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A Creative University
Article about the programs offered by and the environment of the University of Kansas City, later called the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Information from its president, Clarence R. Decker and note...
A Most Flexible Method
Discussion of three recent Midwest building projects including the University of Missouri Kansas City's (UMKC) student union, a mixed-use project in Denver, and the Armed Forces Readiness Center at Fort...
A True Learning Exchange
Article describing the cooperative project between UMKC and the University of the Western Cape, in South Africa, for exchange of ideas, especially regarding rights for black people, using such methods...
A University for Kansas City
Description of the plans for the proposed University of Kansas City, "a civic, non-sectarian institution of higher learning," later known as the University of Missouri-Kansas City, originally slated for...
Another Measure of Kansas City
History of the Civic Orchestra, begun in 1959 and becoming "affiliated with the UMKC Conservatory of Music" in 1966, playing its concerts on the university campus.
Church-and-State in the Courts: Campus Access Upheld for Christian Student Groups
Article about the decision of "the Eighth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Kansas City" to allow "Christian student groups at public universities" to use campus facilities for religious purposes, reversing...
Coming of Age: The Nelson-UMKC-Westport Celebrate Landmark Anniversaries
Photo (of the Walter Dickey mansion, an annex of the college at its dedication) and article about the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1933 dedication of the University of Kansas City. History of the...
University charging $1.00 per course, mainly with a curriculum of nontraditional or mystic subjects, such as witchcraft, yoga, and clown school.
Education: Spaeth to Kansas City
Photo and biographical article about John Duncan Ernst Spaeth, or J. Duncan Spaeth, "president-elect of fledgling University of Kansas City" at the age of 67. Description of his career as former president...
Article describes the Epperson House, 5200 Cherry, originally the home of Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Spray Epperson. The home, completed in 1923, was designed by eccentric French architect Horace LaPierre.
Fly Away Home
Article about UMKC's new Center for Business Innovation, " a facility designed to nurture young businesses to maturity by providing affordable rent, shared support services and a network of community professionals...
Kansas City Has Been Diverse-fied
Article profiles a young, up and coming Kansas City jazz band called "Diverse." The five members studied under Professor Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri--Kansas City Conservatory and include...
Kansas City University Makes Substantial Growth
Article about the growth of the enrollment of the University of Kansas City to 700.
Kansas City University Opens October 3, 1933
Article describing the plans for the opening of "the new University of Kansas City," where "[t]his great metropolitan area is the largest in the United States to have been without a university."
Kansas City's University on the Horizon
Article describing the plans for the opening of "Kansas City's new university organization and enterprise, which includes the Lincoln and Lee University of Kansas City and The University of Kansas City,...
Making the Grade
August 1, 2005
Article summarizes the discussion at a Kansas City @ the Crossroads seminar. This seminar, sponsored by Ingram's magazine and KCPT discussed the status, image and future of the University of Missouri-Kansas...
Martha Gilliland: Chancellor Has Vision of UMKC at the Center of Area's Intellectual World
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Martha Gilliland, "chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City," discussing her role in directing the university toward community partnerships,...
News and Comment--Kansas City: New Medical Complex, University Should Complement Midwest Research Institute
May 28, 1965
Article about the prospects for a new medical complex in Kansas City as a cooperative between the Midwest Research Institute, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and other agencies. History of the...
Stirrings in the Big Cities: Kansas City
Program for teaching students to provide continuous and close relationships with pupils, called Youth Development Through Group Methods.
Supreme Court Defends Religious Freedom on College Campuses
Article about the "'Widmar' case" of the United States Supreme Court starting with the prohibition in 1977 by the University of Missouri-Kansas City of "use of university facilities for 'religious worship...
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