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June 29, 2009

Creighton in the News

Walkers raise awareness about fighting oral cancer
Omaha World-Herald, June 28, 2009
More than 8,000 people die each year of oral cancer, and a Creighton University student group is trying to prevent some of those deaths. The Creighton chapter of the Student National Dental Association held a walk Saturday along the Omaha riverfront to call attention to oral cancer and raise money to fight it.
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College World Series bodes well for Omaha's economy
NewsNet, June 26, 2009
The Wootens are a part of the approximately 48.5 percent of CWS attendees who come from outside Nebraska, according to Dr. Ernie Goss of The Goss Institute for Economic Research. Goss, a professor at Creighton University, conducted a study on the economic impact of the College World Series on Omaha. He found that visitors spent more than $25 million in the city during the 2007 CWS.
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Different path to justice for Starkweather today
Omaha World-Herald, June 28, 2009
Law professor Raneta Mack is quoted in a story looking back at the 50th anniversary of Charles Starkweather’s execution and changes in the law since then.
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Where The Jobs Are: Pharmacist
Forbes, June 25, 2009
After getting his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering in 1993, Chad Lundstrum worked for three successive companies, each with its own set of frustrations. He decided to leave his full-time job and go back to school to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree online from Creighton University.
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Former botanist, professor Bessey inducted into state Hall of Fame
Lincoln Journal Star, June 27, 2009
The bust for newest Nebraska Hall of Fame member Charles E. Bessey was created by artist Littleton Alston, an associate professor of Sculpture at Creighton University.
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Octogenarian stays on his feet (in water)
Omaha World-Herald, June 28, 2009
A graduate of Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs and Creighton University’s pharmacy school, Bob Mahoney served in the Air Force in the 1950s and was director of pharmacy at Methodist Hospital when he retired in 1989.
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U.S. Soccer Closing in on Elite
WOWT, June 28, 2009
For a while it seemed U.S. Soccer could catapult itself into one of the elite teams in the sport. Up 2 – 0 over Brazil in a FIFA Championship game, but they just couldn't hang on. The loss could add to the growing support of soccer in America…Smith and his friends know soccer. They're just a few of the more than 300 kids from around the country and world who have come to Creighton's soccer camp.
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Jays assistant remembers slain high school coach
Omaha World-Herald, June 25, 2009
Ed Thomas' legacy will be in the lives he touched both on and off the football field, Creighton assistant basketball coach Darian DeVries said.Thomas, the head football coach at Applington-Parkersburg High School in north-central Iowa, was shot and killed Wednesday, allegedly by a former player.
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