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Weekly Update March 01- March 27

Sunday, March 01

World Cafe Dialogue: Unpacking Race
All Creighton students, faculty and staff are invited to engage in a campus-wide dialogue on the implications of race in the Creighton community, facilitated by the Werner Institute. Due to the February winter storm, the event was rescheduled for 3:00pm in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom on March 1st. You are an important part of this conversation and we hope to see you there! Please contact Mike Rios with any questions.

Tuesday, March 03

Prayer Service for Fr. Schlegel
Creighton’s 23rd president, Father John Schlegel, S.J., left a legacy of a beautiful campus that grew considerably during his tenure. The campus was transformed with the addition of many new buildings, the mall renovation and the gorgeous landscaping we enjoy every day. In support of Father Schlegel, the Staff Advisory Council with the support of the President’s Advisory Board invites you to join them Tuesday, March 3, at 11:45 a.m. at the fountain in front of St. John’s Church. You’ll receive a purple ribbon, in awareness of pancreatic cancer, and a group greeting will be videotaped to be shared later with Father Schlegel. Following, everyone is invited to attend the noon Mass which will be offered on his behalf. The service will include the prayer Father Schlegel has asked us to pray in support of Pedro Arrupe’s canonization. Following Mass, you will have a chance to send a smile, wave or comment on videotape to Father Schlegel. Let’s show him he is in our thoughts and prayers! Please contact Joann Crinklaw with any questions.

Wednesday, March 04

Cold Toes Warm Hearts
Cold Toes Warm Hearts is a drive to raise money for the biggest homeless shelter in Nebraska, the Siena/Francis House. Swanson Hall at Creighton University encourages you to build solidarity by giving you a perspective of our increasing homeless population. On March 4, please join us in going barefoot (or wearing sandals) throughout the day. There will be a Hospitality Room in the Swanson Lobby with food and drinks for those who have generously donated to our cause. A donation of $5 will purchase you a pin that guarantees you access to the Hospitality Room, though any donation will be graciously accepted. The event will take place throughout the day, with the hospitality room in Swanson Hall from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Donations can be made at the Swanson front desk. If you would like to learn more about Siena/Francis House you can visit their website. Please contact Katie Breedlove with any questions.

Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty will hold a Lobby Day on March 4. Registration and Orientation is at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church across from the Capitol. Lunch will be provided in Room 1023 of the Capitol. A bill to repeal the death penalty (LB 268) will be debated before the Judiciary Committee at their 1:30 meeting. All are invited to this free event. Take action to end the death penalty in Nebraska. RSVP at www.nadp.net/lobby or 402-477-7787.

Thursday, March 05

CCSJ Spring Break 2015 Service & Justice Trips Send-Off Service
Please join us to pray with and send off the students participating in a week of service during spring break. There is a short ceremony then a short reception in Lower St John’s. Students participating in Service & Justice Trips, their friends and family, and the Creighton community are all invited! The Send-Off Service will be held in St. John’s Church from 9:00-10:00pm on Thursday, March 5. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 20

Justice Walking Applications
Join us in Justice Walking 2015-2016! Justice Walking is a year-long commitment to weekly service, education, immersion and faith sharing. Applications are due March 20th. Click here for more information. Please contact Jen Kennedy-Croft with any questions.

Friday, March 27

Project Homeless Connect Omaha
Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event (8:30 am – 3:30 pm in the Kiewit Fitness Center) that serves as a one-stop shop, connecting homeless individuals to needed services, including: employment, housing, healthcare, legal resources, haircuts, Social Security, etc. There are many opportunities for Creighton students, staff, faculty, alumni/ae, and friends to volunteer. General volunteers are needed for set up, clean up, greeting, directing, registering, serving food, or whatever else is needed to help the day flow. Most volunteers will also serve as “navigators” by helping our guests to fill out a basic in-take form and by staying with our guests through the process of accessing professional services offered that day. You can sign up online to help in the morning, afternoon, or all day. All Volunteers will register for a one hour training session, and you are invited to join fellow volunteers for a follow-up session of reflection, social analysis, and ways to become more involved. To register to volunteer click here. For more information on Project Homeless Connect Omaha, Contact Ken Reed-Bouley at the Creighton Center for Service and Justice with questions at 280-2754 or visit the website.

