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Re: UMKC projects

Postby chaglang » Thu May 10, 2012 9:30 pm

At least UMKC has options. UMSL would have to get creative to rename itself, with SLU being pretty well established nationally. Perhaps they could look to the Famous Missourians Hall of Fame for inspiration.

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby FangKC » Sat May 12, 2012 9:10 pm

knucklehead wrote:UMKC is currently ranked 181 by US News and World Reports.

That is only 38 spots below K-State which ranks 143.

The question is with a medical school, law school, dental school, solid business school, good arts program, should the ranking be higher?

With a little better marketing maybe the University of Kansas City could catch the lowest ranked Big 12 school, West Virgina, at 164.

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandrevie ... ata/page+8

Clicking on UMKC on the list provides some more information including the following:

"The university developed the unique team name in the 1930s, when community excitement about the Kansas City Zoo’s purchase of two baby kangaroos grew, and when Walt Disney himself drew a cartoon of the Kasey Kangaroo mascot. Although he never graduated, former President Harry Truman attended the UMKC law school for two years and later received the school’s first honorary degree. Today, he is the namesake of the university’s Harry S Truman Center for Governmental Affairs."

I didn't know Truman attended the Law School and I didn't know the history of the mascot name or that Walt Disney did the first drawings over 80 years ago. The Star apparently does a pretty lame job of covering UMKC history. Maybe if they take University of Missouri out of the name, the Star's coverage of the University will be more favorable.


I think Truman attended the Kansas City School of Law, which originally was downtown at 1019 Grand when Truman was enrolled, then called the City Club Building. That building was first called the old Shukert Building (prior to 1903) and Missouri Building (sometime between 1903-1910). A new Shukert Building was built down the block south of the present-day Professional Building in 1903, and I think the building name was then changed to the Missouri Building until the City Club took it over.

http://www.trumanlibrary.org/places/kc13.htm

The law school appears to have moved (around 1928) to a building at 913 Baltimore north of our present central public library, and later became part of the University of Kansas City (later UMKC) in 1938. The Baltimore Avenue building is now administrative offices for the public library. It was the Advertising Club building in the 1980s.

While Truman attended classes at KC School of Law, he never graduated.

City Club Building in the 1920s

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Montgomery&CISOPTR=2987&CISOBOX=1&REC=5

Shukert Building north of former KC Star building at 11th and Grand prior to 1903

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Montgomery&CISOPTR=3943&CISOBOX=1&REC=6

Missouri Building after 1903

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Assorted&CISOPTR=837&CISOBOX=1&REC=19

Kansas City School of Law at 913 Baltimore in 1928

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Henry&CISOPTR=82&CISOBOX=1&REC=6

As home to the Ad Club in 1989.

http://kchistory.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/Montgomery&CISOPTR=4911&CISOBOX=1&REC=1

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby AJoD » Mon May 14, 2012 12:29 pm

GRID wrote:How about changing both UMKC and KUMED to the University of Kansas City and Kansas City Medical Center? Get away from both KU and MU and build up a KC based university system. Then those two can work together and really do something.


KU Med may be for sale right? How sweet would that be.

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby IraGlacialis » Thu May 17, 2012 1:11 am

aknowledgeableperson wrote:For many on the coasts they will think it is in Kansas instead of Missouri.

And folks like that probably already think that KC is in KS; UMKC isn't likely to even register on their radar for them to acknowledge the "M" part.

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby DaveKCMO » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:35 am

UMKC begins $21.5 million science lab renovation: http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article23192652.html

Renovation will be aided by state legislation that includes $18.3 million for UMKC’s Spencer Chemistry Building and Biological Sciences Building. The money comes from about $160 million in bond funds for use on college and university projects around the state.

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby Critical_Mass » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:33 pm

I found these images of the $32 million Flarsheim Hall expansion project on the PGAV Architects website.
This will be on the SW corner of 51st and Rockhill Rd.
This was announced in December and it looks like they have all of their financing. I haven't been near there and am not sure if they have broken ground yet.

Background: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/ar ... 39879.html

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby yeliab » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:03 pm

All students are being moved out of Oak Place Apartments by the end of the month because they found more damage (not sure if it’s from new plumbing issues or the earlier ones). They also found mold. The apartments won’t be open for the Fall semester either.

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby normalthings » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:04 pm

Sewage in walls = no good

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby FangKC » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:10 pm

Those are newish apartments. Whose fault is it? Was it shoddy construction?

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby flyingember » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:00 pm

FangKC wrote:Those are newish apartments. Whose fault is it? Was it shoddy construction?

Or those dang college kids up to no good. Kids these days!

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby yeliab » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:11 pm

Those apartments are less than a decade old and they found issues in a separate wing as the original plumbing issues and expect to find more in the other wings, so I’m betting it’s shoddy construction.

I don’t know what they go for now but when they were built it cost $700/person per month for a shared apartment. Really sucks for the students.

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby JBmidtown » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:52 pm

Tear those ugly ass apartments down!

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby Highlander » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:25 pm

JBmidtown wrote:Tear those ugly ass apartments down!


Well, they replaced the Twin Oaks which were reputed to be in a horrible state of disrepair in 2008. Apparently, the Twin Oaks was quite the place to be in KC during the 50's. Unfortunately, their replacement seems to be suffering the same fate much sooner in their life - albeit, they were built to be essentially dorms.


https://www.pitch.com/news/article/2057 ... -twin-oaks

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby normalthings » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:09 am

Would love to see the replacement be denser and taller and be more mixed use

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby chaglang » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:30 pm

ldai_phs wrote:Would love to see the replacement be denser and taller and be more mixed use

Evergreen post. :lol:

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Re: UMKC projects

Postby FangKC » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:46 am

'Reckless' work by JE Dunn, Gould Evans forced UMKC students from housing, suit says

University of Missouri curators are suing Gould Evans Associates, JE Dunn Construction and other companies claiming they were "reckless" in the way they designed and constructed housing for University of Missouri-Kansas City students.

The 70-page lawsuit alleges that 34 companies committed "gross negligence" in the development of the Oak Place Apartments, at 5050 Oak St. in Kansas City. The lawsuit accuses the companies of ignoring problems that led to leaking, pipe failures, mold issues, sagging floors and other problems.

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http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article207399884.html


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