Communiversity to Host Sign-Up & Party Event

Jessica Turner

UMKC students are invited to attend Communiversity’s Sign-Up & Party event 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 10 at The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania.

Communiversity, a non-profit community education program that operates out of the UMKC Office of Student Involvement, offers more than 300 classes in a diverse range of topics to the Kansas City area. Class fees are waived for UMKC students, but a fee for materials will still apply.

Subjects this semester include astronomy, fly fishing, painting, photography, Spanish, tarot, bookbinding, yoga, car smarts, dance, career journaling, the study of fossils, meditation, guitar, leather crafting, tai chi and many more.

Some Communiversity classes happen on campus, some take place at the Kansas City Public Library and some are held in the homes or businesses of the conveners.

The fall 2013 course catalog was distributed throughout the Kansas City area last week and can be found in several central locations on campus. Communiversity’s website includes a searchable database of all available classes, and participants can register online at

In addition to Communiversity conveners and members, Sign-Up & Party will have a live band featuring jazz guitarist and Communiversity Program Coordinator Rick Mareske.

The biannual Wholistic Health Fair, also hosted by Communiversity, will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Student Union Multipurpose Room 401.