Past Headlines

October 28, 2019
A student and a child at a camp
Each summer, students get a chance to serve for the summer as part of the Bishop Sullivan Center’s internship program, many learning lessons that last well after summer turns to fall. Rockhurst seniors Abby Seipel and Aideen McEnaney were two of a number of Rockhurst students who received...Read More
October 11, 2019
Student speaks at a dedication ceremony
It’s been more than a year in the making, but with a dedication and blessing on Thursday, the center officially became part of the Rockhurst University campus landscape. Approximately 200 students, faculty, staff, and representatives of the building design and construction team were on hand...Read More
October 3, 2019
Carly Fiorina
Carly Fiorina, the onetime CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., former U.S. presidential candidate, philanthropist and bestselling author, will be the guest of the 2020 Rockhurst University Leadership Series , speaking on “Leading for Good, Empowering People and Driving Innovation in the World Today” at a...Read More
September 30, 2019
Carolyn Kindle Betz
Carolyn Kindle Betz, president of Enterprise Holdings Foundation and a majority owner in St. Louis’ Major League Soccer expansion team, will bring her insights into how to lead a community toward its goals as the guest of the second annual Rockhurst University Leadership Series in St. Louis at 11:...Read More
September 16, 2019
Risa Stein in her office with students
It started with a period of uncertainty. After 15 years in the classroom at Rockhurst, Risa Stein, Ph.D., professor of psychology, just wasn’t feeling as inspired as she once was. It was part of a larger feeling that she was living according to what was expected of her, not what she found...Read More
September 9, 2019
photo of RU bell tower
In its 2020 Best Colleges rankings out today, U.S. News & World Report lists Rockhurst among the Best Universities in the Midwest Region, as well as one of the Best Values. The University was ranked No. 13 among Midwest regional universities, the highest-ranked institution in the Kansas City...Read More
August 29, 2019
Woman blesses a pantry door with oil
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, American colleges are facing a growing challenge of food insecurity on their campuses. Though survey results vary from institution to institution and from two-year to four-year colleges, some surveys have found as many as 50 percent of...Read More
August 23, 2019
Senior Mary Strecker on a dock during an internship
Despite being landlocked in Kansas, senior Mary Strecker, a biology major and environmental studies minor, has long had her mind on the ocean. More specifically, she said, acidification of the world’s oceans caused by increased carbon dioxide levels and its effects on those ecosystems. It started...Read More
July 31, 2019
Rockhurst University exterior
Two of the Kansas City area’s most respected names in health-sciences education have announced their intent to join forces under an affiliation agreement being signed by Rockhurst University and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City whereby the Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences would become...Read More
July 30, 2019
Therapists and children at Ability KC
Through the tunnel. Pick out a hat. Return to the tunnel. Repeat, this time with socks. That was the game – and the challenge — for a group of children participating in summer therapy programs at Ability KC, an organization that provides medical, therapeutic and educational services for children...Read More