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Public Service News 4/15/19
April 15, 2019

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, please visit ccps.unc.edu. Join us today 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
4/24 – Community Service Scholarship applications due
5/14 – APPLES Course Development Institute
Funding available to develop service-learning courses
Updates for hurricane relief

EVENTS AND MEETINGS
4/17 – UNC Public Policy Experiential Education Showcase
4/22 – Pre-Health and wellness panel
4/23 – Smart Snacking event
4/24- Composting workshop at the Carolina Campus Community Garden
4/27 – Local government case competition for Carolina students

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Summer internship with Hope Gardens

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
5/5 – Help run the Carrboro Day event
SHAC Nutrition Education

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/24 – Community Service Scholarship applications due
The Carolina Center for Public Service offers Community Service Scholarships to a select group of service-oriented Carolina students to receive training, mentorship and support in pursuing their particular public service interests. Scholars receive a $5,000 annual scholarship (renewable for up to three years) and participate in the Buckley Public Service Scholars program. Scholars are expected to engage in an average of at least 250 hours of service each year and participate in a four-day North Carolina Outward Bound School leadership course during their first year in the program. Applicants should be entering academic year 2019-2020 as second-year or third-year students. Applications are open from April 10 – 24 and can be submitted through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

5/14 – APPLES Course Development Institute
The annual APPLES Course Development Institute on Service-Learning will be held 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 in Frank Porter Graham Student Union, Room 2423. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. Faculty and instructors new to service-learning as well as those with experience are encouraged to attend. There is no cost for UNC-Chapel Hill participants but space is limited. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Register by May 10 through the UNC Event Registration portal and email Becca Bender with questions.

Rolling Basis: Funding available to develop service-learning courses
Applications are currently open for faculty and instructors to apply for a Course Development Grant. These awards of up to $5,000 are provided to instructors to develop a new or modify an existing service-learning course. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the CCPS application and nomination portal.

Updates for hurricane relief
As the Carolina community continues to help with North Carolina’s hurricane relief efforts, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service’s disaster relief webpage. Also, grants for relief trips for up to $1,000 are available and Carolina students, faculty or staff can submit applications through the Carolina Center for Public Service application portal. Faculty and staff may be eligible to use any available Community Service Leave hours for relief trips dedicated to areas affected by Hurricane Florence.

EVENTS AND MEETINGS

4/10 – Health advocacy workshop and panel
SHACtivism, a new health advocacy group out of the Student Health Action Coalition, will be holding a health advocacy workshop from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium (Gillings School of Global Public Health). There will be panelists from the NC Rural Center, Healthcare for All NC and UNC to discuss topics in health policy. The panelists will also be working with attendees to problem-solve common challenges faced in grassroots and legislative advocacy. Go to the SHACtivism Facebook page to find more information.

4/17 – UNC Public Policy Experiential Education Showcase

Join UNC Public Policy for its spring Experiential Education Showcase, where students from Public Policy capstone, internship and social innovation courses will share experiences and work. Topics covered include human trafficking, education policy, youth financial empowerment and more. Drop in anytime between 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in the Stone Center, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room. For inquiries, email Anna Krome-Lukens.

4/22 – Pre-Health and wellness panel
As part of an effort to inspire students to pursue studies and/or research in the field of nutrition and wellness, UNC Flourish is hosting a pre-health and wellness panel from 7 – 8 p.m. on Monday, April 22 in the Student Union, Room 2422. Students will explore different careers within the field of human wellness, including nursing, nutrition, research, epidemiology and medicine. RSVP through the UNC Flourish Facebook page.

4/23 – Smart Snacking event
UNC Flourish is partnering with the Residence Hall Association and Carolina Dining Services to bring you a Smart Snacking event. Campus Dietician Kelli Wood will be presenting ways to make smart snacking choices from 5 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 in Lenoir, Room 109. The event will include yogurt parfaits and Jeopardy games. Register through UNC Flourish’s sign-up page.

4/27 – Local government case competition for Carolina students
The Lead for America GovChallenge is a program for college students to compete in teams and design solutions to pressing issues facing their local communities. The teams will go through various rounds and the winning team will present its proposal to local government officials. Go to the Lead for America Google document to find more information and register.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Summer internship with Hope Gardens
Hope Gardens offering a paid internship for the upcoming summer. Interns take on the role of Summer Garden Manager, performing daily gardening and administrative tasks. While prior experience with gardening is preferred, applicants with no experience are welcome to apply. To find details and apply visit the Hope Gardens website. Email questions to the Hope Gardens co-chairs.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

5/5 – Help run the Carrboro Day event
Carrboro Recreation Department is currently seeking volunteers for the Annual Carrboro Day Celebration to assist with family activities, crafts and interactive games on May 5. To find additional information and volunteer registration visit the Town of Carrboro website.

SHAC Nutrition Education
Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) sets up tables with nutrition information from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Carrboro SHAC Clinic (301 Lloyd Street). Volunteers are needed to interact with patients in the waiting room and teach them about nutrition information and disease prevention. Sign up through UNC Flourish’s event page.

FIND US ON THE WEB

Learn more about what Carolina is doing in public service and engagement. Visit us online, follow us on Twitter at UNC Public Service or join us today on Facebook at Public Service and Engagement UNC Chapel Hill!

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