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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,...

He uses his mental health journey to give light to an important topic

Professor Clancy Martin in new book gives tools to cope with suicide

Jonah Rivera, Staff Writer
April 12, 2023

  In his new book, “How Not to Kill Yourself: Portrait of the Suicidal Mind,” UMKC philosophy professor Clancy Martin addresses suicide with realness and even humor.   The Kansas City Plaza Library hosted Martin on March 23 to promote his most recent work, which came...

UMKC Spotlight: How UMKC alumni and students are giving back to KC urban youth through KCFAA’s Summer Ailey Camp

UMKC Spotlight: How UMKC alumni and students are giving back to KC urban youth through KCFAA’s Summer Ailey Camp

Lawrence Brooks IV
August 22, 2021

The posthumous legacy of legendary choreographer and activist Alvin Ailey still reverberates through the arts in Kansas City. Founded in 1984 and located in the historic Jazz District on 18th and Vine, The Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey has been foundational in fulfilling...

A set of cubicles and tables arranged together with people scattered around either walking or sitting at desks

Phone calls and free pizza: a window into the UMKC Alumni Association

Anna Ryan
March 9, 2021

The UMKC Alumni Association is wholly dedicated to providing graduates a connection to campus with the objective of raising money for scholarships, academic funds and the university.  Chris Longly, president of the UMKC Alumni Association Governing Board, offered an...

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