Fransico “Frankie” Pastor-Rivera, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been elected to be the first openly gay and latino president of the Creighton Student Union as of late Tuesday night.
The VIP Center held an informational event on the evening of Oct. 21 that explained the impact of sexual violence. There was a shoiwing of a documentary, a march up the mall and a guest speaker.
The Creighton community is mourning the loss of Mark Kaipust, assistant professor in Creighton’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, and his son, Taylor, who were killed in a car accident Saturday morning.
On Monday, Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD announced that Marcus Blossom would become Creighton’s next McCormick Endowed Athletic Director, beginning Sep. 27.
Gallagher Hall closed this past summer after housing students for the past 59 years. As a result, Swanson Hall has transitioned to a fully freshman dorm.
Creighton announced updated COVID-19 requirements Monday afternoon, including reinstating mask requirements for classrooms and labs.
The Green Jays in conjunction with the Creighton Students Union hosted a farmers market outside the Hixson-Lied building on April 24 for students to enjoy locally grown food, food trucks and activities.
It’s a challenge to get enough sleep — “We try to fill our days with meaningful things,” said Kristina Simeone on April 22 at the start of the Sleep Challenge.
The Farmer’s market at Anderson Plaza was an event where students gathered to sup- port small local businesses and get educated on the campus wide push for sustainability.
The Creighton Intercultural Center held a virtual introduction and conversation session with newly named Interim Vice Provost for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Sarah Walker, on April 12.
The university announced last Monday that Zipcar will not resume operations on Creighton’s campus this year and will close the program for the foreseeable future.
In a socially distanced ceremony, 42 Creighton students, one alumna and one honorary initiate were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Beta Chapter of Nebraska, in the Harper Center Hixson-Lied auditorium on April 16.
Volunteers called members of the Omaha community to communicate about ways to improve the Park Avenue neighborhood in a virtual service opportunity hosted by inCOMMON, an Omaha-based nonprofit, on April 8.
Creighton held a seminar for “March Women’s Journey” on March 25. Guest speaker Corinne Rice-Grey-Cloud presented a speech about the missing and murdered indigenous women’s movement to draw attention to violence towards indigenous women in America.
Creighton students are scrambling to figure out their schedules for the upcoming semester, with registration beginning for some students as soon as Thursday.
The Harper Dining Hall has been closed for general use for the remainder of the Spring semester. While the dining hall remains open with to-go options for all students, only in-season student athletes are permitted to use the seating areas.
The Creighton Students Union Program Board presented its second Brave Conversations, “All about Ableism,” on March 23 over Zoom with professor of communication studies Erika Kirby.
The Vatican released a statement on March 15 saying that the Catholic Church will not bless same-sex marriages because God “does not and cannot bless sin.”
A $250,000 grant given to Creighton University’s Center for Promoting Health and Health Equity will be used to educate minority populations in Omaha about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Eight people were killed in a shooting that took place across three Atlanta spas. Six of the victims were identified as Asian American women, which has led to increased fear among the Asian American population.
The new Student Green Fund established by the Office of Sustainability will provide grants to CU students with ideas for campus or community sustainability projects.
Enacted by the Creighton University COVID-19 Strategy and Implementation Team, Wednesday was Creighton’s official “Wellness Wednesday.” This day off from school was designed to help students with self-care and stress.
Creighton intends to host in-person commencement and professional hooding ceremonies May 13-15, according to an email from Creighton Communications on Monday.
For students suffering from any kind of mental health crisis on the weekends or after-hours, Creighton Student Counseling Services offers an after-hours mental health care phone line.
The Violence Intervention and Prevention Center held a “Tech Like a Boss” event on how to stay safe from digital harassment last Thursday hosted by a cybersecurity and harassment expert.Adam Dodge, founder of the nonprofit End Technology-Enabled Abuse, hosted the hour-long virtual presentati…
About 3,635 people were vaccinated for COVID-19 at the community vaccine clinic at the Rasmussen Center on Saturday with the help of more than 300 volunteers.The Creighton operation, which is one of four clinics rolling out vaccines in Douglas County, is the only one that is interdisciplinar…
Creighton discontinued the temperature check-in and screening stations on Feb. 22 while Campus Clear requirements remain in place.Beginning last semester, students, faculty and staff on campus were required to check-in at one of the screening stations open in Hixson-Lied, the Skutt Student C…
A reminder was sent out to students last week from Student Health Education and Compliance that there is no 90-day immunity period after testing positive for COVID-19.In a video message, Angela Maynard, associate director of Student Health Education and Compliance, explained why there is no …
In an email Thursday evening, athletic director Bruce Rasmussen informed the Creighton community that men’s basketball coach Greg McDermott is suspended from team activities.
The Career Center has adjusted its services to prepare students for interviews and job opportunities in the circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic.The center hosted its spring career fair virtually on Feb. 19 using Handshake, Creighton’s online career management system.“Between ou…
Creighton’s Public Safety department has been partnering with the Creighton Intercultural Center to engage in implicit bias training to help its officers understand their own unknown biases.Becky Nickerson, director of the Creighton Intercultural Center, explained that there are two types of…
In an effort to better protect the Creighton community during the COVID-19 pandemic, disciplinary actions are being taken against those who do not regularly complete daily Campus Clear screenings.According to an email sent to students, faculty and staff from Creighton Community Standards, th…
Campus remained open last week despite the extremely cold temperatures and the recent changes to Creighton’s severe weather policy that essentially eliminated snow days.With last Monday and Tuesday’s weather conditions dropping temperatures to the minus 20s and below, many students were hopi…
Despite travel uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, the Spring Study Abroad Fair presented study abroad options for students for the upcoming semesters and was held in the Harper Ballroom last Thursday.Students wishing to attend were required to register for a single, one-hour time slot …