Celebrating 25 years with Multicultural Student Affairs

By , October 21, 2013 5:13 pm

[youtube]http://youtu.be/3zroKNcM3I4[/youtube]Celebrate the past 25 years of Multicultural Student Affairs!

 

Halloween-themed Open Mic Night

By , October 21, 2013 5:09 pm

Open Mic NightPerform your original poetry, prose, songs, and spoken word at Open Mic Night or read the works of your favorite author.  Enjoy Halloween treats while listening to new works and old favorites by fellow students. There will be a costume contest, and prizes for best costume (or decorate a mask) and other categories will be given out!

Open Mic Might will take place from 6:30-9:00 on Thursday, October the 24th on the Student Union coffeehouse stage.

Brought to you by the Undergraduate English Council.

 

 

 

 

UMKC History Club presents the History Bowl

By , October 21, 2013 5:00 pm

History ClubCome test your history knowledge and compete against other history enthusiasts for first place!

Contestants will compete on teams, so it may serve you well to form a team.  Teams may consist of four people, with only two graduate students per team.

Individual participants are welcome to attend and will be placed in teams upon arrival.

Free pizza and refreshments! Prizes for first place!

When? October 25th at 6:00PM
Where? Cockefair Hall 104

To RSVP, please email umkchistoryclub@umkc.edu

Stay up to date on all History Club news and events by joining our listserv and connecting with our Facebook page.

Next Steps for an English Major

By , October 21, 2013 3:30 pm

English PanelThe only drawback to being an English major is answering the somewhat impertinent question, “Yeah, but what are you going to do with your degree?”

If that is your situation, then The English Major’s Next Steps: Getting a Job, Getting into Graduate School and Getting Published is an offer you won’t want to miss.

On Saturday, October 26, the Undergraduate English Council, the English Graduate Student Association and Sigma Tau Delta will show you, in a fun and productive format, what you need to succeed. Meet and learn from professors, professionals and graduate students who have faced the same challenges – and made it!

A Meet and Greet will precede four different panel presentations, and the day will wrap up with refreshments and a reception. Come for just one panel or stay for the whole day!  Everything is at the Diastole Scholar’s Center, 2501 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, 64108.

Schedule of Panels:

12:30 p.m. -1 p.m. – Meet and Greet

1 p.m – 2 p.m. Undergraduate English Council panel ~ Get a Job!

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Sigma Tau Delta Panel ~ Get into Grad School!

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. English Graduate Student Association Panel ~ From Paper to Print

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Graduate Students in Creative Writing Panel ~ Getting Published

4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m. ~ Reception

For more information, contact hrwood@umkc.edu or UEC’s facebook page.

UMKC Students to Participate in Google’s KC Community Leaders Program

By , October 15, 2013 9:14 am

Google FiberEight UMKC Students have been selected to participate in Google’s Kansas City Community Leaders Program.

The Google Community Leaders Program is a yearlong program that works with students from Kansas City universities to improve the web literacy of Kansas City. The CLP is dedicated to providing small business owners and community organizations online tools training, as well as help narrow the digital divide among residential communities.

Google’s Community Leaders will work for one year to empower businesses and nonprofits, build community, and bridge the web literacy gap that exists in Kansas City.

Each team has been assigned a Google mentor to guide them through the year.

Team 1: Digital Literacy – will partner with the KCMO Public Libraries

  • Jessica Rodas – Junior
  • Carlos K. Comini – Sophomore
  • Ryan Rouse – Sophomore

Team 2: Nonprofit – will partner with Nonprofit Connect

  • Brien Belko – Junior
  • Drew Shoemaker – Sophomore

Team 3: Small Business – will partner with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City

  • Rob Williams – Senior
  • Clark Johnson – Junior
  • Mohammad Fatemi – Junior

 

 

KC Marathon Road Closures: October 19, 2013

By , October 15, 2013 9:04 am

KC MarathonThe 2013 Kansas City Marathon is coming to your neighborhood!  The 26.2 mile race will take place on Saturday, October 19, between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Traffic delays can be expected during this time.

The Kansas City Police Department will provide appropriate traffic control during the race to allow safe travel for you and the participants. Volunteers and police will be on hand to help direct traffic to designated “crossing” streets.

Click here for a map of the course and estimated road closure times. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

This event would not be possible without the help of volunteers!  Cheer on the participants coming through your neighborhood by serving as a course monitor!

All volunteers who register for and fulfill their commitment as a course monitor will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 1 Southwest Airlines ticket voucher.  The round trip voucher expires February 1, 2015.  Please note this drawing is only applicable to course monitor volunteers.

Click here to volunteer for one of the biggest events of the year in Kansas City.

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