When is the Ignatian Family Teach-In and how will I get there?
Creighton will be taking a chartered bus from Omaha to Washington, DC, leaving in the late afternoon on Thursday, November 15th and returning in the late afternoon on Monday, November 19th.
How much does the trip cost?
The total cost of the trip to students will be approximately $250 per person thanks to contributions from the Creighton Students Union, the Jesuit Community and others. This helps to cover the costs of the hotel, the bus, some food, and the registration fee for the Teach-In. Faculty and Staff are asked to pay the unsubsidized per person costs (Contact Jeff Peak for more information).
Who is eligible to go on the trip?
The trip is open to all Creighton students, faculty, and staff. We are limited by the number of seats on the bus.
How can I learn more about the trip?
You can attend one of two informational meetings about the trip, on Tuesday, September 25th at 9pm in the CCSJ or Thursday, September 27th at 11am in the CCSJ.
Where will I be staying?
We will have hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City where the Teach-In will be held. You will most likely be sharing a hotel room with three other Creighton students on the trip. Though there is presently a boycott against Hyatt, you can find out more information about steps ISN is taking with regards to the boycott on their website.
How do I sign up?
The online application will be available after the first information meeting on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012. Applications and money are due Monday, October 8th, 2012. Students can also apply for a scholarship for the trip. Scholarship applications are due to Jeff Peak by 4 pm on Wednesday, October 3rd.
What should I bring and not bring?
You should bring clothing that is comfortable as well as appropriate for a conference. We will be on the bus for an extended period of time, so you will want comfortable clothing and you may want to bring a book to read, or something to keep you occupied. You should also bring a pillow and possibly a sleeping bag. You can view the extended list of what to bring here.
What is the selection process?
Once all applications are received, the IFTJ Core Team and the CCSJ Office Staff will make selection decisions and let you know if your application has been accepted as soon as possible.
What kind of commitment is involved?
Those who participate will attend a five-hour mini-retreat, a short gathering with their focus group, a logistical meeting the week of the trip, and a post-trip reflection and evaluation session.
If I have questions now, whom should I contact?
There are four student coordinators of the trip: Anna Ferguson, Roselle Agdipa, Michelle Villegas, and Bianca Jinete Mejia. Feel free to contact any of the student coordinators with questions (contact info located below), or call the CCSJ (402-280-1290).
Bianca Jinete Mejia