Jewett Center for Community Partnerships

Did You Know? Fact #21.

This week’s fact promotes the Davison Art Center’s upcoming event, “The Big Draw: Middletown.” More information on this event comes from their website: “The Friends of the Davison Art Center present the second annual The Big Draw: Middletown, a community celebration of drawing with workshops for people of all skill levels, from beginners to accomplished artists.…

A Small Reflection & Response

When we learn about tragic events such as yesterday’s bombings in Boston, it reminds us about the fragility of our communities at home and abroad. Acts of mass violence or terrorism have touched all of us recently, and they are a daily occurrence for too many of our fellow humans around the globe. As engaged…

Did You Know? Fact #20.

Today’s fact pertains to Wesleyan and Middletown’s collaborative efforts to promote sustainability. While sustainability undoubtedly comes up in Environmental Studies classes and meetings for student groups such as the Enivronmental Organizers Network (EON), WesFRESH, and SAGES, it is also a topic that is presented at Orientation, Staff Trainings, and Reunion & Commencement. If you’re looking…

Teaming Up: Local Talent and Wesleyan Athletics

Check out this article on sourcing local talent for building a better Wesleyan Athletics. An excerpt from the article: “It’s very important for us to get kids from the Middletown area on our team,” said Whalen. “President [Michael] Roth and I have talked about better connections between Wesleyan and the community in athletics. What we want are…

Did You Know? Fact #19.

The theses are due! The theses are due! This week’s fact details some Wesleyan tradition as well as students’ writings on Middletown. In addition to outlets such as courses, service work, and general engagement, Wesleyan students interested in the history of Middletown write theses and other essays. Wesleyan theses pertaining to Middletown have included titles…

Green the Outside of Green Street

Now that it is bright and beautiful outside (or at least for the time being), it’s time to do some outdoor greening. This just in from Green Street: “Hi all, In case you are looking for some service hours while schools are on break next week, the Green Street Arts Center is sprucing up their…

Green Street Accepting Proposals for Innovative Courses

In the interest of expanding the curriculum offered to students in our After School programming, we are currently seeking  proposals for innovative and invigorating arts, science, math, and interdisciplinary courses at the Green Street Arts Center of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT (which is also now home to PIMMS,  the Project to  Increase the Mastery of Mathematics…

Did You Know? Fact #18.

For this week’s fact, we’re highlighting the student-run Wesleyan Science Outreach group. WSO holds several Science Saturday events throughout the year, in addition to conducting workshops at the YMCA Kids’ Korner sites. From making ice cream–the scientific way, of course–to teaching kids about biology, Wesleyan students are engaging with the community through educational outreach in…

Did You Know? Fact #17.

This week’s fact details MidWes, a Community Outreach subcommittee of Wesleyan students who concentrate on developing the relationship between Middletown citizens on campus and off. From MidWes’ website: The Middletown-Wesleyan Relations Subcommittee (known as “MidWes”) was founded in 2012 by a group of students who wished to further develop the relationship between Wesleyan University and…