Creighton University Magazine Summer 2008
Gillick Larry, S.J.
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50 YEARS: BSN AT 50/ BSN AT 50 Fifty years ago, in 1958, Creighton University inaugurated its collegiate program for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The Creighton School of Nursing and its BSN program have evolved over the past five decades, but the school’s position as a leading educator of outstanding nursing professionals has remained constant. Creighton’s BSN graduates continue to make their marks in the profession, through a wide range of roles. Meet some of these pioneers, researchers, educators and difference-makers — individuals who have formed lifelong bonds with each other and their school. Page 10.A VIEW FROM THE 35TH GENERAL CONGREGATION Creighton University’s internationally renowned photographer, the Rev. Don Doll, S.J., served as the official photographer at the 35th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus. The Congregation, which concluded in March, included the election of a new Jesuit superior general, the Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J. Fr. Doll’s photos give an inside glimpse of the Congregation, which drew 225 Jesuits representing almost 20,000 conferences around the world. Page 16.GUIDING THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: LARRY GILLICK, S.J. / IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuit religious order, continues to challenge and inspire those who undertake this reflection of one’s self and her or his relationship with God. Creighton’s the Rev. Larry Gillick, S.J., has been directing Ignatian retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises for nearly 48 years. He shares the history behind the Exercises, a general overview of the experience and how these “exercises” — formulated in the 16th century — can have a profound effect on one’s life, even in today’s fast-paced world. Page 18.STRIKING GOLD / STRIKING GOLD: CREIGHTON’S GOLDWATER SCHOLARS Harvard, Yale and MIT couldn’t do it. But Creighton did. For the first time since the Barry Goldwater Scholarships were established in 1986, Creighton University had four students receive the prestigious award in one year. How did they do it? Read more about these remarkable students. Page 22.