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Weekly Update February 20-27

Friday, February 20

Spring Career & Internship Fair
Career Fairs are the easiest way for recruiters and students to meet face-to-face and discuss students’ goals and information to reach those goals in the corporations, organizations, available internships, graduate volunteer and full-time positions represented at the fair. The fair will be held in the Harper Center, 4th Floor Ballroom from 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm . Please contact Cheri Jackson with any questions.

February 20

Graduate Student Government Food Drive
A Food Drive hosted by the Graduate Student Government. Proceeds will benefit the Open Door Mission’s Feed Omaha Now drive. Along with the Lydia House the Open Door Mission provides 2,000 meal every day to those who are hungry and homeless in the Heartland. Help support this great organization by donating some of your non-perishable food items and dropping them off at one of our boxes located across campus. Boxes located in Harper, Skutt Student Center, Creighton Hall, Criss II, and Hixson Lied.

Saturday, February 21

International Student Association Banquet
The International Student Association Annual Banquet is the most significant annual event that furthers ISA’s objective of celebrating the diversity and promoting the rich heritage of international world at Creighton University. During the banquet there will be food from all around the world and many cultural performances. This is annually a great chance for students and faculty at Creighton to exchange different cultures represented on campus, fostering our ever growing diversity on campus. The event will be held in the Harper Center, Ballroom from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Please contact Prem Vichienwanitchkul with any questions.

February 21

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax preparation services to people who make less than $53,000 a year. This service is offered by IRS-certified volunteers to students and the community. Please bring all relevant tax documents when you come. The dates and times are located below. This event will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Harper Center 3023 and on Sunday March 1st. For more information, please contact Fang Zheng or Brian Kuehner.

Tuesday, February 24

Post-Grad Volunteering- Financial Fitness Workshop
Perhaps you’ve wondered about the following when thinking about post-graduate volunteering:“What do I do about my loans during my volunteer year? Is there a difference between deferment, forbearance, and income-based repayments?” “What is public service loan forgiveness? Is this a good option for me?” “I heard that faith based programs no longer get the Segal Americorps Education Award. Is that true?” “At my program I know my room and board will be covered, but how am I supposed to survive on $100 a month?” Dean Obenauer from Creighton’s Financial Aid Office and Jeff Peak from the CCSJ are teaming up for a Financial Fitness Workshop to provide answers to these questions and more. Don’t let your desire to do a post-graduate volunteer program be derailed by questions about finances. Space is limited. Don’t miss out. It will be from 5:00-6:00pm in CCSJ (Harper 2067). Please RSVP to Jeff Peak.

February 24

Justice for Sale Documentary
Justice for Sale follows the young, courageous Congolese human rights lawyer Claudine Tsongo who refuses to accept that justice is indeed “For Sale” in her country. When she investigates the case of a soldier convicted of rape, she becomes convinced his trial was unfair and uncovers a system where the basic principles of law are ignored—and when the system fails, everyone becomes a victim. The documentary not only provides a glimpse into the failings of the Congolese judicial system but also raises questions about the role of the international community and non-governmental organizations in reforming it. Does their financial support cause justice to be for sale? And who pays the price? The film will be shown in the Office of Multicultural Affairs in Harper at 6:00pm.

