Graduate Student Government

WELCOME TO THE CREIGHTON GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT WEBPAGE!!!


Announcements

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GSG Food Drive

As we plan for our Thanksgiving dinner, let’s not forget our community. Join GSG in a Food Donation Drive. Bring in canned and boxed food items and brighten up other’s thanksgiving! The donations would proceed to Food Bank for the Heartland: foodbankheartland.org/Default.aspx.

Where: Graduate School Office – Conference Room Eppley B-11.

When: THURSDAY 20TH NOVEMBER and FRIDAY 21ST NOVEMBER

Time: 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Mockingjay Movie Event

If you feel like you need an afternoon break, come join GSG at Midtown Cinema on November 23rd. GSG has reserved a theater for a showing of Mockingjay Part 1 at 1:30 p.m. A lunch buffet will be served and we invite you to bring a friend. Space is limited, so please RSVP with Scott Jordan (ScottJordan@creighton.edu) to get a ticket. We hope to see you there! See the trailer below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PkkHsuMrho

Thanksgiving Feast for Students

Saint John's Church, Lower St. John's Church

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Will you be around campus this Thanksgiving? Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving feast, compliments of St. John's Parish and Campus Ministry.

Contact Info
Campus Ministry
(402) 280-2779

GSG Election Results are In!

Congratulations to the newly elected 2015 term Graduate Student Government Officers:

 

·       President: Michael Raffetto (Clinical Anatomy)

·       Vice President: Erin Pflaster (Clinical Anatomy)

·       Secretary: Kelsey Kayl (Clinical Anatomy)

·       Treasurer: Boan Sianipar (MBA, MS-Negotiation and Dispute Resolution)

·       CSU Representative: Olivia Ochuba (Clinical Anatomy)

·       Service Chair: Kailee Steger (Clinical Anatomy)

·       Social Chair: Kimberly Fazio (Clinical Anatomy)

·       Student Life Chair: Longina (Gina) Dawson (Clinical Anatomy)

 

Thank you also to everyone who ran for a GSG position, and thanks to the voters and the election committee members who helped make the election a success!

Elections for the 2015 GSG Team will be held October 29th-30th! We would love for you to Apply! Applications are due October 24th!

Election Process


GSG Position Descriptions


Election Applications

 

Contact the Current GSG Team members

 

Election Candidate Info


GSG Goes to Mystery Manor

GSG is treating Creighton graduate students to a fun-filled night of thrills at Mystery Manor (http://www.mysterymanoromaha.org/, 716 N 18th Street). A plus one will be permitted for this event. With your ticket, you will be allowed one entry to Mystery Manor on any date from Sunday October 26th-Thursday October 30th! Mystery Manor is open from dusk until 10 PM on these dates. Please RSVP to Thomas Myers (ThomasMyers1@creighton.edu) by October 17th at 5:00. You will then be able to pick up your ticket(s) in the Graduate Office (Eppley B11) starting October 20th.

Dracula Untold! An Afternoon at the Movies

If you feel like you need an afternoon break, come join GSG at Midtown Cinema on October 19th.  GSG has reserved a theater for a showing of Dracula Untold at 1:30 p.m.  A lunch buffet will be served and we invite you to bring a friend.  Space is limited, so please RSVP with Scott Jordan (curtisjordan@creighton.edu to get a ticket.  We hope to see you there!  See the trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZFZxEnB7ws

Vala's Pumpkin Patch

The seasons are changing, so help GSG celebrate fall by joining us on October 11th at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch (12102 S. 180th Street, Gretna). GSG has reserved a campsite from 11am- 4pm and we will have campfire food. Vala’s is fun for all ages and has a variety of shows, activities, and events (http:// www.valaspumpkinpatch.com/). Graduate students are welcome to bring a plus one and their children. To attend, please RSVP to Scott Jordan (ScottJordan@creighton.edu).


Stephen Center Service Trip

Thank you to those that volunteered for the Stephen Center service event! Team members assisted in sorting, stocking and shelving of clothes, books and furniture items.


