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February 2017

2017 Community Engagement Fellowship applications

February 8

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that (1) employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and (2) have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. Fellows work in collaboration with community partners and faculty mentors who are familiar with their…

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2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award

February 8

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award. The Hyatt Award is given annually in support of innovative public service projects that exemplify the motto of Rotary International, “Service above Self.” The award, sponsored by the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, is named for the late Dr. Ronald W. Hyatt, professor of Exercise and Sport Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and long-time member of the Chapel Hill Rotary Club, in recognition of his distinguished…

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2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship

February 8

The Carolina Center for Public Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Mingma Norbu Sherpa Fellowship. The fellowship is named for the late Mingma Norbu Sherpa, a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who served as an official with the World Wildlife Fund. A protégé of Sir Edmund Hillary, Mr. Sherpa believed that “saving nature need not take place at the expense of the people.” Eligible applicants must be an undergraduate or graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continuing their studies…

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2017 Engagement Units Summit

February 10 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center
Chapel Hill,
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The Carolina Engagement Council will host the annual Engagement Units Summit 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at the Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The summit will focus on engaged experiential education: to enhance student learning and support communities. The summit is for campus engagement* units and community partners. Centers, institutes, schools, departments and student organizations are encouraged to send teams of up to three participants. Teams may represent overall units or specific efforts within a unit. Schools…

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SMART Mentoring applications

February 14 @ 8:00 am - March 10 @ 5:00 pm

SMART Mentoring engages UNC undergraduate students and local middle-school students in mentoring relationships. The program targets students from low-income communities and focuses on issues of race, class and gender. SMART is designed for highly motivated students who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth. Applications to be a SMART Mentor are open for all undergraduate students with preference given to participants of the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Apply online through the CCPS Application and Nomination…

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2017 Ned Brooks Award

February 22

The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service recognizes a staff or faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community who throughout his/her career has, in a collaborative and sustained manner, made a difference in the larger community by: encouraging active involvement of others in service to and engagement with the community beyond the University, and/or directly providing public service beyond the University, and mentoring, inspiring and providing opportunities for others to effectively make a difference in the larger community. The award…

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2017 APPLES Service-Learning Course Development Grant applications

February 24

Funded by the APPLES Service-Learning program and the Carolina Center for Public Service, up to seven $5,000 service-learning course development grants are awarded annually. These grants support course development of new service-learning courses across campus, including undergraduate, graduate and professional student courses. Apply through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Feb. 24, 2017.

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Assemble activity kits for Princeville children

February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Carolina Center for Public Service, in partnership with Student-Athlete Services, Department of Athletics and Princeville Elementary School, will host a drop-in volunteer event 12:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Loudermilk Center for Excellence in the Blue Zone (third floor). Students in Princeville and Tarboro have lost many instructional days to study for upcoming End-of-Grade Tests due to Hurricane Matthew. To help prepare and support students to do their very best on these tests, Carolina students, faculty and staff will…

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March 2017

Keeping the Ground Watered: Nourishing Community Engagement throughout the Research Continuum

March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Skills and Practices in Engaged Scholarship Consortium presents a workshop, Keeping the Ground Watered: Nourishing Community Engagement throughout the Research Continuum. The workshop is  10 - 11:30 a.m. March 10 at the NC TraCS Institute in Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, room 219. This workshop will highlight community-engaged projects and share approaches on maintaining connections throughout all phases of research. Light refreshments will be served. For details, see the attached flier. Register through UNC Event Registration.

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2017 APPLES Awards Brunch

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

APPLES Service-Learning will recognize outstanding achievements in the service-learning community at the APPLES Awards brunch 11 a.m. – 12:30 Friday, March 24 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library. Individuals and organizations receiving the Service-Learning Award in Honor of Ned Brooks, APPLES Community Partner Excellence Award, APPLES Teaching Excellence Award, APPLES Undergraduate Excellence Award and APPLES Outstanding Alumni Award will be recognized.

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