Sustainability Poster Contest

By , September 28, 2010 9:06 am

Are you interested in Sustainability?  Submit your ideas to the “Dream Big about Sustainability” poster contest, open to all students.  Entries must include a 24 X 30 poster using with any media, as long as the poster will fit on the posterboard without hanging off and the finished poster can be mounted on a wall.  

The topic of the poster should be “What sustainability means to me.”  The focus could be sustainability at UMKC, locally, city wide, nationwide or even globally.

The top three winners will be announced at the Friday, October 8, 2010, UMKC “Sustainability In Action” event.  The “Dream Big about Sustainability” posters will be displayed at the event.

1st-$50 all-access bus pass from KCATA
2nd-$35 giftcard to Whole Foods
3rd-$15 giftcard to Half Price Books

Submissions are due October 4 by 4 p.m. to room #15 in the General Services Building at 1011 E. 51st St.

If you have more questions, please feel free to contact Kaye Johnston at 816-635-6402.

Student Consumer Information

By , September 28, 2010 9:05 am

Various state and federal laws, specifically the Higher Education Opportunity Act, require the University of Missouri-Kansas City to provide information and notice to students on a variety of topics.  These topics include student enrollment statistics, the annual campus safety and crime report, copyright information, alcohol and drug prevention program, and other policies and procedures.

A complete listing of all Student Consumer Information required by law can be found here:

Director of Affirmative Action Applicant Forums

By , September 28, 2010 9:05 am

UMKC is currently in the process of hiring a new Director of Affirmative Action.  The director will work to insure equal opportunity and non discrimination in employment and education activities.  There are 5 candidates who will be on campus this week.  Students are encouraged to attend these forums and provide feedback via e-mail at

The forums will take place from 3:20-4:20pm on the following dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, September 28—University Center-Room 117 (Cassandra Warren)
  • Wednesday, September 29—University Center-Room 147 (Michael Bates)
  • Thursday, September 30—University Center-Room 117 (Burton Christopherson)
  • Friday, October 1—University Center-Room 117 (Nell Russell)
  • Monday, October 4—University Center-Room 117 (Anne Gusewelle)

Spotlight: Women’s Center

By , September 21, 2010 8:21 am

Welcome to the UMKC Women’s Center!

The UMKC Women’s Center was founded in 1971 and is one of the oldest campus women’s centers in the United States. Our mission is to advocate, educate, and provide support services for the advancement of women’s equity on campus and within the community at large. In support of this mission, the Women’s Center provides a number of educational programs, services and resources. Our services and resources include the Women’s Center Library, which offers books, videos, and audio tapes that can be useful for research and pertaining to women and gender studies, or even just provide some interesting reading on women’s issues. Our programs include the Starr Symposium, the Her Art Project, and Violence Prevention education and events. We also offer comfortable spaces and public computers for students looking for a quiet place to study or just hang out. You can always find a cup of coffee and good conversation in the Women’s Center. Come by 105 Haag Hall and check us out!

To get involved with or learn more about the Women’s Center, contact us or visit our website. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Stay up-to-date on women’s and gender issues in the news by reading our blog.

Study Tip: Getting to Know Your Academic Advisor

By , September 21, 2010 8:20 am

 (This study tip has been brought to you by our special guest blogger, Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev. She is the coordinator for the Organic Chemistry Laboratories as well as the principal undergraduate faculty advisor for all Chemistry majors. Her experience with advising students gives helpful insight into advisor-student relationships across the University.)

The Role of an Academic Advisor

Another school year has begun.  Quick; who is your academic advisor?  Can you name him/her?  My name is Dr. Andrea Drew Gounev.  I am an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Chemistry.  I also advise all of our nearly 300 undergraduate majors.  As an advisor, I am invested in the success of my students, and I also know a great deal about UMKC and campus resources.  Continue reading 'Study Tip: Getting to Know Your Academic Advisor'»

UMKC Homecoming!

By , September 21, 2010 8:19 am

Homecoming is coming up – September 25 through October 2!  It is an exciting week when alumni come back to campus and there are fun activities all the time!  Just a few of the events scheduled include Tulips on Troost community service, the attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Robot Dance (check out the video to brush up your skills!), join the Chancellor for free lunch, a golf-cart parade, and the Student Union Dedication!

For more details on these and many more fun events, visit the UMKC Homecoming page!

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