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Student’s best friend: UMKC professor’s research brings therapy dog to classroom

Student’s best friend: UMKC professor’s research brings therapy dog to classroom

Kara Lewis
April 25, 2018

Ask communications professor Linda Kurz about her decades of research and teaching, and she’ll reveal an unexpected inspiration: her 12-year-old Polish lowland sheep dog, Max. Kurz is passionate about helping students thrive in public speaking scenarios. She also adores...

March For Our Lives Kansas City unites all ages, races for gun control

March For Our Lives Kansas City unites all ages, races for gun control

Kara Lewis
March 25, 2018

For an issue often portrayed as divisive, the recent push for increased gun control Saturday drew a large, diverse and like-minded crowd to Theis Park. Just minutes from campus, thousands gathered to join March For Our Lives Kansas City, the local version of an event that...

National Walkout Day: Student shares why she walked out

National Walkout Day: Student shares why she walked out

Kara Lewis
March 20, 2018

Students across the country walked out of class Wednesday, March 14, one month after a school shooting at Marjorie Stone Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left 17 dead. The National Walk Out Day event, occurring at 10 a.m. across time zones, expressed solidarity with the...

UMKC community meets, welcomes Chancellor-designate

UMKC community meets, welcomes Chancellor-designate

Kara Lewis
February 9, 2018

Not many on-campus events draw a diverse crowd that includes student athletes, musicians, mascot Kasey Roo, faculty and community members. However, all of these people came together Friday morning to witness UMKC Chancellor-designate Mauli Agrawal and his wife Sue Agrawal's...

Organization gathers on campus to protest sexual assault, university responds

Organization gathers on campus to protest sexual assault, university responds

Kara Lewis
January 22, 2018

A small crowd of students and community members strived to emphasize a big message Monday afternoon: their anger with the university response to last semester’s sexual assault allegations. The group, mostly members of the club Progressive Youth Organization (PYO), clustered...

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