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Sister Helen Prejean speaks at Rockhurst University

In Lecture, Sister Helen Prejean Talks Being “Surprised By Grace”

November 8, 2019
Becoming one of the world’s foremost advocates for justice was not necessarily a goal for Sister Helen Prejean when she took her final vows. But once she started down that path, there was no escape. Sr. Prejean, whose 1994 book Dead Man Walking was turned into a hit film the next year, was the guest of the Visiting Scholar Lecture Series on Wednesday, delivering a talk co-sponsored by Rockhurst Respect Life that served as both a look back at her spiritual journey to justice and an inspiration to the audience to embrace their own. When she joined the Sisters of...
Bell Tower
November 8, 2019
“Love ought to manifest itself in deeds rather than in words” goes the St. Ignatius of Loyola quote familiar to so many in Jesuit circles. Rockhurst University is heeding that call in a new way with the launch of the Love in Action Fund, designed to help meet the often unique, sometimes urgent circumstances in which members of the Rockhurst...
Student dressed for a haunted house
October 31, 2019
To many members of Rockhurst University’s Voices for Justice student group, the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is a highly anticipated opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., to learn from peers and put their faith into action to advocate for a wide range of social justice causes. But getting there means raising funds, and raising funds sometimes means getting...
Student and a client in an office
October 28, 2019
Each summer, students get a chance to serve for the summer as part of the Bishop Sullivan Center’s internship program, many learning lessons that last well after summer turns to fall. Rockhurst seniors Abby Seipel and Aideen McEnaney were two...
Students at the open house for the MAC
October 11, 2019
It’s been more than a year in the making, but with a dedication and blessing on Thursday, the MAC officially became part of the Rockhurst University campus landscape. Approximately 200 students, faculty, staff, and representatives of the building design and...
Carly Fiorina
October 3, 2019
Carly Fiorina, the onetime CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., former U.S. presidential candidate, philanthropist and bestselling author, will be the guest of the 2020 Rockhurst University Leadership Series , speaking on “Leading for Good, Empowering People and Driving Innovation in the...
Carolyn Kindle Betz
September 30, 2019
Carolyn Kindle Betz, president of Enterprise Holdings Foundation and a majority owner in St. Louis’ Major League Soccer expansion team, will bring her insights into...
Risa Stein in her office with students
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...
photo of RU 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...
Woman blesses a pantry door 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...