Faculty & Staff E-news 2.27.17

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The Early Childhood Education program hosted its first “Pulse of the Community” and “Pulse of the Classroom” ECE advisory board meetings on February 22. The purpose of these working groups is to promote the program within the community, increase collaboration and connect learning experiences to the local context. Representatives from diverse ECE settings within the urban community attended. Ms. Rhianna Thomas and Dr. Ekaterina Strekalova-Hughes facilitated the meetings, with Dr. Clare Bell welcoming the participants.


I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting three candidates for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor in Instructional Technology and Design for on campus interviews in March.  I encourage faculty and staff to attend their one-hour presentations as your schedules allow.  All presentations will be in room 307 as follows:

  • March 2 – Li-We Peng, Ph.D., 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • March 3 – Binbin Zheng, Ph.D., 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • March 9 – Jenna Kammer, M.A., 10:00-11:00 a.m.

A reminder that nominations for the 2018 UMKC Alumni Achievement Awards is March 5.  More information (and the application form) is found online.


This year’s Urban Education and Community Forum is five weeks away and reservations are starting to roll in.  Register now for the April 3rd event, which runs from 5-6:30 p.m. in the UMKC Student Union (Room 401).