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June 14, 2010

Creighton in the News

Standards keep focus on evolution
Omaha World-Herald, June 13, 2010
Creighton University biology professor Chuck Austerberry reviewed Nebraska's draft standards and found them “appropriately neutral” on philosophical and theological matters… “We just want them to learn the science,” Austerberry said. “And also to learn it in a neutral, respectful environment that would give the students the confidence to know that they should feel free to develop their worldview based on input from all kinds of sources at home and at church.”
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Sculpture celebrates boy's life
Omaha World-Herald, June 12, 2010
Omaha artist Littleton Alston had the bittersweet task Friday afternoon of unveiling his most recent piece — a bronze sculpture that captures the vibrancy of a boy whose life ended all too soon. “I am extremely honored to make the most difficult project of my life,” Alston told the crowd before the unveiling at Creighton. “I hope this work helps in some way to mend and heal.”
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Omaha college students collect school supplies
KCAU-TV, June 12,2010
Students, faculty and staff at Creighton University collected more than 5,400 rulers, while those at the University of Nebraska at Omaha collected more than 5,100 erasers. The school supply collections were presented earlier this week for the Salvation Army and KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back-to-School Backpack Program.
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Harvard's Clark named Creighton coach
Omaha World-Herald, June 13, 2010
Clark has accepted Creighton's offer to become its new soccer coach, Bluejays Athletic Director Bruce Rasmussen said. Clark leaves Harvard University to replace Bob Warming, who resigned last month to become Penn State's head coach.
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Coach praises Bluejay commitment, tradition
Omaha World-Herald, June 13, 2010
“You walk in there knowing you're playing in an incredible environment,'' Clark said. “The same thing that attracted me should attract great players. As a coach, you always want to work with the nation's best, and Creighton has a lot in place to get them here.''
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Creighton, MVC bracing for effects of realignment
Omaha World-Herald, June 12, 2010
The fact that football appears to be driving the bus of realignment, Rasmussen said, leaves Creighton with no direct involvement at this point. But should massive changes occur at the high-major level, mid-major schools such as Creighton, with its strong men’s basketball program, could find itself attractive as Division I reshapes itself.
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