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Weekly Update: April 11 – 30

Featured Events:

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trips Apps Due

Service & Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) during Fall and Spring break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learn about local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students. Applications and payments are due by 4:00 pm on April 14th.

Pipeline to Prison

Pipeline to Prison is an event that includes a screening of the movie “Pathway to Prison” and discusses prison legislation. NE Senator Bob Krist will be the guest speaker at this event. There will also be a panel for questions and answers following the film. Panelists include Kevin Lytle: VP of Programming for The Leadership Institute for Urban Education, Diane Amdor: Legal Counsel for Nebraska State Judiciary Committee, Dr. Rebecca Murray: Department Chair of Creighton School of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Justin Wayne: OPS School Board President, Attorney and Creighton Law Alumni, and Tracy Hightower: Representative of Nebraska Innocence Project and Partner at Hightower-Reff LLP. This event will be from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Harper Auditorium. Sponsored by: Student Innocence Project Society (SIPS) and CCSJ.

Events this week:

3rd Annual Workers Appreciation Banquet
Empowerment Network Monthly Meeting
OTOC’s Environment and Energy Presentation
Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Participant Apps Due
Asian American in Films: Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded
Justice For Our Neighbors: Omaha Clinic Volunteers Needed
Pipeline to Prison
Holy Thursday Mass
36th Annual Good Friday Walk for Justice
inCommon Neighborhood Pick Me Up
Earth Day Omaha

Events More than One Week Away:

Earth Week

Service, Faith, Justice, and Diversity Opportunities:

Friday, April 11th
3rd Annual Workers Appreciation Banquet

This annual banquet organized by Justice Without Borders is one way to show appreciation for the Creighton workers and everything they do around campus. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to cook, greet guests, serve food, set up, clean up, and even just come and eat with the wonderful guests. Everyone is welcome to volunteer including students and faculty. The event will be in Skutt Ballroom from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Please fill out this document to get involved or email Haley Warren if you have any questions.

Saturday, April 12th
Empowerment Network Monthly Meeting

Please join us this Saturday at the Empowerment Network Community Meeting at North High School, Viking Center located at 4410 N. 36th Street. This month’s topic will be “Block-by-Block: Building Safe and Strong Neighborhoods in North Omaha.” Presentations will be given from the North Omaha Neighborhood Neighborhood Alliance, the Northeast & Northwest Precinct Advisory Groups, Adopt-A-Block/Village Stakeholders, and Omaha Police Department. Networking, breakfast, and table displays will begin at 8:45 am. Empowerment Network Update will be at 9:30 am, followed by presentations and major announcements at 10:00 am. This event is open to the entire community and more information about the Empowerment Network can be found here.

Monday, April 14th
OTOC’s Environment and Energy Presentation

Omaha Together One Community has created a new Environmental and Sustainability Research and Action Team. One of the actions this team has already undertaken is to learn about the Omaha Public Power District’s Stakeholder process where OPPD is asking for public input to determine their future energy production. OTOC has invited Omaha Public Power District officials and environmental experts to present on this topic on Monday, April 14th, from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm at First United Methodist Church room 112 located at 7020 Cass Street. If you care about clean energy in general and/or if you wonder what is going to happen to the very old OPPD coal plant in North Omaha, you will want to be at this meeting. Visit OTOC’s website for more information.

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Participant Apps Due

Service & Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) during Fall and Spring break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learn about local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students. Applications and payments are due by 4:00 pm on April 14th.

Asian Americans in Film: Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded

Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded is a 30-minute documentary that explores media stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women. This film challenges its viewers to consider how images of exoticism and docility socially and psychologically impact Asian American women. “Reloaded” looks at the past 25 years of Asian and Asian American women in U.S. visual media to explore what’s changed, what’s been recycled, and what we can hope for in the future. A brief discussion will follow the film with an expert panel of Creighton faculty and staff as well as KETV news reporter Chinh Doan. Refreshments provided. This screening will be from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Harper Center room 3023. Co-sponsored by Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Lieben Center for Women.

Tuesday, April 15th
Justice For Our Neighbors: Omaha Clinic Volunteers Needed

Justice For Our Neighbors – NE is seeking volunteers for their next Omaha clinic. Working together, we are able to welcome the many immigrant neighbors into our community and provide them with much needed legal services. Each volunteer is paired with a client (or two, depending on the availability of volunteers) to serve as his/her host from welcoming through consultation and debriefing. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 2:00 pm for a brief volunteer update with Shane.To help them plan the staffing, please rsvp if you are able to join us by emailing clinics@jfon-ne.org.

Pipeline to Prison

Pipeline to Prison is an event that includes a screening of the movie “Pathway to Prison” and discusses prison legislation. NE Senator Bob Krist will be the guest speaker at this event. There will also be a panel for questions and answers following the film. Panelists include Kevin Lytle: VP of Programming for The Leadership Institute for Urban Education, Diane Amdor: Legal Counsel for Nebraska State Judiciary Committee, Dr. Rebecca Murray: Department Chair of Creighton School of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Justin Wayne: OPS School Board President, Attorney and Creighton Law Alumni, and Tracy Hightower: Representative of Nebraska Innocence Project and Partner at Hightower-Reff LLP. This event will be from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the Harper Auditorium. Sponsored by: Student Innocence Project Society (SIPS) and CCSJ.

Thursday, April 17th
Holy Thursday Mass

Join the St. John’s Parish and Creighton University communities as we begin the celebration of the Easter Triduum with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 pm in St. John’s Church. Classes after 5:00 pm will be cancelled on Thursday as well as any classes Friday, April 18th until Monday, April 21st at 5:00 pm in celebration of the Easter season.

Friday, April 18th
36th Annual Good Friday Walk for Justice

This Stations of the Cross walk will start at St. Mary Magdalene Church located at 19th and Dodge Streets at 1:00 pm. The walk will continue to the Federal Courthouse, Douglas County Jail, Douglas County Courthouse and City/County Building. It is estimated to end around 2:30. All are welcome to join. Sponsored by Holy Name, Holy Family, Sacred Heart, and St. Pius Catholic Churches; Creighton Prep, Duchesne, Marian, Mercy, Roncalli, and Skutt Catholic High Schools; Creighton University Center for Service and Justice; Society of St. Vincent de Paul; and Archdiocesan Office of Missions & Justice.

Saturday, April 19th
inCommon Neighborhood Pick Me Up

The Neighborhood Pick Me Up includes working outside from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 1340 Park Ave. Starbucks is willing to donate $10 for every volunteer that comes out to support inCommon, up to $2500. Learn more and RSVP by emailing inCommon.
If you are interested in knowing more about their work, check out their website.

Earth Day Omaha

This free event features exhibit booths, children’s activities, demonstrations and short speaker sessions, plus live music from top local bands and food from area vendors. All activities are designed to educate and inspire attendees to live green and healthy at home and at work. This event will be from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Elmwood Park located at 808 S 60th Street. For more information visit Earth Day Omaha’s website.

Upcoming Events:

Earth Week
April 21 – April 25

A number of events related to caring for our environment will occur during this week including Dust off Your Bike (April 22), Green WAC (April 23), Growing Cities documentary screening (April 24), and We Matter Walk (April 25).

