Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Transfer and Improve Your Credit

Credit card companies are always offering introductory rates and enticing offers with low APRs. At Rockhurst University you can transfer credits and improve your overall academic credits by taking upper level college courses, as well as work on a better GPA. And there’s no deceiving introductory rate! Many of the courses that you might have taken at a 2 year community college in history, math, art, theatre, communications, music, English or world lit, Spanish, French, German, chemistry, biology, physics, psychology, sociology, political science, global studies, and economics transfer right in as equivalents to our Core curriculum. You can transfer in lots of credit hours and later market yourself better by graduating with a degree from Rockhurst. Reputation counts.

A liberal arts education from Rockhurst University in the Jesuit tradition can round out the course work you’ve already done and provide a Rock solid foundation for life in the real world of the market place, inter-personal relations, and service. The Rockhurst experience is based on Learning, Leadership, and Service in the Jesuit tradition. We don’t just teach you information; we form you as a whole person by challenging you to grow in multiple areas. You, then, in turn can transform lives, rising above the ordinary humdrum and rat race. Education is more than just jumping through the hoops. It can be a fun experience of playing with the “hula-hoops” of ideas and strategies. So break out of the dog eat dog world of jumping through hoops, and get down . . . to RU.

Who cares what’s in your wallet. What’s in your portfolio?

Transfer Day is July 11th. http://www.rockhurst.edu/admission/events/transfer_openhouse/index.asp

Friday, June 20, 2008

Rockhurst Night Life

What you mean by Rockhurst Night Life, especially during the summer, is probably not what I mean. Not that I’m against “night life,” it’s just that Rockhurst University offers a wide assortment of night classes that are appealing for people who hold day jobs, might need to squeeze in an extra course or meet pre-reqs. Of course, these can also be done by taking day-time summer courses, but throughout the year Rockhurst offers night courses to fit peoples’ schedules.

Right now I’m teaching a course from 5:30 to 9:30 and it’s not as bad as I thought it might be. I haven’t taught a night class in ages. But the people are dedicated and engaged in the material. Night classes also cost less, so there’s an incentive for ya! Those in the regular, as well as accelerated, Nursing Program are thankful for these night offerings. Also in my class are several people who hold positions in businesses. Our MBA program is a good one as well.

Second summer session classes start July 7th and we have night classes in: Communication Disorders, Communications, Education, Paralegal Studies, Psychology, and Theology. Of course there’s always Fall as well! It’s not too late to register for 2nd Summer Session classes or Fall.

So why not check out what type of stimulating “night life” Rockhurst has to offer?



Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Boys of Summer

Summer is just around the corner and of course the boys of summer are out in full force. A former student of mine, Ryan Morgan, who just ended his junior year, was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 26th round on June 6th. He was the 775th overall pick. Ryan signed a contract with the Royals this past Monday (9th)—of which I get a handsome cut—I wish! Kudos Ryan!

Ryan’s a great guy and a superb athlete. I had Morgan in my TH 3000 class, and he was a hard worker. He’s not a wunderkind, all brains and brawn, but he’s a disciplined hard worker. Like other students, he would meet with me one on one to make sure he understood the essays and class material. He was determined to earn an A in my class, and with hard work he did just that. Keep in mind he was juggling baseball, other classes, and extra curricular activities.

At Rockhurst University we are dedicated to developing the whole person. The Jesuits call it cura personalis. We also stress magis, striving for excellence, empowering a person to excel to the best of their God-given talents. Not everybody can be a Ryan Morgan. But everybody has their own special gifts and with hard work, discipline, and determination you can realize your dreams. The faculty at Rockhurst are here to draw forth the latent gifts and talents of students and empower them to make their dreams come true.

Ryan’s love is baseball and his dream was to pitch in the major leagues. Ryan hails from St. Louis, MO and as a junior he posted a 3-4 record with a 3.89 ERA while striking at 74 hitters on 69.1 innings this past season. During his three seasons at Rockhurst University he ended with a 10-11 record and a 3.67 ERA. Ryan struck out 205 batters and issued 94 walks in 218 innings.

In a Rockhurst interview Ryan noted, “I had a feeling I would be drafted by the Royals. I had a good day at their tryout camp. It seemed like they were high on me.” Morgan also made a big impression on the St. Louis Cardinals at their tryouts with his fastball clocking between 92 and 94 mph.

He’s the fifth player to be drafted during the 14 year tenure of head coach Gary Burns. We have a good athletic program at Rockhurst University that stresses academic achievement. Check us out. http://www.rockhurst.edu/ru_athletics/index.asp