2015 Robert F. Kennedy Symposium

By , April 16, 2015 4:46 pm

RFK 2015Make plans to attend the 2015 Annual Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Symposium on April 29, 2015.

Lunch on April 29th features a panel discussion on Race and Justice (click here to register for the lunch)

Dinner on April 29th features a panel discussion on the Impact of Incarceration (click here to register for the dinner)

This year’s RFK Memorial Symposium is co-sponsored by the UMKC Village Square, a group that promotes civil discourse to help solve the country’s issues.

Spring Blowout Week with UPB (April 20-25)

By , April 15, 2015 12:11 pm

The Union Programming Board will be having the Spring Blowout week April 20th – 25th. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE.

Clue-Poster20Monday, April 20th @ 4pm in the Student Union 401A Come enjoy a murder mystery game with free food and prizes.


BJ2Tuesday, April 21st @  7pm in the Student Union Theater Come enjoy a musical performance by BJ The Chicago Kid. He is a soulful singer that captures his audience with his voice and style. He is signed to Motown Records and recently was nominated for a Grammy for his feature on the song Studio by Schoolboy Q.  Event is FREE and open to the public.



weddingringerThursday, April 23rd two showings @ 12pm and 7pm in the Student Union Theater Come watch the Wedding Ringer with Kevin Hart.



toopFriday, April 24th between the times of 12:30 and 5:30pm in the Student Union 4th floor come check out the interactive event Tunnel of Oppression that evokes emotion and makes you think.


wofSaturday April 25th – Worlds of Fun Amusement Park with Roos in the City.  Text @UMKCUPB to 816-482-3257 for weekly updates and instant notification when sign-ups are available for our Roos in the City Events.



Pharmacy Student Chapter Named Among Highest in Nation for the Fourth Time

By , April 7, 2015 1:38 pm

SOPStudentsA UMKC School of Pharmacy student group has been named among the best in the country for the fourth year in a row.

The UMKC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) won the Division AA National Chapter Achievement Award for 2013-2014. This placed UMKC in the top four out of 129 APhA-ASP chapters, announced recently at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting in San Diego. Last year, the UMKC chapter was in the top 10; in 2013, it was in the top four and in 2012, the UMKC chapter received National Student Chapter of the Year.

UMKC School of Pharmacy Dean Russell Melchert compares the achievements to winning a national championship in NCAA athletics.

Through numerous events and activities, UMKC student pharmacists and their faculty mentors make a huge difference in the health of thousands of people throughout the Kansas City area and across Missouri, Melchert said. “The continued national recognition for that is a nice bonus.”

Each year, the award is given to APhA-ASP chapters across the nation based on originality of programs, number of chapter members involved, impact on the community, benefit to student pharmacists and collaboration with other healthcare organizations. Faculty advisers during the 2013-2014 school year include professors Kelly Cochran and Angela Brownfield at the Columbia campus and professors Cameron Lindsey, Valerie Ruehter and Andrew Bzowyckyj in Kansas City.

A few of the activities and accomplishments that earned recognition for the UMKC APhA-ASP chapter this year include:

  • The chapter held a total of 259 events across its campuses in Kansas City and Columbia.
  • Of the events, 60 were new events and 199 were sustained events from previous years.
  • The student pharmacists reached 14,256 patients at events.
  • A total of 10,488,041 patients were educated through public relations’ efforts.
  • Region award winners for 3 of the 4 national APhA-ASP Patient Care initiatives.

International Students’ Day Celebrates India

By , April 7, 2015 1:36 pm

india flagUMKC Libraries is hosting International Students’ Day from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17 in the iX Theater on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library.

International education is an integral part of University of Missouri-Kansas City. In order to make the UMKC Library a friendly and scholarly hub and home for international students, the University Library hosts International Students’ Day in the Library.

This year’s event will celebrate Indian students, the largest group of the international student body. Speakers will make presentations on Indian heritage and current social issues. Other activities include live musical performances, food and a short movie. A book display will be set up in the library to showcase Indian culture.

This event is aimed to enhance mutual understanding and cultural appreciation as well as celebrate the diversity of UMKC’s students. The event is sponsored by UMKC Friends of the Library and UMKC School of Law. Free refreshments will be served. All UMKC students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend this program.

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