Parent Newsletter - January 2012

  January 2012

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PMED Video "Gone the Rainbow, Return the Dove" Video Our Voices Blog

What's PMED?

Learn more about this innovative program aimed at preparing students for medical school.

Original Play

Michael McCandless' "Gone the Rainbow, Return the Dove" debuts in February.

Our Voices

Read the latest reflections from Creighton's Eileen B. Lieben Center for Women. 

It's Time to Select Housing for 2012-13

Housing Recontracting
Throughout February and early March, current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors currently living on campus will begin making decisions about where and with whom they wish to live next fall. Students will be receiving information via their University e-mail accounts in the coming weeks.

Learn More | Webcast on Upperclass Housing

Career Fair Coming Soon

Career and Internship Fair
Creighton's Spring Career and Internship Fair is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Harper Center, Ahmanson Ballroom. All Creighton students are encouraged to attend. Students are asked to come prepared with their resumes and to dress professionally. The John P. Fahey Career Center offers these resources to help students successfully prepare for career fairs.

Considering Studying Abroad?

Studying Abroad
Study abroad proposals and Encuentro Dominicano applications for participation during summer 2012, fall 2012 and academic year 2012-2013 should be submitted to the Office of International Programs by March 1. To learn more, students are encouraged to attend the Study Abroad Fair on Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Skutt Student Center, Rooms 104 and 105. For more information, please contact Heather Torres or visit the Office of International Programs.

New Job-Search Tool Available

Check out the new job-search resource, CareerShift, offered free to students through Creighton's Career Center. Visit the Creighton Career Center website and click on the CareerShift icon at left. Students can use CareerShift to find a job, research companies, explore the job market and find contacts fast.

Mark Your Calendars: 2012 Commencement

2012 Commencement
The 2012 commencement ceremony will be Saturday, May 12, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha (formerly Qwest Center Omaha). Please remind your student that the application deadline is Feb. 13. Students apply to graduate through N.E.S.T. Additional information and future commencement dates can be found on the Registrar's website.

Winter Involvement Fair Feb. 1

Winter Involvement Fair Encourage your student to attend the Winter Involvement Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. Many of Creighton's more than 200 organizations will be represented and looking for new members. Students can also check out the list of student organizations online and find contact information.

Applying for Aid? Start with the FAFSA

Applying for Aid The first step to establish eligibility for all federal, state and institutional need-based student aid programs is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Processed FAFSA's received by Creighton by April 1 receive priority consideration. Creighton's Office of Financial Aid will contact students once the FAFSA is received if additional supporting documents are needed.

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Road Trip! Destination: Your Vocation

Roadtrip Nation
A group of 20 Creighton sophomores, juniors and seniors will set out to find their own road. Creighton's Office of Student Success is bringing a nationally recognized career discernment program, Roadtrip Nation, to campus this spring. The 12-week program includes a video project in which the students will interview individuals whose career, lifestyle and character inspire them.

Update Your Health Insurance Info

Update Your Health Insurance Info
Creighton's Center for Health and Counseling reminds students and their parents to revisit Creighton's insurance requirements. Many times, insurance carriers or policy numbers change on Jan. 1. Please make sure your student has the appropriate insurance card for 2012. Also, it's not too late to get a flu shot! The Mutual of Omaha Center for Health and Counseling offers free flu vaccinations by appointment. For more information, visit

Graduate or Professional School in Your Future?

Graduate or Professional School
Is your student considering continuing her or his education with graduate or professional school? The Career Center offers information to help students plan for graduate or professional school. It includes information on application procedures, admissions tests, scholarships and fellowships and more. Check out this online resource here.

They're In! Vote for Your Favorite

Admissions Moment
See some of the students who have been accepted for admission to Creighton for 2012-13 and vote for your favorite "acceptance moment." The student who receives the most Facebook "likes" by noon on March 16 wins a $500 book grant when they enroll at Creighton.

Vote Here

Use the Correct Fork ... And More

Etiquette Dinner
Creighton University will host a Professional Etiquette Dinner on Feb. 2 from 5-7 p.m. in the Skutt Student Student Ballroom. Guest speaker Jodie Beach from the Etiquette Advantage will address topics ranging from dining etiquette to professional attire.

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Your Partnership Makes It Possible

Make a gift today!
A Creighton education truly is a partnership between students, generous alumni, and you -- the parents of our students. Annual gifts make possible a comprehensive education at Creighton, which prepares students for the future and instills within them the values at the core of the Jesuit mission. When parents contribute to Creighton, they send a message that they believe in their children’s educational pursuits. Make a gift today!

Praying Lent Website Offers Prayers, Reflections

Praying Lent Website
Lent begins Feb. 22. Creighton's Online Ministries offers a Praying Lent website to help students and parents prepare for this sacred season. The website provides daily prayers, audio conversations, retreats to download and an Online Book Group to pray with during Lent. Many parts of the Praying Lent website have been published by Loyola Press in book form.

Like Us and Follow Us

New All-University Facebook, Twitter Pages
Creighton has established new all-University Facebook and Twitter pages to bring you all of the latest news and information about the University via social media. Please check out the new pages and be sure to "like" and "follow" us. And check out Creighton Athletics' new Facebook and Twitter pages, too.

Keep in Touch

This e-newsletter is published in September, November, January, March and May for parents of Creighton undergraduate students. Is there something you would like addressed in the newsletter? Please e-mail Rick Davis at Thank you for choosing Creighton University!

Calendar of Events

  • 1        Winter Involvement Fair; Spring Study Abroad Fair
  • 2        Professional Etiquette Dinner
  • 3        Career Cram Session, John P. Fahey Career Center
  • 5        Founders Week Begins
    9        Last Day to Change from Credit to Audit
    13      2012 Commencement Applications Due
    14      Same Apartment Sign-Up for Jr./Sr. in Davis, Opus or Heider
    16      Change Apartment Sign-Up for Jr./Sr. in Davis, Opus or Heider
    17      Spring Career & Internship Fair
    22      Current Sophomore Residents Sign-Up for Apartment Living
    26      CU African American Students Association Soul Food Dinner
  • 1        Study Abroad Application Deadline; Spring Break Service Send-Off
  • 3        Spring Break Recess Begins After Last Class, Clinic or Laboratory
  • 9        Fall 2012 Schedule Released Online
  • 12      Classes Resume, 7:30 a.m.
    15      Current Freshman Female Online Housing Sign-Up
    19      Last Day to Withdraw from Courses with a "W"
    20      Current Freshman Male Online Housing Sign-Up
    23      Lil' Jays Weekend
    26      Fall 2012 Registration Begins
    31      Hui O Hawaii's Annual Luau


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