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    Over 500 students named to College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List for Spring 2020 semester

    Congratulations to the 511 students in UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. The CAS Dean’s List recognizes excellent academic performance among full-time undergraduate students with a grade point average of 3.85 or higher for the term.

     

    Chale Abad - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Sarah Abney - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Erika Adams - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Joseph Adams - Earth and Environmental Sciences BS: Environmental Sciences

    Maggie Agee - Psychology BA

    Chaehyun Ahn - Pre-Pharm

    Jennifer Aktar - Political Science BA

    Mohammed Alabdullah - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Farqad Alaboodi - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Adin Alem - Political Science BA

    Nichole Alexander - Political Science & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Nida Ali - Psychology & Languages and Literatures BA

    Amanda Allen - Psychology BA

    Alexis Allen - Sociology BA: Cultural Anthropology

    Sara Alley - Psychology BA

    Ahmed Al-Makhazoom - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Abdullah Alrasheed - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Chetanna Amazu - Psychology BA

    Melina Ambriz - Psychology BA

    Quinton Anderson - Psychology BA

    Mahreen Ansari - Political Science BA

    Melissa Appelquist - Psychology BA

    Cemile Arabaci - Physics BS

    Bosten Arcand - English BA: Language and Rhetoric

    Cristian Arechiga - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Carter Ascher - Political Science BA

    Yusof Asefi - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Kellie Askew - Pre-Dentistry, A&S

    Gregory Attard - Physics & Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Cristina Aurich - Urban Planning and Design BA

    Charlene Badami - Sociology BA: Cultural Anthropology

    Romeo Bagunu - Political Science BA

    Catherine Bailey - English BA: Creative Writing

    Zachary Bailey - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Hayden Baker - English BA: Creative Writing

    Jayme Balachowski - Liberal Arts BLA

    Sindhu Balakumar - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Alex Barbour - History BA

    Zoey Barnes - Art History BA

    Rilie Barnes - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Reagan Barr - Environmental Science BS

    Mahryn Barron - English: Creative Writing & Communication Studies BA

    Brayden Basch - English: Language and Rhetoric & Philosophy BA

    Kennedy Bauer - Pre-Dentistry, A&S

    Bailey Beauchamp - Psychology BA

    Saris Bedard - English & Psychology BA

    Steven Beers - Sociology BA

    Katelyn Beilsmith - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Catherine Belcher - Psychology BA

    Austin Belcher - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Samuel Bellefy - English: Creative Writing & Communication Studies BA

    J'aime Bellingham - Psychology BA

    Robert Bennett - Political Science BA

    Paige Benton - Studio Art BA

    Danait Berhe - Sociology BA

    Megan Bilkey - Environmental Science BS

    Natasha Bills - Psychology BA

    Abigail Birkner - Psychology & Chemistry BA

    Mallory Bittner - History BA

    Madison Bittner - Studio Art BA

    Hailey Black - Psychology & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Dalton Blackwell - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Margaret Boggs - Criminal Justice and Criminology & Psychology BA

    Makayla Booker - Studio Art BA

    Tristyn Bowling - History BA

    Christopher Bown - Studio Art BA

    Jane Boyd - Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish

    Drew Boyet - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Adair Bright - Urban Planning and Design BA

    Kelsey Brinkman - Psychology BA

    Kyle Broley - Earth and Environmental Sciences BS: Physical Geography

    Zachary Brooks - Environmental Science BS

    April Brown - English BA: Creative Writing

    Jocelyn Brown - Criminal Justice and Criminology & Political Science BA

    Brendon Brown - Earth and Environmental Sciences BS: Environmental Sciences

    Sierra Browne-Jenkins - Psychology BA

    Renee Bruch - Communication Studies BA

    Camrin Buchholz - Political Science & Economics BA

    Alexus Buckert - Political Science BA

    Mason Bur - Psychology BA

    Hayden Burnett - Psychology BA

    William Burns - Psychology BA

    William Burrus - Economics & Languages and Literatures BA

    Joel Busch - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Kevin Buzzie - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Sydney Caldwell - Psychology BA

    Beulah Calixte - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Enza Cangelosi - Psychology BA

    Jose Cantu - Urban Planning and Design BA

    Samantha Capkovic - Political Science & Communication Studies BA

    Cody Carmack - Psychology BA

    Chase Cassil - Psychology BA

    Madelynn Caster - Psychology BA

    Abigail Castle - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Brianna Catching - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Sophia Caudillo - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Nick Cavazos - Philosophy BA

    Alejandro Cervantes - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Adam Chanliongco - Pre-Pharm

    Adeta Chareunsab - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Latisha Cheatam - Liberal Arts BLA

    Zanab Cheema - Pre-Pharm

    Hunyee Choi - Psychology BA

    Clara Christenson - Liberal Arts BLA

    Lacey Clark - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Mackenzie Clark - Liberal Arts BLA

    Sarah Clough - English BA

    Cassandra Coffey-Murray - English BA: Creative Writing

    George Coggins - English BA

    Kiley Collier - Environmental Science BS

    Julia Concannon - Psychology BA

    Brandon Cooper - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Yarely Corral - Pre-Dental Hygiene, A&S

    Lindsay Cox - Art History BA

    Kyra Crabtree - English BA: Creative Writing

    Rachel Crazybear - Psychology BA

    Jessica Crets - English BA: Creative Writing

    Evelyn Cross - Art History BA

    Skylar Crowley - Psychology BA

    Lucas Cuni-Mertz - Communication Studies: Journalism and Mass Communications & Political Science BA

    Isabelle Curry - Sociology & English BA

    Madisen Curtin - Pre-Medicine, A&S

    Emily Daggett - Liberal Arts BLA

    Amina Dalton - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Victoria Davidson - History & Languages and Literatures BA

    Nathan Davis - Political Science BA

    Sarah Davis - Urban Planning and Design BA

    Shiona Deliozar - Economics BA: Political Economy

    Shelby Dennis - Psychology & Environmental Studies BA

    Devon Dewey - Art History BA

    Elisabeth DeWitte - Political Science BA

    Carly Dexter - Sociology BA

    Gisselle Diaz Carrillo - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Monica Diaz-Serrano - Psychology BA

    Sarah Dirks - Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish

    Malak Dkhili - Political Science BA

    Abigail Doss - Psychology BA

    Domonique Downton - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Mason Dredge - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Paige Dunard - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Gina Dwyer - Psychology BA

    Rachel Dwyer - Liberal Arts BLA

    Sean Eagan - Economics BA

    Natalie Earl - Criminal Justice and Criminology & Psychology & Languages and Literatures BA

    Alexa Easley - Psychology BA

    Caitlin Easter - Psychology BA

    Vera-Clair Eaton - Psychology & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Jacob Eisenhauer - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Audra Elford - English BA: Creative Writing

    Elizabeth Elmendorf - Physics BS: Astronomy

    Alma Estrada - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Aubrie Evans - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Cyra Evans - Psychology & Languages and Literatures BA

