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Carolina Center for Public Service celebrates 15th anniversary

Over the past 15 years, the Carolina Center for Public Service has helped connect students, faculty and staff with communities across the state and far beyond. The Center’s initial task was in organizing the campus response to Hurricane Floyd in 1999. …

APPLES Day 2014

By Janell Smith APPLES Service-Learning celebrated APPLES Day Sept. 24 by partnering with Hunger Lunch in the Student Union. APPLES served more than one hundred students cake and inviting them to learn more about APPLES programs. “APPLES Day is a day d …

Sherpa Fellowship honors pioneering conservationist

By Laura Fisher The late Mingma Norbu Sherpa was a pioneering conservationist in the Himalaya who believed that “saving nature should not take place at the expense of the people.” His work inspired Donald and Karen Wagoner to create the Sherpa Fellowsh …

Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Class IV graduate

Nine Carolina faculty members have been honored for their engaged scholarship over the past two years. As part of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program, these professors worked to strengthen university-community partnerships through such work as t …

Outward Bound participant broadens perspective of service

Each summer, the Carolina Center for Public Service awards North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) scholarships to participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program, Carolina Leadership Development and the School of Education to spend 28 …

APPLES summer intern works to give back to the community

For many students, internships are all about gaining valuable experience. But for Raisa Marrow, ’15, an APPLES Service-Learning summer intern at Kidzu Museum in Chapel Hill, that experience also comes with an added benefit of impacting the community. “ …

Former APPLES organizer shares life story and passion for service

By Meghan Modafferi and Frank Stasio Listen to Alexandra’s interview on The State Of Things For the first time, I recognized that some of my life experiences mirrored the lives of my students. Alexandra Zagbayou Alexandra Zagbayou was born in Montreal …

Faculty Engaged Scholars receive national award

Professors Analyze Media Coverage of Sex Trafficking By Maura Devetski for The Daily Tar Heel 6/30/2014 UNC professors Barbara Friedman and Anne Johnston were recognized for their work on the Irina Project with the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advoca …

Tenth class of UNC Buckley Public Service Scholars honored at graduation event

  Chapel Hill, N.C. – Two hundred and fifty-one members of the class of 2014 will be honored as Buckley Public Service Scholars (BPSS) May 9 at a ceremony in Memorial Hall, highlighting their years of service while at Carolina. All graduates will …

Nine faculty members selected for fifth class of Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars

The next class of Faculty Engaged Scholars, leaders in their respective fields, will address a wide variety of issues including analyzing the administrative burden of summer meal programs for children in need, developing web-based resources for journal …