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Rockhurst University Announces Spring 2019 Dean’s List

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 challenges students to become leaders while providing a supportive environment for intellectual and personal growth. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Rockhurst among the top Midwest Regional Universities . It has held the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching since 2010. The following students earned a place on the list: Caroline Adams Salvador...
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 them. Then she saw the bell tower and its inscription from the Rev. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., calling on Jesuit...
Irish Ambassador to the U.S. Dan Mulhall during a visit to campus
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 reminder of his bustling summer in 1974. That was the year Mulhall, now Ireland’s ambassador to the U.S., first came to America while he was a college student in Ireland on a J-1 summer work...
Students at the 2019 Commencement ceremony
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 well as new skills for the resume. Saturday’s commencement ceremony was a chance to showcase...
View from 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 Rockhurst University following our annual commencement activities. Here are the stories of just a few...
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 mother and father brought her sister and herself from Chihuahua, Mexico. She said she remembers...
Peter Vermes speaks at a Young Alumni Council event
May 1, 2019
In 2011, the organization now known as Sporting Kansas City went through a series of transformations, from where the MLS franchise played to its underlying...
David Walter and his cast and crew during a film shoot
April 25, 2019
Right before the start of the fall 2018 semester, junior David Walter crammed somewhere around a hundred people into his Kansas City home, all crowded...
Students at a pep rally
April 23, 2019
The Rockhurst University community includes more than 20,000 alumni, approximately 3,000 current students, and hundreds of faculty and staff members. In other words, hosting a...
Mayor Sly James and RU employee Thomas Diggs
April 18, 2019
Before March 15, Rockhurst University IT Support Specialist Thomas Diggs said, he stuck to a routine, grabbing the bus to work in Rockhurst’s Computer Services...