Past Headlines

June 22, 2017
Students during the Biology Field Trip to Australia
Learning about ecosystems somewhere across the world can be done with textbooks and other academic materials. But it’s probably a lot more illuminating — not to mention a lot more fun — to experience it firsthand. That’s the idea behind the annual Biology Field Trip, a semester-long course that...Read More
May 31, 2017
Priests listening for a presentation as part of the priest leadership formation program
Being new to any position can be daunting. There are new processes to learn, new coworkers to meet, and new challenges to face. Coming out of seminary, most diocesan priests are well-prepared to face the spiritual demands of their new jobs. But in many cases they are also often running...Read More
May 24, 2017
Student in Arrupe Hall
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2017 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 Nicole Adams Justin Ahlheim Amber Akin Amalia Albor...Read More
May 23, 2017
Athletics officials pose with the Commissioner's Cup
On Tuesday, Rockhurst athletics staff accepted the Great Lakes Valley Conference's Commissioner's Cup at the Enterprise Rent-A-Car GLVC Awards Reception ​in St. Louis, earning for the first time one of the conference’s top honors. The GLVC Commissioner’s Cup is a traveling trophy that recognizes...Read More
May 15, 2017
Aimee Dion and Fr. Curran
For four years at Rockhurst University, Aimee Dion has heard about the Jesuit call to be “men and women for and with others.” She learned about the importance of treating each other as companions. And she learned about how simple acts of service bring us closer to one another. But few face the kind...Read More
May 7, 2017
Scene from 2016 commencement
Among the graduates who will walk across the stage in Saturday’s commencement ceremony, there are countless stories, dreams and motivations. Here are just a few: Bridgette Sappington Nursing school, overnight clinical shifts, and pitching for a nationally ranked softball team is a lot for a college...Read More
April 29, 2017
Students make their case in a Supreme Court simulation
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case originating from Missouri that could have national implications. It could be a precedent-setting moment for American constitutional law and a rare moment in the spotlight of the nation’s highest court for the Show-Me-State. But, according...Read More
April 18, 2017
Rockhurst University Community Center Partners Celebrate
From young robot builders to neighborhood leaders — since 2002, these groups and more have called the Rockhurst University Community Center home. In 2016 alone, a variety of groups logged more than 1,700 hours at the center, hosting 485 meetings, an in-kind value of $180,495. Over the course of 15...Read More
April 14, 2017
Tyler Niemeyer Throws the First Pitch
This week, thousands of high school athletes signed letters of intent with colleges and universities, a reward for years of hard work and practice. One special Rockhurst University recruit had a once-in-a-lifetime experience, signing his letter of intent in a draft day ceremony on Friday before a...Read More
April 12, 2017
Students Listening to Leadership and Ethics Day
Every day, students in Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management learn from a nationally recognized faculty about the issues that face business owners and organizational leaders. But on Tuesday, students also got a chance to talk directly from those same leaders about the particular...Read More