Culture Night (20 April 2019)

By , April 9, 2019 4:58 pm

Please join the International Student Ambassadors as they celebrate diversity, peace and friendship during Culture Night 2019 on Saturday, April 20, 2019.  Families are welcome!

Culture Night will begin around 5PM in the Pierson Auditorium with educational booths from different countries and free food from several different cultures.

We will move over to the Swinney Recreation Center for the Talent and Fashion show at 7PM. Contestants will share dances, sing or play songs from their homeland for prizes. There will also be a fashion show of countries to showcase the gallantry of each country’s rich culture.

This event is totally free to all who attend, we do recommend arriving early as the food always runs out.  You may contact the International Student Ambassadors with questions at

Experience Latin America (29 April 2019)

By , April 9, 2019 2:08 pm

Join us at Miller Nichols Library on Monday, 29 April from 3-4.30 for the 2019 International Student Celebration of Latin America!

The event includes student performances, refreshments, and guest speakers.

Interim Dean of Students Named

By , April 9, 2019 2:03 pm

Chris Brown, Ph.D., chair of the School of Education division of Counseling and Education Psychology, will serve as the interim dean of students/vice provost for Student Affairs.

Sandra Miles recently announced her resignation from the vice provost position.  Brown’s interim role will allow UMKC to connect her expertise in counseling and educational psychology with developing and implementing new programs that will promote student engagement and student success at UMKC.  She will lead efforts across UMKC to create the “Culture of Care” described in the new UMKC student success model, Roo STRONG (Student-Targeted Resources Opportunities and Networks for Graduation).

Under Brown’s interim leadership, UMKC will be able to:        

  • Provide facilitative leadership to support professional staff in Student Affairs
  • Create synergies between administrative units and academic units
  • Bring together student-affairs professionals and faculty to promote student success 
  • Incorporate and integrate recommendations from the Mental Health and Wellness Task Force to proactively improve student well-being

Brown will conduct this work collaboratively with faculty who have expertise in the School of Social Work, in the Department of Psychology and with professional staff in co-curricular programs such as academic support and mentoring and first-year experience programs; as well as offices in Student Affairs such as counseling services, recreation, the Office of Student Involvement, and Multicultural Student Affairs.

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