The top stories from past AlumWire e-newsletters are shown below. Click on an issue date to view the complete issue.


AlumWire July 2017


A LOOK BACK AT 2016-2017
Take a quick look back at the recently completed academic year, highlighted by expanding health care partnerships, campus dialogue on critical societal issues, expanded opportunities for global engagement, and continued recognition of our talented students.

AlumWire June 2017


BIOGRAPHY OF A SAINT?
Somewhere in the Vatican right now resides one of the latest research contributions of Creighton University Fr. Henry W. Casper, SJ Professor in History Heather Fryer, PhD (pictured above) – a biography that’s part of a process that could lead to sainthood for a famous Omaha priest.

AlumWire May 2017


COMMENCEMENT SURPRISE
After walking across the stage at May commencement, dental graduate Theresa Rawalt was happily surprised when former patient Kenny “Bowtie” Oyer greeted her backstage to offer his congratulations and well-wishes. Oyer called Rawalt “one of the bright lights in my life.” Her dental work has allowed Oyer to continue his love of playing the clarinet.

AlumWire April 2017


AWARD-WINNING NIGHT
In a first for the University, a Creighton theater production has received national honors from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Creighton’s winter musical production, the opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” was selected for three national awards: Distinguished Ensemble of a Play or Musical, Distinguished Director of a Musical (M. Michele Phillips) and Distinguished Performance by an Actress in a Musical (Creighton junior Natalie Hanson).

AlumWire March 2017

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JOIN IN THE 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 4-7 at Al McGuire Center in Milwaukee, Wis. The men’s tournament will be held March 8-11 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

AlumWire February 2017

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A BOLD VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Creighton University President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, offered his vision for the University during the annual Founders Day Convocation Address this past week. In front of a full auditorium, Fr. Hendrickson highlighted the University’s academic, intercultural, sustainability and athletic achievements, and keyed on Creighton’s strategic aims and campus growth.




AlumWire January 2017

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HONORING DR. KING’S LEGACY
Creighton University will host a variety of events Jan. 16 to 19 to celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Activities will include a recognition and awards ceremony on Jan. 16 and a Unity Prayer Luncheon on Jan. 18. Heartland Family Service and My Sister’s Keeper, an Omaha-based breast cancer education, advocacy and support group for African-American women, will be presented with the President’s Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award. The Rev. Portia A. Cavitt, pastor of Clair Memorial United Methodist Church, will be honored with the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award.




AlumWire December 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.