Project highlights included painting at the Newman Center, playing games and socializing with residents at the Sanford Care Center and Avera Yankton Care Center, assembling activity kits for children at Head Start, building and organizing a library for the River City Domestic Violence Center, preparing and serving food at the Welcome Table, baking cookies for The Center, and packing lunches for the Vermillion Backpack Program.

In addition to the day of service, keynote speaker Negin Farsad, a nationally-recognized social activist, filmmaker and comedian, was welcomed to campus on Tuesday, Jan. 20, as part of the MLK Jr. Day Celebration. Her address was entitled “Comedic Justice.”

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