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May 8, 2019
Mariana Valles
Mariana Valles doesn’t remember much about the time before she lived in Belton, Missouri. That makes sense — she was 4 years old when her mother and father brought her sister and herself from Chihuahua, Mexico. She said she remembers asking over and over how much longer the 18-hour bus ride would...Read More
May 1, 2019
Peter Vermes speaks at a Young Alumni Council event
In 2011, the organization now known as Sporting Kansas City went through a series of transformations, from where the MLS franchise played to its underlying philosophy, to even its very name. Opinion at the time was, to put it kindly, mixed. That’s according to Peter Vermes, technical director and...Read More
April 25, 2019
David Walter and his cast and crew during a film shoot
Right before the start of the fall 2018 semester, junior David Walter crammed somewhere around a hundred people into his Kansas City home, all crowded around a tiny TV to watch the culmination of his summer vacation. It was the premiere of the English and philosophy major’s 16-minute short film,...Read More
April 23, 2019
Students at a pep rally
The Rockhurst University community includes more than 20,000 alumni, approximately 3,000 current students, and hundreds of faculty and staff members. In other words, hosting a big celebration means a lot of invites. But this Wednesday’s occasion, the first-ever Celebrate RU , is one that warrants...Read More
April 18, 2019
Mayor Sly James and RU employee Thomas Diggs
Before March 15, Rockhurst University IT Support Specialist Thomas Diggs said, he stuck to a routine, grabbing the bus to work in Rockhurst’s Computer Services office, crossing the street to take computer science courses at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, then heading home for an evening of...Read More
April 17, 2019
New University Chief Inclusion Officer Leslie Doyle
Leslie Doyle, Ed.D., grew up across the street from the Rockhurst University campus. This month, she’s been welcomed back as the University’s inaugural chief inclusion officer. In this position, Doyle will lead the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a newly created office charged with...Read More
April 11, 2019
Students in a Rockhurst EMBA classroom
Innovation and learning from the best were at the forefront when the Rev. Nicholas S. Rashford, S.J., set about creating the Executive Fellows MBA program at Rockhurst University (then College) in 1978 — one of the earliest such programs in the country. This year the program — now known as simply...Read More
April 4, 2019
Students during a service immersion trip to El Paso
Each spring, Rockhurst University sends students and faculty and staff companions on domestic and international locations to live out the Jesuit value of “serving for and with others.” This spring break in mid-March was no different — students helped with everything from construction projects to...Read More
April 3, 2019
peter vermes speaking
Legendary Sporting Kansas City soccer coach Peter Vermes will share his expertise on building a winning culture as the latest guest of the Rockhurst University Young Alumni Speaker Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in the auditorium of Arrupe Hall on the University’s campus. In his...Read More
March 28, 2019
Joe Montana speaking on stage
It’s not without reason that Joe Montana is a legendary NFL quarterback and still one of football’s most legendary names. Over the course of his college career at Notre Dame and his professional tenure — first with the San Francisco 49ers and then the Kansas City Chiefs — Montana demonstrated poise...Read More

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