Registration for the Honors College Banquet is now Open!

Registration for the Honors College Banquet is now open!

The 2017 Honors College Banquet will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. in the Atterbury Student Success Center’s Pierson Auditorium. Honors College Faculty, Staff and Students are invited to attend this event to help celebrate the achievements of the fall 2016 and spring 2017 Honors College Graduates. Honors College Graduating Seniors will be able to invite up to four guests. This event is co-sponsored by the Honors College Student Association and the Honors College.

RSVP now!

Apply for the McGowan 2017 Regenerative Medicine Summer School!

The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine willing be having its Fourth Annual Regenerative Medicine Summer School from June 4 – 10, 2017.

The program is designed to provide a week-long didactic and hands-on learning experience addressing the science and engineering related to the multidisciplinary field of Regenerative Medicine.  The program targets undergraduates who will have completed their 3rd year of study. However, exceptional candidates who will have completed their 1st or 2nd year of undergraduate study will also be considered.  Students do not have to have a science or engineering background in order to apply.

The tuition for this year’s program is $500.  This fee includes all accommodations, meals, coursework, laboratory experiences, social activities, and networking/career development events.  Scholarship/internship opportunities are available but will be limited.  Those interested in internship opportunities are encouraged to inquire and apply early.

Last year’s class featured twenty bright and eager students from across the country; this summer should be another positive experience! Applications will be reviewed as they are received and admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis until April 1st. Apply now (PDF).

Deadline Extended to Represent UMKC as a Shear Fellow!

The Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life has announced the 21st Century Leadership Academy will be held from May 21–26, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.

The Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life is a non-partisan institute focused on making government accessible to all Missouri citizens by encouraging women’s full participation in the policy process. The organization sponsors the 21st Century Leadership Academy, an intensive week-long residential leadership development program designed to inspire civic engagement and encourage women’s public sector leadership. The program features involvement from several schools including Missouri State University, the University of Central Missouri and of course UMKC. Participants of the program are known as “Shear Fellows.”

Apply to Represent UMKC as a Shear Fellow by March 24, 2017

Spend a week with outstanding student leaders and savvy women in public life: women judges, women office holders & women public policy experts.

What will you do as a Shear Fellow?

  1. Develop leadership skills.
  2. Build self confidence.
  3. Make friends & contacts for your future.

To apply, fill out the electronic application at: https://goo.gl/forms/DT19OB0fKqC42Zpm2 Note that in addition to the electronic application, you will also need to submit the following items to Brenda Bethman at bethmanb@umkc.edu by March 17, 2017 to complete your application:

  • A cover letter discussing your career goals and reason for applying to the Academy.
  • A copy of your resume.
  • A short biography written in third person.

For more information on the Leadership Academy, visit http://www.umsl.edu/sueshear/21st-Century-Leadership-Academy/index.html. With questions, contact Dr. Brenda Bethman (bethmanb@umkc.edu).

Latinx students are invited to attend the Adelante Latinx Student Leadership Summit!

Latinx students are invited to attend the Adelante Latinx Student Leadership Summit on Friday, March 17 from 8:45-11:30a.m. in 401 Student Union!

The summit will address the most critical topics of diversity and social justice challenging Latinx student leaders today. National speakers will lead dynamic discussions informing and empowering students to strengthen their leadership abilities. Students will have the extraordinary opportunity to meet other students who share their passion and interest for creating a better future for Latinx in the America.

As the next generation of great Latinx leaders, this summit will challenge you to leave a legacy of excellence on your campus and in your community through experiences including but not limited to:

  • Learn strategies for taking your career and life “to the next level” from the Maximo Anguiano, Executive Director of ADELANTE! U.S. Education Leadership Fund.
  • Develop action plans for improving your leadership skills, gaining a competitive edge, and becoming the best you possible!
  • Understand the latest in the socio-political landscape and implications for Latinx students from leading educational civil rights litigator and advocate, Marisa Bono.

View the flyer (PDF) for more information. Register here.

Represent UMKC as a Shear Fellow!

The Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life has announced the 21st Century Leadership Academy will be held from May 21–26, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.

The Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life is a non-partisan institute focused on making government accessible to all Missouri citizens by encouraging women’s full participation in the policy process. The organization sponsors the 21st Century Leadership Academy, an intensive week-long residential leadership development program designed to inspire civic engagement and encourage women’s public sector leadership. The program features involvement from several schools including Missouri State University, the University of Central Missouri and of course UMKC. Participants of the program are known as “Shear Fellows.”

