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Bloch Donates $32M to UMKC
September 16-22, 2011
Henry Bloch, H&R Block Inc. co-founder, has donated $32 million to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The biggest gift in the institution's history is to go toward building a new facility for the...
Bloch's Fortune to Fund Giving
July 31, 2012
Henry Bloch announced the creation of the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation during a celebration for his 90th birthday. The foundation would be directed by members of the Bloch family and give "away...
Article discusses Chancellor Martha Gilliland's controversial methods for transforming UMKC.
Carleton F. Scofield
Interior view of Dr. Carleton F. Scofield, Chancellor of the University of Missouri at Kansas City and two other unidentified men. Dr. Scofield spoke at the January 28, 1964 weekly luncheon on the topic...
Carolyn B. Cockefair
Biographical information about Carolyn Cockefair, an English and literature professor at UMKC starting in 1947, with photo.
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...
Photos, illustrations, and information on the Communiversity ("UMKC's free university") program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, started in 1970 during "the heady late days of the 60's: hippies,...
University charging $1.00 per course, mainly with a curriculum of nontraditional or mystic subjects, such as witchcraft, yoga, and clown school.
Communiversity Still Clings to Its Roots
April 26, 2006
Communiversity, offering ''free'' classes, began in 1970 and, since its inception, has been affiliated with UMKC's Department of Student Life. Today it is a three-semester program with 300 courses and...
Commuter School Steers a New Path
August 24, 2009
THe opening of the new Dorothy and Herman Johnson Residence Hall on August 21, 2009, marked one step in the University of Missouri-Kansas Ciity's five-year plan to move to a more residential, rather than...
Conservatory Eyes Downtown Role
October 21-27, 2011
Article about the proposal to move the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance to the downtown area. “Among the missing notes are how large it will be and where it will go.”...
Conservatory Marks Century with Concert
April 24, 2006
During the 100th anniversary celebration of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's consevatory of music, Dean Randy Pembrook announced that the conservatory had officially changed its name to UMKC Conservatory...
Country Club Plaza
Aerial view from southwest of Country Club Plaza looking northwest. Also shows Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Dawson, William L.
Short bio of Dawson with a transcription of a porition of an interview with Dawson about his time at the Horner Institute of Fine Arts (now the Conservatory of Music).
Derrick Thomas Academy: The Other Side of the Story
November 30-December 6, 2012
Article details the closing of the Derrick Thomas Academy in November of 2012. Dr. Terita McCauley, the school's final administrator, is interviewed and describes her experience of being fired after 90...
E.F. Swinney Gymnasium
March 5, 1941
Photo and caption for the inscription on the E. F. Swinney Gymnasium at the University of Kansas City.
Early Days in Alabama Prepares UMKC's New Chancellor for Job
December 26, 2008
Article profiles Leo Morton, the new chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A former executive with Aquila, Inc. and chair of the UMKC Board of Trustees, Morton is just the second African...
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...
Epperson and Allied Families: Genealogical and Biographical
Two intricate illustrations of the Epperson home, later used as a military and dental school dormitory, with photo and bio of Uriah Epperson, or U. S. Epperson, an officer of the Commericial Club.
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