Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 Diversity & Inclusion Award Ceremony & "Dreamer" panel discussion

Please join EVC Robert Simari, the Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet, and colleagues throughout campus to honor the 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Award winners.  

2018 Diversity & Inclusion Awards
May 2, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location TBD

                                               11:30 - 12:00    Award Ceremony
                                               12:00 - 12:45    Panel Discussion
                                                               "Health and Education:  A Dreamer's Perspective"
                                                 12:45 - 1:30      Reception

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

2018 Diversity & Inclusion Symposium - registration open

2018 Diversity & Inclusion Symposium

Keeping Your Heart in Care:  Cultural Experiences in Palliative Care & Beyond
March 22, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Ad Astra Room, Health Education Building
Facebook Live on Office of International Program’s Page:

To register, visit:

Questions? Kimberly Connelly   913.588.1462

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

LGBTQ+ Upcoming Events

LGBTQ+ Spring 2018 Social Gatherings

  • March 15, Social Hour, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Bistro 303 (303 Westport Rd.)
  • April 12, Networking Lunch, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Health Education Building 3112
  • April 28, AIDS Walk Kansas City, 10:00 a.m., Theis Park (Oak St. & Cleaver II Blvd.)
  • May 10, Social Hour, 4;30-6:00 p.m., Ragazza (301 Westport Rd.)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Kansas Center for Cultural Competency Advancement Newsletter

New Learning Session Available!

Our next learning session is March 14 from 12:00noon to 1:00pm. The topic is embedding cultural competency across educational and training programs. More info below!

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New Webinar Live

Greetings from the KCCCA! We hosted a learning session last week that focused on critical reflection, implicit bias, and microagressions. If you were unable to attend but want to learn more, click below to access the recording!

Shorter Session Clips Available

We also have some shorter clips from the session that you can access below, if you only have five minutes or so. Learn about models for critical reflection and check out the second if you're looking for a guide for assessing communities.

Pop-Up Sessions

We are going to have a couple of pop-ups – informal times you can jump on a quick Zoom session to talk about topics related to cultural competency. These are really informal, but great opportunities to connect with others across the state. We will send out dates and times once we have those finalized. The link to the popups is and the ID is 456-566-9821.

Help Us Improve!

We will be sending out a short survey to evaluate our current network; we did this last September and think it is time to update our maps! The survey will also include some questions to find out what people might be interested in, such as more structured webinars that offer CEs. Keep an eye out for the survey link.

Next Learning Session: March

Our next learning session is March 14 from 12:00noon to 1:00pm. The topic is embedding cultural competency across educational and training programs. We are planning to have some small break-out sessions to share with one another what we have done to integrate cultural competency, what challenges we had, and what has worked well. Please attend as a participant or if you want to just listen in!
Looking forward to connecting with you in March!
Jill & the KCCCA team

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Diversity & Inclusion Award Nominations Due Feb. 16

The annual EVC Diversity & Inclusion Award recognizes significant achievements of KUMC faculty, staff, students, residents, departments, units, and registered organizations toward developing and enhancing a more inclusive, diverse and culturally competent university community. Nominees and recipients are leaders in creating a culture and environment, characterized by inclusion and respect, in which the very best education, discovery and healing can take place.  All references to KUMC include the Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses.
Nominations for the 2018 EVC Diversity & Inclusion Award will be accepted Jan. 23 - Feb. 16, 2018.  Awards will be conferred at the annual Award Ceremony & Keynote Lecture on April 25, 2018.
For more information or to submit a nomination: