Spring 2009

Spring 2009 IDEA Events

January

Dec. 11-Jan. 28.
Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons
The traveling exhibit celebrates the stories of four pioneering African American surgeons and educators in both photographs and words
Creighton Health Sciences Library  
(.5 units)

January 6, Tuesday
Video & Discussion: Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding Schools (80 minutes)
Office of Multicultural Affairs, Suite 3006
Harper Center
11:30-1pm 
(1 unit)

January 7, Wednesday
Allies Training: Certification to become GLBT Ally
11:30-1pm
Skutt Student Center, Rm 105
(1.5 unit)

January 12, Tuesday
Panel: Diverse Voices—CU Multicultural Students Speak Out
11:30-1pm
Skutt Student Center, Rm 105
(1.5 unit)

January 19, Monday
Martin Luther King Celebration and Awards
4-5pm
Harper Center Auditorium
(.5 unit)

Tuesday, January 19 
Inauguration Day
Viewing can occur in the Harper Auditorium, the Skutt Student Center room 104, or you can watch rebroadcasts online.  
In order to receive IDEA credit, please write a reflection on the Inauguration of President Barack Obama (approximately 500 words) on the theme of individual and systemic change in American society. From President Barack Obama’s speech reflect and express peaceful action steps for self, individuals and groups.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
* Organized prayer and appropriate social responses to racism, bigotry and hate
*  Intentional methods to teach people in power to share power and wealth with the poor and middle class 
*  Identification of the status quo policies and practices and steps to avoid the pitfalls
* Respond to the following question: If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was alive today what would he tell us in response to the first Black President being elected?
* What would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about other groups in American society who continue to be marginalized and oppressed?
* Personal reflections regarding what this inauguration means to you.

Reflections regarding the inauguration should be posted on the IDEA Blog to receive 1 unit.  If you or any staff member need any accomodations to assist you with this program, please contact us at starzyk@creighton.edu or idea@creighton.edu.
(1 unit)

January 21, Wednesday
CUASA Annual Gospel Fest -- CANCELED

January 21, Wednesday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Unity Prayer Luncheon
Harper Center Ballroom
11:30am -1:00pm 
(1.5 unit)
Please RSVP to Gina Tielebein, Events Coordinator at 280-2455 or gmtielebein@creighton.edu

January 23, Friday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Cake and Choir
Fireplace Lounge, Skutt Student Center
12:00 - 1:00pm 
(.5 unit)

January 28, Wednesday
American Disabilities Act, Wade Pearson
Office of Multicultural Affairs, Suite 3006
Harper Center
12-1pm 
(1 unit)

January 29, Thursday
Brown Bag Discussion: Processing the Ignauguration of President Obama
Student Services Conference Room (Harper 3060)
noon-1pm
Join us in our first brown bag discussion!  Bring your lunch and we'll watch the inauguration and talk about what this historical event may mean for us personally and as a country in regards to race and ethnicity.  Limited to 20 people, please RSVP to saracarter@creighton.edu
(1 unit)

January 30th
"Elegance, Class & Circumstance: The History of African American Social Groups & Clubs in North Omaha"
Love’s Jazz Museum, 24th & Lake. Call Love’s Jazz prior to attending. Dates and times may change without notice.
Admission: $5.00
(1 unit)

February

February 2, Monday
CU NAACP Presents: Black Essence Through the Generations
6:30pm in SSC Rm 104:"Most Wanted"
Bernadine Dohrn-gives her perspective on social justice issues from 1909 til now and talks about her new book Race Course Against White Supremacy
(1 unit)

February 3, Tuesday
CU NAACP Presents: Black Essence Through the Generations
6:30pm in SSC Rm 104:"Talking Black Talking White"
Examination of Communication-Panel of students explain what they learned in their Cross Cultural Communication class and the importance of understanding what it is.
(1 unit)
 
February 4, Wednesday
CU NAACP Presents: Black Essence Through the Generations
6:30pm in Harper Auditorium:"A Time for Burning"
A Time for Burning-showing of the documentary reflecting the struggles churches in Omaha NE endured while attempting to integrate.
(1 unit)

February 5, Thursday
CU NAACP Presents: Black Essence Through the Generations
6:30pm in SSC Rm 105:"Reenactment with Love"
Preston Love as Adam Clayton Powell- a reenactment of a social justice advocate who worked side by side with Dr. King.
(1 unit)
 
February 7, Saturday
CU NAACP Presents: Black Essence Through the Generations
6:30pm in SSC Rm 105:"Black is Beautiful, Live Laugh Love Safely Pt.2"
Status of 424 and State of Black Health-Keeping up with current events: Nebraska Appleseed will give a presentation for how 424 will affect NE. We will also welcome back Sheri Nared of Douglas County health Dept. and find out what the health status is of North Omaha.
(1 unit)

February 10, Tuesday
Women in War: Documentaries by Women Filmmakers
The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo
Harper Center, Rm 3023
Contact: rkodad@creighton.edu
7-9pm
(1 unit)

February 12, Thursday
Mary Lucretia and Sarah Emily Awards Luncheon
Harper Center Ballroom
11:30am
(.5 units)

February 21, Saturday
International Student Association Banquet
Harper Center Ballroom 
6pm-9pm
Details TBA
(.5 units) 

February 22, Sunday
CUASA Annual Soul Food Dinner 
7pm 
Skutt Student Center Ballroom
Tickets available for sale from CUASA
(.5 units)

February 25, Wednesday
Coach Herman Boone
Harper Center Ballroom
7pm
Herman Boone, the coach from Remember the Titans, is coming to Creighton!  $5 donation suggested.  Recption to follow.  Sponsored by NAACP.
(1 unit)

