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Creighton University to Celebrate Founders Week

Creighton University to Celebrate Founders Week

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of John A. Creighton. It was after his death on Feb. 7, 1907, that Creighton University began observing Founders Day. Over the years, the celebration has expanded to include a full week of activities. It begins this year with Founders Week Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb.11., in St. Johnís Church.

The Rev. John P. Schlegelís State of the University address at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb13, in St. Johnís Church, will highlight the week. Following his address, faculty members and employees with 25 years of service to the University will be honored.

The newest addition to the festivities this year is anNET documentary based on a recently published book, The History of Creighton, written by University Historian Dennis Mihelich. The documentary will be shown at 4 p.m., on February 12, 14, and 15, in Rigge Science Hall, Room 120. The Creighton community and the public are invited to attend.

The week-long series of events focuses primarily on honoring students, faculty and administrators who make significant contributions to Creighton University.

To view a complete schedule of events, visit the Founders Week homepage at: http://www.creighton.edu/publicrelations/events/foundersweek/

Posted: 2/6/07