Fall 2022 Events

Monday September 26 – Thursday, December 9

Healing Arts Corners

Location: Various campus locations

  • Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd.
  • Student Health and Wellness, Brookside 51 Building, 2nd Floor, 5110 Oak St.
  • Counseling Services, Brookside 51 Building, 2nd Floor, 5110 Oak St.
  • Writing Studio, Atterbury Student Success Center, 2nd Floor, 5000 Holmes St.
  • Rainbow Lounge, 325 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.
  • MindBody Connection, 413 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.
  • Multicultural Student Affairs, 319 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.
  • Student Veterans Services At Ease Zone, 310 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.
  • Health Sciences Library, School of Medicine, 2nd Floor, 2411 Holmes St.

Stop by these locations to take advantage of some self-guided art activities for fun and for self-care.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Student Health & Wellness, UMKC Counseling Services, UMKC Writing Studio, UMKC LGBTQIA Programs & Services, UMKC Mindbody Connection, UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs, UMKC Student Veterans Services, UMKC Libraries, and UMKC Residential Life

 

Tuesday, September 27

Roo Up! with the Women’s Center Info Table

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: University Walkway, 51st & Holmes St.

The Women’s Center supports women’s athletics. You can too! Stop by our table to learn how you can support women’s athletics at UMKC and pick up some cool KC Roos and Women’s Center swag. Co-sponsored by Kansas City Athletics

 

Tuesday, September 27

Roo Up! with the Women’s Center

Time: Information Table at 6:00 p.m.; Game starts at 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Swinney Center, 5030 Holmes St.

The Women’s Center supports women’s athletics. You can too! Join us as UMKC Women’s Volleyball takes on Western Illinois. Stop by the Women’s Center table before the game and pick up a button and wear it proudly. Free for UMKC Students. For ticket information, go to http://www.umkckangaroos.com/. Co-sponsored by Kansas City Athletics.

 

Sunday, October 2

Crafty Feminism with the Women’s Center during Family Weekend

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: UMKC Dining Hall, 1st Floor, Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St.

Join the Women’s Center staff for some creative self-care through crafting, conversation, and fun. Art supplies provided. No art experience needed. This event is part of UMKC Family Weekend, taking place September 30 – October 2. For more information and to register your family, please visit go.umkc.edu/familyweekend.

 

Wednesday, October 5

I Can, We Can – Day of Action!

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Miller Nichols Learning Center Lobby, 800 E 51st St.

Join this socially engaged art project and help strengthen, connect, and expand the campus community united to end violence. No art experience necessary.

Co-sponsored by UMKC RISE and Collegiate Panhellenic Council

 

Thursday, October 6 – Saturday, October 8

Fundraising Giveback w/Kendra Scott

Time: In store, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; or online anytime using code: GIVEBACK-CNBUZ

In-Store Event: Friday, October 7, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Kendra Scott on the Country Club Plaza, 412 Nichols Rd., KCMO 64112

In celebration of the Women’s Center’s 50 years of service to UMKC and the Kansas City community, Kendra Scott on the Country Club Plaza is hosting a giveback shopping event. Just mention the UMKC Women Center when making your purchase or use the giveback code online and 20% of the sales will be donated to the Women’s Center. Join us on Friday, 1 – 3 p.m. at our In-Store event and enjoy light refreshments while you shop to support the Women’s Center.

Co-sponsored by Kendra Scott and UMKC American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists

 

Monday, October 10 – Friday, October 14

Mirror Mirror on the Wall…

Location: Various campus locations

In celebration of National Love Your Body Week, we invite you to engage in positive self-talk and mindfulness by participating in this body positive campaign. Look for fliers posted on the mirrors in public restrooms across campus with an activity you can do to build your self-esteem and stay body-positive! Then check out our social media to see how people are participating across campus!

Co-sponsored by Campus Recreation and UMKC Counseling Services

 

Wednesday, October 19

The Ingredients of Play: How Food Shapes Our identity

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: National Museum of Toys/Miniatures, 5235 Oak St., Kansas City, MO 64112

Cost: Free to UMKC students, faculty, and staff. All others, cost is included with General Admission to the museum

Enjoy an a la carte conversation exploring the ways in which food and play have influenced identity. Your menu of speakers includes local chefs, restauranteurs, and UMKC professors who will provide food for thought through the lens of art and material culture in T/m’s unique collection of toys and fine-scale miniatures. This event is part of UMKC Engagement Week.

