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Innovation Fund Report: Stitched

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for spring OR summer projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners.…

Innovation Fund Report: Cardinal Community Classic

Wesleyan students from a range of majors and interests – all with shared interests in utilizing resources in innovative ways to positively impact the greater Middletown community – applied to the Student Innovation Fund.  The fund provided up to $750 for spring OR summer projects that prioritized: Collaboration between student groups, faculty/staff, and/or community partners.…

Join the Wesleyan Community at Middletown Pride

You are invited to join the Wesleyan community for the first Middletown Pride event on Saturday, June 15, 2019!   The City of Middletown, the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce, and Wesleyan University are partnering together for this inaugural event. Middletown Pride offers us all an opportunity to celebrate not only Wesleyan’s diverse community but also…

Rhea Drozdenko hired as Coordinator of Community Participation

In September, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships (JCCP) hired Rhea Drozdenko, to serve as its first Coordinator of Community Participation.  The newly created position, will oversee the center’s effort to deepen and broaden K-12 student access to the wide range of resources available at Wesleyan University. This focus reflects a key priority of the…

Van Drivers needed for Fall 2018!

Hiring: Van Drivers (Fall 2018) For the Office of Community Service —Non-Work Study Eligible— The Office of Community Service coordinates student volunteer opportunities with many partner organizations and projects. Student van drivers are responsible for transporting students to and from volunteer and service-learning opportunities. The driver will need to: Drive a seven or eight passenger vehicle…

Work for Social Justice with Julia’s Star

Do you care about social justice? Are you interested in radical education and working with children? Do you want to help ensure the continuation of an important campus organization? Help run Julia’s Star next year! Julia’s Star is a group of students who use a children’s book written by a (now deceased) Wes alumna to teach…

Politics, Policy and Social Justice in Venezuela

Politics, Policy and Social Justice in Venezuela A Conversation with Professor Antonio Machado Allison Venezuela is in crisis.  President Nicolás Maduro has clashed with the constitutional democracy of Venezuela. The country is in financial collapse with hyper-inflation and critical shortages of basic food supplies.  The elected Legislative body has been overruled and made inconsequential by…

PIRG Campus Action

Campus Organizer, Elizabeth Bean, will be on campus 11/01-11/02 to speak with graduating seniors about full-time job opportunities: PIRG Campus Action works to organize, amplify, and empower students as we tackle the issues that shape our future, and we are hiring for full-time positions as Campus Organizers.   We need to save the planet, defend the…

Money, Money, Money – Funding Roundup

Are you an aspiring social entrepreneur or changemaker looking for funding or financial support? There are a lot of resources available from numerous organizations, but it can be difficult to know where to look. The following is a round-up of grants, prizes, and fellowships. Some are super competitive, some are available only to current undergraduates, and…

HIPSTERS: The Cultural Politics of a Contested Category

This announcement comes to us from Professor of American Studies, J. Kehaulani Kauanui:   HIPSTERS: The Cultural Politics of a Contested Category   A mini-symposium 4:30-6:30pm Friday, October 13 Fisk 302   This Paper is Trash: Popular Representations of Dumpster Divers, Rhea Drozdenko (’17) The Hipster Dollhouse: An Exploration of the Wes Anderson Aesthetic, Rachael Sonnenberg (‘19…