U.S. News Rates Creighton No. 1 in Midwest
The annual U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college rankings are out – and for the ninth year in a row, Creighton University is the No. 1 Midwest Regional university. It is the 14th time in 15 years that Creighton University has ranked No. 1 in the “America’s Best Colleges” edition. Creighton, for the fifth time, also was recognized as No. 1 in the Midwest region as a “best value” university for giving students the best return on their tuition investment. Creighton was also noted for helping undergraduates thrive through its service-learning programs. Read more about the U.S. News rankings. Creighton also ranked first in a separate national report for contributing to the public good, and was included in Forbes' list of 650 best undergraduate colleges and universities and the Princeton Review's list of the nation’s top 376 institutions.
Creighton Pathway Welcomes New Students
Creighton welcomed its new students with a new tradition, “The Creighton Pathway,” an academic procession preceding the President’s Academic Convocation during Welcome Week in August. 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 D.J. Sokol Arena to attend their formal academic introduction to Creighton. The sea of students dressed in blue was cheered along the way by current students, faculty and staff. Watch the video
Billy Takes Flight with Freshmen
Incoming Creighton freshmen and their families had an opportunity to have their pictures taken with a nearly life-size cutout of Creighton's beloved mascot, Billy Bluejay, during Welcome Week activities in August. They were then asked to share the photos on social media sites to answer the question, "How Far Can Billy Fly?" Check out the photos here. See more pictures from Welcome Week in this YouTube video.
Creighton Hosts Study Abroad Fair
On Monday, Sept. 26, the Office of International Programs will host its annual Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. The fair features a variety of programs abroad that meet diverse academic, financial and personal preferences. More than 250 Creighton students study abroad annually. Early planning is key to a successful study abroad experience. Students are encouraged to meet with the study abroad coordinator six to 12 months before they plan to travel. The U.S. Postal Service will also host a "Passport Processing Center" at the Study Abroad Fair, where individuals can apply for new passports. More information on Study Abroad Fair | Study Abroad
Added Space for Campus Intramurals
It’s the start of a new year, and Creighton University students have a new outdoor space to play intramural sports. With the move of men’s baseball to TD Ameritrade Park, the former baseball side of the Sports Complex went through a major renovation this summer, with the addition of new turf and an expanded playing area. The new multi-use space has been converted into two regulation-size intramural flag football/soccer fields. In addition, the University’s sport clubs will be able to play soccer and lacrosse matches on a regulation field. Learn more about Creighton University intramurals here, or check out Creighton's newest intramural sport, “Broomball,” in this YouTube video.
Safety Nest Helps Students in Need
Don't Forget to Sign Up for CUAlert
With the start of a new academic year, parents and students are reminded to sign up for CUAlert. This emergency notification system assures official information is communicated during an emergency or crisis situation that disrupts normal operations of Creighton's campus or threatens the health or safety of members of the campus community. CUAlert delivers personalized messaging simultaneously via text, multiple phone numbers and e-mail and is designed to complement communication tools already used by Creighton. Sign up or change your contact information here.
A Solid Retirement Fund Begins in ... College?
Creighton finance professor Ken Washer offers this advice to college students: If you haven't done so already, start investing now. He says working a little harder to set aside money during school could be one of the most lucrative decisions a college student can make. Watch the video
Creighton's Online Retreat Begins Sept. 19
Creighton's popular 34-week Online Retreat
begins the week of Sept. 19 and offers a framework for daily prayer for
very busy people. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius,
thousands have found it a grace-filled experience of God's love and
call. For those who prefer the convenience of a book, Loyola Press has
published the Online Retreat in a book form called, Retreat in the Real World.
Creighton's Online Ministries also offers Daily Reflections written by
Creighton students. Get your daily dose of spiritual reflection from a
student perspective online here.
Jays Men's Soccer Ranked No. 3
The undefeated Creighton men's soccer team (5-0-0) is ranked No. 3 in the nation in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll, with a showdown brewing at No. 1 ranked Maryland (5-0-0) on Sept. 30. The Bluejays lead the nation in goals against average, shutout percentage, save percentage and winning percentage, according to the recently released NCAA statistical rankings. Creighton's No. 3 ranking is its highest since it was ranked No. 2 in the NSCAA poll during the final three weeks of the 2008 season. Keep up on all Creighton sports at GoCreighton.com.
Undergraduate Students Present Research
Eleven Creighton students made undergraduate research presentations at the annual National Institutes of Health IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Nebraska meeting in Grand Island. The INBRE program is aimed at creating a biomedical research infrastructure that provides research opportunities for undergraduate students and serves as a pipeline for those students to continue into graduate research. Read More
Family Weekend Nearly Here
Family Weekend, an annual event that allows Creighton students and families to spend time together while also exposing families to student life at Creighton, will be held Sept. 16-18. Many activities are planned -- from classroom visits to campus recreation to athletics to service. Questions? Contact Katelyn Whitty by phone at 402.280.1715 or by e-mail at FamilyWeekend@creighton.edu.
Student Health Offers Free Publication, Flu Shots
Creighton Student Health Services invites parents to sign up for the free online monthly magazine Student Health 101. To subscribe, follow the instructions found here. Also, Student Health will be notifying students via their Creighton e-mail accounts about the "Shoo the Flu at CU" campaign. All students are eligible to receive a free flu shot at a campus clinic. Clinics will be held at multiple locations.
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