Friday, February 27

A Certain Grace: Ignatian Spirituality Through the Eyes of Women
Lunch with Sr. Julia Prinz, VDMF. Sr. Prinz, a faculty member of the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA, and director of the Women of Wisdom and Action initiative at the School. Sr. Prinz is also the Provincial of the US branch of her religious community, Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity which was founded in 1963. Lunch will be served at the event. It will take place in the Skutt Student Center, East Ballroom from 11:30 am – 12:45 pm. Please contact Maureen Waldron with any questions.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, March 4

Cold Toes Warm Hearts
Cold Toes Warm Hearts is a drive to raise money for the biggest homeless shelter in Nebraska, the Siena-Francis House. Swanson Hall at Creighton University encourages you to build solidarity by giving you a perspective of our increasing homeless population. On March 4, please join us in going barefoot (or wearing sandals) throughout the day. There will be a Hospitality Room in the Swanson Lobby with food and drinks for those who have generously donated to our cause. A donation of $5 will purchase you a pin that guarantees you access to the Hospitality Room, though any donation will be graciously accepted. The event will take place throughout the day, with the hospitality room in Swanson Hall from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Donations can be made at the Swanson front desk. If you would like to learn more about Siena-Francis House you can visit their website. Please contact Katie Breedlove with any question

Sunday, March 22

Hand in Hand
Campus Ministry is 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. What is a partner? A CU student who is matched with one of our guests from the Omaha community that has a developmental disability to share an afternoon at the Hand-In-Hand Event. Together they get to enjoy games, crafts, bingo, food,and even some karaoke! Be part of the fun as we welcome Omaha-area adults with developmental disabilities for an afternoon of food, fun and being together! Click here for more information.

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 6-13

Friday, February 6

Ignatian Retreat for Faculty in the Health Professions
This is a silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition that will be held at the CU Retreat Center in Griswold, IA. Fr. Larry Gillick, SJ and Fr. Greg Carlson will be leading this retreat, with brief presentations throughout the weekend. Meals and housing provided. Participants are required to attend the full retreat. Contact your school Chaplain if you are interested in attending. The retreat will take place at the Creighton University Retreat Center in Griswold, Iowa from Friday at 6:00pm through Sunday at 1:00pm. Please contact Diane Jorgensen with any questions.

Saturday, February 7

Catholicism in Dialogue: Relating to Other Believers
The Legacy of Vatican II continues with a lecture on: Unitatis Redintegratio, the decree on Ecumenism. The keynote speakers are Dr. Steven R. Harmon – Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity, Dr. William G. Rusch – Yale Divinity School, and Fr. John Crossin, OSFS – Secretariat for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. These speakers will address the importance of the document in spurring a vision for ecumenism within their denominations and Christianity as a whole. After lunch the speakers will be joined by local ecumenical leaders for conversation and Q&A. These panelists are Gary Eller (Westminster Presbyterian), Jane Florence (First United Methodist) and Scott Jones (First Central Congregational Church). All lectures are free and open to the public. A complimentary lunch is provided. The event will take place in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom from 8:30am – 3:00pm. To learn more, please visit the website or contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

February 7

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax preparation services to people who make less than $53,000 a year. This service is offered by IRS-certified volunteers to students and the community. Please bring all relevant tax documents when you come. The dates and times are located below. This event will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Harper Center Ballroom. For more information, please contact Fang Zheng or Brian Kuehner.

Tuesday, February 10

Spirit Plus Lent: The History of CU’s Courageous Students & The DePorres Club
From 1947 to 1960 an interracial group of Creighton students, led by Fr. John Marcoe, S.J., worked for justice in the earliest days of the Civil Rights Movement. Author, Matthew Holland, traces the club’s evolution and tells the story in his new book “Ahead of Their Time.” The event will take place in the Skutt Student Center, Room 105 from 12:00-1:15pm. Lunch will be served. Please contact Maureen Waldron with any questions.

