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News for CommunityFriday, March 24, 2017Park University and the University’s Faculty Center for Innovation will present a talk on “The Ebola Crisis: Lessons Learned from the Field,” on Thursday, April 6, starting at 3 p.m. in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The event will feature Dirk Dijkerman, Ph.D., former executive ...read moreCategories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Education, PoliticalTuesday, March 21, 2017First Downs for Down Syndrome, Inc. (FDFDS) and the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City, Inc. (DSG) are pleased to announce that they have merged effective January 1, 2017. The two organizations will now operate under the DSG name and brand to act with the unified goal of serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the KC metro area. The boards of both organizations, who ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, On The Move, Press ReleaseMonday, March 13, 2017Kansas City, Missouri -- Camp Encourage, a Kansas City-based nonprofit that has provided overnight summer camp experiences to youth on the autism spectrum for 10 years, is expanding with the addition of two overnight weekend sessions in 2017. The shortened camp sessions, which will take place March 18 - 19 and October 28 - 29, offer an additional opportunity for youth with autism spectrum ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Community, Good NewsTuesday, March 07, 2017A timely discussion related to the escalating number of earthquakes in the central U.S. will be the focus of Park University’s Johnson Family Lecture Series in Science on Tuesday, March 28. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater within Alumni Hall on the University’s Parkville Campus. The lecture is free and open to the public, though registration is ...read moreCategories: Education, Community, Press ReleasePark University Women’s History Month Lecture to Feature Discussion on Origin of Daughters of the American RevolutionMonday, March 06, 2017In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Department of History and Political Science at Park University will host a guest historian for a discussion on “Daughter of the U.S.-Mexican War: The Origins of the Daughters of the American Revolution in the 1848 Invasion of Mexico.” The event will be held Monday, March 27, starting at 7 p.m. in McCoy Meetin’ House on the ...read moreCategories: Community, Political, Human Interest, Press ReleaseTuesday, 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 ReleaseTuesday, February 28, 2017Charlotte Street Foundation Presents, Sensible Disobedience : Disrupting Cultural Signifiers in a Neoliberal Age Curated by 2016/17 Curator-in-Residence, Lynnette Miranda EXHIBITION : Sensible Disobedience : disrupting cultural signifiers in a neoliberal age Curated by Lynnette Miranda — Charlotte Street 2016/17 Curator-in-Residence OPENING RECEPTION : Friday, March 10th, 2017 6-9PM ...read moreCategories: Community, Press ReleaseTuesday, February 28, 2017Overland Park, KS (February 27, 2017) - In January, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation appointed Dr. Cheryl Carpenter-Davis, Dean of Cleveland University-Kansas City’s College of Health Sciences, to the Community Foundation’s Regional Advisory Council. As a council member, she will work to advance the Community Foundation's 2017 strategic plans. The Greater Kansas City ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Press ReleaseMonday, February 27, 2017Park University’s Career Development Center will host its Spring 2017 Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Breckon Sports Center on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event is open to the public, especially recent college graduates and individuals looking for entry-level positions. The University is seeking a variety of companies, nonprofit ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, Press ReleaseWednesday, February 22, 2017Park University, which has supported students from around the globe in pursuing their higher education dreams since 1875 from its flagship campus in Parkville, Mo., will open a campus center location in Lenexa, Kan., for the start of the Fall 2017 semester. The University plans to begin operations in Lenexa in July, with classes starting Monday, Aug. 14. Park University President Greg Gunderson, ...read moreCategories: Community, Economic, Education, Good News, Press ReleaseThursday, February 16, 2017February 16, 2017 — For the third time in four months, Park University’s recognition and respect for the contributions military personnel make to the country, as well as the University’s long history of serving those who serve our country, has been commended. Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs , Military Spouse , Vetrepreneur and STEM Jobs magazines, has announced that ...read moreCategories: Community, Good News, Education, Press ReleaseTuesday, February 14, 2017President’s Day will mark the grand opening celebration, ribbon cutting and unveiling of new Linwood Community history wall KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Y has been an important part of the Linwood community since 1919 and in the current building at Linwood and Cleveland since 1975. The new Linwood YMCA building will open its doors for a grand opening celebration on February 20. The YMCA of ...read moreCategories: Community, Human Interest, Good News, Press ReleasePark University’s Annual Spencer Cave Black History Month Lecture to Feature Discussion on Underground RailroadThursday, February 09, 2017A moderated conversation on “New Directions in the Study of the Underground Railroad” will be the focus of the 16th annual Park University Spencer Cave Black History Month Lecture Series event on Monday, Feb. 27 at the National Archives at Kansas City, 400 E. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Mo. The dialogue will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception preceding the discussion at 6 p.m. ...read moreCategories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human InterestThursday, 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: Community, Press Release, Good NewsThursday, 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