PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Move & Connect

Each year, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards three $5,000 seed grants to fund the launch or early-stage growth of a project, program, or venture. Appalachian Scholar Project, run by Shingo Umehara ‘18, Kotaro Aoki ’16, Kaito Abe ‘15, and Eiko Otake, was one of last year’s winners. This is Shingo’s second report since…

Call for Submissions of Art/Performance on Disruption/Disaster

From the College of the Environment Think Tank Members:   Call for Submissions of Art/Performance on Disruption/Disaster The College of the Environment Think Tank is inviting proposals for creative work on the theme of “Disaster” and the ways in which humans confront or survive disasters, to be shared with the public on Friday, March 2,…

Service-Learning: Climate Change to Neuroplasticity

Service Learning (SL) integrates experiences outside the classroom with an academic curriculum taught within the classroom. As one form of experiential education, service learning seeks to broaden students’ understanding of course content through activities which are, at the same time, of service to the campus and/or surrounding community. In Fall 2017, two SL classes really…

Center for Prison Education Spring 2018 Textbook Drive

The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education just launched their textbook drive!  The books on the list feature titles such as Flush, The Qur’an: A Biography, and Existensialism is a Humanism, and range in price from $6.55 to $28.64.  Here is a brief history of the Center for Prison Education: In the fall of 2009, the…

The ENGAGE Recommended Reading List

Winter break is the perfect time to cozy up with a good book related to civic engagement and social impact. Here is a list of great books recommended by the Allbritton Center staff and faculty.       Kristen Inglis, Academic Manager, Center for Prison Education College in Prison by Daniel Korpowitz, chronicles how, since…

Be a Creative Collaborator in Circus-Theater

From Dic Wheeler ’81: Creative collaborators needed for Circophony’s As You Wish!, a new circus-theater response to The Princess Bride. Circophony is a youth circus program run collaboratively by ARTFARM and Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater.  Auditions are December 12 & 19, and the production is open to anyone ages 12 to 19. Rehearsals begin January…

Student Panel on Veteran Identity

Student Panel on Veteran Identity In 2014, Wesleyan University partnered with The Posse Foundation, Inc. to welcome its first “posse” of 10 veterans to campus. The Veterans Posse Program recruits talented veterans and places them in top-tier colleges and universities, where they receive four-year scholarships. Since 2014, the number of veterans on campus has tripled.…

Off-Campus Jobs

Are you staying in Middletown over winter break? Are you looking to make some extra cash? Having trouble finding a job? Consider working at one of these student-friendly local businesses. This list was compiled by Net Impact Wesleyan University member Eunice Lee ’19. Are we missing anything? Let us know by emailing engage@wesleyan.edu Business Address…

Myanmar: Intersecting Political, Ethnic, and Religious Realities

 Myanmar: Intersecting Political, Ethnic, and Religious Realities   In one of the most rapidly unfolding refugee crises since the Rwandan genocide, approximately 615,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State for neighboring Bangladesh. Reports from Rohingya refugees outline a systemic campaign of violence against civilians, with allegations of gang rape, extrajudicial killing, arbitrary arrest,…