Friday, March 20
Weaving Our Stories of Faith
The Committee on the Status of Women invites you to celebrate Women’s History Month with a lunch and event. Come to a panel discussion with student leaders who will share their five faith traditions with us and how all of our faith traditions form us as women. The event will be held in Skutt Student Center Ballroom East from 12:00-1:00pm. (Lunch available starting at 11:45am). Please RSVP by Wednesday March 18th by clicking here. Please contact Michele Bogard with any questions.
Research From all Angles: On Race
This is a discussion of race and the perspectives needed for effective research. Presenters include Dr. Burk, Biology, Dr. Graham, Philosophy, Dr. Irlbeck, Sociology-Criminal Justice, and Professor Strand, J.D., Werner Institute, School of Law. Faculty panelists from four disciplines help students think about the possibility of researching any topic within any school of thought: natural science, social science, philosophy, and law. The event will take place in Hixson-Lied Science Building, Room 188 at2:00 pm. For more information, please contact CURAS@creighton.edu.
Rocky-Mountain-Great Plains Regional Meeting
The Kripke Center is hosting the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain – Great Plains region of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature (along with the American Schools of Oriental Research). The conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 20-21 in Harper Center, third floor meeting rooms from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The conference is open to all those interested in the professional study of religion, Bible, and Near Eastern Studies. Please contact Colleen Hastings with any questions.
Justice Walking Applications Due Today
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.
Sunday, March 22
50th Anniversary of The Legacy of Vatican II: Year 3
Please join us for the 50th Anniversary of The Legacy of Vatican II: Year 3 on the topic of Declaration on the Relation of the Christian Church to non-Christian Religions: Nostra Aetate. The schedule for the program is below. 2 p.m. Introduction, 2:15 p.m. Keynote speaker: Dennis Hamm, S.J., 3:00 p.m. Viewing of Mini-documentary Dialogue: Catholicism Beyond Tolerance produced by Mike Rios and Nico Sandi, 3:25 p.m. Response by Rabbi Aryeh Azriel and Dr. Syed M. Mohiuddin. The event will be held in Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium 2:00 – 5:00 pm. For more information and the full agenda, please click here for more information. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.
Hand-in-Hand is a one day campus wide event designed for adults with disabilities from the Omaha and Council Bluffs area partner with Creighton students. The event is a meaningful day of fun and partnership which includes activities, games, recreation, and socialization. The event will take place in the Skutt Student Center, Ballroom from 1:00 – 4:30 pm. Click here to find out more information and to to register. Please contact Jennifer Kennedy-Croft with any questions.
Monday, March 23
Clothing Drive- Project Homeless Connect Omaha
Some of the people who will be attending Project Homeless Connect on March 27, may need extra clothes to take with them. Campus Recreation will be collecting clothing for the event beginning Monday, March 23. You can drop off clean, gently used items at the Campus recreation office in the Kiewit Fitness Center beginning at 8 a.m. Most needed items are sweat pants, sweatshirts/t-shirts, socks and underwear (Larger sizes preferred). Please contact Cindy Workman with any questions.
Savor the Flavor-Project CURA
Project CURA is a Creighton student-run organization established in 2001 that sends medical students and supplies to Ghana, India, Romania, Guatemala, Ecuador, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The pillars and foundation of Project CURA are Cultural Immersion, Simple Living, and Service and Community. Our goal as an organization is to establish partnerships between students and host communities and give students the opportunity to grow personally and deepen understandings of health disparities through meaningful mutual service-learning experiences, simple living, and a sense of solidarity that reflects Creighton’s Jesuit values of Cura Personalis, Magis, and men and women for and with others. Since its foundation, Project CURA has provided service through medical assistance, public health education, English instruction, youth education, sanitation, infrastructure support, vocational training, and other forms of collaborative projects. Spend the evening with the students who will be traveling and immerse yourself in the various cultures and taste the cuisine of each country. AdvanceTickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students (includes meal, wine, and beer) and may be purchased from any Project CURA member. Tickets purchased at the door for $35. adults, $12. student. The event will be held in the Skutt Student Center, Ballroom from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Please contact Emily Lowry with any questions.
Tuesday, March 24
Behind the Swoosh
CSU Program Board Event: Listen to Jim Keady share his story of how he spent a summer trying to live off of Nike employee’s wages in Indonesia. He advocates for ethical wages for sweatshop employees. This event will be held in the Harper Center, Auditorium from 9:00 – 10:30 pm. Please contact CSU Program Board with any questions.
Women and Religion Lecture with Amy-Jill Levine
The annual Women and Religion lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Harper Center Ballroom. This year’s guest lecturer is Professor Amy-Jill Levine. Professor Levine is the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies and Director of the Carpenter Program in Religon, Gender, and Sexuality at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. She has published numerous works on Christian origins, Jewish-Christian relations, and sexuality, gender, and the Bible. This lecture will be held in Harper Center, Ballroom from 7:00- 8:00 pm. Please contact Colleen Hastings with any questions.
Thursday, March 26
Heart Ministry Center
If you would like to help out the Heart Ministry Center, their big need right now is personal hygiene products, dish soap, and laundry detergent. Please leave all donations in the side chapel. Also mark on your calendars our Lenten Reconciliation service on Thursday, March 26th and CUES’s annual fundraiser, Please contact Tim McTaggart with any questions.
Friday, March 27
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 the Skutt Student Center, Room 209 from 2:00 pm -3:00 pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions.
Saturday, March 28
Women’s History Month- Elect Her
Elect Her: This year, for the first time, Creighton University’s Eileen B. Lieben Center for Women will be hosting Elect Her, a collaborative, day-long event with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Running Start. We will have exciting speakers and exercises to encourage women to run for office both on campus and in the future and help give our wonderful women tools to run for office with confidence! During this one-day training, participants will practice hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring speakers and discuss research on women in government. The skills learned in this workshop, like networking and building an elevator speech, will transfer to many leadership roles, not just student government. The event will be held from 10:30am-3:30pm. Please click here to register. Please contact Amanda Drapcho with any questions.
Tuesday, March 31
Student Stories: Spring Break Service
Join us to listen to 10 students share about their service trips across the country. What moved them? What graces did they experience? How were they changed? A special Holy Week Spirit Plus lunch. Click here to register for the lunch. The event will be held in the Lower Level of Saint John’s Church, from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm .Please contact Maureen Waldron with any questions.
Friday, April 3
Walk for Justice
Join the 37th Annual Good Friday, Walk for Justice. It will start at St. Mary Magdalene Church at 19th and Dodge Streets and will walk to the Federal Courthouse, Douglas County Jail, Douglas County Courthouse and City/County Building. It will be from 1:00-2:30pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.