Please Note:
Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: April 4 – 13

Featured Events:

Greenbag Sustainability Lunch

Did you know you can make an old t-shirt into a reusable bag? That’s what we’ll be doing at today’s Greenbag Sustainability Lunch. All are welcome to join us, just bring a simple lunch and an old t-shirt (or a few) to make into a bag. The lunch will be from 1:00 to 2:30pm in the CCSJ Multipurpose room. If you’ve already eaten you can still come and learn how to make the bag! Please contact Haley Warren or Hannah Mullally for more details.

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trips Participant Info Meeting

Service & Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) during Fall and Spring break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learn about local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students. Attend these information sessions to learn more about Service & Justice Trips as well as to learn about the application process. This meeting is from 9:00 to 9:30 pm on April 7th in the Harper Center Ballroom. Applications and payments are due by 4:00 pm on April 14th.

Toxic Manicures: The Fight for Healthy Nail Salons

Asian Americans own more than 1.5 million businesses in the United States across a range of industries. These businesses provide a vital source of economic support to these owners and their families. However, many small businesses are challenged to provide healthy environments for their employees while remaining profitable. Each day, some 375,000 nail technicians working in salons across the United States face possible health hazards that include exposure to chemicals, muscle strain, and risk of infection. More than 40% of these technicians are Asian Americans, most of them immigrants from Vietnam. This discussion will raise awareness about this issue and enable small business owners and students to support healthier nail salons. Presented by the Business Ethics Alliance, Creighton Center for Service and Justice, and Office of Multicultural Affairs. Refreshments provided. This event will be from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Harper Center room 3028.

Events this week:

Greenbag Sustainability Lunch
Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trips Participant Info Meeting
Border Wall on Mall
12th Annual Women and Religion Lecture
Moved to Greater Love Sharing Session
Toxic Manicures: The Fight for Healthy Nail Salons
Expand your Horizons: The Environment and YOU
The Muslims are Coming
We Can Now Solve the Oldest Environmental Problem
3rd Annual Workers Appreciation Banquet
Service Learning Lecture
Sundaes on Sunday
Burundians Choir

Events More than One Week Away:

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trips Participant Apps Due

Service, Faith, Justice, and Diversity Opportunities:

Friday, April 4th
Greenbag Sustainability Lunch

Did you know you can make an old t-shirt into a reusable bag? That’s what we’ll be doing at today’s Greenbag Sustainability Lunch. All are welcome to join us, just bring a simple lunch and an old t-shirt (or a few) to make into a bag. The lunch will be from 1:00 to 2:30pm in the CCSJ Multipurpose room. If you’ve already eaten you can still come and learn how to make the bag! Please contact Haley Warren or Hannah Mullally for more details.

Monday, April 7th
Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trips Participant Info Meeting

Service & Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) during Fall and Spring break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learn about local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students. Attend these information sessions to learn more about Service & Justice Trips as well as to learn about the application process. This meeting is from 9:00 to 9:30 pm in the Harper Center Ballroom. Applications and payments are due by 4:00 pm on April 14th.

Tuesday, April 8th
Border Wall on Mall

There will be a Border Wall on the Mall from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The “border wall” will be set up to raise questions about what the United States border looks like and means. There will be educational material about situations that immigrants go through and the broken system they face in the US. There will also be an opportunity to take an active role and determine whether the immigrant profile you are given will allow you to go through the door or force you to enter around the wall “without documents.” Stop by to learn and reflect!

Wednesday, April 9th
12th Annual Women and Religion Lecture

Professor Jane Doering will deliver the 12th annual Women & Religion Lecture, sponsored by the Kripke Center and the Women and Gender Studies Program. She will speak on “Simone Weil: Love of God, Affliction, and a New Saintliness,” on Wed, April 9th at 6:30 pm in the Harper Center Ballroom. Elizabeth Jane Doering is Professor Emerita of the University of Notre Dame, and has been reading French philosopher Simone Weil for over two decades with a particular interest in her social and political ideas and how that thought evolved after her mystical experience . As member and officer in both the American weil Society and the international Association pour l’etudé de la pensée de Simone Weil. Professor Doering strives to facilitate communication among Weil scholars around the globe. Her most recent book is Simone Weil and the Specter of Self-Perpetuating Force (2010). For more information please contact Colleen Hastings by email or at 280-2303.

Moved to Greater Love Sharing Session

Optional prayer, reflection and sharing session for national Jesuit Lent & Easter program “Moved to Greater Love.” All colleagues at Jesuit universities are invited to join the Jesuits across the country praying “to ask for the graces we need to discern the Lord’s presence in the many changes coming to Jesuit ministries”. This sharing will occur in Saint John’s Church on April 9th and April 23rd from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Thursday, April 10th
Toxic Manicures: The Fight for Healthy Nail Salons

Asian Americans own more than 1.5 million businesses in the United States across a range of industries. These businesses provide a vital source of economic support to these owners and their families. However, many small businesses are challenged to provide healthy environments for their employees while remaining profitable. Each day, some 375,000 nail technicians working in salons across the United States face possible health hazards that include exposure to chemicals, muscle strain, and risk of infection. More than 40% of these technicians are Asian Americans, most of them immigrants from Vietnam. This discussion will raise awareness about this issue and enable small business owners and students to support healthier nail salons. Presented by the Business Ethics Alliance, Creighton Center for Service and Justice, and Office of Multicultural Affairs. Refreshments provided. This event will be from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Harper Center room 3028.

Expand your Horizon: The Environment and YOU

This Expand Your Horizons is titled “The Environment and YOU”. Candy Bless, chair of the Sierra Group of Nebraska, will talk about “What is all this hype about the environment in recent years? Why should we care about it, and what can one person do anyway?” This event will be from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Seven Oaks at Notre Dame dining room located at 3439 State Street, Omaha. Use the North entrance by the flag pole, 35th and State. For more information or questions, call 402-614-0177.

The Muslims are Coming

Middle East Cultural & Educational Services – Omaha (MECES-Omaha) is partnering with Film Streams to screen the documentary “The Muslims Are Coming!” which uses comedy to counter Islamophobes and to build bridges with other faiths. It is co-directed by Dean Obeidallah, a comedian we brought to Creighton University in 2010 and 2012. Dean will be available at the event for a Q&A after the screening. This funny, award-winning movie is rated PG-13 for some profanity. It features The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow, Russell Simmons, Lewis Black, plus other celebs, together with hilarious Muslim comedians fighting Islamophobia with laughter. The cost is $9 for general admission, $7 for seniors, students, and military, and $4.50 Film Streams Members. This event will be from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater, located at 1340 Mike Fahey Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102. Event information and tickets can be found and purchased on Film Streams’ Website. For questions, contact Naser Alsharif and Jamal Jamil.

