Coaching Program Needs Volunteers!

By , February 22, 2011 8:15 am
Are you interested in being a peer mentor and working with fellow UMKC students? UMKC’s Coaching Program is looking for students who have a positive attitude about college and have the ability to motivate other students to be successful as a UMKC student. The Coaching Program will be holding Information Sessions for students who are interested in applying for the volunteer position as a Peer Coach for Fall 2011. Come find out more details of the position! We hope to you see you there!
Information Sessions:
  • Tuesday, March 1 @ 1:30 in Student Union, MSA Suite
  • Wednesday, March 2 @ 4:15 in SASS Room 213
  • Thursday, March 3 @ 12:30 in University Center, Alumni Room

Circle Mirror Transformation- KC Rep

By , February 22, 2011 8:15 am

Acclaimed as the debut of the year by one of the most exciting new writers in the country, Circle Mirror Transformation is a touching new comedy about the most unlikely of stories. Five citizens of a rural town begin a community acting class, each with his/her own expectations, but soon learn more about each other and themselves than they bargained for. Hailed as one of the most insightful and original new works of the year, the Rep is proud to present the Kansas City premiere of a play that explores the transforming powers of creativity.

This show runs now- March 20 at Copaken Stage.

For tickets, visit the KC Rep’s website, or directly at

Soul Food Lunch – Feb 24

By , February 22, 2011 8:14 am

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will host their annual Soul Food Lunch on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from Noon-2 pm.  This year’s lunch will feature a special panel discussion with UMKC alumni to kick-off talks surrounding UMKC’s own African American History & Culture House.  Panelists include Ben Boyd, Jr. (Bloch ’71), Anna Thomas (A&S ’97 and Education ’00), Damon Paul (Bloch ’91), Weston Parham (A&S ’05), and Rashad Givhan (A&S ’08).

We welcome all UMKC students, staff, faculty, and alumni to join us in celebrating the legacy of the Culture House!

RSVP with Brandi Spates,

Bright Future Employment Fair

By , February 22, 2011 8:11 am

Looking for a full-time or part-time internship or job? Then register to attend the Bright Future Employment Fair! Many local companies, such as UMB Bank and Burns & McDonnell, will be interviewing and hiring interns on the spot. Don’t miss your chance! Submit your Employment application and resume by March 1, 2011. 

The fair will take place March 12 9am-noon at the Kansas City Convention Center. For more information, contact Thalia Cherry at (816) 513-1378 or

Other upcoming employer information sessions at UMKC:

  • US Department of State (information on global careers)–February 23, 2011 in the University Center, ALumni Room from 2-3pm.
  • City of Kansas City (full-time, part-time and internship opportunities)–February 28, 2011 at the University Center, room 147 from 4-5pm.

Undergraduate General Education Requirements

By , February 18, 2011 8:28 am

You may have read the article in UNews about the move to revise undergraduate general education requirements.  The General Education Oversight Committee (GEOC) was commissioned by the Provost charged with establishing a clear set of learning outcomes for our general education program.  These learning outcomes identify the foundational skills necessary for students to be successful both at UMKC now and in the future. 

At this time, the GEOC would like to invite student participation in this process.  Your input is valuable as we move forward with general education reform at UMKC.  These are, after all, the core of a student’s education at UMKC!  The GEOC has created a survey that will allow you to provide feedback on each of the proposed learning outcomes.  Please follow the following link to submit your comments:

Roo-minations — Episode 1

By , February 15, 2011 8:00 am

UMKC introduces a new monthly feature, “Roo-minations,” which asks students to answer a question. This month’s question is, “What is your favorite class this semester and why?” Hear undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of disciplines answer this question, and watch for a special song at 2:20!

What is a Roo-mination? Here’s our definition: Roo•mi•na•tion [roo-muh-ney-shun] noun, what a UMKC roo thinks.

 What question should we ask next? Submit questions to

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