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5 Things to See at the 2018 Festival of Student Achievement

April 18, 2018
Each year, Rockhurst University celebrates the amazing work of undergraduate and graduate students during the one-day Festival of Student Achievement, scheduled for Friday, April 20. Through performances, awards, presentations and posters, student work from every corner of the University is highlighted. Here are five unique things to check out at this year’s festival: 1. Who Will Be the Hawk of the Year? The awards ceremony from 2-3:15 p.m. in Arrupe Hall auditorium kicks off FOSA, with students, faculty and staff recognized for their accomplishments in academics, organizations and service throughout the year. Some of the top awards are those voted...
Elizabeth Barnett
April 9, 2018
It’s been 35 years since Robert Stewart launched what has become a nationally renowned showcase for poetry in Kansas City. In 1983, the idea that Stewart said he pitched was simple — provide a showcase at Rockhurst University for the best poets from around the Midwest region. “I quickly ran out of Midwest poets,” he joked. In the time since,...
Caroline Kennedy
April 6, 2018
It might seem static, but history is never far away, said former U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. Kennedy, the featured guest of the sixth Rockhurst University Leadership Series luncheon, presented with CommunityAmerica Credit Union, on Thursday, April 5, said in her keynote address to a sold-out audience of more than 1,000 in the Muehlebach Tower of the Marriott Downtown that the...
Patricia Cleary Miller
April 6, 2018
Whether it’s helping with a million-dollar fundraising campaign or bringing to life works of classical drama in the classroom, Patricia Cleary Miller, Ph.D., professor emerita of English at Rockhurst University, has long been a visible leader in the arts and...
Students and faculty at the Great Plains Psychology Convention
April 3, 2018
Five different student projects from Rockhurst University took prizes for research into everything from the origins of language to student-athlete mindfulness to unconscious bias in perceptions of the police at the most recent Great Plains Student Psychology Convention in Topeka,...
1040 tax form
March 27, 2018
As Tax Day inches closer, plenty of people in the Kansas City area can rest a little easier. Students from the Helzberg School of Management recently volunteered their time at Kansas City’s Operation Breakthrough, an early childhood education and resource...
Helzberg classroom
March 20, 2018
Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University offerings earned recognition among the top programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report ’s...
Audrey Masoner, '00, speaks at Meet the Makers
March 1, 2018
A children’s book author, a “T-shirt guy,” a storeowner and marketing guru, and an internationally recognized chef. They come form different perspectives and backgrounds, and...
Student speaks at the RU First reception
February 13, 2018
This week marks the launch of a new effort at Rockhurst University hoping to put the spotlight on a group of students who rarely see...
Natalie Berigan and Ethan Kuster celebrate their engagement on campus
February 13, 2018
Ethan Kuster, ’14, ’17 DPT, and Natalie Berigan, ’15, ’17 MBA, are sure that they met as students at Rockhurst. Other details are a little...