Creighton University Magazine Spring 2013
McMahon, Cindy Murphy
Wright, Wendy M.
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A BIG MOVE Creighton University will join the Big East Conference on July 1. The move to the Big East presents an unprecedented opportunity for the entire University to broaden its footprint and elevate its stature. It also fulfills a vision to be in a conference of schools with similar faith-based missions, academic excellence and commitment to athletics. Page 8.‘DOC’ WISE DEDICATED TO STUDY OF POLITICS, WAR AND PEACE Ken Wise, Ph.D., spent more than 40 years teaching political science and international relations at Creighton University. Today, Wise lives in Dubai, sharing his philosophy of “positive politics” halfway around the world. Page 14.A MARIAN PILGRIMAGE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS Wendy Wright, Ph.D., John C. Kenefick Chair in the Humanities, explores the multitude of Marys in her native Southern California where the Catholic community is a microcosm of the global church. Instead of traveling the world to meet Mary, you just have to visit the city originally named for Our Lady. Page 16.DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROJECT ADVOCATES FOR VICTIMS OF ABUSE Building on its reputation in the Omaha legal community, the Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic at the School of Law has expanded to include the Domestic Violence Project, offering hope to low-income victims of domestic abuse. Page 22.