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July 13, 2009

Creighton in the News

Health officials fear H1N1 flu could mutate
Omaha World-Herald, July 13, 2009
Although the virus in most cases has made people only mildly or moderately sick, experts wonder whether it will mutate into a more tenacious virus. President Barack Obama last week said vaccinations probably will be ready in the fall. Dr. Archana Chatterjee, professor of pediatrics at the Creighton University School of Medicine, cautioned against complacency. “This is a potentially serious threat,” she said.
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To recruit: Put women in top roles
Omaha World-Herald, July 12, 2009
Creighton University Under the Rev. John Schlegel’s watch since 2000, the representation of female leaders on campus has grown: seven of 38 board members (up from two in 2000) and three of nine deans (up from one, head of the school of nursing). He has appointed three female vice presidents, though one has left.
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Bluffs gambling revenue dips
Omaha World-Herald, July 11, 2009
The future may be rough for regional casinos like those in Council Bluffs, said Creighton University economist Ernie Goss. The economic recession has affected how much people spend, how far they will travel to gamble, and whether they gamble at all, he said.
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Social media strike right key with medicine
Omaha World-Herald, July 10, 2009
Creighton University Medical Center has primarily used social media to enhance educational campaigns, according to Lisa Stites, marketing communications specialist. One of them, their “Call or Be Called” campaign, was designed to get people to sign up for free heart screenings.
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Ryan Athletic Center nears completion
Omaha World-Herald, July 9, 2009
Anyone that has ever built a house can empathize with Steve Brace. Brace, Creighton’s assistant athletic director for internal operations, is supervising the athletic department’s move next month to the university’s new Ryan Athletic Center and D.J. Sokol Arena. Right now, there are too many workers, too much dust and too many things left on the to-do list for Brace to have any degree of comfort.
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Jays hope to boost bond with fans
Omaha World-Herald, July 9,2009
Creighton's women's basketball and volleyball teams will be the main beneficiaries when the school opens its new on-campus arena next month. But Bluejay men's basketball fans also could benefit.
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Creighton guard Stinnett hopes to take the next step
Omaha World-Herald, July 11, 2009
P'Allen Stinnett has reached the point in his Creighton basketball career where walking the walk outweighs talking the talk. His coaches and teammates are looking for the talented but tempestuous junior guard to make the next steps physically and mentally in his on-court development. Stinnett, too, is eager to put a sometimes rocky past behind him and focus on fulfilling the potential that made him one of Creighton's most highly regarded recruits.
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Soccer: Bluejay men are set to host UCLA on Halloween
Omaha World-Herald, July 10, 2009
The Creighton men's soccer team will open the season with three straight home matches, but one of its biggest home contests is scheduled for Halloween, when the Jays will take on four-time NCAA champion UCLA.
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CU's Acoff has 'serious speed'
Omaha World-Herald, July 8, 2009
Johnny Torres had heard Dion Acoff was fast on the soccer field. Then the Creighton assistant coach saw Acoff play in person. “I wasn't prepared to see the speed I saw from him,'' Torres said.
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Tolliver still chasing dream
News-Leader.com, July 12, 2009
Since his playing days at Creighton University ended two years ago, Anthony Tolliver has bounced around the pro basketball circuit. Stops have included the NBA, the NBA's Development League and leagues in Turkey and Germany.
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