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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Olympic Track Legend To Headline Rockhurst University’s First-Ever St. Louis Leadership Series Luncheon

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 hometown hero Jackie Joyner-Kersee speaking on “Leadership and Perseverance” in a conversation with longtime St. Louis sports broadcaster Frank Cusumano at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Old Warson Country Club, 9841 Old Warson Road in St. Louis, Missouri. Kersee is one of the most decorated female athletes of all time, dominating the track and field circuit for 16 years. She appeared in four different Olympic games, winning three gold, one silver and...
Randy Lopez and Clark Hunt at Arrowhead Stadium
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 award he had won. It came on the day before he was scheduled to leave on vacation. Lopez, a program officer with the Wyandotte Health Foundation, wasn’t sure what to think, at least at first...
Joe Montana playing with 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 Leadership Series luncheon Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The luncheon, with presenting sponsor CommunityAmerica Credit Union, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Muehlebach Tower, 1213 Wyandotte St., in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Montana is...
Gabe Smith receiving a jersey after signing with the Hawks
October 2, 2018
For a while, he’s been a blue chip prospect for the Rockhurst University men’s lacrosse team. But on Friday, 11-year-old Gabe Smith made it official, signing his name to a letter and becoming part of the Hawks squad in a...
Jane Austen
September 27, 2018
English author Jane Austen’s final novel, Persuasion , was published 200 years ago. But you wouldn’t know it from the continued interest in her work. From meticulously costumed recreations on the BBC to more modern interpretations like Clueless to whatever...
Student waiting to try out for American Idol
September 25, 2018
Many bird species are known for their song — songbirds, of course. And nightingales, sparrows, and thrushes. But what about hawks? Turns out, there’s a fair amount of song in that species, as well. Last week, as American Idol rolled...
September 19, 2018
A man whose efforts have helped save more than a hundred lives, an emerging professional in Kansas City, and a global business leader will all...
Joey McGuire in the sensory room
September 13, 2018
Call it playing with a purpose — a bright, inviting room, with walls covered in swatches of all colors and textures. There’s also a small...
Professor and student conducting experiment
August 28, 2018
Around the beginning of the recent summer break, Nancy Donaldson, Ph.D., professor of physics, got an unexpected email. It was from Galen Pickett, Ph.D., a...
Students taking a photo
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...