Spring 2021 Courses in Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life! or Service-Learning!  CSPL211 Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Legal Advocacy for Disabled Veterans  Sarah Ryan  In-person with remote students…

A guide to the Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Wesleyan students are known to be bold and creative thinkers who are not just learners but also makers. However, it can be difficult for students to figure out where to start when they have an idea they want to build or when they feel drawn to get involved with other students’ entrepreneurial projects. This post…

E2020 Event: The 2020 Election Cycle – A Debrief

It’s not hyperbole to say that the 2020 Election may be the most consequential and most unusual election in our lifetime. Want to better understand what happened and what it might mean going forward?   Join members of Wesleyan’s faculty in American Politics, Logan Dancey, Erika Franklin Fowler, Alyx Mark, Steven Moore, and Justin Peck for “The 2020 Election…

Elections under threat: Perspectives and Prospects

Elections under threat: Perspectives and Prospects Panel / Conversation: Wesleyan faculty discussing what we might expect to see come election day. With Wesleyan Faculty: Robert Cassidy, James Cavallaro, Leslie Gabel-Brett, Carla Abdo-Katsipis, Steven Moore, Justin Peck, Kevin Vrevich on the presidency, Congress, global context, social movements, race and politics, public opinion, human rights. Thursday, October 29, 6:30-8:00 EDT Free and open…

Virtual Volunteering: Craft Kits for Kids with Chrysalis Center

Volunteer opportunity from Nancy Sherman of Chrysalis Center: Recently, Chrysalis Center opened a new supportive housing site in the North End of Middletown, which provides case management services to six families residing in two apartment buildings. The program is set to expand very soon to include even more families. Currently, there are 16 children of…

E2020 and WesGIS Event: Presidential Election Mapping

WesGIS Workshop Series / Engage 2020 Event Series: Presidential Election Mapping   Intrigued by the red/blue US maps prevalent in the news media this time of year? Transfixed by the real-time, digital maps of the evolving results on election night? Or merely want to make a basic map in ArcGIS Online? Learn how to use…

#E2020 Final Presidential Debate Discussion

Wesleyan students are invited to join Government Professors Logan Dancey and Justin Peck for a post-debate discussion following the final presidential debate.   The event is meant as an opportunity for students to engage in a dialogue with one another about the debate. Professors Dancey and Peck will pose some initial discussion questions and help facilitate the conversation.  …

United Starts With You! The Collective Power of the United Way Campaign

United Starts With You! The Collective Power of the United Way Campaign Wesleyan faculty and staff are invited to learn about the local impact of the Middlesex United Way and the University’s 2020 United Way Campaign. Our panelists shared candid information about the effects of covid locally, reflect on their work, and discuss the ways…

Hello from the JCCP Engage 2020 Intern!

My name is Douglas Kiman. I am a fourth year PhD candidate in ethnomusicology (Music department), originally from Paris, and I have been involved with the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships as the new Engage 2020 Intern since September 2020. Besides my activities as a doctoral student, I have been engaged in the Wesleyan student community as…