Current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors presently living on campus will soon begin making decisions regarding housing for next year. Current freshmen will select from sophomore-designated spaces in Swanson, McGloin, Kenefick and Heider Halls. The University provides 12-month housing for 540 juniors and seniors in Davis Square and Opus Hall, as well as a limited number of nine-month agreements in Heider Hall. Should space be available in other halls for juniors and seniors, they will be made available after all current freshman students are accommodated. (Housing is not guaranteed after sophomore year.) All current residents are eligible to participate in the lottery reservation process in February and March. Students will be receiving information in the coming weeks. Find more information on the recontracting process, including floor plans and frequently asked questions, online here.
President the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J., said the University stands
"in solidarity with our brothers and sisters" in Haiti, in the
aftermath of the deadly earthquake there. Creighton students, faculty
and staff have collected money to help the victims, and Creighton
health professionals have traveled to a border town in the Dominican
Republic to provide medical assistance. Watch the video of the medical team leaving
Spring commencement is Saturday, May 15, at the Qwest Center Omaha
arena. Please remind your student that the application deadline for May
commencement is Feb. 15. Students apply to graduate through N.E.S.T.
Find more information on the Registrar's website.
your student need help with time management? Study skills? A particular
academic subject? Encourage them to visit Creighton's Center for Student Success and Retention inside the Harper Center, which provides free tutoring services and other academic support offerings to students.
Study abroad proposals for summer 2010 are being accepted through March 1.
Through study abroad programs, students are challenged to gain the
international perspectives and intercultural communication skills
necessary for global citizenship. Creighton's Office of International
Programs hosts Study Abroad 101: Getting Started sessions to help
students determine if studying abroad is right for them. Find more
information here. You can also learn more about Creighton's study abroad program in the Dominican Republic, Encuentro Dominicano, or the summer school program in Ireland.
Again this year, Creighton University will welcome its most outstanding students into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society. This year, some 60 students from every Creighton school will be inducted on Feb. 14, along with four honorary recipients. More information about ASN can be found at http://groups.creighton.edu/asn.
Lent begins Feb. 17. Begin to prepare now with Creighton's Online Ministries' Praying Lent website. Reflections and resources will help prepare ourselves, our children and our homes for this sacred season. You also can find Praying Lent in book form from Loyola Press.
Hause, Ph.D., associate professor of classical and Near Eastern studies
and philosophy, and Jennifer Ladino, Ph.D., assistant professor of
English, have been named Fulbright Scholar grantees for 2009-2010.
Hause is doing research on Thomas Aquinas at the University of Nantes
in France, while Ladino is teaching courses in American literature and
culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. Read more.
Encourage your student to attend the Winter Involvement Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. Many of Creighton's more than 200 organizations will be represented and looking for new members. Students can also check out the list of student organizations online and find contact information. Creighton encourages students to get involved!
Creighton's Center for Health and Counseling reminds students and their parents to revisit Creighton's insurance requirements. Many times, insurance carriers or policy numbers change on Jan. 1. Please make sure your student has the appropriate insurance card for 2010. Also, it's not too late to get an H1N1 flu shot! The Center for Health and Counseling offers flu vaccinations by appointment. If your student received either flu vaccine over the break, please add it to the Immunization Tracker in the N.E.S.T. For more information, visit creighton.edu/chc/healthservices.
University psychology professor Isabelle Cherney, Ph.D., was recently
featured in the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities'
publication Connections for her work as director of the Creighton Honors Program. Read the story online here.
parents can, and do, make a difference when they invest in the future
of each and every Creighton student. Join the hundreds of Creighton
parents who have shown their "Parent Pride" by making a gift to
Creighton this year. All sustaining gifts to Creighton help the
University maintain its reputation for unparalleled educational
experiences by supporting efforts to increase student-life
opportunities, expand undergraduate research initiatives, fund
innovative academic programs, and foster an environment for faith in
action. Creighton remains a leader among the nation's Catholic
Universities because of the support from parents like you. Every gift -
every year - makes and impact on every student. Please give generously.
Creighton University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2010. For more information on events during this anniversary year, visit Creighton's Fine and Performing Arts.
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