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February 8, 2019
Joe Montana as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs
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...Read More
February 1, 2019
Matthew Schmidli Headshot
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...Read More
January 24, 2019
Students attend Mass prior to the March for Life
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...Read More
January 22, 2019
Students serve as part of the Martin Luther King Day celebration
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 movement, or a reminder of where the country has...Read More
January 18, 2019
Cardinal Peter Turkson speaks at Rockhurst University
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 of resources. “The plight of the refugee is essentially a...Read More
January 14, 2019
Helzberg classroom
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 , scheduled to begin in the fall...Read More
January 4, 2019
The Rockhurst bell tower
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 above. The following students were named to the list: Caroline Adams Salvador Aguirre Rebecca Ahlheim Mara Akers Amber Akin Shereen Al-...Read More
December 31, 2018
Prosperity Center staff teaching a budgeting course
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 midst of its fifth year — and as 2018 ticks to 2019 — it’s clear Rockhurst University’s Prosperity Center for Financial Opportunity has plenty of those two things to raise...Read More
December 21, 2018
Students working at computers
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 an alumnus have recently teamed up to do something about it. Risa Stein, Ph.D., University professor of psychology, knows the struggle not only as a...Read More
December 20, 2018
Volunteers working in a garden
Hang around Rockhurst long enough and you'll hear the phrase “making God’s good world better” as a goal for any endeavor. And starting next fall, a new housing option will be built around just that. The University announced this week the establishment of two new housing options in the east wing of...Read More

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