    Ciera Farrens - Psychology BA

    Savannah Farrens - Philosophy BA

    Adriana Feener - Physics BS: Astronomy

    Isabela Felipe dos Guimaraes - Psychology & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Lisa Fenn - History BA

    Jeanelle Finley - Pre-Dental Hygiene, A&S

    Shannon Finneran - Liberal Arts BLA

    Aliah Fisher - Studio Art BA

    Lauren Fitzpatrick - Environmental Studies BA

    Cole Flackmiller - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Jade Flanders - Psychology BA

    Calvin Flemons - Pre-Pharm

    Madison Flynn - Psychology BA

    Randell Folden - Environmental Science BS

    Chase Ford - Political Science & Environmental Studies BA

    Jodi Fortino - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Alexandra Foster - Film and Media Arts & Studio Art BA

    Regan Frederick - Criminal Justice and Criminology & Psychology BA

    Alejandra Frias Fraire - Earth and Environmental Sciences BS: Environmental Sciences

    Michael Friedrich - Economics BA

    Rachael Fritz - Psychology BA

    Miranda Fritz - Psychology & Languages and Literatures BA

    Olivia Funston - Pre-Pharm

    Olivia Gallo - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Jordan Galvan - Environmental Studies BA

    Cory Gamblin - Architectural Studies

    Daisy Garcia Montoya - Communication Studies: Journalism and Mass Communications & Political Science BA

    Nurquewen Garciano - Sociology BA

    Jackson Gasho - Economics BA

    Jake Gesling - Sociology BA

    Wajeeha Gilani - English BA

    Conner Giles - Earth and Environmental Sciences BS: Physical Geography

    Anthony Giordano - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Alexander Gleason - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Samantha Goepfert - Psychology & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Kylee Gomez - Criminal Justice and Criminology & Political Science BA

    Ruth Gonzalez - Psychology BA

    Bethany Graham - English BA: Creative Writing

    Bryce Graskemper - Political Science BA

    Hannah Green - Psychology BA

    Jada Green - Psychology BA

    Hillary Green - Political Science BA

    Emera Greenwood - Psychology BA

    Carter Groves - English BA

    Dominic Guillen - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Garrett Gunderson - Film and Media Arts

    Sadho Habib - Economics BA

    Sally Hakenewerth - Environmental Studies BA

    Ashton Hall - Psychology & Languages and Literatures BA

    Garam Han - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Katherine Hanners - History BA

    Estelle Hansen - Film and Media Arts

    Morgan Hartwig - Geology BS

    Jefferson Harwood - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Michael Hauschildt - Political Science BA

    Jonathan Hawley - Psychology & Philosophy BA

    Rachael Headrick - Psychology BA

    Jesse Heller - Sociology BA

    Lauren Hendrickson - Languages and Literatures BA: French

    Kendra Henson - Liberal Arts BLA

    Griselda Hernandez - Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish

    Abigail Higginbotham - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Thy'Tira Hill - Political Science & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Duong Hoang - Physics BS

    Tess Hogan - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Dalton Holloway-Rasmus - Political Science BA

    Valeczia Hooks - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Cassandra Hoover - Pre-Pharm

    Taylor Hough - Criminal Justice and Criminology & Psychology BA

    Brigid Hough - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Madeline Houx - Psychology BA

    Jacob Howard - Languages and Literatures BA: Classical Languages and Culture

    Ryan Howell - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Seth Hudson - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Tessa Huffman - Psychology BA

    Ali Hufft - Political Science & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Jonavan Hunley - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Jesse Hunter - Urban Planning and Design BA

    Tasneem Huq - English BA

    Nursyuhada Huq - Pre-Dentistry, A&S

    Marissa Iden - Political Science BA

    Madison Ilseman - Political Science & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Iqra Iqbal - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Bria Irvin - Psychology BA

    Emily Ivory - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Anna Jackson - Psychology BA

    Nicholas Jakubowski - Economics BA

    Mahrukh Jamal - Political Science BA

    Samuel Jeffers - History BA

    Michael Jenkins - Political Science & Philosophy BA

    Allyson Jenkins - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Emily Jensen - Pre-Dental Hygiene, A&S

    Essence Jewel - Urban Planning and Design BA

    Sarah Johnson - Studio Art BA

    X Zavyon Johnson - English BA: Creative Writing

    Morgan Johnson - Psychology BA

    Kate Johnston - English BA

    Jasmine Jones - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Makaylah Jones - Political Science BA

    Nikita Joshi - History & English BA

    Natalie Juno - Psychology & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Seth Kacich - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Celia Kaine - Liberal Arts BLA

    Brandon Kanoy - Political Science BA

    Olivia Kays - Physics BS: Astronomy

    Kelsey Keith - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Alison Kendall - Psychology BA

    Emily Kennedy - Film and Media Arts

    Lukas Kenney - English BA: Creative Writing

    Jahan Khavari - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Tracy Khiew - Studio Art BA

    Brenna Killen - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Brittni Kilton - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Hyo Kim - Political Science BA

    David Kirk - Studio Art BA

    Daniel Kirk - Studio Art BA

    Makenzie Kleist - Sociology & Psychology BA

    Daniel Kohl - Liberal Arts BLA

    Summer Koogler - Psychology BA

    Kaitlyn Korah - Pre-Pharm

    Molly Kordonowy - History BA

    Madison Kovarik - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Rhyan Kubik - Psychology BA

    Anabeth Laaker - History BA

    Jacob Lackey - Economics BA

    Bao Lam - Studio Art BA

    Brandon Landaverry - Environmental Science BS: Geosciences

    Alexander Langston - Political Science BA

    Hannah Lassen - Liberal Arts BLA

    Nguyen Hoai Nhi Le - Psychology BA

    Sammie Jo Leach - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Chae Lim Lee - Psychology BA

    Sean Lefler - Psychology BA

    Shairry Lene - Pre-Dental Hygiene, A&S

    Kendrick Lintecum - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Amy Liu - Psychology BA

    Katrina Logal - English BA: Creative Writing

    Danielle Lonero - Criminal Justice and Criminology & Psychology BA

    Darlene Lopez - Psychology BA

    Grace Lorey - Art History BA

    Vincent Lowry - Studio Art BA

    Mia Lukic - Philosophy BA

    Jakob Lund - Sociology BA

    Christina Mackenzie - Architectural Studies

    Jackson MacLellan - Political Science BA

    Brett Madsen - Studio Art BA

    Harrison Maksimik - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Reyna Mallory - Communication Studies: Film and Media Studies & Studio Art BA

    Amanda Malone - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Julio Mares - Psychology BA

    Soldenise Martinez - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Kori Martiny - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Karissa May - Pre-Pharm

    Matthew Mazza - Urban Planning and Design BA

    Caleb McCain - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Keegan McCarthy - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Hunter McDowell - Economics BA

    Jared McGee - Geography BS

    Michael Mead - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Eduardo Mendez - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Samuel Menner - Pre-Pharm

