Please help me welcome Ms. Kathryn Benson as the new Executive Staff Assistant in the Dean’s office, effective today. Ms. Benson comes to us from the UMKC School of Dentistry where she has served since 2012, before which she had administrative experience at Austin Community College and Jupiter Band Instruments, Inc., both in Austin, Texas. She holds her B.A. from St. Edward’s University in Austin.
Plan to join SOE colleagues on May 5 from 3-5 p.m. at a Farewell/Retirement Reception to be held at Grand Street Café for Drs. Jennifer Friend and Kindel Nash—who will be leaving the university later this year for new professional opportunities—and Ms. Deb Woodard and Ms. Jackie Walter—who are retiring. Please RSVP.
We have gotten word that a celebration of life for Professor Emeritus Dr. Malcolm Linville will be April 29 at 3 p.m. at Forest Hills Cemetery, 6901 Troost Avenue (drive straight in the main gate for approximately three blocks to the chapel). The celebration will continue at his home immediately following at 5636 Kenwood Avenue. UMKC faculty, staff and students are all invited.
May 2 – Jazz on the Lawn, 3:30-5 p.m. RSVP.
May 13 – Deadline for undergraduates submit to Lucerna.