Costello of the School of Communications was chosen to be among
a handful of Elon University faculty members invited to be Service-Learning
Faculty Scholars for the 2004-05 school year.
been involved in various service-learning projects with local organizations
in Alamance County, including the production of a promotional video
for the Alamance County chapter of the Special Olympics. He and
his students have teamed in the past to help the Alamance County
Chamber of Commerce produce a local program called "It's Your
Business." And in 2002, students enrolled in his Corporate
Video course produced promotional videos for 19 non-profit organizations,
including the Sickle Cell Disease Association of the Piedmont, Alamance
County Community YMCA, Alamance Children's Theater and Alamance
County Dispute Settlement Center.
his service-learning scholar position in order to carry out more
special projects for the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce,
integrating the production of future episodes of "It's Your
Business" in his sections of JCM 352 Corporate Video, an upper-level,
advanced production course.
of the service-learning component of the courses will be the production
of a minimum of 12 monthly episodes per year of the program.
Lashendock of Elon's Television Services Department has committed
to enhance the Corporate Video experience for students by offering
the tutoring and advice of advanced student mentors who will serve
as production supervisors and work with Costello to provide necessary
continuity from semester to semester.
will feature segments on both for-profit and non-profit members
of the Chamber of Commerce and will include features on local community
service activities and on the general economic welfare of the community.
members of the Chamber of Commerce are the Red Cross, YMCA, Meals
on Wheels, the Cancer Society, Goodwill, the Humane Society, Guardian
Ad Litem and the Arts Council.
in the classes will work directly with the client representatives
of these organizations and produce feature segments for inclusion
in the "It's Your Business" program.