This year, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Best Buddies chapter launched Best Buddies Brews, a pop-up coffee stand dedicated to promoting inclusion through friendship, coffee, and gainful volunteer experiences. RSVP here!
Best Buddies Brews provides opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to showcase the importance of their contributions, develop marketable skills, form friendships, and engage with their community.
Carolina Way immediately smoothed my transition to college, as I was introduced to 100 people that all desired to pursue their faith in college. It was great to have a group of people right off the bat that I knew and could talk to and hang out with. It truly was the best way to kick off my college experience.
— James W., first-year camper (Raleigh, NC)
The Future of Faith: Finding Your Place in the Church in the 21st Century
This spring we are excited to introduce what we hope will become an annual event at UNC: a symposium devoted to a single question of vital importance to the body of Christ, explored through lectures, interviews, and group conversations.
This year’s central question is about the future of faith: What church will we be part of in 25 years, and does it matter to be part of one at all? Read more →
What Does Faith Have To Do With The Practice of Medicine?
The practices of medicine and attending to those who are sick have long been engaged by the Christian tradition. But what does it look like to faithfully live into a vocation in health care today? What does moral formation look like during medical school? How do Christians wisely navigate the challenges of modern medicine in a way that bears witness to and participates in the healing ministry of Christ?
Racial Justice: Is Christianity a Help or Hindrance?
Organized by the NC Study Center in partnership with several other ministries and organizations, this year’s Veritas Forum at UNC will explore whether Christianity is help or hindrance with regards to racial division in America. Read more →
Raised on a humble farm in Charlotte during the Great Depression, Billy Graham went on to become “America’s Pastor” and the world’s foremost evangelist of the 20th century. Coinciding closely with the one-year anniversary of his passing, join us for an evening conversation with leading scholars of Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth: Dr. Grant Wacker (UNC and Duke) and Dr. Anne Blue Wills (Davidson). Read more →
What is the purpose of a university? What educational practices support the proper ends of education? Do the liberal arts still deserve a place in the future of higher education? Join us for a catered lunch and discussion with Dr. Margarita Mooney to explore these questions and how they apply to us in our context at UNC. Read more →
Faith, Mental Health + Loving Your College Student
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Warren Kinghorn, Professor of Psychiatry and Pastoral Theology at Duke University. He’ll discuss the mental health climate on today’s college campus and what that means for parents of college students.
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Can a Christian Work in Big Law Without Selling His or Her Soul?
This is a question that many students who are considering law school and a legal career find themselves grappling with. Join us for lunch with Roger Brooks to hear his story of charting a course in big law without compromising his faith convictions. Read more →
Join us for a screening of the acclaimed blockbuster musical, ‘The Greatest Showman'! The showing will last for 1 hour 45 minutes and will be followed by 30 minutes of discussion about themes from the film: ethical storytelling, pride and eternal happiness. Popcorn, candy and drinks will be provided!
Join us for catered lunch and conversation with Angel Rutledge! Angel is the co-founder (with her husband Dan), former COO and now Executive Advisor of SignUpGenius, an online platform that simplifies the process of coordinating events and people. Read more →
A Christian Psychiatrist's Perspective on Mental Health Medication and Following God
Location has changed from Genome Sciences Building to Carroll Hall, Room 111.
Dr. Warren Kinghorn from Duke University will be delivering an evening lecture exploring the proper role of both medication and spirituality for those living with mental health conditions.
Co-sponsored by Cru @ UNC, College Collective, and UNC Mental Health Ambassadors, with special thanks to Duke's Center for Christianity and Scholarship and Duke Cru for pioneering this event at Duke in 2017.
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LUNCH WITH PHILIP JAMES (UNC ALUM) OF THE MEMPHIS TEACHER RESIDENCY
Educational inequality has been called "the civil rights issue of our time" by both President Bush and President Obama. What is the nature of this inequality? And what might a faithful Christian response to it be?
To hear of one example, join us for catered lunch with UNC alum Philip James, recruiter for the Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR). MTR employs a model of training that emphasizes the spiritual, social and instructional needs of teachers that they call 'Christian Community Education.'
3rd Annual Student-Alumni Conference on Faith + Vocation
Join us for a day of thought-provoking speakers, vocation-themed panels, interactive workshops and rich conversation at the Student Union, wrapped up by a celebratory banquet dinner on the Battle House's front lawn.
