Past Headlines

May 2, 2018
Jennifer Friend, Ph.D., at the STEAM Studio luncheon
With its quiet atmosphere and stacks of source materials, the bottom floor of the Greenlease Library is a great place to study or do research. But it doesn’t necessarily strike one as a state-of-the-art design thinking and learning lab — yet. Starting this summer, that section of the University’s...Read More
April 27, 2018
DPT student Brooklyn Swantek after finishing the Boston Marathon
It’s not easy to run a marathon, everybody knows that. And the Boston Marathon, which draws thousands of contestants from every corner of the globe, is one of the most high-profile annual running events in the world. Add to that cold, rainy conditions (don’t forget the hail). It’s not necessarily a...Read More
April 18, 2018
Student views a poster on display at FOSA
Each year, Rockhurst University celebrates the amazing work of undergraduate and graduate students during the one-day Festival of Student Achievement, scheduled for Friday, April 20. Through performances, awards, presentations and posters, student work from every corner of the University is...Read More
April 9, 2018
Elizabeth Barnett
It’s been 35 years since Robert Stewart launched what has become a nationally renowned showcase for poetry in Kansas City. In 1983, the idea that Stewart said he pitched was simple — provide a showcase at Rockhurst University for the best poets from around the Midwest region. “I quickly ran out of...Read More
April 6, 2018
Caroline Kennedy
It might seem static, but history is never far away, said former U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. Kennedy, the featured guest of the sixth Rockhurst University Leadership Series luncheon, presented with CommunityAmerica Credit Union, on Thursday, April 5, said in her keynote address to a sold-out...Read More
April 6, 2018
Patricia Cleary Miller Receiving the Rashford-Lyon Award
Whether it’s helping with a million-dollar fundraising campaign or bringing to life works of classical drama in the classroom, Patricia Cleary Miller, Ph.D., professor emerita of English at Rockhurst University, has long been a visible leader in the arts and humanities. Miller was honored for her...Read More
April 3, 2018
Students and faculty at the Great Plains Psychology Convention
Five different student projects from Rockhurst University took prizes for research into everything from the origins of language to student-athlete mindfulness to unconscious bias in perceptions of the police at the most recent Great Plains Student Psychology Convention in Topeka, Kansas, last month...Read More
March 27, 2018
Conway Hall exterior
As Tax Day inches closer, plenty of people in the Kansas City area can rest a little easier. Students from the Helzberg School of Management recently volunteered their time at Kansas City’s Operation Breakthrough, an early childhood education and resource center serving Kansas City’s families in...Read More
March 20, 2018
Helzberg classroom
Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University offerings earned recognition among the top programs in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report ’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools list, released Tuesday. The Helzberg School’s rankings improved in three categories, representing...Read More
March 1, 2018
Audrey Masoner, '00, speaks at Meet the Makers
A children’s book author, a “T-shirt guy,” a storeowner and marketing guru, and an internationally recognized chef. They come from different perspectives and backgrounds, and they focus on very different things, but it quickly became clear the lineup at Wednesday’s Meet the Makers event, sponsored...Read More