Creighton University Magazine Winter 2001
Schlesinger. Allen B.
Shanley, Mary Kay
Scott, John M.
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CREIGHTON FAMILY PHARMACY SERVES SOUTH OMAHA / PHARMACY REACHES OUT Creighton University is reaching out to Omaha’s growing Hispanic community through its recently purchased pharmacy in South Omaha. Page 11.CREIGHTON OFFERS NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES MAJOR: A FIRST AMONG JESUIT AND NEBRASKA SCHOOLS / NEW DEGREE PROGRAM Creighton is the first Jesuit university and the first university in Nebraska to offer a major in Native American Studies. Page 12.HEALING FOR AMERICA The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States have affected us all. In this issue: We share the chilling accounts of Creighton alumni who experienced the attacks firsthand. Show a Creighton campus coming together in prayer and hope. Remember the lives of two Creighton alumni who died in the attacks. Reflect on the American spirit with an essay by Creighton professor and noted author Brent Spencer, Ph.D. And, through the insights of two Creighton Jesuits, probe the question, Where is God in these troubled times? Page 18.CATHOLICS & POLITICS / CATHOLICS AND POLITICS In seven of the last eight presidential elections, a majority of Catholic voters have voted with the winner. But defining the Catholic vote can be very difficult. Eileen Wirth, Ph.D., chair of Creighton’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, examines the issue. page 26.CALIFORNIA STREET SKETCHES Around a vibrant street filled with sounds of rattling street cars and shrieking school children, a beautiful campus blossomed and great memories were formed. Join Creighton professor Al Schlesinger for a trip down memory lane. Page 30.BAROMETERS TO YOUR HEALTH: WHAT YOUR TEETH, SKIN EYES HAVE TO SAY / BAROMETERS TO YOUR HEALTH What can your teeth, eyes and skin tell you about your overall health? Plenty, according to Creighton University health professionals. Find out more in this fascinating article by Mary Kay Shanley, BA’65. Page 32.WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MANAGED CARE? It was billed as the answer to controlling our nation’s rising health care costs, while providing consumers more choice and more efficient care. But managed care never fulfilled all of its promises. What happened to managed care? And where are we headed now? Creighton’s Eugene Rich, M.D., investigates. Page 36.ZARLENGO GIFT CELEBRATES FAMILY COMMITMENT TO CATHOLIC EDUCATION / DEDICATED TO CATHOLIC EDUCATION Roland Zarlengo, MD’44, celebrates his family’s lifelong commitment to Catholic education with a gift annuity to Creighton in memory of his late wife. Page 43.A SURVIVOR’S STORY Among the personal effects of his late grandfather, Creighton alumnus Oliver Pollak, JD’82, found four haunting letters detailing life in a Nazi concentration camp. Article Not Included.A TOAST TO THE TREES / THE LAST WORD The tree, silent and majestic, limbs stretching toward the heavens, leaves dancing in the wind, reveals the power and wonder of God, writes Creighton’s John Scott, S.J. Page 55.