Creighton University Magazine Fall/Winter 2013
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CREIGHTON CELEBRATES OPENING OF HEIDER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Welcome to the Heider College of Business — the first named school at Creighton University. Read how the Ignite the Greatness campaign raised more than $93 million in gifts and pledges, including the transformational gift from Charles, BSC’49, HON’10, and Mary, HON’10, Heider. Page 14.FINISHING THE JOURNEY Deferring his dream to play in the NBA, Creighton’s All-American Doug McDermott returns for his senior season to play in the BIG EAST and to pursue another goal — earning his degree from Creighton. Page 16.THE CHANGING FACE OF AMERICA The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by the year 2040 there will be no ethnic or racial majority group in the U.S. Creighton faculty members are looking at this historic demographic shift and preparing Creighton students to think about proactive solutions to potential issues this shift may create in our nation’s schools, workforce and electorate. Page 20.HE BOUGHT THE FARM … AND THE DODGERS Creighton graduate Mark Walter, BSBA’82, heads a multi-billion-dollar financial services firm in Chicago and is the chairman and controlling owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Page 24.IS THERE AN APP FOR THAT? On your smartphone or tablet right now, you may have apps that make your life easier, keep you organized and entertained and save you money. So what are the ingredients for a good app? Creighton students and faculty share their favorite mobile apps. Page 28.MIRACLES ON 24TH STREET Miracle on 34th Street … it is one of the most heart-warming holiday movies of all time. During this holiday season, Creightonians from 24th Street share their own “small” miracles — gentle nudges from above — that have touched their hearts and changed their lives. Page 32.