Weekly Update February 18

Featured Events:

Sam & Louie’s Fundraiser

Spread the word, we’re having a CCSJ Sam & Louie’s Fundraiser next Thursday, February 21st from 11am to 9pm! Proceeds from sales all day will go towards the Service and Justice Trips Program. Follow the link to the event on our Facebook page and say that you’re going (please go!). Then invite your friends. Bring anyone you know who wants some yummy pizza and don’t forget say that you want your order to support the CCSJ.

Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/143188662511153/

Afternoon with Two Returned International Volunteers

Sean Kenney and Michael Melaniphy, two Creighton alums and recently returned international volunteers will be hanging out in the CCSJ on the afternoon of February 20th from 1pm – 3pm. Sean just got back from two years in Tanzania with Jesuit Volunteer Corps International, and Michael spent over a year in Peru with Cap Corps. Both will be able to answer questions about their programs and to talk about the experience of volunteering abroad.

Events this week:
Annual International Banquet
Peace Vigil
Transition Omaha Monthly Meeting
Senior Perspective Course – Poverty in America
Finding God in All Things
Pope John XXIII: The Pope of Peace (Film)
Walk a Mile in my Shoes: A Poverty Simulation
Toward a Sociology of Conscience
Afternoon with Two Returned International Volunteers
Taizé Prayer 2012-13
Spirit Plus: On the Camino to Lent
The Powerbroker (Film Showing)
Sam & Louie’s Fundraiser
Ollie Webb Center, Inc. – Adult Lunch & A Movie

Events More than One Week Away:
Hand-in-Hand Volunteers Needed
Project Homeless Connect Omaha Volunteer Registration Open

Service and Justice Opportunities
Saturday, February 16th
Annual International Banquet
The International Student Association (ISA) will be hosting their Annual International Banquet! Please join us for a taste of international cuisine and culturally enriching performances by our Creighton students as well as outside performers.
This event will take place in Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30. Show and dinner starts at 6pm.
Tickets: $10 for students $12 for Faculty and Staff

Peace Vigil
Peace Vigil at 72nd & Dodge St in Omaha; parking lot on NE corner. This even will take place from 1:00-2:00pm and is a weekly event. For more information contact Steve Horn 402.426.9068.

Sunday, February 17th
Transition Omaha Monthly Meeting
“Transition Omaha” meets monthly, the third Sunday of the month, to engage the community and heighten awareness around economic instability, climate change, and the move from oil dependency to local resilience. Each month a related topic is presented followed by an opportunity to practice the open space concept. This event will take place from 2:00 – 3:30pm at First Unitarian Church of Omaha located at 3114 Harney Street.

Senior Perspective Course – Poverty in America
Are you interested in a senior perspective / service learning course taught in West Virginia during summer pre-session? Come to an info meeting at the CCSJ office, (Harper 2067) Sun, Feb 17th at 5pm or Tues, Feb 19th at 8:30pm. Cookies will be served!
Counts as SRP 470/EDU 470/JPS 470. Students in this class will travel to West Virginia and live with a community that serves those of the area in various forms of outreach. There will be opportunities for assisting in home repair, tutoring children, gathering and cooking for community night, visiting elderly and/or homebound…and coming to know the particular strengths and perspectives of those who deal with poverty day to day, all their lives. The community we live with emphasizes the importance of simplicity, prayer, service, community and sustainability, they integrate these into the work they do in the surrounding areas.

This course is:
A Senior Perspective Course
A Certified Writing Course
Offered during Pre-Session (approximately May 20th – June 4/5th)
The only cost to students is the cost of tuition. There is limited availability. Applications due by March 6th, 2013. If you are interested, have questions or would like an application, please contact Alice Smith at 280-3623 or e-mail her at alices@creighton.edu. You may also download the application form from the Education Department’s website or get a hard copy from Carol Sudduth in the Education Department – Hitchcock Building, Room 106

Finding God in All Things

Join Campus Ministry for our FGIAT Lenten Retreat series. Every Sunday during Lent, Campus Ministry will be hosting Kelly Tadeo Orbik to speak about significant moments in her life, and some that correspond to that of St. Ignatius’ life. This will be an excellent way to take a step back from daily life, and to have a short reflection in your day. FGIAT will be held every Sunday of the Lenten season from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Feb. 17 and 24, and March 3, 10, 17 and 24) in Campus Ministry in lower Swanson.

Tuesday, February 19th
Pope John XXIII: The Pope of Peace (Film)
This is an inspiring feature film on Blessed Pope John XXIII, starring Edward Asner in an acclaimed performance as the beloved pontiff. Sponsored by the Kenefick Chair, this event will take place in Skutt Student Center, Room 104 from 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Walk a Mile in my Shoes: A Poverty Simulation
I’m sure many of you have volunteered or helped out with an individual or family in low income or homeless situations, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk a mile in their shoes? This event will give you the opportunity to do just that. The Tau Delta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. presents Walk a Mile in my Shoes: A Poverty Simulation. With this poverty simulation, participants will be put into families struggling to make ends meet and challenge them to live within their family’s parameters to survive a simulated month. The month will consist of four, fifteen minute weeks which will get progressively more difficult. Families will have to deal with homelessness, struggling to feed their family, job loss, decline in health, and other similar situations. Will you take the challenge? Can you survive a month in their shoes? If so, join us on Tuesday, February 19th from 5-8 pm in the Harper Center Ballroom. Doors will open at 4:30 pm. We ask that you arrive early to be put into your families. If you would like to participate or have any other questions, please email KayleighShultz@creighton.edu. Please note that this is a simulation, not a game. Participants should come prepared to experience real life struggles.