Apply to Represent UMKC as a Shear Fellow by March 17, 2017

Spend a week with outstanding student leaders and savvy women in public life: women judges, women office holders & women public policy experts.

What will you do as a Shear Fellow?

  1. Develop leadership skills.
  2. Build self confidence.
  3. Make friends & contacts for your future.

To apply, fill out the electronic application at: https://goo.gl/forms/DT19OB0fKqC42Zpm2 Note that in addition to the electronic application, you will also need to submit the following items to Brenda Bethman at bethmanb@umkc.edu by March 17, 2017 to complete your application:

  • A cover letter discussing your career goals and reason for applying to the Academy.
  • A copy of your resume.
  • A short biography written in third person.

For more information on the Leadership Academy, visit http://www.umsl.edu/sueshear/21st-Century-Leadership-Academy/index.html. With questions, contact Dr. Brenda Bethman (bethmanb@umkc.edu).

Prospective Students are Invited to Attend the Honors College Visit Day

Everyone is welcome to join the Honors College Visit Day!

Prospective students are invited to visit the UMKC Honors College on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Learn about the Honors College experience including admission requirements, academic interests and exclusive Honors College scholarships.

During the event, you will take a tour of campus, meet with current honors students, shadow an honors course and eat lunch in the UMKC Student Union.

The agenda for the open house is listed below:

  1. 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration in the UMKC Student Union and Continental Breakfast
  2. 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Dean’s Welcome
  3. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – UMKC Admissions
  4. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Academic Appointment
  5. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Campus Tour
  6. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch with Honors Students, Faculty and Staff/Honors Presentations
  7. 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – Honors Anchor 298 Course: The Idea of Culture

To register, click here.

For more information, contact the UMKC Welcome Center in Admissions at (816) 235-8652 or welcome@umkc.edu.

The 2017 Lucerna Symposium Was a Success!

This year’s Lucerna Symposium was a success!

Four authors presented their research in front of the UMKC community on February 7th, celebrating the launch and publication of the 11th volume of Lucerna. Big congratulations to Claire Godfrey, Sydney Harvey, Alexander Peuser and Madison Lackey for their amazing contributions to undergraduate research! Read more about their research and the symposium here.

Read the 11th volume of Lucerna (PDF) or stop by 424 Cherry Hall to pick up a FREE copy!

 

 

 

 

Honors Student Going Places In UMKC… and China

“The Honors College is all about diversifying yourself and collecting new experiences,” says Honors College student Emily McIntyre, who is majoring in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

McIntyre recently returned to UMKC from a trip to China with the UMKC Enactus team as part of the organization’s China Project, aimed at building and continuing relationships between Kansas City and China. Along with five other UMKC Enactus students, she had the opportunity to travel to China and present to students of Chinese universities about the culture of Kansas City, UMKC, and the business practices of organizations in Kansas City. She also had the opportunity to talk with several students about art, medicine, her opinions on social issues and more. “They were interested in you and your experiences and just wanted to have an honest conversation,” McIntyre explained.

Although results from the project are still forthcoming, McIntyre’s involvement in the China Project this year helped oversee the creation of several new agreements between Kansas City and China including the development of an exchange program with the UMKC School of Medicine and several exchange programs with the Bloch School.

McIntyre always wanted to travel to another country and going to China allowed her to experience a brand new culture unlike anything she is accustomed to. For her, one of the greatest opportunities was being able to exchange ideas and thoughts with new people. James McKusick, dean of the Honors College, also visited China with the Enactus team and talked with McIntyre. “It also helped that Dean Jim was on the trip, so I had opportunities to discuss with him the benefits of travel from an educational standpoint, as well as a personal one,” said McIntyre.

McIntyre credits the Honors College for her preparation for the trip: “My experience in the Honors College, especially with Honors Colloquium, helped broaden my viewpoints and helped me be more accepting of other cultures.”

 

 

All are Welcome Here at UMKC

UMKC is the place for people going places. Everyone is welcome here.

Recently, Chancellor Leo Morton made a response to the recent presidential executive order. He states, “As a highly diverse, student-centered urban university, UMKC is committed to fostering a culture infused with equity and inclusion and to being a model of respectful interaction and peaceful pursuit of our mission of research, learning and engagement.”

Read the full article.