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Did You Know? Fact #25.

“History is all around us.” I think I’ve heard someone say that…somewhere. But can we deny its truthfulness? In Middletown, especially, there is a rich history that can be seen even today. One walk down High Street brings a lot of history to light. Why are there so many mansions on one block? Is Russell…

Did You Know? Fact #24.

This week’s post details the weekly public observing events at the Van Vleck Observatory. Situated in the middle of Wesleyan’s campus, the Observatory plays host to a variety of astronomy-related events. From the Observatory website: “MONTHLY SATURDAY NIGHT OBSERVING (RUNS ALL YEAR LONG) Organized and hosted by the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford (ASGH), this…

Middletown Potluck! This Sunday at 200 Church

This Sunday, May 5th, join Middletown Potluck at 200 Church for food & new friends. Middletown Potluck is a community collaboration that creates a positive, inclusive space for students and community members to break bread and get to know each other. While prior Potlucks were held at Green Street, this Sunday’s Potluck will be on…

Job Opportunity // UConn Office of Community Outreach

University of Connecticut – Office of Community Outreach (Student Activities) Community Outreach Program Assistant Program Assistant II – UCP IV Position Summary: The University of Connecticut’s Department of Student Activities announces an opening for a full-timeCommunity Outreach Program Assistant II (UCP IV) position. The selected candidate will provide programmatic and administrative support to various initiatives for students,…

Volunteer Opportunity // Shred!

Just in from Kim O’Rourke: Hi Everybody, We are still looking for a couple more volunteers for our Shred Event this Saturday from  9 – 11 am at the Water and Sewer Department in Middletown.  We need help directing cars and unloading boxes.  If you know of anyone interested – or high school students looking…

Did You Know? Fact #23.

For the past couple of years, New England has seen some pretty wicked weather. Between snow storms, hurricanes, power outages, and the like, a group of first responders known as CERT (also known as) C-CERT came through with aid. From a Post-Nemo article on C-Cert: Wesleyan’s Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT), made up of…

MidWes Student Summit This Saturday

Dear students, Given recent discussions about Wesleyan’s relationship with the Middletown community, I would like to invite you to the Middletown-Wesleyan Relationship Student Summit, happening Saturday April 27th, from 1-3 PM in Albritton 311 (top floor), which is being hosted by the WSA’s Wesleyan-Middletown Relations Committee, also known as “MidWes”. There will be free food from Udupi, a local southeast Indian restaurant (all…

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…