News and Notes

News and Notes

WWI Lecture features Nebraska Authors

Join us for the next installment of our WWI Centenary Commemoration Lecture Series.

November 2, 2017, in the Harper Center Room 3029, from 7-8PM.

Karen Gettert Shoemaker, the author of the One Book One Nebraska 2016 selection, reads from and discusses the role of family stories and historic research in the writing of her historic novel The Meaning of Names. This presentation includes discussions of World War I, the Influenza Pandemic of 1918, the experiences of immigrants and first-generation Americans in the early 1900s, and the role of men and women in a changing society, as well as the many subjects readers bring to the conversation. Humanities Nebraska provides major funding for this program.

Ted Wheeler presents Omaha Uninitiated, which features readings from the novel Kings of Broken Things presented alongside a selection of historical photographs of Omaha from the World War I era that inspired the prose. The presentation investigates the celebration of certain identities (and degradation of others) in a time of rising nationalism and diaspora. It does this by illuminating both fictional and historical characters within the context of the presented media. This project is undertaken with the purpose of understanding the novel as a medley of primary historical sources, literary influences, and original prose, suggesting that a book is as much as about the process of its creation as its content.

New Cornerstone Newsletter Issued

March 1, 2017
The Spring, 2017 issue of the Creighton Cornerstone is now available for viewing online, with news and features about "fake news," teaching with technology, copyright, the graphic novels collection, and more.

Access to the Chronicle

June 5, 2016

Did you know the Chronicle of Higher Education is freely available to Creighton, courtesy of the CU Libraries? Here's how to access the Chronicle. Register for your free account from on campus at the Chronicle's website, to then access it on campus, off campus, and on your mobile device!

NYTimes.com Now Available to Creighton

May 5, 2016
The CU Libraries are pleased to offer full access to the New York Times through NYTimes.com, including national and international news, archives (since 1851), and multimedia content. To log in, you must first activate your Group Pass from on campus.