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    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Park 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 more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Education, Political
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    First 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 more
    Categories: Community, Good News, On The Move, Press Release
    Monday, March 13, 2017
    Kansas 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 more
    Categories: Community, Good News, Press Release
    Thursday, March 09, 2017
    Charlotte Street Foundation is proud to announce the selection of artist, Rodolfo Marron III as the Charlotte Street Fellow of the Art Omi International Artists Residency Program for Summer, 2017 and recently awarded Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellow, Samara Umbral as this year’s recipient of the Byron C. Cohen Award. Through an ongoing partnership with Art Omi, Charlotte ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    Five Kansas City-based artists each to receive unrestricted $10,000 cash awards (Kansas City, MO) Charlotte Street Foundation is pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2017 Charlotte Street Awards. The 2017 Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award Fellows are Karen McCoy, Stephen Proski, and Samara Umbral. The 2017 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Award Fellows are Amado ...read more
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    Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    A 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 more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    reStart, Inc. Receives Health Care Foundation Grant Award Kansas City, MO (March 7, 2017) – reStart Inc. has received a major grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, focused on improving health care for the clients served at reStart. The foundation is providing a $190,368 grant to help fund reStart’s Care Coordination for Better Health Initiative. People dealing ...read more
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    Monday, March 06, 2017
    In 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 more
    Categories: Community, Political, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Park 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 more
    Categories: Community, Education, Good News, Economic, Funding Opportunity, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Charlotte 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 more
    Categories: Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    Overland 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 more
    Categories: Community, Good News, Press Release
    Monday, February 27, 2017
    KVC Health Systems, a national leader in behavioral healthcare and child welfare, is working with partners to bring a vision to life: the creation of a specialized career college for youth aging out of foster care. One possible location for the college is the campus of WVU Tech (West Virginia University Institute of Technology) in Montgomery, West Virginia, which will be vacated soon due to WVU ...read more
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    Monday, February 27, 2017
    Park 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 more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Park 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 more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Good News, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    Park University has announced the promotion of Steve Wilson to the position of associate athletic director for media relations and compliance. Wilson began his new duties on Feb. 1. Wilson, in his 10th year leading communication efforts for the University’s Department of Athletics , leads an office that promotes student-athlete and departmental achievements, and coordinates fan ...read more
    Categories: Education, Good News, On The Move, Press Release
    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    February 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 more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Good News
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    President’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 more
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    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    A 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 more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    Park University President Greg Gunderson, Ph.D., has announced the promotion of Brian Bode to the position of chief financial officer. Bode began his new duties at Park on Jan. 27. As chief financial officer, Bode oversees the financial and accounting operations of the University and the Parkville Commercial Underground (located on the University’s Parkville Campus), and is responsible for ...read more
    Categories: Good News, Press Release, Education, On The Move
    Thursday, February 09, 2017
    KANSAS 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 more
    Categories: Good News, Community, Press Release
    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Kansas 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 more
    Categories: Community, Good News, Nonprofit Connect, Press Release
    Wednesday, January 18, 2017
    Art 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 more
    Categories: Community, Press Release