Category: Student Involvement

Spring Week of Welcome 2020

By , January 6, 2020 3:44 pm

Welcome home new Roos, and welcome back returning Roos!

Kick off your new year and new semester with Spring Week of Welcome 2020! Connect with new and returning Roos through food, festivities, and fun. All UMKC students are encouraged to attend Spring Week of Welcome events.

More information and schedule of events available at www.umkc.edu/weekofwelcome. Contact the Office of Student Involvement at getinvolved@umkc.edu with any questions.

Signature Spring Week of Welcome Events include:

UMKC Campus Resource Fair

Wednesday, January 22

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm, Location: 2nd Floor, Student Union

Details: It’s never too soon – or too late – to take full advantage of the free support services and resources UMKC offers! Drop by the Campus Resource Fair, chat with campus representatives, and get the information, connections, and answers you need to succeed!

Spring Semester Student Organization Fest

Wednesday, January 29

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm, Location: 3rd Floor, Student Union

Details: Meet student organizations from across the UMKC community to help you get involved and get connected.

Student Representative to the UM Board of Curators

By , October 18, 2019 2:33 pm

Application due date extended to 6 December 2019.

Applications are now being accepted for the Student Representative to the University of Missouri Board of Curators position.  This position, which has a term of two calendar years (January 2020 – December 2021), is crucial to ensuring student-centric university policy and is an exceptional experience in which a student assists in the governance of Missouri’s second largest employer and only university system.  This individual plays a crucial role in voicing students’ interests and concerns at the highest level of University governance, as well as in being a key communicator of University decisions to student populations.  It is an excellent opportunity for students interested in leadership, higher education, politics, and student engagement.

            The application can be found online here, which includes more details of the job description and key competencies associated with this position, as well as other requirements associated with the application process.  Because the selected applicant will receive nomination by the Missouri Governor and confirmation by the Missouri State Senate, there are several parts of this application that are necessary to follow state statute.  

            Applications must be returned to the Office of Student Involvement (Student Union 320) no later than 5:00pm on December 6, 2019.  For a full list of important dates and deadlines, please see the application.

Roos Give Back: Day of Service (5 Oct)

By , September 4, 2019 11:28 am

Join UMKC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members for a university-wide day of service!

When: Saturday, 5 October 2019, 8.30am – 12.30pm. Check-in at University Playhouse; transportation will be provided to volunteer sites.

The Office of Student Involvement (OSI), Student Government Association (SGA), and UMKC Alumni Association are excited to partner with the local Kansas City community to host our annual UMKC Roos Give Back community service project.

Students register here: go.umkc.edu/roos-give-back

Register by Friday, September 13 to guarantee your t-shirt size!

For more information, please contact kushnerkim@umkc.edu or (816) 235-5579.

Union Programming Board Applications available now!

By , April 10, 2019 8:52 am

The Union Programming Board is searching for applicants for its executive board for 2019-2020. No prior UPB or event planning experience is required, but a willingness to learn and a passion for making UMKC better is essential!

The student leaders selected to serve on the UPB executive board will work with professionals in the development of events, programs, and activities designed to entertain, education and enhance the student experience at UMKC. UPB executive board members will learn skills such as the following: event planning, marketing, creative problem solving, teamwork, and negotiation. This is a great opportunity to apply what you have learned inside the classroom at UMKC to put on amazing events for your fellow students.

2019-2020 UPB Executive Board positions are available and the application is live on RooGroups. Applications are available at https://roogroups.umkc.edu/submitter/form/start/167261 and information about the specific positions on the executive board is available at https://roogroups.umkc.edu/organization/UPB/documents/view/1084744.

Applications will be due via RooGroups by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19th. Any questions about the process or positions can be directed to Anthony Maly at malya@umkc.edu.

Culture Night (20 April 2019)

By , April 9, 2019 4:58 pm

Please join the International Student Ambassadors as they celebrate diversity, peace and friendship during Culture Night 2019 on Saturday, April 20, 2019.  Families are welcome!

Culture Night will begin around 5PM in the Pierson Auditorium with educational booths from different countries and free food from several different cultures.

We will move over to the Swinney Recreation Center for the Talent and Fashion show at 7PM. Contestants will share dances, sing or play songs from their homeland for prizes. There will also be a fashion show of countries to showcase the gallantry of each country’s rich culture.

This event is totally free to all who attend, we do recommend arriving early as the food always runs out.  You may contact the International Student Ambassadors with questions at umkcisap@umkc.edu.

Experience Latin America (29 April 2019)

By , April 9, 2019 2:08 pm

Join us at Miller Nichols Library on Monday, 29 April from 3-4.30 for the 2019 International Student Celebration of Latin America!

The event includes student performances, refreshments, and guest speakers.

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