Events

Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block

Engage Today: Bridging the Ballot and the Block is a half day conference designed to highlight local leaders activating voters on the ground, as well as students engaged in political activism on campus and beyond.  Wesleyan has a long history of providing opportunities to enhance the political education of our students through community engagement. Wesleyan’s Civic Action Plan underscores our goal…

WESEMINAR: Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan. Through the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Service-Learning courses, and other programs, we study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of…

Conferences Roundup 2018-2019

There is rarely a dull moment at Wesleyan – especially inside the Allbritton Center – and with so much activity happening right here on campus, it’s easy to overlook opportunities to learn outside of the Wes bubble. Throughout the year and around the world, there are countless conferences, institutes, bootcamps, meetups, and startup weekends focused…

Films on Foss – Summer 2018

Films on Foss is an outdoor movie series created by the Middletown Mayoral Youth Cabinet. They’ve worked in partnership with the City of Middletown and Wesleyan University to create a youth-led community event that brings together people of all ages. These events are FREE and open to the public, located on Foss Hill just off…

Middletown Green Community Center Meeting

From Jeff Hush ’84: We have our first Wesleyan/MGCC event at Wesleyan University next Friday April 27 from 6pm to 8pm.  It is at 301 High Street, at the rear of the Davison Art Center, in the Digital Design Studio.  Prof. Chris Chenier, one of MGCC’s Board members, is the creator of this digital studio, and he…

Middletown Area Transit (MAT) Budget Cuts Demonstration

From Jacob Beilenson ’19: Today I received news from a Middlesex College Student named Gary Lambert that there is going to be a demonstration against imminent budget cuts to Middletown Area Transit (MAT) this Wednesday, April 25th at the MAT bus terminal on 340 Main St. The demonstration is starting at 4:30 PM. At 5, demonstrators will…

Wesleyan Resource Center : Conversation with Cliff

From Jaylen Berry ’18: This event has been created for Wesleyan Black/brown students to meet man of color, and new Jewett Center for Community Partnerships Director Clifton Watson as well as, to create discussion about SOC experiences at Wesleyan. This event will serve as a way to get conversation going about community building within the…

Russia after the 2018 Presidential Election: Diplomacy and Coercion

Russia after the 2018 Presidential Election: Diplomacy and Coercion with Stanislav Tkachenko Stanislav Tkachenko is a Professor of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University, with PhDs in History and Economics. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Bologna, Italy and Liaoning University, China. He has published books on European monetary integration…

Judging Teachers: the Law and Teacher Evaluation Policy Reform Efforts

Judging Teachers: the Law and Teacher Evaluation Policy Reform Efforts with Mark Paige The talk will address legal issues and court responses associated with policy efforts intended to improve public education and teacher quality, including those attempting to link teacher evaluation and employment status with student achievement, such as “value added modeling.” Professor Mark Paige…