Rhea Drozdenko

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

Conference Grant Report : Taisa Vasilkova

Taisa Vasilkova was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, she traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Society for Neuroscience Conference. You can read Taisa’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   Last semester,…

Conference Grant Report: Eunice Lee

Eunice Lee ’19 was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, she traveled to Philadelphia, PA to participate in the Urban Health Symposium. You can read Eunice’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.   This past…

Conference Grant Report: Caroline Liu

Caroline Liu was selected to receive a Conference Grant from the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. With this grant, she traveled to Orlando, FL to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) for Women in Computing. You can read Caroline’s reflection below, read past grantee reflections here, and visit the PCSE website to learn more about all of our grant programs.…

The Chernobyl and Fukushima Meltdowns: Their Causes and Consequences

The Chernobyl and Fukushima Meltdowns: Their Causes and Consequences Nuclear energy is still used in the United States and around the world.  It is constantly promoted as a clean energy source despite the unsolvable problem of long-term waste disposal.  The US Department of Energy is again promoting nuclear energy as an alternative to oil and coal.  Arnold Gunderson,…

Civic Engagement Certificate Alumni Profiles

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

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…