UMKC Honors Program


Lucerna is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, and UMKC's only undergraduate research journal, publishing articles by students in the social sciences, sciences, and humanities. Established in 2005 by the UMKC Honors Program, Lucerna's purpose is to cultivate and showcase high-caliber scholarship from the entire UMKC undergraduate community. Any current UMKC undergraduate may submit a research paper written anytime during their academic career at UMKC. If you would like a copy of Lucerna, please stop by the Honors Program office in Haag Hall 204D, or click below to view the latest issue:

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Each submission is blind-reviewed by a volunteer-based staff of student readers from the Honors Program as well as faculty and staff from the program. Papers are judged on the basis of their clarity, originality, organization, and argumentative qualities. Having one's work published in Lucerna is a great achievement for any undergraduate looking to further her or his education or to begin a professional career.

We are now accepting papers for the 2014 Lucerna!  Please see the Lucerna guidelines for information about submitting.

Congratulations to the UMKC students whose papers have been selected for the 2013 Lucerna!

Kristen Allred (English)
Lydia Alpural-Sullivan (Economics)
Gloria Devonshire (Foreign Languages)
Neiloy Medhi (Mathematics)
James Mitchell (Geology)
Alex Poppen (English)
Anna Riffe (Mathematics)
Lorraine Sands (English)
McKayla Smith (Philosophy)


Frances Connelly, Ph.D.
Lucerna Faculty Sponsor



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Contact Info

Gayle A. Levy, Ph.D.
UMKC Honors Program Director
Phone: (816) 235-2820
            (816) 235-5854

Honors Program Office
5120 Rockhill Road 204 Haag Hall
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: (816) 235-5854