State-wide Tornado Drill (March 5)

By , February 26, 2013 8:04 am

The Missouri tornado season is close at hand.  All UMKC faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in the annual statewide tornado drill.  It will be initiated at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 by the sounding of the local Kansas City weather sirens, notifications on the NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radios, and a UMKC Alert! Emergency Mass Notification System message.  Participation is not mandatory but highly recommended.   Safe refuge sheltering areas have been designated in each University structure with maps posted in the main hallways.  For more information on seeking shelter, emergency operations, and severe weather safety, visit the UMKC Alert Webpage  and the Missouri Storm Awareness Website

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Learning Style Inventory–Study Smarter, Not Harder!

By , February 19, 2013 8:18 am

Countless students begin and end their semester preparing for class and exams in a manner that is counter intuitive to their learning style.  You may ask  yourself, “how is this possible”?  Do you study and study, but can’t improve your test grades?  But have you considered changing your study habits

Everyone has a unique learning preference or style that benefits them.  These styles are often described as auditory, visual, or tactile.  Consequently, it is critical to understand how you process and synthesize information.  Today, commit approximately 10 minutes to discovering your unique learning style by following the link to an online assessment

Once your learning style has been identified, begin incorporating this knowledge into your overall study plan.  This approach will assist you in identifying effective and time saving techniques to preparing for class lectures and exams.

Your learning style is your strength!  Use it to work smarter, not harder.

Operation Beautiful–EveryBody of Beautiful Week 2013

By , February 19, 2013 8:17 am

Be a part of the national movement to end negative self-talk and celebrate the beauty in each of us!  During EveryBody Is Beautiful Week, post positive messages around campus on sticky notes.  Feel free to write inspiring, supportive, and motivating messages to encourage each of us to accept ourselves just the way we are.  Our goal is to change our culture to focus on our strengths and inner beauty, and to eliminate “fat talk”, which focuses on appearance and conforming to unrealistic standards of beauty as a source of self-worth.  Let’s work together to cover our campus with positive and encouraging messages!

You can pick up sticky notes and instructions at the EveryBody Is Beautiful Week table on Monday, February 25 from 12 – 2 pm in Royall Hall and throughout the week at the Women’s Center (Haag 105), MindBody Connection (Student Success Center 112), Multicultural Student Affairs (Student Union 319), and the following locations in the 4825 Troost Building: Counseling Center (Suite 206), Disability Services Office (Suite 104), and Student Health and Wellness (Suite 115).

Also join us for these EveryBody Is Beautiful Week Events:

  • Information and activity table on Monday, February 25, 12 – 2 pm, Royall Hall
  • “Do I Look Fat?” film screening and discussion on Tuesday, February 26, 12 – 1:30 pm, Miller Nichols Library 303.  Lunch provided.  RSVP to the Women’s Center (235-1638 or umkc-women’
  • Love The Body You’re In Party, Wednesday, February 27, MindBody Connection (Student Success Center 112). Learn and practice fun ways to honor and take care of your amazing body.

EveryBody Is Beautiful Week is brought to you by the UMKC Counseling Center and Women’s Center.  For more information, contact Rachel Pierce at (816) 235-5186 or visit

Sue Shear Women in Public Life Leadership Academy

By , February 19, 2013 8:16 am

The Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life announces the 21st Century Leadership Academy, May 19 – 24, 2013 in St. Louis, MO

Apply to Represent UMKC as a Shear Fellow.  Application Deadline: March 4, 2013

Spend a week with outstanding student leaders and savvy women in public life:  women judges, women office holders & women public policy experts.

What will you do as a Shear Fellow?

  1. Develop leadership skills.
  2. Build self confidence.
  3. Make friends & contacts for your future.

To apply, download the application. For more information on the Leadership Academy, visit the Leadership Academy page. With questions, contact Dr. Brenda Bethman in the UMKC Women’s Center at

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