Public Service News 11/17/2014
November 14, 2014
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/. 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 or follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
EVENTS & MEETINGS
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
11/21 – Engaged Teaching: Fundamentals of Service-Learning
The Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship continues with Engaged Teaching: Fundamentals of Service-Learning 8:45 – 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21 in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall. Participants will gain insight from faculty and community partners about approaches to service-learning course development and integration of academic coursework with meaningful and relevant community service. This session will introduce foundations of service-learning as a pedagogy, considerations for developing a course, strategies for cultivating relationships with community partners and service-learning course development grant process. Details of course development grants for undergraduate and graduate service-learning courses will be provided. Presenters are UNC faculty and their community partners who collaborate on APPLES service-learning courses. Sign in begins at 8:45 a.m. with coffee, tea and bagels will be provided. Program is 9 – 10:30 a.m. Register online.
why do you serve?
The I Serve campaign, launched by the Carolina Center for Public Service, is a simple way to celebrate the vast amount of public service undertaken by Carolina students, staff, faculty and alumni. The campaign honors the 15-year anniversary of the Carolina Center for Public Service and the 25-year anniversary of the APPLES Service-Learning program, which both have facilitated service opportunities on Carolina’s campus for decades. I Serve campaign photos will be featured throughout the school year on the Carolina Center for Public Service website, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #uncserves. To join the campaign, post your photos on one of the listed social media pages or send them to email@example.com. The I Serve campaign celebrates all of the ways UNC serves and to inspire more people on campus to serve and provide them with examples of how and where.
INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
The Campus Y’s Global Engagement Fellowship offers $2,500 to support students engaging with communities abroad via partnerships with grassroots organizations in the summer of 2015. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Feb. 18, 2015. Interest meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19 in the Campus Y, rooms 207 and 208. Visit the Campus Y to download the application. For questions, contact S. Jakelin Bonilla.
EVENTS & MEETINGS
11/18 & 19 UNC Global passport drive
UNC Global will sponsor UNC’s annual Passport Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18 and 19 on the fourth floor of the FedEx Global Education Center. Each year, the global relations office hosts officials from the U.S. Department of State and a photographer to make first-time passport applications and renewals easy. This event is open to students, faculty and staff, as well as their families. Details about required materials and payment can be found at UNC Global Passport Drive.
11/19 – Carolina navigators open house
Carolina Navigators will hold an open house at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Global Education Center, DeBerry board room 3009. Students will discuss their service projects and give advice to others about sharing their global experiences with K-12 students while at UNC. All are welcome to meet the students involved in Carolina Navigators, network and enjoy international snacks. RSVP online. Contact Liz Bucrek for more information.
11/21 – FoodCon 2014
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Net Impact Chapter and Duke University’s Fuqua Food Forum will present FoodCon 2014 Friday, Nov. 21 with a day-long conference centered around the food industry and sustainability. Explore relevant and thought-provoking topics including food and agriculture entrepreneurship, land and resource management and financing, food policy and health, food systems and technology, and incorporating sustainability into your strategy. For details, visit MBAFoodcon.
PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
work with Refugee families from Burma
The Refugee Community Partnership Bridge Builders program connects volunteers with families from Burma in the Chapel Hill and Carrboro area. Volunteers help families with everyday situations and build a mutually beneficial relationship through weekly visits. To apply, visit Refugee Community Partnership. For more information, contact Bo Chon.
The National inclusion project seeks volunteers for research project
The National Inclusion Project is conducting a study regarding the long-term, sustained effects of training and funding efforts with partnership organizations over the last 11 years. Three to four volunteers are needed to assist in data collection via telephone interviews with former partners. These interviews will occur over the next three to four weeks and will need to be conducted at The National Inclusion Project office at 104 TW Alexander Drive, Building 1 in Research Triangle Park. Email Christy Thompson if interested.
volunteer basketball coaches needed
Carrboro Recreation and Parks seeks volunteer coaches for the 2014 – 2015 youth basketball program. Coaches must exhibit the ability to organize practices, prepare for games and communicate effectively with players, parents and recreation department staff. Coaches are needed for a team of 11- and 12-year-olds. If interested, email Craig Wolfe or call 919-918-7376.
volunteer to clean up downtown chapel hill
Volunteers are needed to clean up downtown Chapel Hill by picking up cigarette butts from the sidewalks, planters and tree grates in an attempt to keep trash out of the water ways. Gloves and bags are provided. This is a great opportunity for service groups and can be done on any day or time that groups are available. Contact Meg McGurk for more information.
CCPS WEBSITE – FIND US ON THE WEB
The Carolina Center for Public Service’s website (www.ccps.unc.edu) features the latest information about the APPLES Service-Learning, Buckley 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, 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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