Creighton University Magazine Spring 2012
Jordan, C. Scott
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THE POWER OF THE LITURGY The celebration of the Eucharistic liturgy is central to Christian life. Eileen Burke-Sullivan, S.T.D., MChrSp’84, the Barbara Reardon Heaney Endowed Chair in Pastoral Liturgical Theology, writes that the bishops of Vatican II emphasized that liturgical prayer is the work of Christ made present in the Church. Page 8.WEST MEETS EAST While oceans apart geographically, Creighton and China share connections and exchanges that may surprise you. Alumnus Scott Jordan, BA’11, traveled to China in the summer of 2010 through one of Creighton’s faculty-led, study-abroad programs. He writes about the ties and relationships between Creighton and China. Page 12.PASSING THE PEAS AND OTHER LESSONS OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION Conflict is inevitable in society — even around the family dinner table, where “pass me the peas” can get lost in translation. Creighton experts from the Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, communication studies and business discuss the issue of conflict, some of its positive effects, and seven strategies for constructively engaging conflict. Page 14.A PHILOSOPHER-EMPEROR’S APPROACH TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION What lessons can we learn about conflict management from a philosopher-emperor who ruled the Roman Empire some 1,900 years ago? Plenty … according to Creighton philosophy professor William Stephens, Ph.D., the author of a new book on Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. Page 20.‘SNOWFLAKES’ OF HOPE IN CAMBODIA Sometimes positive change comes rapidly and sometimes it comes bit by bit — like snowflakes gently falling on a leaf. The latter is the idea behind Solaid, a small nonprofit organization founded by Creighton alumnus Steve Budd, M.D., BA’89, that is providing aid to those in need in Cambodia. Page 22.