Weekly Update: January 21-28

CCSJ Featured Events:

Student Office Team Leader Application

The CCSJ is looking for responsible students who wish to deepen their understanding of justice issues facing the Omaha, national and global communities through personal development, formation and direct service. Students must be self-starters and able to complete projects in a timely manner either individually or as part of a larger group. Qualified applicants should have strong inter-personal skills and a positive disposition, as they will be representing the CCSJ in the Creighton and Omaha communities. There are paid and unpaid team positions available to approximately 25 students. For more info or to apply visit http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/2013/01/ccsj-student-office-team-leader-application/

Soup Luncheon & Auction Table Reservations

The CCSJ’s annual Soup Luncheon and Auction will be on Friday, February 1st from 11:00am – 1:30pm with an oral auction from 12:15 – 12:45, as part of Founder’s Week. You can reserve a table in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom for 10 from 11:45am – 1:00pm for $100. You get all-you-care-to-eat soup, bread, and drinks, an assortment of desserts, and the personal service of one of our lovely students. A reserved table is perfect for a department, student organization, Greek organization, Floor Programs, a group of students, etc.

Proceeds support need-based student scholarships and community partner host sites. To Reserve your Table today, contact Wendy Maliszewski at 402-280-1290 or wendymal@creighton.edu final date for table reservations is January 25. (Cash, Credit, Check, and Journal Transfers). For a sampling of some of the items being auctioned, visit http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/2013/01/2012-13-auction-items/

Project Homeless Connect Omaha Volunteer Registration Open

Building on the success of the past four years, on Friday, March 22, 2013, (8:00am – 2:30pm for Volunteers; guest intake from 8:30am – 2:00pm), with the support of Creighton President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., Creighton will again host Project Homeless Connect Omaha. This is a one-day event that serves as a one-stop shop, connecting homeless individuals in our community to services including: housing, health care, legal resources, employment counseling, haircuts, Social Security, dental care (which has resulted in more than 170 sets of dentures), and more.

General volunteers are needed for set-up, clean-up, greeting, directing, registering, and serving food, among other positions that help the day flow. Health care professionals who can offer their skills are also neededCC. Volunteers can sign up to help in the morning, afternoon, or all day. Go to http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/project-homeless-connect-omaha/volunteer-registration/ to register.

For more information on Project Homeless Connect Omaha, visit: http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/project-homeless-connect-omaha/ (including video reflections). Contact Patrick O’Malley at the Creighton Center for Service and Justice with questions at 280-1290 or patrickomalley@creighton.edu.

Registration will be open until volunteer capacity is reached, so please register at your earliest convenience.

Homelessness Social Analysis

Come to the CCSJ multi-purpose room from 4:40-6pm on January 21 to join us in social analysis! Ryan Freeman and Haley Warren will be leading a group discussion in regards to the “justice” side of the service they and many students participated in last semester at the Siena/Francis Homeless shelter. If you’ve ever been to Siena/Francis, or if you are interested in learning more about the root causes of homelessness, this will be a great discussion for you! We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Haley Warren at haleywarren@creighton.edu or Ryan Freeman at ryanfreeman@creighton.edu.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week Events:

Monday, January 21st
Courageous Voices: MLK’s Principles of Nonviolence in Today’s Society

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this month’s Courageous Voices will be on discussing MLK’s Six Principles of Nonviolence and our ability to live these principles when confronted with the violence in today’s society. Courageous Voices is a program series that focuses 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. Lunch provided. This event will take place in Harper 3027 with two sessions at 12-1pm and at 7-8pm. Please call Correy Hammond 402.280.3301 to register for either session of this event.

MLK Recognition Celebration

Please join us as we honor the accomplishments of Creighton and community leaders in the area of social justice and peace in this awards ceremony. This event will be held in the Harper Center Auditorium. The presentation of awards will begin at 4:00pm and will be followed by a reception. All are welcome! No reservation necessary. For additional information, please visit our Martin Luther King Jr website at: http://www.creighton.edu/about/mlk/

Friday, January 25th
MLK Cake and Choir

Creighton University Martin Luther King Jr Celebration Week 2013 comes to a close with birthday cake and song! Please join us in the Skutt Student Center Fireplace Lounge for cake and choir. This event begins at noon and is free! Students, faculty, administration and the community are all welcome! No reservation is necessary.