Money Smart: How your Credit Score affects your life goals

By , April 23, 2013 9:16 am

Give me a Little Credit: How your credit score affects your life goals

April 25, 2013

12:00 – 1:30 pm

iX Theatre, Miller Nichols Library

Bring your lunch to this free informational session and learn from experts:

  • how you earn your credit score
  • how to improve your credit score
  • steps you can take to maintain a good credit score
  • and much more!

Money Smart® is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

Check out other Money Smart events taking place around Kansas City.



Tunnel of Oppression

By , April 23, 2013 9:12 am

Enter the Tunnel of Oppression…a multi-sensory experience highlighting various groups, past and present, who have suffered (or are suffering) oppression.

The event takes place in the Student Union Multipurpose Room on Tuesday, April 30th.  Displays will be open from 3pm to 7pm.

For more information, contact the Activity and Program Council at or call 235-1457.

Expand your horizons and explore what oppression means…and learn what you can do.




UMKC Students win $20,000 in video contest

By , April 19, 2013 5:17 pm


Congratulations to UMKC students Purna Biswa, Hang Summers, and Evgeniya Zvigunova–their video beat out thousands of entries in UMB’s “More Than” video contest in honor of their 100th anniversary.  The theme of the video is “Inspired to Make a Difference.”

Purna and Hang are both sophomores majoring in Computer Science and both from the Kansas City metropolitan area.  Evgeniya is originally from Russia, and while at UMKC she was a Performance major (piano) and Computer Science minor.  Read more.

Watch the video of Purna, Hang, and Evgeniya receiving their award:


New student organization for “non-traditional” students

By , April 19, 2013 5:02 pm

[this post is by Cheryl Morgan, senior in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program in the School of Nursing and Health Studies]

I am writing today to let you know about an initiative I have started to establish a new student organization specifically for non-traditional students. This is for anyone, particularly those entering or re-entering college later in life. We welcome all – even those in college just a few years past the ‘norm’!  It’s also for anyone who has concerns or challenges in college that may be described as “non-traditional.”

I decided to follow through on this because of some decidedly different experiences and perspectives I have encountered as a student returning to UMKC after life interfered with my original goals. There are many of us who fit this description and just as many challenges that are unique and need a safe place to be discussed, considered or overcome. Since sharing my idea with several of you, I’m encouraged and excited about this opportunity for us to help UMKC’s non-traditional student body – present and future!

I have the application prepared and signatures required for submission. The next step is the development of a constitution fro the organization. This must be done by the group, not by one person. The group will be called the OAKS and stands for the “Organization of Adult Knowledge Seekers.” I chose this after visiting with a very dedicated and supportive UMKC professor. The name is also reflective of a favorite book of mine called ‘Grow Deep, not Just Tall’ by Karen Kaiser Clark. The symbol of the strength of the oak tree that helps it withstand time and storms, is that its roots are deep in the earth… the same strength our knowledge and experiences offer in life – if we truly learn!

If you are interested in being a part of the establishment of this new student organization, please contact me. I will be setting up our first meeting with the dates and times you confirm are best. Send me your thoughts and ideas too!


Cheryl Morgan



The Rx Factor: Hospital Hill Style!

By , April 19, 2013 4:37 pm

Students from Four Schools to Compete in Fundraiser

The first “Rx Factor” pits each of the four Hospital Hill schools against each other in a friendly fundraising competition.

Will it be the School of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Health Studies or Pharmacy that earns bragging rights?

“Rx Factor” will be held 7 p.m. April 26 in the UMKC Student Union Theater. Deans from the Hospital Hill schools will judge contestants based on their scrubs fashion, talent, Q & A and mystery factor in a faux Miss America-style pageant.

The event is $10.50 per student; $20.50 for non-students.

Three-fourths of the proceeds are going to support a UMKC pharmacy student undergoing cancer treatments; 25 percent will be split between the top two contestants to go to philanthropies of their choice. Kappa Epsilon, a professional fraternity at the UMKC School of Pharmacy, is organizing the event.



APC Spring Blowout 2013

By , April 16, 2013 11:38 am

Join APC for the first-ever Spring Blowout!  April 22nd through 26th.

Catch a different event every night–comedians, music, magic, jumping, and dancing.

For more information, e-mail or call 235-1457.

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