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UMKC aims for world record

The chance to make history is here for students at the Student Government Association Robot Dance.

The robot dance is set to happen Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. In celebration of the new library robot and the beginning of a new semester, SGA is trying to break the world record for the most people doing a dance for five consecutive minutes.

“It’s not your everyday event, it’s setting a world record,” SGA President Klassie Alcine said.

SGA is hoping to get support from the student body as a whole by showing up and participating in this event. SGA has been working on the event for six months and the budget is set at $4,000.

This dance includes performances by a local hip-hop team, free ice cream and free T-shirts. There will be appearances by the cheer squad, dance team and Kasey the kangaroo. Students are welcomed to dress up in costumes.

Dance students in the conservatory are choreographing the dance for the world record. The song chosen was “Rock That Body” by the Black Eyed Peas.

As for security, SGA has planned to have the Swinney security, the ROTC and faulty adviser.

This event benefits the YMCA and will accept monetary gifts.

SGA will also use the event as a way to see the student support to see if campus-wide events can be done.

“Come to the robot dance so we can see the number of students who support us,” Alcine said.

The more students who show up will proportionately increase the chance of having the foam dance and other “fun” campus-wide events. SGA is hoping to have at least 800 students at the robot dance so UMKC can hold the record for a long time.

For information on the robot dance go to

Safety awareness fair

By Kennisha Robinson

On Sept. 21, the Christian sorority Alpha Theta Omega will hold the Safety Awareness Fair as a part of the passport series of events held by some UMKC Student Organizations like Multicultural Student Affairs, the Activity and Program Council, Black Law Students Association and LGBTQIA to name a few. A lucky winner who attends six of the passport events will win an up-close-and-personal meet-and-greet with the lyrical heartthrob, Common.

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