Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils: Records of Earth’s Story

By , March 14, 2016 9:29 am

rock-crystalRocks, Minerals, and Fossils: Records of Earth’s Story

Curated by Dr. James B. Murowchick
Miller Nichols Library: Dean’s Gallery, 4th Floor

Rocks, minerals, and fossils are windows into the past and are used to reveal the events and changes in the Earth over the past 4.6 billion years. They also provide resources essential to civilization, and display beauty in color and form in myriad ways.

Dr. James B. Murowchick is an Associate Professor in the UMKC Department of Geosciences. He has carefully curated an array of rocks, minerals, fossils, and natural resources from his personal collection and beyond just for our UMKC community.

These are the materials beneath our feet, and we welcome you to experience them up close in the Dean’s Gallery on the 4th floor of the library.


International Culture Night 2016

By , March 14, 2016 9:01 am

Culture NightUMKC Culture Night — Thursday, March 17, 2016

Join UMKC students for international food, festivities, and fashion!

5:30-6:45pm at Pierson Auditorium in the Atterbury Student Success Center:  Taste a variety of free ethnic foods and learn about cultures and traditions at multiple student exhibits.

7:00-9:00pm at Swinney Recreation Center: Enjoy cultural performances and an eye catching fashion show of traditional apparel from around the world.

Sponsored by the International Student Ambassadors and the International Student Affairs Office.

Campus Listening Sessions Report-Out

By , March 10, 2016 3:28 pm

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More than a month ago, we completed the final listening session in a series of four that were held on our two campuses beginning in mid-November. A working group comprised of leadership from students, faculty, staff and administration have been working together to sift through the feedback and ideas that were collected, and to glean out campus priorities from the many recommendations that we received.

We welcome you to attend a follow-up meeting to review the recommendations and hear our proposed next steps on our path forward to greater equity, diversity and inclusion at UMKC.

Please mark your calendars for one of the dates below.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – OPEN TO ALL

10 a.m. (School of Medicine, Theater A)

Open Campus Forum

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – OPEN TO ALL

2 p.m. (Student Union, 401)

Open Campus Forum


At these report-out sessions, we’ll share:

–        ideas upon which we’ve already taken action,

–        ideas that we plan to quickly move into action,

–        overarching themes/priorities that require further planning to create a sustained plan of action.


We are grateful for the honest ideas and feedback shared in the four listening sessions, either in person or via private notecards. As you know, our goal was to create time and opportunity for members of our UMKC community to give voice to, and to listen to, diverse perspectives and experiences about our campus climate in light of recent events at Mizzou in Columbia and throughout the University of Missouri System. We need the continued commitment of each and every one of our community members if we are to move forward toward our ultimate goal of making UMKC a place where each person feels welcome, heard, and respected. Though much hard work is still ahead, working together we will get there.


Leo E. Morton, Chancellor

Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, Provost

Exposures Through Time now on view at Miller Nichols Library

By , March 10, 2016 1:11 pm

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Photography Exhibit by Gregory Gutenko

Miller Nichols Library Link Gallery on the Ground Floor

View a retrospective of photographs from 1970 to 2013 by Dr. Gregory Gutenko, UMKC Associate Professor of Communication Studies.  Although he has worked primarily with film and video, photography was his original medium of choice for the recognition of overlooked things and now, coming full circle, he returns to it.


Apply now as a Peer Coach

By , March 2, 2016 3:20 pm

Coaching ProgramUMKC Peer Coaches help first year students learn the ins and outs of navigating campus! Serving as a Peer Coach is a one-year commitment and a great opportunity to increase your leadership skills and establish connections that help with your career pursuits.

Attend a recruitment kick-off session on March 10th or March 14th.  Visit our website for more information and to reserve your spot: http:\\\jalvBF

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