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100th Commencement Ceremony Rockhurst University

Virtual Commencement Watch Party Saturday Celebrates the Class of 2020

September 17, 2020
It’s been a long time coming for the graduates of the Class of 2020, but on Saturday, they finally get their time to shine during the annual commencement ceremony. And it will be a unique one — not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic that required it to be a virtual gathering, but also because this year marks the 100 th commencement ceremony in Rockhurst’s history. The link to this year’s virtual commencement site will officially open at noon on Saturday, with a Facebook watch party to follow at 1 p.m. Members of the University community, including graduates, their families,...
Campus and Pergola
September 14, 2020
Rockhurst University earned a spot as one of the Best Universities in the Midwest Region and one of the Best Values, among other categories, in the 2021 Best Colleges rankings released Monday by U.S. News & World Report. The University was ranked No. 13 among Midwest regional universities for the second straight year, once again making it the highest-ranked institution...
Rachel Stotler and her family
August 28, 2020
In 2011, Rachel Stotler Clasemann, ’97, MOT ’99, was driving home from work in Omaha, Nebraska, when a car accident changed her life. The immediate result of the accident was a ruptured spleen and traumatic brain injury. In the years since, she has endured multiple surgeries, successes, setbacks, infections and therapy. But, according to those who know her, Rachel has...
Students wearing masks as a check in table
August 19, 2020
This week, we welcome approximately 440 new students to Rockhurst University. For these students, arriving for their first semester of college is a milestone, and for both new and returning students, there’s plenty to be excited about. But, for obvious...
Mark Pecaut holding a globe
July 22, 2020
It’s a section of the sky that Mark Pecaut, Ph.D., associate professor of physics , is well familiar with. Since his days as a doctoral student at the University of Rochester, Pecaut has been studying a particular group of stars...
Campus plant closeup
June 30, 2020
With her new internship, senior Kate Ludwig has an opportunity to help make the lives of Kansas Citians better. In June, she began working with the Mid America Regional Council as an air quality intern for the regional planning body,...
Students being awarded
June 24, 2020
Like most spring campus traditions, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that the awards ceremony at this year’s Festival of Student Achievement, typically a one-day showcase of...
June 18, 2020
Today, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities issued a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
Bell Tower
June 8, 2020
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or...
Rockhurst University Campus
June 3, 2020
The news of recent deaths of unarmed civilians at the hands of law enforcement officers, including that of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis...