s Fall 2009/Spring 2010 Civil Engineering Capstone Design course, taught by Professor Deborah O’Bannon and Adjunct Professor Thomas Kimes, created a design that the Missouri Department of Transportation recently used to improve traffic operations along Route 50 in eastern Jackson County. The improved highway section in Lone Jack, MO was formally opened on November 9th at a special ribbon-cutting event.

During the 2009-2010 academic year, MoDOT partnered with UMKC to give Civil Engineering students an opportunity to receive hands-on experience while creating a design to improve traffic operations at five intersections along Route 50 in eastern Jackson County. The students were tasked with the job of using innovative design techniques to find viable solutions to improve these areas. Through close interaction with MoDOT engineers, the students created a design that met MoDOT’s approval and was constructed along this section of Route 50.

State of Students of Color- Open Sessions Nov 29 and Dec 9

By , November 29, 2011 8:16 am

Please make plans to attend this very important opportunity to voice your opinions and needs as a student of color at UMKC.


Two dates available: Tuesday, November 29th 12-2pm Student Union SGA Chambers, Room 301


Friday, December 9th 12-2pm Student Union, Room 401

If you are struggling in classes, having financial aid issues, battling with time management, lacking motivation, or experiencing any other difficulty, this open talk is for you!

On the other hand, if you are doing well in classes, on track for graduation, and would like to help build other students up by sharing your success, this open talk is also for you!

Whatever your state, your voice will be heard at this event. Even if you’re not comfortable speaking outloud, you can write it on a brief note card.


For more information, contact Veronica Wilcox at

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