Creighton School Of Medicine Blood Drive


Creighton University School of Medicine Blood Drive


The School of Medicine is holding a blood drive Sept. 22 and 23 in the Skutt ballrooms from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome but we encourage you to sign up online ahead of time to guarantee a spot

https://esiebelarecprod.redcrossblood.com/eevents_enu/start.swe?SWECmd=Start&SWEHo=esiebelarecprod.redcrossblood.com_. Each blood donation can save up to three separate lives – so we encourage you to get involved!

You can register above or at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code 0091417.

GSG All Member Meeting- September 21st

Our next GSG All Member Meeting will be on Sunday September 21st at 3:45 PM in the Glo Lounge (located in the same building as Midtown Cinema, 3201 Farnam Street ,http://www.midtowncrossing.com/retail/entertainment/glo-lounge/). Come and make your voice heard!

GSG Goes to the Henry Doorly Zoo

As the seasons change, GSG invites you to join us for a day at one of the greatest zoos in the world, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo!  We will be there on September 27th with lunch to be served.  Access will be granted to the zoo’s exhibits, Skyfari, a ticket to an IMAX show, and the special Stingray exhibit.  Please RSVP with Scott Jordan (curtisjordan@creighton.edu) by Friday, September 19thWe invite you to bring a friend along and please indicate on your RSVP if you would prefer a vegetarian option.  Come experience a world renowned spot here in Omaha, we look forward to seeing you there!


An Afternoon at the Movies

If you feel like you need an afternoon break, come join GSG at Midtown Cinema on September 21st.  GSG has reserved a theater for a showing of The Maze Runner at 1:30 p.m.  A lunch buffet will be served and we invite you to bring a friend.  Space is limited, so please RSVP with Scott Jordan (curtisjordan@creighton.edu) by Friday, September 12th, to get a ticket.  We hope to see you there!  See the trailer below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwwbhhjQ9Xk


Stephen Center Service trip

Ever thought about how non-profit stores run their business? Well, it's with help of donors and volunteers. So, if you wanna be one of them, then come join GSG for Stephen Center Service trip on Saturday? 4th October, 2014 [10:00 am-2:00 pm] . The volunteers would work in Stephen Center thrift store and help in cleaning, storing, restocking activities followed by lunch at nearby restaurant.

??If you would like to participate, please contact Urvi Gala (urvigala@creighton.edu) [Limited spots].


Come Join Graduate Student Government (GSG) At Skutt Shutdown

The Student Activities Office and Skutt Student Center are partnering to put on an interactive student organization involvement fair called Skutt Shutdown! Graduate Student Government (GSG) and 100+ other student groups will be present to showcase their organization and get students involved. There will be free food and many fun activities!


Come visit Graduate Student Government (GSG) at our booth on the Kiewitt Fitness Center Spine during Skutt Shutdown on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Our activity will be Guitar Hero, so come show us your skills! Skutt Shutdown will be held in both the Skutt Student Center and Kiewitt Fitness Center.


Habitat for Humanity Volunteering

Habitat for humanity is a non-profit organization that builds and renovates decent, affordable homes. It's not just about swinging a hammer. But it's about the dedication and generosities of volunteers who help achieve the goal of shelter for all! Come join GSG once again on 6th September, 2014 in their endeavor for building shelter.
To register, please click the link https://habitatomaha.volunteerconnect.com/GSG/full and select GSG build day event. After that follow the instructions and complete your profile. If you have worked before with Habitat then just sign into your account and sign the waiver, otherwise select new user and complete your profile. [Limited spots]

For more information, please contact Urvi Gala (UrviGala@creighton.edu)


Coffee and Tea Meet and Greet


We with your Graduate Student Government welcome all new and returning faces to Creighton’s Campus!  To kick off the new school year the right way we invite you down to the Graduate School Office (Epply B11) to perk up your study and meet the members of GSG.  Coffee and Tea will be available along with a few sweets, so please come down for a quick break between 1:00p.m. and 4:00p.m. on Friday, September 12th, meet your officers, and find out ways to get more involved in campus affairs.  Come make new friends and enjoy an afternoon snack!


GSG Goes to Funplex!- RSVP Deadline Extended!

