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Rockhurst Athletics Announce New Athletic Programs

December 4, 2018
It’s time to expand the roster — new athletics programs are coming to Rockhurst University next fall. Rockhurst University Athletics announced this week that men’s cross country, along with competitive cheer and dance, will be offered starting in fall 2019. They are the first new athletics programs for the University since 2012. “We’re really excited to announce these additions to our slate of athletic offerings,” said University Director of Athletics Gary Burns. “We always listen to both our current and prospective Hawks when we plan expansions of our existing programs, and we think here we have an exciting opportunity to...
Tom McCullough and Tom McDonnell
November 27, 2018
Rockhurst University will honor two of Kansas City’s outstanding business and civic leaders with the annual Rashford-Lyon Award for Leadership and Ethics, part of the seventh annual Rockhurst University Leadership Series luncheon, featuring Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana, on March 26, 2019. Rockhurst alumni Tom McDonnell, ’66, and Tom McCullough, ’64, together helped build Kansas City-based DST Systems...
Staff blessing couples from Rockhurst and Avila College
November 13, 2018
For years, before Rockhurst University and Avila University both went co-ed in 1969 and Avila moved its campus from 55 th and Main streets to south Kansas City, the two schools shared a unique bond. The all-female College of St. Teresa (now Avila) and the all-male Rockhurst were known as “brother-sister” schools, and it was not uncommon to see students...
Tim McDonald, Ph.D., talks to guests
November 2, 2018
Timothy McDonald, Ph.D., Rockhurst professor of music, is no stranger to the airwaves. For approximately eight years, McDonald hosted a classical music show on now-defunct Kansas City radio station KXTR, interviewing guests ranging from superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Michael...
Bell Tower
October 30, 2018
Dear Companions of Rockhurst University, The recent demonstrations of hatred, rejection, violence, racism and murder in our nation have me recalling Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter from a Birmingham jail. He wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere......
Speaker talks to a class
October 25, 2018
For the seventh year in a row on Thursday, faculty in the Helzberg School of Management handed over their lecture schedules to business leaders from Kansas City and beyond as part of the annual Business Leadership and Ethics Day. Throughout...
Man working on math problem
October 23, 2018
A record-setting $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot lottery drawing has many across the United States dreaming of mansions, early retirement, or charitable donations. And that...
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
October 15, 2018
Rockhurst University will bring its showcase of national leadership across the state for the first-ever St. Louis Leadership Series luncheon, featuring Olympic gold medalist and...
Randy Lopez and Chiefs Owner Clark Hunt
October 12, 2018
Randy Lopez, ’06, could have tossed the email in his spam folder. It purported to be from the Kansas City Chiefs, notifying him of an...
Joe Montana as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs
October 4, 2018
Four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Joe Montana will discuss his model of personal and professional leadership as the guest of the seventh annual Rockhurst University...