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AlumWire September 2011

Creighton University

September 2011
Vol. 9 No. 2

The Creighton Pathway
new students, new tradition

More than a thousand new students, as well as academic and University leaders dressed in regalia, made a symbolic walk from St. John’s Church, the spiritual heart of campus, down the campus mall walkway to the Ryan Athletic Center and D.J. Sokol Arena as part of "The Creighton Pathway." Watch the video here.

Reminder: The presidential inauguration ceremonies for Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., are scheduled for Sept. 29 and 30. For more information on inaugural week activities, visit the president's website.

Alumni News

Creighton mascot Billy Bluejay is ready for Destination Creighton: Reunion Weekend 2011. Are you? Watch this entertaining video and get ready to join in the fun.

Destination Creighton REUNION SCHEDULES
Check out the Destination Creighton: Reunion Weekend 2011 schedules for the School of Medicine, School of Law, School of Dentistry, Graduate School and undergraduate schools and colleges and the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

Regional Alumni Clubs JOIN THE CLUB
Regional Alumni Clubs are gearing up for a great year of events in some of our most populated cities. Find a list of upcoming events here. If you don’t see an event in your city, but would like to host one, consider our Event in a Box.

St. John's Church Alumni directory
In preparation for a new Creighton alumni directory, Harris Connect will be contacting alumni over the next few months to verify and update contact and career information. Thank you for your participation. More information on the directory will be forthcoming.
In the spirit

Online Retreat A Retreat Invitation
Consider making Creighton’s Online Retreat, and, week by week, without a lot of extra time, start feeling the effects of finding intimacy with God in all things.
campus news

Feed the Spirit FEED THE SPIRIT
In celebration of the presidential inauguration of Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., the Creighton community, including alumni, are invited to donate food and money to assist area flood victims on Saturday, Oct. 1.
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Will Miles Clark Dentist turns 107
Will Miles Clark, DDS'29, loves Creighton so much that he held his 107th birthday party here. He burst into the Creighton fight song before the cake was cut. Read the World-Herald article | Watch Clark sing "The White and the Blue"

Washington Monthly Icon Top rankings
Washington Monthly ranked Creighton first among master's universities for contributions to the public good. The Princeton Review also listed Creighton as one of the top 376 colleges and universities in its annual college guide.
cu in the news

Littleton Alston sculptor profiled
Creighton sculptor Littleton Alston told an Omaha-World Herald columnist that art has always been his "magic carpet" --  capturing his attention at a young age. 
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Dental Program

Dental program featured
Creighton was featured in a story by the American Dental Association for connecting with Native American students through its summer enrichment program.
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Human tissue research
An upcoming conference hosted by Creighton's Center for Health Policy and Ethics looking at the ethics of human tissue research was featured in Newswise.
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bluejay athletics

Bluejay Jamboree Jamboree Seeks Items
The Creighton Athletic Department is looking for auction items for its annual Bluejay Jamboree E-Auction. Do you have something to donate? Visit and click "donate items."

Paul Silas Silas to be honored
Paul Silas, a three-time All-American basketball player at Creighton from 1961-64, is part of the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame class that will be honored in March.
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Creighton Soccer heading up in the polls
The Creighton men's soccer team climbed to No. 6 in the latest national coaches poll released by the NSCAA earlier this week. Get the latest on Creighton soccer:
Men | Women

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