Spring 2015 Student Success Seminars

By , January 27, 2015 10:00 am

SuccessStudent Success Seminars are quick, one-hour sessions on topics that will help students be better writers, organizers, studiers, and job searchers.  A collaboration between Academic Support & Mentoring, Career Services, MindBody Connection, UMKC Central, the Writing Studio, and the UMKC Libraries, Student Success Seminars are scheduled throughout the semester and cover topics such as resume writing, preparing for the RooWriter, using Library databases, study skills, UMKC resources, and overcoming procrastination.

All seminars are held in the Atterbury Student Success Center, room 222.  Check out the  STUDENT SUCCESS SEMINARS Spring 2015 schedule.

Don’t miss your chance for financial aid!

By , January 27, 2015 9:59 am

FAFSAYou may have noticed the posters and table tents around campus mentioning the FAFSA and the priority deadline of March 1st.  Curious what it all means?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid–this application determines your eligibility for financial aid–and not just federal aid!  Federal aid includes Stafford loans, work study, and Pell Grants (free money!), but the FAFSA is also used to determine eligibility for other aid, such as the UMKC Advantage Grant and other programs.

Click here for more information about the FAFSA and how to apply.  While you can apply for aid throughout the aid year, many aid programs are limited (especially scholarships and grant funds), so submit your FAFSA by UMKC’s priority deadline of March 1st–school code 002518.

In addition, currently enrolled UMKC students may apply for competitive institutional scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year by completing the competitive scholarship application.  It is also due, along with 2 letters of recommendation, by March 1.  Other opportunities for scholarships may be found within your department or Academic Unit–be sure to check with your adviser early in the term to ensure you apply before the deadlines.

Lucerna Journal Launch Party

By , January 27, 2015 9:58 am

Lucerna 9Please come celebrate the launch of Volume 9 of Lucerna:  UMKC’s Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Journal on Wednesday, January 28 from 6-8PM in the Student Union, room 401B!  The authors will present their research, followed by a short Q&A session.  Refreshments will be provided.

Congratulations to the UMKC students whose papers have been selected for the 2014 Lucerna!

  • Kelly R. Hangaur (History) German Americans in Missouri: The American Civil  War
  • Skyler D. King (English) The Unknown and Unknowable Shakespeare
  • Natalie Walker (History) All is Fair in Love and War
  • Emily Pedersen (Political Science) Media Framing of Congressional  Republicans during the Government Shutdown in 2013
  • Christopher A. Valdivieso (French) Zone Grise-Le choix d’un harki
  • Samantha Harris (Psychology) Barriers to Cardiac Rehabilitation  Participation: Predicting Enrollment in an Urban, Safety-Net Hospital
  • Sarah Alnazer (Sociology) Overall Health and Wellbeing of Female Veterans;  Compared to Their Male Counterparts
  • Sydney Ingram (English) Beat to Death: The Beat Generation’s Impact on Neal  Cassady
  • Jordan Miles (Psychology/English) Empowering Our Future
  • Marianne McKenzie (Theater/French) Faible ou forte? French Theater in Sweden

Each submission is blind-reviewed; having one’s work published in Lucerna is a great achievement  for any undergraduate looking to further her or his education or to begin a professional career.

Trans+ Groups

By , January 27, 2015 9:57 am

We wanted you to know about two transgender support/discussion groups at UMKC that are open to UMKC students, students at other colleges, and community members.

The first is a Trans+Social Group that is a trans-exclusive space for trans+ identifying college students and young adult community members that meets on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30pm in the Rainbow Lounge at UMKC.

Trans+AlliesWe also have four Trans+Allies events this semester that are open to trans+ individuals of all ages, friends, family, community members, students, and anyone who identifies as an ally.  The events are all scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month in UMKC’s Student Union room 302 from 6-8pm starting February 3rd. Free pizza will be provided. These events are great for mental health professionals, family members of trans+ individuals, as well as trans+ individuals who are unavailable on Wednesday nights or are not college students or young adults.  The topics of the four meetings are as follow:

  • ​February 3- Trans+ Myths and Facts
  • March 3-Transition Experiences Panel/Roundtable
  • April 7- Non-binary and Genderqueer Panel/Roundtable
  • May 5- The Trans+ Community and Mental Health Speakers; Michael Henderson from Counseling, Consulting & Mediation will be the guest speaker.

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