Community Service Committee Meeting- May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018

Community Service Committee Meeting Agenda

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

11:30 AM – 12:30PM

Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, Sonja H. Stone Center

 

  1. Welcome/Introductions/Role Call [[11:30-11:35]]
  2. Planning for Events in 2017-2018 [[11:35-11:45]]
  3. Community Service Leave Promotion Campaign Update [[11:45-12:15]]
  4. Update on other business [[12:15-12:25]]
  5. Questions/Final Comments [[12:25-12:30]]
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Book Club: The Curious Incident…

April 26, 2018

UNC staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on April 26, 2018 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at 3100 Michael Hooker Research Center. We will discuss the book The curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.  Register at http://tinyurl.com/y8rjmjf9 to attend!

(Wikipedia)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2003 mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon. Its title quotes the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1892 short story “Silver Blaze”. Haddon and The Curious Incident won the Whitbread Book Awards for Best Novel and Book of the Year, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book,and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Unusually, it was published simultaneously in separate editions for adults and children.

The novel is narrated in the first-person perspective by Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy who describes himself as “a mathematician with some behavioural difficulties” living in Swindon, Wiltshire. Although Christopher’s condition is not stated, the book’s blurb refers to Asperger syndrome, high-functioning autism, or savant syndrome. In July 2009, Haddon wrote on his blog that “Curious Incident is not a book about Asperger’s… if anything it’s a novel about difference, about being an outsider, about seeing the world in a surprising and revealing way. The book is not specifically about any specific disorder,” and that he, Haddon, is not an expert on autism spectrum disorder or Asperger syndrome.

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Book Club: Cubed…

March 22, 2018

UNC staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on March 22, 2018 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at 3100 Michael Hooker Research Center. We will discuss the book Cubed, A Secret History of the Workplace by Nikil Saval. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.  Register at http://tinyurl.com/y7c5ddy4 to attend!

 

(New York Times)  How you work depends in large part on the spaces in which you work. This big theme is taken up by Nikil Saval in “Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace.” There is in fact nothing “secret” about this history; from the Civil War on, as the white-collar world grew, managers and designers thought out loud about where workers should sit, the furniture they should use, the walls and windows that should surround them. Instead of a secret history, Saval, an editor of n+1, has written something more interesting. He has infused a straightforward factual account with all sorts of literary, cultural and political insights; these make the story he tells more dark than dry.

 

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After Five Bell Tower Toastmasters Open House

March 21, 2018

On March 21st, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the Health Sciences Library, After Five Bell Tower Toastmasters will feature Bob Johnson, Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leadership Bronze, on the topic of “Be Audacious.”

Toastmasters is a very good organization for people that not only want to advance their professional careers but also want to improve their speaking skills in a very supportive environment.

http://afterfive.toastmastersclubs.org/

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March 7 2018 General Meeting Canceled: Ropes Course Scheduled

March 7, 2018

The Employee Forum will participate in the Tar Heel Challenge Course at the Outdoor Recreation Center at 401A Country Club Road at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 7.

 

The Forum’s usual general meeting set for this date is canceled.

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Book Club: The Last Black Unicorn

February 22, 2018

UNC staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on February 22, 2018 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at 3100 Michael Hooker Research Center. We will discuss the book The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop. Register at http://tinyurl.com/yadqfect to attend!

(Books-A-Million Review):  From stand-up comedian, actress, and breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish, comes The Last Black Unicorn, a sidesplitting, hysterical, edgy, and unflinching collection of (extremely) personal essays, as fearless as the author herself.

Growing up in one of the poorest neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles, Tiffany learned to survive by making people laugh. If she could do that, then her classmates would let her copy their homework, the other foster kids she lived with wouldn’t beat her up, and she might even get a boyfriend. Or at least she could make enough money–as the paid school mascot and in-demand Bar Mitzvah hype woman–to get her hair and nails done, so then she might get a boyfriend.

None of that worked (and she’s still single), but it allowed Tiffany to imagine a place for herself where she could do something she loved for a living: comedy….

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