Wednesday, February 20th
Toward a Sociology of Conscience
Presenter: Dr. Roger Bergman
In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI beatified the Austrian peasant Franz Jägersttätter as a martyr for his refusal to serve in the Nazi military, which led to his court-martial and execution. Jägersttätter was introduced to the world through sociologist Gordon Zahn’s classic biography, “In Solitary Witness: The Life and Death of Franz Jägersttätter” (1964/1986). This presentation will highlight Jägersttätter’s story and outline Zahn’s sociological analysis of the martyr’s witness, which was enacted over against the authority not only of the state but also of the church. This event will take place from 11:30-12:30 in Skutt Student Center, Room 105.

Afternoon with Two Returned International Volunteers
Sean Kenney and Michael Melaniphy, two Creighton alums and recently returned international volunteers will be hanging out in the CCSJ on the afternoon of February 20th from 1pm – 3pm. Sean just got back from two years in Tanzania with Jesuit Volunteer Corps International, and Michael spent over a year in Peru with Cap Corps. Both will be able to answer questions about their programs and to talk about the experience of volunteering abroad.

Thursday, February 21st
Taizé Prayer 2012-13
Creighton Campus Ministry and Lutheran Campus Ministry invite you to experience Taizé prayer! Named for the ecumenical Christian community that developed it, Taizé Prayer is a simple and meditative form of worship that calls us to dwell deeply on Christ’s presence around and within us.
This event will take place in St. John’s Church at 8:00pm. All members of the Creighton community are welcome. For more info please visit the Campus Ministry website at http://www.creighton.edu/ministry/campusministry/ws/taizeprayer/index.php

Spirit Plus: On the Camino to Lent
CU Alums Margaret Hoarty and her husband spent six weeks late last summer walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage road in Spain. Over the 450 mile trek, they prayed and walked and met other pilgrims from around the world. How did her journey of feet and soul prepare her for Lent? This lunch will take place in Skutt Ballroom East from 11:30am – 1:00pm. Make reservations today for this special Lent lunch on the website:
http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/SpirPlus/Hoarty-13.html
This is a Spirit Plus lunch sponsored by the Collaborative Ministry Office.

The Powerbroker (Film Showing)
The movie THE POWERBROKER tells the story of Whitney Young, described by as “the inside man of the black revolution,” and chronicles the public and private trials of a man navigating a divided society in an explosive time. Years in the making, THE POWERBROKER, reveals a story overlooked by history. Whitney Young’s niece, Emmy-award winning journalist Bonnie Boswell, and her team have gathered never-before-seen archival footage, home movies, family photos, audio tapes of Young, as well; as interviews with activists and scholars such as Henry Louis Gates Jr., Vernon Jordan, Dorothy Height, Ossie Davis, and John Hope Franklin. Tickets are FREE and can be reserved in advance by emailing scott@filmstreams.org or visiting the box office prior to February 21. This screening will take place at 7:00pm at Field Streams Theater located at 1340 Mike Fahey Street, Omaha. This film is being brought to you by the Urban League of Nebraska, with support from Cox Communication and NP Dodge.

Sam & Louie’s Fundraiser
Spread the word, we’re having a CCSJ Sam & Louie’s Fundraiser next Thursday, February 21st from 11am to 9pm! Proceeds from sales all day will go towards the Service and Justice Trips Program. Follow the link to the event on our Facebook page and say that you’re going (please go!). Then invite your friends. Bring anyone you know who wants some yummy pizza and don’t forget say that you want your order to support the CCSJ.
Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/143188662511153/

Saturday, February 23rd
Ollie Webb Center, Inc. – Adult Lunch & A Movie
A volunteer is needed to serve lunch to and socialize with adults with disabilities from 12:15 – 3:15pm. Your meal is provided! If interested contact Lisa Dougherty at ldougherty@olliewebbinc.org.

Upcoming Events:
Hand-in-Hand Volunteers Needed
Sunday, April 14th
Hand-in-Hand is a day where adults with developmental disabilities come and hang out at Creighton and get to have an afternoon of games, crafts, bingo, food, and even some karaoke! It is great for the people to make social connections and actually get to do something that they might not otherwise do. A CU student (called a partner) is matched two-to-one or one-to-one with the Guests who will join us for Hand in Hand. THAT’S WHERE YOU COME IN! Volunteers are making an impact on the individuals life by working with them one on one and just providing them emotional and social support and helping make their day that much better. It’s an exciting opportunity to give of yourself personally and touch someone’s life.

All partners will need to attend a training session on April 2, 2013, at the Rigge Science Building Room 120 from 6:30-7:30 PM.
On the day of the event all partners will need to report by 12:30pm to be ready for our guests to arrive, and stay for a short check in after the guests have left. You will be finished no later than 5:00pm.

For more information or to register visit http://www.creighton.edu/ministry/campusministry/ab/handinhand/index.php

Project Homeless Connect Omaha Volunteer Registration Open
Friday, March 22nd
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. Last year, more than 500 guests connected with significant services at Creighton’s Kiewit Fitness Center, assisted by more than 800 volunteers.

General volunteers are needed for set-up, clean-up, greeting, directing, registering, and serving food, among other positions that help the day flow. Most volunteers will serve as “navigators” and assist guests in filling out a basic intake form and staying with them through the process of accessing services. Health care professionals who can offer their skills are also needed (registration information is provided on the website). 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.

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