Friday, January 23
CCSJ 2015-2016 Student Team Leader Applications Due Today
Interested in working in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice using your work-study, as a paid student employee or volunteer? Check out our website for more details. Click here for the application. Applications are due TODAY. Please contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik with any questions.
Tuesday, January 27
African America-Mixed Blood Theatre Performance
In this insightful look at the modern African Diaspora, the unexpected appearance of a Pan-African woman leads a modern interracial couple to a better understanding and appreciation of the experience of immigrants from Somalis, Ethiopia, and Liberia and helps them consider how to connect with and celebrate one’s heritage. African America is a timely and eye-opening story, graced with humor. magic and the occasional Vikings reference. The production was warmly received by audiences during its two previous tours. The one-night-only performance of “African America,” opening the University’s celebration of Black History Month, will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public. Please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (402) 280-2459, with any questions.
Post-Grad Volunteer Table Talks
Come hear stories and ask questions of former volunteers from a variety of year-long post-graduate programs. Panelists will be able to address their own discernment process during senior year that led to post-grad volunteering, and be able to answer questions about topics including international versus domestic opportunities; taking care of finances while volunteering; the differences between programs that are and are not religiously based; and more. The event will be held in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (Harper Center 2067) from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Jeff Peak by 3 pm today if you plan to attend.
Thursday, January 29
Connecting at Creighton: Networking for the Future
The All-University Committee on the Status of Women is hosting a panel discussion for students on the topic of networking and developing mentor relationships. For more information, please visit the Committee’s website. The event will take place in Skutt 104 from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Please contract Allison Taylor with any questions.
Saturday, January 31
Omaha Seed Share
Join the Omaha Seed Share with free seeds and free admission. Open to anyone who wants to grow their own food in the Omaha metro. Meet and visit with other local gardeners, sharing their excess seeds. You’ll find common seeds as well as organic, heritage or heirloom plant varieties. Invite your friends & neighbors, children are welcome. This event will take place from 12:00 noon- 2:00pm. The seed share will take place at Sheet Metal Workers Union Building in Omaha, Douglas County Extension Office in Omaha, LaVista Public Library, and Sump Memorial Library Papillion For more information please contact Patty Falcone, Douglas County Health Department at (402) 444-7146.
Sunday, February 1
World Cafe Dialogue: Unpacking Race
We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us at 3:00pm in the Skutt Ballroom to engage in a campus-wide dialogue on the implications of race in the Creighton community, facilitated by the Werner Institute. Following the words of our Vice Provost for Mission and Ministry, Dr. Eileen Burke-Sullivan, “As a Jesuit and Catholic University we must call for dialogue across all racial and ethnic groups, developing together new ways out of old problems…To fail to engage in dialogue, however, is to silently support behavior that contributes to a status quo of inequality in education, in economy, in justice and in so many other aspects of our American life.”
Interfaith Prayer Service
Wednesday, February, 4
Please join us for an interfaith prayer service that reflects the diversity of our Creighton community.The service will be held in Saint John’s Church from 3:30-4:30pm. Please contact Campus Ministry with any questions.
Thursday, February 5
Spring Break 2015 Service and Justice Trips: General Meeting #1
This first of 3 required formation meetings will let you meet your group, learn about the pillars of our program and hear from our student leaders. There will be required training at these sessions, so make sure you are there and that you complete all required paperwork! The meeting will take place in Harper Center Ballroom at 9:00 – 10:30pm. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.
Sunday, February, 8
Celebration of Saint Eulalia
Join us to celebrate the Saint Eulalia, Patron Saint Feast Day. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Mat Xhun (Visiting from Huehuetenango Diocese) at St. John’s Creighton Parish at 2:00 pm. After the Mass, the Pixan Ixim Marimba group invites you to dance and enjoy their music in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom on Creighton University’s campus (24th and Cass), from 3:30- 9 pm. There is no cost for admission to this cultural even. For more information contact Juana Marcos at 402-657-6681.
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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.