    Carlos Mercado - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Amanda Mercier - Earth and Environmental Sciences BS: Environmental Sciences

    Caroline Meyers - Psychology BA

    Merna Michael - Political Science BA

    Amelia Milldyke Gifford - Film and Media Arts

    Emily Moore - Political Science BA

    Caroline Moriarty - Political Science BA

    Shani Mor-Solomon - Environmental Studies BA

    Haley Mwaura - Studio Art BA

    Megan Myers - Environmental Studies BA

    Lauren Myers - Studio Art BA

    Jessica Neely - Liberal Arts BLA

    Vi Tuong Ngo - Studio Art BA

    Viet Nguyen - Pre-Pharm

    Quynh Nguyen - Pre-Pharm

    Alex Niner - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Ryley Nolin - Pre-Dental Hygiene, A&S

    Blake O'Dell - Psychology BA

    Slater Oden - Physics BS: Astronomy

    Thomas O'Halloran - Philosophy BA

    Mariana Oliveira Dalsin - Liberal Arts BLA

    Jacob O'Neill - Psychology BA

    Silvestre Ortiz-Romo - Environmental Science BS

    Kenechukwu Osude - Pre-Medicine, A&S

    Loubna Ouaret - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Abbey Outain - English BA: Creative Writing

    Randi Owens - Earth and Environmental Sciences BS: Environmental Sciences

    Saketh Pachalla - History BA

    Deborah Parracervantes - Physics BS: Astronomy

    Shivani Patel - Psychology BA

    Ahmad Pazhoohi - Pre-Pharm

    Josie Pennington - History BA

    Enrique Perez - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Cailyn Persinger - Pre-Pharm

    Hannah Pham - English & Languages and Literatures BA

    Vy Pham - Pre-Pharm

    Kenny Phan - Earth and Environmental Sciences BS: Environmental Sciences

    Linh Phan - Architectural Studies

    Hannah Phillips - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Kacper Piekarek - Economics BA

    Maggie Pool - Film and Media Arts

    Ashley Popp - Psychology BA

    Philip Potter - History BA

    Alison Potter - Sociology BA

    Kaitlyn Powell - Film and Media Arts

    Lydia Powers - Languages and Literatures BA: French

    Noah Price - Psychology BA

    Gabrielle Probert - Languages and Literatures BA: French

    Halena Procopio Ross - Environmental Science BS

    Monica Propst - Urban Studies BA

    Gina Ptacek - Studio Art BA

    Stephen Quackenbush - Architectural Studies

    Caitlin Quirk - English BA: American Literature and Cultural Studies

    Alexa Radley - Architectural Studies

    Angela Ramirez - Art History BA

    Tamara Raso - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Carson Rau - Sociology BA

    Darius Rawlings - Pre-Medicine, A&S

    Isabel Recker - Languages and Literatures: Spanish & Psychology BA

    Madeline Reddy - English BA

    Julia Reece - Liberal Arts BLA

    Grace Reesman - Physics & Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Austin Renfrow - Philosophy BA

    Timothy Rinker - Liberal Arts BLA

    JeNaya Robbs - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Gabrielle Robinson - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    William Rodelo - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Guillermo Rubio - Philosophy BA

    Samantha Rucker - English BA

    Sagi Rudnick - Political Science & Communication Studies BA

    Anna Ryan - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Lauren Ryan - Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish

    Rebekah Ryan - Studio Art BA

    Jessica Sabio - Liberal Arts BLA

    Mykal Sadler - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Gabhriel Saffier - Studio Art BA

    Esra Sahsuvaroglu - Psychology BA

    Madeline Sammons - Psychology BA

    Patrick Sanders - English BA

    Mia Santora - Political Science BA

    Jared Schild - Psychology & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Madison Schmitt - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Kaia Schott - Psychology BA

    Weston Schroeder - History BA

    Summer Scott - Psychology BA

    Nicole Scott - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Jeffery Scully - Physics BS

    Julie Seaton - Studio Art BA

    Alexandra Serafin - History BA

    Gary Sharp - History BA

    Mariah Shipley - Psychology BA

    Trevor Short - Economics BA

    Madison Sieger - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Dawson Sims - Environmental Studies BA

    Kimberly Sims - Studio Art BA

    Adam Sisk - Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish

    Samuel Sketers - Economics BA

    Julia Smith - Studio Art & English BA

    Kathryn Smith - Psychology BA

    Katherine Smith - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Hunter Smith - Psychology BA

    Regan Smith - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Abigail Sobczak - Psychology BA

    Joshua Sola - Geography BS

    Grace Solomon - Political Science BA

    Lajuan Solomon - Environmental Science BS

    Paul Sorensen - English BA: Language and Rhetoric

    Clayton Speidel - Political Science BA

    Annie Spencer - English: Classical, Medieval, and Early Modern Literature & History BA

    Carrine Spinks - Psychology BA

    Samantha Sprouse - Psychology BA

    Madyson St John - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Mollie Stanek - Studio Art BA

    Gabrielle Stansell - Political Science BA

    Shea Staples - Liberal Arts BLA

    Reagan Stark - Communication Studies: Interpersonal and Public Communication & English BA

    Lane Starks - Psychology BA

    Lanisha Stevens - Psychology BA

    Taylor Stewart - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Connor Stewart - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Ronnea Stiles - English BA

    McKenna Still - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Serena Stoetzer - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Sophia Straight - English BA

    Chloe Stripling - Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish

    Erica Sullivan - Psychology BA

    Julianna Swickard - Film and Media Arts

    Enoch Taddese - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Samir Taheri - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Chandler Tarrant - Physics BS

    Lillian Taylor - Psychology BA

    Ezekiel Taylor - Studio Art BA

    Avery Taylor - Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication

    Jesifer Tejada - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Lauren Textor - English BA

    Jasmine Thai - Pre-Pharm

    Tyler Thario - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Lauren Thomas - Psychology BA

    Haleigh Thomas - Sociology BA

    Aleena Tofanelli - Psychology BA

    Lillian Tollison - Psychology BA

    Fatima Towakoli - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Uyen Tran - Studio Art BA

    Hanh Tran - English BA

    MaryAnn Trapp - Communication Studies: Journalism and Mass Communications & Languages and Literatures BA

    Lucy Trask - Pre-Pharm

    Chloe Tremain - English BA

    Dashiell Tucker - Political Science BA

    Alexandra Umbach - Psychology BA

    Izabella Vadovicky - Political Science BA

    Kelsey Van Buskirk - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Cole Van Tassel - Psychology BA

    Jennifer Vanderslice - Physics BS: Astronomy

    Eva Vega - Political Science & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Leidy Venegas - Political Science BA

