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Van Ackeren, Maurice ...
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September 29-october 5...
2001 Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards
Photos and article about the winners of the 2001 Allied Arts and Craftsmanship Awards of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, including the Valencia Place dome, the Rockhurst...
A Mayor For All People
July 18, 2008
Article profiles Blue Springs, Mo. mayor Carson Ross, the first African American to hold that office. Prior to being elected mayor, Ross, a Republican, served for eight years on the Blue Springs City Council...
A World of Verse in Kansas City
October 21, 2012
Article describes the 30th Midwest Poets Series to be held at Rockhurst University. Robert Stewart is interviewed and discusses his organization of the event in 1983 as well as ongoing preparations for...
Artist Takes Bite Out of Hunger
November 19, 2009
Review of artist Jennifer Boe's "How to Cook a Wolf" exhibition at Rockhurst University's Greenlease Gallery. Boe uses several mediums and themes of hunger and meat cuts "to relate a narrative about confronting...
Biography of Harry Wiggins (1932-2004), Lawyer and Legislator
Biography of Phillip Curls (1942-2007), Legislator and Political Activist
Biography of Rebecca Jaramillo (1939-2005), Advocate for Equal Rights
Biography of the Greenlease Family--Robert Greenlease (1882-1969); Virginia Greenlease (1909-2001); and Bobby Greenlease (1947-1953)
Called to Account
November 1, 1986
Photos and biographical article about Reverend Maurice Van Ackeren, 75-year-old chancellor and former president of Rockhurst College on 51st Street in Kansas City, known for his money-raising and political...
Chu Strikes Just the Right Note For the Arts and Business
September 29-October 5, 2006
Profile of Jane Chu, incoming CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. She has degrees in piano performance and music education as well as a MBA from Rockhurst University and is persuing a doctorate...
Close Up: Father Van Ackeren--Rockhurst College's Alter Ego
April 17, 1975
Photo and biographical article about Reverend Maurice Van Ackeren, 63-year-old president of Rockhurst College since 1951 (then only composed of three buildings on its campus on Troost Avenue) and a native...
Earth and Sky
May 11, 2010
Pictures and article about Kansas City ceramic artist Linda Lighton and her exhibit, "Luminous," of 70 porcelain chandeliers at Rockhurst University's Greenlease Gallery.
Educator Is Named Rockhurst President
March 7, 2006
The Rev. Thomas B. Curran was named Rockhurst's 14th president. A Catholic priest, Rev. Curran is the first non-Jesuit to lead the university. His former position was associate vice president for university...
Hope Builds Along Troost
April 30, 2013
Article reports on recent revitalization and diversification efforts happening along Troost Avenue, which has represented "Kansas City's racial dividing line" since the 1960s. Several businesses and business...
Maurice Van Ackeren
Photos and information on Father Maurice Van Ackeren, chancellor of Rockhurst College and a Jesuit priest in the 1980s.
More Than Just a Parking Garage Going Up at Rockhurst
March 2, 2011
Article about the parking garage planned for Rockhurst University at the corner of Rockhurst Road and Troost Avenue. Efforts are being made by Rockhurst officials to "make it not look like a parking garage"...
Old and New at Rockhurst's Greenlease Gallery
Discusses the new building housing the Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University.
On an Educational Quest
Article describing metro area higher education institutions and their offerings to students.
Phillip Curls: A Political Icon
May 11-May 17, 2007
Article profiling the life and career of Phillip Curls, who served multiple terms in the Missouri House of Representatives and Missouri Senate. A Kansas City native, Senator Curls graduated from De LaSalle...
Professionals Turn Professors: Why Do They Do It?
Motivations behind teaching careers of erstwhile or former successful professionals, notably at Rockhurst College.
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