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2017 APPLES Award recipients recognized

By Veronica Ortega The APPLES Service-Learning program recently honored five individuals and organizations for providing significant contributions to service-learning to the UNC campus and in support to APPLES. Four individuals, Finn Loendorf, Sonda Op …

Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

Geoffrey Bell wanted a way for students in his fall 2016 Restoration Ecology class to link concepts in ecosystem restoration with the practical application of research techniques they were learning. Sally Hoyt wanted to find new ways to engage students in the campus infrastructure around them.

APPLES leads alumna to an alternative route

Hope Thomson ‘15, like many college students, was exploring options to pursue a graduate degree after completing her undergraduate curriculum at UNC. But one campus experience took her down an unexpected path that influenced her career development.

APPLES Course Development Grant enhances filmmaking class

By Kealia Reynolds Rachel Schaevitz wanted her students to experience working with real-world clients while creating media in public service. So, she applied for an APPLES Service-Learning course development grant and proposed that students in her COMM …

UNC students and staff partner with communities for hurricane relief

On Friday, Jan. 27, I had the opportunity to travel to Lumberton, North Carolina with 11 members of the UNC community (four staff members, including me, and eight undergraduate students) to provide continued assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

UNC community visits Tarboro to offer disaster relief

While disaster recovery efforts continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the UNC community also continues to provide much-needed help through hurricane disaster relief trips. Fifteen members of the UNC community (seven undergraduate students, fo …

UNC-Chapel Hill student honored for community service

Jashawnna Gladney ’17, a global studies major from Thomasville, North Carolina was recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic en …

Social justice is Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholar Chérie Rivers Ndaliko’s passion

In 2010, Chérie Rivers Ndaliko and her husband, internationally acclaimed Congolese filmmaker and activist Petna Ndaliko Katondolo, traveled to 33 colleges and universities around the country to show their film, Jazz Mama, which documents the strength …

APPLES alternative fall break participants serve where needed

Each year, many UNC students spend their fall break at home, binge-watching their favorite Netflix show or catching up on sleep lost during midterms. But for 70 students participating in APPLES Service-Learning alternative fall breaks (AFB), fall break …

APPLES summer intern impacts local organizaton

By Catie Armstrong Interns can do a lot to further an organization’s work, especially a nonprofit organization. This past summer, the Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness hosted Morgan McLaughlin, a senior public policy and politica …