Next year, the Creighton University Retreat Center in rural Griswold, Iowa, will celebrate 30 years of hosting alumni, students, faculty, staff and others seeking spiritual renewal and lasting memories.
One moment, Keith Vrbicky, MD’79, was in seemingly perfect health. The next, he was hooked up to a life-support system in the ICU, with his heart giving out (due to a rare, rapidly developing cardiovascular disorder) and other organs following suit.
The School of Dentistry’s Extramural Education Program — started in 2008 — sends fourth-year dental students to 21 federally qualified health centers, tribal dental clinics and rural private practices in seven states.
The namesakes (and lead donors) of the new hall and courtyard are Lee C. Graves, BSBA’80, JD’83, and his wife, Judy Graves, and their close friends Kathy and Jim Simpson, BA’80.
Here’s the story of the Iowa man who swiped somewhere between 23,000 and 26,000 rare books and papers from at least 300 university libraries across the U.S. (and Canada), and the FBI investigation (code name: “The Omaha Project”) that turned 10 Creighton librarians into a makeshift team of academic detectives
The newly named Dr. Richard J. Bellucci Translational Hearing Center continues the legacy of its legendary namesake by building on his work and training a new generation of researchers.
To show our gratitude, we spoke with students, alumni, faculty and staff about what our Bluejay community’s gifts mean for their cause, their education and Creighton as a whole.