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East Carolina University. Tomorrow starts here. A P i rat e ’s Guide to Service A publication of the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center Welcome Back! The Volunteer and Service-Learning Center (VSLC) would like to welcome all students back to ECU for what is shaping up to be a great fall semester. This summer the VSLC staff have been preparing for the return of students by planning for upcoming events and new technological transitions. The Center has already begun the semster with a bang with the completetion of the University Million Meal Event and with the move of all of our database materials to the Banner system. The move to Banner this fall will mark the first time in ECU history that students will be able to register with the VSLC from any computer with internet access! Over the summer the VSLC collaborated with ITCS to create a registration portal that supports ECU’s commitment to conservation and green policies. In addition to saving paper, this new portal will save students and staff time. Students can register directly from their OneStop by following these simple steps: 1. log into OneStop 2. click on Tools, look for Academic Planning 3. under Academic Planning, click on Volunteer and Service-Learning Center link 4. fill out the form and click submit ONCE 5. a confirmation message will appear when the process is complete Page Two Student Spotlight Tracking Volunteer Hours 2009 University Million Meals Event: Another Success! The second annual University Million Meal Event was held Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the Boys and Girls Club on Firetower Road. Over 650 volunteers made the event an overwhelming success by packaging over 176,000 meals. Million Meals is a project lead by Stop Hunger Now, a not-for-profit international hunger-relief organization based in Raleigh, NC. Stop Hunger Now has served over 65 countries over the past 11 years by hosting large and small meal packaging events across the state. The organization’s mission is to achieve a world without hunger and every year they get closer to this dream by organizing events like Million Meals. This year’s event combined the efforts of NCSU, UNCChapel Hill, UNCW , and ECU. The goal was to reach one million meals through the combined efforts of each community. The goal was met and surpassed with a total of 1,031,776 meals packaged. Next year we hope for an even bigger success! If you are interested in helping to plan for next year or in supporting Stop Hunger Now throughout this year please contact the VSLC. Page Three Service-Learning at ECU NC-ACTS! Opportunity Page Four Calendar of VSLC Upcoming Events Fall Service Fair Red Cross Blood Drives

A Pirate's Guide To Service September 2009

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