Sioux Falls, S.D. (12/07/11) — The Community Outreach has three new video productions to help promote their ministry thanks to media studies students at the University of Sioux Falls. A public viewing of the new promotional videos is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. in room 301 of the Jeschke Fine Arts Center on USF’s campus.
When Gerry Schlenker, associate professor of media studies, and a group of his students were approached by Korena Keys, a Community Outreach board member, about sharing their promotional talents with the ministry, they agreed to volunteer.
According to Keys, this project is an excellent example of how partnerships make a difference in meeting the needs of our community. The Community Outreach needed assistance in updating their promotional materials, and the students needed a project to hone their skills and complete their class requirements.
Schlenker says projects like this allow students to benefit from USF’s focus on service while the community can benefit from the skills and knowledge students have developed. In addition, students learn that potentially more fulfilling options exist for their career goals.
About The Community Outreach
The Community Outreach is an ecumenical ministry created more than 35 years ago by Sioux Falls area churches to care for the working poor in Minnehaha, Lincoln, McCook and Turner counties. Ministry programs focus on financial assistance with housing, utilities and work-related transportation… and are based on the principle that the best way to encourage positive and sustainable life changes is through relationships. This principle is embedded in their Genesis mentoring program that partners volunteer mentors, The Community Outreach staff and families who are searching for a way out of their difficult situation.
About the University of Sioux Falls
The University of Sioux Falls offers a private Christian liberal arts education to students from all walks of life. For information about USF, go to www.usiouxfalls.edu or call 605-331-5000.Print This Email This