May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017: Creighton global initiative awards

Creighton University President, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ

As I previewed in my message Sunday evening, I am pleased today to announce the 2017 awards in the second year of the Creighton Global Initiative (CGI). Additionally, I would like to recognize students and staff who received honors last week for their outstanding work.

The CGI committee selected a total of 15 projects to receive the $1 million in seed-funding available this year. The selected projects will continue to animate our community through important themes of global learning and include the following:

Deepening our understanding of the local as global

  • Maya Community Health Collaborative
  • Encountering Latin America at Creighton
  • Cooking and Learning workshops with Karen refugee families
  • Annual women’s day for African refugees

Open up our mind, hearts, and souls to the world in unique ways

  • Cuba and the U.S.: Revolution and Restitution? (Faculty-led program away for the Encuentro Dominicano)
  • Definitions of health – Implications for care: Austria, Hungary, and the United States
  • Hunger and health care in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Faculty/staff formation pilgrimage retreat in the original European sites of the Jesuits: Northern Spain, Paris, and Rome
  • Immersion Scholarship Fund

Uphold the dignity of all people

  • Crafting global aware practitioners: The lost art of empathy
  • Caring for at-risk populations: An innovative course for preparing health science faculty and students for clinical practice and cultural competency
  • Global surgery fellowship

Bring a global perspective to our research mission

  • Service learning research for development in the Dominican Republic
  • CURAS Global – Undergraduate research on the global scale
  • President’s global research fund

I am grateful to René Padilla, PhD, vice provost for Global Engagement, and all members of the CGI committee for their many discussions and discernment of proposals. See detailed information regarding each program and view a list of committee members.

I would like to congratulate students representing the iJay Practicum in the Heider College of Business and members of the University Communications and Marketing (UCOM) team, who were recognized with multiple awards from the Omaha chapter of the American Marketing Association during a ceremony last week. 

Creighton students were honored for a marketing campaign developed in the spring 2016 cohort of the iJay Practicum. UCOM was recognized in all six categories that make up the annual Pinnacle Awards ceremony. Learn more and watch the award-winning video featuring preschoolers from the Russell Child Development Center. 

As a reminder, on Thursday I will provide an update to the campus community regarding ongoing work by the Policy and Procedure Review Committee on Sexual Misconduct. 


Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