Congratulations to the Fall 2015 Honor Recipients!

By , December 11, 2015 8:41 am

UMKC LOGOGraduating students who have excelled in both academic achievement and service may be nominated as a Vice Chancellor’s Honor Recipient. This program recognizes students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in University and community leadership activities outside the classroom.

Meet the Fall 2015 Honor Recipients!

Daniel Blaz, School of Nursing and Health Studies – Nominated by Dr. Susan Kimble

Rebeca Higueros, School of Nursing and Health Studies – Nominated by Dr. Jamie Hunt

Jamandeep Kaur, College of Arts and Sciences – Nominated by Dr. Kathleen Kilway

Christopher Kim, College of Arts and Sciences – Nominated by Dr. Kathleen Kilway

Benjamin Lotito, Henry W. Bloch School of Management – Nominated by Michael Wizniak

Matthew McLaughlin, School of Medicine – Nominated by Dr. Timothy Hickman

New Lecture Capture System – Panopto to replace Tegrity

By , December 11, 2015 8:22 am



After a review of lecture capture options, UMKC has decided to replace the Tegrity lecture capture system with Panopto. Tegrity will be phased out during spring 2016, and existing Tegrity recordings made up until June 1, 2016 will be converted to the Panopto environment.

Panopto and Tegrity are very similar to use, with Panopto offering better support, fewer major software updates, and the ability to edit content after recording.

To ease the transition, instructors are encouraged to use Panopto beginning in the Spring 2016 semester.  Panopto will be installed on all ILE classroom computers, and will be available for all Spring 2016 Blackboard and Moodle courses soon.

More information about Panopto to come. In the meantime, if you have questions about Panopto, that aren’t answered by the website, please send them to


Textbooks Sellback and Rental Returns Fall 2015

By , December 9, 2015 10:48 am

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Note: Rentals must be returned by Friday, December 18, 2015.  Rental books not returned will be charged to student accounts starting on the 21st.

More information can be found on their website:

And don’t forget to take advantage of Early Bird Textbook Reservations!



Stress Less Fest 2015!

By , December 7, 2015 12:49 pm

Stress Less 2015Need a break from studying this week for finals?  Check out Stress Less Fest–starting today with a Holiday Hustle at Swinney Recreation Center (interval training to get your heart pumping for a good reason).  Other events include a healing arts workshop, massages, cuddling with puppies, Wind Down Wednesday, and the popular Late Night Breakfast.  Click on the poster for more details.

Also note — extended hours at the Union and the Miller Nichols Library to meet your late-night study needs.

Good luck and don’t forget to take care of yourself!










Update: Time and Room Change for Dec. 9 Listening Session

By , December 1, 2015 9:44 am

QuadPlease join us for a continuing series of campus listening sessions for our UMKC community to give voice to, and to listen to, perspectives and experiences of diversity, campus climate. To create a safe and welcoming environment, the meetings will be open to UMKC students, faculty and staff only and will not be recorded. The meetings will not be open to the general public or media.

Chancellor Leo E. Morton and Provost Barbara A. Bichelmeyer welcome all members of the university community to join in respectful dialogue.

The meeting dates will be:

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. in Pierson Auditorium.

New location and time:  Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 4 p.m. in room 3301 at the Health Sciences Building – this will be accessible via technology for students, faculty and staff who are not able to be present on campus.

New date:  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Student Union, room 401.

In addition, a March meeting will be set to report out on progress toward the actions and initiatives that grow out of these listening sessions.


Please know there are many campus resources you can contact for more information about diversity at UMKC:


Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND)

Office of Service for Students with Disabilities

University Center for Excellence In Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

Missouri Developmental Disability Resource Center (MODDRC)


Center on Aging Studies Without Walls

Gerontology Program

Institute for Human Development



Financial Aid and Scholarships

Kangaroo Pantry

UMKC’s Career Services

Worker Education and Labor Studies (WELS) Program

International Academic Programs

Scholarships for Minority and Underrepresented Students


African-American History and Culture House

African Students Culture Organization


Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)

Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO)

Chinese Scholars and Student Association

El Club Espanol

Hispanic Law Association

Indian Students Association

International Academic Programs

International Student Affairs Office (ISAO)

Latina/Latino Studies Program

Multicultural Student Affairs

Multicultural Students Organization Council (MSOC)

Saudi Student Union

Students of Indigenous Origins

The African American Student Union (TAASU)

The Black Studies Program

UMKC Hispanic Advisory Board

Association for India’s Development


Women’s Center

Women’s & Gender Studies


Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America

LGBTQIA Programs & Services



UMKC Veteran Students Resource Page

Student Veterans Organization at UMKC


Christian Medical and Dental Association

Christians on Campus

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

Impact Student Ministries

Muslim Students Association

The Religious Studies Program

Additional UMKC resources


Office of Affirmative Action


Counseling, Health and Testing Center

Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Ethics and Compliance Hotline

Faculty Ombudsperson

Fraternity & Sorority Affairs

Human Resources

Institute for Human Development

Office of Diversity & Community Partnership – School of Medicine

Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Office of Student Involvement

Staff Council

Student Health and Wellness Center

Student Organizations

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Minority Student Affairs

Multicultural Student Affairs

Student Financial Aid

Office of Student Affairs

Kangaroo Pantry has #PeanutPower

By , December 1, 2015 9:37 am

UMKC-Snack-AttackThe Kangaroo Pantry at UMKC recently placed third in the #PeanutPower Snack Attack Challenge sponsored by the National Peanut Board. The award comes with a $500 donation and 1,000 units of peanut butter to help support the Kangaroo Pantry.

The contest challenged college service centers from around the U.S. to host a Snack Attack party and generate engagement and excitement about the power of peanuts through Twitter and Instagram using #peanutpower. The Kangaroo Pantry received #peanutenvy swag, a 25-pound bag of shelled peanuts and a $200 gift card to create a unique Peanut Power trail mix that was handed out at the party.

“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who participated in the competition on campus,” said Angela Cottrell, director of UMKC Office of Student Involvement. “The Kangaroo Pantry client count grows every day and this additional prize money will allow us to keep the pantry stocked for the next few weeks. We hope that our ‘Roo family will continue to help donate financially or provide us with some of our most needed items.”

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