Events

WAPPS Boston Launch & Reception, April 25

A message from Arthur Nazarian ’09 for anyone who will be in Boston on Thursday evening: Boston, MA: WAPPS Launch & Reception Join us for the inaugural gathering of a new Boston and Wesleyan community dedicated to philanthropy and public service. Come to Elephant & Castle in Boston from 6-8pm on Thursday, April 25th for…

Radical Giving and Alternative Economics, May 1 at noon

RADICAL GIVING AND ALTERNATIVE ECONOMICS a post-Wes conversation with Brendan Martin ’95 hosted by Wesleyan’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Wednesday, May 1 12-1 p.m. Allbritton 311 Lunch will be provided, and registration is required. If you are unavailable to attend the lunch at noon but you are interested in meeting Brendan while he is…

Invisible Men Presents: BluePrint Roundtable

Saturday, April 13th, 1-4PM, CFA Hall. BluePrint Roundtable is a community conversation moderated by acclaimed actor Delroy Lindo, star of Romeo Must Die and Malcom X. When filming Question Bridge, the creators of the project encountered a compelling question and answer exchange between a younger participant and an older Civil Rights Activist. The Question: “Why…

Volunteer Opportunity: Humanity Festival, April 13th, on Foss Hill.

The Humanity Festival is a one-day musical celebration in solidarity against bigotry, racism, and social divisions within a community. The Wesleyan Humanity Festival will take place on April 13th, 2013 on the bottom of Foss hill and intends to bring all members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown community together through music, art, and spoken word. The festival will encourage dialogue about—and…

Earth Month 2013: “Rethinking How Money Works” Event

To celebrate and raise awareness of Earth Month, Wesleyan is creating and engaging in a plethora of events, discussions, and talks, on campus and off. We’d like to highlight a social entrepreneurship-related event, so if you’re interested in attending and require transportation, email Makaela Kingsley at mjkingsley(at)wes. “Rethinking How Money Works: Monetary Reform as a…

Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp: Structure Lab

The Patricelli Center presents a Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp workshop Structure Lab Thursday, April 18, 2013 6-9 p.m. Allbritton 004 (Coffee and dessert will be served) Joy Anderson ’89, President of Criterion Institute and instructor of Wesleyan’s “Money and Social Change” course, is a prominent national leader at the intersection of business and social change. She…

NYT’s Jacques Steinberg Talk 4/9

Interested in issues of education, college access and affordability, Wesleyan’s admissions, or journalism? On Tuesday, April 9th, at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Chapel, the WSA will be hosting a talk by author and journalist Jacques Steinberg, titled “Beyond the Gatekeepers: The State of College Access and Affordability in America.” All student are encouraged to attend. Jacques…

Business Plan workshop follow-up

Last Thursday, the Patricelli Center, Career Center, and WAPPS hosted a workshop entitled “Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp: Business Plan Essentials” featuring philanthropist, investor, consultant, and business leader Steve McCarthy ’75. Here are some highlights of my notes from Steve’s talk:   General advice- Be a salesperson, know your audience and tailor your pitch to them When…

Volunteer Opportunity: Cardboard City Sleep Out

From Celia Caffery, an AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow with Opening Doors-Greater Hartford: “There wil be an awareness raising and advocacy training event that might be of interest to Wesleyan students interested in human rights and homelessness. Journey Home (a nonprofit working to end homelessness in the Greater Hartford region) is putting on a Cardboard City Sleep…