Student Veterans At Ease Zone Now Open

By , February 29, 2016 4:58 pm



The new “At Ease Zone” is now open in Room 239, Cherry Hall, 5030 Cherry St., Kansas City, Mo. The “At Ease Zone” will provide resources, referrals and a place to connect for UMKC student veterans and military connected students. The “At Ease Zone” is a result of a partnership between the UMKC School of Social Work and the UMKC Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

The “At Ease Zone,” staffed by student veterans, will be able to provide referrals to campus and community resources as well as assist students with information about their GI Bill benefits. The hours are 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony is being planned and will be announced at a later date.

MBA Students Advance to Finals in National Case Competition

By , February 29, 2016 4:53 pm

A team of five students from the Bloch School’s Intensive Full-Time MBA have been selected as finalists for the 26th Annual Wake Forest Marketing Analytics Summit.

The Bloch team, comprised of Akash Kandhari, Aditya Rajagopalan, Ashley Hufft, Erin Christiansen and Kara Macy, is one of eight selected nationwide to compete for the top prize in Winston-Salem, N. C., on April 11 and 12, 2016.

The Marketing Summit is a student-run competition that offers both undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to apply their marketing skills and creativity to real-world marketing challenges. First place in the graduate pool will receive a $20,000 cash prize, with a $1,000 MVP prize awarded to the team presenter that best represents the qualities of a top-level marketing professional.

Finalists for the 2015 competition included teams from top MBA programs such as Wake Forest University, Yale University and Northwestern University. The finalist teams were selected based on a case analysis and a creative video. The Bloch team’s video submission can be viewed here.

Spring Grad Fair at the Bookstore March 8 and 9

By , February 23, 2016 3:56 pm

Sp16 Grad Fair

Engineering Week Begins Feb 21, 2016

By , February 18, 2016 4:51 pm

EWeek 2016National Engineers Week (E-Week) is an annual celebration of the engineering field and the positive impact that engineers make in the world. Organized nationally by the DiscoverE organization, this week is a time to build awareness of the profession and inspire the next generation of engineers.

At UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering, E-Week is celebrated with many events such as the Mr. Engineer competition, ASCE’s Concrete Bowling, the Baja Pit Crew Challenge and the Egg Drop. All students are encouraged to join the festivities.

The celebration is not just fun and games. During the week, students also can take part in meaningful and inspiring activities to prepare for their own careers and help foster the interest of future engineers. Annually, students participate in career-building activities and volunteer at events such as the RooBuilders bridge-building competition for high school students. E-Week activities are sponsored by UMKC Engineers Without Borders, IEEE and Robotics Team, Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Olsson and Associates, Human Powered Vehicle Team, Baja Buggy Team, Association for Computing Machinery, Eta Kappa Nu, National Society of Black Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, TSCE STUCO, SCE Student Affairs, SCE Alumni Association and UMKC Athletics.

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