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PT students teaching a lesson over Zoom

PT Project Puts Pain Management in Perspective for Younger Audience

November 19, 2020
Pain is a fact of life. It’s a lesson many of us learn early on, with tears the stimulus response accompanying a scrape or a bump on the head. But for many, pain is not simply temporary but a chronic or constant reality. And whatever form it takes, managing pain with medications often carries its own risks in the form of addiction. It’s with that in mind that Debbie Rico, PT, DPT, assistant professor of physical therapy , gave students in her professional leadership and development course a special assignment — design a lesson for middle-school age students about healthy...
Students in a lab
November 13, 2020
It can be hard for college students to leave their non-academic struggles at the classroom door, especially in a time of greater uncertainty or stress with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It is with that in mind that this month Rockhurst University became one of seven college campuses in the state piloting a program from the Missouri Department of Higher Education...
Rockhurst EMBA "Shark Tank" Project
November 13, 2020
Mark Cuban of ABC’s hit reality show “Shark Tank” tells potential entrepreneurs to “Find something you are good at and do what it takes to be great at it. We all have something special about us. The hard and exciting part is figuring out what it is."
Student Emma Barben and her grandmother on campus
November 6, 2020
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences becoming part of Rockhurst University means lots of new connections are being forged — between faculty and staff colleagues and students. For sophomore Emma Barben, it’s meant sharing a surprising new connection with her...
Tracy Rietzke talking to his players
October 23, 2020
With more than 80 years of service between them, Rockhurst men’s soccer coach Tony Tocco and former Rockhurst women’s volleyball coach Tracy Rietzke have already cementing their place as legends in the University’s athletics program. But in November, they will...
Myles Gartland teaching a class
October 14, 2020
A longtime member of the Helzberg School of Management ’s faculty and administrative leadership has been named the new dean of the College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis at Rockhurst University. The appointment of Myles Gartland, Ph.D., to oversee...
Carolina Cruz behind the anchor's desk
October 13, 2020
Members of the Rockhurst University community tuning into Kansas City’s morning news might see a familiar face — Carolina Cruz, ’16, recently came back to...
Campus and Pergola
September 30, 2020
Before coming to Rockhurst University, Carrie Spanton was at a crossroads — having grown up in the hospitality business, she went straight from high school...
Municipal Auditorium
September 17, 2020
It’s been a long time coming for the graduates of the Class of 2020, but on Saturday, they finally get their time to shine during...
Students smiling in classroom
September 14, 2020
Rockhurst University earned a spot as one of the Best Universities in the Midwest Region and one of the Best Values, among other categories, in...