The ENGAGE Recommended Reading List

Winter break is the perfect time to cozy up with a good book related to civic engagement and social impact. Here is a list of great books recommended by the Allbritton Center staff and faculty.       Kristen Inglis, Academic Manager, Center for Prison Education College in Prison by Daniel Korpowitz, chronicles how, since…

Be a Creative Collaborator in Circus-Theater

From Dic Wheeler ’81: Creative collaborators needed for Circophony’s As You Wish!, a new circus-theater response to The Princess Bride. Circophony is a youth circus program run collaboratively by ARTFARM and Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater.  Auditions are December 12 & 19, and the production is open to anyone ages 12 to 19. Rehearsals begin January…

Student Panel on Veteran Identity

Student Panel on Veteran Identity In 2014, Wesleyan University partnered with The Posse Foundation, Inc. to welcome its first “posse” of 10 veterans to campus. The Veterans Posse Program recruits talented veterans and places them in top-tier colleges and universities, where they receive four-year scholarships. Since 2014, the number of veterans on campus has tripled.…

Off-Campus Jobs

Are you staying in Middletown over winter break? Are you looking to make some extra cash? Having trouble finding a job? Consider working at one of these student-friendly local businesses. This list was compiled by Net Impact Wesleyan University member Eunice Lee ’19. Are we missing anything? Let us know by emailing engage@wesleyan.edu Business Address…

Myanmar: Intersecting Political, Ethnic, and Religious Realities

 Myanmar: Intersecting Political, Ethnic, and Religious Realities   In one of the most rapidly unfolding refugee crises since the Rwandan genocide, approximately 615,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State for neighboring Bangladesh. Reports from Rohingya refugees outline a systemic campaign of violence against civilians, with allegations of gang rape, extrajudicial killing, arbitrary arrest,…

Join Net Impact!

Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Their programs give members the skills, experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers. Net Impact Wesleyan University’s mission is to bridge the gap…

Spring 2018 Courses in the Center for the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Have you been engaged in community service or political action but have never studied it in a classroom? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! — Introduction to Financial Accounting (ECON 127) Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:50-4:10 pm. In this…

Spring 2018 Service Learning Classes

Want to take a course that takes you out of the classroom? Want to serve the community while also getting a deeper understanding of the field? Take a Service-Learning course in the Spring! Stay tuned to hear from students of Professor O’Connell’s service learning class, who are bringing interactive climate change seminars to residents of…

Middletown Historical Society Work-Study Position

The Middletown Historical Society is hiring a work-study student for the Spring Semester! This position offers an opportunity to learn what it takes to run a small historical museum, specific duties may include: cataloging of artifacts and manuscripts dealing with Middletown history, research on potential grant opportunities, researching answers to genealogy and general inquiries from…