AlumWire

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


AlumWire April 2014


GOLDWATER SCHOLARS
Did you know? Creighton has now produced more Goldwater scholars than any other Catholic university over the past five years. Read more about the latest recipients of this prestigious award, presented to only 283 college sophomores and juniors nationwide.


AlumWire March 2014


BIG EAST BASKETBALL FUN
Join the Band of Bluejays and cheer on Creighton's men's and women's basketball teams during the BIG EAST tournaments. A group of bluejays is called a band – so jump on the Bluejay bandwagon today!



AlumWire February 2014


WONDERFUL MOMENTUM
"Together, we are one Creighton," said Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., Creighton president, in a video shown at the University's convocation ceremony. Fr. Lannon delivered his annual state-of-the-University address at the Feb. 4 event, having returned from a two-month hiatus following a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat. Fr. Lannon thanked members of the Creighton community for their support, and said the University is enjoying "wonderful momentum."



AlumWire January 2014


GET BLUE IN PINK!
Join the Alumni Association for the annual Get Blue: Creighton Alumni pregame event on Saturday, Jan. 25, prior to the men’s basketball "Pink Out" (Coaches Against Cancer) game against Georgetown. RSVP or get more information.



AlumWire December 2013


'TIS THE SEASON
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at Creighton University. Please take a moment to view this video message from our campus community in celebration of this blessed and festive season. (The above photo was taken on campus, looking southwest across the mall toward the Skutt Student Center.)



AlumWire November 2013


HEIDER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
The Creighton University College of Business is now the Heider College of Business, thanks to the generous support of Charles F. and Mary C. Heider of Omaha. This is the first named school for the University. A grand-opening celebration was held on Oct. 23, at which it was announced that more than $93 million in gifts and pledges had been raised toward Creighton's Ignite the Greatness campaign. (Pictured above in the Heider Securities Investment & Analysis Center are Heider College of Business Dean Anthony Hendrickson, Ph.D.; Charles Heider, BSC'49; Creighton President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.; and Scott Heider.)
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AlumWire October 2013


HOMECOMING WEEKEND
Creighton welcomed more than 1,800 alumni and friends to campus for Alumni Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 19-22. Watch a video of the Getting Blue Block Party, and don't forget to mark your calendars for the 2014 Alumni Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 18-21.



AlumWire September 2013


WELCOME BACK, ALUMNI!
Join Creighton President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., BS'73, who will be celebrating his 40th reunion, at Alumni Homecoming Weekend Sept. 19-22. Register today and make plans to return to campus to see classmates, faculty, staff and students. Learn more about the more than 50 events scheduled throughout the weekend.



AlumWire August 2013


REGISTER NOW FOR DISCOUNT
Register today for Alumni Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 19-22! Receive an early-bird discount if you register before Aug. 23 (discount code: EarlyBird). Learn more about Alumni Homecoming Weekend.



AlumWire July 2013


COME BACK TO CREIGHTON
Don't miss out in joining friends and former classmates at Alumni Homecoming Weekend, a celebration for graduates of all Creighton schools and colleges.  

A number of activities are planned to welcome you back to campus Sept. 19-22. Check out the online brochure detailing the weekend's events.

We look forward to seeing you!



AlumWire June 2013


CREIGHTON HONORS BRADEN
Barbara Braden, Ph.D., SJN'66, BSN'73, inventor of the Braden Scale for Predicting Pressure Sore Risk and dean emerita of University College, was presented with the 2013 Alumni Achievement Citation at Creighton's commencement ceremonies on May 18.

Mary Lou Quinlan, CEO of Just Ask a Woman and author of The God Box: Sharing My Mother's Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go, was a keynote speaker and received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters. 



AlumWire May 2013


RACING TO SAVE LIVES
"I yelled at one officer, saying, 'I'm a pediatric doctor. You have to let me through," Creighton alumna Natalie Stavas, BSN'03, told the Boston Globe. In the moments after the horrific bombing at this year's Boston Marathon in April, runners Natalie and her father, Joe Stavas, MD'02, raced to help the injured. (Above photo courtesy of the Boston Globe.)