2019 Lucerna Symposium

Join us for the 2019 Lucerna Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will feature presentations by student authors published in Volume Thirteen. Lucerna is UMKC’s only peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate research.

Volume Thirteen of Lucerna publishes the work of UMKC students Hannah Doggett, Tyler Evans, Chase Ford, Sami Gul, Carolyn Kovar, Carolyn Nordengren, Emily Rackers, Mastin Tapp, Sarah F. Towakoli, and Whitney White.

Honors College Dean James McKusick will offer welcoming remarks at 5 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Party at the BeeHouse on June 23!

Join Honors College alumna Serena Baker at the grand opening of BeeHouse at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at 208 W. 19th St. Serena and her business partner, UMKC student Kris Mahan, will co-host the event at their new “fashion makerspace” in the Crossroads Art District near downtown Kansas City. Collaborating with Kris, Serena planned and launched BeeHouse during her senior year in the Honors College at UMKC. Admittance to the event costs $30; for more information and tickets, go to https://www.beehouse-kc.com/events/grand-opening

Register for the Honors College Visit Day!

Spend a day exploring UMKC’s campus and the Honors College! The Honors College Visit Day will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Your day will include opportunities to learn about the Honors College experience, discuss your academic interests with a UMKC representative, learn about the UMKC and Honors College admission process, and hear about the latest scholarships and financial aid available to you.

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

Agenda:

  • 8:30a.m. – Check in and enjoy a continental breakfast
  • 9:15a.m. – Welcome to the Honors College and UMKC Admissions
  • 10:30a.m. – Attend your academic appointment
  • 11:30a.m. – Shadow an honors course
  • 1:00p.m. – Have lunch with honors students, faculty, and staff
  • 2:00p.m. – Take a campus tour

Register here to reserve your spot!

Attend Brunch with Finance Professional Kathryn Night

Brunch with Finance Professional Kathryn Night
April 28, 2017 – 9:00-10:30a.m.
Oak Street Residence Hall Classroom

 

 The Honors College is hosting a special alumni event for students of the Honors College and Bloch School!

On Friday, April 28, honors alumni Kathryn Hembree Night will visit UMKC to speak to students about her experience in UMKC, her career path, offer one-on-one advice and more. Night graduated the Honors Program (now Honors College) in 2009 majoring in both chemistry and philosophy. After spending two summers in New York and working at Goldman Sachs, she has developed a successful career as an investment banker in New York City working for CamberView Partners.

Join Night for brunch from 9-10:30a.m. in the Oak Street Residence Hall classroom. Dean Jim McKusick of the Honors College will provide opening remarks and the brunch includes fresh bagels, pastries and fruit catered by Panera along with coffee and orange juice. Honors and Bloch school students are invited for this valuable networking opportunity.

RSVP using the link: tinyurl.com/KNBrunch

Space is limited so RSVP ASAP by Friday, April 21!

Contact Student Assistant Anthony Gilyard at honors@umkc.edu for more information.

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.