Weekly Update April 13-21

Featured Events:

Fall Break Service & Justice Trips Sam and Louie’s Fundraiser

Spread the word, we’re having a CCSJ Sam & Louie’s Fundraiser next Thursday, April 18th 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. Don’t forget say that you want your order to support the CCSJ.
Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/459764230759482/

Multi-faith Earth Day Prayer Service

Please join us in the Jesuit Gardens on Wednesday, April 17th at 4:00 pm for the Multi-faith Earth Day prayer service. Rain location is in the Harper Center. A variety of religious traditions will be celebrating God’s creation together behind St. John’s! All are welcome!

Events this week:
Second Annual Appreciation Banquet
Empowerment Network Monthly Community Meeting
Creighton Clean-up
Alpha Phi Omega’s Sherlock for Homes 2013
Multi-faith Earth Day Prayer Service
Fall Break Service & Justice Trips Sam and Louie’s Fundraiser
CHPE Roundtable “Patient Safety: Moral Management following Heparin Error”
Change Climate Change Poster Making Party
Sustainability Council Meeting
Igbashike Laughing Through Our Tears: Annual African Student Association Banquet
The Myth of Redemptive Violence, Who Would Jesus Execute?
Kick Cancer: 8th Annual Soccer Exhibition Weekend

Events More than One Week Away:
CSU Neighborhood Clean-up Opportunity
We Matter Walk: Our Climate. Our Future.
Taizé – Pine Ridge 2013

Service and Justice Opportunities


Saturday, April 13th
Second Annual Appreciation Banquet
Justice Without Borders presents The Second Annual Workers Appreciation Banquet on Saturday, April 13th from 6-9pm in Lower Saint John’s! All are welcome to cook, serve, and/or eat with our wonderful campus workers! To volunteer for the event, sign up on this google doc:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ag475sTAZWJkdFlfSGw1b0dsbTZxYV9aV2h5dnQta3c#gid=0
For more information, contact Haley Warren at haleywarren@creighton.edu or Lindsey Johnson at lindseyjohnson@creighton.edu.

Empowerment Network Monthly Community Meeting
This State of North Omaha Annual Meeting is free and open to the community. The schedule includes Empowerment Network Update 8:45 am to 10:00 am, Networking, Breakfast, and Table Displays, Empowerment Network Updates, Brief Update on Major Projects, and Announcements on Upcoming Initiatives. The meeting will take place from 8:45am to 11:30am at the Omaha North High School, Viking Center located at 4410 N. 36th Street. For more information visit http://empoweromaha.com/2010/.

Creighton Clean-up
On April 13th, Creighton University will unite to culminate the 19th annual Creighton Clean-up; a day of service, and month of fundraising for and with a variety of Omaha community agencies. The event hosted by Inter Residence Hall Government draws upwards of 400+ students, faculty and staff each year, who raise several thousand dollars and provide a daylong service event. This event is an opportunity to live out the Jesuit value of “Men and Women for and With Others,” as participants reach out to the Omaha community to build positive relationships and to continually better the community. The volunteers do not only serve the community on the 13th, they also finalize their fundraising and donate all fundraised money to the community partners of Creighton’s residence Halls. These organizations include: Girls, Inc.; Sienna Francis House; Together, Inc.; Ollie Webb Center; North and South Omaha Boys and Girls Clubs; Seven Oaks of Florence; and Charles E. Lakin Center. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Start forming your groups now! This event will be from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.
If you have any questions or comments email Erika Fennen at ErikaFennen@creighton.edu or Meghan Bullard at MeghanBullard@creighton.edu

Alpha Phi Omega’s Sherlock for Homes 2013
What is it? Collect donations from across the Dundee area and deliver them to Open Door Mission!
When? Sat, April 13th 2013 from 11am – 3pm
What do I need? You’ll need a car (or friend with a car) that can drive around to collect and drop off donations, along with a few friends to help you out!
What do I get? An awesome T-shirt, lunch and refreshments after the event, and the chance to win great raffle prizes! For more information please contact Dylan Goto at dylangoto@creighton.edu or call (808) 384-7099

Wednesday, April 17th
Multi-faith Earth Day Prayer Service
Please join us in the Jesuit Gardens on Wednesday, April 17th at 4:00 pm for the Multi-faith Earth Day prayer service. Rain location is in the Harper Center. A variety of religious traditions will be celebrating God’s creation together behind St. John’s! All are welcome!

