Past Headlines

August 28, 2015
Best Value
The Rockhurst University experience has always meant a well-rounded Jesuit, liberal arts-based education that encourages students to grow and engage with their community. But graduating from Rockhurst also may lead to a higher starting salary – another indicator of the outstanding overall...Read More
August 13, 2015
Disabilities Are Not Drawbacks for Chemistry Student
Ashley Neybert, a Rockhurst senior about to enter her last semester as an undergraduate chemistry student, said it can be easy to let obstacles get in the way of goals. Every day, Neybert said she wakes up with multiple different disabilities, ranging from visual impairment to migraines exacerbated...Read More
July 31, 2015
Oscar Romero
In November 2014, the seven images painted by Mary Pimmel Freeman, ’07, of the victims of the 1989 massacre at a Jesuit school in El Salvador were easily found and seen. Used as emblems by the Ignatian Solidarity Network during the 25th anniversary of the killings of six Jesuit priests at the...Read More
July 1, 2015
Pedro Maligo, Ph.D.
Starting July 1, Pedro Maligo, Ph.D., will bring a career of experience in the classroom and as an academic administrator to his new position at the dean of Rockhurst University’s College of Arts and Sciences. As dean, Maligo will be responsible for a range of academic departments that...Read More
June 24, 2015
Fr. Raul Navarro and students
Rockhurst University is saddened to announce the death of the Rev. Raul Navarro, S.J., on June 23, 2015, in Cusco, Peru. He was 55 years old. Born in Mexico City and moving to New Orleans with his family at the age of 12, Fr. Navarro attended Redemptorist High School and earned a bachelor’s...Read More
June 18, 2015
Alta Vista Students Receive Hopkins Scholarships
Last month, two more students from Kansas City’s Alta Vista Charter School were named the latest recipients of a scholarship fund set up by Rockhurst University students to honor a high-school student killed near campus. Ondrea Lapadino and Elicia Reuscher were recognized during Alta Vista...Read More
June 9, 2015
Rockhurst University Students Lead Region in Latest CPA Exam Results
Rockhurst University is listed near the top of the nation and at the top of the region in terms of summary performance on the latest published CPA examination results, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. NASBA’s recently released 2014 Uniform CPA Examination...Read More
May 22, 2015
Rockhurst University Names New Head Basketball Coach
Rockhurst University Director of Athletics Gary Burns announced Thursday that Drew Diener of Cardinal Stritch University has been named head coach of the Hawks men's basketball program. “I’d like to thank Fr. Curran, Gary Burns, and the committee for giving me this opportunity,...Read More
May 21, 2015
Approximately 660 Students Graduate at 95th Commencement
On Saturday, May 16, approximately 660 students became the newest group of alumni in the Rockhurst University family as they walked across the stage at the 95th annual commencement ceremony at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium. Those receiving their degrees before friends, family and members...Read More
May 13, 2015
Meet the Class of 2015
The Class of 2015 The students who make up the class of 2015 represent a variety of backgrounds, experiences and talents. In honor of this week’s commencement activities, here are a few stories from the latest group of Hawks. Lynsey Riemann Born completely deaf in one ear, Lynsey Riemann of O...Read More