Past Headlines

October 23, 2018
Man working on math problem
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 little more than a wallet that is $...Read More
October 15, 2018
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
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...Read More
October 12, 2018
Randy Lopez and Chiefs Owner Clark Hunt
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...Read More
October 4, 2018
Joe Montana as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs
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...Read More
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