Friday, April 11th
We Can Now Solve the Oldest Environmental Problem

Dr. Wes Jackson is a leading thinker in the international sustainable agriculture movement and will be speaking at Creighton. Founder and president of The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, he has pioneered research in Natural Systems Agriculture — including perennial grains, perennial polycultures, and intercropping. The work of the Land Institute has been featured in many media outlets including the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Audubon, MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, and All Things Considered. Life magazine predicted Wes Jackson will be among the 100 “most important Americans of the 20th century.” He is a recipient of the Pew Conservation Scholars award and a MacArthur Fellowship, and has been listed as one of Smithsonian’s “35 Who Made a Difference”. Wes has an M.A. in botany from University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. in genetics from North Carolina State University. He was a professor of biology at Kansas Wesleyan and later established the Environmental Studies program at California State University, Sacramento, where he became a tenured full professor. He is the author of several books including Becoming Native to This Place (1994), Altars of Unhewn Stone (1987), and New Roots for Agriculture (1980). This event will be at 3:00 pm in Harper Center Ballroom. All are welcome to attend this presentation. Dr. Jackson’s visit to Creighton is being co-sponsored by: the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Department of Sociology, Department of Atmospheric Science, Program in Justice and Peace Studies, Center for Catholic Thought, Environmental Science Student Club and Biology Student Club. For more information or to set up individual or group meetings with Dr. Jackson, please contact Peggy Smith in the Environmental Science Program at 402-280-2811

3rd Annual Workers Appreciation Banquet

This annual banquet organized by Justice without Borders is one way to show appreciation for the Creighton workers and everything they do around campus. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to cook, greet guests, serve food, set up, clean up, and even just come and eat with the wonderful guests. Everyone is welcome to volunteer including students and faculty. The event will be in Skutt Ballroom from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Please fill out this document to get involved or email Haley Warren if you have any questions.

Saturday, April 12th
Service Learning Lecture

Dr. Jason Taylor of Regis University in Denver, Colorado will present “Socratic Citizenship: A Role for Philosophy in Service-Learning.” This is the Keynote Address as a part of the 16th Annual Midwest Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. It will be at 4:30 pm in the Harper Center 3042 and sponsored by Creighton Philosophy Club. For more information or questions email Fr. Ross Romero, S.J.

Sunday, April 13th
Sundaes on Sunday

Come enjoy a free hot fudge sundae as a part of Campus Ministry’s Faith and Food. Held periodically throughout the semester, Faith and Food is a time for members of the Creighton community to come together over free goodies to discuss and share ideas on featured topics in religion and spirituality. Not a debate forum, nor a formal class, these events give people the opportunity to listen to the wide range of views of current issues. This ice cream sundae reception will be at 9:30 pm in lower St. John’s Church. All are welcome. Contact Jennifer Kennedy-Croft for any questions.

Burundians Choir

On Palm Sunday, the Omaha Burundians Choir will put together an incredible live music show at 5:00 to 7:00 pm at St. Paul United Methodist Church located at 5410 Corby St, Omaha, NE 68104.

Upcoming Events:

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trips Participant Apps Due
Monday, April 14th

Service & Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) during Fall and Spring break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learn about local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students. Applications and payments are due by 4:00 pm on April 14th.

Please Note:
Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: March 28- April 6

Featured Events:

Whispers from the Streets

Whispers from the Streets is a presentational play promoting social awareness on the issue of severe poverty and homelessness in America on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. More information on the Facebook event page.

Fall 2014 Service & Justice Trips Coordinator Apps and Payments Due

Applications, complete with a $50 deposit and interview sign up, are due April 1st at 4:00 pm. For more information, check out the CCSJ website.

Fall 2014 Service & Justice Trips Participant Info Meeting

Service & Justice Trips are during Fall and Spring break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. There will be two meetings from 9:00 to 9:30 pm on Thursday, April 3 in the CCSJ Multipurpose room and Monday, April 7 in the Harper Center Ballroom.

CCSJ Soup and Stories

Join us as we hear from students from our Spring 2014 Service & Justice Trips. The session lasts from 11:30 to 1:00 pm in Skutt Student Center room 105. We will have soup and bread while it lasts.

Events this week:

Lenten Luncheon
Annual African Student Association Banquet
Fair Trade Sale
Whispers from the Streets
Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trips Coordinator Apps and Payments Due
Middle Eastern Food Fundraiser
Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trips Participant Info Meeting
Toward a Global Catholic Church: Vatican II and its Reception in the Non-western World
Soup and Stories
Greenbag Sustainability Lunch
10th Annual All Nations Pow-Wow

Events More than One Week Away:

Kids Can Community Center Mentoring
Safe Kids Safety Event Volunteers Needed
Cinco de Mayo Volunteers Needed

Service, Faith, Justice, and Diversity Opportunities:

Friday, March 28th
Lenten Luncheon

This is a series of four Lent workshops, with a presentation and small group discussion, that will take place on Fridays during Lent (March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11) from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Campus Ministry (lower Swanson Hall). Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday, March 29th
Annual African Student Association Banquet

This year’s title is “Redefining Africa: What you Don’t Know”. Come and join Creighton University’s African Student Association (AFSA) for great African food, fun, and entertainment. This event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Skutt Student Center Ballroom. For more information please contact Theresa Ibekwe.

Monday, March 31st
Fair Trade Sale

For the past three semesters, the Peace and Justice Cooperative, in collaboration with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, has sponsored a Fair Trade Sale through Catholic Relief Services to promote the support of our brothers and sisters in other countries. We are once again hosting our Fair Trade Sale from March 31st-April 4th. We will be in Creighton Hall Room 106 on Monday, March 31st from 12-4. From Tuesday-Thursday, we will be in the KFC Spine from 10-2. Catholic Relief Services is partnered with SERRV, an organization dedicated to eradicating poverty through working with thousands of small-scale artisans and farmers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and other developing countries by marketing their handcrafts and foods. SERRV participates in a system that not only aims to pay fair wages, but also creates long-term, direct trading relationships with the communities in order to foster sustainable development. SERRV purchases their products at prices which are set by the artisan and farmer partners, and they mark up the prices a bit for business purposes. Most of the money raised, however, will go to the communities who created the products. Some of the products we will be selling include: handbags, jewelry, scarves, mugs, chocolate, coffee, and other home decor items. Our sale is a great place to look for Mother’s Day, Graduation, and Easter gifts! If you have any further questions, please contact Rachel Berry.

Tuesday, April 1st
Whispers from the Streets

Whispers from the Streets is a presentational play promoting social awareness on the issue of severe poverty and homelessness in America on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. The play written by Damian Torres-Botello, nSJ is a culmination of a year-long research project with subsequent research over a decade to capture the routine trials and conflicts of the marginalized poor. With the assistance of CCSJ and Campus Ministry members, medical students, and formerly and currently homeless citizens of Omaha, this play has been revised to capture the lives of the local men and women combating lives of struggle and survival. Together we take a journey of transformation from intolerance to solidarity and the individuals and circumstances that bring us there. Through a series of monologues and song, stories are shared to encourage, advocate change, and generate awareness of those who are often whispers on the streets. Hosted in conjunction with CCSJ, Campus Ministry, and the Cortina Community. More information on the Facebook event page. Please share this event with your peers.

