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A gavel used by justices in a Supreme Court simulation

Students Take on Supreme Court Case with Local Implications

April 29, 2017
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case originating from Missouri that could have national implications. It could be a precedent-setting moment for American constitutional law and a rare moment in the spotlight of the nation’s highest court for the Show-Me-State. But, according to Thomas Ringenberg, Ph.D., Rockhurst assistant professor of political science, it is also a great learning opportunity. This week students in Ringenberg’s Supreme Court course presented their own arguments on both sides of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia vs. Comer. The case centers around a church in Columbia, Missouri, which applied in 2012 for...
Volunteers and staff talk at the Rockhurst University Community Center
April 18, 2017
From young robot builders to neighborhood leaders — since 2002, these groups and more have called the Rockhurst University Community Center home. In 2016 alone, a variety of groups logged more than 1,700 hours at the center, hosting 485 meetings, an in-kind value of $180,495. Over the course of 15 years, the center has provided countless hours of in-kind space...
Team members and Tyler Niemeyer
April 14, 2017
This week, thousands of high school athletes signed letters of intent with colleges and universities, a reward for years of hard work and practice. One special Rockhurst University recruit had a once-in-a-lifetime experience, signing his letter of intent in a draft day ceremony on Friday before a packed news conference in the University’s Convocation Center. Eleven-year-old Tyler Niemeyer from Lee’s...
Speakers Talk to Students During Leadership and Ethics Day
April 12, 2017
Every day, students in Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management learn from a nationally recognized faculty about the issues that face business owners and organizational leaders. But on Tuesday, students also got a chance to talk directly from those same...
April 8, 2017
When Rockhurst University’s Voices for Justice student group announced their annual Social Justice Week activities, they also announced how those activities would benefit students halfway around the globe. Throughout the week of events like Karaoke for a Cause and the...
Emma Priesendorf on top of Liberty Memorial
April 6, 2017
April 4, 2017, marks a century since the United States entered World War I — an anniversary inspiring solemn recognition, historical reevaluation and opportunities for education. Kansas City will be the center of the celebration as the National World War...
Sly James speaks after receiving the Rashford-Lyon Award
April 5, 2017
Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James, ’80, admitted the uniqueness of the occasion on Tuesday. “This is a rarity,” he said. “I’m a little bit...
Scott Kelly Speaks at the Rockhurst University Leadership Series
April 4, 2017
A man who set a record spending nearly a year in orbit above the earth told an audience of nearly a thousand at Tuesday’s Rockhurst...
Student demonstrates a science project with a younger counterpart
March 31, 2017
With more than 100 projects boasting everything from rockets to robots, Friday’s KC STEM Fest presented the best of some of Kansas City's young scientists,...
Teaching supplies
March 28, 2017
When it comes to preparing for careers, students in the Rockhurst University education department are among the top of the class in the state. That’s...