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Creighton Journalism Professor’s Book on Jesuit High Schools Published

Creighton Journalism Professor’s Book on Jesuit High Schools Published

Eileen Wirth, Ph.D., journalism professor and chair of Creighton University journalism department, is the author of the newly published book, “They Made All the Difference: Life-changing Stories from Jesuit High Schools.”

The 240-page book focuses on thriving Jesuit high schools and relates the success of these schools to the philosophy and vision of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. It takes a look at the role of the teachers, chaplains, disciplinarians, coaches, parents and students in the Jesuit education system and includes profiles of Jesuit high schools and famous Jesuit high school alumni.

“Eileen Wirth’s lively new book gathers together a variety of stories and voices — by turns fascinating, inspiring and humorous — to show how Jesuit high schools still turn out young men and women eager to follow St. Ignatius Loyola’s encouragement to ‘set the world on fire,’” said James Martin, S.J., associate editor of America Magazine.

A faculty member at Creighton since 1991, Wirth has a doctorate in political science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of five books and has written numerous magazine and newspaper articles for national and local publications.

Published by Loyola Press, the book will be available Aug. 1 and is available on amazon.com.