Creighton events to remember MLK
Everyone Counts is the theme of a weeklong series of events at Creighton University to celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Activities will begin with a 4 p.m. Jan. 16 award presentation and remarks by CU's president, the Rev. Timothy R. Lannon, in the Mike and Josie Harper Center for Student Life and Learning, Hixson-Lied Auditorium, 602 N. 20th St.
A unity prayer luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Joseph A. Brown, professor and director of black American studies at Southern Illinois University. For reservations, which are due Wednesday, call 402-280-2646 or email email@example.com.
The film "Bringing King to China" will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Harper Center auditorium. A noon Jan. 20 concert is scheduled at the V.J. and Angela Skutt Student Center.
All events will take place on campus and are free and open to the public.
Science Cafe to look at radiation
"Radiation: Facts, Fantasies and Phobias" will be the topic of the 7 p.m. Tuesday Science Cafe at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
Attendees will hear from Dr. David Crouse, a professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He will discuss how public perceptions of human radiation exposure have developed and how they fit with current scientific evidence. The lecture will address what is known about acute and chronic radiation exposure in humans and discuss events after the earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima, Japan, as well as other historic events.
Science Cafe is free and open to the public.
Effects of flooding at refuges is topic
Tom Cox, director of the DeSoto Bend and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuges, will speak about the devastating effects and potential opportunities as a result of the flooding of 2011. He will speak at the 7 p.m. Thursday meeting of the Audubon Society of Omaha.
Cox will focus on how repairs and comprehensive planning will allow the refuges to move forward. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be at Hanscom Park United Methodist Church, 4444 Frances St.
A brief business meeting and refreshments will follow the program.
Entries sought for Good Neighbor Awards
Nomination forms for the 2012 Good Neighbor Awards are being accepted for the program sponsored by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and the Omaha World-Herald.
The awards honor people and groups cited by neighbors for performing unselfish, neighborly deeds during 2011 without compensation or personal gain. Nominations are accepted from groups and individuals in Nebraska and western Iowa. Nomination forms are available at aksarben.org or by calling the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben at 402-554-9600, ext. 100.
Nominations must be received no later than March 15. Honorees will be announced in early June.
Contest is for families touched by Alzheimer's
Family caregivers know the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease, which robs their loved ones of memories. The I Will Remember for You Family Reunion Giveaway contest can help those families keep their memories alive.
Submit a story in written or video format about your experience with a family member living with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia for a chance to win a family reunion.
Essays and videos need to share how Alzheimer's disease has affected your life.
Entries must be submitted by 10:59 p.m. CST Jan. 31.
Three finalists will be notified by Feb. 15. Online voting to select the grand prize winner of the family reunion will take place March 28 through June 30.
For more about the contest, which is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care network, visit rememberforalzheimers.com.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax