Emma Kingsberg ’12 sends word about volunteer opportunities at Connecticut Valley Hospital:
Connecticut Valley Hospital is the state’s principle forensic, general psychiatric and addictions inpatient treatment facility. Our mission is to expand the relationship between Wesleyan and the patients at CVH by recruiting students with a passion for health care, teaching, and social activism.
We’re looking for people with these interests to volunteer their time working closely with patients at the hospital. These classes would ideally include ones with therapeutic benefits, and could range anywhere from music to yoga.
If you like working with people and are looking to have a profound, meaningful experience involving teaching and healing, come find out more about this program. We’re holding an information session on Wednesday, September 14th, from 7 – 8 PM at the bottom of Usdan on the comfy black couches.
If you’re unable to make the meeting but are still interested in working at CVH, contact Emma Kingsberg ’12 (ekingsbergATwes) or Hannah Monk ’12 (hmonkATwes). See ya there!
Barbaralynn Moseman ’13, who is so badass she has two first names squeezed into one, writes in to inform anybody out there lookin’ to do some good about an opportunity to – guess what? – do some good:
Interested in teaching languages?
Interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology?
Interested in teaching foreign culture lessons in a clinical, hospital setting?
If you answered yes to any of these you may be interested in the CVH Language Learning Initiative, started by Barbaralynn Moseman ’13, in conjunction with Prof. Jim Donady (Bio Dept).
The CVH Language/Culture Learning Initiative is a project focusing on social interaction through teaching foreign language and culture and ASL ,and conducting small reading circle discussions (in English) at Connecticut Valley Hospital, a facility for patients with mental illness. Teaching will be done by Wesleyan students, with the purpose of the program to engage residents socially through learning through various disciplines of language practice.
For more info, shoot an email over to bmoseman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
The Middletown Eye has posted a great guide to those places around Middletown you may have missed over the past four years. Grab your parents and learn a little bit about the community around you—or, give them a map and let yourself enjoy some of Reunion & Commencement weekend with your friends.
The lawyer of alleged murderer Stephen Morgan is calling his client’s $15 million bail excessive and plans to seek to lower Morgan’s bail when he’s next in court on May 19, reports the Hartford Courant:
Morgan, [defense lawyer Richard] Brown said, has no prior convictions, is not a flight risk and the evidence shows there were no other weapons found. “This is a person that turned himself in when he didn’t have to,” Brown said.
According to FOX News, an unnamed “former Navy buddy” of Morgan’s also had trouble with the alleged murderer:
“I dodged a bullet on Wednesday and some poor Jewish girl got it instead,” said the 32-year-old veteran, who referred to Morgan as “Psycho Steve” and asked not to be identified for fear of retribution. “I don’t want him getting out of jail and trying to find me. He threatened to kill me so many freaking times. I didn’t think he’d actually go through with it.”
The Courant reports that longtime Wesleyan coach Norm Danielsdied yesterday morning in Windsor, CT at the age of 102:
A charter member of the Wesleyan Athletics Hall of Fame, Daniels came to the school as a physical education instructor in 1934 and coached football, wrestling, baseball, basketball and squash over 39 years.
The Middletown Press is reporting that Fred Concannon, a patient at nearby Connecticut Valley Hospital, escaped Friday night. Police still do not know where Concannon, who has escaped from CVH at least three times before, is.
“At the time Mr. Concannon left the hospital, he was not considered dangerous to others,” [Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services spokesman Wayne] Dailey said. “However, his level of risk becomes increasingly difficult to predict the longer he remains without supervision and treatment.”
According to the Courant, Concannon was committed to CVH in December 1995 after serving time in prison for manslaughter.