Past Headlines

October 2, 2018
Gabe Smith receiving a jersey after signing with the Hawks
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 news conference that showcased the camaraderie he’s already built with his new...Read More
September 27, 2018
Jane Austen
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 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is, Austen...Read More
September 25, 2018
Student waiting to try out for American Idol
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 into Kansas City for open auditions, a number of Rockhurst...Read More
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 be honored as part of Rockhurst University’s annual alumni awards luncheon Saturday, Sept. 22. Since the diagnosis of four of his grandsons with the same...Read More
September 13, 2018
Joey McGuire in the sensory room
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 trampoline, fidget spinners, and a particularly comfy-looking blanket, to name a few. For a child, this looks like a dream come true. When Rockhurst University...Read More
August 28, 2018
Professor and student conducting experiment
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 professor in the department of physics and astronomy at California State University Long Beach, regarding some statistics that he stumbled...Read More
August 16, 2018
Students taking a photo
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...Read More
August 8, 2018
Daniela Lopez Romero on the quad
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...Read More
July 19, 2018
Student and a coach at STEAM Studio
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...Read More
July 16, 2018
Student in Arrupe Hall
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 any number of other cities in the U.S. — according to the...Read More

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