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Gullah Een We Own Backyard: Mayor Ellis Wilis Lecture & "Facing Community Change" Book Launch

Please join us on Wednesday, April 18th at 6:00p.m. in King Hall as Mayor Ellis Wilis discusses the proximity of Gullah communities to our campus and the current needs of these community members. Immediately after the address from Mayor Wilis, the Department of English & the Office of Community Engagement will host the campus book launch for "Facing Community Change". The book features stories from several members of the Navassa community. There will be reading from the book following the launch. The address and book launch will be held in the King Hall Auditorium, Room 101.

*Refreshments and Gullah inspired appetizers will be provided.


2017-2018 Community Engagement Award Recipients Announced

Nominations for the 2017-2018 UNCW Staff Award for Excellence in Community Engagement and the UNCW Community Partner Award for University Engagement were accepted through February 16th. As a part of the 2018 CAHLE: The Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education, recipients were presented with their award a the conference banquet on April 9th. This year's nominations included several outstanding staff members and community partners. The award recipients for 2017-2018 are UNCW Staff member, Laura Brogdon-Primavera (CIE) and Mr. Brandon "Bigg B" Hickman (Coast 97.3).

UNCW Driving Summit

UNCW Driving Summit: Where the Rubber meets the Road

On Friday, May 18th, UNCW's College of Health and Human Services to host a driving summit with panelists to discuss issues and trends faced by older adults in Southeastern NC. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement and AARP Coastal Region. A light breakfast will be served from 8:30-9:15a.m. in McNeill Hall Lobby. The panel and discussion will be held in McNeill Hall, room 1005. For additional information, please contact Andrea Jones, jonesal@uncw.edu.

Feast Down East

Finding Your Story in Farm Bill 2018

Please join us on Wednesday, March 14th at 6:30p.m. in DeLoach Hall, room 114 for a presentation by Scott Marlow, Senior Policy Advisor at the Rural Advancement Foundation International. Mr. Marlow will discuss the 2018 reauthorization process for the Farm Bill, federal legislation that regulates a variety of agricultural and food assistance programs and policies, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). It will be an opportunity for attendees to learn how to translate their stories and/or concerns into political action. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP in advance to reserve a seat via RAFI's website or their Facebook Event Page.

Facing Community Change

Faculty, Student to Present UNCW’s Book “Facing Community Change”

At a community stakeholder meeting and lunch on Saturday, Dec. 2, English faculty members Kimi Faxon Hemingway, Colleen Reilly and UNCW senior Casey McAnarney will present the book, “Facing Community Change," which recounts stories of Navassa community members as told to UNCW students. The book was developed with support from the national storytelling initiative The Facing Project, edited by UNCW faculty and designed by UNCW’s Publishing Laboratory. The project was funded by a grant from UNCW's Office of Community Engagement.

ILM Memorial Bridge - Cape Fear River

Cape Fear River Water: Q&A with Mr. Roger Shew

Mr. Roger Shew has composed a question and answer in response to many questions he has either been asked or seen in the media. The information provided, not only answers questions, but provides resources where the answers are more in depth and further research can be conducted. Mr. Shew has also prepared a shortened, summary version of the document, available here.

2018 SECU Public Fellow Rural Internship Program

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