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trips Coordinator Apps and Payments Due

Did you enjoy your experience(s) on a CCSJ Service & Justice Trip? Do you want to take that experience to a deeper level through helping to coordinate a trip? Become a trip coordinator! Applications are now being accepted for 2014 Fall and Spring Break trips. For more information, to see a full list of coordinator roles and responsibilities, and to apply to be a coordinator, check out the CCSJ website. Applications, complete with a $50 deposit and interview sign up, are due April 1st at 4:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 2nd
Middle Eastern Food Fundraiser

Creighton Muslim Student Association (MSA) invites you to a Middle Eastern Food Fundraiser. Choose from Grape Leaves, Hummus, Taboleh Salad, Mediterranean Rice, Stuffed Zucchini, Dessert (Baklava, Haressa), and more. Cost is $6 per plate and $1 per dessert. Cash and Jaybucks will be accepted. Proceeds will benefit Spring Event: “The Muslims Are Coming”, featuring Dean Obeidallah at Films Streams, Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 7:00pm. This fundraiser will be from 11:30 to 1:00 pm on the Mall. Rain location is Hixson Lied Building, Mutual of Omaha Student Lounge, 1st Floor. For more information contact Jamal Jamil or Naser Alsharif.

Thursday, April 3rd
Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trips Participant Info Meeting

Service & Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) during Fall and Spring break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. Two trained student coordinators lead a group of 6-14 students. During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learn about local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students. Attend these information sessions to learn more about Service & Justice Trips as well as to learn about the application process. There will be two meetings from 9:00 to 9:30 pm on Thursday, April 3 in the CCSJ Multipurpose room and Monday, April 7 in the Harper Center Ballroom. The application will be on the CCSJ website after the information meetings. Applications and payments are due by 4:00 pm on April 14th.

Toward a Global Catholic Church: Vatican II and its Reception in the Non-western World

Three Internationally known theologians will speak at Creighton University’s 50th Anniversary of Vatican II: Year Two on April 3 and 4 in the ballroom of the Harper Center on Creighton’s campus. The conference is free and open to the public. Events and speakers include Fr. Peter Phan: “Vatican II in Asia: Received, Reformed, Returned” on Thursday at 6:30 pm, Taize Prayer Service on Thursday at 8:30 pm, mass at St. John’s Church on Friday at 12:00 pm, lunch on Friday, April 4, Agbonkhianmeghe Oroabot S.J. : “Vestiges and Legacies of Vatican II in the African Church” on Friday at 1:30 pm, and Stephen Judd M.M.: “Collegiality at the Peripheral Crossroads: The Vatican II Spirit in the Renewal of the Church in Latin America” on Friday at 4:00 pm. More information can be found at Creighton News and schedule of events can be found on Creighton’s Vatican II website.

Friday, April 4th
Soup and Stories

Join us as we hear from students from each of our 17 service and justice trips this Spring – including 2 from right here in Omaha. The students are invited to share something they learned on their trips- about themselves, the community they visited, or the people that touched their lives during their stay. The session lasts from 11:30 to 1:00 pm in Skutt Student Center room 105. We will have soup and bread while it lasts.

Greenbag Sustainability Lunch

Please join us for the next Greenbag Sustainability Lunch! The lunch is Friday, April 4th in the CCSJ Multi-purpose room from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. Bring a simple lunch to learn more about why reusable bags are such a great accessory to have! Bring an old t-shirt (or two, or three, etc…) that you don’t want to wear as a shirt anymore, and learn how to make a reusable bag out of it! Hope to see you there. With any questions, please contact haleywarren@creighton.edu or hannahmullally@creighton.edu.

Saturday, April 5th
10th Annual All Nations Pow-Wow

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. Doors open, dancer registration, and princess registration will be at 12:00 pm. The first Grand Entry will be at 1:00 pm, Dinner will be at 5:00 pm, and the Grand Entry will be at 6:00pm. Closing Ceremony & Dancer Payout will be at 9:30pm. This event will be in the Keiwit Fitness Center. Presented by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Creighton’s Native American Association (NAA).

Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities:

Kids Can Community Center Mentoring

Kids Can Community Center mentoring is a site based mentoring program with all the mentoring taking place at our daycare facility which takes the liability off the mentors. They provide before and after school care to children 5-13 years of age and mentors are available to children 7-13 years of age. Mentors need to be able to commit to one year, meeting with their mentor once a week for about an hour. Mentors and mentees play games, make artwork and work on crafts, do homework, bake cookies and play outside. Mentoring during the summer will look a little different, maybe taking the form of letters or phone calls. For more information or to mentor contact Sara Galenbeck, Community and Parent Coordinator.

Safe Kids Safety Event Volunteers Needed
Saturday, April 12th

Safe Kids Sarpy/Cass needs volunteers to help with the 4th Annual Spring into Safety event on April 12th at the Plattsmouth Community Center. This is a free family event and we need help with activity booths, wearing mascots, and with the bike rodeo. Volunteers are needed from 9 am to ~1:30 pm (the event time is 10 am to 1 pm). Please contact Marilyn at the Sarpy/Cass Department of Health & Wellness at mlarson@sarpy.com or 402-339-4334 ext. 207 to volunteer at this fun event. We need to get our volunteers set as soon as possible, so please respond early.

Cinco de Mayo Volunteers Needed
May 1st – 4th

Cinco de Mayo Celebration will take place May 1 – 4, 2014. It has been our goal over the past years to make Omaha a destination for people around the region celebrating Cinco de Mayo. The festival will take place in South Omaha and will feature free live entertainment, carnival rides, a parade, booths, food, games, a car show, golf tournament, health fair, children’s section, kick-off reception and queen coronation. For more information about Cinco de Mayo Omaha please visit their website. General volunteers are needed for set-up, clean up, parking and youth areas. You can sign up to help in the morning, afternoon, or all day—it’s a great opportunity to get involved in South Omaha. Volunteers are needed Thursday, May 1st, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday, May 2nd, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday, May 3rd, 7:00 am – 11:00 pm, Sunday, May 4th, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm, and Monday, May 5th, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm. If you’re interested in volunteering for Cinco de Mayo, please call Damariz at 402-734-3240 at your earliest convenience to make arrangements.

Please Note:
Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: March 21-30

Featured Events:

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trip Coordinator Info Meeting

Find out what it means to be a coordinator for a CCSJ sponsored Service & Justice Trip as well as what the application process entails. Information meetings will be from 9:00 to 9:30 pm in the Harper Center in the CCSJ (room 2067) on Monday, March 24th and Tuesday, March 25th.

Spirituality Plus: Whispers from the Streets

Homelessness from many points of view is the focus of a powerful 30 minute play written by Damian Torres-Botello, nSJ. Damian is a Jesuit novice who is spending the semester working in the Creighton Center for Service & Justice. He co-authored this “readers’ theater” piece for a group in Kansas City and has updated it with Omaha information and references. Lunch will be included. All faculty and staff welcome. This event will be at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on March 26th in Skutt Ballroom. Please register online. This is a part of Spirit Plus lunch, sponsored by the Collaborative Ministry Office and Creighton’s Center for Service and Justice. Students are invited to view the play on April 1st at 7:00 pm in Skutt Ballroom.

