Do you have what it takes to be a Res Life Superhero?

By , January 21, 2014 8:26 am

Teaser2.jpgUMKC Residential Life student staff save the day in so many ways. Do you have what it takes to be the next Student Staff Superhero?

Residential Life will be accepting applications from January 15th through February 14th for the 2014-2015 student staff positions.

Please visit the Residential Life website for more information and to apply!

Civil Rights: Film Series at the Library starts January 26, 2014

By , January 21, 2014 8:21 am

Abolitionists-FB-eventCreated Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is an initiative that uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America’s civil rights history.

UMKC Libraries presents the acclaimed film ‘The Abolitionists’, Jan. 26, 2:00 – 4:00, Miller Nichols Library, iX Theatre. Discussion led by Dr. Clovis Semmes of the UMKC Black Studies Program.
Student Partners: Lambda Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Other series programs include:

The Loving Story
Scholar/Discussion Leader: Dr. Adrienne Walker Hoard
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2-4 p.m.
Student Partners: Pride Alliance

Freedom Riders
Scholar/Discussion Leader: Dr. Veronica Nana Wilson-Tagoe
Sunday, March 30, 2-4 p.m.
Student Partners: NAACP-UMKC

Slavery by Another Name
Scholar/Discussion Leader: Dr. Jacqueline Wood
Sunday, April 27, 2-4 p.m.
Student Partners: UMKC Student Government Association

Contact Gloria Tibbs for more information.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

We Now Pronounce You: Redefining Marriage in the 21st Century

By , January 17, 2014 1:51 pm

Art ShowWe Now Pronounce You: Redefining Marriage in the 21st Century
Curated by the Graduate Art History Association and sponsored by the UMKC Gallery of Art
Fine Arts Building, room 203

January 23rd – February 20th, 2014

Opening Reception: January 23rd, 5-7pm
Guest Speaker Professor Burton L. Dunbar, Ph.D.

The UMKC Graduate Art History Association proudly presents their first annual exhibition, We Now Pronounce You: Redefining Marriage in the 21st Century, featuring an array of different contemporary artists from within the UMKC community who have created visual interpretations of what marriage means in the current social and political climate. Using Jan van Eyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait as an inspirational springboard, these multimedia artworks explore the different facets associated with the idea of matrimony, as well as underlying themes such as identity, commercialism, sexuality, and gender.

Featured Artists
Amber Acevedo, Heather Beffa, Jeremy Bena, Liz Black, Danielle Coronado, Gloria Devonshire,
Christel Highland, Jerry Hodge, Laura Hurcomb, Joseph Kern, Margo Miller, Christina Silvius, Ryan Schick, and Liz Wagoner

Program Lecture Series
Join us each Thursday morning and evening for presentations by the following departments and organizations: Sociology, English Language and Literature, History, Latina/Latino Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, the Conservatory of Music and Dance, The Women’s Center, and OUTLaws. See the UMKC Gallery website for the full schedule.

Film Screening
Co-sponsored by UMKC LGBTQIA and Film & Media Arts. February 13th, 5:30pm at Tivoli Cinemas, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO.

Bridegroom. A Love Story. Unequal.

Tickets are free. Please RSVP to Ruth Brito at to reserve seats.

Click here for more information on the show and lecture series

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