Public Service News 3/27/17

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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 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.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

Hurricane Matthew disaster relief trips
APPLES Course Enhancement Grants
APPLES Partnership Grants

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina Campus Community Garden social media internship

EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/28 – Social Sciences Career Panel
3/30 – African Diaspora Lecture
3/31 – LAB! Theatre’s Time Stands Still
4/1 – Social justice art show
4/17 – Publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship
4/24 – Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – Keep Carrboro Beautiful day
4/29 – Special Olympics seeks volunteers
A Helping Hand seeks volunteers
Volunteer with AIESEC this summer
Rainbow Soccer coaches needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF TRIPS

The Carolina Center for Public Service, together with the university’s campus and community partners, is organizing relief trips for staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Upcoming relief trips are March 17, to Princeville, North Carolina, April 21 to Fayetteville, North Carolina and May 19 to Lumberton, North Carolina. For details on what to expect and information on completing forms, visit UNC Disaster Relief Trips.

APPLES COURSE ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

APPLES Course Enhancement Grants up to $500 are awarded to APPLES faculty. These grants can fund course development materials or support required for APPLES service-learning courses. Past grants provided supplies for a community cooking class, funds for a field trip to a nuclear reactor and computer software to assist with community-based research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

APPLES PARTNERSHIP GRANTS

Students enrolled in an APPLES course are eligible to apply for a partnership grant intended to benefit a community partner and deepen the service-learning experience for the student. Grants are up to $100 and can be used to enhance projects completed by students during their volunteer experience. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Carolina Campus Community Garden social media internship

Carolina Campus Community Garden seeks an unpaid social media intern for the upcoming academic year. Prospective interns should be knowledgeable in creating and editing WordPress pages and social media pages for public relations and advertising purposes. This internship builds writing, communication and social media marketing skills in a supportive environment. Contact Claire Lorch for more information.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

3/28 – Social Sciences Career Panel

The Sociology Club, UNC Psi Chi and the Society of Undergraduate Anthropologists presents the Social Sciences Career Panel 6 p.m. March 28 in Hamilton Hall, room 271. Leaders in academia, clinical research, nonprofit organizations and social work will talk about ways to leverage a social science degree for a wide variety of careers. Free food from Moe’s will be provided. For questions, contact Katelyn Buffett.

3/30 – African Diaspora Lecture

The spring 2017 African Diaspora Lecture continues at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30 in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History’s Hitchcock room with Dr. Daniel Sayers, associate professor and department chair in the Department of Anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C. The lecture, also part of the Stone Center’s Writer’s Discussion series, will focus on Sayer’s book, “A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp.” The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Stone Center or call 919-962-9001. RSVP at Stone Center Writer’s Discussion Series.

3/31 – LAB! Theatre’s Time Stands Still

LAB! Theatre, in collaboration with the School of Media and Journalism, will present “Time Stands Still” at 7:30 p.m. from March 31 to April 1 and at 2 p.m. April 2 in Carroll Hall, room 033. Admission is free. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

4/1 – Social justice art show

The Ackland Art Museum, Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) and Art&Life will explore the exhibition of Ronald Lockett, an African-American artist who used found objects to create art that explores race, faith and the human experience in the American South. The art show is noon to 2 p.m. April 1. Following the tour, CEF will host a showcase of community members’ creative pursuits including poetry, sculpture, drawing, quilting and singing. For details, contact Timber Beeninga.

4/17 – Publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship

The Skills and Practices of Engaged Scholarship Workshop continues with Publishing and Disseminating Products of Engaged Scholarship April 17 in Murphey Hall, room 204. Have you produced videos, manuals, curricula or other products through service-learning, participatory research or other community-engaged work? Have you wondered how to make this work accessible to non-academic audiences? This seminar features a live webinar with the managing editor of CES4health.info, an online mechanism for publishing and disseminating products of engaged scholarship. Sign in and refreshments begin at 8:45 a.m. The workshop is 9 to 10:30 a.m. Register at UNC Event Registration.

4/24 – Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence

Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence seeks submissions for its annual event that explores the survivor experience through stories, testimonials, poetry and spoken word, dance, music and visual art. Submissions from survivors, their loved ones and allies are welcome. Pieces can be submitted with the artist’s name or anonymously. Those submitting written word pieces may choose to perform those pieces themselves or they can request that a volunteer read their piece. Artists do not need to be present for their work to be included. All written pieces will be printed in the event program in both English and Spanish unless otherwise specified by the artist. There will be an open mic following the submitted program pieces, as time allows. To participate, submit pieces to Jennifer Grant. Submission deadline is March 31 and the event is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24 at the Chapel Hill Public Library. For details, visit the Facebook event page.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/22 – KEEP CARRBORO BEAUTIFUL DAY

Help clean the town of Carrboro and prevent trash from entering local streams. Bring work gloves and dress to be outside. Volunteers with meet at 9 a.m. April 22 at the Century Center. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Scout groups and youth groups are welcome to participate. For questions, contact John Cooper.

4/29 – SPECIAL OLYMPICS NORTH CAROLINA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Special Olympics North Carolina seeks volunteers for its Plane Pull fundraising event on April 29 at the UPS Tarmac at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Volunteer with Special Olympics North Carolina or register a plane pull team.

A Helping Hand seeks volunteers

A Helping Hand is a nonprofit companion care organization that has paid and volunteer opportunities to provide companionship for elders in the community. This is a wonderful opportunity for pre health, social work and psychology students. For more information, contact Jennifer Ashley.

Volunteer with AIESEC this summer

Spend your summer abroad on a volunteer experience through AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-run nonprofit. Contribute to UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of Quality Education on featured programs in Peru, Morocco or Thailand alongside volunteers from around the world. Program fee is $500 for six to eight weeks. Interested students should create a profile at AIESEC by 11:59 p.m. April 7. Contact vptm-chapelhill@aiesecus.org for more information.

Rainbow Soccer seeks coaches

Rainbow Soccer is looking for a few more soccer coaches for its Friday evening Intro to Soccer program. Volunteers who have played soccer are needed 5 to 6 p.m. on Friday evenings to introduce soccer to a group of 3, 4 and 5-year-olds. A couple more volunteer coaches or assistants are also needed for practice with youth teams. For details, contact Karen Aldridge.

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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-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, 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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