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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.