‘At Ease Zone’ Ribbon Cutting is March 24

By , March 21, 2016 5:08 pm

At-Ease-ZoneHelp celebrate the opening of the “At Ease Zone” with a ribbon cutting at noon, Thursday, March 24. The ribbon cutting will be at the theatre entrance to the UMKC Student Union. In case of rain, the ribbon cutting will be on the third floor of the Student Union.

The “At Ease Zone” is located 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.

Enroll Now: Summer Session 2016

By , March 21, 2016 5:04 pm

Summer-Session-2016Catch Up. Stay on Track. Get Ahead.

Whatever your goals are, spending the summer at UMKC is a great way to meet them. With flexible scheduling, a variety of classes, online offerings and in-state tuition for area Kansas students, UMKC’s summer session is the ideal way to set your own pace and start strong in the fall!

The first session starts on May 23. For a full rundown, including registration dates and course lists, visit Summer Session.

International Students Day: Celebrating Saudi Arabia

By , March 21, 2016 10:42 am

International Students Day 2016International Students Day: Celebrating Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, April 13 @ 2:00–3:30PM

Miller Nichols Library: 1st Floor, iX Theater

All UMKC students, faculty, and staff welcome!

The UMKC Libraries are hosting the third International Students Day event, and this time we are celebrating students from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia!

The celebration will feature a presentation on the history of music of Saudi Arabia by Dr. Andrew Granade, Associate Professor of Musicology and Chair of the Composition, Music Theory, and Musicology Division at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Throughout the event there will be henna tattoo and Arabic calligraphy workshops, sampling of authentic Saudi Arabian foods, as well as various entertaining and interactive activities organized by the Saudi Students Union at UMKC.


  • 2:00 – 2:05: Opening remarks
  • 2:05 – 2:35: Lecture by Dr. Andrew Granade
  • 2:35 – 3:50: Break/Refreshment
  • 2:50 – 3:30: Performance by students
  • Other concurrent activities: (2:00 to 4:00pm) Authentic Saudi Arabia food sampling Arabic calligraphy workshop Henna Tattoo Book and DVD display

This event is aimed to promote the library as a friendly scholarly hub and home for the UMKC International Students. Sponsored by UMKC Friends of the Library and the UMKC School of Law, Leon E. Bloch Law Library.

To RSVP to the event, visit: http://umkclaw.link/celebrateksa

UM President Search Open Forum at UMKC on April 8, 2016

By , March 21, 2016 10:35 am

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UM System Presidential Search – Open Forum

When: April 08, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: UMKC Student Union, Room 401BC

The UMKC community is invited to be part of the search process for the next president of the University of Missouri System (UM System).  The presidential search committee will hold an open forum at UMKC on April 8 to give the UMKC community the opportunity to provide input on the proposed characteristics and desired qualifications sought in the next UM System president.  The search firm and search committee will use this input to develop a qualifications statement for use in recruiting and selecting candidates for the position.

Students are encouraged to participate in the open forum so the committee may gather perspectives from the entire university community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees.

The forum will be livestreamed with a live link and final recording to be posted on the presidential search website at https://www.umsystem.edu/ps/.  No registration is required.  For those who cannot attend the forum and would like to provide input on desired candidate characteristics and qualifications, comments may be submitted by email to mailto:umpresidentialsearch@umsystem.edu no later than April 8.


AIDS Walk on April 30, 2016

By , March 21, 2016 10:01 am

AIDS WALK KCThe AIDS Walk Kansas City 2016 will be held on Saturday, April 30 at Theis Park.  The walk is 3.4 miles and will take approximately 2.5 hours.  Registration opens at 8 a.m.; the program with music and fun begins at 9 a.m.; and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

UMKC is partnering with the AIDS Walk again this year.  The planning committee has adapted the route so that approximately one third of the walk will be on campus.

The route will hit our campus at the intersection of Volker and Rockhill, travel south on Cherry St. to 52nd St., over to Oak St. and 52nd St., and then north up to Theis Park.  The entire walk will take place on sidewalks, and no streets on campus will be closed.AIDS Walk 2016

More than 3,500 walkers are expected to participate in the free event.  There is no charge to walk.

Theis Park is located at the intersection of Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. and Oak St., east of the Plaza and south of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer along the UMKC route to provide direction and support, contact Doug Swink at swinkd@umkc.edu.

For additional details about the walk, visit the AIDS Walk Kansas City website.

UM System Diversity Task Force Listening Sessions

By , March 16, 2016 5:02 pm

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UMKC students, faculty and staff are invited to meet with representatives of the UM System Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force at a pair of Learning Sessions on March 23.

The sessions are scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Room 401 of the Student Union.

The Board of Curators created the Task Force for the purpose of “conducting a thorough, wide-ranging and unflinching study of the programs, policies, and practices that have been institutionalized at the system.”

The Task Force has been charged with developing both a short- and long-term strategy, plan and metrics for diversity, inclusion and equity for the UM System, based on an inventory and audit of current programs, policies and practices.

The Learning Sessions are the first step in Phase 1 of the process. Dr. David Mitchell, Chair of the Task Force, will discuss the role and structure of the system and the work of the Task Force. He will invite participants to join Phase II of the Task Force.

Phase II goals are to:

  • Expand membership
  • Develop a clear and compelling vision of our university’s future
  • Develop short- and long-term recommendations to propel the university toward that future

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