Congratulations to our Governor's Arts Awards recipients! The annual awards program recognizes individuals and corporations for their outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas. Recipients are nominated by the public, then selected by an independent panel of arts professionals. Recipients of the awards will be honored at a ceremony this next spring!
Our full report is publicly available. Read the KIOS story. Creighton is one of the inaugural Tree Campus USA honorees and has been honored every year since We are committed to promoting healthy trees and engaging students, faculty, and staff in the spirit of conservation. The university's Fair Trade profile can be found here.
The resolution to claim Fair Trade Status as a university is also available. The official policy can be found on Strategic Sourcing's Purchasing's website. The national certification places the Center in a select circle. It is the first certified Nature Explore Classroom located at a college or university in Omaha, the 12th certified Nature Explore Classroom in Nebraska and one of 42 that have been certified in the U.
Developed in response to the growing disconnect between children and nature, certified Nature Explore Classrooms are designed to help fill the void by educating young children using research-based principles for integrating nature into their daily learning. Francis Sustainability Award identifies and recognizes Creighton University students, faculty, staff, and administrators from across the university who are engaged in making an impact on, and developing a culture of, campus sustainability efforts.
There are four categories of awards: The call for nominations is typically in September, with the awards announcement at the St. Francis Day celebration at the beginning of October.
Awards may be given in one or several categories. The first award was given in Francis Student Award was presented to Patrick Marta. Patrick received multiple nominations for his work, and each nomination highlighted his enthusiastic and collaborative commitment to sustainability at Creighton over the past year.
They noted that "Patrick is a true leader and demonstrates the Jesuit Charism of being a contemplative in action. As director of Creighton's Lied Art Gallery, Jess brought together Creighton students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as members of the Omaha Community to produce a high profile and deeply impactful exhibit by artist Sayaka Ganz.
This project combined reclaimed plastic sculpture with education and advocacy for sustainable consumption practices. It also had a secondary lasting legacy; the Ganz exhibit incentivized recycling among Creighton faculty in the Fine and Performing Arts and prompted public demand at Lauritzen Gardens for recycling bins.
The important and broad educational impact of the Ganz exhibit was due, in no small part, to Jess's commitment to sustainability education and her creative vision for how to engage the Creighton community.
Dasha has demonstrated exemplary leadership in holistically advancing sustainability goals for the EOC. These include the establishment of a speaker series that brought community sustainability leaders to campus to build partnerships with first generation and low-income adult participants.
Dasha established a community garden in collaboration with Big Muddy Urban Farm. This project is ongoing and continues to provide fresh produce to participants in the local community.
In the words of her nominator, "Dasha is passionate about sustainability and has worked hard to create opportunities to integrate campus partners as well as those in the community into her plans. Over the past year Dr.
Miller played an active role in the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sustainability that produced great fruits including the formation of an Office of Sustainability and Creighton's first full-time Sustainability Coordinator.
Jessica Mizaur Class of Ms. Mizaur volunteers with political campaigns of candidates working to increase sustainability as a priority at OPPD and the mayor's office. She currently serves as the president of Greenjays. Four years ago, Dr. Dilly developed a community garden on one of Creighton's vacant lots in the Gifford Park Neighborhood on the corner of 32nd and Webster Streets in collaboration of the Gifford Park Neighborhood Association and the Refugee Empowerment Center.
The garden was designed to further the neighborhood association goals of welcoming and integrating refugees into the Gifford Park community. The garden became a field site for qualitative methods students creating further relationships between our campus and the community there and other community organization linked to gardens, food, and vulnerable populations.
After the University decided this year to sell the garden this year, Dr. Dilly has risen to the challenge to work with Creighton to replace the environmental, social projection, and learning outcomes around sustainability and justice in a new location.
Her career includes critical contributions to keeping the St. Francis celebration going over the years by providing vital behind-the-scenes work that doesn't always get the same limelight as other forms of contribution.The Sustainable Arts Foundation is offering $ awards to writers and artists with children.
The money can be used for costs such as child care, workspaces, new equipment, research and travel. The Sustainable Arts Foundation was founded in with the aim of encouraging parents to continue. Grant Archive Home >> Grantmaking >> Grant Archive Since its inception the Iowa West Foundation's grant program has awarded more than $ million that has improved the quality of life of thousands of citizens in more than area communities in southwest Iowa and eastern Nebraska.
At this time the Foundation is not accepting applications in the performing arts, film/video/tv (including screenplays), music, jewelry, pottery, and other crafts.
Racial Equity: As of Fall , the Foundation makes half of its awards to applicants of color. sustainable arts foundation The Sustainable Arts Foundation is a non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families. Our mission is to provide financial awards to parents pursuing creative work.
The Sustainable Arts Foundation is offering awards of up to US$ to writers and artists with children. The money can be used for costs such as child care, workspaces, new equipment, research and travel. Arts in Education Award – The Center for Children and Youth, Fayetteville The Center for Children and Youth (CCY) at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville was established with a generous gift from the Windgate Foundation in