Faith

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of the UCA

A Reflection by Loriana Harkey On Sunday, November 16, Creighton University hosted a Salvadoran dinner and film to inform and honor the Jesuits martyred in 1989 during the war in El Salvador. Before the film, everyone was provided a homemade Salvadoran meal by a family who owns a local restaurant here in Omaha that consisted… Continue reading Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Jesuit Martyrs of the UCA

Classes

Mapping Arguments in Our Community

While we often think about words making an argument, spaces and places make arguments too. For example, neighborhoods make arguments about the values of the people that live there and public parks make arguments about how people should spend their time outdoors. For the last two years, students in my English 155: Cortina Composition were… Continue reading Mapping Arguments in Our Community

Formation

Public Policy, Elections, and Making Legislative Change

For this Sunday's Formation Time, we welcomed Creighton and Cortina alum Patrick Carter to speak to the community about public policy and how it can create justice for all. Patrick graduated from Creighton in 2010 with a degree in Justice and Society. Upon graduation, he completed a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University… Continue reading Public Policy, Elections, and Making Legislative Change

Formation

Monday Meditation: Vocation

The first Cortina Formation Time of the year focused on the topic of vocation. Freshmen and sophomores were split into separate rooms to hear from members of the Creighton and Omaha communities who shared their vocational journey and gave advice to students as they find their own vocation. Our panelists were: Kyle O'Reilly, video editor… Continue reading Monday Meditation: Vocation

Community

The Start of a New Year

Welcome to our new and continuing members of the Cortina Community! After a busy start to the year full of new student orientation and the beginning of classes, we couldn't be more excited for the year to come. Our first community meeting of the year was the annual Community Partner Bash where students learned who… Continue reading The Start of a New Year

Community

Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Challenge”

  Dear Future Cortinian, You are about to embark on a new chapter in your life that will forever change the way you view things and people in the world.  You are going to meet people who have different values than the ones you believe in. As a result you will be challenged. Many people… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Challenge”

Community, Uncategorized

Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Who am I and whom shall I become?”

My dearest Cortinian, “Who am I? And whom shall I become?” This is a question that has come to the hearts and minds of every single person I know. We are on a constant quest to know the path in which we belong, but thankfully God doesn’t tell us. He instead guides us, and lets… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Who am I and whom shall I become?”

Community

Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Embrace”

  To a Future Young Cortinian, I’m not going to write you a letter assuming your year, your gender, your past. I am not going to tell you what you ought to do. I am merely giving advice I wish someone would have told me and my advice, in general, for anything, anytime, is to… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Embrace”

Community

Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Vocation”

  Dear Future Cortinian, Welcome to the family! Your year will be full of ups, downs, and all sorts of experiences. A comforting fact is that you are a part of the Cortina family and support system. The key to making your college experience great is to have an open-mind and be flexible. Don’t be… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Vocation”

Community

Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Growth”

Dear Future Young Cortinian, To explain my experience in Cortina, I can use the Cortina symbol of a tree to represent what I have learned this year. I think one of the most important factors for experiencing growth is the need for strong roots, as the symbol reveals the tree’s roots to us. Cortina has… Continue reading Letters to a Future Young Cortinian: “Growth”