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Senior Mary Strecker on a dock during an internship

Student Gets Hands-On Research Experience In Smithsonian Summer Internship

August 23, 2019
Despite being landlocked in Kansas, senior Mary Strecker, a biology major and environmental studies minor, has long had her mind on the ocean. More specifically, she said, acidification of the world’s oceans caused by increased carbon dioxide levels and its effects on those ecosystems. It started in high school, and Strecker said she even wrote a proposal for a study on the topic in an introduction to research course at Rockhurst . “I could just not read enough about this important issue,” she said. So when the time came to find an internship for this past summer, Strecker was drawn...
Rockhurst University exterior
July 31, 2019
Two of the Kansas City area’s most respected names in health-sciences education have announced their intent to join forces under an affiliation agreement being signed by Rockhurst University and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City whereby the Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences would become part of the University. The proposed formal transaction—which is subject to approval early next year...
Therapists and children at Ability KC
July 30, 2019
Through the tunnel. Pick out a hat. Return to the tunnel. Repeat, this time with socks. That was the game – and the challenge — for a group of children participating in summer therapy programs at Ability KC, an organization that provides medical, therapeutic and educational services for children and adults with disabilities. It all sounds like fun and games...
Student in classroom
July 15, 2019
This week Rockhurst University joins a growing number of its peers in higher education by moving away from an emphasis on standardized test scores and instead adopting a “test optional” standard for applicants. In the past, ACT and SAT test...
Maggie Schuh, '07
June 20, 2019
Maggie Schuh, ’07, didn’t come to Rockhurst knowing she wanted to be a teacher. In fact, she didn’t know what her major would be at all. And upon graduating with an English degree, she entered the corporate world, not education...
Rockhurst Bell Tower
May 31, 2019
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. Rockhurst University is one of 27 Catholic, Jesuit universities in the United States. It...
Meaghan Fanning
May 28, 2019
A story about how her college search led her to Rockhurst says a lot about who Meaghan Fanning, ’12, is as a person. She was...
Rockhurst University's president and the Irish Ambassador to the U.S.
May 24, 2019
The students might be gone for the summer, and the campus looks a lot different, but for Daniel Mulhall, every step across campus is a...
Student celebrating at Commencement
May 21, 2019
The years spent in college are ones of change, of learning new things, of taking new chances, and of earning new perspectives on life as...
A graduate following the commencement ceremony
May 13, 2019
No matter the disciplines, the destination, or the route they took to get here, close to 700 students will end this week as alumni of...