Roo Honors Program

Roo Honors Academy gives academically-gifted high school students the opportunity to take classes in engaging topics, taught by UMKC faculty members.

Art of the Imagination Summer Camp

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is hosting a three day summer camp for ages 6 -12.

2024 UMKC Summer Camps & Conferences

Experience life as a Roo by participating in one of the upcoming youth camps and conferences that take place on the UMKC campus!

Love in Metal: The Joyous Art of Abraham Megerdichian | A Talk with Robert Megerdichian

This talk dives into the artwork of Abraham Megerdichian, presented by his son, Robert Megerdichian.

Mexican Folk Dolls Workshop

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures is hosting a Mexican Folk Dolls Workshop.

Student Founders Summit

The Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation presents a free day of competition, resource sharing, and career development for student and community founders!

UMKC Blood Drive

In Kansas City, 1 in 3 people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives.

Landmarks of Kansas City History, Art, and Culture

The Cockefair Chair and members of the talented faculty at UMKC deliver short, engaging courses on national issues, Kansas City history and current events and literature and the arts. Join in to experience thoughtful analysis on a variety of subjects Spring 2024.

Civil-Military Crises as Threats to Democracy: Argentina, Israel, and the United States.

The Cockefair Chair and members of the talented faculty at UMKC deliver short, engaging courses on national issues, Kansas City history and current events and literature and the arts. Join in to experience thoughtful analysis on a variety of subjects Spring 2024.

The Enigma of J. Robert Oppenheimer: Father of the Atomic Bomb

The Cockefair Chair and members of the talented faculty at UMKC deliver short, engaging courses on national issues, Kansas City history and current events and literature and the arts. Join in to experience thoughtful analysis on a variety of subjects Spring 2024.

Two Super Bowl Rings Before UMKC Graduation

History student gets opportunity to work with the Arrowhead Art Collection

Roo Soccer Youth Camps

Kansas City Soccer is offering three weeks of youth camps this summer in the months of June and July at the Durwood Soccer Stadium.

Starlight Internship Starts UMKC Conservatory Student Off on a High Note

Kansas City’s outdoor/indoor performing arts venue was the opening number for a career in arts marketing

UMKC Summer Pharmacy Camp

Engage with current faculty and practicing pharmacists, view experiments in the lab and interact with current students to find out what it’s like to be a pharmacy student at UMKC.

Summer Bridge Scholars Program

Summer Bridge Scholars engage in a rigorous and intensive eight-week program. In addition to their courses, scholars participate in programming related to professional development, career exploration, cultural enrichment, team-building, campus involvement, mentorship, academic skill-building and civic engagement.

Fundraising Tools Series

Fundraising Leadership and Tools Series provides development professionals with essential leadership skills to be a strategic leader in their organization.

Legislative Updates for Nonprofits

Join us to learn about legislative developments regarding nonprofits with Stephen P. Duerst and Sam Panettiere.

African American Read-In 2024

In a celebration of African American literature and literacy, come join the African American Read-In. You can participate by reading an excerpt, or by simply listening to others read.

Digital Humanities Roundtable: Automatically Detecting and Analyzing Literary Allusions and Direct Speech in Ancient Literature

As part of the Marilyn T. & Byron C. Shutz Lecture Series, panelists will discuss their work.

The Great Democracy: How to Fix Our Politics, Unrig the Economy, and Unite America

The Carolyn Benton Cockefair Chair continues to play an influential role in the cultural and intellectual life at UMKC and in the Kansas City community and continues its 60-year tradition of presenting fascinating lectures.

UMKC Conservatory Events Offer Kansas City Easy Access To the Arts

UMKC’s Engagement Month offers a fantastic opportunity to get to know your UMKC Conservatory!

China – Inside and Out

Join the UMKC School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the International Relations Council for a discussion of China’s domestic and military policy with Drs. Cynthia Watson and Bernard Cole.

