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APPLES recognizes 2014 service-learning award recipients

Extending learning beyond the boarders of the classroom is the essence of service-learning. Every day, UNC students, faculty, staff, alumni and local community partners put this concept into practice making a difference in the lives of individuals and …

Early action can help with autism

Autism Researcher, Linda R. Watson By Linda R. Watson One in 68 children show symptoms of autism spectrum disorder by the time they reach 8 years of age, according to statistics released last week by Centers for Disease Control. The meaning of these nu …

Sandra and Stephen Rich: A golden opportunity

Sandra and Stephen Rich on their wedding day and in 2012. Stephen and Sandra Rich love living in Chapel Hill, just off campus. These members of the Class of 1964 moved back from Atlanta, Ga., in 2003 and have immersed themselves in campus and town life …

UNC students to spend spring break serving the community

While their peers venture off to tropical destinations for spring break, 60 UNC students will instead dedicate their time to giving back to the community. Through the APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Break program, students will spend eight days focusing on civil rights and disaster relief or characteristics of Latino, urban and rural communities.

Katie Weinel learns most from service work

By Deborah R. Meyer – The Chapel Hill News Buckley Public Service Scholar and Bryan Social Innovation Fellowship recipient Katie Weinel shares her experience with service and its impact on her life Brushstrokes: Students take arts into the community Ka …

Fedders submits brief to N.C. Center for Safer Schools

UNC School of Law clinical assistant professor Barbara A. Fedders co-authored an issue brief submitted May 7 to the North Carolina Center for Safer Schools, a state program created in March 2013 that is currently seeking public comment on school safety …

Students address community issues through popular service-learning course

By Nicole Beatty ’15 UNC offers many courses for students interested in learning more about public service and civic responsibility. APPLES service-learning classes bring the two together by extending learning outside the classroom to collaborate with …

APPLES Service-Learning student teaches healthy eating habits to community in Ecuador

Watching a student become a teacher is a teacher’s best reward. So says Alice Ammerman, DrPH, professor of nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (HPDP). A …

Scholars reach out through art

By Zhai Yun Tan, The Daily Tar Heel Students interested in merging the worlds of arts and public service can now do so through the Arts in Public Service Fellows program. Offered by the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) and Carolina Performing …

UNC-Chapel Hill senior Shannon Smith honored for her work supporting students

Shannon Smith ’14 received a 2013 Community Impact Student Award. Given by North Carolina Campus Compact, an association of colleges and universities committed to fostering campus-community engagement, the award recognizes one outstanding student on ea …