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Mara Rose Williams
Epperson house chronology presumably from newspapers: September 6, 1942: Epperson house given by J. J. Lynn in memory of original owners, Mr. & Mrs. U. S. Epperson for naval cadet dorm and later university...
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...
Former UMKC Chancellor Dies
August 19, 2005
James Olson, chancellor of UMKC from 1968 to 1976 and system president of the University of Missouri from 1977 to 1984 when he retired, died August 16, 2005. Article reviews his leadership accomplishments....
Fund Honors Nationally-Known Professor, Architect
July 21, 2011
Article about the Seligson Fund for Architecture Urban Planning + Design at UMKC, and its namesake, Theodore Seligson. Seligson is a Kansas City architect who helped designed the Temple B'nai Jehudah at...
General Library Building, University of Missouri-Kansas City
View facing northwest towards the entrance to the General Library building on the Volker Campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (51st & Rockhill Road). The building was designed by Marshall &...
Giving an Education is Costly, Too
July 16, 2006
Article describes the financial challenges faced by the University of Missouri-Kansas City. In addition to wages and benefits for 3,550 emplyees, the University must constantly upgrade facilities and technology...
His Passion is Sound Business
January 27, 2013
Interview with Chuck Haddix, Director of the Marr Sound Archives on the UMKC campus. Haddix describes the institution's history and collections as well as his career in broadcasting.
In Face of Unrest, UMKC's Gilliland Says She'll Resign
December 4, 2004
UMKC's chancellor, Martha Gilliland, resigns. Six faculty groups had voted to publicly voice a lack of confidence in her leadership. This initiated several weeks of interviews of faculty and students by...
July 20-26, 2006
Article examining the racial climate at the University of Missouri--Kansas City, in light of an April 2006 study of the university by an auditor from the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania...
Kansas City Dentistry
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 Repertory Theater
Material pertaining to the Kansas City Repertory Theater, a professional theater in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The theater was founded as the "Summer Repertory Theater," and became...
Kansas City University
File contains photos, illustrations, maps, and information on the University of Kansas City, or Kansas City University (the latter also the name of a university in Kansas City, Kansas, in the 1920s), founded...
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,...
KC @ 150--Lasting Legacies: 135 More
Biographical sketch of Ernest Newcomb (1886-1979), "[f]ounder of the University of Missouri-Kansas City," moving to Kansas City in 1925 and opening the "University of Kansas City" in 1933, writing its...
KC Pianist Richard Cass Dies at 78
December 1, 2009
Retired UMKC professor Richard Cass, "one of Kansas City's most influential musicians and teachers," died of a stroke November 28, 2009. Cass taught at the University for 25 years and was known for his...
KC's Link to China
November 21, 2010
Interview with Teng-Kee Tan, dean of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, focusing on Kansas City and why it "is uniquely poised to benefit from the booming...
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