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2019 Physics Department Retreat

Pictures from our 2019 Retreat can be found here!

All students, faculty, and staff in the physics department are encouraged to join us for the 2019 Physics Department Retreat at the Carol Joy Holling Camp. This year the theme of our retreat is Sustainability. Join us for fun and games starting on Thursday January 31st at 7:00 p.m. followed by our annual skit performed by our undergraduate students. Friday we will reflect on our personal and departmental sustainability as well as ways to make the department even better. We return to campus for an early sandwich dinner at 5 p.m. on Friday February 1st.

Carpooling will be organized by the Society of Physics Students. Contact SPS president Sam Ruiz for more information.

Please join us!

Carol Joy Holling Camp
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2018 Physnic

Our annual Department of Physics picnic (Physnic) will take place during Alumni weekend on Saturday September 15th at Elmwood Park Pad, #2, starting at noon.

Mark your calendars! All students, staff, and faculty are invited! We'll grill food and have a fun afternoon together!


Elmwood Park, Pad #2
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2018 Evening of Reflection

Mark your calendars for our Annual Physics Department Evening of Reflection!

We wil induct new members into Sigma Pi Sigma, present research, scholarship, teaching, and service awards, and send off our graduating seniors and M.S. students!

Formal ceremony will be followed by dinner. Please join us!

Pictures from our event are here.

Dr. Jack Gabel's house
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2018 Physics Retreat

Who: We invite all undergraduate & graduate students, faculty and staff of the physics department and the energy technology program to join in our annual retreat! Physics & E-Tech majors, minors or anyone interested in studying physics is welcome to come!

When: Leave campus at 5 pm on Thursday, February 15th with dinner upon arrival.
Arrive back at 4:30 pm Friday, February 16th with dinner to follow on campus

Where: The Holling House at the Carol Joy Holling Center

27416 Ranch Road
Ashland, NE 68003

Why: To build community, relax, enjoy each other’s company and focus on this year’s topics of immigration and community engagement

To offset the cost of the retreat center and food, we ask attendees pay the following:

Faculty & Staff: $40
Graduate Students: $20
Undergraduate Students: $10

Please see Jolene Buckingham in Hixson-Lied G82 to sign-up!

We will be organizing rides to and from campus. Please look for the sign up on the physics club room door (HLSB G55)!

Questions? Email Catie Ward at caitlynward@creighton.edu

The Holling House at the Carol Joy Holling Center
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Contact info
Catie Ward at caitlynward@creighton.edu

2017 Haunted Lab


Haunted Physics Laboratory

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
October 26th, 27th, and 28th
5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Rigge Science Bulidng
Lower Level Room L10

Free and Open to the Public!
Appropriate for Adults and Children of All Ages
Hands-on Physics with a Halloween Theme

Rigges Science Building, Lower Level, Room L10
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2017 Physnic!

Our annular Physics Picnic (Physnic) will be held this Saturday, September 16th from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Benson Park. All students, parents, alumni, staff, faculty, and families are invited to attend!

7028 Military Ave.
Omaha, NE 68104

We had a great event! Pictures can be found here.

Benson Park, 7028 Military Ave.
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Contact info
Dan Pham <danpham@creighton.edu>

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