Oct. 8, 2021
I want to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our Creighton students and faculty on the completion of midterm exams, reports, and projects, and to wish you a safe and restful fall break next week. I am particularly mindful of our many students who will participate in the SCSJ service and justice trips next week. Locally and nationally, our student participants will enjoy meaningful relationships with each other and at their sites, and they will wrestle with the struggles and joys of daily life.
I would also like to pass along my deep appreciation to everyone within the University community for your flexibility, creativity, and care for one another these past few months. If not for those characteristics, we would not have experienced such a successful return to normalcy. I remain so grateful for your commitment, and for the warmth and energy that I have observed both here on our campus in Omaha, and also in Phoenix and the Dominican Republic, throughout this semester.
I would also like to share my gratitude with the thousands of Bluejays who participated in our campus climate survey. Your perspective and voice will be incredibly instructive as we build plans to create positive change for the better at Creighton. In fact, there are still a few hours left to take the survey – you can access the campus climate survey here.
As you return to classes later this month, I certainly encourage you to take a moment to appreciate the fall colors on our incredible campus. Before we know it, an equally magnificent time will be upon us as we prepare for the holidays. There is so much to be thankful for in our world, and to be sure, I remain thankful for all of you.
Once again please stay safe and healthy, remember to care for one another, and may God bless you.
Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD