- Campus Upgrades
A decade since its naming, the Heider College of Business — named after its donors, the late Charles “Charlie” F. Heider, BS’49, HON’10, and Mary C. Heider, HON’10 — continues to be a catalyst for change at Creighton University.
In September, about 100 Creighton alumni, friends, faculty, staff and community leaders — including Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert — celebrated the opening of the CL and Rachel Werner Center.
The donor-driven CL and Rachel Werner Center for Health Sciences Education — which broke ground in 2021 — is student focused, with nearly every square foot of the facility dedicated to classrooms, collaboration and hands-on learning.
A few days before 400 freshman students moved into Graves Hall, a few hundred alumni, faculty, staff and friends joined Creighton leadership and the families of the project's lead donors for a grand opening.
The soon-to-open new residence hall Graves Hall has a courtyard, and that courtyard now has a name — the Simpson Family Courtyard. The courtyard is named after Kathy and Jim Simpson, BA’80, the longtime donors who made the lead gift to the space.
With all the changes taking shape and with it being the 30-year anniversary of the Eternal Flame, we thought now would be as good a time as any to celebrate one of the most — if not the most — iconic and beloved spots at Creighton.
There are countless things for Bluejays to be excited about in 2023, but we wanted to limit it to a short list of some of the most notable changes, additions and events the year will bring. Here are 5 (in roughly chronological order).
Graves Hall's namesake is Lee C. Graves, BSBA'80, JD'83, who, along with his wife, Judy Graves, recently made the lead gift of $12 million to the residence hall now in construction at 23rd Street, south of Burt Street.