Past Headlines

April 20, 2020
A sculpture made by an art student
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 of COVID-19, using objects found in...Read More
April 16, 2020
Hospital employees accepting protective equipment donations from a RU employee
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 means having personal protective equipment up to the task — gloves, masks, and face shields. Unfortunately, the widespread nature of the disease means...Read More
April 16, 2020
The Rev. Peter Ely, S.J., in church
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 theology from Fordham University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in philosophy from Gonzaga. He was ordained as a member of the Society of...Read More
April 6, 2020
Health care workers accepting meals outside the hospital
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 business a lot harder. That’s a cause of stress for Dan Walsh, ’96, ’01 MBA, owner of Spokes Café, but it’s also...Read More
April 1, 2020
Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John
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 piece in the collection has a story behind it, but unfortunately are currently unavailable for viewing both because of ongoing renovations...Read More