23rd UM System President Announced

By , December 13, 2011 11:27 am

The Board of Curators has announced that UM System’s new President is Tim Wolfe. Officially taking office in mid-February, Wolfe will visit all four system campuses over the next two days.

Please join Chancellor Leo Morton in welcoming President Wolfe to the UMKC campus at a reception on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm in the Student Union Multipurpose Room.

More information about the new President is available on the UMKC Public Relations’ website.

Finals Stress-Less Fest

By , December 6, 2011 8:41 am

Feeling overwhelmed with all the studying you have to do and not sure where to go? The Student Union will be the best place on campus during finals week! It will be open 24 hours, and host to many anti-stress activities, resources, and study break events.

The Student Union will be open 24 hours per day during Finals Week starting at 11 am on Sunday, December 11th through 11 pm on Thursday, December 15th.

Check out the details below!

  • APC and the Union Programming Board are sponsoring free aqua massages on Sunday, December 11th from 2 pm to 6 pm
  • Free aromatherapy sticks for students located at the Office of Student Involvement
  • Relax with therapy dogs outside the Bookstore Monday, December 12th through Wednesday, December 14th each day from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • The Student Union Theatre will show Sitcom Study Breaks starting Sunday, December 11th through Wednesday, December 14th at 8 pm, 11 pm, and 2 am
  • Jazzman’s Cafe and Bakery will be open continuously from 11 am on Sunday, December 11th through 9:30 pm on Thursday, December 15th.
  • The Student Union Theatre will offer free popcorn to students at the concession stand.  Candy will also be able to be purchased for minimal charge
  • Make Your Own Stress Ball Monday, December 12th through Thursday, December 15th from 11 am to 7 pm at the MindBody Connection
  • SGA will be handing out free blue books for students.  Grab yours at the Information Desk

Note:  The Student Union Computer Lab will be open during regularly scheduled hours, but not 24 hours

Extended Library Hours and Special Robot Cafe Hours

By , December 6, 2011 8:39 am

The Miller Nichols Library is open for exended hours for the next two weeks to help you study for your finals.  The Robot Cafe will also have special hours.

The Library extended hours are:

  • Dec 5-8 (Mon – Thurs) 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Dec 9 (Friday ) 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Dec 10 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Dec 11 (Sunday) 12 noon – 1:00 a.m.
  • Dec 12-14 (Mon – Wed) 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
  • Dec 15 (Thursday) 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Dec 16 (Friday) 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18
The Robot Café will have special hours during finals:
  • Dec 5-8 (Mon-Thur):  9am-10pm
  • Dec 9 (Fri): 9am-2pm
  • Dec 11 (Sun):  3:30-10pm
  • Dec 12-13 (Mon-Tues):  9am-10pm
For more information, visit their website.

Wi-Fi Printing Now Available at Miller Nichols and Health Sciences Libraries!

By , December 6, 2011 8:24 am
Great news for laptop users! Now you can send your printing job from any Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux device to printers in the Miller Nichols Library and Health Sciences Library. Just log in to the IS website with your UMKC username and password (the same information you use to log in to Blackboard or Pathway), upload your file, and scan your ID to print. Wireless Printing uses your quota and RooBucks just like printing from a computer in the library; the only difference is how you print.
NOTE: You must have your UMKC ID in order to pick up your print job.  
For detailed instructions and printer locations, check out this handy libguide.

Textbook Buybacks

By , December 6, 2011 8:23 am

The UMKC Bookstore’s textbook buyback has now begun! Get a guaranteed $5 back for all of your textbooks! Plus be entered to win an iPad 2 with every book you sell.

The buyback will take place from 8am-6pm Mon-Fri now through December 16. December 19-20, it will take place from 8am-5pm. For more information, visit the bookstore’s website.

Commencement Ceremony Parking Information

By , December 6, 2011 8:21 am

Take note of special parking arrangements for mid-year commencement ceremonies

The University of Missouri-Kansas City will celebrate its 2011 mid-year commencement with two separate ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 16, at Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes St. The first ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. and will honor UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences graduates. At 4 p.m., Commencement will be held for graduating students from the Conservatory of Music and Dance, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, School of Biological Sciences, School of Computing and Engineering, School of Education, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate Studies.

Due to ongoing construction of UMKC’s new Cherry Street parking structure, parking arrangements will be different than past Commencement ceremonies. Handicapped parking and a very limited amount of public parking will be available in the surface lot in front of the University Center at 50th Street and Rockhill Road. There also will be a guest drop-off area off of Bixby Lane (the street running in front of the Performing Arts Center) next to the University Center.

Students and guests attending the ceremonies are encouraged to park in the UMKC Rockhill parking structure at 52nd Street and Rockhill Road. The university will provide shuttle bus service to transport guests from the Rockhill parking structure to Swinney for the ceremonies. Click here for a printable commencement parking map.

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