Public Service News 4/16/2018

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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

4/25 – CarolinaServes Day
5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning registration

UNC DISASTER RELIEF

4/20 – Disaster relief trips
4/27 – Center for Global Initiatives collecting supplies for Puerto Rico

INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/1 – Carolina Navigators summer internships
5/4 – 2018 Young Advocates Institute Counselor application due
Carolina Navigators Global Service-Learning Experience

EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/16 – Hot Chocolate and Conversations with HYPE
4/17 – Carolina Conversations: What Does it Mean to be a Public University
4/18 & 24 – Carolina Seminar Series: Sexual Harassment in Academia
4/20 – Climate Change and Resilience Symposium
4/21 – Plasticon: Carolina Performing Arts day of sustainability
4/21 – Supporting Those Who Say #MeToo workshop
4/23 – Commemoration of Frederick Douglass’ 200 birthday
4/28 – Northside Festival
4/30 – Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence
6/1 – Chapel Hill Peoples Academy

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/18 – Earth Day Festival volunteers needed
4/22 – Chapel Hill Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk
Volunteer with Challah for Hunger

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE AT THE CAROLINA CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

4/25 – CarolinaServes Day

The first CarolinaServes Day is set for 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 25. The event will feature more than 40 on-campus organizations and will celebrate the service work that the Carolina community has accomplished during the 2017 – 2018 year. There will be interactive service activities including Rise Against Hunger and packing school supplies for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in the Great Hall, Polk Place and around The Pit.

5/10 – Course Development Institute on Service-Learning registration

The annual Course Development Institute on Service-Learning is set for 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 15 in Frank Porter Graham Student Union, room 2518 A-B. Topics include service-learning pedagogy, faculty course models, partnership development and course design. This event is free, but space is limited. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Register by May 10 at UNC Event Registration. Contact Becca Bender with questions.

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UNC DISASTER RELIEF

4/20 – DISASTER RELIEF TRIP

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continues to be responsive to communities still dealing with the impact of recent disasters. Spring relief trips will all take place at UNC’s adopted home in Lumberton, North Carolina through the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. The next Hurricane Matthew relief day trip is April 20. The trip will leave from Memorial Hall at 7:15 a.m. and return to campus no later than 6:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and transportation will be provided. There are no required skills needed to volunteer, but please let us know if you have specific skills, experiences or tools that will be helpful on the work site. Visit UNC disaster relief trips for information about past trips and more details about these experiences. UNC’s disaster relief website is updated with ongoing efforts for Hurricane Matthew and other disasters. Email ccps@unc.edu with questions.

4/27- CENTER FOR GLOBAL INITIATIVES COLLECTING SUPPLIES FOR PUERTO RICO

The Center for Global Initiatives is partnering with the Institute for the Study of the Americas and Romance Languages department to collect hygiene products, basic camping gear, non-perishable food, clothes, small power generators, batteries and battery-powered flashlights/lanterns for hurricane victims. Donations will be accepted at the FedEx Global Center Suite 3000 until April 27.

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INTERNSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

5/1 – CAROLINA NAVIGATORS SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Carolina Navigators needs two or three interns for the summer semester. Interns will provide professional experience relevant to communications, international education and nonprofit program management. Email your resume and cover letter detailing why this internship is a good fit for you and why you are an ideal candidate for this internship to Liz Bucrek by May 1.

5/4 – 2018 YOUNG ADVOCATES INSTITUTE COUNSELOR APPLICATION DUE

The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) is looking for 25 young adults ages 18-25 to serve as camp counselors for the 2018 Young Advocates Institute July 6–8 at North Carolina A&T State University. This volunteer opportunity is eligible for up to 80 hours of community service. Counselors will participate in group supervision of participants, ensure the wellbeing of participants, work with staff to resolve any issues with facilities or programs and assist with tasks and activities as needed. Applications are due May 4.

CAROLINA NAVIGATORS GLOBAL SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Carolina Navigators is a highly selective academic, undergraduate service-learning program designed to teach students about global education and increase intercultural competence. Participants will create culture kits, give virtual presentation to K-12 students and improve their leadership skills. Contact Liz Bucrek with questions.

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EVENTS & MEETINGS

4/16 – HOT CHOCOLATE AND CONVERSATIONS WITH HYPE

Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE) will host a conversation about education disparities in the community at 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the Student Union Art Gallery. The discussion will focus on issues impacting students in Chapel Hill and Carrboro schools, but no background in education or public policy is required. All are welcome to participate in respectful and open conversation. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be served.

