Weekly Update April 6-14

Featured Events:

Fall Break 2013 Service & Justice Trips Applications and Deposits Due
Fall Break 2013 Service & Justice Trips applications and deposits are due today in the CCSJ by 4 pm. Make sure to get these very important items in today to secure a spot in the interview process for Fall Break 2013!
1. Online application
2. $50 trip deposit in the CCSJ by cash, check or credit card
3. An interview sign-up in the CCSJ
Payment and interview sign-ups will only be taken on April 8th & 9th between 8am – 4:30pm. These casual interviews are 15 minutes long and will take place April 15-April 19 in the CCSJ. For any questions or comments contact Jeff Peak at 402-280-1290 or jeffpeak@creighton.edu. Applications can be found at http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/serviceandjusticetrips/fall2013_application/

Second Annual Workers Appreciation Banquet Volunteers Needed
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.

Events this week:
9th Annual All Nations Pow-Wow
DePorres Club Talk: Archives Lecture
Fall Break 2013 Service & Justice Trips Applications and Deposits Due
Middle Eastern Food Fundraiser
Conversion in Life, Conversation in Death: Funerary Texts in Early Ottoman Bosnia
Courageous Voices
CHPE Roundtable “Genetics and Patent Law: What will the Supreme Court Decide?”
11th Annual Women and Religion Lecture
Men on the Move: Masculinities and the Ambivalence of Ambition in the Context of Migration
Second Annual Workers Appreciation Banquet Volunteers Needed
Creighton Clean-up
Alpha Phi Omega’s Sherlock for Homes 2013

Events More than One Week Away:
Sam and Louie’s Fundraiser
CSU Neighborhood Clean-up Opportunity
Taizé – Pine Ridge 2013 Registration Due

Service and Justice Opportunities
Saturday, April 6
9th Annual All Nations Pow-Wow
Presented by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Creighton’s Native American Association (NAA). The 9th Annual All Nations Pow-Wow is a wonderful opportunity for Creighton students, faculty, staff, and alumni to celebrate with friends and guests of Creighton in this annual tradition for our campus and the community! Free Admission.
12:00 pm Doors open at the Kiewit Fitness Center, Dancer Registration, Princess Registration
1:00pm first Grand Entry
5:00pm Dinner
6:00pm Grand Entry
9:30pm Closing Ceremony & Dancer Payout

Monday, April 8th
DePorres Club Talk: Archives Lecture
Matt Holland (son of DePorres Club co-founder Denny Holland) will present “The Omaha DePorres Club – Omaha’s Civil Rights Pioneers” at 6:30pm on Monday, April 8th, in Harper Center Room 3028.

Tuesday, April 9th
Fall Break 2013 Service & Justice Trips Applications and Deposits Due
Fall Break 2013 Service & Justice Trips applications and deposits are due today in the CCSJ by 4 pm. Make sure to get these very important items in today to secure a spot in the interview process for Fall Break 2013!
1. Online application
2. $50 trip deposit in the CCSJ by cash, check or credit card
3. An interview sign-up in the CCSJ
Payment and interview sign-ups will only be taken on April 8th & 9th between 8am – 4:30pm. These casual interviews are 15 minutes long and will take place April 15-April 19 in the CCSJ. For any questions or comments contact Jeff Peak at 402-280-1290 or jeffpeak@creighton.edu. Applications can be found at http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/serviceandjusticetrips/fall2013_application/

Middle Eastern Food Fundraiser
Hungry For Ethnic Food! The Creighton Muslim Students Association (MSA) presents: Middle Eastern Food Fundraiser! Choose From: Grape Leaves, Hummus, Taboleh Salad, Mediterranean Rice, Dessert (Baklava, Haressa), & More!!! The cost is $6/Plate and $1.50/Dessert. This event will be from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm on Creighton University Mall (Rain Location: Hixson Lied Bldg, Mutual of Student Lounge, 1st Floor). For any questions or comments contact Seif Nasir at seifnasir@creighton.edu.

