Spring 2010

IDEA Spring 2010 Events




January 5, 2010 (Tuesday)
Encuentro Dominicano Reflection
Harper Center 3029
(1 unit)

Karie Karasiak, Student Life Director of Encuentro Dominicano, will be speaking about her experience in the DR with the Creighton Study Abroad program. The name of the program, Encuentro Dominicano, literally means ?Dominican Encounter? and the experience seeks to help Creighton students understand, feel and connect to Dominican culture.


January 18, 2010 (Monday)
MLK Celebration
Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditoriumm
(1 unit)

Participants will hear from elementary students about what they?ve learned from the teachings of Dr. King, as well as hear about student and community award winners and the various good works they are doing in our community.


January 18, 2010 (Monday)
City of Omaha Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
"Unifying Our Community Through His Dream"
Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street
(1 unit)


The Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with local musical groups and guest speakers. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mary Frances Berry. Open to the public for free.
Note: Please turn in event program to Harper Center, Suite 3060 in order to receive credit.


January 20, 2010 (Wednesday)
Unity Prayer Luncheon
Harper Center, Ballroom 


Keynote Speaker:  Pastor Leroy Adams, Jr., Morning Star Baptist Church
Participants will hear from the keynote speaker about his experiences in social justice work and how he has worked to live out the values of Dr. King in the Omaha community. To attend, please RSVP to mlking@creighton.edu.


January 20, 2010 (Wednesday)

Asian Beauty Opening Reception

Art Gallery, Lobby level of the Lied Educational Center for the Arts
(.5 units)


The opening reception will be a Chinese-themed cultural event and will include a tea event, delicious Chinese appetizers, traditional Chinese music, and much more!


 January 21, 2010 (Thursday)

"Trespassing the Beauty Between Styles and Borders"
Harper Center Room 3023

Professor Yang Zhilin from the Nanjing Arts Institute will give a public lecture entitled "Trespassing the Beauty between Styles and Borders" in which he will reference traditional Chinese art styles to illustrate the relationship between art, and the perception of art, in China and the U.S.

January 22, 2010 (Friday)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Cake & Choir
Skutt Student Center, Fireplace Lounge
(.5 units)


Come to listen to a variety of choirs and bands share uplifting music in the spirit of Dr. King. Participants may come and go for this event.


January 24, 2010 (Sunday)
CUNAACP Freedom Banquet
7:00pm  (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
Skutt Student Center, Ballroom


Come celebrate NAACP's accomplishments as well as the evolution of African-Americans through the past 100 years as we also celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Tickets are being sold at $5 for Creighton students, faculty, staff, and administrators and $10 for general public. To RSVP or for ticket info., please contact Carissasmith@creighton.edu or 515-508-1669


January 24, 2010 (Sunday)
Rev. Susan Smith's "The Myth of Post Racialism" Lecture and Q&A
$10 suggested donation
Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific
(1 unit)


January 27, 2010 (Wednesday)
The Latin American Voice at Creighton
Harper Center 2066
(1 unit)


Creighton has a strong relationship with Latin America which touches the lives of both undergraduate and professional students. This program gives a brief summary of the most popular immersion opportunities for undergraduate students and how, in turn, our students are changed upon their return to Creighton. This program is a multi-media presentation of personal stories and testimonies, while also asking the question, ?How do we best serve students who return and have difficulty transitioning back to life in the US?? Come learn about the many ways our students are touched and maybe even be inspired yourself.


February 3-4, 2010 (Wednesday or Thursday)
IDEA Unit Focus Groups (Only need to participate in one focus group)
20 people max. Please RSVP at IDEA@creighton.edu.  No units will be assigned for these focus groups.

Wednesday-3:30-4:30pm, Harper Center 3053 (snack will be provided)

Thursday- 12-1:00pm, Harper Center 3053 (lunch will be provided)



February 5, 2010 (Friday)
Service Trips Soup Luncheon
St. John's Church
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
(1 unit)


For more info., please contact Wendy Maliszewski
(402) 280-1290


February 6, 2010 
Tet Lunar New Year
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
SSC Ballroom
(1 unit)

Creighton University Vietnamese Student Organization and Asian Student Association celebrates the Year of the Tiger.  The show includes a Lion Dance, Vietnamese dances, Hula, singers, and much much more!  Tickets are $15.  For more information and to buy tickets, email chelseasuzuki@creighton.edu    


February 8, 2010 (Monday)
Dead Man Walking-The Journey Continues
7:00 pm
Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium
(1.5 units)
Anti-Death Penalty Advocate and Award-Winning Author                        

Sponsored by: Cortina, CCSJ and Creighton Prep


February 17, 2010 (Wednesday)
Human Trafficking: modern day slavery.
Harper Center 3028

An overview of the problem of human trafficking on a global level will be described. Specific components of trafficking related to international, national, and local concerns will be shared as well as how we can work to end this injustice as a community.


February 18, 2010 (Thursday)

Surviving and Thriving: Major Psychological Strengths in the African American Way of Being
Harper Center, Room 3028
(1 unit) 



Dr. White presents expanded descrption of major African American psychological strengths.Dr. White will lecture for approximately 40 minutes, take questions submitted by leaders of Creighton's African American student leaders and then entertain questions from the audiance.

Dr. White received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan State University in 1961. He is the author of several papers and 7 books. He was a pioneer in the field of Black pshchology and is affectionately referred to as the "Godfather" of Black pshchology by his students, mentees and younger colleagues.


