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.
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
With all the changes taking shape and with it being the 30-year anniversary of the Eternal Flame, we thought now would be as good a time as any to celebrate one of the most — if not the most — iconic and beloved spots at Creighton.
Doug Ryan — an 86-year-old former banker and current professional Santa Claus — didn’t graduate from Creighton. But for many years, he more or less lived here.
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.