On December 4th, we celebrated the end of a fantastic and successful semester at the Lieben Center! What great holiday fun. Faculty and students came to the Lieben Center for yummy food and holiday crafts. We made our own snow globes and ornaments. The staff had a great time decorating the office with lights and stocking as we admired our programs from the semester.
On December 3rd, the Lieben Center donated four full boxes of your donated business clothing to the Micah Foundation. Boxes were placed in Skutt, Harper, Reinert Library, and the Lieben Center. For three weeks, the Creighton community gave their lightly used professional clothing to those in need. Business skirts, ties, and Blazers were among the most popular items. The organization was thankful for Creighton's generosity.
On October 5th, the Lieben Center for Women hosted Feminism and Islam. The event included screening of "I Wasn't Always Dressed Like This"- a documentary in which three hijabi women reflect on their identity, self-censorship, feminism, politics and media. We also had female Muslim students share their experiences and took questions after the screening. Furthermore, we had a live Q&A through Skype with the Director of the movie in London. Our co-sponsors for this event were the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Muslim Student Association.
On October 8th, the Lieben Center for Women and Heider Business Senate co-hosted an event entitled "Women in Business." Both groups wish to help elevate women's voices in business and help Creighton students be exposed to different perspectives. Our speaker was Ms. Beth Engel, a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Dundee Venture Capital. She holds extensive experience in business, teaching, and she also served the FBI.
On September 22nd, the Lieben Center for Women conducted its second Elect Her seminar. The Elect Her seminar was an adaptation from the American Association of University Women's Running Start Elect Her that seeks to empower women and give them tips and advice on how to run and campaign for different government positions. This way, there can be a more even distribution of males and females in school governments.