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…

Job Opportunity: Kindergarten Kickstart Teachers 2013

Kindergarten Kickstart is an innovative summer pre-K program for children who could use an extra preschool experience before starting kindergarten at Farm Hill or Macdonough elementary schools. The 2013 program will run from July 1-August 2, Monday through Friday, with an additional week or two beforehand for curricular planning and classroom set-up. You must be…

Grant Opportunity: Peace First Prize

A $50k prize. Applications are due 4/12. Get on it! “Five Prize winners will each receive a $50,000 Peace First Fellowship over two years to continue their peacemaking work. Through mentoring and coaching, the Peace First Fellowship is a real investment in young people’s ability to take their peacemaking to the next level of action and impact.…

Volunteer Opportunity: Cardboard City Sleep Out

From Celia Caffery, an AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow with Opening Doors-Greater Hartford: “There wil be an awareness raising and advocacy training event that might be of interest to Wesleyan students interested in human rights and homelessness. Journey Home (a nonprofit working to end homelessness in the Greater Hartford region) is putting on a Cardboard City Sleep…

Job Opportunity: HOT Schools Fellow Positions Available

Connecticut Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools in partnership with Wesleyan’s Green Street Arts Center is offering three fellowships to Wesleyan Students. This is a unique opportunity for organized, tech savvy individuals interested in the elements of planning, developing, implementing and coordinating particular aspects of the HOT Schools program including the HOT Schools Summer Institute (SI).…