Category: Student Involvement

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 and information about the specific positions on the executive board is available at

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

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

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.

2018 Social Justice Lecture Series

By , September 7, 2018 11:48 am


This year’s Social Justice Lecture speaker is Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge.

Join us for the following events:

Book Discussion with Scott Curtis, librarian at Miller Nichols Library

Wednesday, Sept 26 | 3 – 4:30pm
Miller Nichols Library, 3rd Floor, Room #325
Book discussion is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested.

Copies of the book are available at the Miller Nichols Library Circulation Desk.


Social Justice Lecture with Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author

Tuesday, Oct 9 | 6pm
Atterbury Student Success Center, Pierson Auditorium
The Lecture is open to the public, but Registration is required.

UMKC Students: Free
UMKC Faculty/Staff: $5
Community Constituents: $7
*Tickets will be $10 at the door*

2018 Annual Student Art Exhibition

By , April 18, 2018 4:03 pm

2018 Annual Student Art Exhibition

April 26 – July 27, 2018

Opening Reception:  Thursday April 26, 2017, 5-7PM; awards presentation at 6pm

The UMKC Gallery of Art announces the 2018 UMKC Student Art Exhibition, which runs Thursday, April 26 through Friday, July 27, 2018.  The show features the work of 28 graduate and undergraduate artists. All currently enrolled students at UMKC were eligible to submit work across a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, and video.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday April 26, from 5-7PM; scholarship awards will be presented during the opening reception at 6PM.

Amy Kligman served as the juror for the 2018 UMKC Art Exhibition.  Kligman is the Executive/Artistic Director at the Charlotte Street Foundation.



All Star Winning Weekend

By , April 16, 2018 2:55 pm

Shae Perry, President of UMKC’s KROO College Radio Station, host of Shady 2.0 radio show, producer of the YouTube Show “SFTL.TV”, and known as ShaeFromTheLou, presents SFTL’s All Star Winning Weekend of community events, April 20 & 21, 2018.

Friday, April 20th:

  • 2-3pm – we are making school supply bags for The Boy & Girls Club as a donation. We are encouraging all students, families and friends to come out to UMKC’s Student Union and participate.
  • 3-4pm – we will begin our Radio Show and all those who volunteered there time will have a chance to win free hoodies and shirts from upcoming clothing lines from Kansas City and St. Louis.

Saturday, April 21st:

  • 2-4pm – 2nd Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament located at Swinney Recreation Center. ($2 to enter/ $1 with a canned food item)

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