Events this week:

Campus Ministry’s Lenten Luncheon Series
Documentary Screening: The Quilted Conscience
Volunteers Needed for Naturalization Clinic
Human Rights and International Migration: A Conversation with Dr. Roos Willems
Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trip Coordinator Information Meeting
The Economics of Business Ethics: A Talk by Norman Bowie
RJ Mitte on Campus
Women’s Words of Wisdom
Spirituality Plus: Whispers from the Streets
CHPE Roundtable Discussion: The Catholic University and the Unfolding Climate Tragedy
Hand in Hand Partner Training Session
Campus Ministry Community Advisor Applications Due
Volunteer for Girl Scouts
Celebration of Community at Hot Shops
Annual African Student Association Banquet

Events More than One Week Away:

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trip Coordinator Apps and Payments Due
Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trip Participant Info Meeting

Service, Faith, Justice, and Diversity Opportunities

Friday, March 21st
Campus Ministry’s Lenten Luncheon Series

This is a series of four Lent workshops, with a presentation and small group discussion, that will take place on Fridays during Lent (March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11) from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in Campus Ministry (lower Swanson Hall). Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Documentary Screening: The Quilted Conscience

The Quilted Conscience documents the beautiful and important story of a group of sixteen Sudanese-American girls – refugees from the genocide in their troubled homeland – who are thrust into a new life in Grand Island, NE. It’s a story of a quilters’ guild of local white women, some of whom have had little previous contact with ethnic or racial minorities. It’s a story of a famed African-American quilt maker who travels a thousand miles to help “stitch” the groups together by means of a culture-blend fabric-art project. Finally, it’s a story about the making of a lovely well-sized mural, composed of dozens of dramatic “Dreams & Memories” story panels created by the Sudanese girls with the help of the local women. Presented by Montessori Parents’ Co-op for Children in partnership with the OPS ESL, Migrant and Refugee Education program. This screening will be at 6:00 pm in Benson High School Auditorium located at 5120 Maple Street. Please use the north parking lot. The auditorium is next to the main entrance on the north side of the building. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Open discussion will follow the screening with the filmmaker John Sorensen. For more information about film, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/socialwork/legacy.php.

Saturday, March 22nd
Volunteers Needed for Naturalization Clinic

Catholic Charities Legal Immigration Clinic is preparing for another naturalization clinic on March 22 and they are still looking for volunteers to help with the clinic. Volunteers would need to arrive at their office at 8:30 am. An orientation on how to fill out the applications and light breakfast will be provided. It should be a commitment finishing approximately at 11:30 am. While they are always looking for English speaking volunteers, several of their registered applicants are Spanish speakers, and they are looking for at least 3 Spanish speaking volunteers. Please email Erin Fichter if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

Monday, March 24th
Human Rights and International Migration: A Conversation with Dr. Roos Willems

The Belgian anthropologist Dr. Roos Willems will speak about “EUMAGINE – Imagining Europe from the Outside”, a collaborative European research project investigating the impact of perceptions of human rights and democracy on migration aspirations and decisions. Dr. Willems will describe the project, outline preliminary findings, and summarize implications for policy-making in the European Union as well as the United States. This event will be at 6:00 pm in Hixson-Lied Science Building room 244.

There will also be a small group discussion with Dr. Willems that is limited to fifteen students at 4:30 pm in CCSJ’s Multipurpose room located in Harper Center room 2067. Students interested in attending should <u<RSVP to John Sarmiento. The event is jointly hosted by Creighton’s Center for Service and Justice and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work.

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trip Coordinator Information Meeting

Find out what it means to be a coordinator for a CCSJ sponsored Service & Justice Trip as well as what the application process entails. Information meetings will be from 9:00 to 9:30 pm in the Harper Center in the CCSJ (room 2067) on Monday, March 24th and Tuesday, March 25th.

The Economics of Business Ethics: A Talk by Norman Bowie

Professor Bowie has written in his most recent book, Business Ethics in the 21st Century (Springer) that there are serious ethical concerns to be raised in the face of some of the ‘efficiencies’ of certain business practices we see today. Efficiency and always-low prices do not always lead to the most ethical outcomes, and Professor Bowie has some provocative positions on these topics. In terms of ethical outcomes in the real world where we live, the assumption that economics is ‘value free’ is simply false, and ignores the human and ethical consequences of a myopic focus on efficiencies. Norman Bowie is the former Elmer L Andersen Chair in Corporate Responsibility at the University of Minnesota. He has authored or edited 16 books and over 75 articles. Professor Bowie is the leading scholar in the application of Kant’s moral philosophy to business. This event will be at 5:00 pm in Harper Center room 3023 with a reception for students and faculty to follow. For more information please contact Andrew Gustafson.

Tuesday, March 25th
RJ Mitte on Campus

The CSU Program Board is bringing RJ Mitte to campus as an event featured under the “Creighton In Common” . RJ Mitte is the co-star of AMC’s Emmy Award Winning series Breaking Bad. RJ, an activist for equality and diversity, is coming to campus to speak about his personal experience being bullied because of his cerebral palsy, a disability he has. From bullying victim to TV star, he speaks about how he turned his disability into an asset. This event will be from 8:00 until 10:00 pm in Harper Center Auditorium.

Women’s Words of Wisdom

Women’s Words of Wisdom event is hosted each March during Women’s History Month by the Lieben Center. This event will allow members of the Creighton community to share wise and treasured words of women from the past and present. It is a time for celebration of women of character, courage, and commitment. This is a unique opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to attend, or participate in. This event will be from 7:30 until 9:00 pm in Skutt Student Center at the Fireplace Lounge. If there is any more information you need about this event, feel free to contact: OziomaAloziem@creighton.edu or amandadrapcho@creighton.edu.

Wednesday, March 26th
Spirituality Plus: Whispers from the Streets

Homelessness from many points of view is the focus of a powerful 30 minute play written by Damian Torres-Botello, nSJ. Damian is a Jesuit novice who is spending the semester working in the Creighton Center for Service & Justice. He co-authored this “readers’ theater” piece for a group in Kansas City and has updated it with Omaha information and references. Lunch will be included. All faculty and staff welcome. This event will be at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on March 26th in Skutt Ballroom. Please register online. This is a part of Spirit Plus lunch, sponsored by the Collaborative Ministry Office and Creighton’s Center for Service and Justice. Students are invited to view the play on April 1st at 7:00 pm in Skutt Ballroom.

CHPE Roundtable Discussion: The Catholic University and the Unfolding Climate Tragedy

The Center for Health Policy and Ethics (CHPE) invites you to join in a Roundtable Discussion with Richard Miller, Ph.D., Department of Theology at Creighton University. He will be discussing “The Catholic University and the Unfolding Climate Tragedy”. What kind of world are we leaving our students and future generations? If we are going to remain true to the Creighton University Mission Statement, what are some possible ways our campus community should respond to the unfolding climate change tragedy? This event will be from 12:00 until 1:00 pm in CHPE Conference Room, located at 2616 Burt Street. Please feel free to bring your own lunch. Registration is not required for Roundtables; all are welcome. For more information about CHPE Roundtables, visit http://chpe.creighton.edu/ or contact the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at 402.280.2017.