GSG has extended the RSVP deadline for Fun-Plex! On Sunday, August 24th, GSG is inviting you to spend the afternoon at Fun-Plex (@72nd and Q St. in Ralston) and join us for food, rides, and poolside fun. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP with Scott Jordan (curtisjordan@creighton.edu) by Friday August 22nd by 5:00 PM. Plus ones are allowed for this event.  We hope to see you there!
fun-plex.com/planavisit/faq/


An Afternoon At the Movies

GSG invites you to join us at Midtown Cinema on August 17th for a meal and a movie.  GSG has reserved a theater for a showing of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 

The movie starts at 1:30 PM, and lunch will be served starting at 12:30 PM.

Available spaces are all filled up but contact Scott Jordan (curtisjordan@creighton.edu) if you would like to be placed on the waitlist and be sure to include if you will have a guest.

For those who previously RSVP'ed, please contact Scott ASAP if you will no longer be able to attend. See you there!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdgNSJiWJTo
(trailer)


GSG Cooking Class

GSG Cooking Class
12th August
IN THE KITCHEN WITH CHEF SARAH
 
Join GSG for another cooking lesson.
We are making healthy lunch snacks and smoothies this time!
Everyone has the opportunity to sample food items, so bring your appetite!
Menu will be up soon!
 
5:00 PM at Irma's Bistro (lower level of Becker Dining Hall)
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We have 20 spots available, and will fill on a first come first serve basis, so get your RSVPs in fast to Rochelle at RNW94605@Creighton.edu.

 


Celebrate the Commitment 5K walk/run

The Non-Traditional Student Union (NTSU- current students in the College of Professional Studies) and the Graduate Student Government (GSG ? Current Graduate School students) are hosting a fundraising event. A portion of the proceeds will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands.
What: Celebrate the Commitment 5k walk/run
When: August 30, 2014
Where: 23rd and Burt (starting line)
Cost: $20/adult $10/youth children 12 & under free
Why: NTSU & GSG are hosting a 5k fun run in downtown Omaha in celebration of our commitment to education. Our goal is to raise awareness of the great things that Creighton students and BBBS are achieving in our community.
Registration is now open! Register TODAY!!

 


President Davis Florick Speaks About GSG at the Ed.D. in Leadership Program Orientatin, August 4th 2014


GSG President Election Results

Congratulations to our new GSG President, Davis Florick (East-West Studies)! And a special thanks to our previous president, Sydney Brisco, for all of her hard work this year!


GSG Planet of the Apes Movie Event

Come join us for an afternoon study break!  GSG has reserved a theater for a showing of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on Sunday July 20th at Midtown Cinema (3201 Farnam St.). Showtime is at 1:30 PM and there will be food provided. There are only a few spaces left, so contact Katie Langenfeld (KatieLangenfeld@creighton.edu) if you would like to attend.

http://youtu.be/LaK6khs8aMw

GSG Clothing Drive

Do you have clothes that no longer fit? Is your stack of T-shirts leaning?
It's time for you to reset your closet! Come donate your new/gently used clothes…
Where: Graduate School Office – Conference Room Eppley B-11


When: 23rd June Monday: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
            24th June Tuesday: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
            25th June Wednesday: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Please contact Urvi Gala with any questions.

 

The clothing will be donated to the Open Door Mission (http://www.opendoormission.org/).


Note: Please wash/ dry-clean your clothes prior to donation


GSG Xmen Movie Event!

Come join us for an afternoon study break.  GSG has reserved a theater for a showing of X-Men: Days of Future's Past on June 1st at Midtown Cinema (3201 Farnam St). There will be a pizza buffet starting at 12:00 and the movie starts at 1:00. Available spaces are all filled up but contact Scott Jordan (curtisjordan@creighton.edu) if you would like to be placed on the waitlist and be sure to include if you will have a guest. For those who previously RSVP'ed, please contact Scott by May 30th if you will no longer be able to attend. See you there!​

 


Congratulations to all of our May Graduates!!!!!


MudFactor-May 17

Don't forget to go to Lincoln and run in the MudFactor if you signed up! You should have gotten a registration packet in the mail with paperwork to fill out. Wave start times may vary so check the time on your registration. Bring paperwork, a photo ID, old running shoes, a change of clothes, and some towels...and prepare to have the time of your life!


