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The Creighton University is a private, Roman Catholic university based in Omaha, Nebraska. It was founded in 1878 by Jesuits and is one of 28 members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The University is the largest private religious university of Nebraska.
On campus at the edge of downtown study about 7700 people.
The University was founded on September 2, 1878 as Creighton College. She was a gift from Mary Lucretia Creighton, in memory of her husband, the well-known businessman Edward Creighton, founded the College. The start time has been heavily influenced by his brother John Creighton. In 1958, the College was divided into the preparatory school ( Creighton Preparatory School ), and the university today.
The Creighton University maintains the following nine faculties:
- College of Arts & Sciences
- College of Business Administration
- School of Nursing
- School of Dentistry
- School of Medicine
- School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
- School of Law
- Graduate School
- University College
About 35 % of students are enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.
The Creighton Bluejays are the sports team of Creighton University, which are organized in the Big East Conference of NCAA Division I since 2013. In eight of 14 teams sports entertained.
Famous basketball alumni include Paul Silas, Benoit Benjamin and Kyle Korver. Former coach Eddie Sutton and Willis Reed are.
The football team took part in 1992-2008 17 times at the NCAA finals, 2000, there was even enough for the championship game. The home games are in the 6000 -seat Morrison Stadium discharged.
The baseball team took in 1991 at the NCAA College World Series in part. The softball team of women took part in the 1982 and 1986 Women's College World Series and six times in the last eight NCAA tournaments.
At the Creighton University to eleven academic fraternities: Phi Beta Gamma, Alpha Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi Sigma, Psi Chi, Phi Sigma, Phi Sigma Tau, Pi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Tau Delta, Beta Alpha Psi, Eta Sigma Phi, Alpha Psi Omega.
Including the above-mentioned compounds exist at the University of over 200 student organizations.
Within the performing arts is the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, which operates numerous choirs and ensembles. The Creighton Dance Company offers a variety of dance classes and maintains teams. Moreover plays are produced.
Since 1924, the student newspaper Creightonian appear during term time every Friday. 2007 and 2008, the newspaper was voted the best university newspaper Nebraska. 2007 and 2010 it was for the Pacemaker Award, one of the most important awards for student journalism, nominated. In addition, members have won several awards. In addition, the literary and artistic oriented magazine Shadows is published.
A variety of organizations at the University aimed at common interests within the student body:
- Cultural: Hui O Hawaii, International Student Association, Spanish Club
- Politics: NAACP College Chapter, College Republicans, College Democrats
- Professional: Premedical Society, Predental Society, Fellowship of Christian Law Students, Academy of Student Pharmacists, Business Law Society, International Relations Club
- Religious: Canisius Society, Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Organization, Rosary Club, Jays for Christ, Knights of Columbus, Student Jewish Organization
- Service: Alpha Phi Omega, Colleges Against Cancer, Habitat for Humanity, Best Buddies of America
Nearly 58,000 alumni from 93 countries are connected with the university. They include the late U.S. astronaut Michael Philip Anderson, the Coca -Cola operations director Donald Keough, and the still active basketball player Anthony Tolliver.