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2008 News Releases

NO.068

New Letters garners record 15 nominations; wins prestigious Pushcart Prize for Fiction UMKC’s resident literary journal wins for John Barth short story

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) literary journal New Letters was honored with a 2008 Pushcart Prize for the John Barth short story “Progressive Dinner.” published in the Winter 2007 edit...  Full Story >>
Posted: 6/17/2008 8:37:45 AM

 

NO.067

The James C. Olson Performing Arts Center new name for UMKC’s PAC Memory of former UM System President and UMKC Chancellor honored for dedication to the Arts

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) will rename its Performing Arts Center in memory of Dr. James C. Olson on Thursday, June 12, 2008, 5:30–7 p.m. at the PAC. The private event includes a re...  Full Story >>
Posted: 6/11/2008 8:50:09 AM

 

NO.066

“Dream Lives of Butterflies” by Colbert wins gold medal for short fiction

“Dream Lives of Butterflies,” a collection of stories by Jaimee Wriston Colbert, won the gold medal for short fiction in the 12th annual Independent Publisher (“IPPY”) Book Awards. The book was publis...  Full Story >>
Posted: 6/6/2008 10:02:47 AM

 

NO.065

Volunteer power brings personal and institutional rewards McPhee honored for contributions to higher education

Mary Kay McPhee of Kansas City, Mo. is one woman whose efforts have brought opportunity and resources to higher education. McPhee, a graduate of the University of Kansas, has worked on behalf of ...  Full Story >>
Posted: 7/3/2008 1:53:59 PM

 

NO.056

Mechanism of muscle aging is focus of UMKC School of Nursing research Findings by Marco Brotto and colleagues to be published in prestigious scientific journal

Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Nursing may be on the verge of unlocking a key mechanism when it comes to understanding what causes the gradual decrease in muscl...  Full Story >>
Posted: 6/6/2008 8:47:11 AM

 

NO.055

Charter school partners with UMKC to implement violence prevention curriculum Familias en Accion program designed to educate and empower Hispanic youth

Numerous studies have examined the value of early guidance and education in addressing at-risk behavior and attitudes about violence with young people. Most of these studies, however, were conducted t...  Full Story >>
Posted: 6/6/2008 2:54:20 PM

 

NO.054

OUTSTANDING STUDENTS: University of Missouri-Kansas City Seniors Tara Kloeppel and Sergio Rojas Will Intern for Missouri Congressional Delegation

Tara Kloeppel and Sergio Rojas, UMKC seniors, have been selected by the University to serve as interns in the Washington, DC offices of Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver during the month ...  Full Story >>
Posted: 7/22/2008 12:35:10 PM

 

NO.053

UMKC engineering students win regional competition, qualify for nationals Third consecutive first-place finish for UMKC squad in regional steel bridge competition

For the third year in a row, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) steel bridge team has won first place in the regional finals of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge C...  Full Story >>
Posted: 5/14/2008 10:32:46 AM

 

NO.052

Brian Gettinger, School of Computer and Engineering, named 2008 Student Affairs Honor Recipient One of 10 students recognized for outstanding academic and service involvement

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management has named Brian Charles Gettinger a 2008 Honor Award recipient, one of 10 grad...  Full Story >>
Posted: 5/29/2008 10:42:03 AM

 

NO.051

Jolin, Bloch School of Business and Public Administration, named 2008 Student Affairs Honor Recipient One of 10 students recognized for outstanding academic and service involvement

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management has named Alison M. Jolin a 2008 Honor Award recipient, one of 10 graduating s...  Full Story >>
Posted: 5/29/2008 11:04:24 AM

 


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