Public Service News 11/27/2017

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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?” For updates on UNC’s efforts, visit UNC 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.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

12/1 – APPLES Award nominations
Davis Projects for Peace award
Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/27 – Disaster relief trip registration deadline

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/29 – Clinical Scholars program webinar

EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/4 -“Raising Bertie” film screening and discussion
12/8 – Multimedia performance “In the Shadow of Ferguson”
12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive
Mental Health First Aid training for UNC faculty and staff

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/27 – Camp Kesem applications due
Girls on the Run seeks coaches
Carolina Cupboard volunteers needed

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

12/1 – APPLES AWARD NOMINATIONS

APPLES is accepting nominations for its APPLES Service-Learning Awards. Five APPLES Awards recognize outstanding students, faculty members and community partners who have made significant contributions to their communities through service-learning. Each award recipient will be recognized at the APPLES Service-Learning Awards on Feb. 23, 2018. Students, faculty members and community partners can submit a nomination online by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. For details, visit APPLES Service-Learning Awards.

DAVIS PROJECTS FOR PEACE AWARD

The Davis Projects for Peace award is open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each. For more information, visit Davis Projects for Peace. Apply online through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal by Jan. 20, 2018.

Apply to be a Community Engagement Fellow

The Community Engagement Fellowship program awards a maximum of seven fellowships of up to $2,000 each year to develop and implement engagement or engaged scholarship projects that employ innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs, and have an academic connection. Returning, full-time graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to apply. Previous fellows are eligible to apply for an additional year of funding. To apply, submit a project proposal, sustainability plan, budget, applicant resume(s) and a letter of endorsement from a faculty mentor and another from a community partner by Feb. 5, 2018 through the Carolina Center for Public Service Application and Nomination Portal.

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

11/27 – Disaster relief trip

The Carolina Center for Public Service continues to organize campus-wide relief trips to assist in 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. The next trip is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1. Register by Nov. 27. For details, FAQs and registration forms, visit UNC disaster relief trips.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

11/29 – Clinical Scholars program webinar

The Carolina Chiron Award recognizes an educator for remarkable character and service to undergraduates at the University. Nominations are submitted and reviewed solely by UNC students. The selected professor will host a guest lecture, speaking as though it is the last lecture of their life, sharing what they consider most vital to students seeking to live life to the fullest. Nominations are due on Monday, Nov. 13 by 7:30 p.m. Complete the Google Form to nominate a professor.

EVENTS & MEETINGS

12/4 – “Raising Bertie” film screening and discussion

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research will host a screening of “Raising Bertie,” a documentary that tells the story of three youth growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. The screening is 1 – 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 at the Morehead Planetarium Science Stage. A discussion with the film’s producer and a panel of Sheps Center researchers will follow the screening. Register through UNC Event Registration.

12/8 – Multimedia performance “In the Shadow of Ferguson”

In the Shadow of Ferguson, a multimedia performance that brings to life a 100-year history of housing and urban policy, and documents how separate has never been equal, will be shown 7 – 8 p.m. Dec. 8 in Swain Hall, studio 6. The performance by St. Louis artists and activists includes imagery, song, spoken word and acting. A discussion will follow this performance. A $5 ticket donation is suggested, and all proceeds will go to Chosen for Change, a 502(c)3 organization that save lives through youth empowerment, strengthening families and giving back.

12/12 – Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

The Employee Forum will host the 19th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Fetzer Hall. This holiday season, give the best gift of all and donate blood to the American Red Cross. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck off Country Club Road, and all presenting donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt. Students, consider taking a study break to donate blood; snacks will be provided. For UNC- Chapel Hill employees, time spent donating and volunteering is considered work-time, with permission from a supervisor. Sign up online at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code UNC or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app. Walk-ins are welcome.

Mental Health First Aid training for UNC faculty and staff

Mental Health First Aid is offered at no cost to UNC Chapel Hill faculty and staff. This eight-hour course teaches participants the common warning signs of anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It also teaches participants how to offer help in a mental health or substance use crisis through a five-step action plan, with the goal to connect persons to appropriate professional care, social support and self-help. New sessions are available for December and January and are scheduled at varying times and locations throughout campus. Training options include full-day, two half-days or Saturdays. Register through the UNC School of Social Work.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

11/27 – Camp Kesem applications due

Camp Kesem UNC is a group of passionate college students who plan, fundraise and organize a fun-filled week of summer camp for children whose parents have battled or currently have cancer. Counselor applications close at 11:59 p.m. tonight, Nov. 27. For questions, contact uncchapelhill.volunteer@campkesem.org. To apply, visit Kesem Central.

Girls on the Run seeks coaches

Girls on the Run of the Triangle seeks coaches to serve as role models and mentors for girls who participate in the program. Coaches are not required to be runners, but they must be passionate about the Girls on the Run mission and bring energy and joy to each practice. Practices are held twice a week for 1.5 hours for groups of 15-20 girls. The spring season runs Feb. 5 – May 3. Contact Hannah Robinson for more details.

Carolina Cupboard volunteers needed

Carolina Cupboard is an on-campus food pantry located in the Avery Residence Hall basement. Volunteers are needed to serve as basketball game volunteer ticket scanners and clean-up crew. Verification of volunteer hours is provided. Sign up online to volunteer, or contact Carolina Cupboard with questions.

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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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