Past Headlines

February 13, 2018
Student speaks at the RU First reception
This week marks the launch of a new effort at Rockhurst University hoping to put the spotlight on a group of students who rarely see it. First-generation students are a growing part of the University’s student population, but one would not likely notice by just looking around — first-generation...Read More
February 13, 2018
Natalie Berigan and Ethan Kuster celebrate their engagement on campus
Ethan Kuster, ’14, ’17 DPT, and Natalie Berigan, ’15, ’17 MBA, are sure that they met as students at Rockhurst. Other details are a little fuzzier. “I say we met in humanities class,” Kuster said. “She was shooting some googly eyes at a guy next to me. I thought she was sending them my way and made...Read More
February 10, 2018
Students working in a lab
The study of the role our unique microbiomes play in human health has become an emerging field in biology over the last several years. But humans aren’t the only ones with microbial “fingerprints” that play a part in their everyday functioning — plants and trees are also rich with a diverse array...Read More
February 6, 2018
Patricia Clery Miller
As part of its 2018 Leadership Series luncheon on Thursday, April 5, Rockhurst University will award its Rashford-Lyon Award for Leadership and Ethics to Patricia Cleary Miller, Ph.D., a professor emerita of English and a longtime figure in Kansas City’s arts and philanthropic communities. Miller,...Read More
January 19, 2018
Student modeling a Love Your Melon beanie
Each year, 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer, and Love Your Melon strives to connect with all of them through specially made beanies, hospital visits, and with college campus crews in communities all across America. Rockhurst University joined the program in fall 2017 with a crew led by...Read More
January 16, 2018
Campus bell tower
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above.Read More
January 15, 2018
Volunteer sorting shelves during the MLK day of service
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is more than a historical figure worthy of a statue. His actions have become the foundation of modern American life. His words, invoking the inherent dignity owed all human beings, still speak true. So while 2018 marks 50 years since King’s life and mission was cut short...Read More
January 2, 2018
Luke Beckett, '15, and his wife in the hospital
As a Rockhurst University sophomore in 2012, Luke Beckett, ’15, didn’t think much about giving his cheek a quick swab as part of an on-campus bone marrow registry drive sponsored by international organization DKMS and organized by an alumnus, John Murry , ’55, in the Massman Gallery. It took less...Read More
December 18, 2017
STEAM Studio celebrates newest project
This Wednesday, STEAM Studio was buzzing a little more than normal. It’s not unusual to find young students whizzing from station to station around the Westport office of architectural firm Gould Evans, the headquarters for STEAM Studio, working on projects ranging from fashion design to...Read More
December 14, 2017
Students working at computers
Say it’s a Tuesday. Clear skies but chilly. Team’s in first place. Can you predict how many people will show up before the game even starts? That was the question before the business intelligence course taught by Xuan Pham, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and analytics, and...Read More