Student Entrepreneurs Wanted: ‘Organic Perspectives’

This just in from Anthony Kululu: “Since 2007, our nonprofit ‘Organic Perspectives’ has been helping rural smallholder farmers in Uganda’s deforested remote communities to restore their degraded croplands through agroforestry, fuel-switch to alternative household energy technologies and adopting organic gardening methods. At this point, our goal is to build our own source of internal funding…

Instructional Media Services (IMS): A Sustainable Business Model at Wesleyan, Thursday at noon

Brown Bag Lunch at the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship “Instructional Media Services (IMS): Building a Sustainable Business Model at Wesleyan” Thursday, May 2, 12-1 p.m., Allbritton 022 Wesleyan’s Instructional Media Services (IMS) team provides technology and tech support for classrooms, teaching labs, and special events on campus. Hear from IMS Director Heric Flores-Rueda and IMS Student…

Volunteer Opportunity // Shred!

Just in from Kim O’Rourke: Hi Everybody, We are still looking for a couple more volunteers for our Shred Event this Saturday from  9 – 11 am at the Water and Sewer Department in Middletown.  We need help directing cars and unloading boxes.  If you know of anyone interested – or high school students looking…

Did You Know? Fact #23.

For the past couple of years, New England has seen some pretty wicked weather. Between snow storms, hurricanes, power outages, and the like, a group of first responders known as CERT (also known as) C-CERT came through with aid. From a Post-Nemo article on C-Cert: Wesleyan’s Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT), made up of…

MidWes Student Summit This Saturday

Dear students, Given recent discussions about Wesleyan’s relationship with the Middletown community, I would like to invite you to the Middletown-Wesleyan Relationship Student Summit, happening Saturday April 27th, from 1-3 PM in Albritton 311 (top floor), which is being hosted by the WSA’s Wesleyan-Middletown Relations Committee, also known as “MidWes”. There will be free food from Udupi, a local southeast Indian restaurant (all…

PCSE Student Enrichment Grants Available Now

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship is offering small grants to motivated students who seek to build their own skills, experience, and aptitude for social change by attending off-campus workshops, conferences, or other personal development opportunities. Summer internships and other off-campus experiences may qualify as enrichment in this case, as long as the experience is…

Volunteer Opportunity // AmeriCorps VISTA positions in Higher Ed

Connecticut Campus Compact (CTCC) is looking to fill 11 VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) positions by May 30, 2013! CTCC VISTAs work in community engagement or service learning offices on college campuses throughout Connecticut. Member’s duties include, recruitment of student volunteers, organizing community outreach programs, assisting faculty, and much more. AmeriCorps VISTA members receive…

Imagining Queer Justice: Screening, Discussion & Panel

4:15-6PM, Friday, 26 April, Russell House Speaker bios courtesy of Wesleying: Ryan Conrad (Prisons Will Not Protect You) is an academic who organizes with Against Equality and will speak about queer critiques of the prison industrial complex and the inequality and violence perpetuated by hate crime legislation. Reina Gossett is a trans activist, artist, and writer. She will speak…

reSET Social Enterprise Design Lab – Info Session Thursday 12-2 p.m. at PCSE

reSET is launching a Social Enterprise Design Lab, and they are looking for Wesleyan students to participate. Students with a business idea or a curiosity about entrepreneurship overall are encouraged to consider this. Participants will get training, networking, and other resources, including possible grant money. Ojala Naeem, Program Assistant at reSET, will be on campus this…