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UMKCs RoosRead gathers students and staff for a year-long literary journey and a page-turning community.

A new reading initiative is taking shape on the UMKC campus

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
November 27, 2023

  UMKC unveiled a new initiative this year called RoosRead. The program is aimed to encourage students and staff to read a recommended book, fostering a sense of community and belonging by creating a campus-wide book club.    The Office of the Chancellor launched the...

Students navigate the strain of part-time jobs in todays economic landscape.

Students Juggle Part-Time Pressures Among Soaring Living Costs

Lucas Campbell, Staff Writer
November 27, 2023

  Students working part-time are being put through more stress than ever due to the large number of hours they are working to support themselves.   With the rising cost of living expenses, it would only seem natural for students to be forced to work to stay afloat. However,...

MSAs goal is to be a space for all student to foster comfort and growth

This Semester with Multicultural Student Affairs

Renée Ashley, Staff Writer
November 13, 2023

  An office does not sound like the type of place students would hang out at, have fun, or seek guidance–but that’s not true for UMKC’s Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) office.   According to Lanisha Stevens, MSA’s graduate assistant who has been with the organization...

After being the first person in her family to navigate college and overcoming imposter syndrome, Campoverdi shares her story to help people and women along their path.

First Gen Roo’s Kickoff Event Hosts Former Obama Administration Aide and “First Gen” Author

Lauren Zoller , Staff Writer
November 12, 2023

  UMKC’s First Gen Roo program kicked off its National First Generation Celebration by hosting author Alejandra Campoverdi on Oct. 24 in the Student Union Theatre.   On the first leg of her book tour, the women’s health advocate and former White House aide to President...

Roos Have New Digs to Choose From

Roos Have New Digs to Choose From

Alexandrea Erisman, Staff Writer
November 10, 2023

  “That’s what Roos do,” shouts Sporting Kansas City hype man and UMKC alum, Hartzell Gray to the applause from a crowd of UMKC students and alumni.    At the first-ever collaboration between the university and alumni-owned apparel shop Made Mobb, drinks were flowing,...

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