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Rockhurst University Appoints Vice President for Advancement

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 marketing. Burns joined the University in 2013 as senior director of University engagement and has served as interim vice president since August 2016. Prior to coming to Rockhurst, she served as vice president of marketing and communication at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City, held positions with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Park Hill School District and provided...
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 with organizations and people throughout the city as part of the University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observation —...
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 the growing reputation of the program from peers in the nonprofit sector. Jenny Rinella, Ed.D., assistant professor and director of the nonprofit leadership studies program in the University’s Helzberg School of Management, was there to...
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 St. Louis, Missouri. At the time of his death, Fr. LaCroix was 83 years old...
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 that advice to heart, spending the days before the holiday break working to make the...
Students and faculty outside 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 out, firsthand, just what happened. Led by Charles Moran, Ph.D., professor of political science, and...
Players and students at the NCAA Community Engagement Event
November 30, 2016
On Thursday, the Rockhurst University men’s soccer team will take to Children’s Mercy Victory Field at Kansas City’s Swope Park Soccer Village in the semifinals...
Students and staff in Washington, D.C., during the Ignatian Family Teach in
November 29, 2016
Again this November, students from Rockhurst University joined their peers and colleagues from Jesuit institutions across the United States and the globe for two days...
Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore
November 18, 2016
There were times following his hire in 2006, said Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore, that even he had doubts about the future of...
Fr. Dave Holloway, center, served first in the Navy, and then as a chaplain
November 11, 2016
The first time the Rev. Dave Holloway, ’77, joined the Navy, it was obligatory. The second time, he was called for a different reason. The...