Conversion in Life, Conversation in Death: Funerary Texts in Early Ottoman Bosnia
The Balkans is often portrayed as a place of ancient ethnic hatreds. Amila Buturovic will question that assumption by investigating funerary iconography and epigraphy in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the Ottoman period. Professor Buturovic will show how Bosnia’s “spaces of death” comprise imagery, language and space in ways that run counter to the notion of isolated Muslim, Orthodox, and Catholic communities.
Amila Buturovic is Associate Professor at York University in Toronto. Her research interests span the intersections of religion, culture, and identity within the context of Islamic societies. Her latest research concerns the spaces and culture of death in Ottoman-era Bosnia She is author of Stone Speaker: Medieval Tombs, Landscape, and Bosnian Identity in the Poetry of Mak Dizdar, and co-editor of Women in the Ottoman Balkans: Gender, Culture and History. This event will be from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in Harper Center room 3023.

Wednesday, April 10th
Courageous Voices
This Courageous Voices conversation topic is to be determined. 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. This event will be from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Harper Center room 3029. For more information or if you are interested in participating please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez at LRodriguez@creighton.edu.

CHPE Roundtable “Genetics and Patent Law: What will the Supreme Court Decide?”
Discussant: Rebecca Rae Anderson, J.D., M.S., C.G.C., Associate Professor, College of Public Health, UNMC
Professor Anderson will review the basics of patent law, how it evolved to cover gene sequences, and why the Supreme Court should invalidate patents based on naturally occurring DNA sequences. She will discuss the Myriad case (to be heard April 15) and also possibly the Monsanto case which was heard in February. Feel free to bring your lunch, drinks will be provided.
Moderator: Beth Furlong, PhD, JD, RN, Associate Professor, Center for Health Policy and Ethics

Registration is not required for the roundtable, all are welcome. This event will be from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the CHPE Conference Room located at 2616 Burt Street. 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

Thursday, April 11th
11th Annual Women and Religion Lecture
“Marriage Is Half of Your Religion”: Negotiating Gender, Sexuality, and Matrimony in American Muslim Communities will be presented by Prof. Juliane Hammer on Muslim gender and marriage relations. Juliane Hammer is assistant professor of religious studies and Kenan Rifai Fellow in Islamic studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in the study of American Muslims, contemporary Muslim thought, women and gender in Islam, and Sufism. She has taught at Elon University, UNC Charlotte, George Mason University, and Princeton University. Her publications include Palestinians Born in Exile: Diaspora and the Search for a Homeland (2005), a co-edited volume on “Critiques of the West in Iran, Turkey and Japan” in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2006), and another volume on “Muslims and Media” in Contemporary Islam (2010). Her most recent book, American Muslim Women, Religious Authority, and Activism: More Than a Prayer (2012) examines gender discourses in American Muslim communities through the writings of American Muslim women and with a focus on the 2005 woman-led and mixed-gender congregation Friday prayer in New York City. Sponsored by the Kripke Center and Women and Gender Studies. This event will be from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in Harper Center room 3028.

Men on the Move: Masculinities and the Ambivalence of Ambition in the Context of Migration
The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will continue its 2012-2013 Charla series with a presentation by Dr. Maria Tapias titled “Men on the Move: Masculinities and the Ambivalence of Ambition in the Context of Migration.” Dr. Tapias will explore issues of gender structures and newly defined roles at home and work that often accompany migration. Her research interests include women’s and infants’ health and the impacts of free-market policies on health and international migration. She has been conducting fieldwork in Bolivia since 1996 and among Bolivians in Spain since 2006. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology and teaches at Grinnell College.
This charla (meaning “chat” or “conversation” in Spanish), which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. This event will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons, room 132D at UNO.

Saturday, April 13th
Second Annual Workers Appreciation Banquet Volunteers Needed
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.

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

Upcoming Events:
Sam and Louie’s Fundraiser
Thursday, April 18th
Spread the word, we’re having a CCSJ Sam & Louie’s Fundraiser 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: http://samandlouiespizza.com/sam-louies-omaha-ne-24th-cuming/

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.

Taizé – Pine Ridge 2013 Registration Due
Tuesday, April 30th
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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