Provost Search Listening Sessions

By , March 10, 2015 1:04 pm

QuadFaculty, staff and students have been invited to attend an all-campus “Listening Session” to discuss the search for the next UMKC Provost. Three identical sessions will be held, two on the Volker Campus and one on Hospital Hill.

Chancellor Leo Morton will be joined by representatives of the Search Committee who will be on hand to discuss logistics and to hear everyone’s thoughts.  Individuals are encouraged to bring questions as well as comments on the background, qualifications and leadership skills desired in the next provost.

Volker Campus

  • Monday, March 30 Henry W. Bloch School of Management, BEH 218 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 31 Student Success Center, Pierson Auditorium 3 – 5 p.m.

Hospital Hill Campus

  • Wednesday, April 1 School of Medicine, Theatre C 2 – 4 p.m.

Peace Corps Information Sessions

By , March 5, 2015 3:00 pm

Peace CorpsInterested in making a difference in our global community?  Come learn about how the Peace Corps can help you be that difference!

Meet your local Peace Corps Representative, Joe Zucchini, at two upcoming informational sessions.  Joe served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia and Micronesia–he will be sharing his experiences and answer questions about Peace Corps and the application process.

UMKC Information Table
Wednesday, March 11th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
UMKC Atterbury Student Success Center

Community Information Session
Saturday, March 14th
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Kansas City Public Library: Westport Branch
Peace Corps service remains the most significant and profound life-changing experience a young college graduate or experienced professional could embark on; not to mention a very effective resume builder.

Questions?  Contact Joe Zucchini at or 314-441-0534.

To complete an online application, visit



Operation iPad at the University Libraries

By , March 5, 2015 2:31 pm

iPad-BlogImage-300x300We need YOUR help to get iPads for our students and staff. University Libraries is ever-changing, which means we must evolve in new and innovative ways to provide access to meaningful and necessary resources.

Many, academic libraries like ours are able to provide the most current databases, journals and additional resources only in electronic formats.  The good news about these e-resources is that they can be accessed by our students and faculty from any computer or mobile device with internet access.  The challenge that we are rising to meet is that, unfortunately, not all of our students can afford to purchase an iPad of their own.  That’s why we need your help!

We ask you for your support of the Operation iPad project. Your contribution of $10, $25, $50, $100, $300 or any amount you can afford will go towards providing students with more tools to succeed.

If you cannot donate, you can still help by spreading the word on social media. Please send the link to Operation iPad on to your friends, family, and colleagues.  Your social network could make a difference in helping our students reach their full potential and realize their dreams.

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