February 19, 2010 (Friday)
IDEA Spring Kick-Off Speaker & Workshop

Living the Mission featuring Dr. Raymond Reyes
Harper Center, 3023
(1 unit)
To RSVP, please click on the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/IDEA


Workshop with Dr. Raymond Reyes
An interactive experiential presentation on incorporating competencies into daily life.
Harper Center, 3023
(2 units)
To RSVP, please click on the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/IDEA


February 21, 2010 (Sunday)

CUASA Soul Food Dinner
Harper Center, Ballroom
(1 unit)


The CUASA's Annual Soul Food Dinner is being held this Sunday, February 21 from 7-9 p.m. in the Harper Center Ballroom. The theme this year is "A Stroll Down Memory Lane". Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for non-students.
CUASA has worked very hard to make this an entertaining and delicious night! Please feel free to contact YvonndaSummers@creighton.edu if you have any questions!


February 22, 2010 (Monday)
To Write Love On Her Arms
Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium
(1 unit)

The founder of TWLOHA, Jamie Toworkowski will be coming to Creighton.This is a movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.



March 4, 2010 (Thursday)
Thomas Cahill's "Courage and Kindness on Death Row" Lecture, Q&A, Book signing
$10 suggested donation
Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific
(1 unit)


March 12, 2010 (Friday)
Game Of Oppression
Swanson Hall, Tech Room

Please RSVP at IDEA@creighton.edu. (20 people max)


March 18, 2010 (Thursday)
Green Sisters: Women Religious, Earth Justice, and Spiritual Ecology
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium
(1 unit)

Dr. Sarah McFarland Taylor is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Northwestern University specializing in the study of religion and American culture, religion and ecology, and women's studies in religion. She will address the role of women religious in the concern for a sustainable environment. This lecture, sponsored by the Kripke Center for the Study of Religion and Society and The Women and Gender Studies Program, is free and open to the public. For more information contact Fran Minear at x2303 or fminear@creighton.edu.


March 20, 2010 (Saturday)
Hui O Hawaii?s Annual Luau
Kiewit Fitness Center
(1 unit)


Call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 280-2469 for ticket information


March 24, 2010 (Wednesday)
Ollie Webb Inc. Luncheon
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Harper 2066
(1 unit)

Would you like to work more with people with disabilities, but are just a little uncomfortable around them? Are you unsure what type of conversations to have with people with disabilities? The training being held on Wednesday, March 24th will focus on the following topics: People First Language, communication tips, and general points to be aware of when interacting with people with disabilities.


March 26, 2010 (Friday)
Project Homeless Connect Omaha
8:30 a.m. start time
Kiewit Fitness Center
(2 units, plus 1 more if you attend one of the debriefing sessions)


This is a one-day event that serves as a one-stop shop, connecting homeless individuals to needed services such as housing, health care, legal resources, employment counseling, hair cuts, etc.  Most volunteers will serve as "Navigators" by helping our guests to fill out a basic in-take form and by staying with our guests throug the process of accessing professional services offered that day.  Go to www.creighton.edu/ministry/ccsj/phco/volunteerregistration/index.php to register to volunteer as a Navigator, Healthcare Provider, or to assist with set up or clean up.



March 29, 2010 (Monday)
CSU Program Board presents Blake Mycoskie, founder of Tom's Shoes
Skut Student Center Ballroom
(1 unit)


April 1st, START OF NEW IDEA CYCLE/HR Evaluation Period
(April 1, 2010 -- March 31, 2011)

April 8 and 9, 2010 (Thursday and Friday)
Project Homeless Connect Omaha Reflection
Harper 2067 (CCSJ)


Contact Ken Reed-Bouley at the Creighton Center for Service and Justice at krb@creighton.edu or 280-2754 if you would like to attend a reflection.

April 9, 2010 (Friday)
Diversity Training with Dr. Jeannette Seaberry
Harper 3048



This program is designed to explore the language of diversity and to improve communication about diversity in the workplace.
Dr. Seaberry will use an experiential and interactive format to explore and improve workplace competencies and interpersonal professional relationships.
Please RSVP at IDEA@creighton.edu. (40 people max)



April 10, 2010 (Saturday)
6th Annual All Nations Pow-Wow
Kiewit Fitness center
(1 unit)


Call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 280-2469 to get involved and serve at the pow-wow.


April 16, 2010 (Friday)
Opening Hearts and Minds
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Harper Center Auditorium
(1 unit)


Creighton Muslim Student Association (MSA) invites you to attend a comedy show entitled: Opening Hearts and Minds Featuring Dean Obeidallah from Comedy Central's "Axis of Evil" Special & Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen Tickets: Creighton Community: FREE w/ ID General Public: $10 in advance For more information, contact: Naser Alsharif, PharmD, PhD 402-280-1857 nalshari@creighton.edu


April 17, 2010 (Saturday)

African Student Association (AFSA) Banquet
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Skutt Student Center Ballroom
(1 unit)


African Student Association (AFSA) Creighton University cordially invites you to attend our Annual Cultural Banquet Themed ?Bana ya Afrique: Children of Africa? Skutt Student Center Ballroom Saturday, April 17th, 2010 6:00 P.M. ? 8:30 P.M. Experience Africa through cuisine, art, music, fashion, and dance! A special tribute will also be paid to the future of Africa: the children. Help us celebrate our history and envision our future!


Banquet Tickets (tickets can be purchased ahead of time through reservation or at various dining halls as the date approaches)
CU Students: $10.00
Faculty/Staff/General: $15.00
Children under 10: Free
Gold table:* $100.00 *Gold Tables offer reserved seating for ten guests per table.
Please RSVP as soon as possible!
For tickets and/or more information, contact: Amal Hamdan, AFSA president, Amalhamdan@Creighton.edu Alpha Opese, AFSA Vice President, Alphaopese@creighton.edu


April 23, 2010 (Friday)

Women and Gender Studies Showcase
9:30am - 4:30pm
Skutt Student Center 105
(1 unit)


Women and Gender Studies: Presentations, Performances, Discussions, and Displays


Last updated April 22, 2010