Heard on Campus

“When we help medical students understand leadership, we help them to not only be strong scientists, but we help them to artfully lead teams.” — Jennifer Moss-Breen, PhD, associate professor and program director for Creighton’s Interdisciplinary EdD, who along with John Schmidt, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, co-authored “It’s Good for What Ails You: Leadership in Medical School”— winner of the 2017 Most Publishable Leadership Education Paper Award from the International Leadership Association.

“Whether it’s Republicans or Democrats in America or the (Indian National) Congress or the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) in India, the fundamentals of the relationship between our two countries are sound and will survive political change in either country.” — Hon. Shashi Tharoor, PhD, a former United Nations undersecretary general and current member of parliament for the Indian National Congress, at the inaugural U.S.-India Friendship Summit convened at Creighton.

“I’m inspired semester after semester by all the students who not only have a desire to serve others, but who also want to learn about the justice issues facing communities across the country and around the world.” — Jeff Peak, BA’08, MA’11, assistant director for the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice (SCSJ), on the 240 Creighton students who visited 30 sites nationwide during fall break as part of the SCSJ’s Service & Justice Trips.

“I am excited that The Landing project will serve as an important gateway to Creighton, but also for the communities surrounding the development to connect in many ways.” — Todd Heistand, president of NuStyle Development, which is converting the former Creighton University Medical Center property into a development called The Landing, with apartments, retail space and a pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 75 that will link to Creighton’s main campus.

“This is the way of the future, to meet people where they are and to provide the services they need most and might be unlikely to otherwise pursue.” — Margaret Murphy Begley, BA’90, BSN’91, faculty member, preceptor and school health coordinator in the College of Nursing, who is heading up Creighton’s partnership with Building Healthy Futures to provide vision screenings in Omaha Public Schools.

Let’s Get Social

@CarliTritz: Shoutout to @CreightonPres for picking up my Starbucks tab this afternoon!! Coolest prez evaaaa! #BigEspressoGuy  

@AditiGetsTweety: If you go to @Creighton, protecting health care for marginalized people, being men and women for and with others, is our mission. LIVE IT.

@MidwestJesuits: Ice cream shop near @Creighton has a new #Jesuit-inspired flavor: “Ite Inflamate Omnia,” or Go Set the World on Fire.

@RyanHolmgren: Proud to be a @Creighton alum. (Referencing Creighton’s efforts as one of 28 U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities to protect Dreamers)

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