Rhea Drozdenko

Rhea Drozdenko '18 is a Civic Engagement Fellow for the 2017-2018 school year.

New Course Added – Writing Reality: Journalism in the Age of Trump

WRCT250N, Writing Reality: Journalism in the Age of Trump. 1:20-4 on Fridays in Downey 208. This semester, David Daley, former editor-in-chief of Salon, will be teaching “Writing Reality: Journalism in the Age of Trump.” Daley is the author of Ratf**ked, a national best-seller on the strategy, technology and politics behind Republican redistricting successes during the…

Dr. Clifton Watson to become JCCP Director

Clifton Watson will become Wesleyan’s next director of the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, starting February 5, 2018.  Watson succeeds Cathy Lechowicz, who became Middletown’s director of Recreation and Community Services in October 2017.   He comes to us with a strong background in community organizations and leadership development.  He started his career working for LEAP,…

Summer Arts Education Opportunities at Oddfellows Playhouse

From Kristen Palmer of Oddfellows Playhouse: The 30th Children’s Circus of Middletown, a collaboration between Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater and the City of Middletown is seeking staff for 2018. This is a long-running community day camp for ages 5 – 15 where kids learn circus skills, collaboration and constructive creativity.  Ideal candidates have experience and…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #3 from Appalachian Scholar Project

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Appalachian Scholar Project, run by Dennis White ’19, was one of last year’s winners. This is Dennis’s third report since receiving funding from the PCSE in February 2017. You…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Move & Connect

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Appalachian Scholar Project, run by Shingo Umehara ‘18, Kotaro Aoki ’16, Kaito Abe ‘15, and Eiko Otake, was one of last year’s winners. This is Shingo’s second report since…

Call for Submissions of Art/Performance on Disruption/Disaster

From the College of the Environment Think Tank Members:   Call for Submissions of Art/Performance on Disruption/Disaster The College of the Environment Think Tank is inviting proposals for creative work on the theme of “Disaster” and the ways in which humans confront or survive disasters, to be shared with the public on Friday, March 2,…

Service-Learning: Climate Change to Neuroplasticity

Service Learning (SL) integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. As one form of experiential education, service learning seeks to broaden students’ understanding of course content through activities which are, at the same time, of service to the campus and/or surrounding community. In Fall 2017, two SL classes really…

Center for Prison Education Spring 2018 Textbook Drive

The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education just launched their textbook drive!  The books on the list feature titles such as Flush, The Qur’an: A Biography, and Existensialism is a Humanism, and range in price from $6.55 to $28.64.  Here is a brief history of the Center for Prison Education: In the fall of 2009, the…

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…