Past Headlines

December 13, 2019
Student playing volleyball
The Rockhurst University women’s volleyball team is heading back to the NCAA Division II Final Four for the second time in three years. On Thursday afternoon, the third-seeded Hawks swept the Carson-Newman University Eagles in sets in the national tournament quarterfinal round in Denver,...Read More
December 12, 2019
Child activating a modified toy
For many children, unwrapping presents on Christmas means discovering all order of blinking, beeping, moving things to annoy the adults in the room. However, those with developmental or neurological disabilities can have trouble with the fine motor skills needed to push or pull the corresponding...Read More
December 11, 2019
Theater faculty member acting out a scene
As the rest of us spend holiday break catching up with friends or family, curled up with a book or binging TV shows, Matt Schmidli, MFA, assistant professor of theater, will be roaming an apocalyptic wasteland. Filming began last weekend on the pilot episode of Black Zone, a TV show filmed in...Read More
December 6, 2019
Students smiling in classroom
Rockhurst University’s physics of medicine program is a unique one, centered on active, hands-on learning designed to provide future health care providers a foundation in physics by showing how the concepts exist within the world of medicine. It’s been a success , attracting national...Read More
December 4, 2019
Campus bell tower
In Ignatian spirituality, the “examen” is a prayer that allows the pray-er to look back over the day, reviewing with the intent of “finding God in all things,” giving thanks for what went well and pausing to reflect on things that didn’t go well, finishing with a look...Read More
November 27, 2019
Student Karen Bravo holding an American flag
Junior Karen Bravo had been looking at November 2019 on the calendar with some uncertainty, but also maybe a bit of anticipation. Bravo, a finance and Spanish major, moved at age 7 with her mother and younger brother from Guadalajara, Mexico, to the United States. Her family had always been careful...Read More
November 14, 2019
Crosses laid during a prayer service
Eight lives. Thirty years. This year, Jesuit institutions and communities across the world are recognizing three decades since the murder of six Jesuits at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador, along with their housekeeper and her daughter on Nov. 16, 1989. The crime,...Read More
November 8, 2019
Sister Helen Prejean speaks at Rockhurst University
Becoming one of the world’s foremost advocates for justice was not necessarily a goal for Sister Helen Prejean when she took her final vows. But once she started down that path, there was no escape. Sr. Prejean, whose 1994 book Dead Man Walking was turned into a hit film the next year, was...Read More
November 8, 2019
Grandma's pantry
“Love ought to manifest itself in deeds rather than in words” goes the St. Ignatius of Loyola quote familiar to so many in Jesuit circles. Rockhurst University is heeding that call in a new way with the launch of the Love in Action Fund, designed to help meet the often unique, sometimes...Read More
October 31, 2019
Student volunteer dressed for a haunted house
To many members of Rockhurst University’s Voices for Justice student group, the annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice is a highly anticipated opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., to learn from peers and put their faith into action to advocate for a wide range of social justice...Read More