Dr. Rick Donlon is a co-founder of Resurrection Health and works in the clinical setting daily as a primary care physician. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Rick will address students and faculty at UNC's School of Medicine. Read more →
The Study Center wants to connect you with UNC alumni! With this goal in mind, we are starting a series of Alumni Lunches, giving you the opportunity to meet and learn from our extended community. Space is limited, so the first students to respond will be notified.
Mr. Bell joined Bell Partners in 2006. As Executive Vice President, Mr. Bell is responsible for developing new fee-managed business, as well as cultivating High Net Worth client relationships for the company. Click for more information
Join us for a screening of John Krasinski's highly acclaimed 2018 film, 'A Quiet Place.' The showing will last for 1 hour 30 minutes and will be followed by 30 minutes of discussion about themes from the film: family, sacrifice, perseverance and grace.
This event will be led by Drew Masterson. Drew is a good friend of the Study Center, a grill-master extraordinaire and a Master of Theological Studies candidate at Duke with a concentration in Theology and the Arts.
Popcorn, other treats, and good discussion provided!
Who are You Working For? : Excellence and its Aim
Join us for a Chick-Fil-A catered lunch at the Battle House to hear from UNC faculty member Dr. Charlie Tuggle , Senior Associate Dean of the Journalism School.
‘Dr. T’ (as he’s affectionately known by his students) will be addressing the role that faith plays in his work at the Journalism School and will challenge students to explore the motivations behind their work.
The NC Study Center welcomes students and their families to the Battle House lawn for a tailgate prior to kick-off. Whether you have experienced the Christian hospitality at the Study Center for years, or you've never visited before, we would love to have you join us!
Please RSVP here.
Science vs. Religion: What Religious People and Scientists Really Think about One Another and Why it Matters
Join us for lunch with Dr. Elaine Howard Ecklund of Rice University. She’ll be discussing her latest work, the first scientific study to take an objective look at the religious beliefs of the nation's top scientists. Click for more information
THE LIFE, LEGACY AND BUSINESS WISDOM OF TRUETT CATHY
Join us for a Chick-Fil-A catered lunch at the Battle House to hear from John White IV! John is the owner and Operator of the Renaissance Village and Research Triangle Chick-fil-A restaurants in Durham, North Carolina and also the grandson of Chick-fil-A founder Truett S. Cathy.
He is a graduate of Auburn University, where he was a walk-on kicker for the Auburn Tigers football team. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A, White worked alongside college students, preparing them for mission work in North Africa. He and his wife are on the board of advisors for CARE for AIDS.
Space is limited. Register here!
Designing Your Best 4 Years at UNC
In 2016, Stanford Design Professors Dave Evans and Bill Burnett co-authored the #1 NYT best-selling book 'Designing Your Life.' Join other first-year classmates for a home-cooked meal at the Battle House as we explore together how the design-thinking principles from this book can help you to craft the best four-year UNC experience possible.
Dr. Hoffman is Hugh L. McColl, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Please RSVP here!
With the first full week of classes underway, come to the Battle House for a casual cookout on the front lawn to see friends and find out what's going on at the Battle House this fall. First-years, returning students, faculty, and area friends welcome!
Please RSVP here!
Friday, August 17th, 12-3 p.m.
Saturday, August 18th, 12-3 p.m.
Come enjoy great food and fellowship on the front lawn of the Battle House! We know move-in day is a hectic time, so we hope you can come relax and meet other new and returning students and their families. All are welcome!
*** REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED ***
Carolina Way Camp is a time for UNC's Christian community to welcome incoming UNC students. Incoming students will be joined by upperclass student mentors, campus ministry staff, and several speakers. Days will be filled with time to form new friendships, consider the role of faith during one's years at UNC, figure out how to get involved at UNC, and to prepare for the Fall.
CWC will start with a Kickoff Cookout on the Battle House lawn on Wednesday, August 15th, at 12 PM!
The NC Study Center is excited to host faculty members from UNC, Duke, NC State and Wake Forest at the Battle House for this year’s Triangle Riff, in partnership with the Center for Christianity & Scholarship, Intervarsity Grad. and Faculty Ministries and the Veritas Forum.