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…

Did You Know? Fact #20.

Today’s fact pertains to Wesleyan and Middletown’s collaborative efforts to promote sustainability. While sustainability undoubtedly comes up in Environmental Studies classes and meetings for student groups such as the Enivronmental Organizers Network (EON), WesFRESH, and SAGES, it is also a topic that is presented at Orientation, Staff Trainings, and Reunion & Commencement. If you’re looking…

Clif Bar Makes the Climb to Venture Capital

Chances are you’ve seen a Clif Bar, the chewy, protein-laden energy bars on display at WesShop, local grocery stores, and the heavy-hitters REI and EMS. But, like many businesses in America today, Clif Bar is taking on an entrepreneurial side project, its own Venture Capital firm. From Entrepreneur: “Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford, co-owners and…

Grant Opportunity: $2K from Projects for Good

  Projects for Good connects students who have the will – and skills – to make an impact with organizations who need them. Read more and apply today at http://netimpact.org/learning-resources/learning-opportunities/student-skill-builders/projects-for-good

Video: Jonah Sachs ’97 on “Business Leaders as Mythmakers”

Wes alum Jonah Sachs ’97 (creator of The Story of Stuff series, The Meatrix, and more) presents “One Great Idea” at the GreenBiz Forum conference: how business leaders can tell stories that matter and create new myths that transform our society within a generation. WATCH THE VIDEO  The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship will bring Jonah –…

ENGAGE Link of the Day: What Will the World Look Like in 50 Years?

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 Ashoka article-…

Job Opportunity: Civic Education Project

This just in from CEP: Inspire young people to change the world through leadership, civic engagement, and social justice!  Work behind the scenes at an innovative non-profit organization!  Northwestern University’s Civic Education Project is now hiring a full-time Assistant Program Director! About CEP: The Civic Education Project (CEP), at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, combines hands-on education and…

Teaming Up: Local Talent and Wesleyan Athletics

Check out this article on sourcing local talent for building a better Wesleyan Athletics. An excerpt from the article: “It’s very important for us to get kids from the Middletown area on our team,” said Whalen. “President [Michael] Roth and I have talked about better connections between Wesleyan and the community in athletics. What we want are…

Did You Know? Fact #19.

The theses are due! The theses are due! This week’s fact details some Wesleyan tradition as well as students’ writings on Middletown. In addition to outlets such as courses, service work, and general engagement, Wesleyan students interested in the history of Middletown write theses and other essays. Wesleyan theses pertaining to Middletown have included titles…