Co-sponsored by the National Museum of Toys/Miniatures

 

Monday, October 24 – Friday, October 28

Menstrual Product Drive

Times and Locations:

  • UMKC School of Pharmacy Lobby, 2464 Charlotte St, Monday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Tuesday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • UMKC Women’s Center, 105 Haag Hall, 5120 Rockhill Rd., Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Student Union, 5100 Cherry St., TBD
  • Miller Nichols Library, 800 E. 51st, TBD

Stop by these locations to donate menstrual products and help end period poverty at UMKC. Items will be distributed for free at the Women’s Center and the Health Sciences Library for all individuals that menstruate.

Co-sponsored by UMKC American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists and UMKC Health Sciences Library

 

Wednesday, November 2

First Wednesday: Latinx Entrepreneurship Panel

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: 218 Bloch Executive Hall, 5110 Cherry St

Join us to learn from Kansas City entrepreneurs as they share their experiences planning, launching, and growing businesses. Panelists from a range of industries will discuss their path to entrepreneurship, share tips for aspiring entrepreneurs, and discuss the larger culture of Latinx and KC entrepreneurship. Pizza and networking will follow the panel discussion. This event is open to all UMKC students, staff, and faculty- as well as community members- feel free to bring a friend! Please register at https://cglink.me/2n2/r376576.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Financial Wellness Center, UMKC Avanzando Latino Mentoring, UMKC Career Services, UMKC Bloch Career Center, and UMKC Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

Friday, November 4 – Saturday, January 28

Ms.behaving! – Art Exhibition

Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

In recognition of the Women’s Center’s 50 years of service to the University of Missouri, Kansas City and the surrounding community, this art exhibition features local artists whose works convey gender empowerment and portrayals of activism, determination, and resilience in the lives of individuals seeking gender equity. Co-curated by Sonie Ruffin.

Co-sponsored by the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

 

Friday, November 4

Ms.behaving! – First Friday Opening

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

Join us at First Friday to view this exhibition that features local artists whose works convey gender empowerment and portrayals of activism, determination, and resilience in the lives of individuals seeking gender equity.

Co-sponsored by the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

 

Monday, November 7 – Friday, November 11

They Mean Business: Women in Entrepreneurship Social Media Campaign

Facebook & Instagram: @umkcwomenc

Twitter: @UMKC_Womenc

Check out our social media pages to celebrate some local women entrepreneurs and learn about support services and resources available to aspiring women entrepreneurs.

Cosponsored by Financial Wellness Center

 

 

Tuesday, November 8

Salary Negotiation Workshop

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: 402 Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.

What would you do with an extra $5,000? Those who negotiate their salary, rather than accepting the first offer, increase their starting pay by an average of $5,000. In this session, we’ll share resources and tips for salary negotiation. We’ll share resources for determining your salary requirements, discuss the how and when for negotiating, and provide language to use during negotiations. Please register at https://cglink.me/2n2/r376577.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Financial Wellness Center, UMKC Career Services, and UMKC Bloch Career Center

 

Thursday, November 10

Know Your Worth: Understanding Compensation Packages

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Did you know 30-40% of your salary is in the form of benefits? Many employees don’t fully understand their benefits, which results in leaving FREE money on the table! Join us to learn all about employee benefits and what is included in a compensation package. We’ll be explaining common health insurance terms, how to take advantage of employer retirement accounts, and how to calculate the financial value of your benefits. Whether you are graduating this December or four years from now- this workshop is designed to help you make the most of your benefits. To receive the zoom link, please register at https://cglink.me/2n2/r376607.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Financial Wellness Center, UMKC Career Services, and UMKC Bloch Career Center

 

Monday, November 14 – Friday, November 18

Trans Awareness Week Social Media Campaign

Facebook & Instagram: @umkcwomenc

Twitter: @UMKC_Womenc

Check out our social media pages for information and resources as we recognize and celebrate transgender identities.

Co-sponsored by LGBTQIA Programs and Services

 

Monday, November 14

Trans Awareness Week Celebration

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Student Union, 5100 Cherry St.

Join us for information and activities as we kick-off the week of recognition and celebration of transgender identities.

Co-sponsored by LGBTQIA Programs and Services

 

Thursday, November 17

Trans Day of Remembrance

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Location: TBD

Join us in solemn remembrance of local trans lives lost.

Co-sponsored by LGBTQIA Programs and Services

 

Friday, December 2

Ms.behaving! – First Friday Opening

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, 2012 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108

Join us at First Friday to view this exhibition that features local artists whose works convey gender empowerment and portrayals of activism, determination, and resilience in the lives of individuals seeking gender equity.

Co-sponsored by the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center

 

Wednesday, December 7

Shrink Your Stress during Stress Less Fest

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Location:  Student Union, 2nd Floor, 5100 Cherry St.

Join us for artmaking using shrink art and other materials for stress-relief and self-care as you prepare for finals. No art experience necessary.

Co-sponsored by UMKC Office of Student Involvement