Past Headlines

December 20, 2018
Volunteers working in a garden
Hang around Rockhurst long enough and you'll hear the phrase “making God’s good world better” as a goal for any endeavor. And starting next fall, a new housing option will be built around just that. The University announced this week the establishment of two new housing options in the east wing of...Read More
December 4, 2018
Cheerleaders performing at a soccer game
It’s time to expand the roster — new athletics programs are coming to Rockhurst University next fall. Rockhurst University Athletics announced this week that men’s cross country, along with competitive cheer and dance, will be offered starting in fall 2019. They are the first new athletics programs...Read More
November 27, 2018
Tom McCullough and Tom McDonnell
Rockhurst University will honor two of Kansas City’s outstanding business and civic leaders with the annual Rashford-Lyon Award for Leadership and Ethics, part of the seventh annual Rockhurst University Leadership Series luncheon, featuring Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana, on March 26,...Read More
November 13, 2018
A couple holding hands
For years, before Rockhurst University and Avila University both went co-ed in 1969 and Avila moved its campus from 55 th and Main streets to south Kansas City, the two schools shared a unique bond. The all-female College of St. Teresa (now Avila) and the all-male Rockhurst were known as “brother-...Read More
November 2, 2018
Tim McDonald, Ph.D., talks to a guest
Timothy McDonald, Ph.D., Rockhurst professor of music, is no stranger to the airwaves. For approximately eight years, McDonald hosted a classical music show on now-defunct Kansas City radio station KXTR, interviewing guests ranging from superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Michael Stern, music director of...Read More
October 30, 2018
Bell tower inscription
Dear Companions of Rockhurst University, The recent demonstrations of hatred, rejection, violence, racism and murder in our nation have me recalling Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter from a Birmingham jail. He wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.... (W)hat affects one...Read More
October 25, 2018
Speaker talks to a class
For the seventh year in a row on Thursday, faculty in the Helzberg School of Management handed over their lecture schedules to business leaders from Kansas City and beyond as part of the annual Business Leadership and Ethics Day. Throughout the day, each class invites a speaker — many of them...Read More
October 23, 2018
Man working on math problem
A record-setting $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot lottery drawing has many across the United States dreaming of mansions, early retirement, or charitable donations. And that headline belies the odds that the vast majority of players emerge from the drawing with little more than a wallet that is $...Read More
October 15, 2018
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Rockhurst University will bring its showcase of national leadership across the state for the first-ever St. Louis Leadership Series luncheon, featuring Olympic gold medalist and hometown hero Jackie Joyner-Kersee speaking on “Leadership and Perseverance” in a conversation with longtime St. Louis...Read More
October 12, 2018
Randy Lopez and Chiefs Owner Clark Hunt
Randy Lopez, ’06, could have tossed the email in his spam folder. It purported to be from the Kansas City Chiefs, notifying him of an award he had won. It came on the day before he was scheduled to leave on vacation. Lopez, a program officer with the Wyandotte Health Foundation, wasn’t sure what to...Read More