September 10

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  1. Volunteer Opportunties:  Compass Center, El Centro Hispano, Dorian Relief and more
  2. Internships:  TABLE, Inc., World Relief Durham, Fund for Global Health
  3. Global experience for First Year Students over Spring Break
  4. Research:  Get involved
  5. Open House events:  UNC, Campbell University and more
  6. Student Organizations and Mentoring Opportunities
  7. Applications for the Minor in speech and Hearing Sciences are open!

Volunteer Opportunties:

Volunteers for Compass Center’s Fall 2019 Volunteer Training  Compass Center helps all people navigate their journey to self-sufficiency, safety, and health. Our services include career and financial education, domestic violence crisis and prevention programs, assistance with legal resources, and youth health programs.  Rolling Deadline.

No Kid Hungry NC is looking for volunteers to assist with the Cooking Matters for Kids program, which is a hands-on nutrition and cooking education program for 3rd-5th grade children. Volunteers are needed to help with lessons Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at local afterschool programs. For additional information, contact Jessica Soldavini.

Central Regional Hospital Student Volunteer Program 
Central Regional Hospital is a state psychiatric facility in Butner, N.C., that offers a volunteer program for college students. As a volunteer, you get a chance to engage in a unique learning opportunity assisting staff in the implementation of therapeutic treatment programs for patients. For more information, call Dontezz Foster at 919-764-7525.

Campus meeting to discuss University response to Dorian on 9/12:
Given the likely impact of Hurricane Dorian on North Carolina communities, Carolina Center for Public Service is calling a meeting for campus organizations and units to discuss developing an effective and coordinated response to Hurricane Dorian. This meeting will take place 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 in the Student Union Room 3203.

Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation:  Volunteers Needed

Work 1:1 with Kids/Teens with Special Needs/Disabilities in Adapted Aquatics Class

Adapted Aquatics through Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation needs volunteers, to work with swim students with disabilities/special needs ages 5-22 (mostly w/Autism & Asperger’s). Aquatics instructor will work with the whole class; your role would be to help a student practice what the teacher teaches & to motivate him or her to meet the goals we’ve set!

  • You don’t need to know how to teach swimming!
  • You don’t have to be a master swimmer!

Choose from Two Classes or Help with Both:

  • 6:30–7:15 &/or 7:30 – 8:15 pm

Homestead Aquatics Center, 300 Northern Park Drive (off of MLK Blvd.)

  • Mondays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 7 and Oct. 21 -Nov. 11

More info or to volunteer:

Marian Kaslovsky Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation, 968-2813 mkaslovsky@townofchapelhill.org

If you are new to Chapel Hill and don’t have a car, please note that the Aquatics Center is a ½ mile walk from the bus stop. I can usually find another UNC student who’ll transport you if you let me know in advance.


Internship Opportunties:

TABLE, Inc., a nonprofit that provides healthy food and nutrition education to local children in Orange County, is searching for program and farm interns to help with project-based activities. Intern tasks will include leading weekly volunteer shifts and assisting program directors. Interns should be organized and detail-oriented. Access to a car is preferred but not required. Expected workload is eight or more hours per week for the duration of the fall semester. Applications accepted on a rolling basis; email Michelle Perry for more information.

World Relief Internships – Serve refugees in your community 
Do you have a passion for working with refugees and immigrants? World Relief Durham is looking for interns to join their team this fall. Positions are open in the refugee resettlement department, Immigration Legal Services Center and the refugee and immigrant youth program. Apply today!

Fund for Global Health:  If you’re interested in the intersection of policy, social justice, and global health, then think about interning for the Fund for Global Health. After a minimum 6-month commitment, interns leave with a more nuanced understanding of the ways that citizens and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can influence and impact the U.S. government. Specifically, FFGH works to expand the federal budget’s appropriation for tuberculosis, which is the most underfunded U.S. global disease program relative to its burden, and primary health care, which can treat up to 90% of an individual’s health problems. Be a part of global change as it’s happening and contact k.johnson@fundforglobalhealth.org for more information.


Global experience for First Year Students over Spring Break

First-Year Experience: Trinidad is an opportunity provided by the Center for Global Initiatives, Carolina Housing and the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine. This interactive, five-day, fully-funded global opportunity is led by faculty and staff and is specifically designed for students with limited to no travel experience and demonstrated financial need. The trip will occur over Spring Break (March 8-14, 2020) and provides an educational experience, including discussions with Trinidadian students and community members, visits to local sites and community organizations, and academic, career and personal development opportunities. Deadline: October 4. Apply.


Research:  Get Involved!

Getting Involved in Research Workshop
September 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Learn how to enter the research community at UNC, find resources for identifying research opportunities, identify faculty mentors, and learn how the Office for Undergraduate Research can support your research efforts. The workshop will include a panel where undergraduate researchers discuss how they got involved in research and a faculty panel addressing what faculty looks for in students to mentor. This workshop will fulfill a Carolina Research Scholars workshop requirement. Registration required. Details and other workshop opportunities here.

