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Visiting Jesuit Lecture Focuses on Serving Disabled Veterans

Creighton University’s Cardoner Program is sponsoring a lecture by the Rev. Rick Curry, S.J., titled, “A Different Call to Duty: Serving Disabled Veterans,” at 7 p.m., April 7, at the Lied Education Center for the Arts, 24th and Cass St. on campus. Fr. Curry will discuss his time serving disabled veterans.

Fr. Curry, who was born with one arm, founded the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped in 1977. In 2002 he began working with wounded veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq. He recently moved his theater to Georgetown University where he helps coach veterans while assessing their psychological needs. He specializes in working with people who suffer from post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder and also works with military chaplains to address spiritual needs.

Fr. Curry received the President's Award of the National Council on Culture and Arts and the Distinguished Service Award of the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Janine ter Kuile at 402.280.2732 or

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