Category Archives: Events

Silent Faces/Angkor: Gallery Opening – Postponed to February 12 Due to Snow!

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A message about great art (and free food) Rachel Hirsch ’15:

Come to the opening of Mary Heebner’s installation at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies. Includes a gallery talk by the center’s curator and a lunch buffet.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12 (NOTE: This event has been postponed.)
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
Cost: Free!

Become a Mentor with the North End Action Team

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The one and only Kenny On ’15 writes in:

The North End Action Team (NEAT) mentoring program is recruiting guy mentors! The NEAT mentoring program is a program in which Wesleyan students are matched up with kids age 6 to 11 from the Middletown community to do fun things together such as go out for ice cream, do sports, watch movies, and much more. It is a program very similar to Big Brothers and Big Sisters except catered towards kids who could use a positive influence in their lives that reside in the North End of Middletown. The program is in need of guy mentors who can serve as role models!

The only requirements are that you like to spend time with kids and are regularly available for at least two hours on a weekly basis. Please feel free to contact with any questions.

Deadline: Friday, Feb. 7
Contact: mentoringneat[at]gmail[dot]com

New Teen Force + Middlebrow Make Comedy

Coming straight from Albert Tholen ’15:

Wesleyan’s own New Teen Force is hosting Middlebury’s Middlebrow for
an evening full of improv and, one can only hope, laughs.

Come split sides with us 8:30 PM this Tuesday at Art House!

You can RSVP here.

Date: TODAY, Tuesday, February 4th
Time: 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Art House
Cost: Free!

The Risks and Rewards of K-12 Educational Entrepreneurism

Jack-LeonardFrom Jelisa Adair ’13 and the PCSE:

Presented by: Dr. Jack Leonard, Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership in Education, University of Massachusetts Boston

America has a long tradition of entrepreneurism, which is admired around the world. The entrepreneurial leadership style is central to our American democratic image as the land of opportunity. And in K-12 schooling, hardly a day goes by without an appeal for entrepreneurial leaders who can “think outside the box.” However, there is also widespread skepticism about entrepreneurism in education, which often implies larger-than-life leaders who are willing to take questionable risks in a fiercely competitive market – hardly the ideal environment for children.