Sep 26, 2011    #165
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green

2011 Homecoming celebrates a return to campus

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) will begin its 2011 homecoming celebration - "Make Your Return to Campus" - on Sept. 26. More than 1,000 people are expected to participate in the events on Saturday, Oct. 1, which include the Kidney Walk, homecoming activities and the Roos soccer game. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to participate.

Student Talent Show - 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, Student Union Theatre, 5100 Cherry St. Bring your spoken word, poetry or talent to the stage. Judges will decide who is the most talented. Winners will receive prizes and opportunities to perform at future events.

Golf Cart Decorating and Parade - 9 a.m. - noon, Friday, Sept. 30, University Center Walkway, 5000 Rockhill Rd. UMKC organizations will decorate and showcase their golf carts during the Chancellor's Lunch - where carts will be judged. They can decorate carts beginning at 9 a.m. The parade will begin at noon.

National Kidney Foundation Walk - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, starting at University Parkway/Playhouse, near 51st and Holmes Streets. The UMKC Alumni Association has partnered with the Kidney Foundation to sponsor their annual walk, which will take place on the UMKC Volker Campus. Onsite registration begins at 9 a.m. Click here to register.

A complete list of activities is available at UMKC Homecoming.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. For more information about UMKC, visit You can also find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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