    Sophia Vietze - Studio Art BA

    Cozette Viles - Liberal Arts BLA

    Ashley Vogel - English BA

    Sierra Voorhies - Psychology BA

    John Waggoner - Psychology BA

    Mark Walters - Pre-Medicine, A&S

    Kara Walters - English BA: Creative Writing

    Jack Walton - English BA

    Jasmine Walton - Political Science BA

    Rebekah Ward - Sociology BA

    Khalia Watson - Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies

    Angelique Webb - Psychology BA

    Abigail Wendlandt - Studio Art BA

    Nathaniel Wendt - Psychology BA

    Bailey West - Sociology BA: Cultural Anthropology

    Brayan Westergaard - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Samuel Westlake - Psychology BA

    Alexandra Whitlow - Philosophy BA

    Alexandra Wilcoxon - Psychology BA

    Rowan Wiley - Political Science BA

    Kelly Williams - Psychology BA

    Candace Williamson - Criminal Justice and Criminology BA

    Caleb Wilson - History & Political Science BA

    Jacob Wingert - Mathematics and Statistics BS

    Madison Worley - Psychology BA

    Sophie Woycheese - Psychology BA

    Emily Wunder - Environmental Science BS

    Dontavious Young - Psychology BA

    Abdulrehman Yousaf - Pre-Medicine, A&S

    Ayat Youssef - Psychology BA

    Taylor Yuhas - Pre-Pharm

    Zackary Zeller - Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communications

    Kendra Zemenye - Economics BA: Urban Economic Development

    Samantha Zoellner - Pre-Pharm

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    U-News Wins First Place for Best Overall Website, 12 Total Awards at MCMA Conference

    U-News won first place for best overall website and 12 total awards at the Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) awards Tuesday (4/7/2020) night.

    The newspaper, which competes in Division 1 against the largest schools in the state, doubled its award total from last year.

    The 12 awards won and their recipients are:

    • First Place, Website, Sam Capkovic, Ethan Evans, Lucas Cuni-Mertz and Jodi Fortino.
    • First Place, Op-Ed page, Lydia Fultz, Carlos Mercado and Alex Fulton.
    • Second Place, Op-Ed page, Lydia Fultz, Robert Zimmerman and Mason R. Dredge.
    • Third Place, Op-Ed page, Jodi Fortino, Gary Enrique Bradley-Lopez and Mason R. Dredge.
    • Third Place, Investigative Reporting, Stephanie Klein.
    • Third Place, News Writing, Lukas Kenney.
    • Third Place, Feature Writing, Emily Reid.
    • Honorable Mention, Feature Writing, Lukas Kenney.
    • Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing, Caleb Wilson.
    • Honorable Mention, Entertainment Review, Mason R. Dredge.
    • Honorable Mention, Entertainment Review, Mason R. Dredge.
    • Honorable Mention, Video, Darius Stewart, Abbey Higginbotham, Sam Capkovic and Henry Gamber.

    Go to U-News.

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    Over 360 students named to College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List for Fall 2019 semester

    Congratulations to the 361 students in UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester. The CAS Dean’s List recognizes excellent academic performance among full-time undergraduate students with a grade point average of 3.85 or higher for the term.

