The Education in Zion Gallery and the College of Nursing will team up to help newborns in Ghana as part of a service activity March 20.
All students, faculty and staff are invited to put together newborn kits that will include a blanket, a onesie, soap, petroleum jelly and an infant nasal syringe. The kits will be assembled on the third floor of the Education in Zion Gallery from 12 to 2 p.m., and will be taken to Ghana by nursing students as part of their Global Health and Human Diversity course. The kits are being put together to help decrease infant mortality rates.
The service project will be linked to the new nursing exhibit in the Education in Zion Gallery titled “The Healer’s Art.”
The exhibit was put together to celebrate 60 years of the College of Nursing and its impact through service. The exhibit can be found under current exhibitions in the Education in Zion Gallery.
Heather M. Seferovich, curator of the Education in Zion Gallery, hopes the service activities will attract more attention to “The Healer’s Art” exhibit.
“When people come for the blood pressure checks and service project I hope they will take a couple of minutes to look at ‘The Healer’s Art: A Celebration of the College of Nursing’ and learn what nursing students, alumni and faculty are doing to serve others,” Seferovich said. “There are some touching stories in the labels that really make you step back and think.”
Karen Lundberg, a pre-nursing course instructor, hopes students will get involved in the College of Nursing activities and get a look at the gallery.
“I would encourage students to join us and also visit the Nursing Exhibit,” Lundberg said. “I think visitors would be amazed and enjoy the College of Nursing activities.”
Free blood pressure checks will also be given during the day for those involved in the project.