Weekly Update: Nov. 6-11, 2012

Featured Events:

Spring Break 2013 Service & Justice Trips Participant Info Meeting
Attend this information session to learn more about Service & Justice Trips as well as to learn about the application process. Service & Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) during Fall and Spring break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. Two trained student coordinators lead a group of 6-14 students. During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learn about local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students. The Info Meetings are on Nov 7 from 12:00 – 1:00pm in Harper Center room 2067 (CCSJ) and Nov 8 from 9:00-10:00pm in Harper Center Hixson-Lied Auditorium.

Events this week:
1st Toilet Paper Drive By Collection
Honey Sunday
Native American Heritage Month Documentary: Trudell
Spring Break 2013 Service & Justice Trips Participant Info Meeting
Courageous Voices: the Battle of Whiteclay
November Memorial Service
CHPE Roundtable: “Diabetes Education in Culturally Appropriate Native American Talking Circles”
Creighton Celebrates The Legacy of Vatican II
2nd Toilet Paper Drive By Collection
Walking in Your Shoes: Performance by Mick Milson
Veteran’s Day Parade Volunteers needed

Events More than One Week Away:
Send Off the Creighton Delegation to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

Service and Justice Opportunities
Friday, November 2nd
1st Toilet Paper Drive By Collection
Toilet Paper is one of the most needed items in shelters. Please help us fill this need for the Siena Francis House. Just drop off one or many packages of TP on your way to work from 7:30-8:30 at the parking lot on the North side of McGloin. We will even come to your car and get your items. This drive is sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council.

Sunday, November 4th
Honey Sunday
Would you have a couple of hours available to assist us with Honey Sunday? We are in need of some volunteers to sell honey at tables. We have been granted permission from the following grocery stores to sell honey at a table at their entrance: Baker’s (173rd & Lakeside), No Frills (132nd & Center), and Hy-Vee (156th & Maple). The shifts would be noon – 2pm, 2- 4pm, or the entire noon – 4pm time frame if you are available. Just wear a smile and raise funds for Ollie Webb Center. Please let Lisa Dougherty know ASAP if you are interested at ldougherty@olliewebbinc.org.

Tuesday, November 6th
Native American Heritage Month Documentary: Trudell
Trudell is a 2005 documentary film about the life of author and American Indian activist John Trudell and his profound message of active personal responsibility to the earth, all of its inhabitants and our descendants. The film traces Trudell from his childhood in Omaha, Nebraska, to his role in the American Indian Movement, and finally to his rebirth as a musician and spoken word poet. This film was produced and directed by Heather Rae. It aired nationally in 2006 as part of the Independent Lens series on PBS. (Running time 78 Minutes). This showing will take place at 7:00pm in the Harper Center room 3023.

Wednesday, November 7th
Spring Break 2013 Service & Justice Trips Participant Info Meeting
Attend this information session to learn more about Service & Justice Trips as well as to learn about the application process. Service & Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) during Fall and Spring break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. Two trained student coordinators lead a group of 6-14 students. During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learn about local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students. The Info Meetings are on Nov 7 from 12:00 – 1:00pm in Harper Center room 2067 (CCSJ) and Nov 8 from 9:00-10:00pm in Harper Center Hixson-Lied Auditorium.

Thursday, November 8th
November Memorial Service
In keeping with the Christian tradition of remembering in November those who have gone before us in death, this memorial service will be an opportunity for members of the Creighton University community to prayerfully and lovingly remember their family members, friends, and loved ones who have died, and to support friends and colleagues who are remembering the deceased. Music, candles, and a reading of names will create a reverent atmosphere in which our beloved dead are honored. This service will take place at Saint John’s Church at 7:30pm.

CHPE Roundtable: “Diabetes Education in Culturally Appropriate Native American Talking Circles”
This Center for Health Policy and Ethics Roundtable will feature Marty Wilken (RN, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing) as discussant. Wilken has been awarded a two year grant titled ‘Reversing Non-adherence in American Indians with Diabetes Mellitus Type Two’. Dr. Wilken will compare the effectiveness of traditional Diabetes Education to Diabetes Education in a culturally appropriate Talking Circles format for Native Americans with Type Two Diabetes who are receiving insulin but whose blood glucose levels are not controlled. Outcome measures will include a qualitative description and Indian Health Service Standards of Care measurements.
This event will take place from 3:30pm – 4:30pm in the CHPE Conference Room located at 2616 Burt Street, Omaha, NE. For more information about CHPE Roundtables, visit http://chpe.creighton.edu/ or call the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at (402) 280-2646 or email hshew@creighton.edu.

Friday, November 9th
Creighton Celebrates The Legacy of Vatican II
The opening event is in Harper Center Ballroom and includes a welcome by Fr. Lannnon at 3pm. The Keynote speaker is Fr. Thomas O’Meara at 4pm and there is a deception in Harper Foyer highlighting persons who attended some aspect of council (Msgr Cain, Dr. Mike Lawler, Msgr Komanchak) at 5:30pm.

On Saturday, there is an opening liturgy at St. John’s Parish at 8:30am with Fr. Pat Malone as presider and Fr. O’Meara as homilist. The celebration will continue in Harper Center Ballroom at 10:15am with keynote speaker Msgr Komanchak addressing Historical Context of the Council. From 11:15-12:00am there will be a faculty panel discussion co-sponsored by the Barbara Reardon Heaney Endowed chair in Pastoral Liturgical Theology, the Center for Catholic Thought, the Kenefick Chair in the Humanities, and others.

2nd Toilet Paper Drive By Collection
Toilet Paper is one of the most needed items in shelters. Please help us fill this need for the Siena Francis House. Just drop off one or many packages of TP on your way to work from 7:30am-8:30am at the Circle Drive – East Side of Harper. We will even come to your car and get your items. This drive is sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council.

Walking in Your Shoes: Performance by Mick Milson
Free one-man show of poetry and music by Mick Milson, a recent graduate of the Siena/Francis House Miracles Treatment program. This show emerged from the “Finding a Voice” program and was edited by Sarah McKinstry-Brown. This performance will take place at 7:00pm at the Lied Center for the Arts. There will also be a Preview performance on Thursday, November 8 at 7pm.

Saturday, November 10th
Veteran’s Day Parade Volunteers needed
American Red Cross is participating in Council Bluffs Veteran’s Day Parade on November 10th and are looking for 10-12 volunteers to walk in the parade and represent the local chapter from 9:45am-12:00pm.
If you are interested please Rachel Schultz, campus coordinator at Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus, at rachelschultz@lakincampus.org.

Thursday, November 15
Courageous Voices: the Battle of Whiteclay
This Courageous Voices conversation will focus on the Battle of Whiteclay. Courageous Voices is a program series that will focus on fostering constructive dialogue about some of society’s most contentious issues, including but not limited to: race, religion, sexual orientation, and conflicts throughout the world. We invite students, faculty, and staff to participate. For more information or if you are interested in participating please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez at LRodriguez@creighton.edu. This event will take place in Harper 3029 from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

Upcoming Events:

Send Off the Creighton Delegation to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice<strong<
(Thursday, November 15, 4:00pm)
Help us send off the 22 students and 4 university faculty and staff members who will be traveling to Washington D.C. to participate in this year’s Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. The send off will be at 4pm on November 15th in Deglman Circle.

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