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).

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 1/27/15

Minutes

Guest Speakers: Pi Kappa Alpha-Pat and Jake
Our Greater God-Grace-> Started in August 2013. Looking for people that are enthusiastic, engaged with community members, driven to serve/volunteer to become captains/leaders and work as a contact point for opportunities and projects in the community. 
Grace's phone number: 309-737-8852
Grace's email: grace.leuck@valpo.edu
Website for more information: www.ourgreatergood.com

Announcements:
-OA Applications due Feb. 20th
-Dance Marathon, Sat. Feb. 7th register by this Sunday!!
-Winter Party Friday Jan. 30th at 7:00pm meet at the S-Couch
-Campus Activities Fair Friday JAn. 30th 4-6pm
-VIA Feb. 8th photo deadline, Feb. 15th literature deadline
-Coffeehouse Friday Feb.13th
-T-Shirts are available after the meeting from Heidi. There are also extra's if you would like to purchase one!
-Gomba Library Funding Page from Wyatt at last week's meeting.

WRC:
-We are 1/25th of the way to our goal!!
- 3 M's of Movement: Media, Money, and Motivation
-Media:
Spread the word about our campaign on social media
Use SALT group to ask questions and communicate internally
Look up events on SALT Calendar
Tell friends and family!                                                
-Know the case statement!!

Have a great night everyone!!
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

[Salt-l] local immigration policy event

GEO Group still wants to build an immigrant detention facility in Hobart. They are awaiting authorization from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Washington. But a group of local citizens continues to rally opposition to these plans.

On Sunday February 8, the Concerned Citizens of Hobart will present an open community forum. Featured speakers will be Nazry and Hope Muskatim, who have inside information about detention facilities from Nazry's stay in a GEO location in Texas. In addition Butch Morgan of South Bend will describe his experience in GEO's Newcastle, Indiana lockup. Fred Tsao, from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, will detail some of the typical impacts these facilities have on the communities they enter. There will also be an update on the current status of GEO's plans in Hobart, and information about what citizens can do to express their views. The forum will be held at Augustana Lutheran Church, 217 N. Kelly St., Hobart at 4 pm. 


For more info call Pastor Strietelmeier at 219.771.7719
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James Wetzstein
University Pastor

james.wetzstein@valpo.edu
office: 219.464.5093
fax: 219.464.5049
mobile: 219.405.0630 
https://www.facebook.com/james.wetzstein

see when I'm free @ 
http://tinyurl.com/pj-valpo





[Salt-l] Case Statement for The 400 Movement

Good Morning Salters,

I hope everyone's week is off to a great start.

The case statement for our campaign is done, finally! I apologize for the lateness of it.
But the document is attached below. Please give it a look over. The case statement is the fundamental document that we will refer back to for all kinds of things.
It also includes the language we want to use when talking about our campaign.

Lastly, over the weekend we made our first public post about The 400 Movement from the SALT Facebook and Twitter accounts.
If you have not liked, shared, or retweeted the post, I encourage you to check it out and spread the word!

Have a wonderful day and I look forward to our meeting tonight.

Peace,
Cogan Blackmon

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Re: [Salt-l] Kick-Off Sunday - Wear Your SALT Shirt

I just finished writing tomorrow's sermon. It's gonna be SALTy!
See you all then. 
Pr. Jim

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James Wetzstein
University Pastor

james.wetzstein@valpo.edu
office: 219.464.5093
fax: 219.464.5049
mobile: 219.405.0630
https://www.facebook.com/james.wetzstein

see when I'm free @
http://tinyurl.com/pj-valpo


On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 10:02 AM, Cogan Blackmon <cogan.blackmon@valpo.edu> wrote:

Good Morning SALTers!

I hope everyone is enjoying there weekend and catching up with rest and friends.

Tomorrow is Kick-Off Sunday at the Chapel for The 400 Movement! 
Service starts at 10:00am, so show up a little before and grab a seat next to all the SALTers.

This is our first event to introduce our campaign to our SALT family that has supported us for many years. You don't have to do anything special, just come and tell the people of the community about our campaign when they ask you questions after the service!
Please join us for the special event, wear your new SALT shirt if you have it! If not, no worries, just wear an older one or ask another member of SALT for one of theirs.

