As part of the Leading with the Liberal Arts strategic plan goal for the University, Creighton has established the Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions. The Kingfisher Institute reinforces the intersections between liberal arts education and education for the professions (such as law, business and health). These two approaches do indeed overlap at Creighton already, which is part of what makes Creighton graduates distinctly well-rounded. The Kingfisher Institute will continue to articulate and develop these existing strengths. The vision is that, through the formation of faculty and staff, the institute will influence every student in all of Creighton’s nine schools and colleges.
Guiding and grounding these efforts in the institute’s first years of formation are two interdisciplinary themes of critical social importance: “Narratives of Health and Illness” and “Race in America: 1919 to 2019.” Events and faculty and staff development opportunities that explore these themes begin this fall. Learn more at the Kingfisher Institute website.