11 Ways to Stress Less at Stress Less Fest

By , December 9, 2014 4:38 pm

Stress Less 20141.  Massages.  Free massages at Jazzman’s Coffee stage Dec 15-17; and at Hospital Hill:  SOD 12/15, SOM 12/16, and HSB 12/17

2.  Extended Hours.  The UMKC Student Union is open until 2am Dec 11-17

3.  Free Coffee.  Jazzman’s will have limited free coffee available after 10pm on Dec 14 through midnight on Dec 16

4.  Study Spaces.  Additional study spaces available throughout the Union

5.  Aromatherapy.  Relax with Aromatherapy in the Union (room 419)

6.  Painting!  Paint a masterpiece outside the Union Bookstore from 10am-3pm Dec 15-19 (while supplies last)

7.  Finals Survival Kits.  Build your own survival kit (while supplies last):  OSI 10am-5pm on Dec 15-19 and at Hospital Hill:  SOD 12/15, SOM 12/16, and HSB 12/17

8.  Therapy Dogs.  Cuddle up with a puppy in the Union 10am-3pm on Dec 15-19

9.  Yoga.  Take a free yoga class Dec 16 and Dec 18 from 1.30-2.30pm at Swinney Recreation Center (room 304)

10.  Interval Training.  Learn interval training Dec 15 and Dec 17 from 9-9.30am at the Swinney Indoor Track

11.  Late Night Breakfast.  Join us Dec 11 from 10pm to midnight for free breakfast at the Caf!

UMKC Bookstores Customer Appreciation Open House

By , December 9, 2014 4:37 pm

Bookstore Open HouseJoin the UMKC Bookstores for their Customer Appreciation Open House on Thursday, December 11th.  Celebrate the end of the term with 25% off UMKC clothing, gifts, and scrubs; special pricing on select technology, 25% off select headphones; and 10% off medical equipment.  Wear your ugly holiday sweater and win prizes!

Also starting this week are Textbook Sellbacks and Rental Book Returns.  Bring your books and get a scratcher ticket to savings!

Sellback dates:

  • December 10 & 11 — 8am-6pm
  • December 12 — 8am-5pm
  • December 15-19 — 8am – 6pm
  • December 19 — last day for rental textbook returns!
  • December 22-23 — 8am-4pm


Give the Gift of Reading

By , December 9, 2014 4:36 pm

turn the pageGive the gift of reading with UMKC’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 103 Literacy Campaign.

UMKC’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 103 has partnered with Turn the Page KC, a local organization dedicated to helping kids learn and succeed through literacy.  Now through December 15th, please donate a children’s book at the Union or donate to Turn the Page KC ($10 buys 4 books).

Most importnatly, donate your time and read to a child!  Reading together sparks a child’s curiosity and joy in learning–you can make a difference!  For more information on volunteering, check out these resources from Turn the Page KC.


Director of Undergraduate Research

By , December 9, 2014 4:36 pm

JaneGreerDoing research with a faculty mentor during your undergraduate career is a high-impact learning experience that connects classroom learning with real-world application.  It’s also exciting to be part of the creation of new knowledge!

The Provost’s Office has recently announced the appointment of Jane Greer, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, as the Director of Undergraduate Research.

Dr. Greer has mentored over a dozen undergraduate researchers and for the past six years served as the editor of “Young Scholars in Writing:  Undergraduate Research in Rhetoric and Writing Studies.”

Dr. Greer’s primary focus in her new role will be to substantially expand the number and type of undergraduate research opportunities available for students at UMKC. These experiences will be designed to support undergraduate student success as part of the implementation of the UMKC Strategic Plan.

Dr. Greer brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and passionate commitment into this position. She will work closely with faculty, staff and students to provide excellent developmental experiences in the area of undergraduate research.

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