Piece of CAIC
The Piece of CAIC Award is a monthly award given by the Campus Activities & Involvement Center during the academic year. The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor student organizations that have given a piece of their time and dedication back to UNCW's campus, in the Wilmington community, or those that have made an impact in the world at large. Winning organizations receive a certificate and have a duplicate certificate displayed in the Involvement Center of the Fisher Student Center.
How can your group be considered for this award?
Anyone may nominate a registered student organization for this award - student organization leaders, advisors, community members, etc. Nominators should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 noon on the 1st business day of the following month.Nominations are reviewed by the Student Organizations Committee (SOC) and winners are announced via the student organization and advisor listservs.
To nominate a registered student organization please fill out the following information:
- Name of the registered student organization
- Date of the event (if it was an event)
- Reason why you would like to nominate this registered student organization. (Examples may include: an event, having outstanding community within the organization, how this organization has given a piece of their time to the UNCW, the surrounding community, or the world at large, etc.).
October: Omicron Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Incorporated
In just a month's time these women have hosted programs, displayed campus unity, and aimed to make this University an even greater institution. These young ladies kicked off the month of October with a program entitled: "Justice in the Balance: Race, the Death Penalty, and the Case of Troy Davis." On October 5, 2011 at 8pm in Lumina Theater, unsure of how the campus would respond, these ladies joined forces with co-sponsors, the African-American Upperman Center as well as the UNCW New Hanover chapters of NAACP, to host a program that filled Lumina Theater! With an overwhelming response from students, faculty, and the community, these ladies were inspired to see that people still cared about serious issues at hand.
August/September: Pre-Vet Medical Association
In the month of September the Pre-Vet Medical Association worked with the New Hanover Animal Shelter and local veterinarians to run a Free Rabies Clinic. Residents in Wilmington and surrounding areas brought their dogs, cats, and ferrets to get vaccinated against rabies and received a legal Rabies Certificate. Bringing a pet to a veterinarian can run a very large bill and for those who cannot afford such care for their pet, this was an excellent opportunity. Hundreds of animals were vaccinated against rabies in one day. This shot protects not only the animals, but also the owners and all that are around these pets.
January/February: Delta Tau Delta
As part of our annual Homecoming festivities, Delta Tau Delta carried on their own tradition of honoring a fallen brother by coordinating the Homecoming McGregor 5K race. Danny McGregor was killed in a car accident in 2003. Proceeds from this event go to the memorial scholarship fund which now has nearly $8,000 in it. This year's event was one of the largest in recent years, bringing together students, alumni and community members.
November: National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)
During the week of November 8th - 13th, the NRHH facilitated its 3rd annual Providing Education and Awareness through Civic Engagement (P.E.A.C.E.) Week. This event allowed students to create teams in order to participate in service projects to better the community. Each day had a point value system that made this week competitive and fun. The week included the following programs: Random Acts of Kindness, Canned Food Drive, Stand for the Cause, Pop Top collection, and Campus Cleanup.
October: Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE)
PSE hosted two community service projects under the brand name and logo the student organization created: "G.I.V.E. - Give. Impact. Volunteer. Encourage." Working with ninety-one households, PSE donated an impressive 1,000 pounds of food to the food bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington. In addition to including the greater Wilmington community, PSE also involved students. This organization's efforts raised over $500 in cash, as well as over $1,400 of items to be donated to several non-profit agencies in the Wilmington are; specifically the Domestic Shelter, Sunburst Foundation, Boys & Girls Home, and the Good Shepherd Center.
August/September: Communication Studies Society
During the months of August and September, member of CSS have volunteered for the Brigade Boys and Girls Club, raised school supplies for underprivileged students in the Wilmington area, as well as planned the Rock for the Cure Breast Cancer Benefit concert scheduled for Thursday, October 14th that will raise money for the Wilmington Pink Ribbon Fund.
August/September: Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
October: Chi Omega
November: Pi Sigma Epsilon
December/January: Association of Nursing Students
February/March: Black Student Union
August/September: Amnesty International
March: Pre-Veterinary Medical Association
April: Up 'til Dawn
August/September: NAACP & SGA
October: Chi Omega
November: Men's and Women's Lacrosse Clubs
February: National Residence Hall Honorary
April: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Inc
August/September: Kappa Sigma Fraternity
October: ACE, SGA, and RHA
November: Chi Omega
December/January: Residence Hall Association (RHA)
February: Up 'til Dawn
March: Amnesty International