Friday, February 13

CCSJ’s Annual Soup Luncheon and Auctions
This Friday, February 13, is our Annual Soup Luncheon and Auctions to support the Service and Justice Trips program. The silent auction will begin at 11 am (Ends at 12:00 pm), lunch will be served at 11:30 am, and the Oral Auction begins at 12:10 pm. Click here to check out the silent and oral auction items. Tickets & Reservations: A limited number of individual tickets are available for $20 each. Check with your area to see if they have a table and open seats Please contact Wendy Maliszewski with questions about tables and individual tickets.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, February, 17

Ahead of Their Time: The Story of the Omaha DePorres Club- Book Club
In the 1940s and 1950s Omaha was sometimes called the “Birmingham of the North” because of the racial discrimination its minority citizens faced. Fr. John Marcoe, S.J., a Jesuit priest at Creighton, inspired a group of students to start a club to do something about civil rights – many years before the Civil Rights movement really began. The DePorres Club was an interracial group of young people who used non-violent methods to confront and change discriminatory policies in stores, factories and businesses who refused to serve minorities. The riveting story has been told in a new book Ahead of Their Time: The Story of the Omaha DePorres Club by Omaha author Matt Holland, whose father was the student leader of the club. The book will be discussed at either breakfast or lunch three Tuesdays in Lent: February 17 and March 3 and 17. Breakfast groups meet in Harper 3027 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Lunch groups meet in Skutt Student Center Ballroom East from 11:30 – 12:45. To confirm your place for all three gatherings of the Breakfast group, register here by Wednesday, Feb. 11. To confirm for all three gatherings of the Lunch group, register here by Wednesday, Feb. 11. The books will be available at the Creighton Book Store on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Thursday, February, 19

Symposium on Religion and Identity
This symposium will bring together scholars from Creighton and around the country to address the many ways in which religion and identity interact, whether it be the formation of a specific religious identity, or the many ways in which religion contributes to or is shaped by Identity. The symposium will take place in the Harper Center, Room 3029 from 8:30am-5:30pm. Please contact Colleen Hastings with any questions.

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: January 23-February 1

 

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.

 

January 27

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.”

 

Upcoming Events:

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.

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: December 12 – January 30

Friday, December 12

Donations for Siena/Francis House
The Creighton Center for Service and Justice will be collecting donations for our neighbors at the Siena/Francis House. Any items will be accepted especially toiletries, kitchen, clothing, paper products, and house-keeping/linen closest items. Visit their website for more information about specific items to donate. Donation items can be brought to the CCSJ in Harper 2067 by December 12.

December 12

Las Mananitas
The CU Latino Student Association cordially invite you to join us in our commemoration of Las Mananitas, Devotion to Mary in Latin America. Bilingual Mass will begin at 8:00pm followed by a reception in Lower St. John’s with traditional food. This will take place from 8:00-9:30pm at the St. John’s Church. Please contact CULSA@lists.creighton.edu with any questions.

December 12

Sustainability Council
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. The meeting will be held in Eppley Room 119 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions.

Saturday, December 13

Accelerating the Pace of Progress
Come to the 8th Annual State of North Omaha Report and the 8th Annual State of African- Americans Report to hear guest speakers Mayor of Omaha Jean Storhert, Councilman Ben Gray, and Commissioner Chris Rodgers. It take place 9:00-11:30am at Metropolitan Community College – Swanson Conference Center Institute for the Culinary Arts – Fort Omaha Campus – North 30th Street. Visit the Empowerment Network website for more information.

Tuesday, December 16

Simbang Gabi / Posadas / Parranda Mass & Reception
Take a break from finals to join in the festive Christmas novena traditions of the Philippines (Simbáng Gabi), Mexico (Posadas), and Puerto Rico (Parranda) with a lively music filled Mass and a dessert reception in Lower St. John’s. Mass and the reception will take place from 9:00-10:30pm. More details to come. Please contact Kyle Shinswki, S.J. with any questions.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, December 23