    Fall 2019 Dean's List graphic

    Joseph Adams – Earth and Environmental Science BS
    Maggie Agee – Psychology BA
    Chaehyun Ahn – Pre-Pharm
    Jennifer Aktar – Pre-Law, A&S
    Kamariah Al-Amin – Languages and Literatures BA: French
    Adin Alem – Political Science BA
    Nida Ali – Psychology & Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish
    Ahmed Al-Makhazoom – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Naomie Alnatas – Liberal Arts BLA
    Mahreen Ansari – Political Science BA
    Kathryn Antrainer – History BA
    Melissa Appelquist – Psychology BA
    Cemile Arabaci – Physics BS
    Bosten Arcand – English BA: Language and Rhetoric
    Liam Arciga – History BA
    Cristian Arechiga – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Brent Arnold – Psychology BA
    Yusof Asefi – Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Lucy Bahner – Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies
    Hayden Baker – English BA: Creative Writing
    Alex Barbour – History BA
    Reagan Barr – Environmental Science BS
    Mahryn Barron – English: Creative Writing & Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies
    Brayden Basch – English & Philosophy BA
    Brianna Bauer – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Kennedy Bauer – Pre-Dentistry, A&S
    Abigail Bavuso – Pre-Pharm
    Alexander Bearden – Geology BS
    Bailey Beauchamp – Psychology BA
    Catherine Belcher – Psychology BA
    Jillian Bell – Psychology BA
    Michelle Bell – English BA
    Samuel Bellefy – English: Creative Writing & Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    J'aime Bellingham – Psychology BA
    Jerrah Biggerstaff – Physics BS: Astronomy
    Abigail Birkner – Psychology & Chemistry BA
    Margaret Boggs – Criminal Justice and Criminology & Psychology BA
    Christopher Bown – Studio Art BA
    Jane Boyd – Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish
    Thomas Branson – Architectural Studies
    Jeb Brantner – Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies
    Grace Brewer – History BA
    Kyle Broley – Earth and Environmental Science BS: Physical Geography
    Jameson Brown – Economics BA
    April Brown – English BA: Creative Writing
    Renee Bruch – Communication Studies BA
    Camrin Buchholz – Political Science & Economics BA
    Alexus Buckert – Political Science BA
    Mason Bur – Psychology BA
    Hayden Burnett – Psychology BA
    Kayla Burns – English BA
    William Burrus – Economics & Languages and Literatures BA: French
    Isabella Burton – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Joel Busch – Mathematics and Statistics BS
    Austin Butler – Art History BA
    Kevin Buzzie – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Bailey Cairns – English BA: Language and Rhetoric
    Beulah Calixte – Criminal Justice and Criminology & Sociology BA
    Tessa Campbell – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Crystyn Campbell – Psychology BA
    Samantha Capkovic – Political Science & Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Marin Carey – Environmental Studies BA
    Cody Carmack – Psychology BA
    Rebecca Caro – Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Abigail Castle – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Brianna Catching – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Adam Chanliongco – Pre-Pharm
    Sarah Chapman – English BA: Classical, Medieval, and Early Literature
    Gabrielle Chappelle – Psychology BA
    Hunyee Choi – Psychology BA
    Lacey Clark – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Jordan Clarkin – Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Sarah Clough – English BA
    Cassandra Coffey-Murray – English BA: Creative Writing
    Jacob Cooley – Psychology BA
    Cameron Cooper – Pre-Pharm
    Matthew Corcoran – Liberal Arts BLA
    Brooklyn Cornett – Psychology BA
    Emily Costelow – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Lindsay Cox – Art History BA
    Kyra Crabtree – English BA: Creative Writing
    Haley Crawford – Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish
    Rachel Crazybear – Psychology BA
    J Robert Crowley – Mathematics and Statistics BS
    Skylar Crowley – Psychology BA
    Lucas Cuni-Mertz – Communication Studies: Journalism and Mass Communication & Political Science BA
    Madisen Curtin – Pre-Medicine, A&S
    Emily Daggett – Liberal Arts BLA
    Victoria Davidson – History & Languages and Literatures BA: German
    Kyler Davis – Economics BA
    Hallie Dawson – English BA
    Katie Denny – Physics BS: Astronomy
    Devon Dewey – Art History BA
    Sarah Dirks – Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish
    Shaleana Disorbo – History BA
    Abigail Doss – Psychology BA
    Mairaed Dunda – Environmental Science BS
    Rachel Dwyer – Liberal Arts BLA
    Gina Dwyer – Psychology BA
    Jacob Eisenhauer – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Audra Elford – English BA: Creative Writing
    Elizabeth Elmendorf – Physics BS: Astronomy
    Tomas Escarpita – Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Gretchen Fiebig – Psychology BA
    Matia Finley – Psychology & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Shannon Finneran – Liberal Arts BLA
    Ashlee Fish – Architectural Studies
    Lauren Fitzpatrick – Environmental Studies BA
    Jade Flanders – Psychology BA
    Madison Flynn – Psychology BA
    Victor Folk – Economics & Mathematics and Statistics BA
    Alexandra Foster – Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies
    Kayla Fox – Psychology BA
    Cori Fricke – Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Makayla Friedrich – Economics BA
    Rachael Fritz – Psychology BA
    Miranda Fritz – Psychology & Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish
    Sarah Fuentes – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Olivia Gallo – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Prae Gamel – Pre-Medicine, A&S
    Daisy Garcia Montoya – Communication Studies: Journalism and Mass Communication & Political Science BA
    Daniel Garcia-Roman – Studio Art BA
    Shea Geran – Environmental Science BS
    Alexander Gleason – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Kylee Gomez – Criminal Justice and Criminology & Political Science BA
    Allanis Gordon – Liberal Arts BLA
    Bethany Graham – English BA: Creative Writing
    Hannah Green – Psychology BA
    Hillary Green – Political Science BA
    Emera Greenwood – Psychology BA
    Brittany Grindle – Political Science BA
    Kyle Grogan – Psychology BA
    Dominic Guillen – Mathematics and Statistics BS
    Garrett Gunderson – Film and Media Arts
    Hannah Haake – Urban Planning and Design BA
    Sadho Habib – Economics BA
    Madelene Hajer – English BA
    Andrew Hall – Sociology BA: Cultural Anthropology
    Ashton Hall – Psychology & Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish
    Garam Han – Mathematics and Statistics BS
    Katherine Hanners – History BA
    Estelle Hansen – Film and Media Arts
    Alicia Harrington – Psychology BA
    Jonathan Hawley – Psychology & Philosophy BA
    Naomi Henry – Geology BS
    Griselda Hernandez – Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish
    Jonathan Hernandez – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Amelia Hess – Psychology & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Lauren Higgins – Physics BS: Astronomy
    Valeczia Hooks – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Marika Houser – Political Science BA
    Madeline Houx – Psychology BA
    Cierra Howe – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Colton Hrabe – Film and Media Arts
    Seth Hudson – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Ali Hufft – Political Science & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Aleister Hughes – History BA
    Tasneem Huq – English BA
    Nursyuhada Huq – Pre-Dentistry, A&S
    Alyx Hutchins – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Marissa Iden – Political Science BA
    Jared Islas – Urban Planning & Design- BA
    Michael Jenkins – Political Science & Philosophy BA
    Cheryse Johnson – Psychology BA
    Kate Johnston – English BA
    Nikita Joshi – History & English BA: Creative Writing
    Natalie Juno – Psychology & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Medina Kajtazovic – English BA
    Franck Kamgain – Communication Studies BA
    Kara Kanatzar – English BA: Creative Writing
    Brandon Kanoy – Political Science BA
    Alexander Keith – Psychology BA
    Hannah Kempker – Pre-Pharm
    Lukas Kenney – English BA: Creative Writing
    Zaal Khazraeinazmpour – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Tracy Khiew – Studio Art BA
    Brenna Killen – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Brittni Kilton – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    David Kirk – Studio Art BA
    Daniel Kirk – Studio Art BA
    Brenna Kiu – Urban Planning & Design- BA
    Makenzie Kleist – Sociology & Psychology BA
    Melissa Klotz – Psychology BA
    Luke Knapp – Political Science BA
    Kaitlyn Korah – Pre-Pharm
    Molly Kordonowy – History BA
    Michaela Koval – History BA
    Carolyn Kovar – History BA
    Rhyan Kubik – Psychology BA
    Anabeth Laaker – History BA
    Gabriella Lavenbarg – Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Shairry Lene – Pre-Dental Hygiene, A&S
    Maria Leno – Film and Media Arts
    Emma Leonard – History BA
    Lia Lombardini – Liberal Arts BLA
    Tyler Lott – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Vincent Lowry – Studio Art BA
    Mia Lukic – Philosophy BA
    Jennifer Lyons – Liberal Arts BLA
    Leah Maass – Psychology BA
    Christina Mackenzie – Architectural Studies
    Jackson MacLellan – Political Science BA
    Brett Madsen – Studio Art BA
    Reyna Mallory – Communication Studies: Film and Media Studies & Studio Art BA
    Abbie Malm – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Julio Mares – Psychology BA
    Caroline Matz – Psychology BA
    Emily Maupin – Psychology BA
    Caleb McCain – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Keegan McCarthy – Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies
    Olivia McCune – Psychology BA
    Michael Mead – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    William Meeds – Psychology BA
    Samuel Menner – Pre-Pharm
    Amelia Milldyke Gifford – Film and Media Arts
    Kesi Milligan – Urban Studies BA: Community Development and Housing
    Caroline Moriarty – Political Science BA
    Madison Murphy – Sociology BA
    Lauren Myers – Studio Art BA
    Jason Nalley – History BA
    Alex Niner – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Ryley Nolin – Pre-Dental Hygiene, A&S
    Slater Oden – Physics BS: Astronomy
    Jacob O'Neill – Psychology BA
    Odindo Opole – Film and Media Arts
    Silvestre Ortiz-Romo – Environmental Science BS
    Kenechukwu Osude – Pre-Medicine, A&S
    Abbey Outain – English BA: Creative Writing
    Randi Owens – Earth and Environmental Science BS
    Saketh Pachalla – History BA
    Christine Park – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Shivani Patel – Psychology BA
    Ahmad Pazhoohi – Pre-Pharm
    Riley Peek – English BA
    Josie Pennington – History BA
    Enrique Perez – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Cailyn Persinger – Pre-Pharm
    Kenny Phan – Earth and Environmental Science BS
    Kacper Piekarek – Economics BA
    Josilinia Plyman – Political Science BA
    Maggie Pool – Film and Media Arts
    Philip Potter – History BA
    Kaitlyn Powell – Film and Media Arts
    Lydia Powers – Languages and Literatures BA: French
    Aaron Price – Urban Studies BA: Urban Policy and Management
    Noah Price – Psychology BA
    Bayleigh Priddy – Psychology BA
    Bethany Pritchard – History BA
    Halena Procopio Ross – Environmental Science BS
    Monica Propst – Urban Studies BA
    Stephen Quackenbush – Architectural Studies
    Jordan Railsback – Film and Media Arts
    Angela Ramirez – Art History BA
    Carson Rau – Sociology BA
    Isabel Recker – Languages and Literatures: Spanish & Psychology BA
    Grace Reesman – Physics & Mathematics and Statistics BS
    Mary Reust – Studio Art BA
    Zoe Rickman – Film and Media Arts
    Jayla Riggins – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Karla Rincon – Psychology BA
    Erin Roth – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Ryan Rowland – History BA
    Michaela Roxas – Psychology & English BA: Creative Writing
    Guillermo Rubio – Philosophy BA
    Sagi Rudnick – Political Science & Communication Studies BA
    Anna Ryan – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Jacob Salas – Mathematics and Statistics BS
    Jared Schild – Psychology & Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Jessica Scott – Criminal Justice and Criminology & Philosophy BA
    Audrey Seider – Art History BA
    Teah Sensenich – Psychology BA
    Alexandra Serafin – History BA
    Sydney Serrano – Psychology BA
    Gary Sharp – History BA
    Destinee Shehan – Psychology BA
    Mariah Shipley – Psychology BA
    Madison Sieger – Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies
    Sophie Simes – English BA
    Dawson Sims – Environmental Studies BA
    Kimberly Sims – Studio Art BA
    Adam Sisk – Communication Studies: Film and Media Studies & Languages and Literatures BA: Spanish
    Helene Slinker – Political Science BA
    Regan Smith – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Katrena Smith – Psychology BA
    Justin Smith – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Hunter Smith – Psychology BA
    Joshua Sola – Geography BS
    Grace Solomon – Political Science BA
    Paul Sorensen – English: Language and Rhetoric
    Annie Spencer – English: Classical, Medieval, and Early Literature & History BA
    Carrine Spinks – Psychology BA
    Samantha Sprouse – Psychology BA
    Nichole Stahly – Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Mollie Stanek – Studio Art BA
    Gabrielle Stansell – Political Science BA
    Shea Staples – Liberal Arts BLA
    Maria Starns – History BA
    Kyleigh Steenrod – Pre-Dental Hygiene, A&S
    Lanisha Stevens – Psychology BA
    Ronnea Stiles – English BA
    McKenna Still – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Sophia Straight – English BA
    Abby Strawn – Political Science BA
    Robyn Sullins – Psychology BA
    Erica Sullivan – Psychology BA
    Julianna Swickard – Film and Media Arts
    Chandler Tarrant – Physics BS
    Ezekiel Taylor – Studio Art BA
    Lillian Taylor – Psychology BA
    Lauren Textor – English BA
    Myo Thai – Mathematics and Statistics BS
    Jasmine Thai – Pre-Pharm
    Maeghan Thomas – Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Scott Thompson – Physics BS: Astronomy
    Kristina Thomson – Earth and Environmental Science BS
    Aleena Tofanelli – Psychology BA
    Fatima Towakoli – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Jessica Tran – Pre-Pharm
    Uyen Tran – Studio Art BA
    Lucy Trask – Pre-Pharm
    Chloe Tremain – English BA
    Gregory Troiani – Physics BS: Astronomy
    Dashiell Tucker – Political Science BA
    Nathan Underwood – Mathematics and Statistics BS
    Kelsey Van Buskirk – Communication Studies BA: Film and Media Studies
    Cheeia Vang – Pre-Dental Hygiene, A&S
    Eisa Vasquez – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Cozette Viles – Liberal Arts BLA
    Ashley Vogel – English BA
    Sierra Voorhies – Psychology BA
    John Waggoner – Psychology BA
    Kara Walters – English BA: Creative Writing
    Jack Walton – English BA
    Jasmine Walton – Political Science BA
    Julia Weber – Psychology BA
    Madison Wellman – Studio Art BA
    Brayan Westergaard – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Samuel Westlake – Psychology BA
    Emily White – Art History BA
    Madison White – Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Alexandra Whitlow – Philosophy BA
    Rowan Wiley – Political Science BA
    Jermeha Williams – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Kelly Williams – Psychology BA
    Alexa Williams – Pre-Dental Hygiene, A&S
    Abby Williams – Sociology BA
    Candace Williamson – Criminal Justice and Criminology BA
    Justin Wills – Environmental Science BS
    Jacob Wingert – Mathematics and Statistics BA
    Sophie Woycheese – Psychology BA
    Abdulrehman Yousaf – Pre-Medicine, A&S
    Ayat Youssef – Psychology BA
    Taylor Yuhas – Pre-Pharm
    Mariya-Tereza Zelenchuk – Communication Studies BA: Interpersonal and Public Communication
    Zackary Zeller – Communication Studies BA: Journalism and Mass Communication
    Samantha Zoellner – Pre-Pharm

