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Cardinal Peter Turkson speaks at Rockhurst University

Catholic Cardinal Speaks to the Plight of Refugees as Visiting Scholar

January 18, 2019
The guest of the Visiting Scholar Lecture Series on Thursday, Cardinal Peter Turkson, said the issues facing refugees are many. But perhaps one of the largest hindrances to an effective global response to the ongoing crisis is not a lack of resources. “The plight of the refugee is essentially a lack of recognition,” Cardinal Turkson said. Since named its first prefect by Pope Francis in 2016, Cardinal Turkson has led the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, a unification of four different pontifical councils formed after the Second Vatican Council with common goals to call attention to...
Conway Hall exterior
January 14, 2019
An undergraduate and a graduate degree in five years. Real-life career connections, internships, and an international experience. The Helzberg School of Management’s newest program fits a whole lot of education in a short amount of time. The Dean’s Scholar Program , scheduled to begin in the fall 2019 semester, is tailored for students who might want to pursue a master’s...
The Rockhurst bell tower
January 4, 2019
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. The following students were named to the list: Caroline Adams Salvador Aguirre Rebecca Ahlheim Mara Akers Amber Akin Shereen Al-Saoudi Alexandra Allen Jack Alsbach Anthony Altobella Joseph Alvey Iman Aly Kathleen Anderson Marianna Anderson...
Prosperity Center staff teaching a budgeting class
December 31, 2018
The end of a calendar year is always a good time to stop and reflect on accomplishments and look forward to the future. In the midst of its fifth year — and as 2018 ticks to 2019 — it’s clear...
Students working at computers
December 21, 2018
For so many students at all levels, mental illness is a daily struggle affecting all aspects of their lives. A Rockhurst University faculty member and an alumnus have recently teamed up to do something about it. Risa Stein, Ph.D., University...
Students gardening near campus
December 20, 2018
Hang around Rockhurst long enough and you'll hear the phrase “making God’s good world better” as a goal for any endeavour. And starting next fall, a new housing option will be built around just that. The University announced this week...
Cheerleaders performing at a soccer game
December 4, 2018
It’s time to expand the roster — new athletics programs are coming to Rockhurst University next fall. Rockhurst University Athletics announced this week that men’s...
Tom McCullough and Tom McDonnell
November 27, 2018
Rockhurst University will honor two of Kansas City’s outstanding business and civic leaders with the annual Rashford-Lyon Award for Leadership and Ethics, part of the...
A couple holding hands
November 13, 2018
For years, before Rockhurst University and Avila University both went co-ed in 1969 and Avila moved its campus from 55 th and Main streets to...
Tim McDonald, Ph.D., talks to a guest
November 2, 2018
Timothy McDonald, Ph.D., Rockhurst professor of music, is no stranger to the airwaves. For approximately eight years, McDonald hosted a classical music show on now-defunct...