Service-Learning

Fall Course Openings: Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship, Decolonizing Indigenous Middletown, Money and Social Change, and Collaborative Cluster

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 fall, including the Collaborative Cluster, service-learning classes, and a quarter-credit class taught by Patricelli Center director Makaela Kingsley. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (.25-credit, second quarter) CSPL 262, Makaela Kingsley…

Girls in Science Camp Reflection – Draw a Scientist Revelation:

The following post is shared from Green Street Teaching and Learning Center, by Stacy Uchendu ’17   We had three amazing college students work with us to deliver the Girls in Science Camp at Green Street and serve as role models for the campers. This year, those young women were Stacy Uchendu ’17, Anna Redgrave…

WesFest 2015: Civic Engagement, Social Impact, and Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan

Business is booming in the Allbritton Center. The Office of Community Service is growing (Welcome, Scholars in Action and Julia’s Star!), the Patricelli Center is hosting even more workshops, students are flocking to the Civic Engagement Certificate, and each semester boasts an even great number of courses that address public life or incorporate service-learning (or both).…

Service-Learning – Fall 2015

It’s pre-registration time once again! As you plan your schedule for the Fall, take a look at the Service-Learning Center, which offers courses that integrate community service into an academic curriculum. The service component can take many forms depending on the particular course, such as volunteer work, research for organizations, teaching opportunities, and community organizing activities. Back in the classroom,…

Student Spotlight: Alexandria Irace ’15 on the Health of Communities

Service-Learning courses can involve a wide range of activities that extend well beyond traditional volunteer service. For The Health of Communities with Professor Peggy Carey Best, this means conducting research with real-world applications, right here in Middletown. In addition to reading and discussing literature on public health, medicine, and ethics, students serve as research assistants…

Student Spotlight: Alicia Gansley ’15

Civic engagement takes many forms at Wesleyan: volunteerism, activism and advocacy, community-based work, and more recently, unique academic experiences like service-learning and civic engagement courses.  Alicia Gansley ’15 – a Computer Science major completing the Economics minor and Civic Engagement certificate – has been involved with nearly all of these activities during her time at…

Reblog: GIS Service Learning Class Shares Field Research, Projects with Community

In Professor Kim Diver’s Introduction to GIS course, students learn to not only use Geographic Information Systems, but to harness their power to help community partners make a difference in Middlesex County. Olivia Drake has covered the work of this semester’s class: Five groups of students enrolled in the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Service Learning Laboratory course…