UMKC Theatre Presents The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge

By , November 29, 2011 8:10 am

A cross between the Dickens classic and a rollicking trip down pop culture memory lane, this is a phantasmagorical evening of irreverent Christmas cheer.  Iggy is a burned out rock-n-roll superstar who snarls through Christmas Eve until a top of the charts group of ghosts shows up: rock legends Bob Marley, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley come to set his warped values straight.  This crazy Christmas offering was first seen at the Unicorn in 1998.

Student tickets are $17.50. For more information, visit UMKC Theatre’s website.

Relaxing to Stay Focused Seminar

By , November 15, 2011 8:07 am

As the semester winds down are you becoming more stressed? Do you feel like you have a lot on your plate and do not know where to begin? Do you have a hard time focusing as the semester comes to an end? This week we will be discussing the importance of remaining relaxed in order to stay focused. Relaxation is key to reducing stress. Students will learn the difference between eu-stress and distress. We will also discuss ways to reduce negative stress in our lives so we are better able to stay focused and relaxed.  Come and enjoy a presentation from the Mind Body Connection on how to relax and what resources they offer to students.

This Week’s Seminars are:
11/15     Tues     12:30pm
11/16   Wed      3:00pm
All Seminars will take place in the Student Union room 419.

Next Week’s Seminar: Preparing for Finals.  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.

Dealing with Stress

By , November 15, 2011 8:07 am

[This tip provided by Briana Thomas, freshman nursing student.]

At any given point in time, most college students are stressed about something; it’s just part of going to school. While having stress in your life is normal and often unavoidable, being stressed is something you can control. It’s all normal, and the best way to handle stress is to not get more stressed about . . . being stressed. If you’re stressed out, admit it and figure out how to handle it. Focusing on it will only make things seem worse.

There are several ways to handle your stress. First step is getting more sleep. This means taking a quick nap, a night when you go to bed early, or stick with a regular sleep schedule. Getting more sleep can help your mind focus, charge, and balance. Second get some exercise. This can be as simple as a 30-minute walk while listening to your favorite music at Swinney Recreation Center. Or take a break and see a movie. Grab some friends and go out dancing. Having a social life is an important part of your college experience, so don’t be afraid to keep it in the picture when you’re stressed.

Maybe you need to take a trip to the Counseling Center and talk to someone about the way you’re feeling. This has always helped me when I’m stressed. I like to tell someone the way I’m feeling to understand better myself. Plus it’s nice to get advice which reassures me that everything will work out. I never knew anything about the MindBody Connection in the Student Union until just recently and I hear it helps a lot with stress. Here you can come and relax, sit in the message chair, play some Wii, or use the HeartMath machine.

College life can be overwhelming. You want to hang out with your friends, join clubs, explore off campus, and join a fraternity or sorority. It can sometimes feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. There’s only so much any person can handle, but you need to remember the reason why you’re in school: academics. Most college students are going through the same things so don’t feel silly if you need to just relax and talk for 30 minutes over coffee with a friend.

Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund

By , November 15, 2011 8:03 am

UMKC Women’s Council (WC) Graduate Assistance Fund (GAF) is now accepting online applications for 2012 GAF fellowships to assist UMKC women students in post-baccalaureate approved programs.

Eligible applicants are UMKC women graduate students in a post-baccalaureate approved program of study in A&S, SBS, BPA, Conservatory, SOE, SCE, Graduate Studies, Nursing and first professional women students in Dentistry, Law, Medicine and Pharmacy. A student may only submit one application to the WC per year. Students funded in previous years may reapply as long as a final report is on file in the WC office. Past recipients may call to confirm reports on file.

Established in 1971, GAF funds are designed to assist with the completion of requirements for graduate and first professional degrees; to help facilitate studies beyond the classroom; and to enrich and encourage educational experiences.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Dec. 14, 5:00 p.m. Visit the WC website for more information about GAF and to access the online application.

Truman Center Bootstrap Internship Award

By , November 15, 2011 8:01 am

The Harry S Truman Center for Governmental Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2012 Summer Intership Program and Bootstrap Scholarship Award.

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KC Rep Presents A Christmas Carol- A Special Event

By , November 15, 2011 8:00 am

In honor of last year’s 30th anniversary of A Christmas Carol, our venerable holiday production received a “makeover.” While staying true to the original Rep show we all loved, the set was rebuilt to include a revolving stage and other theatre magic that surprised and delighted audiences. For more than three decades, the Rep’s enchanting holiday show has captured the true meaning of Christmas for many Kansas City families, who year after year are inspired by its strong family values and message of hope and redemption. Make the Rep’s A Christmas Carol a part of your holiday celebration this year.

This production runs November 19- December 26. Student tickets are $10. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s website.

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