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June 18, 2010

Creighton in the News

Index shows economic growth
Omaha World-Herald, June 18, 2010
The 10-state survey by Creighton University economist Ernie Goss yielded a Rural MainStreet index of 52.6 on a 100-point scale, down from May's 54.3 but still above the level of 50 that indicates an expanding economy.
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Demonstrators target U.P. over its coal transportation
South West Iowa News, June 18, 2010
Charles Harper, a sociology professor at Creighton University, said people need to be aware of the consequences of burning coal.
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‘Little Women’ costumes aren’t common threads
Omaha World Herald, June 17, 2010
“I should have,” Pape said last week at Creighton University, where she was busy sewing for Friday’s opening night. “I’d read the book. It’s set in the 1860s, it has to span three years, covers every season and a couple weddings. And there’s a scene with nightgowns.”
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Probiotic Prophylactic: Bacteria May Protect Critically Ill Patients against Pneumonia
Scientific American, June 17, 2010
Researchers at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb., recently demonstrated that regular doses of probiotic bacteria given to hospital patients on mechanical ventilators resulted in fewer cases of pneumonia. The findings were published online June 3 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
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Bluejays hire volleyball, soccer assistants
Omaha World-Herald, June 17, 2010
Creighton volleyball coach Kirsten Bernthal Booth has hired Tom Mendoza as an assistant to replace Paul Giesselmann, who took over last month as head coach at Midland Lutheran.

Digger Hawkins, the director of coaching at the Gretna Soccer Club and a staff member for the Nebraska Olympic Development Program, has joined the Creighton women’s soccer program as an assistant coach, CU coach Bruce Erickson announced Thursday.
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