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    ALAS speaker Steve Ellner discusses Maduro’s Venezuela

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    On November 15th, during his fall speaking tour, Steve Ellner spoke on the challenges Venezuela is experiencing under President Nicolás Maduro. The event was a combined effort of The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) worked with the Latino Alumni Student Organization (LASO). Read the full article in the University News…

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    Dr. Linda Mitchell Interviewed by Washington Post on Introduction of Queen to Medieval Times

    Medieval Times, a dinner theater experience loosely based on the 11th century Spanish court, featured a female ruler for the first time this year. Since its debut in the United States in 1983, the show, which includes a banquet, jousting, swordfights, and stunts on horseback, has been presided over by a king. This year, however, Doña Maria Isabella reigned.

    Professor of History Linda Mitchell, who also serves as affiliate faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and as President of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, weighed in on this change in a recent Washington Post article. Check out her comments on women in the medieval world and the historical accuracy of Medieval Times here.

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    ALAS Raises Funds for Latinx Scholarships

    Association of Latin American StudentThe Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) raised nearly $9,000 in matching scholarship dollars benefiting UMKC’s Latinx first-generation and DACA students. Read the full article in the University News…

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    Drs. Matt Osborn & Makini King interviewed on Fox4 & KCTV5 in Blackface Debate

    Blackface refers to the cultural practice of covering the face of a white (or black) performer to create a caricature of a black person. Although usually associated with nineteenth-century minstrel shows, blackface can still be found today both in theatrical performances and sometimes also in Halloween costumes.

    The debate about the racist implications of blackface continues today. In national news, the NBC "Today" host Megyn Kelly's show was cancelled following her on-air remarks expressing acceptance of blackface. In local news, a registered nurse at St. Luke's was fired after she posted pictures of herself and a friend on facebook in blackface.

    UMKC Professor Matthew W. Osborn and UMKC Diversity Director Makini King were interviewed on 30 October 2018 for local television about the history, politics, and ethics of blackface. Their comments aired at 5 PM on KCTV5 and Fox4.

