RU magazine contains news and feature stories about the university — faculty, students and alumni. Beginning with the summer 2013 issue, the magazine was redesigned with a new name, look and feel to better reflect the Rockhurst University brand.

RU Magazine Mission Statement
RU magazine gives alumni reasons they are proud to be Hawks. For readers who are familiar with Rockhurst, it continues the conversation about looking at the world through a service-oriented lens, leading the way and striving to do a better job today than yesterday. Because the magazine is an extension of the Rockhurst University brand, newcomers to the conversation will know this Catholic, Jesuit institution is Where Leaders Learn in a challenging, yet supportive, environment from notable faculty. We will tell our stories in a highly visual style, and in a tone that is inspiring, genuine, powerful and welcoming.

Past issues are available in PDF format, which require Acrobat Reader, or in a searchable, interactive format beginning with the winter 2013 issue. Printed copies of some issues also are available. To request a copy or send a letter to the editor, contact

You can also send your class note to the editor.

Winter 2018

Secret Lives: See what these Rockhurst faculty members are up to when class is over. (PDF)

Summer 2017

They're Practical. They're Inclusive. They're Not Millennials: Gen Z Goes to College (PDF)

Winter 2017

Trendy Kansas City: Rockhurst's Home is Making Headlines (PDF)

Summer 2016

The Making of a Saint: The Canonization Process Comes From Rome to Rockhurst (PDF)

Winter 2016

500 Miles, One Reason: On the Camino de Santiago with Fr. Tom Curran, S.J. (PDF)

Summer 2015

Hawk Stars: Across genres, alumni musicians take the stage (PDF)

Winter 2015

Women Rock the Sciences: STEM disciplines attract female faculty, students (PDF)

Summer 2014

A Century of Sedgwick: A look at the memories behind a milestone (PDF)

Winter 2014

The Day the Hawks Conquered the NAIA: Rockhurst's 1964 Cinderella Story (PDF)
Winter 2014 RU Magazine Corrections (PDF)

Summer 2013

"Leaders For Life: A behind-the-scenes look at our brand campaign" (PDF)

Winter 2013

"First Generation: Meet three Rockhurst students who are the first in their family to go to college" (PDF)

  From Dawn to Dusk

Summer 2012
"From Dawn to Dusk: A day in the life of a Rockhurst intern" (PDF)

Winter 2012
"Two Rockhurst University Grads in Pursuit of One Common Goal" (PDF)  
 Spring 2011
"Nationally Recognized for Service by the Carnegie Foundation" (PDF)
 Centennial 2010
"Our First 100 Years" (PDF)
 Winter 2010
"An Unlikely Source of Inspiration" (PDF)
 Spring 2009
"Strengthening the Student Experience" (PDF)
 Winter 2008
"Leaving Home" (PDF)
 Summer 2008
"Leading Youth to Truth" (PDF)
 Spring 2008
"Transforming Lives" (PDF)
 Winter 2007
"The Perspectives that Divide Us" (PDF)
 Spring 2007
"On Top of Their Game" (PDF)
 Spring 2006
"Meet the President" (PDF)
 Fall 2005
"Rockhurst Goes Coed! (35 Years Ago)" (PDF)
 Spring 2005
"Ready to Compete: Meet Five Stellar Students who Chose Rockhurst" (PDF)
 Fall 2004
"Wisdom Builds Herself a Home: The Founding of Rockhurst"
 Spring 2004
"The Changing Face of Jesuits at Rockhurst" (PDF)
 Fall 2003
"Campaign Fulfills Dreams: A Student's Story" (PDF)
 Spring 2003
"Serve One Another in Love: Why Rockhurst Encourages Service" (PDF)
 Fall 2002
"Critical Thinking" (PDF)
 Spring 2002
"Kansas City 64110" (PDF)
 Fall 2001
"A Look at Leadership" (PDF)
 Spring 2001
"It's Your Imagination" (PDF)
 Winter 2001
"You Are Called"
 Spring 2000
"Being Human" (PDF)
 Fall 1999
"Finding Faith" (PDF)
 Winter 1999
"Rockhurst Welcomes a New President" (PDF)
 Summer 1998
"St. Francis Xavier and Rockhurst - Partners in a Community" (PDF)