Creighton University Magazine Fall 2002
Cavanaugh, James P.
O'Brien, Richard L.
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MORRISON, MILLS RECEIVE SPIRIT OF CREIGHTON AWARDS / SPIRITS OF CREIGHTON Kurt Morrison of Littleton, Colo., and Nakina Mills of Pine Ridge, S.D., received the University’s top student award at May commencement. Page 7.BRINGING HOPE TO GLAUCOMA SUFFERERS IN ST. LUCIA / RELIEF IN SIGHT Fourth-year medical student Greg Stroup traveled to St. Lucia in March with Creighton’s vice president and associate vice president for Health Sciences, providing care to people suffering from glaucoma. Page 8.ENRON 101: LESSONS FROM A CORPORATE SCANDAL President Bush, in his speech last month on Wall Street, said corporate scandals, such as the one that toppled energy giant Enron, have shaken the public’s trust in corporate America. Developing ethical, responsible corporate leaders for tomorrow is a primary focus of Creighton’s College of Business Administration. Many professors in the College — from accounting to management to finance — are using these scandals to reinforce important business lessons. Page 14.EXPERIENCING GOD IN NEPAL For Kerri McCallister, BA’99, it was a leap of faith — leaving behind family and friends in Colorado to work as a JVI (Jesuit Volunteers International) school teacher in a poor village in Nepal. It is now a labor of love, an experience that has opened her eyes to social justice issues and deepened her faith in God. Page 20.TEACHING ABOUT TERRORISM In the post-9/11 era, Creighton scientist Martha Gentry-Nielsen said our best defense against biological terrorism is knowledge, understanding and preparation. Gentry-Nielsen and her Creighton medical colleagues are working hard to make us more informed and better prepared. Page 28.Creighton Lawyer Finds Treasure in Ireland’s Past During a search of his Irish roots, Creighton alumnus and Omaha attorney James Cavanaugh, BA’77, JD’80, stumbled upon an ancient legal system, passed from generation to generation by an amazing group of lawyer-poets known as Brehons. Page 32.OF THRESHERS, COBBLERS AND IAMBIC PENTAMETER Bridget Keegan, Ph.D., chair of Creighton’s Department of English, has “rediscovered” an often overlooked and forgotten class of 18th and 19th century poets. Far from the social elite, these were laboring poets — equally adept at wielding a cobbler’s hammer or a farmhand’s thresher as well as a poet’s pen. Page 34HEIDERS' FAITH IN CREIGHTON'S MISSION, VISION INSPIRATION FOR SUPPORT / HEIDER GIFT The Jesuit tradition of being women and men for others is a daily goal for Charles and Mary Heider. Their most recent gift to Creighton will fund student scholarships. Page 40.DAD, GRANDPA ... FATHER Creighton alumnus Phil Flott, BA’67, a father of five and grandfather of 16, became a Catholic priest earlier this year. His son, Anthony, writes of the experience. Article Not IncludedHEAR KITTY, KITTY Edward Walsh, PhD’83, and his wife and colleague, JoAnn McGee, Ph.D., MS’82, studied the hearing of lions and other big cats at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Article Not IncludedWHY DOES CREIGHTON HAVE A MEDICAL CENTER / THE LAST WORD Are religiously sponsored health professions schools relics of the past or do they provide important and unique dimensions of education and health care? Creighton’s Richard O’Brien, M.D., examines the issue. Page 55.