Hand in Hand Partner Training Session

Creighton Campus Ministry welcomes you to join us for Hand-in-Hand 2014 on April 6th! Be part of the fun as we welcome Omaha-area adults with developmental disabilities for an afternoon of food, fun and being together. We are in need of 150 CU students to serve as Partners: Two-to-one or one-to-one companions for the Guests who will join us for Hand in Hand. It’s an exciting opportunity to give of yourself personally and touch someone’s life, while also enjoying games, crafts, bingo, food, and even some karaoke. All partners will need to attend a training session on March 26, at the Rigge Science Building Room 120 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. On the day of the event all partners will need to report by 12:30 pm to be ready for our guests to arrive, and stay for a short check in after the guests have left. The event will run from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on April 6th in Skutt Student Center Ballroom. You will be finished no later than 5:00 pm. To register or for more information, visit Campus Ministry’s Website.

Friday, March 28th
Campus Ministry Community Advisor Applications Due

The Campus Ministry Community Advisor (CMCA) is a live-in, undergraduate or graduate student staff member of the Departments of Residence Life (DRL) and Campus Ministry (CM). The CMCA’s primary responsibility is to provide peer ministry for the residence hall community by enhancing the spiritual, social, intellectual and vocational formation of their residents. They are also expected to provide a ministry of presence and promote mission and ministry events, programs and resources in their respective hall (Kiewit or Swanson). The employment period is on a 9-month cycle that runs mid-August to mid-May, which may be renewed by mutual agreement for an additional year. For more information visit Campus Ministry’s website.

Volunteer for Girl Scouts

Volunteer for Girl Scouts Largest Fundraising Event of the Year!
Do you believe that girls can do anything? Do you love art? Do you love to volunteer? Girl Scouts is looking volunteers for the annual artVenture silent auction and reception. artVenture is a unique arts education-based program that matches Girl Scouts with professional artists. Using a variety of mediums, they collaborate to create original works of art that are placed in a silent auction. In addition to the collaborative pieces, works of art from the area’s most celebrated and talented artists are also auctioned. All proceeds benefit Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska. Girl Scouts is seeking up to 10 volunteers from the Junior League of Omaha to assist with the event including raffle ticket sellers and auction assistants/art wrappers. This event will be from 5:00 to 11:00 pm (with split shifts available) at UNO’s Mammel Hall, located at 6708 Pine Street. If you are interested,
please email Wendy Hamilton
or call her at (402) 779-8230.

Saturday, March 29th
Celebration of Community at Hot Shops

Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) will host its fifth annual “Celebrating Community” fundraiser from 6:00 to 9:30 pm at the Hot Shops Art Center (1301 Nicholas Street). The evening will include a silent auction, live music by local artists, and appetizer buffet and gelato bar as well as a cash bar. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets please call 402-344-4401. The Hot Shops Art Center will play host to this event for its fifth year. Many Hot Shops studio artists will remain open throughout the evening, including Crystal Forge, allowing attendees to visit three stories of local artwork. For more information email Debra Romberger or call her at 402-558-8992.

Annual African Student Association Banquet

Come and join Creighton University’s African Student Association (AFSA) for great African food, fun, and entertainment. This year’s title is “Redefining Africa: What you Don’t Know”. This event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Skutt Student Center Ballroom. For more information please contact Theresa Ibekwe.

Upcoming Events:

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trip Coordinator Apps and Payments Due
Tuesday, April 1st

Did you enjoy your experience(s) on a CCSJ Service & Justice Trip? Do you want to take that experience to a deeper level through helping to coordinate a trip? Become a trip coordinator! Applications are now being accepted for 2014 Fall and Spring Break trips. For more information, to see a full list of coordinator roles and responsibilities, and to apply to be a coordinator, check out the CCSJ website. Applications, complete with a $50 deposit and interview sign up, are due April 1st at 4:00 pm.

Fall Break 2014 Service & Justice Trip Participant Info Meeting
Thursday, April 3rd and Monday, April 7th

Service & Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) during Fall and Spring break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. Two trained student coordinators lead a group of 6-14 students. During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learn about local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students. Attend these information sessions to learn more about Service & Justice Trips as well as to learn about the application process. There will be two meetings from 9:00 to 9:30 pm on Thursday, April 3 in the CCSJ Multipurpose room and Monday, April 7 in the Harper Center Ballroom. The application will be on the CCSJ website after the information meetings. Applications and payments are due by 4:00 pm on April 14th.

Please Note:
Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: March 7 – 23

Featured Events:

CCSJ’s Praying Lent

As we approach the season of Lent – a special time to reflect and challenge yourself – we have put together some resources that you, your community, your family, can use to enter into intentionality this time of year. The CCSJ has put together their own Lenten calendar that can be followed as a live stream that can be followed for a day-by-day calendar or a simple avenue to a diverse and reflective Lent. Days of the week will include Ignatian reflections, Service & Justice Trip reflections, immigration reform fasting and reflection, and Simple & International Recipes and stories from a different country every week. Tune in every day for something new at http://storify.com/CreightonCCSJ/praying-lent.

Spring Break Service & Justice Trips

Spring Break 2014 starts after classes today. The CCSJ is sending participants across the country on Service & Justice Trips. Please pray for these individuals and follow the trips on our Facebook and Twitter. The trip members will return March 15th after a week of immersion. Keep a lookout for Fall Break 2014 information meetings and applications beginning of April.

Events this week:

Empowerment Network Monthly Community Meeting
Keeping Corner: An IDEA Book Club for Spring Break
Documentary and Discussion: Rights and Wrongs
Nebraska Immigration Advocacy Alliance Meeting
Film Screening: Girl Rising
Expand your Horizons: Immigration is About Us
Leading with Integrity in a Diverse World
Project Homeless Connect Omaha Registration Due
We Drive Learning: Books by the Busload
Sustainability Council Meeting
Hui O Hawaii’s Annual Luau

Events More than One Week Away:

Human Rights and International Migration: A Conversation with Dr. Roos Willems
Fall 2014 Service & Justice Trip Coordinator Information Meeting
Hand in Hand Partner Registration Now Open

Service, Faith, Justice, and Diversity Opportunities

Saturday, March 8th
Empowerment Network Monthly Community Meeting

Please join us this Saturday at the Empowerment Network Community Meeting at North High School, Viking Center located at 4410 N. 36th Street. This Month’s topic is “Solutions: Yes, I am my Brother’s Keeper”. Networking, breakfast, and table displays will begin at 8:45 am. Empowerment Network Update will be at 9:30 am, followed by presentations and major announcements at 10:00 am. This event is open to the entire community and more information about the Empowerment Network can be found here.

