Address Your Stress Workshops

By , October 26, 2016 1:25 pm

address-your-stressJoin the UMKC Counseling Services for this two-part workshop, Address Your Stress!  You will learn about stress, the impact it has on both your physical and mental health, and strategies to increase your overall well-being.  Topics include sleep, time management, and psychological factors that impact stress.

Thursdays, Nov 3rd and Nov 10th, 9:30-10:30am in the MindBody Connection (Atterbury Student Success Center room 112).

To sign-up, please contact Dr. Sebastiano Procopio at

Counseling Services also offers other group sessions on Interpersonal Growth, Mindfulness, and Body Wellness.  If you are interested in joining these groups, please contact Dr. Procopio.

Fall Health and Wellness Week (Nov 7-11, 2016)

By , October 26, 2016 1:07 pm

fall-health-week-2016Give thanks for good health!

Student Health & Wellness and MindBody Connection invite you to celebrate a week of good health.  Stop by the MindBody Connection (Atterbury Student Success Center room 112) to visit with campus and community resources–there will be different resources each day to explore!

  • Monday, Nov 7:  Financial Health and Wellness
  • Tuesday, Nov 8:  Emotional Health and Wellness, part 1
  • Wednesday, Nov 9:  Physical Health and Wellness, part 1
  • Thursday, Nov 10:  Physical Health and Wellness, part 2
  • Friday, Nov 11:  Emotional Health and Wellness, part 2

For questions, contact Kate Melton at 816.235.5350.

UMKC AUP+D Receives 2016 American Planning Association Award

By , October 26, 2016 12:58 pm

apa-missouri-awardees-2016The UMKC Department of Architecture, Planning + Design recently received an Outstanding Student Project award from the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Missouri). The purpose of the APA Missouri awards is to recognize outstanding work conducted in the field of planning throughout the state of Missouri.

Outstanding Student Project:  #UMKC Spaces Student Exploration of Places

At the invitation of the UMKC Trustees, students from UMKC’s Urban Planning + Design conducted an assessment of the urban design of UMKC’s Volker Campus. The studio examined:  the human experience on campus, walk and bike circulation, campus monuments, and campus gateways.  Students and the University promoted an Instagram photo and hashtag campaign #UMKCspaces to collect images of great spaces on campus, which were geocoded and mapped.  Students identified 5 planning and urban design opportunities that show how the Campus might better meet the needs of students:  Activate Troost, Intensify Cherry and 51st Street Node, Prioritize Public Streets, Deploy Modern and Functional Signage, and Rethink Surface Parking.

Register for SecureAuth to protect your data

By , October 26, 2016 12:42 pm

ComputerLogging into electronic resources with your UMKC username and password confirms your identity and grants authorization to access University systems. This makes passwords at the forefront of protecting your personal information as well as the University’s data.  

The University has partnered with the Secure Authentication toolkit to provide a second layer of password safety. The toolkit requires an additional authentication scheme (security questions) for users to gain access to these systems. 

Use of these tools is now required to reset your University password, and will be required for access to myHR and other protected systems in 2017.  Register your security data now!

To register and/or change your password, visit the new IS webpage at 

For questions about the Secure Authentication Toolkit, visit the UM FAQ at


UMKC Climate Survey Open

By , October 17, 2016 2:28 pm

climate-popupDon’t Forget to Take the Climate Survey!

The designed to gauge how all members of the community experience the current campus climate via an assessment of Learning, Living and Working at UMKC.

The goals of the survey, dubbed “Each Voice Counts,” are multifold: 1) to better understand the current campus climate for working and learning at UMKC; 2) uncover any challenges facing members of our campus community; and 3) to utilize climate survey data to make improvements that will strengthen the campus environment for all.

The survey and more information about this process the can be found at

In addition, all UMKC stakeholders – students, faculty and staff – will be invited to participate in the development of the post-survey action initiatives.

At the end of the survey, participants can choose to enter their names for prize drawings; prizes include book and housing scholarships, parking passes, event tickets and Visa gift cards valued at up to $500. A complete list of prizes is available at

Because the survey is confidential and hosted on an external site, it must be completed in one sitting. Anyone may fill out a paper version of the survey by contacting the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities. For students with registered disabilities, OSSD may provide additional accommodations to ensure full participation.

The survey is open until November 4, 2016.


Be an Orientation Leader!

By , October 17, 2016 2:03 pm

Attention all UMKC Students!

  • Want to help new students transition to UMKC?
  • Want to share your Roo spirit & introduce new students to our vibrant campus life?
  • Want to hold a fun part-time job in Spring/Summer 2017?


To apply, go to: and click “Apply to be an Orientation Leader”

Application deadline is November 1, 2016


For more information, contact: Kim Kushner, Office of Admissions

Events & New Student Programs Coordinator, (816) 235-5579


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