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October 10, 2017
Students in a physical therapy lab
Rockhurst University’s leaders are committed to “Building a Home for All.” But they can’t do it alone. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 10, students, faculty, staff and contract employees at Rockhurst and students at Research College of Nursing are being asked to take a 15-30-minute survey online at www...Read More
September 26, 2017
An alumni awards trophy
Four Rockhurst University alumni will be honored for their achievements in their professional lives and their contributions to their communities during the annual alumni awards luncheon, part of the University’s Family and Alumni Weekend activities, scheduled for noon on Saturday, Sept. 30, in the...Read More
September 25, 2017
RU student Maggie Cain and some of her students
After her summer internship, Rockhurst University senior Maggie Cain has a lot to add to her resume. An elementary education and Spanish major, the St. Louis native was already learning all about pedagogy and curriculum and a host of other important concepts with multisyllabic names. But being able...Read More
September 13, 2017
RU Sophomore Stephanie Lopez with the diapers she donated to Hurricane Harvey victims
When Hurricane Harvey hit, Rockhurst University sophomore Stephanie Lopez knew she wanted to help out however she could. While the rains and flooding did not directly affect Lopez’s immediate family in Dallas, she said has relatives in both Houston and Corpus Christi, where Harvey made landfall. “I...Read More
September 12, 2017
Students working on a group project
Rockhurst University moved up several spots, as did several undergraduate programs in the Helzberg School of Management, in the U.S. News and World Report ’s 2018 Best Colleges listings. The University was ranked No. 11 among Midwest regional universities, the highest ranked institution in the...Read More
September 5, 2017
Rockhurst Bell Tower
Rockhurst University President the Rev. Thomas B. Curran, S.J., released the following statement today about the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program: “As a Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher learning we are invited to accompany the most vulnerable among us. Our...Read More
September 4, 2017
Fr. Brian Frain on campus
One of the distinguishing features of the early Society of Jesus, and something that continues to distinguish its members, is its global perspective. Early Jesuits traveled across the globe, to places like China, as both spiritual and intellectual missionaries. For many Jesuits today, following...Read More
August 31, 2017
Students with Fr. Curran and Mayor Sly James
The 33 rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, was no stranger to the Rockhurst University campus. He wasn’t an alumnus — though he was reportedly once in conversations to join the faculty following his presidency, in the days before presidential pensions — but during World War I, then-...Read More
August 27, 2017
Rick Sullivan and his wife, Susan
On Saturday night, Rockhurst University honored two St. Louis-area alumni for their contributions to the good of their communities and beyond during the annual Magis Award ceremony in St. Louis, Missouri. Richard T. Sullivan Jr., ’73, the appointed CEO of St. Louis Public Schools since 2007,...Read More
August 21, 2017
Student works during 2017 Finucane Service Project
For those coming to Rockhurst University as first-time students, there are plenty of new traditions to learn. And one tradition that has stood the test of time is the Finucane Service Project. Now in its 25 th year, the project sends hundreds of new students, as well as faculty, staff and community...Read More

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