March

March 3rd, Tuesday
Women in War: Documentaries by Women Filmmakers
To See if I’m Smiling
Harper Center, Rm 3023
Contact: rkodad@creighton.edu
7-9pm
(1 unit)

March 13, Friday
The Game of Life
Location: Skutt Student Center Ballroom
1-4pm
Playing this game will be an interactive experience in which participants will focus on stereotypes and privledges found in today's society.  Come ready to egage in activities and diologue.  Please RSVP to idea@creighton.edu.  Please also note, this activitiy is different than the Game of Oppression, previously offered.
(3 units)

March 18, Wednesday
The Iran Question: Hooman Majd
Location: Skutt Student Center Ballroom
7:00 p.m.
(1 unit)

March 21, Saturday
Hui O Hawaii: LUAU
Creighton University Kiewit Fitness Center
Doors open at 4:30pm, program begins at 5:30pm
Details TBA
(.5 units)

March 25, Wednesday
Social Determinents: Determining Life in El Salvador
Sponsored by the Center for Health Policy and Ethics Roundtable
CHPE Conference Room
3:30-4:30pm
(1 unit)
Only 10 seats are available for this discsussion.  To RSVP, please email idea@creighton.edu in advance.

March 27, Friday
Project Homeless Connect Omaha
Creighton University Kiewit Fitness Center
8:30am-3:30pm (2-3 hour volunteer shifts)
Information call #2754
(2 units)

March 30, Monday
Model Seder Meal
Sponsored by the Kripke Center
Lower St. John's
5:45pm
$5.00 for the meal; please RSVP to fminear@creighton.edu by Wednesday, March 25.
(1 unit)

March 31, Tuesday
2nd Annual Cesar Chavez Commemoration
Office of Multicultural Affairs
7-8:30pm
Hear the stories of our students who traveled to Ohio over break to work with migrant farm workers.
(1 unit)

April (begins a new IDEA unit cycle)

December 6 - April 18
El Museo Latino
MARCELA DÍAZ
Textile-Sculpture exhibit "EN TRAMA"
4701 South 25 Street
(402) 731-1137
$5 General Admission
(1 Unit)

April 1, Wednesday
CCSJ presents: Spring Break Service Trips Soups & Stories
Harper Center, Room 2066
Information call 280-2754
11:30am to 12:30pm or 12:30pm to 1:30pm
(1 Unit)

April 1, Wednesday
"The Battle for Whiteclay": Movie and discussion to follow with Frank LeMere
Harper Center Auditorium
4-7pm
(1 unit)

April 2-4, Thursday-Saturday
12th Annual Native American Youth Conference
Units can be earned for volunteering contact Ricardo at #2469

April 3, Friday
Discord in Palestine
A conversation with Fr. Dennis Hamm, S.J., Theologian and Peace Advocate
On Israeli-Palestinian relations
3:00 p.m. Harper Center Room 2067  
(1 unit) 

April 4, Saturday
4th Annual All Nations Pow Wow
Sponsored by the Native American Association and Office of Multicultural Affairs,
Units can be earned for volunteering and attending, contact Ricardo at #2469  
(.5 unit for attendance or 2 units for volunteering 2+ hours)

April 7, Tuesday
Tecumseh's Vision - Pre-release screening of the PBS film
WE SHALL REMAIN presents a multifaceted look at Native ingenuity and perseverance over the course of more than three centuries.  Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Harper Center Auditorium
7-8:30pm
(1 unit)

April 8, Wednesday
Geronimo - Pre-release screening of the PBS film
WE SHALL REMAIN presents a multifaceted look at Native ingenuity and perseverance over the course of more than three centuries.  Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Harper Center Auditorium
7-8:30pm
(1 unit)

April 9, Thursday
Wounded Knee - Pre-release screening of the PBS film
WE SHALL REMAIN presents a multifaceted look at Native ingenuity and perseverance over the course of more than three centuries.  Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Harper Center Auditorium
7-8:30pm
(1 unit)

April 16, Thursday
Discrimination Issues Regarding Employment
Hosted by the Office of Affirmative Action, presented by the Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission
Harper Center Ballroom
8:30am-noon
Please click here to register.  Registration deadline is April 14th.
(2.5 units)

April 16, Thursday
Student Services Spring Kick Off Program!
Theater of the Oppressed with Sheila Rocha
Come join us for our annual spring kick off event!  This will be an interactive program designed to get us up and moving!
Harper 3028
1-4pm
Please RSVP your attendance via email at idea@creighton.edu or via campus mail.
(3 units)

April 17, Friday
Creighton University African-American Student Association (CUASA) 
Step Correct NPHC step show
$10 without a canned good or $8 with a canned good
$2 Greek discount (must wear letters)
Gymnasium of Omaha North High School
Doors open at 6:15pm show starts at 7:00
(1 unit)

April 17, Friday
Coronation - An African Story Told through Traditional Dancing & Drumming
Tickets Adults $10 Student $7; Tickets availabe at Creighton University Office of Multicultural Affairs or at the door
Sponsored by University of Nebraska at Omaha's The Moving Company
Lied Education Center for the Arts
7:30-9:30pm
(1 unit)

April 23, Thursday
"Benefits of Adversity" with Frank Pietrantoni
Harper 2060
3-4:30pm
(1 unit)

April 25, Saturday
Indian Cultural Society Banquet
Skutt Student Center Ballroom 
6:00pm-Midnight
(.5 units)

Last updated April 2, 2009

Please note: Dates and locations are subject to change.  Please check with the sponsoring department for any updates to their event information.