Win a “Dreamternship” with Prezi

By , September 24, 2013 9:18 am

Prezi ContestWhat makes UMKC great?  Is it your favorite faculty member, an amazing program, or the many opportunities to live and learn in an exciting urban city?

Create a Prezi to show why you love UMKC–and you could win a “dreamtermship” with Prezi.  Find out more about the “Canvas My Campus” contest here:  Submit your Prezi by October 25th.

Never used Prezi?  It’s an interactive presentation tool that anyone can use–the public license is free.


Win an Internship and School-wide License

1. The two winning Prezi creators (one by popular vote and one by staff selection) will receive a 2014 spring break “dreamternship” in the Prezi San Francisco office, where they will have a chance to network and receive advice from tech industry insiders (flight and lodging included).

2. The two colleges or universities with the winning prezis will receive free Prezi Edu Pro licenses for a duration of one year for their entire population of students, staff and faculty.

UMKC Founders Week & 80th Anniversary

By , September 23, 2013 4:59 pm

FoundersWeekUMKC has been Kansas City’s university for 80 years — and that’s something to celebrate.

A week-long celebration of the university’s 80th anniversary, dubbed Founders’ Week, will take place next week, September 28 through October 5.  Activities include a Commemoration Day ceremony, a Regalia Run/Walk 5K, arts and culture events, and campus tours.

The Commemoration Day ceremony will draw civic, elected officials and UMKC alumni together to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of UMKC’s charter.  Officials will re-sign the charter at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 1, in the gymnasium at Swinney Recreation Center.  Chancellor Leo Morton will also deliver a “State of the University” address.

Although the ceremony will celebrate the university’s newest additions and advances, it will also be a time to reflect on how far UMKC has come.  In 1933, UMKC, then the University of Kansas City, began its first classes with just 17 instructors and 265 students. In 1936, 80 students became UKC’s first graduating class.  Today, the university serves more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

Social Entrepreneurship Challenge

By , September 23, 2013 4:52 pm

Entrepreneurship ChallengeDo you have an idea for a venture, product, or service that would help people or improve your community?

Do you want to get involved with a community organization but aren’t sure where to start or how to connect?

Join the Aaron L. Levitt Social Entrepreneurship Challenge–designed to develop social entrepreneurship and innovative civic leadership in the Greater Kansas City Region, the Challenge enable the next generation of civic leaders and entrepreneurs to serve our community.

Students from any school at UMKC, alone or in collaboration with a community agency, will develop and prepare an initiative, project, product, or solution and compete for support to launch or implement their idea.

Sponsored by the Bloch School of Management Department of Public Affairs and  the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership.  More information can be found here:

Take Care of Your Health! Free Immunizations

By , September 23, 2013 4:12 pm

shot clinicsUMKC Student Health and Wellness, in partnership with the Kansas City Health Department, is hosting FREE Immunization Clinics.  Immunizations are not just for children!  There are many important adult vaccinations to keep you healthy and prevent the spread of disease.


  • October 3rd:  12:30 – 4pm Student Union
  • October 10th:  12:30 – 4pm Health Sciences Building

One of the most important vaccinations for college students is for Meningitis.  This can be a serious bacterial or viral infection that attacks the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.  Meningitis is a preventable disease that can affect college students and cause serious and even fatal consequences.  The Missouri Health and Senior Services brochure is a great informational resource on Meningitis.

If you are not able to attend the FREE Immunization Clinics on the Volker or Hospital Hill campuses, these immunizations are available for FREE by appointment at the Kansas City Health Department, located at 2400 Troost Avenue.  More information can be found here:

Student Health and Wellness also offers immunizations for a fee, depending on the vaccination requested.   Please visit our website for more information:

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