UMKC Celebrates Constitution Day on Sept 16, 2017

By , September 7, 2017 11:23 am

UMKC will celebrate Constitution Day on Saturday, September 16, 2017 with an event sponsored by the UMKC School of Law and the Kansas City Youth Court:  Know Your Rights and Learn the Law.

Hosted by local law enforcement and attorneys, the session will focus on how the Bill of Rights applies to individuals as well as our rights and responsibilities and how to interact with police.  Youth, parents, and students are invited to attend.

Lunch is provided:  RSVP at

Please see flyer for event details.

Constitution Day became a recognized federal holiday in 2004, when legislation authored by Senator Robert Byrd was signed into law.  The Act mandates that all educational institutions that receive public funding provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on or near September 17th each year.



New Bus Route from UMKC to Crossroads, Downtown and River Market

By , September 6, 2017 11:30 am

RideKC recently introduced a new bus route, giving riders a more direct route to the Crossroads, Downtown and the River Market.

The new 55 Universities-Crossroads route runs right through the middle of the Volker Campus campus and offers more weeknight service. Check out the RideKC website for more bus schedules and times.

Use your UMKC student ID to board any RideKC bus free.

Gallery of Art Opening Reception for A Surrender Against Reality

By , September 6, 2017 11:25 am

Photo courtesy of the artist: Kati Toivanen, Transformations — Images in Motion #5

The UMKC Gallery of Art will showcase its new exhibition, A Surrender Against Reality, in conjunction with Every Street Is Charlotte Street, with an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 7 from 5-7pm.  The show runs through Friday, Oct. 6.

Throughout history, artists have utilized ingenious methods of manipulating materials and processes to
manifest various perceptions of reality. And by extension, many artists from the marginalized to the
mainstream have challenged the notions of truth and its tenuous relationship with reality. Today, with the loss of faith in institutions to provide a collective comprehension of truth while autocratic leaders espouse misconceptions and misinformation, citizens are left to forge their own understandings. In this exhibition the participating artists will explore the manipulation of reality and its tricky and fraught relationship with truth.

This exhibition is made up of former Charlotte Street Foundation awardees and is in conjunction with Every Street is Charlotte Street, celebrating their 20th anniversary.

Fall 2017 Hours: Monday: 9-2 Tuesday: 9-5 Wednesday: 9-4 Thursday: 9-7 Friday 9-4

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