Public Service News 10/2/2017

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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.

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?” As the UNC community considers ways to help with the Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma disaster response, details will be shared through the Carolina Center for Public Service and its disaster relief webpage. The North Carolina community continues to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew. For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

If you are aware of disaster response or recovery efforts being coordinated on campus, or if you are organizing efforts to help, please send an email to CCPS.

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OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/9 – APPLES spring internship deadline
10/23 – Bryan Fellowship applications
11/13 – APPLES Alternative Winter Break applications
Disaster relief trips

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/15 – Frances L. Phillips Scholarship
10/31 – Truman Scholarship
Carolina United co-director application

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/4 – Merrimon Lecture
10/5 – Edible Campus UNC’s harvest moon celebration
10/5 – Social Innovation Challenge
10/6 – Benefit concert for Haiti
10/12 – Design Thinking Health Workshop
10/12 – 15 – Tar Heel Service Day
11/3 – REFUGEE art exhibit

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/18 – Motivators needed for color run
Youth basketball coaches needed
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

10/9 – APPLES SPRING INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE

APPLES Service-Learning spring internship applications are now open for students to apply and work for community or government organizations during the spring semester. Students commit to working 150 hours (10-12 hours per week) and earn three hours of academic course credit alongside a $1,200 stipend. Internship positions fall within various fields including public relations, outreach and development, event coordination, education, public policy and administration. For more information, visit APPLES Spring Internships.

10/23 – BRYAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS

APPLES Service-Learning’s Robert E. Bryan Fellowship 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 until Oct. 23 through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal.

11/13 – APPLES ALTERNATIVE WINTER BREAK APPLICATIONS

Applications are open for APPLES Alternative Winter Break. During the break experience, students apply what they learn about the focus areas and communities at different sites through direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. Consider spending part of your winter break traveling to another community to learn and serve. Apply through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal by Oct. 13.

Disaster relief tripS

As we approach one year since Hurricane Matthew devastated eastern North Carolina and as we continue to see the impacts of Hurricane Harvey, please consider volunteering for relief efforts. The Carolina Center for Public Service is organizing campus-wide relief trips to continue the rebuilding process after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina. These trips are for UNC staff, faculty and students who are willing to help with clean-up or who have specialized building and repair skills. Trips are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Dec. 1. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

10/15 – FRANCES L. PHILLIPS TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP

The Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship provides funding for students to create self-designed and self-directed international travel experience for two to six months. Applications are open to full-time juniors and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences who attended high school in North Carolina and are due online by Oct. 15 for travel beginning in the next calendar year. For more information, call the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at 966-4045 or the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at 962-8396.

10/31 – TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Truman Scholarship applications are open for third-year students planning careers in public service. Truman Scholars receive $30,000 for their graduate studies geared toward public service. The deadline to apply for UNC endorsement is Oct. 31. Learn more and apply at Honors Carolina. Contact Maggie Douglas with questions.

CAROLINA UNITED CO-DIRECTOR APPLICATION

Carolina United, a program ascribing to a broad definition of diversity and leadership, brings together students from all walks of life and types of campus involvement to challenge themselves in an environment of growth where they learn how to better themselves and their community. Co-director applications are being accepted for the 2018 cycle. For questions and to access the application, contact Carolina.United@gmail.com.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

10/4 – 2017 MERRIMON LECTURE

Join the UNC Center for Bioethics from noon – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in the Old Clinic Auditorium, room 4008 for the 2017 Merrimon Lecture featuring Wylie Burke, M.D., Ph.D. Burke will discuss her community engagement with Native American communities on ethical and social issues in genomic research and precision medicine. Visit Pathways to Trust for more information.

10/5 – EDIBLE CAMPUS UNC’S HARVEST MOON CELEBRATION

Join the UNC community from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at Forest Theatre to celebrate the first season of harvest in the new Edible Campus Garden. At this harvest moon celebration, local food leaders will share stories and celebrate the next generation of student food activists at UNC. RSVP and contact Laura Mindlin with questions.

10/5 – SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE

The Campus Y’s Social Innovation challenge is designed for students who have a thorough understanding of a social or environmental problem well and are committed to applying business entrepreneurship techniques as a force for good to address the problem. Program benefits include access to seed funding, mentors and coaches and more. Apply by Oct. 5 at the Social Innovation Initiative. For more information, contact Laura Fieselman.

10/6 – BENEFIT CONCERT FOR HAITI

Kay Blada Recycling will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Student Union, Great Hall. The concert will feature six award-winning a cappella groups, two local bands and the Pauper Players Performance Troupe. Proceeds will go toward installing solar panels on Kay Blada’s recycling warehouse in Haiti. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door or can be purchased at the Student Union box office. For details, see the Facebook event or contact Erin Danford with questions.

10/12 – DESIGN THINKING HEALTH WORKSHOP

Promoting Innovations and Collaborations in Health will host an interactive Design Thinking Workshop in Health 3 – 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in Health Sciences Library, room 215. Bring a health issue you are passionate about or join a team working on tobacco control, opioid use or breast cancer prevention. Registration is first come first, serve with a 40-person cap. For questions, contact Anita Amin.

10/12 – 15 – Tar Heel Service Day

Tar Heel Service Day 2017 is Thursday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Oct. 15. Tar Heels throughout the world will refurbish schools, plant flowers, deliver meals and more, all in honor of University Day. Register a project for Tar Heel Service Day with the General Alumni Association. For project ideas, see 100 ways you can serve.

11/3 – REFUGEE ART EXHIBIT

The Friday Center will host REFUGEE, a free art exhibit organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography, Sept. 25 to Nov. 3. Complete with 125 photos and a documentary film, REFUGEE explores the lives of refugees from five continents who are dispersed and displaced throughout the world. The Friday Center will also host weekly programming discussing the refugee crisis from a global, local and humanitarian perspective.

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PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

10/18 – MOTIVATORS NEEDED FOR COLOR RUN

The Cardinal Charter Academy will host its first fun run/color run 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Cary. The school is looking for motivators to encourage the students participating and throw colors at the end of the run. Interested volunteers should contact Tabitha Jackson.

YOUTH BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED

The Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department is accepting volunteer coach interest for its youth basketball program. Openings are available for the 6-8, 9-10 and 13-15 age groups. Coaches must be able to teach good sportsmanship, organize practices, prepare for games and communicate effectively with players, parents and recreation department staff. For more information, contact Craig Wolfe.

VOLUNTEER WITH CHALLAH FOR HUNGER

Challah for Hunger is a student-run organization that bakes and sells challah and donates the proceeds to Carolina Cupboard. Sign up to bake or sell, or contact Emily Kokush for more information.

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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-LearningBuckley 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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