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Students during the Biology Field Trip to Australia

Biology Field Trip Gives Students Up-Close Look at Life Down Under

June 22, 2017
Learning about ecosystems somewhere across the world can be done with textbooks and other academic materials. But it’s probably a lot more illuminating — not to mention a lot more fun — to experience it firsthand. That’s the idea behind the annual Biology Field Trip, a semester-long course that culminates in a trip, either abroad or in the United States, that allows students to get a better understanding of the diversity of life on earth with a firsthand look. This year, four students spent the spring semester with Chad Scholes, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, discussing the biological features of...
Priests listening to a presentation
May 31, 2017
Being new to any position can be daunting. There are new processes to learn, new coworkers to meet, and new challenges to face. Coming out of seminary, most diocesan priests are well-prepared to face the spiritual demands of their new jobs. But in many cases they are also often running organizations, making the kinds of day-to-day decisions that keep things...
May 24, 2017
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. The following students earned a place on the list: Morgan Abegg Caroline Adams Nicole Adams Justin Ahlheim Amber Akin Amalia Albor Cesar Aldana Jack Alsbach Christiana Alvey Joseph Alvey Iman Aly Erica Amensen Steven...
Athletics officials pose with the Commissioner's Cup
May 23, 2017
On Tuesday, Rockhurst athletics staff accepted the Great Lakes Valley Conference's Commissioner's Cup at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car GLVC Awards Reception ​in St. Louis, earning for the first time one of the conference’s top honors. The GLVC Commissioner’s Cup is a...
May 15, 2017
For four years at Rockhurst University, Aimee Dion has heard about the Jesuit call to be “men and women for and with others.” She learned about the importance of treating each other as companions. And she learned about how simple...
Scene from 2016 commencement
May 7, 2017
Among the graduates who will walk across the stage in Saturday’s commencement ceremony, there are countless stories, dreams and motivations. Here are just a few: Bridgette Sappington Nursing school, overnight clinical shifts, and pitching for a nationally ranked softball team...
Students make their case in a Supreme Court simulation
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...
Rockhurst University Community Center Partners Celebrate
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,...
Tyler Niemeyer Throws the First Pitch
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...
Students Listening to 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...