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Finals Week at St. Jude’s Common Room!

June 4, 2010

Here’s a hoot out to St. Jude’s for Finals Week! Stop on by around 8pm to study…food and coffee will be provided all week long!

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A Splashin’ Memorial Day!

June 4, 2010

The entire student body joined together to celebrate America and freedom!

A fantastic BBQ took place outside the school with a slip n’ slide, intense water balloon fight, and car washing derby. Many thanks to our gourmet BBQuing “chefs” and student government who cooked up for us hamburgers, hotdogs and provided other delicious all-American food fare.

Certainly a much needed refreshment before finals week coming up very, very soon! Summer is FINALLY HERE!

Old Movie Club – “Shall We Dance”

May 25, 2010

Old Movie Night in the Perch with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (it doesn’t get any better than that!)

When: Thursday, May 27th at 7pm.

Synopsis: A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they’re already married.

Ballroom – Friday, May 21st

May 21, 2010

Where: JP Catholic University

Time: 6-8pm

Bring those dance shoes and waltz right over…do bop debop…shoo be do bop!

How do you Impact Culture?

May 20, 2010

Impacting Culture for Christ…what exactly does that mean?

Let’s start one word at a time. First, IMPACT. Impact is a pretty powerful word. Sometimes, we think that in order to impact culture we have to take it over.  It may elude to imagery such as all the Christians owning all of the television stations in America, or a swift force led by bibles and fanfare, causing drug lords to give up their deals and begin attending church. On the other hand, we may also see incredible, God-fearing individuals such as Mother Theresa or Pope John Paul II doing extraordinary acts of mercy and saying the most eloquent things.

So, how does one get their ideas and words of wisdom printed on bumper stickers, written about in books, and filmed for the big screen? Perhaps, we should take a lesson from one of the biggest cultural icons of the 20th century, Mother Teresa. She once said,  “It takes humility to recognize the greatness of God shining through us…Great humility arises when we recognize that it is God’s kindness and His greatness that shows through our hands, our work, and our love because that is the simple truth. Jesus is the Truth that must be shared.”

The word impact may sound daunting at first, but it is not a head on force. It is gradual change that may take years or centuries to accomplish. It doesn’t start on a massive scale, but within your own circle of friends, family, co-workers, professors, and even the person you meet in the grocery store line. Impacting culture is a mutual relationship where the giver and receiver are sharing something of value.  Take for example, Jesus, who made quite a bit of a stir in the history of humanity. Rather than raising the dead to life in his youth and distancing himself from the community as someone special, Jesus instead went about a normal life.  He met friends for dinner, worshiped in the temple, built quality furniture for customers, fished for dinner, hiked in hills, and shopped at the market place.  If you notice from Scripture, Jesus enjoyed parties and people loved to invite him to their homes, weddings, and other gatherings.

Thus, CULTURE starts right in our own homes and families. When we impact culture, we are  sharing our gifts, our minds, our love, our kind words, our laughter, our jokes with others around us. Until relationships are built, we have not created the environment for our ideas to germinate and take root. Trust and genuineness  are probably among the most important tools one should carry with them at all times AND keep sharpened.  Until we have built up relationships that matter, no one will listen to what we have to say or express interest in what we have created. People have to accept us before they will accept what we have to offer.

Culture is complex, full of various spheres, created by people over thousands and thousands of years. As Jesus’ example so clearly taught us, the most lasting impact on culture does not happen overnight. He lived life normally for thirty years and then for  three years finally worked miracles.  We can’t expect to do anything different. The grand ideas come later, but first we must ask, what impact are we making right now in our classrooms, homes, cubicles, gyms, military bases and other places where we gather and communicate with one another?

MARKETING MENSCH NEEDED

May 18, 2010

Want to make more money in an afternoon than you could in two weeks under a low-wage job?  Want to grow your high-worth contact list?  Get the chance to partner with some of the nation’s most innovative brands, political personalities and innovators, while offering them valuable resources?

Creative Rhetoric is an advertising firm that creates influence through a combination of high-caliber graphics design and strong storytelling.  Our emphasis is on web-based motion graphics video, slide presentations, and print/web campaigns.  The company is run by Dominic Iocco, Justin Wilga and Matt Salisbury.  We’re looking for talented, motivated account reps to bring our service to the worlds of business, politics, and social activism.

Reps earn 15% bonus on the first job they bring in, plus an added 10% for the first job from each new client.  We just completed a $3,800 job – if you’d brought it to us, your cut would have been $950!

Fundraising and high-value networking are among the most valuable skills in entertainment producing and the business world.

Submit resumes with a cover letter outlining your approach to marketing an innovative design firm like Creative Rhetoric.  Top applicants will be interviewed in person.

Respond to: justin@creativerhetoric.com

On Mission!

May 17, 2010

When: Monday, May 24th, 2010

Time: 7pm

Topic: Dr. Patrick Lappert’s incredible spiritual journey from Atheism, to Judaism, to Catholicism and how he lives out the Catholic Faith in his professional life.

Confessions, Adoration, and Benediction to follow.