Thank you all and have a great rest of your day.
I hope to see you all at the Chapel for this exciting event!

Peace,
Cogan Blackmon

[Salt-l] Kick-Off Sunday - Wear Your SALT Shirt

Good Morning SALTers!

I hope everyone is enjoying there weekend and catching up with rest and friends.

Tomorrow is Kick-Off Sunday at the Chapel for The 400 Movement! 
Service starts at 10:00am, so show up a little before and grab a seat next to all the SALTers.

This is our first event to introduce our campaign to our SALT family that has supported us for many years. You don't have to do anything special, just come and tell the people of the community about our campaign when they ask you questions after the service!
Please join us for the special event, wear your new SALT shirt if you have it! If not, no worries, just wear an older one or ask another member of SALT for one of theirs.

Thank you all and have a great rest of your day.
I hope to see you all at the Chapel for this exciting event!

Peace,
Cogan Blackmon

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

[Salt-l] SALT Social Tonight! Dinner at Founders

Hi SALTers!

Our first social of the semester will be this evening around 6:15/6:30 ~ meet in the piano lounge in the union and we will grab food from Founders for a social dinner!  Come and go as you please!

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Heidi Binder
Valparaiso University '15
BA-Psychology
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

[Salt-l] Kick-Off Sunday Volunteers

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to say that we need 2-3 more ushers to help out this Sunday at the Chapel for Kick-Off Sunday.
Please let me know if you're interested!

Otherwise, hope to see you there anyways! Don't forget to wear a SALT shirt, the new ones are preferred I believe but any old SALT shirt would be fine.
If you don't have any SALT shirts, people do have a bunch of extras so ask around or email me and I can help get you in contact with someone.

Blessings on your day!
--Kyle Duff

[Salt-l] Summer Internship Opportunities With The LCMS Foundation



Begin forwarded message:

The LCMS Foundation
1333 South Kirkwood Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122
 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The LCMS Foundation is pleased to announce Marketing and Business Internships for 2015. Please encourage those you know to be a part of the team that assists donors and ministry organizations to provide and grow resources to further the work of Christ. Both positions are full-time for nine weeks (June through August), and paid. Applicants must apply online.

Please send this opportunity to students and parents, and contact the Foundation if you have any questions about the positions.

Apply online today!


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James Wetzstein
University Pastor

james.wetzstein@valpo.edu
office: 219.464.5093
fax: 219.464.5049
mobile: 219.405.0630 
https://www.facebook.com/james.wetzstein

see when I'm free @ 
http://tinyurl.com/pj-valpo





Tuesday, January 20, 2015

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 1/20

Minutes:

Announcements:
-Pepper(s)- Peace Corps and CEO/President of Lutheran Services of America
-4th Friday Event Belgium, Friday at the VIC
-VIA Feb. 8th photo deadline, Feb. 15th literature deadline
-Dance Marathon, Saturday Feb. 7th 
-SMYL Youth Conference March 28th 
-Winter Party Friday Jan. 30th 7:00pm 
-SALT Dinner Tomorrow, Jan. 21, 6pm
-WRC Kick-Off Sunday
-T-Shirts: are ready to be picked up!! Find Heidi Binder during the SALT Meeting to get yours!

WRC:
- Work in groups! Have a great night

Historian Presentation:
-Year: 1986 
-Campaign: Hungry for Change


Have a great night

Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

[Salt-l] Lunch with President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America

Hello again,

If you all want to know more about social ministry, talk with the President CEO of one of the largest charitable networks in the country, and eat food, then come to the lunch below. 

It is Wednesday from 11:30-1:30 and you can come and go as you please. 

Please RSVP to lead.serve@valpo.edu


 
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[Salt-l] Pepper @ 9:00, Picture @ 9:25, Gathering @ 9:30

Hello friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 

We have a great lineup tonight.

Wyatt Perkins, a Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda will be sharing about his experience at 9:00.

We will have our picture taken for the Beacon at 9:25 in the VUCA lobby. Be there if you want to be forever remembered in Valpo history.