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    Ms. Annie Derrell (UMKC iPhD candidate) becomes Fellow in the SREB's Doctoral Scholars Program

    Congratulations to iPhD candidate Annie Derrell for being selected as a fellow in the Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP). According to the sponsoring Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), “the goal of the DSP is to increase the number of minority students who earn doctorates and choose to become faculty at colleges and universities.”

    Since its founding in 1993, the DSP has supported over a 1000 scholars at numerous institutes across the country. It offers direct services for doctoral students such as academic, personal, and motivational support, career counseling, networking, job recruitment, and continued advocacy into their early careers as faculty members. Derrell will be a part of the inaugural cohort of scholars from the University of Missouri System.

    One of the most exciting aspects of DSP is the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, an annual meeting which serves as the largest gathering of minority Ph.D. scholars in the country. The Institute provides workshops as well as recruitment and networking opportunities to give new scholars the tools to successfully complete their doctorates and enter into a faculty career in higher education.

    Annie Derrell NewsDerrell is “extremely honored and very excited for this opportunity to meet and collaborate with other minority scholars.”

    The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a nonprofit organization that works to improve education and provide policymakers with reliable data to make sound educational policy decisions. There website is: www.sreb.org.

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    Dr. Rebecca Egli (UMKC History BA '08) receives Postdoctoral Fellowship at Linda Hall Library

    Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca (Mowry) Egli on receiving a post-doctoral Residential Fellowship at Linda Hall Library. During her two-month stay, she will conduct research for her current project, "Seeds of Misfortune: Food, Crop Diversity, and the Simplification of American Nature," a history of America’s plant explorers that examines the impact of plant introduction and breeding on agricultural biodiversity and innovation.

    Rebecca Egli FullRebecca grew up in Kansas City and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UMKC's History Department in 2008. She earned a Master of Arts degree in history from King’s College London in 2010 and a doctorate in history from the University of California, Davis in 2018.

    Exploring intersections between agriculture, science, and the environment, her dissertation, "The World of Our Dreams: Agricultural Explorers and the Promise of American Science," looks at federal scientists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, exploring developments in plant biology and the ecological consequences of importing non-native plants into the United States.

    We are so proud to have Dr. Egli conducting research again in Kansas City!

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    365 students named to College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s List for Spring 2018 Semester

    A total of 365 students in UMKC’s College of Arts and Sciences were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester. The CAS Dean’s List recognizes excellent academic performance among full-time undergraduate students with a grade point average of 3.85 or higher for the term.

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    UMKC History iPhD K. David Hanzlick publishes book with U. MO Press

    Congratulations to K. David Hanzlick, alumnus of the History iPhD program, on the publication of his book, Benevolence, Moral Reform, Equality: Women’s Activism in Kansas City, 1870-1940, with the University of Missouri Press.

    Hanzlick BookHanzlick traces the rise and evolution of women’s activism in a rapidly growing, Midwestern border city, one deeply scarred by the Civil War and struggling to determine its meaning. Over the course of 70 years, women in Kansas City emerged from the domestic sphere by forming and working in female-led organizations to provide charitable relief, reform society’s ills, and ultimately claim space for themselves as full participants in the American polity. Focusing on the social construction of gender, class, and race, and the influence of political philosophy in shaping responses to poverty, Hanzlick also considers the ways in which city politics shaped the interactions of local activist women with national women’s groups and male-led organizations.

    K. David Hanzlick is Director of Program and Development for Sheffield Place, a treatment and transitional living program for homeless mothers and children. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Nonprofit Leadership Program at Rockhurst University and the Hauptmann School of Public Affairs at Park University.

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    History Professor quoted in the New York Times

    Prof. Diane Mutti-Burke, Chair of the History Department, was quoted in an article in the New York Times on 6. August 2018 entitled "On a Civil Rights Trail" because of her research into the history of slavery in Missouri.

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    Addressing the Cost of Higher Education: Open Educational Resources reduce costs for students, enhance learning

    Male student wearing UMKC shirt with laptopThe cost of higher education is an issue, and one the University of Missouri-Kansas City is addressing.

    As part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, UMKC has had one of the lowest rates of tuition increase in the U.S. during the past decade. And despite this year’s tuition increase of 1 percent, efforts to keep the overall cost of education are continuing, and are working.

    For example, in June 2017, the University of Missouri-Kansas City joined UM System in the Affordable & Open Educational Resources (A&OER) program to save students money on textbooks and other course materials.

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    Students Chime in on Hot Topic Discussion: Urban Planning Seniors Present Comprehensive Study on Affordable Housing in Kansas City

    Spring-2018-Senior-StudioAffordable housing has been a hot topic in the Kansas City community for decades, and more recently due to new downtown housing developments and the continued revitalization of Troost Avenue. As city officials develop new housing policies, students from the University of Missouri-Kansas City have played a significant role in the community conversation.

    A group of seven urban planning undergraduates spent the spring semester researching the city’s housing affordability issues as part of their final project in professor Stephanie Frank’s planning and design studio class. Seniors Sean Thomas, Dave McCumber, Billie Hufford, Thomas Kimmel, Taylor Vande Velde, Rawya Alrammah and Alexander Gilbertson put together a comprehensive planning study on housing affordability in Kansas City. Each student researched and wrote one chapter in the study. They recently sat down to discuss the background and recommendations included in their study.

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    UMKC's Urban Planning + Design Program Earns National Recognition

    Urban Planning + DesignThe Urban Planning + Design program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City has earned accreditation from the Planning Accreditation Board, which accredits university programs in North America leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in planning.

    “We are very pleased that the Planning Accreditation Board has recognized the quality of teaching and learning in our program,” said Michael Frisch, Ph.D., AICP, associate professor and director of the program. “It signifies that our program has been rigorously reviewed by national experts in urban planning, and found to produce graduates who meet the expectations of the planning profession.”

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    Kansas City Philanthropist and Children's Health Advocate Receives Honorary Doctorate, Gives Commencement Address

    David Westbrook gives the commencement address during Spring 2018 College of Arts and Sciences Commencement CeremoniesUnhindered by juvenile glaucoma that took his sight at age 17, David Westbrook (B.A. ’71) has proven that vision has nothing to do with one’s ability to see. He founded Corporate Communications Group, a communications and public relations firm he sold before taking his talent and dedication to longtime client Children’s Mercy.

    Westbrook attributes his lifetime of success to his parents and to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His alma mater awarded him with an honorary doctorate at the 2018 College of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony, and he gave the address to the graduating class at Swinney Recreation Center on campus.

    “This is not a defining moment, this is a moment of celebration,” said Westbrook, who holds bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology from UMKC. “Defining moments are with your professors and your friends.”

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    UMKC's Conservatory of Music and Dance and Department of Theatre Re-Envision New Home for all UMKC Performing Arts Programs

    UMKC Theatre PerformanceFaculty in two nationally recognized performing arts programs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City have voted in support of a merger of the Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Department of Theatre.

