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What is Heartland III?
Heartland III is a gathering of nearly
500 colleagues from the 11 Heartland/Delta (midwest and southern) Jesuit
colleges and universities.
What happened at Heartland
I and II?
Lots! At Heartland I in Chicago
and at Heartland II in St. Louis, participants spent several days:
Listening to speakers
Realizing how different our universities are
Realizing how much we have in common
Getting to know colleagues from our own campuses
on a deeper level
Meeting our peers on other campuses
Gathering around prayer, food and laughter
Why are we gathering
Because these gatherings
give us a chance to get away from our routine and allow us to examine and
deepen our personal spirituality and our connection with our Ignatian and
Jesuit heritage. We want to identify a common language and become
catalysts for change on our campuses.
Where are we gathering?
Heartland III will be held on Creighton's
campus: the meetings in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom, with some prayer
events in St. Johns Church. On campus dining will be held in several locations
around campus. Tuesday night will be a dinner off campus, hosted by each
president for his/her own university delegation.
Who will be attending?
About 500 colleagues from 11 midwest and
southern Jesuit universities. And updated delegate list can be found
and on the home page. A list of the 11 schools and links
to their websites is at the bottom of the home page.
What kind of format will
these days have?
There will be something
for everyone at Heartland III. It's a mix of presentations, personal
reflection, small group discussion, and community prayer over three and
a half days, from Monday evening through Thursday at noon.
How does check-in work
on Monday, May 22?
We are working
to make your pre-registration efforts pay off in ease of check-in.
Prior to the conference, we will provide you the name of the hall in which
you will stay. Check-in will be at the front desk of each residence
Where will we be staying?
Swanson Hall and McGloin Hall are two
suite-style residence halls which will hold out-of-town delegates.
Each suite in McGloin Hall, completed in
1998, has two bedrooms, a shared living area and a bath. Swanson Hall,
renovated in 1999, has suites with two bedrooms, sharing a bath.
In Swanson, common areas such as lounge, studies with computer access and
kitchens are shared by the guests living on the floor. For details and
diagrams of these two halls check
out this link.
What are room assignments?
Suite-mates will be of the same sex. We
would prefer to give each delegate a private room, but the large numbers
planning to attend indicate some room sharing will have to be done. We
will ask for volunteers from each delegation to share rooms.
Most of the bedrooms will have only one
person in each room, and those two rooms will share one bathroom with a
shower. In the case of shared rooms, we will do our best not to have
more than three persons in each two-bedroom suite.
Every effort is being made to house each
university delegation in the same hall and in suites near each other.
The campus representative
for each school now has a list of room assignments.
Can I stay extra days
before/after Heartland III?
Any delegate who would like to stay on
nights other than Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (in other words, anyone
who is coming early or staying after Heartland III) will be charged $24
per night for a single room, $18 for a shared room.
Reservations for extra room nights must
be made with Creighton by April 10 through Julie Grindey, Residence
Payment can be made by cash or check (sorry,
no credit cards) at the time of check-in at either McGloin or Swanson Hall.
How will we get messages?
messages will be posted on a board in the lobby of your residence hall.
In the event of an emergency, every effort will be made to bring the message
to you. The number to leave for all messages - 24 hours a day - is
Will we be able to check
Yes. A computer room is located in each
residence hall and a bank of 16 additional computers will be available
just outside of the Skutt Student Center ballroom, where many of the meetings
will be held.
Can I use my own laptop
for e-mail in my dorm room?
If you have a national
internet account that supplies a local Omaha access number (e.g. AOL, MSN,
Compuserve, etc.) you can use the telephone in your room to access it.
will be an active ethernet connection in your room as well Check
these instructions for how to connect your laptop to Creighton's network.
For Swanson Hall. For McGloin
How will local transportation
We'll take care of it for you. Creighton
will make arrangements to pick up any group at Omaha Eppley Airport.
Your campus coordinator will provide Creighton’s transportation coordinator
with the time of the group’s arrival at the airport in order that we can
meet your plane and make your travel to campus easy.
For those who are not arriving with their
delegations, Heartland and Creighton cannot be responsible for their transportation
from the airport. But Eppley Airport is conveniently located close
to downtown Omaha and Creighton’s campus and a cab ride to campus will
take less than ten minutes.
We will have plenty of buses on hand Thursday
to transport people back to the airport as you depart.
Will we have access to
the rec center?
From 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day, you will
find the Kiewit Recreation Center available for your physical fitness needs.
Racquetball courts, running track, exercise machines and weights, showers
and sauna will be open during those hours for any Heartland delegate.
The Recreation Center Pool will be open from noon to 7:30 p.m. during the
What should we wear?
Dress for Heartland meetings is casual,
although some people like to dress up a little more for the final banquet
on Wednesday night. Both St. John's Church and the Skutt Student Center
are air-conditioned. A sweater might add to your comfort on a cool
What about feeding us
There are open times for the first dinner
and all breakfast and lunches. [See the
schedule for more details.] A breakfast and lunch period will
be "open," which allows all delegates a chance to eat their meals in a
Beverages will be available at all times,
and snacks at the designated “break” times, served outside the ballroom
where we will gather.
do I park, if I have a car?
There is a lot behind
McGloin that will be available for Conference delegates' cars.
What’s Omaha like?
Omaha is a hilly, green medium-sized city
in the center of the country. It's easy to get around and a great place
to raise a family. Here is a virtual "Tour" of Omaha. There are
also lots of other Omaha links on the "Omaha" page of this website
which will help you to get a picture of what Omaha is like.
What kind of weather
should we expect?
During May the weather is usually picture-perfect,
although a spring shower may roll through. You can check current weather
on the links on the "Omaha" page. Get there through the Heartland III
home page or by using this direct weather link.
Will we get to see Omaha?
A little, and if you've never been here,
you're in for a treat. On Tuesday night, each President will host a
private dinner at an Omaha location for his/her delegation. Restaurants
will range from traditional Italian steakhouses to trendy meals in Omaha's
Old Market warehouse district. Check out more information on Omaha restaurants
for Heartland III:
How will we prepare on
This winter, each college or university
will hold one or more pre-conference meetings to introduce the delegates
to each other, to discuss the direction of the meeting and to coordinate
last minute details. If there are no pre-assigned readings, you might want
to read the three articles posted here.
Can I visit Creighton
Never been to Creighton? Take an on-line
tour of campus without leaving your computer. Check out the "About
Creighton" page for lots of links to Creighton. Take advantage
of the Search engine to look up any school, department or program you
might be interested in. And, the Webcam always gives you a live
"window" on the mall.
after Heartland III:
What will we do with
this when we return?
There will be a variety of responses to
Heartland III as we return to our home campuses, and bringing a renewed
spirit back to our own university is one of the prime goals of the meeting.
During Heartland there will be a discussion time for each university delegation,
and a follow-up meeting when we return will help focus the ideas and energy
generated by Heartland.
Will the talks be available
after Heartland III?
Yes. The text of the Conference
talks will be available on this site, right after the Conference.
Each school will receive a video of the talks, sometime during the summer.