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…

ENGAGE Link of the Day: Do Something $500 Grants

There are many resources online for those of us who want to make the world a better place. The Patricelli Center is constantly on the lookout for links of interest to Wesleyan changemakers. Read ours and share your favorite links in the Comments section below. Today’s ENGAGE Link of the Day is –> Weekly $500…

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…

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…

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…

Did You Know? Fact #16.

This week’s fact highlights the Mansfield Freeman Center, which houses Wesleyan’s East Asian Studies Department. The Mansfield Freeman Center website offers more information on their partnerships with the greater Middletown community: “[The Center] offers a variety of special programs and resources focusing on East Asia. Although these programs are offered primarily as a service to students…

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…