    The proposed merger is designed to strengthen both programs by opening up new and expanded opportunities for performance, composition and research at the University that for decades has been designated as Missouri’s Campus for the Visual and Performing Arts by the University of Missouri System.

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    CAS Alumnus and Kauffman School Founder/CEO to receive UMKC Bill French Alumni Service Award

    Hannah Lofthus poses for a headshotHannah Lofthus, who received Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from UMKC in 2007, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the UMKC Bill French Alumni Award. Each year, the UMKC Alumni Association recognizes individual alumni and one family with top honors.

    UMKC will honor Lofthus and other outstanding alumni at the 2018 Alumni Awards event on Friday, June 15. The reception is one of UMKC's largest events, with proceeds going to support student scholarships. In the last decade, the Alumni Awards event has garnered more than $1 million in scholarships and immediate aid for students.

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    Two CAS Alumni Receive Fulbright Awards

    Fulbright US Student Program logoTwo College of Arts and Sciences alumni have been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award to continue their research and scholarship. Sydney Harvey, who received her Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Film from UMKC in 2016, will study in the United Kingdom; and Marc Reyes, who received his Master of Arts in History from UMKC in 2014, will study in India.

    Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 380,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, professionals and scientists the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

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    VFW puts more “ease” into UMKC’s At Ease Zone

    Lynn Roth, III, Nick Lopez and Ethan Alexander pose for a photo on the new couch in the UMKC At Ease ZoneThe National Headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has put a little more “ease” into the UMKC At Ease Zone. The VFW recently presented student veterans with a much-desired couch for the space, along with a new coffee maker and a networked printer.

    The UMKC At Ease Zone, located on the second floor of Cherry Hall on UMKC’s Volker Campus, supports UMKC student veterans as they transition into community and campus life. The At Ease Zone is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Social Work and the UMKC Dean of Students.

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    Two UMKC French Alums Receive Fund for Teachers Grants

    Three teachers in Independence, Missouri, hold signs about their 2018 Fund for Teachers grantsTwo UMKC French alumni, Katy Foudree Owens and Brandi Pruente have been awarded Fund for Teachers Grants to attend the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) congress in Martinique this summer.

    The AATF convention is an immersion opportunity allowing educators to work on their French language skills while learning more about teaching practices.

    “We in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, particularly in French, are thrilled for their success,” said UMKC French professor Dr. Kathy Krause.

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    Researching Saints: English Department Chair Receives NEH Grant

    National Endowment for the Humanities New Grant Recipients photo collageDr. Virginia Blanton, professor and chair of the UMKC Department of English Language and Literatures, recently received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is the only 2018 recipient in the state of Missouri.

    “I have a big job ahead,” said Blanton, who joined the UMKC faculty in 2002. Her awarded project is a book-length study on the lives of saints in medieval England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

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    UMKC Art History Professor named a Visiting Fellow at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

    Courtesan (after Eisen) Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Paris, October-November 1887Professor Frances Connelly, Ph.D., a professor in the UMKC Department of Art and Art History, will serve as a Visiting Fellow at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in June 2018. While there, she will lead a seminar as part of the “Van Gogh Museum Visiting Fellow in the History of Nineteenth Century Art” program.

    The Van Gogh Museum’s program, now entering its 12th year, brings foreign scholars annually to the Netherlands to teach a seminar in 19th century art to graduate students and professionals. Connelly’s seminar is entitled The Grotesque in Late Nineteenth-Century Art. It will explore the workings of the grotesque in this unsettled and unsettling period and explore why it is a particularly powerful means to grapple with its social upheavals and cultural shifts.

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    Dr. Joseph Hartman Receives Graham Foundation Grant

    Graphic of the names of the Graham Foundation's 2018 grant recipientsDr. Joseph Hartman, Assistant Professor in the UMKC Department of Art and Art History and Latinx and Latin American Studies program, recently received an internationally competitive grant from the Graham Foundation, one of the most significant funders in the field of architecture. Hartman was one of only 74 proposals selected out of over 600 applicants worldwide.

    “This award will surely go down as one of the proudest moments of my career,” Hartman said. “To gain recognition from a world-renowned architectural organization like the Graham is affirming not only to the quality of my research but also to the rising visibility and importance of Caribbean, Latin American and Latinx communities."

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    New UMKC Guest Professor studies German Aristocrats in the Modern World

    Tryg Has-Ellison newsThe University of Missouri-Kansas City’s History Department is proud to announce that Dr. John Trygve “Tryg” Has-Ellison will be serving as a Guest Professor for the 2018-19 academic year.

    Dr. Has-Ellison is the current Non-Immigrant Visa Chief at the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico. Prior to this post, he was Vice-Consul in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Desk Officer for European Issues of Congressional interest in Washington D.C. His visiting appointment at UMKC coincides with his participation in the Command and General Staff Officers Course at Ft. Leavenworth, KS.

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    Art History Professor’s Co-Edited Book Recently Published

    Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art Book CoverThe Routledge volume Perception and Agency in Shared Spaces of Contemporary Art, co-edited by UMKC Art History Professor Cristina Albu, was recently published.

    The book calls for a situational approach to art, which is informed by the intertwining of art theory, phenomenology and cognitive sciences. It offers an interdisciplinary inquiry into the mutability of art experience, showing that it is contingent on an array of deeply entangled biological, cultural, political and social systems. The volume gathers 18 chapters by senior and emerging scholars.

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    Take a Journey to the Andean Cosmovision with UMKC Theatre

    UMKC Theatre’s next graduate student production, “The Storytelling Project,” has something for every theatre fan – drama, intrigue, music, dance, comedy and originality.

    The Storytelling Project” is a devised theatrical show featuring the UMKC second year MFA actors, MFA designers and undergraduate production staff.

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    Over 360 students named to CAS Dean’s List for Fall 2017

    CAS Dean's List Fall 2017A total of 369 students in the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2017 semester. The CAS Dean’s List recognizes excellent academic performance among full-time undergraduate students with a grade point average of 3.85 or higher for the term.

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    Hadara Bar-Nadav Publishes New Collection of Poetry

    Book cover for Hadara Bar-Hadav's collection of poems The New NudityEnglish Professor Hadara Bar-Nadav recently published a new collection of poetry, The New Nudity, which shocks everyday objects to life. In these chiseled, electrically-charged poems, a ladder, a wineglass and a spine ignite into being. With a nod to Francis Ponge, Gertrude Stein and Pablo Neruda, Bar-Nadav’s poems have a heartbeat all their own, small miracles that haunt and heave.

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    More than She Imagined: Q&A With Studio Art Graduate Heather Burton

    Q&A with Heather Burton, who landed a career before graduationHeather Burton, an Olathe, Kansas, native, graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art in December 2017. Before graduating though, she'd already landed a job. Check out Heather's story in this Q&A:

    How was your graduation day?

    It was overwhelming to me. It’s the day you work so hard for since you’re 5. I kept worrying about my cap falling off, and of course it did as I walked up to receive my diploma.

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