Past Headlines

January 15, 2018
Volunteer sorting shelves during the MLK day of service
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is more than a historical figure worthy of a statue. His actions have become the foundation of modern American life. His words, invoking the inherent dignity owed all human beings, still speak true. So while 2018 marks 50 years since King’s life and mission was cut short...Read More
January 2, 2018
Luke Beckett, '15, and his wife in the hospital
As a Rockhurst University sophomore in 2012, Luke Beckett, ’15, didn’t think much about giving his cheek a quick swab as part of an on-campus bone marrow registry drive sponsored by international organization DKMS and organized by an alumnus, John Murry , ’55, in the Massman Gallery. It took less...Read More
December 18, 2017
STEAM Studio celebrates newest project
This Wednesday, STEAM Studio was buzzing a little more than normal. It’s not unusual to find young students whizzing from station to station around the Westport office of architectural firm Gould Evans, the headquarters for STEAM Studio, working on projects ranging from fashion design to...Read More
December 14, 2017
Students working at computers
Say it’s a Tuesday. Clear skies but chilly. Team’s in first place. Can you predict how many people will show up before the game even starts? That was the question before the business intelligence course taught by Xuan Pham, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and analytics, and Sandra Cannon,...Read More
December 6, 2017
Sarah Hummel working on crafts
Through toilet paper rolls, glue, macaroni necklaces and paint, junior Sarah Hummel first fell in love with the art of crafting. For every birthday and anniversary, a grand sculpture of materials, created with love, was presented. Now, with the help of family and friends, Hummel has turned her...Read More
December 4, 2017
Students sitting on Kinerk Commons wall.
Last year, a new initiative launched aimed at increasing the number of college graduates in the Kansas City area. With the help of 17 different regional educational institutions and a number of community partners, the KC Scholars program provides three different options for college funding designed...Read More
November 29, 2017
Players Give Back for NCAA as They Prepare for Final Four Appearance
It wasn’t game day. It wasn’t even practice. But Rockhurst University senior soccer midfielder Salim Gumati was sweating. Gumati had just got done running drills with students from Longfellow Elementary School, located in the Kansas City neighborhood that is its namesake. On Wednesday, the Hawks...Read More
November 27, 2017
On Tuesday, Alumnus Gets a Spin on the Wheel of Fortune
It’s not hard to imagine Phil Bennett, ’11, ’15 MBA, on TV. Bennett has a passion for singing, an outgoing, affable personality and a fondness for bowties that seems meant for the stage. He’s already had a previous brush with national fame — he was invited to be part of ESPN’s ESPY Awards show in...Read More
November 14, 2017
Federal Depository Award Ceremony
It hasn’t always been so easy to view information. In March 1917, before the construction of the University's current library, Rockhurst University was named a partner in the Federal Depository Library Program, established by the Government Printing Office to provide free public and immediate...Read More
November 4, 2017
Active Minds Leaders
Since it started less than two years ago, Active Minds has built a presence on the Rockhurst University campus with programming and advocacy aimed at changing the culture and reducing the stigma that can exist around mental illness. Through word-of-mouth, approximately 50 students showed up for the...Read More