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Staff blessing couples from Rockhurst and Avila College

Love Is In The Air As Rockhurst, Avila Couples Are Celebrated

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 of one of the campuses at social and other events at the other. Enough matches were made that it’s become a joke there might be another, more deserving title — “husband-wife” schools. And on Tuesday, Rockhurst and Avila together celebrated...
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 Stern, music director of the Kansas City Symphony, and previewing the classical music events across the region. When he was...
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.... (W)hat affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Last night, I attended a memorial service at Kehilath Israel Synagogue. Over 1,500...
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...
Faculty member teaching math
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 headline belies the odds that the vast majority of players emerge from the drawing with...
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 hometown hero Jackie Joyner-Kersee speaking on “Leadership and Perseverance” in a conversation with longtime St...
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...
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,...
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...