Social Action Leadership Team

The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the Spirit-led social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University in which students in community seek to embody the Christian call to be the ‘salt of the earth’ (Matthew 5:13).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

[Salt-l] SALT Social Dinners

Heidi Binder invites you to participate in the Doodle poll "SALT Social Dinners."
Hi there,
Heidi Binder ( invites you to participate in the Doodle poll "SALT Social Dinners".
Heidi Binder says:
We want to gauge interest in starting biweekly SALT dinners ~ a time to socialize with SALTers and eat (which you probably do anyway)! Which time(s) would be most convenient for you?
Participate now
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[Salt-l] Voter Registration Sign-Up Sheet (

I've shared an item with you.
Hey SALTers,    If you are interested in helping to register people to vote next week just put your name on this list. Let me know if you need any questions of need access. Thank you and enjoy the rest of the week!    Peace,    Caleb
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

[Salt-l] Let's RELAY!!

Hey guys!   

SALT now officially has a team for Relay for Life and its time to get going with raising donations and getting excited about the event NEXT SATURDAY (the 27th) from 12pm-12am!  I attached a Google doc with some time slots to walk around the relay track. We need to have someone from our team walking at all times so don't forget to sign up on the document as well as on the Relay website.  Even if you can only be there for a half hour any support helps!!  Right now our donation goal as a team is $1,000.  

Join or donate to our team here:

Let me know if you have any questions (about what Relay is, how to make SALT's tent awesome, etc).  Looking forward to this!  




[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 9/17/14


VU Day of Caring- Saturday Sept. 20th- sign up on Google doc or email Caleb Rollins to sign up
National Voter Registration Day Sept. 23rd from 11am-2pm, 4pm-7pm
Relay for Life Sept. 27th from noon to midnight on the West Lawn
October 4th Spaghetti with She Has a Name
Crop Walk October 5th at 1pm at the Chapel of the Resurrection. If you need another water bottle talk to Karl Anliker.
Out of Darkness Walk Sept. 27th in Munster, IN sign up on the Google Doc if interested
WRC Application is ready! Talk to Cogan if you have a organization in mind for the application.
Miracle Monday at Five Guys- Monday September 22nd


Passion Groups
Break into groups for the first time
Decide on focus for your passion group
Choose two co-leaders within your group

One on Ones
Choose someone within your passion group!

Have a SALTy night!
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

[Salt-l] Pepper Tonight and Meeting in the Hearth

Hey all,

I hope things are well. 

Don't forget that tonight we have a Pepper tonight at 9:00 pm in the Heritage Room (next to where we usually have meetings).

Come hear from Karis with YAGM and Meghan with the Peace Corps and learn more about serving abroad after you graduate. 

And this next part is extremely important. 

The SALT meeting tonight is in the Hearth at 9:30. That's the weird glassed in room next to Founder's. 

Can't wait to see you all there as we split into Passion Groups for the first time!



Saturday, September 13, 2014

[Salt-l] Fwd: SALT​


Here's a job opportunity for you, especially if your interested in local food and small scale farming. 
Pr. Jim
James Wetzstein
University Pastor
office: 219.464.5093
fax: 219.464.5049
mobile: 219.405.0630

make your own appointment @

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Wes Maiers <>
Date: Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 5:34 PM
Subject: SALT
To: "James Wetzstein" <>

Hi, Jim:  Would you please forward the following note to the president of SALT:


       Would you be interested in the following money-making project?  I need someone to do some chores on my small farm while my wife and I travel in Europe for two weeks in October.  The work would include feeding, watering, and gathering the eggs for my small (30) flock of chickens, feeding our cat, and bring in the mail.
       The work could be done any time of the day after 9 a.m.  My farm is about 3 miles from campus and is right on IN 2 south of US30. 
       I prefer that one person do this but two might share the duties.  I would estimate that daily it would take about 15 - 20 minutes.  I will provide the phone number of an emergency substitute.   I was thinking of paying $30 per day for a total $420.
       I am a retired math prof from VU and have actively supported SALT over the years.
      If there is some interest in the project, please contact me via e-mail:   or phone me at 219 462 8061.  We will need to discuss the details of this project.  The work would start on Monday, October 15 and will last approximately two weeks.  Prof. Wes Maiers

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

[Salt-l] Advocacy Night! SALT Meeting Minutes 9/9/14

Meeting Minutes: 
VIC World Cultural Festival- Saturday, Sept. 13th @ S-Couch
VU Day of Caring- Saturday, Sept. 20th
Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing Breakfast- Thurs. Oct. 23rd from 7:30-9:00 am in Ballrooms
Pepper next Tuesday at 9pm- representative from a Peace Corps and YAGM (Youth Adults in Global Mission)
St. T's first Social Dinner - Sept. 17th at 7pm at the St. T's Greenhouse
WRC application is ready to share! Talk to Cogan Blackmon if you have an organization in mind to fill out the application.
Please take another water bottle for the crop walk! See Karl A. For more information.

