Public Relations  >  News Center  >  News Releases  >  March 2009  >  March 17, 2009  >  Luau Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Hawaii’s Statehood
Luau Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Hawaii’s Statehood

Students’ Luau Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Hawaii’s Statehood

Creighton University’s Hawaiian student club will celebrate Hawaii’s 50 years of statehood during its annual luau at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 21, in the Kiewit Fitness Center on the Creighton campus.

Each year Creighton’s Hawaiian Club, Hui ′O Hawai I, celebrates spring with a luau, and this year’s theme, Kanawai Ho′olilo Moku′aina, celebrates the 50th year of statehood for Hawaii. The evening includes a feast of authentic traditional Hawaiian food and entertainment.

Known as the Maui of the Midwest by the Hawaiian students, Creighton has more Hawaiian students than any university on the East Coast, or in the South or Midwest.

Doors open at 4 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. and entertainment at 6:45 p.m. Tickets prices are: Creighton students, $13.00; other students, faculty and staff, $20.; and children $10.00.

Tickets can be purchased March 16 – 20 at Creighton’s Skutt Student Center Fireplace Lounge, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., or Brandeis Dining Hall, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information about the luau, email

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.