AlumWire

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


AlumWire March 2015


HONORING Fr. Schlegel
An endowed fund is being established to honor former Creighton University president the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J. Proceeds from the fund will be used to support the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, which will be named for Fr. Schlegel. Fr. Schlegel, who served as Creighton's president from 2000 to 2011, is currently battling inoperable pancreatic cancer. Thanks to several anonymous donors, gifts to the fund will be matched up to $500,000 through April 30.(Photo courtesy of the Omaha World-Herald) 



AlumWire February 2015


THE MOMENTUM CONTINUES
Speaking in front of a campus audience during the University’s annual convocation ceremony, Creighton University Interim President J. Chris Bradberry, Pharm.D., said 2014 was full of amazing accomplishments.

He added, in his Feb. 3 state-of-the-university address, that the University is diligently preparing for the July arrival of new president the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D., and is “on the cusp of many exciting developments.”

Watch a video of his address


AlumWire January 2015


ONLINE PROGRAMS EARN NATIONAL RANKING

Several Creighton online programs have been ranked in the nation's top 20 for their respective categories in U.S. News & World Report's fourth annual 2015 Best Online Programs guide. Read more.

And alumni can take advantage of select Creighton online programs and other qualifying graduate programs ... and receive a 25 percent tuition scholarship. Enroll for summer 2015.


AlumWire December 2014


CREIGHTON University
NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
"This is a great honor for me," said Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., Ph.D., as he was publicly introduced as the 25th president of Creighton University during a media briefing on campus on Monday, Dec. 8. Fr. Hendrickson will assume the presidency of Creighton on July 1, 2015. The search for a new president began earlier in the year when current president Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., announced his plans to retire due to health concerns.


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. 


AlumWire October 2014


HOMECOMING WEEKEND 2014
Creighton welcomed more than 1,800 alumni and friends to campus for Alumni Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 18-21. Watch a video highlight of the Getting Blue Block Party, view photos from the weekend on Flickr and don't forget to mark your calendars for the 2015 Alumni Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 17-20.


AlumWire September 2014


FOR THE FUN!
Bill Grennan, BFA’08, rediscovers old friendships in preparation for Alumni Homecoming Weekend! Watch the video. Plan to return to campus for Alumni Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 18-21, to see your friends. Registration has been extended through Sept. 13.


AlumWire August 2014


EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT
Return to campus Sept. 18-21 for Alumni Homecoming Weekend. Register before Aug. 22 and receive an early-bird discount. Simply enter the discount code: EarlyBird. Learn more about Alumni Homecoming Weekend


AlumWire July 2014


CHAMPIONSHIP CENTER
Creighton University dedicated the new Championship Center on June 12. The 42,000-square-foot facility houses two practice courts, a locker room, a players' lounge, an athletic performance center, an athletic training center, an academic resource center and offices for the athletic director and men's basketball coaches and staff. 


AlumWire June 2014


FITZGERALD HONORED
William Fitzgerald, BSBA’59, Omaha businessman and chair emeritus of the Creighton University Board of Trustees, was honored at May commencement with the 2014 Alumni Achievement Citation, the highest award given to an alumnus or alumna. Fitzgerald was recognized for the significant impact he has had on Creighton in his 41 years as a board member and 53 years as an alumnus. (He is pictured above with Creighton President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.)


AlumWire May 2014


WEBSITE ESTABLISHED
The Creighton University Board of Trustees has announced it is conducting a national search for the University’s 25th president. A website has been established to serve as a source for news and updates on the presidential search.


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.