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AlumWire December 2016


CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS

We have enjoyed abundant blessings at Creighton University this semester. The commitment and support of our faculty, staff, students, alumni, benefactors, and others continue to propel us forward in significant ways. A new dental building and University medical campus are on the horizon, and will allow us to further serve the community and our health sciences students. Our new Creighton Global Initiative has had great impact and success, supporting 30 projects in its first year. U.S. News & World Report named Creighton one of the 2017 Best Global Universities. Our student-athletes continue to excel in competition and in the classroom. And that just scratches the surface. I am grateful to you, our alumni, for your passion for this great University. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

-- Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ




AlumWire November 2016


OPUS PRIZE CEREMONY

In partnership with Creighton University, the Opus Prize, the world’s most prestigious faith-based humanitarian award, will be presented during a ceremony at the Holland Center in Omaha on Nov. 17. The prize carries a $1 million award for the winner and $100,000 awards for the two additional nominees. Complimentary tickets are available. The ceremony will also be shown live online here.



AlumWire October 2016


Outstanding Alumni

Alumni from each of Creighton’s nine schools and colleges were honored with Alumni Merit Awards during Homecoming celebrations in September. Recipients of the award have distinguished themselves through service to the University and to their communities in ways that are reflective of Creighton’s mission and values.



AlumWire September 2016


HOMECOMING 2016: LAST CALL

Homecoming for alumni, families and friends is a Creighton tradition. It’s an ideal time to tour campus, see old friends, visit with current students and favorite faculty members and, of course, cheer on the Bluejays. More than 100 events are planned, so register today, stock up on your white-and-blue apparel, and come home to Creighton. You don’t want to miss out on the weekend of a lifetime!



AlumWire July 2016


ACADEMIC YEAR SNAPSHOT

One year has passed since the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, arrived on campus to assume the role of president of Creighton University. He shares his reflections on his inaugural year in the latest issue of Creighton University Magazine. University Communications and Marketing also developed a video highlighting Fr. Hendrickson’s first year. Finally, for quick facts about the 2015-2016 academic year, check out our year in review.



AlumWire June 2016


ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT HONOR

George F. Haddix, Ph.D., MA’66, (pictured above with Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J.) was honored at May commencement with the 2016 Alumni Achievement Citation, the highest award given to an alumnus or alumna. Haddix is the retired chairman and CEO of PKWARE, Inc.



AlumWire May 2016


GLOBAL INITIATIVES FUNDED

Research programs, faculty development, student immersion experiences and scholarships are among the 30 proposals awarded nearly $1.5 million in funding through the new Creighton Global Initiative.




AlumWire April 2016


MATCH DAY FILLED WITH MAGICAL MOMENTS

Gryffindor … Slytherin … Hufflepuff? No, it’s on to the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio for fourth-year Creighton medical student Erika Price (above, right, with her fiancé, Matt Kuhn), who announced her residency at Creighton’s Match Day ceremony in March while wearing a costume “sorting hat” from the popular Harry Potter series.




AlumWire March 2016


BIG (EAST) FUN

Join the Alumni Association for all the exciting action and events at the BIG EAST Conference basketball tournaments. The women’s tournament takes place March 5-8 at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago. The men’s tournament will be held March 9-12 at Madison Square Garden in New York.




AlumWire February 2016


PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., delivered his first convocation address to the University community during Founders Week in February. He praised enrollment growth and strong programs and called for better diversity efforts and more global engagement.




AlumWire January 2016


IN DR. KING'S SPIRIT

Creighton University posthumously honored the Rev. Ty and Terri Schenzel of The Hope Center for Kids in Omaha and Frank Peak Jr., Ph.D., longtime director of Community Outreach Services at the Creighton University Medical Center, during its Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration. The University also recognized the Rev. T. Michael Williams, pastor at Risen Son Baptist Church in Omaha, with the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award.




AlumWire November 2014


GET IN THE GAME
Join the Creighton Alumni Association for men’s basketball pregame and special viewing events. The first event will be a game-viewing event in Lincoln, Neb., when the Bluejays travel to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday, Dec. 7. Creighton’s annual “Get Blue” alumni pregame event will be Saturday, Jan. 31, prior to the home game against Georgetown. Get the latest updates at Creighton Fan Central.