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New RU Academies Offer New Students Immersive Rockhurst University Experiences

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 of RU Academies , a new initiative that packages some of the University’s foundational experiences and activities to create new networks for students to meet, collaborate and enhance the work they do in the classroom with real-life experience. Beginning in the fall 2017 semester, the program is offering five different academy experiences: Emerging Leaders Academy: These courses, workshops and opportunities...
Photo from 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 started as an effort to sit down with high school seniors for academic conversations with the University’s faculty meant to mimic college coursework has become a University tradition that attracts some of the nation’s top...
Students walking across campus
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 health or family emergencies could cause a student to start struggling or miss classes. At Rockhurst University, a number of programs and processes continue to make strides in improving retention and making sure that the...
Bell Tower photo
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. The following students earned a place on the list: Morgan Abegg Caroline Adams Nicole Adams...
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 leadership team and oversee all aspects of fundraising, alumni and constituent relations, public relations and...
Singers at the MLK Prayer Service
January 16, 2017
On an already rainy day, an auditorium of more than 100 student, faculty, staff and community volunteers at Rockhurst University were told to wade deeper. That was the challenge to those who spent the afternoon of their day off working...
Students and faculty after winning the Campus Program Excellence Award
January 8, 2017
At the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s annual Alliance Management Institute in Denver, Colorado, last week, Rockhurst received the Campus Program Excellence Award, a national recognition of...
Fr. Wilfred LaCroix, S.J.
January 6, 2017
The Rockhurst University community is mourning the death of the Rev. Wilfred LaCroix, S.J., a longtime University professor of philosophy, on Dec. 22, 2016, in...
Rockhurst University ornament
December 23, 2016
The old saying goes that it’s better to give than to receive, and this Christmas season a number of Rockhurst University community members have taken...
Students and faculty at the Dole Insistute
December 13, 2016
Exactly one month after the 2016 elections, six students from Rockhurst University joined hundreds of political junkies, policy wonks and observers to try to find...