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Who Is the Class of 2022?

August 16, 2018
On Friday, more than 400 fresh faces head to campus for their first year at the Rock. Besides some certain universal truths of residence hall living they are sure to experience, what else do we know about the class of 2022? They’re pretty darn smart. The national average ACT score as of 2017 is 21. This year’s freshman class at Rockhurst did them one better (or, more accurately, 3.63 better), with an average composite score of 24.63. Collectively, they have a grade-point average of 3.65. Not bad. They come from all over. The new students come from 20 different states...
Daniela Lopez Romero on the quad
August 8, 2018
Modeling, designing, sewing — when it comes to fashion, senior Daniela Lopez Romero does it all. It’s been that way for a while. It began, she said, on a visit to her grandmother in Colombia, where she helped make a simple skirt to wear to the beach. “That was the spark,” she said. “I said ‘Wow, I can make my...
Students and a coach at the STEAM Studio
July 19, 2018
In April, officials from Rockhurst University and architecture firm Gould Evans announced plans to transform the lower level of the Greenlease Library into a new multidisciplinary engaged learning and innovation space for students at Rockhurst and in the community — the STEAM Studio pop-up. Those same STEAM Studio leaders are now announcing an early boost to that effort, in the...
Student working on laptop
July 16, 2018
There’s no getting around it — the world needs more coders. Technology is an industry in need of qualified employees, capable of powering the software and hardware that the world increasingly relies on. That’s as true in Kansas City as...
Helzberg School of Management exterior
July 11, 2018
There’s good news and bad news for firms investing in corporate social responsibility initiatives in a recent article published in the Journal of Business Ethics co-authored by Wenbin Sun, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing in the Helzberg School of Management...
Bell Tower
July 2, 2018
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2018 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 Zerina...
Alumna Jenny Buehler and children in Tanzania
June 19, 2018
It took years for Jenny Buehler, ’11, to learn the routines that medical professionals in the United States use every day to care for patients...
Town House Village
June 13, 2018
Those who’ve lived in Rockhurst University’s Town House Village might be surprised by how different they look come August. This summer, the 42 units are...
The Rockhurst bell tower
June 7, 2018
Over the past several weeks, our thoughts and prayer intentions have included the growing political tensions in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua. These concerns...
The health and wellness center
June 1, 2018
On Thursday night, Rockhurst University officials invited a small crowd of members of the board of trustees and other stakeholders to a parking lot and...