4/17 – CAROLINA CONVERSATIONS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

The April Carolina Conversations, What Does it Mean to be a Public University?, will take place from 4 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 in the Student Union Aquarium Lounge. The event will be presented by Michael Smith, dean of the School of Government, and Frayda Bluestein, David M. Lawrence Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the discussion.

4/18 & 24 – CAROLINA SEMINAR SERIES: SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN ACADEMIA

The Carolina Seminar Series, in conjunction with the Carolina Women’s Center and WISDOM (Women in Science Deserve Opportunities and Mentoring) present a two-part speaker series covering sexual harassment in academia. The first event, noon to 1:30 p.m. April 18, will feature Dr. Karen Kelsky who will speak about her experiences as a professor. A questions and answer session will follow. The second event, noon – 4 p.m. April 24, will be a workshop to address the continuum of harassment and what can be done to prevent it. Both events will take place in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Hitchcock room. Contact Grace David to RSVP.

4/20 – Climate Change and Resilience Symposium

The 5th Annual UNC Climate Change and Resilience Symposium will be held from 12:15 – 5 p.m. Friday, April 20 in Genome Sciences Building. The keynote speaker is Dr. Susan White, executive director of North Carolina Sea Grant, North Carolina Space Grant and UNC Water Resources Research Institute. There will be two expert panels and a student research poster session to showcase climate change and resilience-related research. Food will be provided, and a happy hour at West End Wine Bar on Franklin Street will follow from 5:30 – 7 p.m. West End will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Carolina Disaster Relief Fund, which supports recovery from Hurricane Matthew.

4/21 – Plasticon: Carolina Performing Arts day of sustainability

Plasticon will be held from 2–5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio, 123 W. Franklin Street. The festival will feature artist-in-residence Robin Frohardt’s plastic-based art. She will also discuss issues of sustainability and consumption. Participants can make art, hear presentations about inventive research and watch the short film “A Plastic Ocean.” This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at Plasticon.

4/21 – Supporting Those Who Say #MeToo workshop

The Orange County Rape Crisis Center will host a workshop from noon – 2 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Library. The workshop will address how to support those who say #MeToo and all survivors.

4/23 – Commemoration of Frederick Douglass’ 200th birthday

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will commemorate Frederick Douglass’ 200th birthday 7 – 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 with a talk by Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. and Robert Benz of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI). Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Douglass as well as the great-great grandson of African-American icon Booker T. Washington. Morris and Benz will discuss the life, legacy and relevance of Frederick Douglass 200 years after his birth. A questions and answer session and book signing will follow the presentation.

4/28 – Northside Festival

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center will host the Northside Festival noon – 3:30 p.m. April 28 on West Rosemary Street between Roberson and Graham streets. The festival features free food, field games, live music and performances for all ages to enjoy. For more information or to volunteer, email info@jacksoncenter.info.

4/30 – Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence

The Orange Country Rape Crisis Center’s annual Shout Out! will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. April 30 at the Chapel Hill Public Library. The evening of expression will include personal thoughts and experiences surrounding the issues of rape and sexual assault. Sexual violence survivors and those who care about them can share stories, testimonials, poetry and spoken word, dance, music and visual art. The event is bilingual in Spanish/English, and there will be an open mic following submitted program pieces.

6/1 – Chapel Hill Peoples Academy

The Town of Chapel Hill’s Peoples Academy is an opportunity for those who live, work or study in Chapel Hill to improve their civic understanding of town services. Participants will learn about the Town of Chapel Hill, tour facilities and build leadership and communication skills. The Peoples Academy takes place over five weeks in the fall, with classes on Thursdays and Saturdays.  Applications go live June 1 and close Aug. 31. Learn more and apply at Chapel Hill People’s Academy.

PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

4/18 – Earth Day Festival volunteers needed

Carolina’s Student Government Environmental Affairs Committee needs volunteers for is Earth Day Festival, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. April 18. Volunteers will interact with various on and off-campus organizations, environmental justice advocates and technology-focused businesses. Volunteers will receive free breakfast or lunch. For more information and to volunteer, see the RSVP sheet.

4/22 – Chapel Hill Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk

The 31st annual Chapel Hill Carrboro CROP Hunger Walk is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22 at the Carrboro Town Commons/Farmers Market. The Crop Hunger Walk is a four-mile walk that raises money to provide food and other resources for people locally and around the world to aid in hunger relief. To sign up, volunteer or donate, visit CROP Hunger Walk.

Stigma Free Carolina Leadership applications

Stigma Free Carolina seeks students passionate about mental health issues to join its leadership team for the upcoming academic year. Open positions are available in research, communications and logistics. If interested, send a one to two-page resume and any questions to Ben Lee.

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 Isabel Rodriguez 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-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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