Stay Fit and Healthy

By , October 30, 2012 8:30 am

Being in college can make staying healthy difficult–with so much going on and never enough hours in the day, it’s easy to slip into a routine of fast food, late night pizza, and exercise only when walking to class.  However, eating right and exercising regularly helps keep you mentally and physically fit–which is what you need to be in order to fight off seasonal flu as well as stay alert in class and while studying.

Basic health tips include washing your hands, covering your cough or sneeze, and eating healthy, nutritious food.  Here are some simple tips to healthy eating even on a college student’s budget and schedule:

  1. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables – Buying produce that is in season saves time at the grocery store- it’s always right up front! Buy already washed and cut veggies, such as baby carrots or sugar snap peas, or easy-to-eat fruit for great take-along snacks!
  2. Drink water – water is really good for you – and it’s so much cheaper to fill your water bottle than to go keep going to the vending machine or convenience store to buy a soda or energy drink. Using a reusable water bottle also helps you go green!
  3. Prepare your own food – You are in control of what goes into your meals if you prepare them. Plan your menus for the week and go shopping once. Going with a list helps keep you on-track health wise and budget-wise!

To go with your health-kick, don’t forget to find time to work out!  All students are members of Swinney Recreation Center.  It’s also conveniently located–and there is an annex at Hospital Hill–so there is no excuse that you just can’t make it to the gym.  Swimming, biking, or a heart-pumping cardio class can really help reduce your stress and kick-start your day!

There are also many different exercises you can do with little or no equipment.  This includes some cardio (like running the stairs) but also core-strengthening exercises. It is also helpful if you take a few extra minutes in the morning and throughout the day to stretch. It doesn’t take long, and you’ll feel more relaxed and focused.

Whenever and however you exercise  you’ll do your body–and your mind–a world of good!

Let UMKC Dining Services know “How to Serve You Better!”

By , October 30, 2012 8:29 am

UMKC Dining Services would like to invite all UMKC students in providing direct feedback to the programs and services provided to the Volker and Hospital Hill campuses.  Your individual feedback is important to us for the development and enhancement of the comprehensive dining program.

The questionnaire is currently live on-line, and will run through Wednesday, November 14, 2012.  Please click UMKC Dining Services Survey to complete the survey.

For the first 500 surveys completed, Dining Services has pledged to donate $1.00  to the Stop Hunger Program.

Please join in the chance to win a great prize, while supporting a worthy cause and helping us to enhance the dining programs and services delivered to the students and campus community of UMKC!


Picklemans Now Open!

By , October 30, 2012 8:27 am

Pickleman’s is an upscale, fast casual sandwich shop committed to quality food people crave and we are now at UMKC!  Located in Oak Place Apartments or check us out online at

We take Roo Bucks!

Pickleman’s will deliver to any building or dorm on campus and would be more than happy to cater any event or meeting. We can be reached at (816) 931-3100.  Follow us on twitter @PicklemansKC and like our Facebook page “Pickleman’s Kansas City” to stay updated with our specials!

Start Looking for Summer Internships Now

By , October 30, 2012 8:19 am

Internships are a great way to learn hands-on practical skills to enhance your education and get an edge on your future career, especially if you are interested in education, public policy, government, or non-profit.

The Truman Center is pleased to call to the attention of UMKC students the opportunities available in the CORO Kansas City summer internship program for 2013.  Download an application (due Nov 19, 2012).

Looking for more?  Want Jobs/Internships to Come to You?

Activate your Roo Career Network (RCN) account and they will!  Once logged in to RCN, you can perform a detailed search in “Roo Jobs” and save it as a Search Agent.  The Search Agent will then email you with jobs/internships of interest to you that employers have posted with UMKC!

Go to and click on “Roo Career Network” to get started.  Contact UMKC Career Services if you have any questions at 816.235.1636 or


Mobile Technologies – tell us how you use them

By , October 30, 2012 8:19 am

You are invited to participate in our Student Mobile Agility survey. The survey asks questions about a student’s use of mobile technology in and around their academic environment and how you want to interact with the University using these technologies.

The questionnaire will take approximately ten minutes to complete.  Students who complete the survey and choose to enter an email address will be put into a random drawing for a new iPad.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate.

Take the survey now at:


Mobile Library Resources

By , October 30, 2012 8:16 am

Not able to come to the Library?  Need a resource but don’t know where to find it?  Check out these tools:

Remote Access:  You can access the University Libraries’ databases, online journals, and e-books from off campus.  Instructions for remote access or using VPN can be found here.

Library Toolbar:  access UMKC Libraries’ resources from anywhere on the Web!  This toolbar enables you to:

  • search the library catalog (MERLIN), online journals, RooSearch and WordCat
  • find library resources on selected websites with “Find it @ UMKC”
  • direct link into UMKC resources by DOI, ISSN, and ISBN numbers on selected pages
  • search Google Scholar by dragging and dropping text onto the “Scholar” button on the far right side of the toolbar

Installation of the toolbar is a breeze! Just click here and follow the instructions. For an instructional video, click here.

And don’t forget, you can always text a librarian!

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