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Retiring Faculty Honored for Decades of Service

May 20, 2020
With more than 200 years of service between them, the eight retiring members of the Rockhurst University faculty have earned a round of applause. Normally recognized at the April faculty awards dinner, because of the campus shutdown as a result of COVID-19 these longtime members of the University community were instead congratulated for their decades of service virtually in a video and an email sent by Doug Dunham, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Join me in thanking these members of the Rockhurst University faculty for their decades of service and their contributions to student learning,” he...
Students discussing assignment
May 19, 2020
The world’s experience fighting the COVID-19 pandemic offers a host of lessons. But for Myles Gartland, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business, Influence and Information Analysis at Rockhurst University, the pandemic also illustrates the importance of data literacy, and why it’s so important to understand where data comes from, what it means, and how it’s shaping our understanding of...
Graduates at the commencement ceremony
May 13, 2020
From the moment the academic year began, it was bound to be unique. The commencement ceremony in the year 2020 will be Rockhurst University’s 100 th , a milestone worth celebrating. While 2020 will likely be remembered for the global pandemic that forced the closure of college campuses across the U.S., including Rockhurst, this year’s seniors have earned their moment...
Student on laptop
May 11, 2020
“Human first.” That’s what the Post-It note on the laptop of Jameelah Lang, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, has told her for years. It’s a reminder that teaching should always be student-focused — that above all else, her instruction should...
Drive-by parade goer displaying a sign
May 4, 2020
Each April, students at Rockhurst University vote for the staff member and faculty member who have had an outsized impact that year on their campus and academic lives. As part of the Festival of Student Achievement, the Faculty of the...
The RU bell tower made of Legos
April 20, 2020
From the stylized depictions of nature from the impressionists to the stark grandeur of Ansel Adams’ photographs, artists have long looked to their surroundings for inspiration. One group of Rockhurst students were asked to do something similar in the wake...
Hospital employees accepting protective equipment donations from a RU employee
April 16, 2020
For most health care providers, staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic is simply not an option. Staying healthy while they care for the sick...
The Rev. Peter Ely, S.J., in church
April 16, 2020
Rockhurst University is mourning the death of former University president the Rev. Peter Ely , S.J., on Saturday, April 11. He earned a Ph.D. in...
Health care workers accepting meals outside the hospital
April 6, 2020
For Kansas City area restaurants (make that restaurants across the U.S.), physical distancing and other precautions taken to stem the spread of COVID-19 has made...
Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John
April 1, 2020
Spanning centuries, styles and places of origin, the Van Ackeren Collection of Religious Art at Rockhurst University is something of a treasure on campus. Each...