Ugly Holiday Sweater Virtual Contest 

December 1-15

Get ready for a Christmas showdown!
Are you ready to strike a pose and show off your holiday fashion?
Category: Festive, Best DIY, and Naturally Ugly (no filters allowed)
Snap a selfie of you rocking that sweater and send it over to with your name, category, and work email.
Photos will be shared on UMKC Staff Council social media.
So dress to impress and let’s get snapping!
Winners will be contacted on December 18.

Faculty + Staff Appreciation Nights at Athletics Events

The Athletics Department celebrated special faculty and staff members at a sports event. These celebrations were to honor & recognize the incredible work done by these individuals both on campus and with the student-athletes.

  • Faculty and Staff had the opportunity to participate in a drawing for prizes, organized by the Staff Council Engagement Committee during a soccer game and a volleyball match.
  • The soccer game took place on October 19, where Roos Women’s Soccer team played against South Dakota.
  • The volleyball match was held on November 2 with Roos Volleyball playing against Omaha.
  • The winners of the prize draw on October 19 were Kristen Temple and Morgan Birrell, while on November 2, Kristen Temple, Ursula Gurney, and Curby Piehl bagged the prizes.
  • Congratulations to the winners and we encourage all to watch out for the next Faculty-Staff night at an upcoming basketball game.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Training

A national personal preparedness program designed to educate and empower the public to act in emergencies and provide lifesaving care before professional first responders arrive.
The in-person course provides reinforcement in how to:
  • Call 911
  • Make safe decisions in providing care to an individual experiencing an emergency
  • Stop the bleeding and its importance in survival
  • Positioning the injured
  • Providing general comfort

Being able to provide a base level of care during the 5-10 minutes before responders arrive is an important skill for all age levels. The interactive course is scheduled for 2 hours.

Location: UMKC Administrative Center, Plaza Room

Two sessions: 10 am and 1 pm

Click here to register.