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Voices for Justice's Social Justice Week Begins, Benefiting Jesuit School in Africa

March 18, 2017
Starting Saturday, Rockhurst University student group Voices for Justice will host a week of activities in celebration of its Social Justice Week. Through service projects, speakers and events like Karaoke for a Cause and the fair trade fashion show, the group hopes to educate peers on a number of social justice issues. In addition, they will be raising funds and awareness for a fellow Jesuit school an ocean away — Ocer Campion Jesuit College in Gulu, Uganda. According to the group, Voices for Justice have a goal to raise $8,000 throughout the week that, if met, will be matched by...
Jennifer Friend
March 15, 2017
Rockhurst University has named Jennifer Friend, Ph.D., dean of the College of Health and Human Services effective July 3. Friend is currently the associate dean in the School of Graduate Studies and director of the Preparing Future Faculty program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. “I am delighted that Dr. Friend has accepted our invitation to join Rockhurst University,” said...
March 14, 2017
Several programs in Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management earned recognition among their peers in U.S. News and World Report ’s 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings released Tuesday. The school’s management MBA was ranked No. 16 in the nation for the second year in a row, sharing that spot with Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and the Kelley School...
February 26, 2017
The holy season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, March 1, and Rockhurst University’s Campus Ministry office is recognizing the season by highlighting the traditions of social teaching at the heart of the Catholic faith. Between the week...
Portrait of Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James
February 22, 2017
Rockhurst University will award Kansas City Mayor Sly James with its Rashford-Lyon Award for Leadership and Ethics as part of the annual Rockhurst University Leadership Series luncheon, featuring astronaut Scott Kelly, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, in the...
Student Studying Science
February 16, 2017
For college students, the classroom experience is a big part of preparing for success after graduation. But there’s a lot more to a fulfilling life after college than excelling in classroom work. This week, Rockhurst University announced the official launch...
Competitive Scholars Day
February 9, 2017
For decades, students have come from across the country to the Rockhurst University campus for a chance to earn one of 20 full-tuition scholarships. What...
Photo of students studying
February 8, 2017
There are a lot of reasons a college student might decide not to return to their school. Finances, campus life and culture, or even personal...
Bell Tower
January 23, 2017
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or above...
Mary Mooney Burns portrait
January 17, 2017
Rockhurst University has appointed Mary Mooney Burns vice president for university advancement. In this position, she will serve as a member of the University’s senior...