Past Headlines

July 15, 2019
students in a classroom
This week Rockhurst University joins a growing number of its peers in higher education by moving away from an emphasis on standardized test scores and instead adopting a “test optional” standard for applicants. In the past, ACT and SAT test scores have been looked at as one of the major factors in...Read More
June 20, 2019
Maggie Schuh, '07
Maggie Schuh, ’07, didn’t come to Rockhurst knowing she wanted to be a teacher. In fact, she didn’t know what her major would be at all. And upon graduating with an English degree, she entered the corporate world, not education. But, the recent English Educator of the Year and Teacher of the Year...Read More
May 31, 2019
Bell Tower
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. Rockhurst University is one of 27 Catholic, Jesuit universities in the United States. It challenges students to become leaders...Read More
May 28, 2019
Meaghan Fanning
A story about how her college search led her to Rockhurst says a lot about who Meaghan Fanning, ’12, is as a person. She was undecided — interested in a number of different institutions but not sure about any of them. Then she saw the bell tower and its inscription from the Rev. Peter Hans...Read More
May 24, 2019
Rockhurst University's president and the Irish Ambassador to the U.S.
The students might be gone for the summer, and the campus looks a lot different, but for Daniel Mulhall, every step across campus is a reminder of his bustling summer in 1974. That was the year Mulhall, now Ireland’s ambassador to the U.S., first came to America while he was a college student in...Read More
May 21, 2019
Student celebrating at Commencement
The years spent in college are ones of change, of learning new things, of taking new chances, and of earning new perspectives on life as well as new skills for the resume. Saturday’s commencement ceremony was a chance to showcase the varied transformations that have taken place for the close to 700...Read More
May 13, 2019
A graduate following the commencement ceremony
No matter the disciplines, the destination, or the route they took to get here, close to 700 students will end this week as alumni of Rockhurst University following our annual commencement activities. Here are the stories of just a few — congratulations to every graduate! Kori Hines, English Kori...Read More
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