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October 7, 2009

Creighton in the News

Lofty ideas germinating
Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 7, 2009
Since July, five local entrepreneurs have bounced around ideas — and basketballs — in a 9,500-square-foot Old Market warehouse-turned-office at 11th and Leavenworth Streets as part of a new nonprofit incubator called the Halo Institute. Hudson called Anne York, director of entrepreneurship programs at Creighton University, and he learned that the university was looking to give entrepreneurial students the same opportunities.
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Hollowing Out America’s Heartland
NPR- On Point, Oct. 6, 2009
Economic professor Ernie Goss was among the guests on the hour-long live program discussing rural brain drain. A podcast of the program is available at: http://www.onpointradio.org/2009/10/hollowing-out-americas-heartland
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Want a career in intelligence?
Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 5, 2009
A real-life James Bond or Emma Peel from Nebraska? Terry Clark, director of Creighton's graduate program in international relations, said the program will entail substantial training in math, computers and statistics. Clark said scholars may project, for example, what conditions would need to occur for the government in Iran to collapse, or how to stop nuclear weapons proliferation.
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Panelists serve up guidance on ethics
Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 7, 2009
Crunch time is here. The show opens soon. You’ve provided all the documents. Yet the customs guy is still denying entry. Finally he says, “If you give me $1,000, I can clear you right now.” Such dilemmas are not uncommon when doing business in foreign countries, panelists said during a session at Gallup Inc. sponsored by the Greater Omaha Business Ethics Alliance at Creighton University.
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Creighton opens Apple training site
Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 3, 2009
Call it a coup for Creighton. The university held an open house Friday afternoon to introduce the community to its new regional professional training center for Apple. “We now have a very large regional area to serve,” said Joel Davies, director of the training center.
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Creighton Lands New Apple Training Center
KETV.com, Oct. 6, 2009
Creighton University has become the only site in the area to offer a new Apple training center. There aren't many training centers in the country, so the new center makes Omaha a draw for people in the region who want to take courses and get the Apple certification.
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Nebraska docs weigh in on health care debate
Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 6, 2009
Among those at the White House event were Dr. Jessica Meeske, a pediatric dentist from Hastings, Neb., and Dr. Richard O'Brien of Creighton University's Center for Health Policy and Ethics.
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First Doses of H1N1 Vaccine Arrive in Metro
KPTM-TV, Oct. 5, 2009
The wait is over; as the first batches of the H1N1 vaccines arrive in the metro. On Monday, most area hospitals received a small dosage of the nasal spray vaccines. But that doesn't mean you can get your hands on one just yet.
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Awareness is goal of week
Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 5, 2009
Joyce Bunger doesn’t consider intimate violence a “women’s issue.” “Sexual assault isn’t a women’s issue, it’s not a man’s issue, it’s a people issue,” said Bunger, one of the event organizers for Creighton University’s 16th annual “Stop Intimate Violence Week.”
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Soccer: Jays aiming to continue surge
Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 6, 2009
Creighton’s soccer team has a couple of objectives Wednesday when it plays at Missouri State. A win in Wednesday’s 4 p.m. match also would allow the Bluejays to continue building momentum and perhaps indicate that they have shaken a slow start that saw them open 2-2-1.
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Volleyball: Bluejays' Bober named Valley's top freshman after big weekend
Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 5, 2009
Creighton setter Megan Bober was named Missouri Valley Conference freshman of the week Monday.
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