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Wes Kids Did Cool Shit Over Spring Break

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We are (only) a week back from break, so hopefully everyone’s stopped asking what you did during it. These questions can be genuine…or loaded and empty. They can also be opportunities for class privilege to shine strong. However, every year, a few student groups and Wes departments help facilitate some truly dope spring break trips that bring students from around campus together and get them out of central Connecticut for a few days. Doing spring break with a student group or academic department often lifts organizational (and sometimes financial) burdens off of individual students and also tends to be hella fulfilling and really fun.

So, we’ve reached out to a few groups who did cool shit over break and put together a roundup post of some cool Wes spring breaks. We apologize to any thesis writers who may have been here all break nibbling on a Twizzler in their thesis carrel every day, but we promise we’ll make it up to you. But for now, take a look at these folks’ fun times:

WEServe Week of Service

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Missing Wesleyan already? Make plans to meet up with fellow Wesfolk for a WEServe project!

WEServe is a worldwide week of service for the entire Wesleyan community. During the week of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 18-24), students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and grandparents, future students, and friends are all invited to come together for activities that serve others. Projects can involve any number of participants and any kind of volunteer work, whether it’s traditional service, like assisting a school or food pantry, or something innovative that supports a local non-profit. Call an organization to ask about their volunteer needs, and once you’ve submitted the project, Wesleyan will publicize it widely and take registrations.

405691_337335716380981_1653567861_nWEServe spans the end of Winter Break and the beginning of the spring semester, so you can plan an activity in your hometown, in Middletown, or wherever in the world you’re traveling. This is a great opportunity to give back to your community while also connecting with classmates, generations of alumni, and other members of the Wesleyan family.

Propose a project by Wednesday, December 31, or sign up to join a project by Friday, January 17: wesconnect.wesleyan.edu/weserve

Date: Sunday, January 18 – Saturday, January 24
Time: All day!
Place: Everywhere!

Peace Corps Information Sessions

From the Career Center: 

Live, Learn, and Work with a Community Abroad!

On September 12th, Anthony Trujillo, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Peace Corps recruitment representative will be on campus to share about his experience living and working in Mongolia and Ukraine and the many benefits of international service.