Creighton University Magazine Spring 2008
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CALLED TO TEACH: CREIGHTON'S MAGIS PROGRAM HAS GRADUATE-LEVEL EDUCATION STUDENTS SERVING IN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS / CALLED TO TEACH With some Catholic elementary and high schools struggling to attract and retain high quality teachers, Creighton University’s Magis program offers a possible solution. Program participants work toward a master’s degree in education, tuition-free, while serving in Catholic schools — especially those struggling economically. These Magis teachers also engage in spiritual formation and live together in community, rounding out their education. Page 10.SHARING THE PASSION FOR RESEARCH Creighton University students, including undergraduates, are often extended unique opportunities to collaborate with faculty members who have distinguished themselves as leading scholars in their fields. Creighton’s Bridget Keegan, Ph.D., shares a few of these stories. Page 16.BRAIN GAIN A second-year medical student works with two Creighton researchers in a breakthrough study that finds that oxygenating the brain during neurosurgery not only reduces mortality, but enhances overall patient outcomes. Their research drew the attention of the prestigious American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Page 22.