Call for Nominations: The St. Ignatius Award
Each year, the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality recognizes members of Creighton’s faculty and staff who live the spirit of St. Ignatius. Their participation in the mission of Creighton and their involvements beyond university life reflect the Ignatian ideals of Magis, Cura Personalis, and being persons for and with others. To know a recipient of the St. Ignatius Award is to have experienced something of St. Ignatius, himself. Nominations should include: Name of the Nominee, Department and Position of the Nominee,Name, Phone Number, and E-mail Address of the Person Submitting the NominationPlease describe, in as much depth as you are able, your understanding of how the nominee lives out the ideals of Magis, Cura Personalis, and being a person for others. In this sense, Magis as “more” is not a quantity, but a quality of soul which desires God’s goodness to be seen, expressing God’s greatness through our littleness. Cura Personalis is a spirit of personally caring for others, who are themselves loved creations of God, and encouraging them to an awareness of God’s love. Please be as detailed as possible in your statement, and feel free to describe the graceful interactions you have witnessed in the nominee’s work life, family life, and other involvements. You may e-mail your nomination to juliecarlson@creighton.edu or send it to the Deglman Center for Ignatian Spirituality, St. John’s Church Room 118. The deadline to nominate is December 23, 2014.

Wednesday, December 31

Teach with Magis
Are you over doing homework? Are you sick of writing papers? Are you tired of taking tests? Then why not give some? Teach with Magis. Visit the website to find out more information. Applications are open and due January 31! Please contact Scott McClure, M.Ed. with any questions.

Thursday, January 8

Ignatian Silent Retreat
Leave the busyness of everyday life to spend intentional time deepening your relationship with God through the lens of Ignatian Spirituality. Fr. Larry Gillick, SJ, will offer presentations on praying with the various steps of the Spiritual Exercises and these presentations will be accompanied by silent time for personal prayer and reflection, individual meetings with a spiritual director, and daily Mass and group prayer. The retreat if from January 8-11 at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler, NE. There is $100 registration fee. Please contact Campus Ministry at (402) 280-2779.

Thursday, January 15

Standing Against Fear and Intolerance
Extremism has been aided by mainstream media figures and politicians who have spread the kind of paranoid conspiracy theories on which militia groups thrive. Ms. Lecia Brooks will not only detail the intransigence of hatred and intolerance in America.Hers is also to proclaim the signs of hope—actions that have dismantled debtor’s prisons, organized hate groups, and the mechanics of institutional racism. She will tell of the most important wins – the hearts that are changed by simple acts of building community and understanding in our schools, churches and neighborhoods that are truly our best hope. Tickets available for a $10 suggested donation by calling the office or at the door. Students with IDs always free. This even will tale place at 8787 Pacific Street Omaha NE 68114 402-391-0350. Click here to visit the website. Please contact kellyk@countrysideucc.org with any questions.

Friday, January 16

Sustainability Council Meeting
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. The meeting will be held in Eppley Room 119 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions.

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 available December 8, 2014 and due January 23, 2014. Please contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik with any questions.

Friday, January 30

Global Health Conference Midwest
Creighton University Undergraduate, Professional and Graduate Programs would like to invite you to attend the 1st annual interdisciplinary Global Health Conference Midwest. The conference theme is “Changing perspectives in Global Health” and will be held January 30th-31st, 2015 at the Harper Ballrooms in Omaha, Nebraska. The conference will consist of a night of poster presentations followed by a day of panelists, workshops and presenters in many interdisciplinary fields. The conference will be held at 5:00pm – 8:00pm in the Harper Center Ballroom. Please visit the website for registration, conference details and updated information Registration ends January 20, 2015. Please contact ghcmidwest@gmail.com with any questions.

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: November 12-16

Wednesday, November 12

Keneflick Salvadoran Martyrs Film Series: “Roses in December.”
Join us for the screening of ‘Roses in December,” third film in this series of commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs. The Kenefick Chair in the Humanities is proud to host a Film Series Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs. Each of the following four documentaries provides background on the Salvadoran Civil War. Following the films, guest facilitators will lead conversations to encourage reflection on the UCA/Jesuit martyrs. Post-film conversation facilitated by Fr. Paddy Gilger, S.J. The film will be showed in Harper Center 3029 at 7:00 pm. Click here to learn more about the film.

