Bookstore Sellbacks

By , April 24, 2012 8:20 am
Be green; get green!  SellBack your textbooks! Get cash in your hands! Receive a minimum of $5 for each textbook* and enter to win an iPad!Textbook SellBack Dates & Schedule
… Monday, April 23 – Friday, April 27: 8AM – 6PM
Monday, April 30 – Friday, May 4: 8AM – 6PM
Monday, April 7 – Tuesday, May 8: 8AM -5PM
Hope to see you there!
*Limit 10 $5 books per UMKC Student. $5 book promotion subject to change or cancellation without notice at the discretion of the UMKC Bookstore when buyback inventory goals are met. Valid UMKC student ID required. Excluded books: Damaged, CD Only Packets, Workbooks, Student Solution Manuals or Study Guides, All Novels, Library Books, Non- University of Missouri Custom, Instructor’s Annotated or Review Copies, and International Copies. Other exceptions may apply; please see store for details.

Opening for Fall: Student Success Center

By , April 24, 2012 8:19 am

Students returning to the University of Missouri-Kansas City in August will find a new path to success when they arrive.

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and the Provost’s office co-chaired a committee focused on Goal 1 of the university’s Strategic Plan: place student success at the center. Based on feedback from the committee and from student survey responses, they are constructing the Student Success Center to promote students’ academic success, student convenience and student retention.

The $7 million project will transform the University Center into the new home for a variety of programs and services, including UMKC Central and the University College. The center will open in August 2012.

The Student Success Center’s façade will feature extensive window space to let in natural light during the day and to showcase the buzz of activity at night. The center also will include the Welcome Center, International Student Affairs, Career Services, the Center for Academic Development, the Writing Center, SEARCH, disability services, MindBody Connection, and Advising for Medical students in years 1 and 2.

Services that will remain in the center are UMKC Dining Services, the barber shop and the UMKC Café serving Starbucks coffee.

UMKC Central – one of the new programs – offers staff that is cross-trained in cashier, financial aid, records, admissions and registrar functions, providing a convenient focal point for answering questions and getting assistance. Student inquiries will generate a “ticket” that requires staff to follow through and ensure that issues are resolved.

Reporting to Academic Affairs and housed in the Student Success Center, the University College is designed to help incoming undeclared/exploratory students and continuing students in transition between majors, make purposeful decisions regarding their academic plans. Its physical location in the Student Success Center facilitates student interaction with key support services. Cross-college advising and participation of faculty from across the university will facilitate students’ exploration and ultimate connection to the academic unit of their major.

Also, the program will include UNIV 101, the cornerstone course required of all incoming students and based on guidelines established by the National Resource Center for the first-year experience. Students will pick from UNIV 101 seminars with variable content based on their interests.

Celebrate Intercultural Relationships — new video!

By , April 24, 2012 8:18 am


Watch an inspiring video of interviews with UMKC intercultural couples produced by the Counseling Center with assistance from the Department of Communication Studies!  Listen to their stories and hear how UMKC students in romantic relationships with individuals from different races, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds have managed their differences, found commonalities with their partners, dealt with criticism from others, found strength from their differing cultures, and learned about themselves through their relationships.  Add to the discussion by leaving comments about your own experiences or opinions on intercultural relationships!

Preparing for Finals Seminar

By , April 17, 2012 8:57 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:

  • 4/17     Tues     12:30pm   Student Union room 419
  • 4/18   Wed      3:00pm  Student Union room 419

This is the final seminar for the semester!

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.

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