We will be gathering in the Hearth at 9:30, where we will hear from the President and CEO of Lutheran Services in America and of course do work for The 400 Movement. 

Hope to see you all there!

Peace,

Caleb

PS There is also another surprise...

Monday, January 19, 2015

[Salt-l] VIA Submissions! We want your travel stories!

Hey there SALTers!

Have you studied abroad through a Valpo program or spring break/summer trip or had another enriching experience abroad?  The Valparaiso Interaction (VIA) magazine would like to hear your stories and see pictures from your experience!  

What is the VIA?  It's SALT's travel-inspired magazine that encourages students to travel with purpose, learn from what they have seen, and discuss social justice issues.  We partner with the Office of International Programs to compile stories and photos from student travel into an annual publication.  Learn more and read publications from previous years at http://www.valpo.edu/chapel/salt/via.php

The time has come this year to begin to collect YOUR photos and stories from your travels abroad for the publication, and we couldn't be more excited to see what you have been doing.  Here is what we are looking for:  

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY!  Send us photos you've taken in your travels, preferrably ones that reflect your experience in the country you lived in or visited.  The photos will be entered in a photo contest in partnership with the Office of International Programs.  The winners of the contest will be PUBLISHED in the VIA, announced at a Re-Entry Luncheon on February 21st (more details to follow), and displayed in a VIA Photography Exhibit(again, more details to follow).  
We are also looking for photos of the United States and Valpo taken by international students!!!  
PHOTOGRAPHY DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 8th AT MIDNIGHT (See attached document)

TRAVEL REFLECTIONS!  Blog posts! Poems! Essays! Short quotes!  We are looking for ALL OF IT.  Write us something about what your travels meant to you, a funny story about something you learned abroad, stories about interacting and learning about a different culture/language, whatever you can think of that is YOUR OWN WORK!  Again, we would also LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear from international students here in Valpo!!!  If you have written or reflected on your travels here, send it to us!!!  More info to come about a possible VIA Coffeehouse where you could read your work!! 
LITERATURE DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15th AT MIDNIGHT

ONE MORE THING...thank you to everyone who has already reached out to us about being part of the selection process for which VIA submissions to publish!!  We are excited to have you!!  We have decided to hold two selection committee meetings (more if necessary) to choose the selections for this edition.  These will take place before the general SALT meetings on February 10th (photos) and February 17th (literature) from 8:00-9:30pm in the Founders Hearth!  If you are interested in editing literature selections and haven't told us so, give us your e-mail address so we can send you submissions by e-mail to read in preparation for discussion at the meeting.  

Send all PHOTO SUBMISSIONS to valparaiso.interaction@gmail.com AND study.abroad@valpo.edu by FEBRUARY 8th AT MIDNIGHT 

Send all LITERATURE SUBMISSIONS to valparaiso.interaction@gmail.com by FEBRUARY 15th AT MIDNIGHT

ALL VIA CORRESPONDENCE GOES TO valparaiso.interaction@gmail.com.  Questions, interest in helping out, etc.  

We are looking forward to working with you, seeing your photography, and reading your stories!!

Peace,

Hannah & Marissa
Hannah Heagy & Marissa Schmidt
2015 VIA Editors

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." -Confucius



 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

[Salt-l] MLK Day Celebration

Hi Salters,

In case you hadn't heard, Monday is MLK Day, and a great chance for us to learn about, talk about, and celebrate justice work in our communities. 

I would encourage you to go see some of the great speakers including Ishmael Beah and Joanne Bland and to come to some of the focus sessions, including one co-sponsored by SALT, BSO, and Student Senate. 

You can find more info at http://www.valpo.edu/mlk/. I hope to see some of you around!

Peace,

Caleb

Friday, January 16, 2015

[Salt-l] Food Gap Dinner Sunday at 2:00 at St. T's

Happy Friday!

Come join SALT and St. Teresa's this Sunday at 2:00 at St. Teresa's for an interactive dinner about the food gap in the U.S.

Please RSVP to sarah.black@valpo.edu.

If you would like to volunteer to help lead small group discussions or cook for the event also send and email to sarah.black@valpo.edu.

Hope to see you there!

Peace,

Caleb