Faculty & Staff E-news 2.9.15

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As one way to retain students, let me remind faculty and staff that numerous scholarships for undergraduate and graduate SOE students are available for the 2015-16 academic year. Scholarship applications will be accepted until March 2nd and a single application is used to determine eligibility for all scholarships. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester during the 2015-2016 academic year to receive a scholarship and graduate students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester during the 2015-2016 academic year to receive a scholarship.

Please plan to join us at the annual Berkley Center all-you-can-eat Chris Cakes pancake breakfast this Friday, February 13th at Berkley from 7-10 a.m. The informal fundraiser is always well enjoyed by Berkley children, families and the UMKC community. Tickets are still available in the dean’s office for $5.00 in advance; tickets are $6.00 at the door. Proceeds will be used to purchase items for the playground.

Also fast approaching on March 3rd is our sixth annual Urban Education and Community Forum. Please encourage your students to attend and RSVP to hear Freeman Hrabowski, Ph.D., talk about strategies to help more students from all backgrounds excel, and reflect on his experience growing up in the segregated South and participating as a child in the Civil Rights Movement. While the country today is different in many ways for people who have an education, the challenge for educators at all levels is supporting the millions of children who are not succeeding. Hear specifically about K-12 intervention strategies and best practices involving STEM achievement. Doors open to Pierson Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. for the 5-6:30 p.m. event.

Have a productive week.