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September 2017

APPLES 2017 Alternative Winter Break applications

September 19, 2017 - October 13, 2017

APPLES Alternative Winter Break (AWB) typically lasts six days while the university is closed between the fall and spring semesters. This year, the APPLES Service-Learning program will offer four unique alternative winter break opportunities for UNC undergraduates. Students spend the work with experienced community partners and reflect upon their learning experiences. APPLES sponsors AWB experiences in the following focus areas: Alpha Phi Omega (APO) hunger and homelessness, rural communities, disaster relief and violence prevention. Students may indicate a break preference. Apply online Sept.…

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Hurricane Matthew update and Adopt-a-Home program

September 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The Carolina Center for Public Service will host a Hurricane Matthew update briefing 9 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 3503. Since December 2016, the Center has partnered with the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church (NCCUMC) to support Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts in Princeville, Lumberton and Fayetteville, North Carolina. In June, NCCUMC launched its Adopt-a-Home program to help displaced families in Lumberton. As part of UNC’s ongoing relief efforts for…

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Public Service Fair

September 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Pit Chapel Hill, United States + Google Map

The 18th annual Public Service Fair is 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the Pit. Students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to visit with more than 30 local nonprofits that will be on campus to share information and recruit volunteers. Engage in public service and learn about ways you can make a difference in your community. For nonprofits interested in participating, contact Luisa Brooks or call 919-843-7568.

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Buckley Public Service Scholars fall enrollment

September 30, 2017

Fall enrollment for the Buckley Public Service Scholars program is open Aug. 18 to Sept. 30. All undergraduate students with at least four semesters remaining at Carolina can enroll in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program during the enrollment period. Transfer students must have three semesters remaining to enroll. When enrolling, students should sign up for an orientation session or make sure that they will be available for an orientation session the following semester. Enroll online through the Buckley Portfolio.

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October 2017

APPLES 2018 Alternative Spring Break applications

October 16, 2017 - November 6, 2017

APPLES Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program takes place in the spring semester through both classroom interaction and an immersive experience for eight days during spring break in March. The learning begins before spring break as participants attend classroom sessions designed to prepare them to engage in discussion and service centered on their chosen focus area. In this two-credit hour, pass/fail course (HBEH 610), students examine theories behind community service, coalition building, community asset development as well as specific needs and…

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APPLES community partner summer internship applications

October 16, 2017 - November 17, 2017

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.

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Seminar Series on Engaged Scholarship: Disciplinary Perspectives on Engaged Scholarship

October 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

The 2009 UNC Task Force on Future Promotion and Tenure Policies and Practices, and the 2016 Provost’s Task Force on Engaged Scholarship in Promotion and Tenure both underscored the importance of exploring engaged scholarship at the disciplinary level and developing standards and examples that can be helpful in the documentation and assessment of engaged scholarship. Using a guide developed by the 2016 Task Force, seminar participants will discuss the similarities and variation of engaged scholarship across disciplines. The presentation is…

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Bryan Fellowship applications

October 23, 2017

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship in the APPLES Service-Learning program is designed for undergraduate student teams interested in creating social impact locally and/or globally through the creation of an innovative project that addresses a community-identified need. Applications for 2018 Bryan Fellowships will be accepted Aug. 18 to Oct. 23 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

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November 2017

Carolina Bucket Brigade

November 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Pit Chapel Hill, United States + Google Map

The devastating disasters that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and Mexico affected the lives of millions, including families of UNC students, staff and faculty. To help those impacted, the Tar Heel community will host the Carolina Bucket Brigade to assemble cleaning kit buckets 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 10 in the Pit and in the Blue Zone at Kenan Stadium. These cleaning kits will contain much-needed supplies that will be shipped to those in need. Assemble buckets or donate…

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December 2017

BPSS fall 2017 service hours and skills trainings due

December 6, 2017

Participants in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program must log service hours and skills trainings from fall 2017 in the Buckley Portfolio by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

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