Of course, I first want to congratulate you all, for a lot of things – congratulations for four incredible years at an outstanding University, for giving of your heart and your mind to this place and for leaving your mark on Creighton, for making a commitment to wherever you will be serving and living next [...]
Yoshua Piescer said he was a little scared the other night when a homeless man waved him over in front of the Siena-Francis House homeless shelter. The Creighton University student was in his second day of living at the homeless shelter as part of a spring break service trip. He already had his shoes stolen. [...]
When sophomore Angie Ngo was researching universities as a high school senior, she was looking to continue her Catholic education. New to her, however, was the Jesuit tradition. “I sought out Jesuit universities because I was intrigued by their mission and work with social justice,” the Boise, Idaho native says. “I knew that I wanted to [...]
Former SCSJ Graduate Assistant, Kevin Kuehl, shared some wisdom for all those participating in Post-Graduate Volunteering or entering religious life upon graduation last spring. Here are the words he sent them off with during the Post-Graduate Volunteering and Religious Life Missioning Service: Good morning! I’m so excited to share in this moment with [...]
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 [...]
Is volunteering after graduation the right choice for you? Find out! The Creighton Center for Service and Justice will be hosting a Tostadas Dinner Wednesday, February 12, 5:30-6:30pm in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (Harper Center 2067). All students are welcome (seniors, sure, but also geared to younger students thinking about next steps [...]
Emily Ruskamp reflected on her time as a volunteer at the Post-Graduate Missioning ceremony. In her speech she gave advice to the new graduates and offered support to their families.
A personal reflection on why participate in Post-Graduate volunteering. By Mellissa Hollabaugh I am going because I am young and able, and I have no career to endanger. If not now, when? After I get another degree? After I make some money? I am going because I have learned to believe that everything starts at [...]
Post-Graduate Volunteer and Religious Life Missioning Ceremony Friday, May 11, 2012, 10:30 am – 11:15 am St. John’s Church Join Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., President of Creighton University, Andy Alexander, S.J., Vice President for University Ministry, the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, and the Justice and Peace Studies Program in celebrating our graduates who [...]
By Becca Harvey, ’11 I set out to write this to let you know about my recent advocacy adventures. (I thought you would be pleased!) One of my guests here at Casa Vides in El Paso, TX has recently won political asylum, but immigration didn’t give her an I-94 (a type of visa that is [...]
Post-Graduate Volunteer and Religious Life Missioning Ceremony Friday, May 11, 2012, 10:30 am – 11:15 am Saint John’s Church Join Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., President of Creighton University, Andy Alexander, S.J., Vice President for University Ministry, the Creighton Center for Service and Justice, and the Justice and Peace Studies Program in celebrating our graduates who [...]
By Mary Henneberry, Winter 2011 Graduate So…as of this moment, I’ll be living in Chicago, and working at a non-profit here in Chicago that works with mentally and physically handicapped people (from mild/high functioning individuals to profound/nonverbal, very very limited movement) in order to offer them a community of care that maximizes their potential. The [...]
In the next few weeks we will be updating how we display the blogs of Creighton graduates who are volunteering. We will display their latest post as well as provide a link to their blog. In the meantime here are links to the blogs of the graduates of the class of 2011 (that we know [...]
Emily Ruskamp, a 2010 Creighton Graduate, is spending two years volunteering with the Incarnate Word Missionaries in Chimbote, Peru. Read her blog here!
CU ’08 Alumnus Sara Brabec volunteered post-grad with Dominican Volunteers USA in Oakland, CA. “My time as a volunteer was enriching and challenging, both in ways I had anticipated and ways I couldn’t have imagined. I developed relationships within my living community and neighborhood that I had not anticipated. I learned to do new things [...]
Follow Creighton ’08 grad Beth Dickey in her blog “Working for Justice” as she volunteers with the Peace Corps with the LIFE program in Zambia.
CU ’09 grad John Leer blogged about his year of volunteering with Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Bethel, Alaska. “A friend once said college is like a roll of toilet paper; the closer you get to the end the faster it goes. Apparently, life didn’t get the memo that I’m not in college anymore and Bethel, [...]
Jenna Wilcox (CU alum ’07 pictured in red) spent two years in Nicaragua through Jesuit Volunteers International. Here is a quote from during her time spent serving: “I have been finding a lot of joy in work lately. Throughout my first six months I found myself in constant ups and downs about the reality of [...]
Becky Davies, a 2010 Creighton graduate, is spending two years in Ecuador through Rostro de Cristo. Keep up with her experiences through her blog, which you can find here.