November 12

Jesuit/UCA Martyrs Memorial on St. John’s Steps
November 16, 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of 6 Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter by the US-trained Salvadoran Army at the University of Central America (UCA) in El Salvador. To honor their lives and raise awareness about peace and justice issues in Latin America, CCSJ and other campus partners will be displaying a martyrs memorial on the steps of St. John’s Church on Wednesday November 12, 2014. Please join us in honoring the UCA Martyrs and praying for peace and justice in our world by visiting the memorial. Please contact Kelly Tadeo Orbik with any question.

Thursday,November 13

World Day of Prayer for Peace
On November 13, 2014 we are requesting a world day of prayer for peace! Because of the terrible fighting and killing, it is time to go ask God to intervene and put a stop to all these wars. Only HE can do this. The day will start at 8:00am and end at 5:00pm. Fast after breakfast until 5:00pm (only missing noon meal). Pray as much as possible for peace in your own way and style. Do good works whenever you get a chance.

Friday, November 14

Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice Trip Send-off
“The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) is an annual gathering for members of the Ignatian family (Jesuit institutions and larger church) to come together in the context of social justice and solidarity to learn, reflect, pray, network, and advocate together. It is a place where people are empowered, re-energized, inspired, challenged, and supported by a community that sees faith and justice integrally linked. Now in its 17th year, the IFTJ has a rich history rooted in honoring the Jesuits and their companions who were martyred in El Salvador in 1989. This year’s gathering will have the special opportunity to honor the martyrs of El Salvador on the 25th anniversary of their assassination.” The delegation will leave Friday and return Tuesday morning. Please join the Creighton community to send the group off as they depart for Washington D.C. at 2:45pm in Deglman circle. Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

Saturday, November 15

Refugee Cultural Night
There will be dance, song, and culture from African and Asian refugees living in Omaha. Performing groups are from South Sudan, Darfur, Burundi, Bhutan, and several areas of Burma. Tickets are available for a $10 donation. All proceeds will benefit the refugee groups, supporting their ongoing work to share their culture. This event will be held from 5:00-8:00pm at First United Methodist Church (7020 Cass). Please reserve tickets by calling 402-344-4401 or by emailing iplomaha@gmail.com.

Sunday, November 16

Salvadoran Martyrs: Mass, Dinner, and Documentary
Please help us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs with mass, dinner, and a documentary. St. John’s Parish and Creighton Campus Ministry invite you to join us for this all university and community event! Mass is at 4:30pm and is followed by dinner of Salvadoran Pupusa Dinner, while they last, catered by a locally owned ethnic restaurant, Maria Bonita in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom. The dinner will begin at 5:30 pm. It is free and open to the public. Dinner will include a showing of “A Question of Conscience: The Murder of the Jesuit Priests in El Salvador” Film. The film is 47 minutes. Following the film, we invite those gathered to join us in reflection and conversation. Please contact Katie Kelsey for more information or with any questions.

Upcoming Events:

CCSJ Spring Break 2015 Service and Justice Trips Participant Information Meeting
Tuesday, November, 18
Interested in serving and learning with Creighton peers over Spring Break? Come learn about the program, where we go, required formation meetings and our application process. We would love to have 200 Creighton students participate, so bring your friends to this information meeting! The meeting will take place in Harper Center room 3028 from 9:00-9:30pm. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Girls Inc.

Girls Incorporated’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We do this through a wide variety of programming that we offer daily. Girls Inc. always encourages interested adults to get involved in Girls Inc. Programs. Volunteers are needed to assist with homework activities, serving meals, field trips, job shadowing, programming and more. Help is needed between (3:00pm – 7:00pm) Monday – Friday during the school year and all day (7:00am – 6:00pm) during the summer. We would love to have individuals or groups (up to 20) planning on participating once or on a continuing basis. Click here for more information about Girls Inc. Please contact Fatema Graves with any questions.

All Saints Catholic School
All Saints Catholic School is looking for one or two people to help tutor a few 7th and 8th grade students twice a week from 12:40-2:10pm. Please contact Ruth Mumm if you are interested.

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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