Creighton University Magazine Spring 2019
JESUIT GARDENSChances are, if you ever got locked out of your residence hall room, or any Creighton office, you experienced the handiwork of the campus Jesuit locksmith. Page 15.DIALOGUECreighton assistant professor Samer Al-khateeb, PhD, offers tips on spotting “fake news,” which at its core is intended to deceive. Page 18.LESSON PLANCreighton biology professor Carol Fassbinder-Orth, PhD, is spearheading research on a disorder that is decimating honeybee colonies. Page 20.THE LEGACY OF 1919Sparks from upheaval in the country in the summer of 1919 ignited the most shameful events in Omaha’s history. Creighton’s Kingfisher Institute is revisiting those events and the echo of their legacy. Page 22.ZUEGNER NAMED COHEN CHAIRThe inaugural holder of Creighton’s first endowed faculty chair in journalism is alumna Carol Zuegner, PhD, BA’77, whose father also taught at Creighton. Page 28.GAME TIMETwo dental graduates discovered that sports dentistry is a rewarding pursuit, and they apply in the clinic what they learn in the field. Page 30.A WEDDING STORYPopular with alumni, students and others, St. John’s hosts about twice as many weddings as any Catholic church in Omaha. For many, it feels like home. Page 34.KEEPING DANCERS ON POINTAlumna Michelle McLaughlin Reilly, DPT’08, BSHS’08, has found an energizing and fulfilling way to satisfy her passion for both ballet and physical therapy. Page 40.CREIGHTON CONVERSATIONSMeet the Rev. Nicholas Santos, SJ, who this summer will become the rector of Creighton’s community of Jesuits. He currently teaches at Marquette University. Page 56.