Monday, Sept. 13
Last day for 40 percent refund (regular 16-week session)
Movie Showing: Head to the Student Union Theater from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to catch a screening of critically acclaimed “Invictus,” starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, hosted by the Activities and Programming Council.
Tuesday, Sept. 14
Tuesday Tune-Up: The MindBody Connection is holding a Tune-Up featuring hula-hooping, taught by Brie Blakeman of City in Motion. Head to room 161 in University Center from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join the Women’s Center hosts Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, which asks men to walk a mile in high heels to understand women’s perspectives. Participation for students is $15 with your own shoes and $20 with shoes from the program. For non-students, it is $30 with your own shoes and $50 to borrow a pair. You must register to participate. Call 816-235-1638 or visit UMKC.edu/womenc for more details.
Free Concert: Check out the work of UMKC Conservatory doctoral students Scott Blasco, Andrew Cole, Brad Baumgardner and choreographer Paula Weber. Starting at 7:30 p.m., this event is located at the Kansas City Art Institute’s Epperson Auditorium in Vanderslice Hall, at 4415 Warwick St., Kansas City, Mo., 64111.
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Blood Drive: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Use your study break to give blood. This event is sponsored by Student Health & Wellness and Phi Beta Sigma and provided by the Community Blood Center of Kansas City in the North Lobby of Swinney Recreation Center. You can sign up early at umkc.edu/studenthealth.
Sustainability Team Monthly Meeting: Held the third Wednesday of every month, the Sustainability Team focuses on the economic and environmental impact of UMKC on the community. Meet today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gillham Park Room in the Administrative Center. Contact Kaye Johnston for more details or visit www.masterplan.umkc.edu/sustainability.asp.
Thursday, Sept. 16
Study Abroad Fair: Learn more about your opportunities to earn college credit while you study in a foreign country and about your financial aid opportunities. Held today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pierson Auditorium in University Center, for more information call 816-235-5759 or email email@example.com.
Volleyball Game: Watch the Roos play Oral Roberts from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Swinney Recreation Center.
BLSA Movie Night: Catch a screening of Law Abiding Citizen, hosted by the Black Law Student Association (Pre-Law) from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. in the Student Union Movie Theater.
Friday, Sept. 17
Last Day to Change Credit to Audit
Latin Food Friday: Meet up at the University Playhouse from noon to 2 p.m. to enjoy cuisine from local restaurant, Pocos, on Southwest Boulevard and salsa instruction from Toy Man Arts and Entertainment. In case of rain, head to Swinney Recreation Center’s North Lobby.
Arts Festival: Doing any shopping up north this weekend? The Zona Rosa Arts Festival showcases artists in the Platte County area. See a variety of performance artists and visual arts, starting on Friday and Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p..m. Sunday at 8640 N. Dixson Ave., Kansas City, Mo.
Free Power & Light Show: If you weren’t able to catch any of Irish Fest last weekend, head to Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant to see Flannigan’s Right Hook, an Irish rock band. Admission is free and the show starts at 10:30 p.m. at 170 E. 14th St., Kansas City, Mo.
Saturday, Sept. 18
Free Yoga Class: September is National Yoga Month—to celebrate, attend this gentle yoga class at Plaza Wellspring from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Bring a friend and a mat, if you have one, to the U.S. Bank building at 4901 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. and head to Suite 400.
Soccer Game: Catch the Roos play Columbia College from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Durwood Soccer Stadium.
Volleyball Game: The Roos play Centenary from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Swinney Recreation Center.
Faculty Recital: Professor of Keyboard Studies Robert Weirich performs Bach and Goldberg variations starting at 7:30 p.m. at White Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Center. Admission is free. Call 816-235-2799 for more details.
Hot Air Balloons!: Catch the last day of the Great Midwest Balloon Fest at Merrill Farm. Open from Friday at 4 p.m. until 11 p.m., Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., this free event will feature a variety of event culminating with the flying of hot air balloons. It will be held at 167th St. and Antioch in Overland Park, visit www.greatmidwestballoonfest.org.
Poetry Reading: The Writer’s Place hosts the Main Street Rag Poetry Showcase, hosted by Shawn Pavey. This event starts at 7 p.m. at 3607 Pennsylvania St., Kansas City, Mo. A $5 donation is suggested.