Pharmacy Student Chapter Named Among Highest in Nation for the Fourth Time

By , April 7, 2015 1:38 pm

SOPStudentsA UMKC School of Pharmacy student group has been named among the best in the country for the fourth year in a row.

The UMKC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) won the Division AA National Chapter Achievement Award for 2013-2014. This placed UMKC in the top four out of 129 APhA-ASP chapters, announced recently at the American Pharmacists Association annual meeting in San Diego. Last year, the UMKC chapter was in the top 10; in 2013, it was in the top four and in 2012, the UMKC chapter received National Student Chapter of the Year.

UMKC School of Pharmacy Dean Russell Melchert compares the achievements to winning a national championship in NCAA athletics.

Through numerous events and activities, UMKC student pharmacists and their faculty mentors make a huge difference in the health of thousands of people throughout the Kansas City area and across Missouri, Melchert said. “The continued national recognition for that is a nice bonus.”

Each year, the award is given to APhA-ASP chapters across the nation based on originality of programs, number of chapter members involved, impact on the community, benefit to student pharmacists and collaboration with other healthcare organizations. Faculty advisers during the 2013-2014 school year include professors Kelly Cochran and Angela Brownfield at the Columbia campus and professors Cameron Lindsey, Valerie Ruehter and Andrew Bzowyckyj in Kansas City.

A few of the activities and accomplishments that earned recognition for the UMKC APhA-ASP chapter this year include:

  • The chapter held a total of 259 events across its campuses in Kansas City and Columbia.
  • Of the events, 60 were new events and 199 were sustained events from previous years.
  • The student pharmacists reached 14,256 patients at events.
  • A total of 10,488,041 patients were educated through public relations’ efforts.
  • Region award winners for 3 of the 4 national APhA-ASP Patient Care initiatives.

International Students’ Day Celebrates India

By , April 7, 2015 1:36 pm

india flagUMKC Libraries is hosting International Students’ Day from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17 in the iX Theater on the first floor of Miller Nichols Library.

International education is an integral part of University of Missouri-Kansas City. In order to make the UMKC Library a friendly and scholarly hub and home for international students, the University Library hosts International Students’ Day in the Library.

This year’s event will celebrate Indian students, the largest group of the international student body. Speakers will make presentations on Indian heritage and current social issues. Other activities include live musical performances, food and a short movie. A book display will be set up in the library to showcase Indian culture.

This event is aimed to enhance mutual understanding and cultural appreciation as well as celebrate the diversity of UMKC’s students. The event is sponsored by UMKC Friends of the Library and UMKC School of Law. Free refreshments will be served. All UMKC students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend this program.

Student Climate Survey on Sexual Harassment & Gender-Based Violence

By , April 7, 2015 1:28 pm

Climate SurveyUMKC is committed to becoming an exemplar of best practice in promoting a culture of respect and security.  A significant piece of this commitment involves exploration of campus culture, particularly as it relates to the prevalence and reporting of incidents of sexual violence.  The best way to get this information is to ask our students.

A random sample of our students have received an invitation to participate in the Student Climate Survey on Sexual Harassment & Gender-Based Violence.  If you were on e of the students selected to participate, please take the time to respond to this important survey.  The results of the survey will be used in summary form to help make the university as safe as possible by enhancing programs and services preventing and responding to sexual harassment and gender-based violence.

For more information on the survey, please go to http://umurl.us/titleIX.

If you need help or would like to learn more about resources, options and supportive action available to you at UMKC, please visit the UMKC Title IX website at http://info.umkc.edu/title9/.

Thank you for your attention to this important aspect of enhancing the culture of respect and safety at UMKC.

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