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Woman speaking on stage at the Meet the Makers event

Meet the Makers! Showcases Four of Kansas City’s Dreamers and Doers

February 21, 2020
Being a “maker” is often understood as making things. But to hear the four guests of Thursday’s Meet the Makers! event tell it, it’s about so much more. The fourth annual speakers event sponsored the by Rockhurst University Young Alumni Council, Meet the Makers! handed the stage to four individuals from Kansas City’s entrepreneurial and creative ecosystem for an evening of TED Talks-style presentations, afterward hosting a reception featuring even more of Kansas City's leading makers. Mary Nguyen, co-owner of Betty Rae’s Ice Cream along with her husband, said in some regards the couple’s success stems from a basic premise...
Phone screen with Sanvello app opened
February 20, 2020
Late last semester, Rockhurst University’s Counseling Center unveiled a new tool in the effort to provide mental health care to members of the campus community. Sanvello is a mobile app now available on Android and iOS operating systems free to anyone in the campus community who signs up using their Rockhurst email address. For users, who start by building a...
Sgt. Henry Johnson
February 14, 2020
Across the U.S., communities and historians take time in February to celebrate the contributions of African-Americans as part of the fabric of the national identity. Through research, publications and social media, these students and faculty at Rockhurst University are telling those stories in unique ways. To freshman Jerrit Payton, black history is a subject to be shared with all people,...
Finucane Student Service Project
January 31, 2020
Rockhurst University has earned the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching , recognizing ongoing work establishing meaningful connections between learning and teaching and the community of which the University is a part. The announcement...
Rock E. Hawk posing in front of a sign
January 30, 2020
There’s something in the air in Kansas City. It seems like everyone is dressed in red and yellow, and there’s a palpable sense of anticipation as this Sunday’s Super Bowl featuring the hometown Chiefs grows near. And the Rockhurst campus...
Fr. Luke Byrne
January 29, 2020
Rockhurst University is mourning the death of the Rev. Luke Byrne, S.J., a longtime member of the Jesuit community here and former University chaplain. Fr. Byrne died Jan. 27, in St. Louis. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, he entered...
Women speaking at a panel discussion
January 28, 2020
Four women from a variety of backgrounds with one core thing in common – the influence of Jesuit education – came together for a panel...
Campus bell tower
January 21, 2020
Recognizing five decades since the institution went co-ed and the contributions of women throughout its history, Rockhurst University will award its Rashford-Lyon Award for Leadership...
Fr. Curran holding a copy of a book
January 13, 2020
Resolve to read more this year? We’ve got you covered. Starting Jan. 13, the Center for Arts and Letters at Rockhurst University will be giving...
photo of RU bell tower
January 7, 2020
Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or...