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Fr. Curran reading a book

Rockhurst Reads Book Club Launches, Connecting Rockhurst Communities Online

January 13, 2020
Resolve to read more this year? We’ve got you covered. Starting Jan. 13, the Center for Arts and Letters at Rockhurst University will be giving Rockhurst alumni and friends a new opportunity to connect and learn from one another with the launch of Rockhurst Reads , a free, private online book discussion group. Its first selection, Love Your Enemies, by Arthur C. Brooks, is a recommendation straight from University President the Rev. Thomas B. Curran, S.J. The book lays out how society can move past its current partisan, winner-take-all mindset by fostering respect, kindness, and dignity, and why it’s necessary...
The Rockhurst bell tower
January 7, 2020
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. The following students were included on the list: Caroline Adams Lauryn Adams Macee Adams Mara Akers Amber Akin Shereen Al-Saoudi Jennifer Alonso Anthony Altobella Litzy Alvarado Islas Islam Aly Cole Anderson Kathleen Anderson Madelyn...
Volleyball team celebrating on the court
December 13, 2019
The Rockhurst University women’s volleyball team is heading back to the NCAA Division II Final Four for the second time in three years. On Thursday afternoon, the third-seeded Hawks swept the Carson-Newman University Eagles in sets in the national tournament quarterfinal round in Denver, Colorado, propelling them to a semifinal showdown against the second-ranked University of Nebraska at Kearney in...
Child pressing a button on a toy
December 12, 2019
For many children, unwrapping presents on Christmas means discovering all order of blinking, beeping, moving things to annoy the adults in the room. However, those with developmental or neurological disabilities can have trouble with the fine motor skills needed to...
Theater professor acting in a TV show
December 11, 2019
As the rest of us spend holiday break catching up with friends or family, curled up with a book or binging TV shows, Matt Schmidli, MFA, assistant professor of theater, will be roaming an apocalyptic wasteland. Filming began last weekend...
Professor conducting experiment with student
December 6, 2019
Rockhurst University’s physics of medicine program is a unique one, centered on active, hands-on learning designed to provide future health care providers a foundation in physics by showing how the concepts exist within the world of medicine. It’s been a...
Campus bell tower
December 4, 2019
In Ignatian spirituality, the “examen” is a prayer that allows the pray-er to look back over the day, reviewing with the intent of “finding God...
Student Karen Bravo holding an American flag
November 27, 2019
Junior Karen Bravo had been looking at November 2019 on the calendar with some uncertainty, but also maybe a bit of anticipation. Bravo, a finance...
Crosses laid during a prayer service
November 14, 2019
Eight lives. Thirty years. This year, Jesuit institutions and communities across the world are recognizing three decades since the murder of six Jesuits at the...
Sister Helen Prejean speaks at Rockhurst University
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...