UMKC Nursing Student Has a Passion to Serve the Underserved

Tatyana Charles sought a second degree after finding her calling

MLK Lecture Series Featuring Kevin Willmott

The Martin Luther King Lecture Series encourages UMKC students, staff, faculty and the Kansas City community to build upon the courageous, nonviolent activism of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., and to increase awareness of present day avenues to advocate for civil rights through free thought, action and scholarship.

UMKC Conservatory Academy Winter Recitals

Students at the UMKC Conservatory perform their recital!

Mid-Century Modern Aluminum Christmas Trees

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures presents, Mid-Century Magic: A Tale of Toys and Aluminum Christmas Trees

KCREP Presents: A Christmas Carol

This spirited classic performance is Kansas City’s favorite holiday tradition! Experience A Christmas Carol: featuring the joyous Candlelight Carol, the raucous Fezziwig Party, and, of course, the magical Ghost of Christmas Present!

Women’s Work

Join us for an exhibition at the UMKC Gallery of Art.

UMKC Sporting Events November and December

Come support UMKC by attending some sporting events taking place in November and December!

Cockefair Course: Energy Transitions: From Fossil Fuels to Alternatives

Come attend and informative lecture series with Brian Frehner, Ph.D.

UMKC School of Medicine Receives National Award for Community Engagement

Association of American Medical Colleges recognizes service to Kansas City area.

UMKC Awarded $4 Million in Federal, Kauffman Foundation Grants to Grow Digital Health

Partners include BioNexus KC, KC Digital Drive, and Pipeline Entrepreneurs.

Coming to the Heartland: Latin American and African families in Kansas City

Dr. Marta Caminero-Santangelo leads this project in collecting the stories of immigrants in Kansas and Missouri, as told by them. Students can register their parents and bring them to the event.

UMKC Conservatory Jazz Ensemble

Join us on October 27th for a night of dynamic musical performances as Englewood Arts hosts the UMKC Conservatory Jazz Ensemble.

Quinceañera Experience

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with UMKC’s Association of Latin American Students!

2023 UMKC Engagement Month

Join us in celebrating what it means to be Kansas City’s Universtiy!

A Standing Ovation for Health Innovation

Join us for exciting new details on UMKC’s new Healthcare Delivery and Innovation Building which will serve as the catalyst for drawing top students, researchers and medical providers to advance health care for all Kansas Citians and our region.

Our Healthy Jackson County Initiative Community-Clinic Kickoff

Our Healthy Jackson County, a community-wide initiative dedicated to promoting equity and access to vaccinations and other health and community services to residents, officially kicks off its next phase on Saturday, Oct 14.

Government-2-University Regional Coalition Summit

This networking event is a great way for government officials to make university connections and help attract the brightest talent for your organization. In turn, university partners can meet those in government who want to engage students in experiential learning opportunities and, ultimately, hire them.

The Little Desk: Conversations on Entrepreneurship, NIGHT ONE- THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET

The Little Desk, the latest collaboration from UMKC, The Porter House KC, and KCSourceLink, provides insights and lessons learned from the rising stars in Kansas City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

UMKC Engagement Month Community Partner Bus Tour

Provided in partnership with Operation Breakthrough, the multi-stop tour showcases the work of several nonprofits working in our community.

The Little Desk: Conversations on Entrepreneurship, NIGHT TWO- NAVIGATING THE ECOSYSTEM

The Little Desk, the latest collaboration from UMKC, The Porter House KC, and KCSourceLink, provides insights and lessons learned from the rising stars in Kansas City’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Fall 2023 Cockefair Chair Courses

The Cockefair Chair and members of the talented faculty at UMKC deliver short, engaging courses on national issues, Kansas City history and current events and literature and the arts.

Cockefaire Lecture- The Politics of Public Safety: Police Reform and Alternatives

The Cockefair Chair continues its 60-year tradition of presenting fascinating lectures.

UMKC to Host 2023 All Girls Matter Conference

This all-day event enables young ladies to develop their character, values, talents, and personal leadership to achieve their full potential in the future.