University Daily Update - April 1

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Rockhurst University Companions, 

Remember to visit to find an archive of previous daily updates and a helpful FAQ. Our opportunities to connect virtually and engage with inspiring content online continue to grow. Today we provide some new resources for you. 

Health Care Update 

  • Family Care Clinic into the Goppert Trinity Family Care (GTFC) operations.  Please call 816-276-7600 to get an appointment with GTFC - it is located just two miles directly south of Rockhurst University for your healthcare needs (6675 Holmes Road, No. 360).  Their hours are the following:  Mon-Thu 8:30-7, Fri 8-4:30, Sat 8-12, Sun closed.  As a reminder, most services are available for no deductible or co-pay for our students who carry the RU sponsored Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) student health insurance plan.  GTFC also welcomes RU sponsored BCBS Preferred-Care Blue plan for employees.  For more information, including pre-appointment paperwork, please visit

Also, please note the following instructions from GFTC: “During this time, we ask that you limit accompanying visitors and attend your appointment alone.  The only permitted exceptions will be a single caregiver for a minor patient, or for a patient with a disability or impairment warranting assistance.”  Be sure to call GTFC prior to arriving at their facility, particularly if you have COVID-19 symptoms. 

Work of Art Wednesdays 

  • While the Greenlease Gallery of Art remains closed because of the Sedgwick Hall construction project, there is a new way to experience its Van Ackeren Collection of Religious Art. Starting today, the Center for Arts and Letters is offering Work of Art Wednesdays to provide interactive opportunities for viewers to learn about a different piece each week. You can subscribe to email reminders or follow the conversation on the Center’s Facebook page.   

Mission Moment(s) 

  • As part of its Solidarity on Tap series, the Ignatian Solidarity Network will host a conversation aboutRadical Kinship with Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., founder of Homeboy Industries tonight. 
  • Do you have a question for Fr. Greg? Submit it here.   
  • WHEN: Wednesday, April 1, at 9PM ET/6PM PT 
  • WHERE:  Join us at  or on  Facebook Live  during the event. 
  • WHO: All are welcome. 
  • RSVP: Sign up to receive future email announcements for the virtual Solidarity on Tap series via the RSVP form. 
  • The Kansas City Jesuit Community now livestreaming Mass at 5:15 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Virtual congregants are asked to attend “live” if at all possible, and videos will only be available until midnight each day. 

Worldwide Jesuit Webinar 

  • The Rev. Arturo Sosa, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus, will host a webinar – The Preferences in a time of uncertainty and COVID-19 – about the Jesuits’ four Universal Apostolic Preferences. Fr. Sosa will speak for about 15 minutes about how he sees the journey of the UAP so far and the road ahead. He will also reflect on the particular challenges at this time of the coronavirus. Listeners will get a chance to write questions to which he will reply. Jesuits, companions in mission and friends are all welcome. 
  • The webinar will take place at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 2 (Central Daylight Time). Please register here
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Matthew D. Quick, Ph.D.                            Randy Hopkins 

Vice President & Dean of Students          Chief of Security 

Crisis Management Co-Chair                     Crisis Management Co-Chair