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Public Service News 11/13/2017
November 13, 2017

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more information on CCPS, visit us online at ccps.unc.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill to learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement.

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit UNC disaster relief. If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus, or if you are organizing efforts to help, please send an email to CCPS.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/17 – APPLES community partner summer internship applications
12/1 – APPLES Award nominations

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/16 – Adopt-a-Home fundraiser
11/19 – Ecuador Earthquake Relief
11/27 – Disaster relief trip

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/13 – Chiron Award nomination deadline
Peacock Fellowship Application

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/13 & 14 – UNC Institute of Politics final seminars
11/18 – Military Appreciation food drive at Tar Heel Town
11/20 – UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance information sessions
12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/17 – Art&Life Initiative
Healthy Smiles Drive

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

11/17 – APPLES COMMUNITY PARTNER SUMMER INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

Community partners with growing needs or specialized projects are encouraged to apply to participate in the Service-Learning Internship program. Service-learning internships are open to full-time undergraduates and offer students the opportunity to participate in a deep and meaningful professional experience while partners work with some of the brightest students at UNC. Community partner summer internship applications are due Nov. 17. Learn more about hosting an intern.

12/1 – APPLES AWARD NOMINATIONS

APPLES is accepting nominations for its APPLES Service-Learning Awards. Five APPLES Awards recognize outstanding students, faculty members and community partners who have made significant contributions to their communities through service-learning. Each award recipient will be recognized at the APPLES Service-Learning Awards on Feb. 23, 2018. Students, faculty members and community partners can submit a nomination online by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. For details, visit APPLES Service-Learning Awards.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/16 – Adopt-a-Home fundraiser

The Carolina Hazards and Resilience Planners invites friends, classmates, family and colleagues to support the Adopt-a-Home program, which helps displaced families still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. The group will host a benefit night 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at Linda’s Bar & Grill, 203 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The goal is to raise $1,600 to purchase appliances for an adopted family. For details on the benefit night, see the Adopt-a-home Facebook event page, or make a donation to the Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. For questions, contact Christian Kamrath.

11/19 – ECUADOR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

In 2016, a disastrous earthquake hit Bahia, Ecuador. Join UNC students traveling to Bahia to assist with disaster relief through sustainable bamboo design. Volunteers will participate in workshops on the history of bamboo architecture, concepts of sustainable design and social entrepreneurship. Students will build a bamboo home with Bahía Beach Construction. An interest meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in Murray, room G201. Email Lily Olmo with any questions.

11/27 – Disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service continues to organize campus-wide relief trips to assist in the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. The next trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. Register by Nov. 27. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/13 – Chiron Award nomination deadline

The Carolina Chiron Award recognizes an educator for remarkable character and service to undergraduates at the University. Nominations are submitted and reviewed solely by UNC students. The selected professor will host a guest lecture, speaking as though it is the last lecture of their life, sharing what they consider most vital to students seeking to live life to the fullest. Nominations are due on Monday, Nov. 13 by 7:30 p.m. Complete the Google Form to nominate a professor.

Peacock Fellowship Applications

Applications are open for Carolina for Kibera’s James and Florence Peacock Fellowship. This volunteer experience brings UNC students to a collaborative environment alongside Kibera staff, allowing students to apply their skills and talents while engaging in grassroots development in Nairobi, Kenya. The fellowship is fully funded and open to undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, join the information session, 4 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Global Education Center, room 3303. To apply, visit Carolina for Kibera.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

11/13 & 14 – UNC Institute of Politics final seminars

Each week, the UNC Institute of Politics hosts seminars on Monday and Tuesday evenings with IOP fellows Deborah Ross and Thomas Stith. Deborah Ross will lead her final seminar on retirement security for students with special guest Ray Boshara 5 – 6:15 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Graham Memorial Lounge Thomas Stith will host his final seminar on the collaboration of business and public officials with special guest Robert “Bob” Brown 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in Graham Memorial, room 035. Both Ross and Stith will be available for office hours in Graham Memorial 011 prior to their respective seminars. For more information, visit the Facebook event pages or contact Samantha Grimm.

11/18 – Military Appreciation food drive at Tar Heel Town

As a part of the Food For All year-long food drive, the Employee Forum will be collecting food donations at Tar Heel Town prior to the Nov. 18 Military Appreciation Football Game versus Western Carolina. In addition to benefitting the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, donations collected will also be sent to the Durham VA Food Pantry in honor of our Military. To learn more, visit The Employee Forum’s Food For All events page.

11/20 – UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance information sessions

UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) seeks returning and new volunteers for the 2018 tax season. UNC VITA is an IRS program that helps low-to-moderate income Chapel Hill and Carrboro taxpayers complete their annual tax returns at no cost. Volunteers do not need to have tax experience. UNC VITA will host information sessions at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Student Union, room 2420 and Nov. 20 in the Student Union, room 3409. To learn more, visit UNC VITA.

12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum will host the 19th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code UNC or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/17 – Art&Life Initiative

The Campus Y’s Art&Life is an arts education initiative that provides art history programs to high school and middle school students in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area. Art&Life also empowers youth by challenging them to assess their own identities through art history education of western and non-western cultures. Art history is used as a tool to teach students about identity, creativity and cultures from around the world. You do not need to be an art history major or studio art major to apply, but you should have a demonstrated interest in art. Apply by midnight, Friday, Nov. 17 through the Google form.

Healthy Smiles Drive

Help provide dental relief to the heavily affected areas of Puerto Rico by donating toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and floss. Donations can be dropped off at the donation box on the first floor of the Campus Y or at the Rogers Road Community Center. Monetary donations, accepted through a GoFundMe page, are also accepted and will be used to purchase dental supplies. Check out the Healthy Smiles flier for more information.

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CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB

The Carolina Center for Public Service (wccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-LearningBuckley Public Service Scholars, and Faculty Engaged Scholars programs as well as details about Public Service Awards and Fellowships. You can also read stories of Carolina students, faculty and staff who are making a difference. The Carolina Center for Public Service: Connecting Carolina and Communities – be sure to bookmark the site. Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNCServes or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC’S DISASTER RESPONSE

Whenever disasters strike – in North Carolina, the United States or around the world – Carolina students, faculty and staff immediately ask, “What can we do to help?” If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus that you would like listed on this page, send an email to CCPS.

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The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) publishes the Public Service News to keep students, faculty, staff and community members up-to-date on current public service resources, programs and volunteer opportunities. For more info on CCPS, please visit http://ccps.unc.edu. If you are involved in public service and would like to post an announcement, fill out our online request at http://ccps.unc.edu/news-events/public-service-news-listserv/next-weeks-listserv/. The deadline for inclusion is 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to Monday publication. The Public Service News is published only when class is in session, once per week during the academic year and bi-weekly during the summer sessions. To unsubscribe, click here or, send a blank email to leave-34847996-76489955.07b7484471051a00b41b3bf1990b60eb@listserv.unc.edu. Thank you.

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