National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

By , February 18, 2016 4:39 pm

NSSE TileNSSE Kicks Off on Feb 16th!

On Tuesday, February 16th selected first year and senior students received an invitation to participate in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).  This is a chance to share your thoughts and help make UMKC a better place to learn!

NSSE responses are used by UMKC to improve educational experiences and gain a better understanding of how students perceive their time at UMKC.  More students responding means more opportunity to learn and represent different groups of students on campus.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and is sent directly from NSSE to your inbox.  If you received the invitation, please help us and your fellow students by submitting your responses.

Learn more about the NSSE at this website.  For questions, please contact Amy Prettejohn in UMKC’s Institutional Research at

In Concert with FUTURE and DREEZY

By , February 9, 2016 8:40 am

Future FlyerUPDATE:  Concert is SOLD OUT!

BUT:  The Concert Committee is looking for volunteers!

The online registration for volunteers with additional information is available at and must be completed by Wednesday, April 5th.  All volunteers must also attend a meeting on April 5th or 6th in order to participate.


The UMKC Office of Student Involvement and UMKC Student Government Association are sponsoring Future with opening act Dreezy at UMKC at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 28 at UMKC’s Swinney Recreation Center.

UMKC student tickets are on sale now at the UMKC Central Ticket Office. General public tickets will go on sale Monday, Feb. 22. Ticket prices are $20 each for currently enrolled students and $40 each for the general public. Students are limited to the purchase of one student ticket and two general public tickets. Please be prepared to present a valid UMKC student ID when picking up the tickets.

Purchase tickets online, by phone at 816-235-6222 or in person at the CTO in the Performing Arts Center Lobby. Their hours are Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

Chi-Raq showing and film discussion

By , February 9, 2016 8:31 am

Chi-RaqTwo showings of the Spike Lee film, Chi-Raq, will take place 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Student Union Theatre. Filmed in Chicago, this satire centers on the ongoing black-on-black crime in the city.

Kevin Wilmott, KU associate professor of media studies and co-writer and co-executive of the picture, will participate in a panel discussion following the 7 p.m. showing.

Additional panelists are Theresa Torres, associate professor, Latina/Latino Studies Program; Caitlin Horsmon, associate professor, Communications Studies; Cynthia Jones, lecturer, English Language & Literature; and Jacqueline Wood, associate professor, Black Studies Program.

Adrienne Hoard, Ph.D., UMKC professor and director of Black Studies, will moderate.

Free drinks and popcorn provided at the 7 p.m. show.

Sponsors of the events are: The Black Studies Program, Communication Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Division of Diversity and Inclusion, The African American Student Union, Multicultural Student Affairs, and The Nu Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts

By , February 8, 2016 2:09 pm


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  • Presenter: Leslie C. Aguilar
  • Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location for both sessions: UMKC Student Union Theater

What is Ouch! About?

In a unique and powerful way, experience the impact of stereotypical comments, explore why people don’t speak up against stereotypes and other biased behaviors, and learn six techniques for speaking up without blame or guilt

For more information, please contact Gloria Tibbs, or call 816-235-1540

Sessions were made possible through funding from the Chancellor’s Diversity Council and partnerships with the Division of Diversity and Inclusion; LGBTQIA Programs and Services: FaCET, and the University Libraries.

Register now:


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