Thursday, April 18th
Fall Break Service & Justice Trips Sam and Louie’s Fundraiser
Spread the word, we’re having a CCSJ Sam & Louie’s Fundraiser next Thursday, April 18th 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. Don’t forget say that you want your order to support the CCSJ.
Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/events/459764230759482/

CHPE Roundtable “Patient Safety: Moral Management following Heparin Error”
This CHPE Roundtable will be lead by Marcel Devetten, MD, CMQ, Chief Quality Officer, the Nebraska Medical Center. The moderator is Linda Scheirton, PhD, Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Ethics. Registration is not required for the roundtable, all are welcome. This event is from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at CHPE Conference Room located at 2616 Burt Street. For more information about CHPE Roundtables, visit http://chpe.creighton.edu/ or contact the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at (402) 280-2646 or hshew@creighton.edu

Friday, April 19th
Change Climate Change Poster Making Party
Get in tune with your creative side and join us to make posters in preparation for our Change Climate Change March on Friday, April 26th. This event will be at 4:00 pm in the CCSJ Multipurpose room.

Sustainability Council Meeting
The goal of our organization is to bring effective sustainability strategies to Creighton University, integrating this important movement into what we teach, how we live and work at the University and extending this to our daily lives. This meeting will be from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in Skutt room 105. For more info, go to
http://www.creighton.edu/about/sustainability

Saturday, April 20th
Igbashike Laughing Through Our Tears: Annual African Student Association Banquet
Come and join Creighton University’s African Student Association (AFSA) for great African art, cuisine, fashion, and performance. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for general guests. This banquet will be from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Skutt Center Ballroom. For more info contact amalbarre@creighton.edu

The Myth of Redemptive Violence, Who Would Jesus Execute?
On April 20 at 4:00 p.m. Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (NADP) will sponsor an eye-opening talk at Creighton University’s Harper Auditorium. It will feature three very different people who all share one perspective – that the death penalty is broken, can’t be fixed and should be repealed in Nebraska and elsewhere. Red Letter Christian activist, writer and speaker Shane Claiborne will address, “The Myth of Redemptive Violence, Who Would Jesus Execute?” Curtis McCarty will share the heartbreak of spending 21 years on Death Row for a murder he did not commit. Victoria Coward, whose teenage son was shot to death, will explain why so many murder victims’ family members feel abused by the death penalty system. Admission to the event is free, but since seating is limited please register for tickets at http://www.nadp.net/register. This talk will be at 4:00pm in Harper Auditorium Creighton University located at 602 N. 20th Street. For info please visit http://nadp.net/the-myth-of-redemptive-violence-who-would-jesus-execute/#more-599

Kick Cancer: 8th Annual Exhibition Weekend
Kicks for a Cure is an annual spring soccer weekend hosted at Creighton University. The primary purpose of the weekend is to raise awareness for women’s cancer education and prevention. Again this year Creighton University Women’s Soccer team will sponsor a 90-minute soccer clinic for 150 boys and girls ages 8-14. The clinic is free and led by Creighton players at Morrison Stadium on Friday, April 19th. Participants have included Girls, Inc, Boys & Girls Town, and Jesuit Middle School of Omaha. On Saturday, there will be four soccer games at Morrison Stadium.
Women’s Matchups:
11:00 am – Westside vs Marian
4:30 pm – Creighton vs Western Illinois
Men’s Matchup:
1:30 pm – Westside vs Creighton Prep
7:00 pm – Creighton vs Marquette
For more info about event or Kicks for a Cure, please visit http://www.kicksforacure.org/Schedule.aspx

Upcoming Events:
CSU Neighborhood Clean-up Opportunity
Saturday, April 27th
Creighton Students Union is looking for students to help with a neighborhood cleanup that will take place on April 27th from 8AM to 3PM. Feel free to stay for the entire duration or for a smaller shift. Shifts will be coordinated by CSU. Please send any availability or questions to Tommy Backe at csuevp@creighton.edu by Friday, April 19th.

We Matter Walk: Our Climate. Our Future.
Friday, April 26th
Join us on Friday, April 26th for an afternoon of solidarity, community, sustainability as we march together in union to bring awareness for climate change in our world.
The event will start at 3:30 pm on the KFC Lawn with Live Music. At 5:00pm all will gather at the KFC Lawn and the walk will begin. We anticipate to be back on campus at 6:00pm.
We hope to see you all there!

Taizé – Pine Ridge 2013
May 24th – 27th
On May 24th through 27th, 2013, a stage in the “pilgrimage of trust on earth” will be held in the “Far West” of the United States. It will take place in Red Shirt, South Dakota, a tiny village at the edge of the Badlands on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The outdoor gathering will include meditative prayer together three times a day, Bible study, workshops, small group sharing, and meals together, provided by the local Lakota people. The event is meant for young people aged 18-35, a voice rarely heard in the church or in society. Registration deadline is April 30th. Please share this information with people here or elsewhere that you think might be interested: http://www.taize.fr/en_article14640.html

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