Category Archives: SCSJ in the News


‘If we only help one person…’: 12th annual Project Homeless Connect Omaha opens doors at Creighton

‘How long have you been homeless? I don’t really know. It’s been awhile. The conversations taking place around the breakfast tables set up in the Kiewit Fitness Center had just this kind of tenor Friday as Creighton University played host for the 12th time to Project Homeless Connect Omaha. The event is intended to be [...]

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Spring Break in Service: SCSJ Service & Justice Trips Enliven Creighton Experience

This Spring Break, Creighton University will again send out a large contingent of students as part of the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice’s Spring Service & Justice Trips. The week of March 11, more than 130 students will fan out across the nation, the state and the city for immersion and service-learning experiences at [...]


Warmth for our neighbors: SCSJ Coat Drive aims to help refugees weather winter

As a hub for refugees the world over, Omaha has proven itself a gracious and welcoming host to many people. The city’s winter weather, however, can be less hospitable, especially for those arriving from warmer climes. Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice is aiming to do something about that with its Fall Coat [...]

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SCSJ readies to send more than 240 students out on Fall Service & Justice Trips

The Creighton University Schlegel Center for Service and Justice Fall Service & Justice Trips will again send students around the nation next week to serve, learn, and go alongside people and projects at 30 different sites. Oct. 12 through 19, around 245 Creighton students will spend their week’s recess from academic pursuits working with people [...]


As CRS Global Campus, Creighton opening new outlets for service and justice

Thinking globally while acting locally has always been a critical component of the mission for Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice. Last year, Creighton University became one of Catholic Relief Services’ 12 Global Campuses, a designation recognizing Creighton’s significant outreach and fundraising when it comes to coming alongside refugees, migrants, the poor and other [...]

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‘Do the thing that is yours to do’: Summit asks student leaders to connect local actions with international impact

Thinking globally while acting locally has always been a critical component of the mission for Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice. For three days in July, a quartet of Creighton students took part in Catholic Relief Services’ third biennial Student Ambassador Leaders Together (SALT) Summit at the CRS headquarters in Baltimore and in [...]


Bailey Norby: 2 Degrees and a Division I Athlete

Playing a Division I sport while earning an undergraduate degree in three years bucks convention. But Bailey Norby thought outside the scheduling box and did just that. Now, the Forest Lake, Minnesota native is finishing her MBA while playing basketball for the Bluejays. The women’s basketball team trains on campus ten months a year. Norby had some free time [...]

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From Nebraska to Mozambique

Traveling more than 9,000 miles from her hometown to spend nearly six months as a Peace Corps volunteer is not something Jessica Wiens, BA’16, ever dreamed of doing as a child growing up in Grand Island, Nebraska. Yet from May through September 2016, Wiens did just that — working in a small village called Rapale about eight [...]


6 Creighton students spent spring break at a homeless shelter. It was an eye-opening experience

Yoshua Piescer said he was a little scared the other night when a homeless man waved him over in front of the Siena-Francis House homeless shelter. The Creighton University student was in his second day of living at the homeless shelter as part of a spring break service trip. He already had his shoes stolen. [...]

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‘Stories that we should hear’: Simulation provides glimpse of uncertain world in which refugees live

Participants in a Feb. 2, 2018 refugee simulation put on by Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice and Lutheran Family Services, hustle to a “refugee camp” inside the Harper Center.The 50 people crouching in a dark stairwell and trying to keep quiet weren’t really in any danger. There weren’t really mortars incoming. There [...]