From student research publication, UNC JOURney: 

Want to get involved with UNC JOURney, the only undergraduate research journal on campus? We publish student research in the health sciences, natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Check us out at uncjourney.unc.edu! We have open positions for publicity team members, social sciences editors, natural science editors, and humanities editors. For more information, check out our application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdo_FRR_CL9xdMK0SQeTkn0xObScCBn3xcuyVtK9GPROAJKDg/viewform

From UNC’s Health Humanities Journal: 

The Health Humanities Journal of UNC-Chapel Hill is currently accepting submissions for its Fall 2019 issue. We are an interdisciplinary journal that works to inspire and facilitate work related to health, illness, caregiving, and medicine. This publication allows for dialogue, meaning-making, and multiple representations of the body, mind, health/illness, and experiences dealing with the medical system. Submission categories include (but are not limited to): narratives, fiction, poetry, academic research, opinion pieces, artwork, and photography. Submissions should be sent to hhj.uncch.sub@gmail.com, and the deadline is September 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM. For more information and to view our previous issues, please visit hhj.web.unc.edu.

Become a Carolina Research Scholar 

The Carolina Research Scholar Program (CRSP) fosters and expands engagement in undergraduate research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It also serves as a framework to guide students in navigating the process of designing and pursuing mentored research or scholarship, communicating their discoveries and findings to the larger community, and sharing their experiences with others. Carolina Research Scholars who successfully meet the requirements are recognized for their contributions to UNC’s intellectual and cultural climate with the “Carolina Research Scholar” transcript designation.

The Center for Health Equity Research is seeking a part-time research assistant with a strong interest in transgender, non-binary and sexual minority health to contribute to data collection, management and analysis for new and ongoing studies. Ability to travel for data collection events preferred. Must have demonstrated experience with mixed methods data collection, management and analysis. 10-15 hours/week, $15-22/hour, depending on experience/expertise. Please send CV and cover letter to tonia_poteat@med.unc.edu.


Open House Events

From UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy: 

Open House and Pharmacy Friday

Considering pharmacy school or thinking about a career in Pharmaceutical Sciences? We invite you to join the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy for an Open House or a Pharmacy Friday. Discover career opportunities in the field of pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences, learn how to make yourself stand out in the application process, and engage with faculty, staff and current students.

To learn more and register, visit https://pharmacy.unc.edu/academics/events-for-prospective-students/

From UNC Clinical Lab Science:

  • Clinical Lab Science (CLS) is a health profession that uses laboratory science to diagnose and treat disease.  UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine offers a baccalaureate degree and a professional master’s degree in CLS.  Both programs allow students to merge their talents in science and technology with a desire to help others and work in health care.

  • If you are interested in learning more about CLS, see our website for more details (http://go.unc.edu/cls ), or sign up for an opportunity to learn more (http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/clinical/events/cls-learn-more ).

  • There are opportunities to sit in on various CLS classes or attend an Open Lab Session on Oct 9 or Oct 22 from 5-6pm in 404 MacNider.

  • We are also hosting a Family Weekend Open House on September 20 at 3pm in Room G010 Bondurant Hall.

  • Email tmoon@med.unc.edu with questions.

From UNC School of Nursing: 

Interested in Nursing? We hope you’ll join us for an upcoming Bachelor of Science in Nursing Information Session at the School of Nursing. Current nursing students, admissions staff, and undergraduate program faculty will be on hand to answer your questions about the BSN and Accelerated BSN options and the application process. We hope to see you there!

From Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine:

The Office of Postbaccalaureate Studies Programs is happy to announce our upcoming Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences virtual information session:

St. George’s University in Hanes Hall tomorrow, 5-6pm!  

  • RSVP here for free pizza and to attend the information session.

From UC Berkeley School of Optometry:

We’re excited to announce that we have several fantastic events for prospective optometry students in the upcoming months to learn more about optometry as a career and Berkeley as a program.

We are also available to provide over the phone advising appointments and admissions webinars to students and pre-optometry/pre-health clubs interested in learning more!

  • Friday Visits – If you’re thinking about optometry as a career and Berkeley as a program, we encourage you to visit us! The program includes a tour, advising appointment, and pre-clinic shadowing opportunity.

Fridays, 9:30 am – noon
Available dates are listed on our website HERE

  • Optometry Virtual Fair – If you do not have a chance to visit us in person, talk with us online! We, along with several of our current students, will be present at the Optometry Virtual Fair to help answer your questions about our program and the optometry career.

Date: October 17, 2019
Register Here

  • Fall Conference – This FREE event is open to all interested in the field of Optometry and the Berkeley Optometry Program. We’ll have several rotation options including admissions tips and tricks, pre-clinic demonstrations, and much more.

