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Research Interns Needed for CPE Assessment

Lexi Sturdy ’10 invites you to assist with an assessment of the Center for Prison Education:

Want to learn how to administer qualitative research with a reputable research agency? The Center for Court Innovation, based in Manhattan, is doing an assessment of the Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan and needs student interns to help with hands-on research!

They are going to facilitate a training at the beginning of next semester. The research interns would then conduct interviews and focus groups at Cheshire and York Correctional Institution! It is a great opportunity for hands-on research experience. If interested email Alexis Sturdy ’10, CPE Manager at asturdy(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Contact: asturdy(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline: next semester

WESeminar: Center for Prison Education

Want to hear about Wesleyan’s involvement in prison education and criminal justice reform? Maddie Neufeld ’12 writes in with some, er, arresting information:

Join us for a panel discussion on Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education, featuring members of the initiative’s advisory board. Come hear from leaders in criminal justice reform about Wesleyan’s pioneering work bringing educational opportunity into Connecticut’s prisons. Board members include Majora Carter ’88, MacArthur Genius and environmental activist, Ted Shaw ’76, former NAACP attorney, Greg Berman ’88, Director of the Center for Court Innovation, Katherine Eyster ’10, former CPE volunteer, Russell Perkins ’09, CPE co-founder and Rhodes Scholar, Randy Ezratty P’13, music producer and engineer, Professor Andy Szegedy-Maszak, Mike Lawlor, CT’s Undersecretary for Criminal Justice, and Max Kenner, Bard Prison Initiative Director.

Date: Saturday, October 20th
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Place: Exley 150
Cost: Free!

Center for Prison Education: Ice Cream Awareness Event

Laura Werle ’15 is just writing in to make sure you’re aware of ice cream. Are you aware of ice cream?

Celebrate Spring, the end of classes, and support the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education! This Friday, Lizzy B’s Praline’s Ice Cream Shop (across from Thai Gardens) is teaming up with the CPE to fund raise for this important program.

Date: Friday (tomorrow), May 11
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Place: Lizzy B’s
Cost: “However much ice cream you desire.”

Rhodessa Jones in Crowell

rhodessaRhodessa Jones (sister of Bill T. Jones, who was the class of 2010’s First Year Matters performer/lecturer) will be on campus this week working with theater students and students and faculty engaged in the Prison Education Program. She will also give a solo performance/talk this Thursday.

Jones is Co-Artistic Director of the acclaimed San Francisco-based performance company Cultural Odyssey. An actress, teacher, singer and writer, she’s also the founder and director of the award-winning Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, which is a performance workshop designed to achieve personal and social transformation with incarcerated women. For her Wesleyan appearance, Jones will talk about using art as a healing tool through her work with the Medea Project and perform some excerpts from her one-person shows around the theme of “art as social activism.” Check out this interview for more.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 12
Time: 8 pm
Location: Crowell Concert Hall
Tickets: $6 for Wesleyan Students; $17 for General Admission; and $15 for Seniors, Wesleyan Faculty & Staff and non-Wesleyan Student

New American Studies Class!

American Studies majors, rejoice! Or don’t. Here are the deets for AMST 287 POI Service Learning Course:

This seminar explores critical traditions in education from both theoretical and practical perspectives. We investigate a number of non-traditional educational projects, with a focus on the Center for Prison Education’s (CPE) college in prison initiative. All students will participate in a CPE practicum which will be central to our work, requiring ethnographic research and reflection on teaching, learning, and curriculum development. All students in the seminar will also participate in weekly workshops as part of Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education at Cheshire Correctional Institution.

Center for Prison Education seeking interns

Interested in Wesleyan’s Center for Prison Education?

The Center for Prison Education (CPE) is currently seeking two qualified interns for this academic year. Working directly with CPE Graduate Fellows, students can expect to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of program management: research, administrative assistance, outreach.