Roo News

The Student News Site of University of Missouri - Kansas City

Roo News

Roo News

Vitiello is known for his devotion to his students and making the most out of his time in class

A closer look at the professors honored at the Board of Curators Meeting

Ellen Beshuk , News Editor
September 17, 2023

  At the most recent Board of Curators meeting two professors were honored with an award given to less than 10% of current tenured professors at UMKC.   These Curator Distinguished Professors, Tina Niemi and ​​Massimiliano Vitiello were recognized for going beyond...

The Colonial Shops opened business in the 1920s.

An Update on UMKC’s Commitment to an Elevated Campus Life

Soffia Hernandez, Writer
August 24, 2023

The University of Missouri-Kansas City announced plans to create a more student-oriented campus life in the State of the University Address. Now, UMKC is acting—beginning on 51st Street.  Currently, the university owns two vacant plots of land, between Brookside and...

Junior Mya Thomas sits while holding a prototype of her scaled cube, an integral part of her summer research project.

A Glimpse of Volcanology at UMKC

Ellen Beshuk, Co-News Editor
June 4, 2023

  Volcanoes are not something to regularly march towards, but several UMKC geology students are doing just that.    While they are not trekking directly into the volcano’s throat, these researchers are retracing the path of the lava to see what is left after an eruption....

Kansas City Service Club

List of names from front to back: 

Grace Donnelli, Albert Guerra, Katelyn Gendron, Larry Smith, Loren May, Adriana Spangler, Trevor McCracken

UMKC Students Strive to Make a Change in the Community Through the Kansas City Service Club

Kenzie Eklund, Lifestyle and Culture Editor
April 25, 2023

  Three UMKC students, originally from St. Louis, were desperate to be active in the Kansas City community. After struggling to find an opportunity to volunteer as a group, they decided to fill that gap and create their own club - the Kansas City Service Club.    The...

The Missouri State Capitol building.

OPINION: Child Marriage brought back to the table by Missouri Senator

EllieAnna Hale, Staff Writer
April 24, 2023

  When I was 12 years old, my perception of life was limited to choices like what colorful hair clips I had in my hair that day and what my after-school snack would contain.    Not once did the idea of marriage cross my prepubescent mind outside of the grand proposals...

Load More Stories
Donate to Roo News

Comments (0)

All Roo News Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest