Past Headlines

September 5, 2017
Rockhurst Bell Tower
Rockhurst University President the Rev. Thomas B. Curran, S.J., released the following statement today about the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program: “As a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning we are invited to accompany the most vulnerable among us. Our...Read More
September 4, 2017
Fr. Brian Frain on campus
One of the distinguishing features of the early Society of Jesus, and something that continues to distinguish its members, is its global perspective. Early Jesuits traveled across the globe, to places like China, as both spiritual and intellectual missionaries. For many Jesuits today, following...Read More
August 31, 2017
Students with Fr. Curran and Mayor Sly James
The 33 rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, was no stranger to the Rockhurst University campus. He wasn’t an alumnus — though he was reportedly once in conversations to join the faculty following his presidency, in the days before presidential pensions — but during World War I, then-...Read More
August 27, 2017
Rick Sullivan and his wife, Susan
On Saturday night, Rockhurst University honored two St. Louis-area alumni for their contributions to the good of their communities and beyond during the annual Magis Award ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri. Richard T. Sullivan Jr., ’73, the appointed CEO of St. Louis Public Schools since 2007,...Read More
August 21, 2017
Student works during 2017 Finucane Service Project
For those coming to Rockhurst University as first-time students, there are plenty of new traditions to learn. And one tradition that has stood the test of time is the Finucane Service Project. Now in its 25 th year, the project sends hundreds of new students, as well as faculty, staff and community...Read More
August 16, 2017
Students providing care to patients at Damien House
For those who suffer from what is now known at Hansen’s disease, stigma and isolation are common experiences. More commonly known as leprosy, the disease is all but eradicated throughout most of the world because of a naturally occurring immunity. But there are areas where the disease is prevalent...Read More
August 1, 2017
Students talking while walking across campus
Through a new partnership with the Hummel Family Foundation, Rockhurst University is announcing an annual scholarship program and philanthropic gift plan that will become the largest program of its kind in University history. Available to students in any undergraduate degree program, the Hummel...Read More
July 27, 2017
Students taking part in the National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference
Hundreds of students from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. came to the nation’s capital earlier this month for a crash course in the meaning of Ignatian leadership. Since 1997, the five-day National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference has given students an opportunity to develop...Read More
July 25, 2017
Jake and Pete Randall working at Boys Grow
This summer, Jake and Pete Randall have had their feet in two worlds. The St. Louis twins — both soon to be seniors and both studying finance and economics at Rockhurst University — are helping work in the fields on a farm south of Kansas City at Boys Grow during the day, part of a summer...Read More
July 13, 2017
Ahmad Maaz, '14, is about to start Yale Law School
For Ahmad Maaz, ’14, college education came at a turbulent time in his life. In November 2008, Maaz’s family home in Kansas City was raided by agents of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, who took his father away in handcuffs. It was the beginning of years living in a state of...Read More

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