Service-Learning

Service-Learning Courses Fall 2016

There are so many great service-learning classes coming up this spring! Service-learning courses are unique opportunities to integrate what you’re doing in the classroom to service projects in the community. As you can see, any subject or discipline can be applied to engaged service work. Do you love astronomy? You can spend a semester doing public astronomy…

Summer Climate Justice Fellowship 2016

Better Future Project is proud to announce the second season of our Climate Justice Fellowship Program — the Summer Fellowship! Get in-depth training and hands-on experience on climate justice movement building and campaigning in Massachusetts. Program Details: Spend your summer from June 5th – August 11th fighting for climate justice in the greater Boston area…

New York Union Semester

Live in New York City. Defend workers’ rights. Get paid and earn college credits.   New York Union Semester is full-time semester-long program that combines rigorous academic study with first-hand experience within the labor movement. As interns, students learn hands-on how unions and labor organizations fight for workers’ rights by contributing to the movement themselves.…

Eye Movement and Reading Lab

Professor Barbara Juhasz, Akila Raoul ’16, and Micaela Kaye ’16 took a field trip to the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center last December as a part of Professor Juhasz’s Eye Movement and Reading Lab to explore compound words and how they are created with first- fifth grade students in the after-school program at Green…

SHOFCO Summer Institute

Kennedy Odede ’12 is one of Africa’s best- known community organizers and social entrepreneurs. Kennedy lived for twenty- three of his thirty years in the Kibera Slum, the largest slum in Africa, where he experienced the devastating realities of life in extreme poverty first hand. Still, he dreamed about changing his community. He saved 20…

Spring ’16 Service Learning Courses

There are many great opportunities to engage in public life and service through your academics at Wesleyan. Here are a few courses that still have openings available for this spring, including the service-learning classes in early childhood education and architecture, and a quarter-credit class taught by Patricelli Center director Makaela Kingsley. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship CSPL 262, Kingsley,Makaela…

Astronomy in Action

Professor Meredith Hughes taught a service-learning course this fall called Seminar on Astronomical Pedagogy. Course participants studied methods for effectively teaching astronomy to elementary school students.  Their semester-long project was to design and present their own presentation using Wesleyan’s portable Starlab planetarium at a local elementary school. I interviewed Hannah Fritze ‘18, Jesse Shanahan MA…

Indigenous Middletown: Settler Colonial and Wangunk Tribal History

Wesleyan University hosted a community-wide event, “Indigenous Middletown: Settler Colonial and Wangunk Tribal History,” on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10am-12pm.Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui organized the panel, which included: Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. – Director of Research and Collections at the Institute for American Indian Studies and author of Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples Timothy Ives, Ph.D. – Principal archaeologist…

The Student Training for Environmental Protection- Spring Break in Appalachia!

March, 6th through March 12th, 2016- Doddridge County, West Virginia Since 2009, the Student Training for Environmental Protection (STEP) has offered students and young people exciting, fun, and important training opportunities. In 2016, for the first time ever, we’re taking STEP to central Appalachia for Spring Break! Wesleyan students interested in this opportunity should email Jennifer Roach,…

Anna Shusterman Named Finalist for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Each year, Campus Compact selects a senior faculty member from one of its member institutions for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The award honors a professor who has produced high-quality academic work that is grounded in deep community engagement, demonstrated leadership within their university, and created lasting impact for the public good.  This year…