Past Headlines

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
July 11, 2018
Wenbin Sun in class
There’s good news and bad news for firms investing in corporate social responsibility initiatives in a recent article published in the Journal of Business Ethics co-authored by Wenbin Sun, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing in the Helzberg School of Management. The good news — companies are...Read More
July 2, 2018
The Rockhurst bell tower
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. The following students earned a place on the list: Morgan Abegg Caroline Adams Zerina Adrovic Salvador Aguirre Justin Ahlheim Mara...Read More
June 19, 2018
Alumna Jenny Buehler and children in Tanzania
It took years for Jenny Buehler, ’11, to learn the routines that medical professionals in the United States use every day to care for patients. But on a recent trip halfway around the globe, Buehler said she learned quickly that medical care for so many others is anything but routine. Buehler will...Read More
June 13, 2018
Town House Village
Those who’ve lived in Rockhurst University’s Town House Village might be surprised by how different they look come August. This summer, the 42 units are getting a makeover from both a cosmetic and functional standpoint. Matt Heinrich, Rockhurst University associate vice president for facilities and...Read More
June 7, 2018
The Rockhurst bell tower
Over the past several weeks, our thoughts and prayer intentions have included the growing political tensions in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua. These concerns include the safety and well-being of our compañeros at our fellow Jesuit institution, the Universidad Centroamericana of Nicaragua (...Read More
June 1, 2018
The health and wellness center
On Thursday night, Rockhurst University officials invited a small crowd of members of the board of trustees and other stakeholders to a parking lot and asked them to imagine. The De Smet parking lot, at the southeastern corner of Tracy Avenue and 53 rd Streets, is about to be transformed. “Look...Read More