Creighton University Magazine Fall 2017
Murphy McMahon, Cindy
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CREIGHTON CONNECTIONS. Page 6JESUIT GARDENSThe Rev. Thomas Simonds, SJ, EdD, shares insights on how to more fully appreciate the gifts of the season. Page 11.BY THE NUMBERS Page 15.HEALTH BRIEFS. Page 16.DIALOGUE.The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is discussed from Lutheran and Catholic perspectives by a Creighton professor and administrator. Page 18.LESSON PLANAlumni and Creighton’s sustainability coordinator offer real-world advice on living a greener life. Page 20.IS DEMOCR ACY IN CRISIS?Political scientists, including two at Creighton, are concerned about signs that democracy may be in danger worldwide. Page 24.AN EQUATION FOR SUCCESSA recent $10 million gift to the College of Arts and Sciences from alumnus George Haddix, PhD, MA’66, and his wife, Susan, will enhance research and stoke the passions of the next generation of Creighton scientists. Page 30THE L AST FRONTIERThrough twists and turns, a Creighton alumna falls in love with Homer, Alaska, and a unique form of therapy. Page 38.A SHINING LIGHTA professor and professor emerita play key roles in furthering the cause for sainthood of the founder of Boys Town, the famed organization for at-risk youth based in Nebraska. Page 44.THE MINIMALIST MANAGERA Creighton business professor says minimalism can bring more meaning to the workplace. Page 46.IMPACTFrom South Korea to Omaha, a nursing scholarship recipient finds Creighton is where she is meant to be. Page 54.ALUMNI NOTES. Page 55CREIGHTON CONVERSATIONSThe University’s vice president for University Relations says his is a “dream job.” Page 64.