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Meet Asia Givhan: Entrepreneur and UMKC Bloch School Student

Gabby Martinez, Staff Writer
May 5, 2023

  Asia Givhan is an entrepreneur, UMKC Bloch School student and Kansas native. She is the founder and owner of Lotus Ave Cosmetics, a vegan and cruelty-free makeup brand. Recently Givhan accepted an invitation to join UMKC’s E-Scholars program, where she will receive mentorship...

Student involvement rebounds during first semester back on campus

Student involvement rebounds during first semester back on campus

Richard Schneider
November 30, 2021

In light of the two-year coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 fall semester is the first time that many UMKC students have regularly been on campus. It’s also the first time these same students have been able to get active in campus life, like freshman Landrea Van Mol.  Van...

Student reflection: COVID-19 is an unfriendly visitor

Student reflection: COVID-19 is an unfriendly visitor

Zackary Zeller
November 4, 2021

“Thank God I am vaccinated,” I thought as I sat in bed with body aches that pulsed through me like an electric current.  Despite having two full doses of the Pfizer vaccine, my summer vacation this past August ended with an unfriendly visitor—COVID-19.  The...

Large Blue sign stating UMKC - University of Missouri Kansas City, surrounded by trees and snows at the front of the UMKC Volker Campus

The end of snow days: Student and faculty reactions to a winter of online learning

Simone Folsom
March 26, 2021

UMKC experienced its first round of weather-based campus closures for the year last month. While the campus was closed, classes were not. Instead, UMKC announced for three consecutive days that students and faculty would continue with remote working and learning as per normal.  Such...

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