Monday, March 10th
Keeping Corner: An IDEA Book Club for Spring Break

Back by popular demand. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Lieben Center bring you “Keeping Corner” by Kashmira Sheth. Keeping Corner explores themes of human rights, freedom, and coming of age. It is an exceptionally valuable addition to the canon of young adult literature for the insight it provides about a time, place, and culture that is not frequently written about, and for its examination of tradition, and the difficulty of getting societies to abandon old ideas in favor of ones more modern and humane. Space is limited to ten participants and you must be able to make the following discussion dates: Monday, March 10th, Thursday, March, 13th and Friday, March 14th from Noon until 1pm in the Lieben Center for Women, McGloin Hall. Please bring your lunch! For a description of the book, visit http://calendar.creighton.edu/event?id=43163. To reserve your book, please email Luz Rodriguez. Past participants are not eligible.

Wednesday, March 12th
Documentary and Discussion: Rights and Wrongs

By returning to the roots of Islam and understanding how societies have found justification for their treatment of women within Islamic sources, this thoughtful and far reaching film is an essential resource that debunks myths about women and Islam. Renowned Muslim feminist scholars and journalists, including Asra Q. Nomani, Mona Eltahawy, Azadeh Moaveni, Dr. Amina Wadud, Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl and Asma Gull Hasan, detail how from early on very different understandings of the Qur’an lead to vastly different translations, with enormous repercussions for women living in different Islamic societies around the world. The film alternates between the history of Mohammad and issues facing Muslim women today—from the wearing of the veil, to praying in the mosque, and attitudes towards domestic violence and honor killings.It also looks at how feminism works within Islam in the modern era. “Rights and Wrongs” is indispensable for courses on Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, comparative religion, women’s studies and more. This film will be shown from 11:30 to 1:00 pm in Harper Center room 1109, Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Friday, March 14th
Nebraska Immigration Advocacy Alliance Meeting

Nebraska Immigration Advocacy Alliance will have a meeting at the International Center of the Heartland/Lutheran Family Services Office located at 42nd and Center. All are welcome to this event happening from 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

Tuesday, March 18th
Film Screening: Girl Rising

Mercy High School will be showing the movie Girl Rising as a part of their Mission Week activities. The $5 admission charge will be added to money raised throughout the week and all funds will go to the Mercy school in Sudan. Girl Rising is an innovative feature film about the power of education to change a girl — and the world. You can see a trailer of it here: http://www.youtube.com/10x10act. This film will begin at 7:00 pm Mercy High School Chapel.

Thursday, March 20th
Expand your Horizons: Immigration is About Us

This Expand Your Horizons is titled “Immigration is About Us”. Symone Sanders from RISE (Reentry, Integrative Service, and Engagement Initiative) will speak about a program for gang offenders on probation who reenter northeast Omaha in zip code 68111. This event will be from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Seven Oaks at Notre Dame dining room located at 3439 State Street, Omaha. Use the North entrance by the flag pole, 35th and State. For more information or questions, call 402-614-0177.

Leading with Integrity in a Diverse World

This presentation will be given by Major General Marcia Anderson, who is the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of major general in the United States Army Reserve. Major General Anderson is a graduate of Creighton University and Rutgers Law School. Her military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Physical Fitness Badge. As a civilian, General Anderson serves as clerk for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. This event will be from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom C. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Project Homeless Connect Omaha Registration Due

Project Homeless Connect Omaha is a one-day event that serves as a one-stop shop, connecting individuals experiencing homelessness in our community to services including: housing, health care, legal resources, employment counseling, haircuts, Social Security, dental care (which has resulted in more than 200 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. Building on the success of the past five years, on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, Creighton will again host Project Homeless Connect Omaha. The opportunities to engage volunteers, build community, grow research and evaluation efforts and ultimately respond to the homeless in Omaha underscore the value of this partnership. Volunteers can sign up to help in the morning, afternoon, or all day. For more information or to volunteer, go to our website. Questions about the event or about volunteering for the event should be directed to PHCO@Creighton.edu. Registration will be open through Thursday, March 20th, or until volunteer capacity is reached, so please register at your earliest convenience.

Friday, March 21st
We Drive Learning: Books by the Busload

Books by the Busload is a book drive put on by Metropolitan Community College, AIT Worldwide Logistics, Metro Transit, and Lutheran Family Services to distribute books in the Omaha metropolitan area. It’s a great opportunity to get serve in the community and also get some new, free books! We need your help to put on this event! There are books to be sorted, buses to be loaded, and then supervision necessary on the actual event dates. Volunteers can come for one afternoon for a couple hours and help give out books, or serve for the whole day. The event itself will take place on Friday, March 21st and Saturday March 22nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Westroads Mall, The Salvation Army Kroc Center, or Heartland Workforce Solutions. Please sign-up for the event here.

Sustainability Council Meeting
Recycling, social justice, energy and water conservation, events (Earth Day, St. Francis Day), alternative transportation (biking, buses, carpooling), gardening, composting, communications and outreach. These are just a few of the aspects of sustainability. Are you interested in one or more facets of the sustainability movement but are not sure how to get involved? Come to the next Sustainability Council meeting and learn about how you can be involved – as much or as little as you’d like. This meeting will be at 2:00 pm in Eppley 119, the Energy Technology Classroom Space. All are welcome! For more information visit their website or contact Mary Duda.

Saturday, March 22nd
Hui O Hawaii’s Annual Luau

This year’s title is “Na Pua Nani ‘O Hawai’i: The Flowers of Hawai’i”. This is an opportunity for students of Hui O’ Hawaii to share their culture and heritage with the Creighton and Omaha Community by hosting a luau, which is a traditional Hawaiian party or feast that is usually accompanied by entertainment. This event will be from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Kiewit Fitness Center. Doors open at 5:00 pm at the Swanson entrance to KFC. Tickets will be sold at Skutt fireplace March 3-7 and 17-21. Cost for Creighton students/faculty/staff members is $15, Non-Creighton affiliates is $20, 15 & under is $12, and 5 & under is free. If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact Lauren Brown.

Upcoming Events:

Human Rights and International Migration: A conversation with Dr. Roos Willems
Monday, March 24th

The Belgian anthropologist Dr. Roos Willems will speak about “EUMAGINE – Imagining Europe from the Outside”, a collaborative European research project investigating the impact of perceptions of human rights and democracy on migration aspirations and decisions. Dr. Willems will describe the project, outline preliminary findings, and summarize implications for policy-making in the European Union as well as the United States. This event will be at 6:00 pm in Hixson-Lied Science Building room 244.
There will also be a small group discussion with Dr. Willems that is limited to fifteen students at 4:30 pm in CCSJ’s Multipurpose room located in Harper Center room 2067. Students interested in attending should RSVP to John Sarmiento. The event is jointly hosted by Creighton’s Center for Service and Justice and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work. For more information visit Eumagine’s website.

Fall 2014 Service & Justice Trip Coordinator Information Meeting
Monday, March 24th and Tuesday, March 25th

Find out what it means to be a coordinator for a CCSJ sponsored Service & Justice Trip as well as what the application process entails. Information meetings will be from 9:00 to 9:30 pm in the Harper Center in the CCSJ (room 2067) on Monday, March 24th and Tuesday, March 25th.

