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).

Monday, September 29, 2014

[Salt-l] Pat's Parlor ICE CREAM tomorrow night!

Hi SALTers!

Bring your money tomorrow night because at 10:15 we are going to walk over to Pat's Parlor, a local ice cream shop!  They have lots of unique flavors including some seasonal ones for fall!  Treat yourself and enjoy some social time with your fellow SALTers!  :)

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

[Salt-l] Removal from list

To whom it may concern,

I would like to be removed from the SALT List from now on. Thank you for all you have done so far but I wish to direct my time elsewhere. Thank you for understanding!

Rachael Tiemann
SALT-l mailing list
to unsubscribe use the following link (you will have to enter the email address used to subscribe--try your valpo address)

[Salt-l] Teach for America Speaker Thurs.

James Wetzstein
University Pastor
office: 219.464.5093
fax: 219.464.5049
mobile: 219.405.0630

make your own appointment @

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Institute for Leadership and Service <>
Date: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 4:24 PM
Subject: Institute for Leadership and Service September Newsletter
To: "Elizabeth Lynn" <>
Cc: "Alison DeVries" <>, "Deb Garbukas" <>, "Andrew Weller" <>

Dear Students, Colleagues, Alumni, and Friends,

Here at the Institute for Leadership and Service, we are excited to start the 2014-2015 academic year. Check out our attached newsletter for upcoming events, including our first Pathways to Purpose speaker, Matt Kramer of Teach for America--plus some highly digestible food for thought about Millennials, causes, and the world of work. 

With gratitude for your interest,

Elizabeth Lynn
Director, Institute for Leadership and Service
Valparaiso University


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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 9/23

-National Voter Registration Day Week this week from 10-2, 4-7
-Relay for Life- Sept. 27th from noon to midnight
-Spaghetti Dinner with She Has a Name October 4th 5:30pm
-Homecoming ValPLAYso Construction Tues. Oct. 7th 5-9pm
-Sunset Hill Farm Friday 9:30-2pm do activities with Fourth Grades (arts and crafts, etc..) Activities also going on Saturday!
-Opportunity for SALT to be apart of the "Read" posters in the Library! More information coming soon.
-C.A.R.E. is fundraising money for world poverty and hunger, cash or checks are accepted. Last day to donate is October 11th, give money to Shannon Segin or Tatiana Onuskanich. Bring donation to SALT!
-Pat's Parlor 9/30 after SALT!

Each passion group has $50 set aside for them to spend this semester!
-First fill out form indicating your interests for using your budget.
-Then when your form is approved you can use your money!
-After spending your money, bring your receipt back to Katie to get reimbursed!
-Document to fill out to indicate your interests in attached below.

Passion Groups:
-Educate your group on your issue.
-Find an organization to partner with.
-Decide on a contact person for the organization.

One on One's
Find someone in your group to have a one on one with!

Have a great night!
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary

[Salt-l] SALT Reimbursement Procedures

Hello all!

My name is Katie and I'm the treasurer this year for SALT. This email is just to give you the procedures for how to be reimbursed if you spend money on a SALT project. I talked about it in the meeting, but I wanted to write it out as well.

This year, we're going to be doing the reimbursement process a little differently. Before you spend money, you have to submit a request to me through the Google form below. ​​If that doesn't work for you, I'm attaching a Word Document that you can fill out and give to me or any other staff member who will pass it along to me. I will okay your amount and what it is being used for, and then you can go ahead and purchase the item. Verbal agreement will not be accepted; you have to fill out one of these forms.

Once you've been okayed, you can make your purchase. Bring the receipt into a SALT meeting along with your student ID number and I will have a reimbursement sheet for you to fill out and sign so that the Chapel office can get you your money back. 

Just some summary points:
        1. Fill out either the Google form or the Word document with what you plan to                     spend the money on and also how much money you intend to spend.
        2. When you have received an okay from me, then you are free to purchase your               items.
        3. Bring the receipt into me as well as your student ID number and then we will fill               out a form that will get you your money.

Thanks so much for this guys! And if you have any questions, I'm happy to answer. The Word doc is attached, and the Google Form is below. 


[Salt-l] 9:30 Meeting in THE HEARTH

Hello Friends,

Just a reminder that we have a meeting tonight, just like every Tuesday at 9:30.

And tonight our meeting will be in THE HEARTH. 

We will be deciding on an organization to partner with in our Passion Groups, having fun, and doing some other social justicey things. 

See you then!



PS Please bring your laptops for research on organizations and such. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

[Salt-l] Sign up for Relay!!!

Hey friends,

Relay for Life is now less than a week away and I'm still waiting for some people to run with me! 

So here's some reasons why you should sign up: 

1. About 20% of lung cancer cases are lifelong non-smokers even though lung cancer still carries a negative stigma that it is "caused" by years of smoking and that smokers are at fault for their condition.  Relay for Life supports much needed lung cancer research and public awareness.

2. I'm baking cookies.  

3. The event is NOT a full 24 hours as it has been in the past.  It is 12 hours from 12pm-12am THIS Saturday. 

4. No non-governmental, not-for-profit organization has invested as much time and resources into cancer research as the American Cancer Society.  Research areas that the ACS addresses include causes of cancer, prevention, treatment, awareness, and everything in between.  It's a reliable organization to support!  

5. Relay can be a fun time to hang out and get to know other SALTers better!  Also, anyone passionate about cancer research is welcome to join the team, not just SALTers, so tell your friends and sign up together!!  

6. It's (at least a little bit of) exercise for a GREAT cause.

7. You can sign up for as little or as much time as you want!  I've separated the time slots into half-hour increments (in the attached Google doc) so there's no pressure to stay long if you have other commitments.  

So if you've gotten this far in this e-mail, thanks for your attention!! And I hope you'll consider signing up!!  It will be fun I promise!!  

Here's the link to our team:  

You can join and donate there!! 



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
What is Doodle? Doodle is a web service that helps Heidi Binder to find a suitable date for meeting with a group of people. Learn more about how Doodle works.
You have received this e-mail because "Heidi Binder" has invited you to participate in the Doodle poll "SALT Social Dinners."
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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
This email grants access to this item. Only forward it to people you trust.
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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