Roo-minations -- Episode 3

What's your favorite Kansas City hangout?

UMKC introduces the third episode of its monthly feature, "Roo-minations," which asks students to answer a question. This month's question is, "What is your favorite Kansas City hangout?"

What is a Roo-mination? Here's our definition: Roo•mi•na•tion [roo-muh-ney-shun] noun, what a UMKC roo thinks.

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UMKC is within a short walk or bike, bus or car ride to several popular destinations -- including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Country Club Plaza and Westport.

Beginning in the fall, bus transportation to these destinations will become easier. Students will receive all-access Metro bus passes, which provide unlimited access to all KCATA bus routes throughout the city and metropolitan area. Students, faculty and staff can borrow free bicycles through Swinney Recreation Center and The Hub, as well.

To make room for a new state-of-the-art parking facility at 50th and Oak Streets, the Oak Street parking structure will close in May. To mitigate this temporary inconvenience, students living at Oak Street Hall and Herman and Dorothy Johnson Hall will be assigned permit parking at the Hospital Hill parking structure at a substantially reduced rate of $44 per semester. Students with state-issued handicap placards or license plates will be exempt from this parking assignment; other exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis using a waiver process. 

The parking structure at Hospital Hill is a secure location and offers easy access to the KCATA Troost MAX line running directly between the Volker and Hospital Hill campuses. Additionally, the Volker campus shuttle system will be enhanced with more frequent stops for more convenience to students utilizing the KCATA bus routes.

For project updates, visit the USucceed blog and watch for an invitation to attend upcoming Town Hall meetings. Also send comments directly using the online comments box

What's your favorite Kansas City hangout? 

The Country Club Plaza
-- Vanya Tumati, six-year B.A./M.D. student 

The UMKC campus and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 
-- Emma White, freshman Criminal Justice major 


Jardine's Restaurant and Jazz Club
-- Ryan Overfelt, sophomore Music Performance major

The Student Union rooftop
-- Veronica Yu, freshman Biology major







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