Date: Saturday, October 26 9:00am-4:00pm

From APTA, American Physical Therapy Association
Registration is now open for APTA’s DPT Virtual Fair on Tuesday, September 17, for students interested in or currently applying to Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) education programs. This FREE EVENT will provide attendees the opportunity to connect with Admissions Representatives from many of the nation’s leading Physical Therapist Education Programs, all without leaving their home.

From Larkin University:

  • Admissions Mondays: These consist of several webinars offered every other Monday which provide various content regarding LU Admissions Requirements, Student Life, Professional Opportunities and more!

Register here!

  • Pharmacy School Virtual Fair: This is a virtual fair where students will have the opportunity to learn more about our Pharm.D curriculum and admissions requirements.

Register here!

  • Open House: This event is open to students who are interested in learning more about our Graduate and Doctoral programs. In addition to presentations and tours, there will be an opportunity to speak directly with current Students in the programs, Faculty, and Staff.  Families and friends are welcome to attend.

Register here!

  • Information Session: These are small group experiences that will allow a more intimate model for students to learn more in detail the application process and learn more about our program.

Register here!

  • Chat Hours: Learn more information about LU while engaging with our current student leaders to gain insight from the student perspective.

Register here!

 

From Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine:

Join Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) and the Office of Admissions for a Fall Open House on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Center for Medical and Health Sciences.

The open house will provide information about the differences between allopathic and osteopathic medicine, the osteopathic philosophy, admission requirements and how to apply, and medical outreach opportunities, both locally and globally. During this event, attendees will learn about the match and residency rates among graduates.

Attendees will also hear from current student-doctors about the importance of forming good study habits and support groups as well as taking time to de-stress.

Come tour the Center for Medical and Health Sciences and meet LUCOM’s dean, Peter A. Bell, DO.

RSVP and let us know if you have questions you’d like answered during the open house.

Online Information Sessions and Campus Tour information from the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine can be found here.


Student Organizations and Mentoring Opportunties

The Minority Nursing Student Association (MNSA) is having our first GBM this Friday from 12-1pm In the School of Nursing (Carrington Hall), room 217. We invite all pre-nursing students to attend to learn about MNSA and how you can get involved! As a member, you will have the opportunity to get matched with a mentor, get connected with SON faculty, participate in community service, and more! We are a minority-interest organization, but we are NOT minority exclusive. We welcome all who support our mission. Hope to see you there!

Association of Nursing Students: contact Lydia McBride

My name is Lydia McBride and I’m a BSN-5 in the School of Nursing. I serve as the Member Liaison for the Association of Nursing Students, the professional organization of the School of Nursing. One of the greatest things that our organization offers to pre-nursing students is a Mentor-Mentee Program in which students are paired with a student who is already in the nursing school and can answer any questions that they may have, whether that be about scheduling or the application process or anything else. When I was a freshman and sophomore, I had no idea that this program was available to me, and so I would love to promote it to students so they know it is an option and so that we can provide help to as many pre-nursing students, or those interested in the major, as possible.

 

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association interest meeting 

As the faculty advisor to the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA), I would like to invite you to the group’s interest meeting next Wednesday, September 11th. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7 PM in Bondurant Hall, Room G030. The primary purpose of the meeting is for potential new members to learn more about the organization- this is a great opportunity to ask questions about NSSLHA or Speech and Hearing Sciences in general. Please feel free to invite friends you think may be interested.

If you are unable to attend this meeting but are interested in joining, please contact Zoee Ball (zoeeball@email.unc.edu), who is NSSLHA’s president this year.

I hope to see you at the meeting next week!

Best regards,

Adam Jacks, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor

Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Department of Allied Health Sciences
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
adam_jacks@med.unc.edu

CPPAA, Carolina Pre-Physician Assistant Association

First meeting is TONIGHT, 7pm.  Contact Lindsey Cole, colek@live, for location and more information. Come for a “PA 101” introduction!


Applications for the Minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences are open! 

The Speech and Hearing Sciences Undergraduate Studies Committee is accepting applications for the Minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences, which provides much of the preparatory coursework for graduate study in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.

The application for the Minor is currently available via a qualtrics survey (see link below). The application will be due at the end of the day on Sunday September 22 (11:59 PM). To apply, please follow the directions at the end of this email.

The application is brief, including questions about your Major, other Minor(s), GPA, and grades for SPHS courses already taken (if any). In addition, you will write a brief statement (<= 4000 characters; <= 500 words) about why you are interested in studying Speech and Hearing Sciences. Admissions decisions will be based on a combination of factors, including overall GPA, grades in SPHS courses, and the personal statement. If you feel you need to explain any extenuating circumstances related to your grades or GPA, you may use part of the personal statement to do so.

If you have difficulty or questions please contact Adam Jacks (adam_jacks@unc.edu).

Instructions for applying to the Minor:

1. Navigate to https://tinyurl.com/uncsphsminor

2. Complete all parts of the application

We will make decisions and inform all applicants by mid-October.


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