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Risa Stein in her office with students

Faculty Member's New Book Helps Readers Find Their Path

September 16, 2019
It started with a period of uncertainty. After 15 years in the classroom at Rockhurst, Risa Stein, Ph.D., professor of psychology, just wasn’t feeling as inspired as she once was. It was part of a larger feeling that she was living according to what was expected of her, not what she found personally fulfilling. She wasn’t alone — in her discussions with students, Stein said many reported feeling like they were living out others’ expectations, rather than their own desires. “Far too often, we aren’t guided to develop authentic lives. Instead, our lives are built on messages we’re given as...
The Rockhurst bell tower
September 9, 2019
In its 2020 Best Colleges rankings out today, U.S. News & World Report lists Rockhurst among the Best Universities in the Midwest Region, as well as one of the Best Values. The University was ranked No. 13 among Midwest regional universities, the highest-ranked institution in the Kansas City area. The ranking among the best regional universities wasn’t the only accolade...
Woman blesses the door of a pantry with oil
August 29, 2019
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, American colleges are facing a growing challenge of food insecurity on their campuses. Though survey results vary from institution to institution and from two-year to four-year colleges, some surveys have found as many as 50 percent of students experiencing some level of food insecurity. Rockhurst University is not immune to this — close...
Senior Mary Strecker on a dock during an internship
August 23, 2019
Despite being landlocked in Kansas, senior Mary Strecker, a biology major and environmental studies minor, has long had her mind on the ocean. More specifically, she said, acidification of the world’s oceans caused by increased carbon dioxide levels and its...
Rockhurst University exterior
July 31, 2019
Two of the Kansas City area’s most respected names in health-sciences education have announced their intent to join forces under an affiliation agreement being signed by Rockhurst University and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City whereby the Saint Luke’s College...
Therapists and children at Ability KC
July 30, 2019
Through the tunnel. Pick out a hat. Return to the tunnel. Repeat, this time with socks. That was the game – and the challenge — for a group of children participating in summer therapy programs at Ability KC, an organization...
students in a classroom
July 15, 2019
This week Rockhurst University joins a growing number of its peers in higher education by moving away from an emphasis on standardized test scores and...
Maggie Schuh, '07
June 20, 2019
Maggie Schuh, ’07, didn’t come to Rockhurst knowing she wanted to be a teacher. In fact, she didn’t know what her major would be at...
Bell Tower
May 31, 2019
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or...
Meaghan Fanning
May 28, 2019
A story about how her college search led her to Rockhurst says a lot about who Meaghan Fanning, ’12, is as a person. She was...