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Family and Alumni Weekend Join us for a carnival-style tailgate, soccer, the Hopkins Skip and Run 5k, reunions and more.

Business of Beer Learn about the business side of the brew from Martin Stack, Ph.D., from the Helzberg School of Management, while sipping a cold one.

Breakfast With Chris Lowney Rockhurst University and the Jesuit Friends and Alumni Network present Chris Lowney, author and speaker, on ethical leadership.

RU Leadership Series Joe Montana joins our annual event to talk leadership on and off the field.

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First-Ever St. Louis Leadership Series to Feature Olympic Track and Field Legend


ackie Joyner-Kersee, one of the world’s most decorated female athletes and a St. Louis-area native, will be the inaugural guest of Rockhurst University’s St. Louis Leadership Series, scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis. She will be joined by longtime St. Louis TV and radio sports personality Frank Cusumano for the presentation, “Leadership and Perseverance.” Kersee was the dominant force on the track and field circuit for 16 years, earning three gold, one silver and two bronze medals across four different Olympic games. She helped establish the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Youth Center Foundation in her hometown of East St. Louis, Illinois, and is a national advocate for healthful eating and lifestyles. Also during the luncheon, the University will recognize Scott and Kathleen Hummel, ’86, founders of Our Little Haven, with the Magis Award, given to a Rockhurst community member from St. Louis who exemplifies the Jesuit core value of magis, or “more.” The University will also recognize the winner of the Faber Young Alumni Award, Samantha Whited Fechter, ’09, for her leadership, service and a commitment to the Rockhurst University mission.

RETRO ROCKHURST Times change, and so do student fitness routines. While today’s students might enjoy a yoga session, these courts behind Bourke Field were a popular spot in the 1950s for handball games.

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