Hand in Hand Partner Registration Now Open
Sunday, April 6th

Creighton Campus Ministry welcomes you to join us for Hand-in-Hand 2014 on April 6th! Be part of the fun as we welcome Omaha-area adults with developmental disabilities for an afternoon of food, fun and being together. We are in need of 150 CU students to serve as Partners: Two-to-one or one-to-one companions for the Guests who will join us for Hand in Hand. It’s an exciting opportunity to give of yourself personally and touch someone’s life, while also enjoying games, crafts, bingo, food, and even some karaoke. All partners will need to attend a training session on March 26, at the Rigge Science Building Room 120 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. On the day of the event all partners will need to report by 12:30 pm to be ready for our guests to arrive, and stay for a short check in after the guests have left. The event will run from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on April 6th in Skutt Student Center Ballroom. You will be finished no later than 5:00 pm.

Please Note:
Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: February 28 – March 9

Featured Events:

Fair Trade Pre-Sale: LAST DAY

The Peace and Justice Cooperative, in collaboration with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, is sponsoring a Fair Trade Sale through Catholic Relief Services to promote the support of our brothers and sisters in other countries. Catholic Relief Services partners with SERRV, an organization dedicated to eradicating poverty through working with thousands of small-scale artisans and farmers in developing countries by marketing their handcrafts and foods. Visit the SERRV website to browse the products. When you find something you would like to purchase, please visit our website and fill out the attached survey to provide the item number and send it to RachelBerry@creighton.edu by the end of the day. We have two pickup dates for you to choose from; pick-up will be located in the CCSJ both days. (March 26th and 27th: 2-4 pm) You will be paying for your products when you come to pick them up. Cash and check only, please! You can make the checks out to the Creighton Center for Service and Justice. Please contact Peace and Justice Coop treasurer, Rachel Berry, with any immediate questions.

Spring Break Service & Justice Trips Send-Off Service

Members of the campus community are invited to help mission Spring Break Service & Justice Trips as they prepare to leave for Spring Break. All are welcome. This event will be from 9:00 to 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 6th in St. John’s Church. Refreshments will follow in Lower St. John’s.

Events this week:

Fair Trade Pre-Sale: LAST DAY
Ash Wednesday
Spirit Plus Lent Lunch an d Discussion
Challenges Faced by North Koreans Today
Nebraska on the Edge: How Climate Change Threatens Public Health
Spring Break Service & Justice Trips Send-Off Service

Events More than One Week Away:

Hand in Hand Partner Registration is Open
Project Homeless Connect Omaha

Service, Faith, Justice, and Diversity Opportunities

Friday, February 28th
Fair Trade Pre-Sale: LAST DAY

The Peace and Justice Cooperative, in collaboration with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, is sponsoring a Fair Trade Sale through Catholic Relief Services to promote the support of our brothers and sisters in other countries. Catholic Relief Services partners with SERRV, an organization dedicated to eradicating poverty through working with thousands of small-scale artisans and farmers in developing countries by marketing their handcrafts and foods. Visit the SERRV website to browse the products. When you find something you would like to purchase, please visit our website and fill out the attached survey to provide the item number and send it to RachelBerry@creighton.edu by the end of the day. We have two pickup dates for you to choose from; pick-up will be located in the CCSJ both days. (March 26th and 27th: 2-4 pm) You will be paying for your products when you come to pick them up. Cash and check only, please! You can make the checks out to the Creighton Center for Service and Justice. Please contact Peace and Justice Coop treasurer, Rachel Berry, with any immediate questions.

Wednesday, March 5th
Ash Wednesday

All are invited to celebrate the beginning of Lent in worship at St. John’s Church. Masses with distribution of ashes will take place at 7:00 am, noon, 5:00 pm, and 9:00 pm. An ecumenical service with Scripture readings and distribution of ashes will take place at 7:00 pm. All services will be celebrated in the main church.

Thursday, March 6th
Spirit Plus Lent Lunch and Discussion

How do we enter into Lent? What practices or prayers can we use to make the Lent season more meaningful? Mariana Miller, co-director of retreats for Campus Ministry, will give a reflection followed by a discussion on how we can deepen our Lent experience this year. Please register online. Lunch will be served at this event happening from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Skutt Student Center room 105. This event is sponsored by the Collaborative Ministry Office.

Challenges Faced by North Koreans Today

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) is a grassroots organization devoted to the North Korean human rights crises. It provides protection and aid to North Korean refugees and utilizes a modern-day underground railroad through Southeast Asia to rescue refugees and help them reach freedom. Three LiNK representatives will give an interactive, multi-media presentation covering four main points. These points are the history of North Korea presented in four minutes, the current challenges the North Korean people face under their brutal regime, how the North Korean people are overcoming those challenges, and how we can help the North Korean people now. This event will be at 2:00 pm in Skutt Student Center room 104. This event is sponsored by the Asian World Center of the College of Arts & Sciences and is free and open to the public.

Nebraska on the Edge: How Climate Change Threatens Public Health

Dr. Wendy Ring, family physician and educator in human health and climate change, presents case studies, maps, and explanations of research findings illustrating the many ways that climate change affects human health. She discusses what this means for Nebraska, now and in the future, and also explores win-win solutions that lower greenhouse gas emissions and improve public health. This event will be streamed at 3:30 until 5:00 pm at Fort Omaha Campus located at 30th and Fort streets, Building 10, room 110. This event is free and open to the public and can be watched on campus or online. Tweet your questions for the live Q&A using #SLPSThursday.

Spring Break Service & Justice Trips Send-Off Service

Members of the campus community are invited to help mission Spring Break Service & Justice Trips as they prepare to leave for Spring Break. All are welcome. This event will be from 9:00 to 10:00 pm in St. John’s Church. Refreshments will follow in Lower St. John’s.

Upcoming Events:

Hand in Hand Partner Registration Open
Thursday, April 6th

Creighton Campus Ministry welcomes you to join us for Hand-in-Hand 2014 on April 6th! Be part of the fun as we welcome Omaha-area adults with developmental disabilities for an afternoon of food, fun and being together. We are in need of 150 CU students to serve as Partners: Two-to-one or one-to-one companions for the Guests who will join us for Hand in Hand. It’s an exciting opportunity to give of yourself personally and touch someone’s life, while also enjoying games, crafts, bingo, food, and even some karaoke. All partners will need to attend a training session on March 26, at the Rigge Science Building Room 120 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. On the day of the event all partners will need to report by 12:30 pm to be ready for our guests to arrive, and stay for a short check in after the guests have left. The event will run from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on April 6th in Skutt Student Center Ballroom. You will be finished no later than 5:00 pm.

Project Homeless Connect Omaha
Friday, March 28th

Project Homeless Connect Omaha 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 200 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. Building on the success of the past five years, on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, Creighton will again host Project Homeless Connect Omaha. The opportunities to engage volunteers, build community, grow research and evaluation efforts and ultimately respond to the homeless in Omaha underscore the value of this partnership. Volunteers can sign up to help in the morning, afternoon, or all day. For more information or to volunteer, go to our website. Questions about the event or about volunteering for the event should be directed to PHCO@Creighton.edu. Registration will be open through Thursday, March 20th, or until volunteer capacity is reached, so please register at your earliest convenience.

Please Note:
Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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