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Cultural Activity Grant and Community Engagement Grant Submissions Deadline Extended to November 15, 2018!

Office of the Arts and Office of Community Engagement have extended the deadline to submit applications for both the Cultural Activities and Community Engagemnet Grants. Cultural Activity Grant awards support events and activities related to the arts, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement which also have a strong student participation component (more). The Community Engagement Grant funds support projects within the community with an expressed need, that include both student engagement and community partnership (more).

This year, the Offices of Community Engagement and the Arts have partnered with the offices of eTeal and Applied learning to participate in the launch of InfoReady, driven by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC) with a team of representatives from across campus. Applications for Cultural Activities Grant and the Community Engagement Grant can be found on the InfoReady Faculty/Staff Marketplace.

UNCWs Office of Community Engagement posts weekly updates each Thursday with information about UNCW faculty, staff, and student work in collaboration with community partners, as well as a listing of upcoming public events, some of which require registration. These updates are posted here and on our Facebook page and sent out to our email list. To submit stories or events for a future Weekly Update, or to be added to our email list, please contact brogdonk@uncw.edu.

Weekly Updates Feature Community Partnerships and Upcoming Events

UNCW’s Office of Community Engagement posts weekly updates each Thursday with information about UNCW faculty, staff, and student work in collaboration with community partners, as well as a listing of upcoming public events (some of which require registration). These updates are posted here and on our Facebook page and sent out to our email list. To submit stories or events for a future Weekly Update, or to be added to our email list, please contact communityengagement@uncw.edu.

UNCW receives Exemplary Designation in APLU Community Engagement Scholarhsip Competition

The Office of Community Engagement, in collaboration with the School of Health and Human Sciences, Recreation Therapy department, submitted and application for consideration for the Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities selected four regional award recipients. UNC Wilmington, along-side three other regional instititions received an exemplary designation and the projects submitted for consideration will be showcased at the upcoming 2018 Engagement Scholarhsip Consortium's Annual Conference in October. Read the article here.

Facing Community Change Feature

Members of the town of Navassa who contributed to "Facing Community Change" were featured in the latest edition of the UNCW magazine. Community members participated in a study about the Gullah Community in our neighboring town, which resulted in the compilation of a book, "Facing Community Change". The book was written in collaboration with members of the UNCW English Department, Colleen Reilly and Kimi Faxon Hemmingway, and published by the Publishing Labratory at UNCW.

QENO, At Your Service

The Spring/Summer 2018 edition of the UNCW magazine featured QENO, Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations. Awarded nearly a quarter of a million dollar grant from Blue Cross, Blue Shield, QENO will continue to provide training and strengthening area nonprofits. 

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UNCW Global Teacher Education Fellow and her MAT Students Focus on Empathy and Perspective-Taking

Dr. Elizabeth O. Crawford spent the last academic year working as a Fellow with the nonprofit organization Global Teacher Education. As part of her fellowship, she focused on enhancing how she incorporates global learning experiences in student teaching coursework. Part of this project included her UNCW Community Engagement Grant with Heidi Higgins to bring the head of education at Lyfta to Wilmington in March for a presentation and residency about using virtual reality as a tool to build global empathy. Dr. Crawford and her students created a video about a module in the course. Click here to view the video.

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