News & Events

Honors Program Convocation 2013
Friday, May 17th, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Harper Auditorium

Honors Day 2013
Wednesday, April 24th, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Harper 3rd Floor

60 Second Lecture Series
Join us Monday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Skutt Student Center East to talk about the events in the Middle East. 


60 Second Lecture Series

Join us September 30th, 7 p.m. in Lower St. John's on the Influence of Media on American Society

Join us for the First Honors Program Convocation
May 14, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Harper Auditorium

Honors Day - April 21, 2010

48 students will present their research at the upcoming Honors Day at the Harper Center! 

60 Second Lecture Series

Join us on September 21st in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom at 7:00pm.  See the 60-Second Lecture Series page for more details.

Join us for Honors Day - April 21, 2-5 p.m.

Rob Placek:  "Millionaire Student"

Recently, sophomore Honors Student, Rob Placek was a contestant on the television game show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire.  He won big bucks!

Eric Hansen Attends Inaugural Jesuit Summer Institute for Advanced Studies

Eric Hansen is a sophomore from Leavenworth, Kansas.  He plans to major in Political Science and Spanish.  This summer, he had the privilege to join 27 other students from 16 Jesuit universities at the inaugural session of the Jesuit Summer Institute for Advanced Studies.  For two weeks, he stayed at Loyola University-New Orleans.  He studied the history, society, and geography of this host city and how these factors came together to create the perfect conditions for the disastrous aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  You can see some of my pictures of New Orleans here.  If you would like more information about attending the next session of the Jesuit Summer Institute, contact Dr. Cherney.


Jesuit Summer Institute for Advanced Study, May 31-June 12, 2009:  The honors programs of the Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) have created a new summer opportunity for students.  The Creighton University Honors program will be able to send one deserving student for 2 weeks to Loyola University New Orleans to study with students from around the country.  The topic will be: "After the Deluge: Culture & Crisis in New Orleans."  Please see all the information and application materials at:  The deadline has been extended through April 3, 2009.  See Dr. Fryer.

Winners of a 2009 Senior Award:

Kate McKillip
Natalie German
Megan Freeman

Congratulations to Geoff Hays for winning the Spirit of Creighton Award!


The 5th Annual Honors Day student presentations and the Honors Banquet were held Wednesday, April 22, 2009.

Saturday, April 25, 2009 the Senior Retreat was held at the  Pro-Sanctity Alpha & Omega Center in Elkhorn.

A 60-Second Lecture was held Wednesday, March 25, 2009 entitled Women, The World and What They Do to Save It and presented by the Honors Program Student Advisory board.

Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars:

Fr. Charles Kestermeier from the English department and the Jesuit Residence presented Bibliography for Fun and Profit: How to Ease the Pains of Scholarship on January 21st in the Honors Scholars Community, 9th floor of Swanson Hall.  The presentation covered the importance of arranging data used in research to yield higher results in accessibility and value.  Using his own work as an example, Fr. Kestermeier illustrated the painstaking attention to detail required in graduate-level research, driving home the point with a bibliography that was literally ten times the length of the dissertation.  His obvious command of the subject combined with a distinct sense of humor, made for an engaging and though-provoking evening.

Michelle Pawk, Tony Award winning actress has returned home, after visiting the community while assisting with Creighton University's production of  West Side Story, which runs through Sunday, April 5, 2009.
As an Overnight Visiting Scholar to the Honors Community on November 20, 2008, Ms. Juliette Paul presented “English Catholicism and Literature of the Late Seventeenth Century."

Ms. Paul is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Missouri-Columbia, studying British literature of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. She is currently participating in a national program called Preparing Future Faculty (PFF). This year-long program prepares doctoral students for the faculty roles they would assume within a wide range of academic institutions. During her visit to Creighton University, Juliette was mentored by Professor of English and Associate Dean Bridget M. Keegan. As a graduate of an Honors program and a teacher of Honors students, Ms. Paul was particularly excited to meet students of the Honors Community and to learn about their interests and experiences. 

The Community welcomed Micah White November 17, 2008 for a presentation on student leadership and opportunities for involvement at Creighton. 

Ms. White currently serves as the Creighton Students’ Union President, and has been involved in Pi Beta Phi, Alpha Sigma Nu, and Beta Alpha Psi during her time at Creighton.  Originally from Lansing, Kansas, Micah will graduate with degrees in Accounting & Finance in Spring 2009.  

This year we are proud to announce the recipients of three 2008 Goldwater Scholars and five 2008 Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships for Women in Science in the Honors Program.
Award & Honors

The last two 60 Second Lecture Series events for the Fall 2008 semester on Race Issues in Omaha and Intellectual Property Rights were a great success!                                                                                                                                                                                           60 Sec Series

Each Honor's Class partakes in a retreat which serves as an opportunity to get to know the fellow members of the Freshman Honors class, seminar leaders, members of the Honors Board, and a few faculty members in a laid back escape to the wilderness.