CSS Students in Action

Social Work Capstone Day

Senior Social Work students will present their Capstone projects this spring. Come by to see what goes into the making of a social worker and celebrate their many hours of dedication to helping and leading others while being students.

JPS Student Published

Congratulations to alumnus Sarah Kelly! Sarah was a double major in Medical Anthropology as well as Justice and Peace Studies. Her paper entitled " Energy Consumption in Creighton University Residence Halls: Comparing Attitudes and Behaviors" will be published in the fifth issue of Quest, Creighton's Undergraduate Research Journal.

Anthropologists in Lexington, NE

Dr. Renzo Rosales, Alyssa Beasley, Missy Ulrich, Abby Draper, Dr. Alex Roedlach

During the 2016 spring semester, St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington, Nebraska, asked the Department of Cultural and Social Studies to conduct a needs assessment among parishioners to inform pastoral planning as well as fundraising for the needed infrastructure and programming. Dr. Alexander Roedlach SVD and Dr. Renzo Rosales SJ developed the assessment methodology and worked with nine Creighton undergraduate students to collect and analyze the resulting data. They spent about a week in Lexington, hosted by families and collected observational, interview, and focus group data that were analyzed using the Grounded Theory approach. Alyssa Beasley(Anthropology and Justice and Peace Studies major), Christina Case (Health Administration and Policy major), Abby Draper (Psychology and Spanish major), and Missy Ulrich (Sociology major) were part of the research team from the beginning to the end of the study. Together with Dr. Roedlach SVD and Dr. Rosales SJ, they presented on March 18, 2016, a detailed report with the findings of the study to the leadership of St. Ann's. Demonstrating their competence as researchers, these compassionate students were excellent ambassadors of the Department of Cultural and Social Studies and Creighton University.

Anthropology Alumnus Wins Film Award

College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Nico Sandi’s film “Stones” won first place as well as the Audience Choice award for the Voices from the Margins film contest. His film will be shown at the Ignatian Family Teach In for Justice – to an audience of about 1500. The film is about the current state of the death penalty in Nebraska.

You can view his film online.

HAP Student Receives Nebraska Scholarship

Congratulations to Jack Anderson on receiving the Public Health Association of Nebraska's Scholarship (PHAN)! Jack will be accepting the award at their annual conference in Kearney. PHAN's mission is to protect and promote the personal, community, and envionmental health of all people in Nebraska. Jack lives this daily, and we as a department are proud to have him as our student. Congratulations, Jack!