Conferences Roundup 2018-2019

There is rarely a dull moment at Wesleyan – especially inside the Allbritton Center – and with so much activity happening right here on campus, it’s easy to overlook opportunities to learn outside of the Wes bubble. Throughout the year and around the world, there are countless conferences, institutes, bootcamps, meetups, and startup weekends focused…

Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center – call for volunteers

Dear friends of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Thank you to the volunteers who helped make 2017/2018 our best year yet. We are now gearing up for 2018/2019, and we are seeking a limited number of mentors, guest speakers, and pitch coaches to support student entrepreneurs and changemakers. Mentors will: Be custom matched with…

Fearless Experimentation: translating a liberal arts education to real world impact

During the past five years as director of the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, I have repeatedly observed certain patterns in student learning and behavior. This post addresses two of those patterns — (1) the research-to-practice gap and (2) fear of failure — and offers concrete advice for student entrepreneurs. Research-to-Practice gap While the liberal…

Student Startup Series: Sydney Forrest ’20

In this series, we interview Wesleyan students and recent alumni who have founded businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. This post features Sydney Forrest ’20, co-founder of Sunshine Sprinters. She’s a student athlete at Wesleyan, and competes triple jump and pole vault on their track and field team. She was a Patricelli Center Fellow during the…

Student Startup Series: AJ Wilson ’18

In this series, we interview Wesleyan students and recent alumni who have founded businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. This post features AJ Wilson, founder of Dream Chasers. He was part of the inaugural class of Patricelli Center Fellows, and received a $5,000 Patricelli Center Seed Grant in February 2017. Read other Student Startup stories here.…

Student Startup Series: Lily Herman ’16

In this series, we interview Wesleyan students and recent alumni who have founded businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. Our first post features Lily Herman ’16, a freelance writer, editor, digital strategist and founder of Rogue Sunday. She’s also the founder of Get Her Elected, a network of over 2,300 people offering skills like writing and…

Student Startup Series: Renee Dunn ’14

In this series, we interview Wesleyan students and recent alumni who have founded businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises. This post features Renee Dunn ’14, founder of Amazi, a mindful food company. Renee has been a guest speaker for the Patricelli Center Fellowship. Read other Student Startup stories here. Renee Dunn ’14 Major(s): CSS and Economics Tell…

Wesleyan Campus Summer Scavenger Hunt

Wesleyan University’s campus is quiet and peaceful during the summer months. Now is the perfect time to explore campus and find things you’ve never seen before. Whether you’re a Middletown resident who wants to know where to buy duck eggs, or a Wesleyan student who is looking for a new favorite spot on campus, this…

Center for Prison Education Fall 2018 Textbook Drive

The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education recently launched their Fall 2018 Textbook Drive! The books on the list feature titles such as Anna Karenina, 12 Years a Slave, and Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, and range in price from $4.50 to $172.50 Here is a brief history of the Center for Prison Education: In the fall…