• Blackwelder and Norris at retirement reception

    UMKC Foundation's founding president departs university

    Supporters and board members honor and thank Murray Blackwelder for his service and success with the foundation, which he helped establish in 2009. Click here to see photos of his retirement receptions.

  • Playground ribbon cutting

    Berkley Center community celebrates new preschool playground

    Children to benefit from open space and “loose parts play,” a feature of the new outdoor space, which students, staff, parents and supporters helped dedicate during a June 11 ceremony.

  • Jay Nixon announcing state funds

    Free enterprise center advances with $7.4 million from state

    State money represents the public half of funding for the $14.8 million Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, a prototyping center to be located on UMKC's Volker campus.

  • UMKC School of Dentistry

    Estate gift to UMKC School of Dentistry tops $10 million

    The gift from Dr. Robert and Mrs. Lucille Cowan represents the third largest gift in university history and is expected to more than double the number of scholarships available to dental students.