Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pizza with Pizzazz

Last night our Department of Theology & Religious Studies had its social pizza party for prospective majors and minors. It’s that time of year when lots of departments promote themselves. As of last we possibly gained five new majors who now have to do the paper work and officially declare. Presently, we have 14 officially declared majors and 50 minors.

Many of our majors have a double major. One new one candidate, is even trying to do a quadruple major! At Rockhurst University because we run a Liberal Arts College it’s easy to graduate with a double major.

This time of year is also when we promote our Honor Societies. There are lots of groups to join.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

My Oh Maya 2012

Perhaps you’ve heard the hype that the Mayan Calendar “predicts” the end of the world in 2012. Well, the actuality is some non-Mayan thinkers influenced by Western civilization are foisting their worldview and presumptions upon a culture which entertained no such thoughts. In fact, the Mayan Calendar in actuality “talks” about the date 4772, long past the supposed apocalyptic end of the world (2012) as interpreted by some Western speculators. See this link.

One of the things we do at Rockhurst University is require our students to take a Global Perspectives Requirement which immerses them in a non-American cultural perspective. It is essential that students recognize the danger of presuming everyone thinks like they do and holds to the same worldviews and ideologies. Healthy international dialogue, exchange, and global peace cannot exist if various parties fail to understand where the other is coming from, and what actual differences do exist, rather than supposed agreements and/or disagreements.

Rockhurst University supports a strong international perspective in courses as diverse as biology, economics, psychology, history, music, political science, business, english, management, and theology just to name a few. Check us out: