The Red Cross needs Donors and Volunteers for Fall Blood Drive

This semester’s annual blood drive is on Tuesday, October 3rd and Wednesday, October 4th from 11:45-5:45 in Beckham Hall. Donors: Anyone can either schedule an appointment online at the Red Cross website (with the code wesleyanu) or you can email Lauren Conte at lconte@wesleyan.edu. There are appointments scheduled every half hour from 11:45-5:15.   Volunteers:…

Volunteer as childcare providers with Mastering Motherhood

Mastering Motherhood is looking for Wesleyan students who would be interested in volunteering as childcare providers.  They are in need of volunteers to help with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary groups. Our volunteers will help provide care within a safe environment for the children, as well as engage with them in reading, play, and…

Civic Action Plan Listening Session

Civic Action Plan Listening Session Tuesday, 9/26 12:00-1:00 Usdan 110   Join Provost Joyce Jacobsen, Director of the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, Cathy Lechowicz, and Civic Engagement Fellow, Rhea Drozdenko for a listening session on Wesleyan’s community engagement strategy. What should we continue doing? What should we change? What would you want to see…

Master of Public Health Programs Panel

Master of Public Health Programs Panel DATE: Wednesday, 18 October 2017       TIME: 6:00-7:15 PM LOCATION: USDAN, Room 108 Panel Members: Mary G. Keefe and Stacey Tuttle, Yale School of Public Health Kristina Onishchuk, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Lauren Black, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Stephanie Lemoine, Harvard T.H. Chan…

RIGHT NOW! Series: Commemorating and Protesting White Supremacy

Crystal Feimster and Demetrius Eudell will discuss the historical significance of confederate monuments and the campaigns for their removal in New Orleans, North Carolina, Baltimore, and elsewhere.    Crystal Feimster, Associate Professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies at Yale University Crystal Feimster, (Ph.D., Princeton University, 2000), is Associate Professor of African American…

Fall 2017 Volunteer Opportunities and Internships at ARTFARM

From ARTFARM Executive Director, Dic Wheeler ’81: Fall 2017 Volunteer Opportunities and Internships at ARTFARM: Teaching Assistants needed for Circophony Fall Circus Training Program for Teenagers: A great opportunity for someone with some circus, spinning, dance or acrobatic experience to help spread the circus joy to local teenagers in Circophony’s Fall Training Program. Program meets…

Cathy Lechowicz leaving role as Director of JCCP

Cathy Lechowicz is leaving her role as the Director of the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships to become the next Director of Recreation and Community Services for the City of Middletown. Cathy will remain at Wesleyan through the end of September and then will begin her new role with the City in October.   Cathy…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Appalachian Scholar Project

Since our last update Appalachian Scholar Project ran it’s first program. We recruited our first student Daya Harris, a promising young junior at Capital High school in Charleston West Virginia. We spent two weeks learning the basics of capitalism, liberalism, philosophy. Our student learned about the various types of colleges, how to finance them and…

PCSE Seed Grants in Action: Report #2 from Dream Chasers

A lot has happened with the dream team since our last blog post at the beginning of the summer. From planning and organizing events, to fundraising, to add a new team members, to new ideas and pivoting.   I guess the best way for us to summarize this summer is to start with the last…

Hello from the New Civic Engagement Fellow!

Greetings! Welcome back to campus, or welcome for the first time for some! My name is Rhea Drozdenko ‘18. I’m Allbritton’s new Civic Engagement Fellow for the ‘17-’18 academic year. My parents are always asking me what my job is (hi mom + dad). So I figured I would write a blog post to help…