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Engagement Week Celebrates Commitment To Engaged Leadership, Partnership, Learning


The campus community is invited to participate in Engagement Week, a series of activities this week in celebration of UMKC and the UM System’s commitment to engaged leadership, partnership and learning.

This week-long celebration — with events on all four UM System campuses — will showcase the impact extension programming and university engagement have on addressing our state’s grand challenges in economic opportunity, educational excellence and access, and health and well-being.

Opportunities to participate include livestreams of events at other campuses as well as UMKC-hosted events. The highlight for our community will be the UMKC Engagement Showcase, 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday in Room 402 of the Student Union. Chancellor Mauli Agrawal will welcome UM System President Mun Y. Choi to our campus for an event that will include a panel discussion on health equity.

Here is a full list of opportunities to engage with Engagement Week:

Keynote Address and Panel Discussion

Wednesday 10-11:45 a.m.
Student Union, Room 402

Robert Jones, chancellor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, presents “The Role of Engagement in Today’s Public Universities” followed by a panel discussion with the chancellors of all four UM System universities, including UMKC Chancellor Mauli Agrawal. (Livestream from Columbia campus.)

Talk by Noted Author Stephen M.R. Covey

Wednesday; Light refreshments 5 p.m.; Livestream 5:30-7 p.m.
Student Union Theatre

Covey, author of “The Speed of Trust,” will discuss how trust is crucial to the success of any leader and organization; followed by a conversation between Covey and David Novak, retired CEO and co-founder of Yum! Brands. (Livestream from Columbia campus.)

Registration is required; click here to RSVP.

All Things Missouri Broadband 

A livestream from the Columbia campus will be followed by a local panel in Kansas City on the local and regional urgency for broadband, led by Tony Luppino, Rubey M. Hulen Professor of Law and Director of Entrepreneurship Programs for the UMKC School of Law.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Student Union, Room 402

Join us for a working session with state, community and university stakeholders examining broadband access and its impact on the state’s economy, education and health. Presenters and panelists include Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education Zora Mulligan and Missouri Director of Broadband Development Tim Arbeiter.

UMKC Engagement Showcase 

Thursday 4-6 p.m.
UMKC Student Union, Room 402

Join us to learn about the unique ways UMKC is engaging our community as Chancellor Mauli Agrawal welcomes UM System President Mun Y. Choi and Marshall Stewart, chief engagement officer for UM System. The event will include a demonstration of the System’s new online Engagement Portal and a panel discussion on health equity led by the director of our new Health Equity Institute, Janette Berkley-Patton, Ph.D., of the School of Medicine.

Registration is required; click here to RSVP.

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