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Public Service News 7/14/2014
July 14th, 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

7/20 – Apply for 2014 Service-Learning Initiative

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

7/17 – AmeriCorps tutors needed in Chapel Hill and Carrboro
7/31 – Future Technologies for Water Competition

EVENTS & MEETINGS

7/19 – Stop Hungar Now meal packing event
9/3 – American Mock World Health Organization

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Disability Awareness Council seeks volunteers


OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

7/20 – Service-Learning Initiative application deadline

Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) is a unique student-led pre-orientation program with APPLES Service-Learning that provides incoming first-year students with an immersive introduction to the array of service opportunities in and around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Applications are open for the 2014 Service-Learning InitiativeApply online by July 20.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

7/17 – AmeriCorps tutors needed in Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools AVID Program seeks Minimum Time North Carolina Literacy Corps AmeriCorps applicants to serve as an AVID tutor to provide program support. Three hundred hours of total service is required from August to May (10-12 hours per week) in addition to meeting all AmeriCorps requirements. Upon successful completion, AmeriCorps members receive a $1,175 education award. To learn more and apply, visit Americorps. Application deadline is July 16.

7/31 – Future Technologies for Water Competition

UNC’s Water Institute is hosting the first Future Technologies for Water Competition to identify breakthrough technologies for safe water with a sustainable business plan. A first-place price of $15,000 and a second-place price of $5,000 will be awarded to the two top finalists. Applications will be accept in three categories: shortening the water cycle by looking at grey water and/or wastewater reuse; rapid testing of water samples with an emphasis on in situ and online testing; and protecting vulnerable and sensitive populations. Applications are accepted worldwide through Thursday, July 31. Interested applicants can apply online. For more information, visit The Future Technologies for Water Competition.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

7/19 - Stop Hunger Now Packaging Event

Stop Hunger Now will host a special meal packing event Saturday, July 19 at Kuehne & Nagel’s Research Triangle Park facility. Volunteers are needed for two shifts: 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 3 p.m. Business majors might particularly enjoy visiting Kuehne & Nagel and learning more about the company. To register, visit http://events.stophungernow.org/KNEvent. For questions, contact Darron Stover.

9/3 – American Mock World Health Organization

The American Mock World Health Organization (AMWHO) is an authentic simulation of the World Health Assembly, the sole decision-making body of the World Health Organization. Participants assume the role of a WHO ambassador, non-governmental organization member or media representative and form health related positions based upon their respective roles. Throughout the conference, participants will engage in debates and discussions about a thematic health topic and work together to create a final working resolution to send to the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

The United States’ first model-WHO conference simulation is set to take place Oct. 3 – 5 at Rosenau Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Modeled after the Ontario and Montreal World Health Organization conferences, the primary focus is to raise student awareness of pertinent health issues facing the world today, as well as to promote understanding of the many roles students can engage in through global health policy. The conference will establish an environment similar to that of the World Health Organization’s Assembly and educate future global health leaders in the proceedings of international health entities. Register online at the American Mock 2014 World Health Organization. For questions, contact AMWHO@unc.edu.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Disability Awareness Council seeks volunteers

The Disability Awareness Council has an immediate need for several volunteers to assist individuals with visual impairments and others with disabilities. Volunteer tasks include office type duties, event set up, errands and fundraising. For more information, contact Dr. Miles or call 919-245-4337.

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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.

ABOUT OUR NEWSLETTER

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