Rebecca Jacobsen

Rebecca Jacobsen '16 is the Civic Engagement Fellow for the 2016-2017 school year.

Allbritton Center Comments on Beyond 2020


The Allbritton Center is deeply appreciative of Beyond 2020, both in its particulars and in its ethos.  The approach it embodies is that which Allbritton embodies—practical idealism, engagement, translational and transformative education–to enhance the ability of members of the Wesleyan community “to do work that makes a difference beyond the borders of the campus.” That…

Introduction to GIS Final Presentations

Louisa Winchell and Mat Shelley-Reade returning the box of 1922 aerial photographs used for their project to Roger Palmer (City of Middletown).

Ever seen a cool, interactive map that presents a lot of information really clearly, and wondered how someone created it? It was likely created using GIS, and students in Professor Kim Diver’s Introduction to GIS course (E&ES 324) learned how to create maps like those and much more during their course work this fall. GIS…

2016 Net Impact Conference – a recap from Eunice Lee ’19

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Eunice Lee ’19 attended the 2016 Net Impact Conference this November in Philadelphia. The following is her recap of the weekend:   With the help from PCSE, I attended the Net Impact Conference 2016 in Philadelphia, PA from November 3 to November 5. Net Impact is a non-profit organization that connects students and professionals who are interested…

Government Deptartment/Wes Media Project Post-Election Conference

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The Government Department, in collaboration with the Wes Media Project, are hosting a two-day conference on issues related to the 2016 Election Results. A full schedule of events is included below and on the Wesleyan Media Project website. No registration is required, however, seats may be limited so it is suggested you arrive early for any…

WSA Voter Accessibility Report

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  Students from the WSA, as well as staff members from the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, worked together to help register about 300 Wesleyan students to vote in the 2016 election. Check out the summary for a full report!  

Responding to the 2016 Presidential Election


Check out our Ways to Get Engaged blog post for more updated information. — The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan.  We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. In the wake of the historic 2016 presidential election, we believe that…

Right Now! Series: Election 2016

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Join the Allbritton Center for three panels this fall about the 2016 Presidential Election. All panels are free and open to the public. The Role(s) of ReligionOctober 27, 7 pm, PAC 001 ANTHEA BUTLER, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at University of Pennsylvania and author of Women in the Church of God in Christ, Making a Sanctified World…

CSPL courses you didn’t know existed (but that you should take)

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This spring, the Center for the Study of Public Life (CSPL) is showcasing several classes taught by some exciting and unusual visitors, in addition to the usual lineup of wonderful Wesleyan professors. Read on to find a potential class to add as you embark on pre-reg! Group Psychology in Politics: Local, State, and National Perspectives…

Spring 2017 Service-Learning Courses


Working on your pre-reg list? Want the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom through meaningful community service, in addition to guided instruction with peers in the classroom? Consider enrolling in a service-learning course! As a reminder, all service-learning courses may count towards the Civic Engagement Certificate. — Living in a Polluted World (ENVS 361)…

Service Corps Roundup

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Many service opportunities have upcoming deadlines! Check out some of the opportunities below to find a service program that is a good fit for you. The list will be updated periodically, so bookmark it and check back! Ambassador Corps The Ambassador Corps program is the leading social enterprise internship program. A select group of students from the top undergraduate…