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Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences to Become Part of Rockhurst University

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 by the Higher Learning Commission and other regulatory bodies—will significantly expand the University’s ability to meet the growing need for health-care professionals throughout the region. Through the newly named Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences at Rockhurst University, Rockhurst will...
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 scores have been looked at as one of the major factors in determining college readiness. As a result, success on...
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 and two others with awards
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 undecided — interested in a number of different institutions but not sure about any of...
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...
Mariana Valles
May 8, 2019
Mariana Valles doesn’t remember much about the time before she lived in Belton, Missouri. That makes sense — she was 4 years old when her...