Joy to the weird (and wonderful)
Dreaming of a weird, wonderful Christmas? You're in luck. We've got a two-part Weird Creighton Christmas extravaganza. In Part 1, we recount strange tales of Creighton Christmases past — like the great Christmas tree controversy of 2000. For Part 2, we It's-a-Wonderful-Life Creighton, asking ... "What would the world be like if the University had never existed?" A few alums shared their responses! And finally, we explore the similarities between Jimmy Stewart and co-host Rick Davis. Listen now.
Creighton ... it’s cold outside. But before those harsh winds sheared the trees of their leaves, we captured a photo gallery of our beautiful campus in the fall.
This 2008 alum just broke his third world record. He's planning to break his fourth early next year. And after that? Why not make it five world records?
Longtime Creighton dental professor Neil S. Norton, PhD, died last month after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. “We are richer for having known him and blessed by the many ways he touched our lives,” said School of Dentistry Dean Jill Wallen. Read more.
Creighton Christmas cards
Photos: Christmas at Creighton
Dozens of images of Christmas at Creighton, from the 1950s up through today. See the gallery.
On Giving Tuesday, 250 Creighton supporters gave $53,687 to University causes — including the Student Emergency Assistance Fund — that benefit students like Ayden Chavez. Thanks to donors, Chavez remains a part of the Bluejay community. Learn more.
OK, clearly we’re feeling the Christmas spirit in this issue of AlumWire. Here’s another piece of Christmas content, a collection of dozens of (sometimes hilarious) holiday ads we snipped from old Creightonian issues. See the ads here.
Creighton recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its partnership with the Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC) and the 5,000-plus Creighton students forever changed by a service trip to the Dominican Republic. Read more.
Faculty research reception
Creighton faculty recently presented their work at the awards reception for the Dr. George F. and Susan Haddix Faculty Research Fund that supports their research work. Read more.
The Creighton Dictionary continues with our entries for the letter C. Entries include “California Street,” “cura personalis” and, of course, “Creighton University.” Read more.
Christmas at Creighton: Omaha — 6 p.m. CT, Saturday, December 17, in Omaha, NE
Bluejays on the West Coast — 4 p.m. PST, Tuesday, December 20, in Palo Alto, CA
Palm Springs Presidential Reception — 5 p.m. PST, Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Palm Springs, CA
Naples Presidential Reception — 6 p.m. EST, Thursday, February, 9, 2023 in Naples, FL
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