GSG Community Garden Planted

The GSG Community Garden has been planted! Thanks to everyone that was able to come help on Saturday morning. We planted tomatoes, peppers, cantaloupe, basil, carrots, and many other vegetables! The garden is located near 17th and Burt Street. If you would still like to participate in the garden, please contact Sydney Brisco (SydneyBrisco@creighton.edu ). Help weed and water the garden and take home tasty vegetables to eat!

 

To see more pictures click HERE



Great Work GSG Habitat for Humanity Crew!

For more pictures click HERE!


GSG Healthy Meal Cooking Class a Success!

Thank you to Rochelle Wickramasekara and the GSG Student Life Committee for hosting the cooking class, and a special thanks to Chef Sarah Stohlmann for sharing her recipes with us! Students learned how to make tuscan white bean soup, roasted spaghetti squash, and other tasty meals.

Chef Stohlmann's Recipes are available HERE.


 

For more pictures click HERE


GSG Healthy Meal Cooking Class, April 24th

Learn how to make quick and healthy meals with chef Sarah Stohlmann. Join GSG on the 24th of April at 5.00pm at Irma's Bistro (lower level of Becker Dining Hall, Creighton Campus). On the menu is: tuscan white bean soup with turkey sausage, spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette, roasted spaghetti squash with ground turkey marinara,? and roasted red pepper hummus & kale chips for a snack. Note: Vegetarian students will have the option to sample food items before any meat is added. We have 20 spots available, and will fill on a first come first serve basis, so get your RSVPs in fast to Rochelle at RNW94605@creighton.edu


Habitat For Humanity Volunteering, May 3rd

Habitat for humanity is a non-profit organization that builds and renovates decent, affordable homes. It’s not just about swinging a hammer. But it’s about the dedication and generosities of volunteers who help achieve the goal of shelter for all! Come join GSG on 3rd May, 2014 in their endeavor for building shelter. To register, please click the link https://habitatomaha.volunteerconnect.com/GSG/full and select GSG build day event. After that follow the instructions and complete your profile. If you have worked before with Habitat then just sign into your account and sign the waiver, otherwise select new user and complete your profile. Spots are limited. Contact Urvi Gala with questions (UrviGala@creighton.edu)

 


GSG March Madness Winners!

Now that the Madness is over?
It has been another crazy year of heartbreaks and surprises in the nigh unpredictable Men's NCAA College Basketball Championship Tournament.  As the University of Connecticut is named champion, we have some winners of our own.  Congratulations to our top three finishers in this year's Graduate School Bracket Challenge:
1.      Amy Ellefson: Winner of an iPad Air
2.      Jake Midtlyng: Winner of a pair of Bose Headphones
3.      Nate Rosol: Winner of a Creighton Bluejay Hoodie
Congratulations from the Graduate Student Government to our winners and thanks to all who participated.  We hope to see you at future activities!


St. Albert's Day/University Research Day

Congratulations to all of the graduate students that participated in this year's St. Albert's Day poster and oral presentations on April 1st! The following are the winners of Best Post and Best Presentation Awards:

Basic Sciences Category

Best Poster (Graduate)
Ankita Aggarwal (Medical Microbiology and Immunology) and Vikash Kansal (Biomedical Sciences)

Best Oral Presentation (Graduate)
Melissa Clouse (Biomedical Sciences)

Arts and Sciences/Humanities Category

Best Oral Presentation (Graduate)
Kelly Burdine (International Relations)

Clinical Sciences Category


Best Poster (Graduate/Professional)
Bethany Bentele, Elizabeth Ruminski and Katherine Kogler (Physical Therapy)

Best Oral Presentation (Graduate/Professional)
Jesup Fritsch (Physical Therapy)

 

 

To view more pictures from this event, click HERE

 


GSG Relay for Life Event

The GSG Relay for Life Event held on March 28th was a great success! A big thanks to the GSG Relay for Life team for their dedication and for walking overnight for 12 hours to help in the fight against cancer! And thank you to those who helped with fundraising. Thanks to your generous donations, the GSG Relay team was able to raise $550 that will help in groundbreaking cancer research and also head cancer patients towards the road of recovery!  A special congratulations to Anne Grana for raising the highest funds!

 


To see more pictures click HERE