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.
Define your own road in life!
, April 26th
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Creighton Rigge Science 120
Ever wondered where you’re headed in life?
How your passions can combine with your major to land you in the career of your dreams?
Well join us April 26th for a viewing of our documentary “Shed the Noise: An Interview Project.”
… This semester, 15 Creighton students interviewed people who have jobs they find interesting. In pooling the interviews, we made a documentary of the inspiring words of those people that have found their own road. Come watch to hear from leaders in the community who have resisted the noise of conformity and stayed true to themselves in finding their life’s work.
Learn how to make a life and not just a living! Check out the RoadTrip Nation website, join us for our viewing, or be part of the movement with our new group beginning in the Fall. http://roadtripnation.com/
International World Water Day is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. This year’s theme is “Water and Food Security”. Find out more information about food security at this website: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/faqs.html
There are 7 billion people to feed on the planet today and another 2 billion are expected to join by 2050. Statistics say that each of us drinks from 2 to 4 litres of water every day, however most of the water we ‘drink’ is embedded in the food we eat: producing 1 kilo of beef for example consumes 15,000 litres of water while 1 kilo of wheat ’drinks up’ 1,500 litres. The short video here explains this idea more:
To learn more about this issue of water in your own life and city, attend Creighton Sustainability Council’s Green Bag Lunch: “Making a Habit to Use Water Wisely”.
Thursday, March 22nd, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, CCSJ (Harper, 2067)
By Carissa Smith
If you are interested in learning about where all of our wonderful “stuff” comes from watch this video about the story of stuff. You may be surprised about the story of the people and the environment that are inextricably connected to the story of our economic system. This 20 minute synopsis of the story of “stuff” is a great start to understanding many of the great injustices that exist today.
After watching this video I was disturbed by our endless habit of consumption and how our (as in Americans and people in other Industrial nations) over-consumption negatively impacts the Environment and not only our brothers and sisters abroad but ourselves as well. I became more aware of my own subconscious processes that tied my identity to my consumption and I began to notice the same in others. It has been unsettling to realize how as a society and a culture we have attached our identities and our values to meaningless acts of consumption that are ultimately destructive not only to the Earth and other peoples but also to our self-worth and self-fulfillment.
I hope that you are just as moved and unsettled as I was when I learned the real story. Enjoy!
If you’d like to learn more about this project you can visit this website: http://www.storyofstuff.org/
By: Tori Mierkey~ Fall Break Service Trip Participant to South Omaha (Pixan Ixim and OneWorld)
Service trips encompass so many different experiences that it is hard to sum it up with this short video, but if someone asked me why I thought they should go on a service trip, I feel all they would need is a glimpse into a trip and they’d want to go. This video shows pictures from Pixan Ixim where I went for my Fall Break 2011 Service Trip. The community was so gracious, the feeling of accomplishment felt amazing, and I got to do it alongside my peers who became my friends.
To learn more about Service and Justice Trips:
-read a description on the seven pillars
-check out the map of the community host partners for 2012
-read more student reflections
-check out the trip pictures!