Advocacy Night:
First advocate for your passion.
Next we vote for our passions.

Our 7 Passion Groups for this Fall:
-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
-Urban Renewal
-Children, Youth, and Families
-Mental Health

Come back next week with the passion group you'd like to join and get ready to make a difference!

Have a great night!!
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

Monday, September 08, 2014

[Salt-l] SALT Passions List 2014 (

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SALTers,    Tomorrow night is Advocacy Night at SALT! This is a time when you can "sell" your passion to the rest of the group. You may be wondering..."How will I do that?" Here are a few options/guidelines/helpful hints:  - Share why this matters to you    - Share a personal experience that led you toward your passion    - Show a video (send a YouTube link or movie file to by 8pm on Tuesday)    - Talk about the efforts of an organization related to your passion    Each person will receive between 30 seconds and 1 minute to advocate. Be sure to have fun and be yourself, after all, it is SALT. After advocacy we will begin the voting process      Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow night at 9:30 p.m. in the Alumni Room!
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Friday, September 05, 2014

[Salt-l] Popcorn Fest!

Hi SALTers!

Tomorrow (Sat., Sept. 5) is the Annual Popcorn Festival in downtown Valpo!  If you're interested, meet at the S couch across from the Welcome Desk in the union at 11:30am and we will walk downtown together to the fest for our first SALT social event!

Heidi Binder
Valparaiso University '15
Christ College-The Honors College
Psi Chi Honor Society-Vice President
Psychology Club-Vice President
Social Action Leadership Team (SALT)
Harre Union Administration-Student Assistant
Sigma Alpha Iota Women's Music Fraternity

Thursday, September 04, 2014

[Salt-l] Fwd: Mentor Application

Hey Everyone,
This is a message from Professor Lisa Driver. She was wondering if anyone from SALT might be interested in the mentoring program! For any questions email her.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lisa Driver <>
Date: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: Mentor Application
To: Kyle Duff <>

Hey, Kyle,

Could you post the invitation below or send it to fellow SALT-ers?

I'm doing some last minute invitations to the mentoring program through the Center for Church Vocations.   There are still up to about seven slots still available.  If there are more, I can probably arrange to expand it.  SALT is just the sort of place for faithful believers from a lot of disciplines gather who might be interested in walking with another Christian in the community to consider their calling.

In Christ's peace, 

Prof. Driver


Which way to Jesus?  Who will help me see the many ways I can follow his call? Whatever your major or career plans, consider applying for a Mentor for Vocation.  A mentor is usually a local Christian who will meet with you for conversation, prayer and real life consideration of faith at work.  Mentoring pairs meet on average every three weeks.

 I urge you to reflect on this opportunity prayerfully as you think ahead to your plans for the coming academic year.  I welcome any questions you have.  Please call me, drop by my office or email.  You'll find the application here:

The Deadline is Friday, Sept. 12.  The program supports a maximum of 20 pairs.

In Christ's peace, Prof. Lisa Driver

On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Kyle Duff <> wrote:
Thank you very much!

On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:21 AM, Lisa Driver <> wrote:
Gotcha!  I'm very happy to facilitate mentoring for you this year.  I'll track down a couple of possibilities and get back to you.

In Christ's peace, Prof. Driver

On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 11:13 PM, Kyle Duff <> wrote:
Hello Professor Driver,

I just wanted to let you know that I slipped my mentor application under your office door today and just wanted to double check that you had received it.

Thank you very much!

Kyle Duff

Lisa D. Maugans Driver, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology
Director, Center for Church Vocations Mentoring Program
Dept. of Theology, Arts and Sciences Building 316
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 464-5261

Lisa D. Maugans Driver, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology
Director, Center for Church Vocations Mentoring Program
Dept. of Theology, Arts and Sciences Building 316
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 464-5261