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Joe Montana playing with the Kansas City Chiefs

You Can’t Be ‘Joe Cool’ or #MVPat — But You Can Learn to Be Like Them

February 8, 2019
The guest of the 2019 Rockhurst University Leadership Series luncheon on March 26, Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana, has a reputation for more than winning. And throughout his career, the nickname “Joe Cool” has followed Montana, reflecting a calmness under pressure that might have helped deliver four Super Bowl rings. Is Montana an anomaly, someone with a preternatural ability to perform no matter the circumstances? Maybe, says Bill Haefele, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Rockhurst University. But Montana also likely benefitted from psychological practices and concepts that are only now being more fully understood and applied more...
A married couple kissing in front of a storefront
February 1, 2019
For as many eyes as will be on the football game Sunday night, nearly as many will be tuning in for the commercial breaks. Watch closely, and you might catch Matthew Schmidli, MFA, assistant professor of theater. Schmidli has been a commercial actor for years — he said he’s been featured in spots for Sprint, Garmin, and a host of...
Students after celebrating Mass at the March for Life
January 24, 2019
Last week, a group of Rockhurst University students braved the cold to take part in the 46 th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. The students were joined by Mary Cary, department secretary for biology, education and chemistry, and the Rev. Brian Frain, S.J., assistant professor of education, for the trip, which has become an annual one for many...
Students at a prayer service on Martin Luther King Day
January 22, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. in 2019 is a nearly larger-than-life figure who represents different things for different people — he’s an inspiration to those fighting for justice, symbol of the true American spirit, a master strategist for a broad social...
Cardinal Peter Turkson speaks at Rockhurst University
January 18, 2019
The guest of the Visiting Scholar Lecture Series on Thursday, Cardinal Peter Turkson, said the issues facing refugees are many. But perhaps one of the largest hindrances to an effective global response to the ongoing crisis is not a lack...
Conway Hall exterior
January 14, 2019
An undergraduate and a graduate degree in five years. Real-life career connections, internships, and an international experience. The Helzberg School of Management’s newest program fits a whole lot of education in a short amount of time. The Dean’s Scholar Program...
The Rockhurst bell tower
January 4, 2019
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or...
Prosperity Center staff teaching a budgeting course
December 31, 2018
The end of a calendar year is always a good time to stop and reflect on accomplishments and look forward to the future. In the...
Students working at computers
December 21, 2018
For so many students at all levels, mental illness is a daily struggle affecting all aspects of their lives. A Rockhurst University faculty member and...
Volunteers working in a garden
December 20, 2018
Hang around Rockhurst long enough and you'll hear the phrase “making God’s good world better” as a goal for any endeavour. And starting next fall,...