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NewsResults Found: 19Kansas City University names Edward R. O’Connor, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Research AffairsFriday, April 21, 2017Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) announces the appointment of Edward R. O'Connor, PhD, MBA, FACHE, to the position of provost and executive vice president for Academic and Research Affairs. O'Connor comes to KCU from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, where for the past three years he served as provost and chief academic officer, and professor in both the ...read moreCategories: Good NewsFriday, April 21, 2017Beth K. Smith, who founded the Women's Employment Network and the Central Exchange among multiple Kansas City civic achievements, died Wednesday, April 19 at her Kansas City home. Read more from the Kansas City Star.Categories: CommunityTuesday, April 18, 2017Great Plains SPCA is excited to announce its new leadership partners: Nate Meador (President, Chief Development and Marketing Officer) and Kelly Chamberlain (President, Chief Operating Officer). The organization's board has decided to implement two presidential roles with a defined focus to strategically grow the organization and serve the Greater Kansas City communities. Kelly ...read moreCategories: Community, On The Move, Good NewsTuesday, April 18, 2017Event to Benefit Global Warrior Center and International Center for Music Park University’s annual “Night at the Helm” event (formerly known as “Ballyhoo), which raises funds each year for University programs and scholarships, will be held on Tuesday, June 6, at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., starting at 6 p.m. The Kansas City community ...read moreCategories: Community, Funding Opportunity, Press Release, Education, Good NewsFriday, April 14, 2017M&C has promoted Erika Slinker to Vice President of Client Service. Erika has been with M&C for 14 years. She serves as a key manager on M&C accounts, including The University of Kansas Health System and Unity Headquarters. In her new role, she will continue the day-to-day management of new and existing clients, but will also manage additional staff members in the areas of print and ...read moreCategories: Good News, On The Move, Community, Human Interest, Press ReleaseFriday, April 14, 2017Lawrence Humane Society launches campaign to build a new shelter Animal shelter needs community’s help to raise remaining ~$2 million of $7.5 million campaign goal. CLICK TO TWEET: .@lawrencehumane announces plans to build a new shelter. Learn more about #ForThem and how you can help: http://bit.ly/2nJcEbo LAWRENCE, KAN. -- April 14, 2017 -- The Lawrence Humane Society has raised ~$5.5 ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Good NewsTuesday, April 11, 2017National Association of Social Workers, Missouri Chapter, Awards SAVE Inc. as Agency of the Year KANSAS CITY, MO (April 2017) SAVE, Inc ., the number one Shelter Plus Care voucher-providing agency in the state of Missouri, has been recognized as the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Missouri Chapter Agency of the Year for 2017. They were awarded on Friday, March 31 at the National ...read moreCategories: Community, Economic, Good News, Human Interest, Press ReleaseFriday, April 07, 2017(Kansas City, Mo.) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) announces the appointment of Darrin D’Agostino, DO, MPH, MBA, to the position of executive dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and vice president for Health Affairs. D’Agostino comes to KCU from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, where he served as associate dean ...read moreCategories: Press Release, On The MoveThursday, April 06, 2017Mission, KS (April 6, 2017) — Support Kansas City (SKC), a local nonprofit that provides business and development support services to Greater Kansas City nonprofits has announced the winners of its prestigious “Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership” (ENLA) Awards. The 2017 awards were granted to Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City for an agency with a budget of $1 million or ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Good NewsChildren International and Clean the World Foundation partner to distribute more than 1 million bars of soapWednesday, April 05, 2017Kansas City, MO (April 5, 2017) Children International is partnering with the Clean the World Foundation to distribute more than 1 million bars of soap made from recycled hygiene products to kids in need by the end of 2017. These bars of soap, along with education on safe hygiene practices, will help prevent the spread of disease and potentially save lives. According to UNICEF , 1 million ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Good NewsTuesday, April 04, 2017Go further with Goodwill. Goodwill isn’t promising to make anything great again; but they are promising to show you: Good goes further.™ Not satisfied with internet rumors and learning that, when surveyed only 13% of the Kansas City-based nonprofit organization’s brand following could successfully identify the Goodwill Mission , the agency is debuting its new initiative: Good ...read moreCategories: Good News, Community, On The MoveTuesday, April 04, 2017Parkville, Mo.—April 3, 2017 — A conversation that will navigate three areas of interest across civic life will be the focus of Park University’s 25th annual Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture Series event on Monday, May 1. The silver anniversary of the Hauptmann Lecture will be held on the University’s Parkville Campus for the first time since 2009 in the ...read moreCategories: Education, Political, Community, Good News, Press ReleaseTuesday, April 04, 2017Michelle Myers, Ed.D., dean of Park University’s College of Education and Health Professions, has been selected as one of 46 college/university leaders nationwide to the 2017-18 class of the American Council on Education Fellows Program. The program combines retreats, interactive learning opportunities, visits to campuses and other higher education-related organizations, and placement at ...read moreCategories: Good News, Education, Human InterestThursday, March 30, 2017MyFreeTaxes.com provides a free, safe and easy way to file state and federal taxes online KANSAS CITY, Mo. –Building off its longstanding partnership in providing free online tax filing services, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) and United Way today announced enhanced security features to MyFreeTaxes designed to further safeguard taxpayer information. MyFreeTaxes is a free, safe and easy way for ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Good NewsWednesday, March 29, 2017On Friday, March 10, Bishop Ward experienced the first All School Service Day. All students embarked throughout the community to help serve various organizations and individuals in need. Students, teachers and administration gathered in prayer before boarding buses and heading to the following sites: Harvesters-The Community Food Network, Wyandotte Pregnancy Clinic, Hope Faith Ministries, reStart ...read moreCategories: Community, Good NewsTuesday, February 28, 2017Park University announces that the Robert W. Plaster Foundation of Lebanon, Mo., has made a substantial seven-figure gift toward a new building to house the University’s School of Business . When the approximate 20,500-square-foot project is completed, the building will be known as the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. Along with the School of Business , the Plaster Center will ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Good News, Economic, Funding Opportunity, Press ReleaseThursday, February 09, 2017KANSAS CITY, KAN. —? For the second year in a row, Unbound has been named a gold winner at the SMCKC AMPS Awards. The AMPS Awards are presented by the Social Media Club of Kansas City, the most active of Social Media Club Global's nearly 350 chapters worldwide. The awards, which are named for the word "amplify," honor excellence in social media throughout Greater Kansas City. ...read moreCategories: Good News, Community, Press ReleaseThursday, January 26, 2017Kansas City, MO – Nonprofit Connect is thrilled to announce the 2017 Philanthropy Awards Honorees. Dr. William A. and Mary Reed will be honored as the Philanthropists of the Year, The Miller Group as the Business Philanthropist of the Year, Frank Byrne as the Nonprofit Professional of the Year and Linda and Terry Ward as the Volunteers of the Year. Nonprofit Connect will also honor Brian ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Nonprofit Connect, Press ReleaseWednesday, January 18, 2017Art Westport will celebrate 38 years of creativity on September 8th – 10th, 2017. The annual art festival has become a Kansas City tradition and is a favorite among local artists. The three-day event will take place in Historic Westport, providing the perfect backdrop for a “Kansas City” Artists Fair. Top artists from around the Metro will line the streets of Westport showcasing ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release