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


Leon Jordan & The Rise of Black Politics in Kansas City

By , October 17, 2016 1:53 pm

leon-jordanThe UMKC Libraries, in partnership with KCUR and the UMKC Friends of the Library, will be exploring the life and work of Leon Jordan as well as his impact on current and future black politics in Kansas City.

Monday, October 24
Miller Nichols Learning Center: Jeannette Nichols Forum
5:30pm Reception, 6pm Event

Leon Jordan was a well-known and highly respected politician and civil rights leader in Kansas City and Missouri. He has often been hailed as one of the most influential African Americans in Kansas City history and, at the time of his death, the state’s most powerful black politician.

As a prominent member of Kansas City society, Jordan’s infamous murder and the mysteries surrounding it rattled the Kansas City community. But his memory and legacy live on to encourage the continued growth of black social and political leaders in Kansas City and beyond.

Be sure to arrive early or stay after the event to visit the Headlines: Leon Jordan in the Media exhibit on the Ground Floor of the Miller Nichols Library, now through October.

This event and exhibit are brought to you as part of the UMKC Friends of the Library portFOLio Series. For more information, contact Nicole Leone at

United Nations Day (Oct 24)

By , October 17, 2016 1:46 pm

Harry S Truman Center


Join Us In Celebration of the Mayor’s United Nations DayMonday October 24, 2016

Join The UMKC Truman Center for a Student Session held at the National Archives at Kansas City, where you can visit one-on-one with Shelly Pitterman, Regional Representative for the USA and the Caribbean for UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency.  Event begins at 3:30 PM and will conclude at 5:00 PM.

Location: National Archives at Kansas City, 400 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108 (located immediately west of Union Station; parking is free)

Guest Speaker:  Mr. Shelly Pitterman, Regional Representative for the USA and the Caribbean for UNHRC, the UN’s refugee agency.

Mr. Pitterman, the son of Holocaust survivors and refugees, has firsthand knowledge of the unique challenges of refugees, an issue that has captured the world’s attention and directly impacted Kansas City in 2016. Pitterman will discuss the global refugee crisis with the Greater Kansas City community at this student session. He is the UNHCR Regional Representative for the USA and the Caribbean. He joined UNHCR in 1984 and served in Yei, Sudan (1984-1988); Headquarters Geneva on the Somalia Desk (1988-1990); N’zerekore, Guinea (1990-1992); and as the UNHCR Representative in Burundi (1992-1995). During his four year tenure as the Chief of UNHCR’s Resettlement Section, the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement began.Top of Form

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