Sep 21, 2009    #112
Contact: Laura Byerley
(816) 235-1592

UMKC Homecoming celebration begins Sept. 27

Events focus on construction, community service, performing arts and future of democracy, science and technology

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) will begin its homecoming celebration on Sept. 27, 2009. The week will focus on UMKC’s continued transformation into a residential campus, music and theatre productions, anniversary celebrations and the future of democracy, science and technology.

Event highlights include a New Student Union building structure completion ceremony at the corner of Cherry and 51st Streets; Herman and Dorothy Johnson Residence Hall dedication; Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field dedication; and UMKC Community Service Day.

The Conservatory of Music and Dance, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, UMKC Theatre and UMKC Jazz Friends will host music and theatre productions. The Harry S. Truman Center for Governmental Affairs will host a forum on “Democracy’s Challenge: Reclaiming the Public Role” and UMKC’s Starr Symposium will feature a presentation by Dr. Mae C. Jemison – the first African-American female astronaut. Miller Nichols Library will host its 40th Anniversary Celebration and the School of Nursing will host a 30th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion.

A complete listing of events is located at:

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 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.

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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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