History of Haag Hall Murals, Quinn XCII Concert
History of Haag Hall Murals, Quinn XCII Concert
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Spring Break Fun in KC for Under $20 

Looking for a way to relax over Spring Break without spending much? We rounded up some local favorites to help you enjoy a well-deserved week off. Check out our picks in these categories: food and drink, art and museums, sports, hiking and furry friends.
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New Home in the Union for the Roo Pantry

The Roo Pantry will be located on the first floor of the Student Union in the new Dr. Raj Bala Agrawal CARE Center, with a grand opening scheduled for late spring 2022. It will provide a variety of support services to students, faculty and staff in areas such as housing and financial insecurity. The more centralized location will enable students to visit the pantry when they are on campus for classes, as well as coordinate with other student services within the care center. 
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Proud to be a Roo 

Researching the Haag Hall Murals

Victoria Dominguez shares her experience learning about the history behind the murals painted by Spanish artist Luis Quintanilla in 1941. Victoria is doing research with Professor Viviana Grieco, Ph.D. "Don Quixote in the Modern World" features professors, students and famous Kansas Citians of the time. 
“Our mentor/mentee experience parallels that of Quintanilla and [then] UKC’s students," said Grieco. "Despite not speaking fluent English, Quintanilla was able to connect with the students on campus and work with them as subjects for his mural. Still today, it remains true that these unique mentorship and student engagement opportunities can help students take the most out of their university experience."
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Meet with Your Advisor

Are you ready to register for fall classes? Now is the time to schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor to review or develop your enrollment plan. You can schedule an appointment through UMKC Connect or by calling Roo Advising at 816-235-1148. 
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Concert on Campus: Quinn XCII

Get your tickets for the spring concert on campus at Swinney, sponsored by UMKC SGA and UPB. This year's headliner is Quinn XCII featuring Ant Saunders. Concert is April 7, doors open at 7 p.m.
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Heard around campus: 

“The top benefit [of being involved in a student organization] has definitely been meeting all of these amazing people," said Izzy Daab, junior. "I’ve met most of my closest friends through Pre-Medical Society. As someone who has been a part of the group through COVID-19 and in-person, I’ve had the opportunity to help rebuild the pre-medical community and strengthen my ties to UMKC." 

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Resources and Opportunities:

Scheduled Pathway outage: Pathway will be unavailable from 6 a.m. on Sat., March 26 until 8 a.m. Mon., March 28, due to a required system upgrade. During that time, you will not be able to access Pathway, CLSS, NSC transcript ordering, Plan My Degree or Schedule Planner. Your experience within the system should be unchanged after the upgrade is complete. Questions can be directed to registrar@umkc.edu.
UMKC Central has moved! UMKC Central, your one stop resource for registration, financial aid and scholarships, and billing, is open for service. Come see us at our new location in the Administrative Center, room 120.
Become a UMKC Welcome Leader! Join our Fall 2022 Welcome Team and help us welcome new Roos to campus in August and September. Pay is $11/hour, and work is short-term Aug. 15-Sept. 9. Priority application deadline is April 8. Send questions to getinvolved@umkc.edu. 
Need help with a class? Academic Support and Mentoring offers a wide range of support services, both virtual and in-person for specific courses and general academic support such as writing papers. Check out their most recent newsletter.
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Missouri Student Ambassador: The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development is looking for college students to help promote the importance of continuing education beyond high school. As a Journey to College Student Ambassador, your story will appear in publications and videos that help thousands of Missouri students prepare for college each year.
Still need help? If you're struggling, contact Dean of Students Dr. Michele Smith (umkc-stuaff@umkc.edu, 816-235-1141) and she'll work to connect you with resources to help you succeed. 
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