Sept. 28, 2012
Over 750 Morningside College students, faculty and staff will leave the classroom to go “Into the Streets” for a morning of community service on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Organized by Morningside’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), a national leadership honor society, “Into the Streets” gives student groups and teams an opportunity to volunteer at 70 different locations in the Sioux City area.
The volunteers will receive their agency assignments at an 8 a.m. breakfast orientation meeting in Eppley Auditorium. For the rest of the morning, they will perform a variety of service work – such as cleaning, painting, setting up events, reading to elementary school students, working with the elderly – at agencies such as Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, Siouxland Habitat for Humanity and Siouxland Humane Society.
Morningside seniors Krystal Carlson of Richfield, Minn., and Jordan Wineland of Grimes, Iowa, are coordinating the service project with assistance from a student committee that includes Demi Dunn of Cherokee, Iowa; Kathleen Arnts of Alta, Iowa; Michael Oetken of Akron, Iowa; Michelle Weber of Eagan, Minn.; Emily Culver of Orleans, Neb.; Emily Greenlee of Lincoln, Neb.; Kyle Kinney of Sioux City; Taylor Hatting of Sioux City; Samantha Hansen of Columbia, Md.; and John Harris of Holstein, Iowa.