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Patrcielli Center for Social Entrepreneurship Peer Advisor Session

Are there problems you want to tackle in your community and around the world? How do you broaden the impact of your work? Where can you find funding and collaborators?  Chat with the PCSE PEER ADVISORS!

Come for a conversation on the basics of social entrepreneurship, for input on specific projects, or to start brainstorming new programs and products.  Bounce ideas off of your fellow students and learn about the resources that the Patricelli Center has to offer.  Whether you already have a business plan or grant proposal or simply a cause you care about, the Patricelli Advisors look forward to meeting you.

Date: Tonight, Tuesday 11/4 and every other first Tuesday of the month
Time: 10-11pm
Where: Abritton 022
Link to meet your 2014 PSCE advisors: right here

PCSE Seed Grant Applications

Seed GrantFrom Dana Pellegrino ’12:

If you are unfamiliar with the concept of social entrepreneurship, take a look at Tom’s shoes. Politics aside, Tom’s is a business with a goal of social change and innovation.

So, any chance you want to start a project peripherally similar to but cooler than Tom’s, with the help of the Patricelli Center? Make us
happy: applications for our Seed Grant are due this upcoming Monday, February 25th.

Check out the application.

Complete proposals include: 1 electronic and 1 paper copy of all proposal application documents.

Location: c/o Brenda Straker, Room 116, 222 Church St. Allbritton Center, Middletown, CT, 06459

Questions: Contact Makaela Kingsley at mjkinglsey(at)wes

Teague Hopkins ’06: Lean Startup for Non-profits

Dana Pellegrino ’12 invites you to equip yourself with some entrepreneurial knowledge:

Interested in business, entrepreneurship, or nonprofits? Looking for some solid post-grad advice? Teague Hopkins ’06 comes to Allbritton to talk about “how to start cheap, learn fast, and build an organization that changes the world.” Complete with reception to follow! Brought to you by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Date: Thursday, October 18th
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: Allbritton 311
Cost: None

Education for Everyone: Wesleyan Joins Coursera

“We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.”

That’s President Roth, with a new haircut and a description of his course on Coursera, The Modern and the Postmodern. “I love teaching it because it’s a course that brings us to the history of the present,” Roth exclaims. “The Modern and the Postmodern covers a lot of ground, but all the books cover that ground with a kind of verve and seriousness, a kind of panache and depth that is to me extraordinarily attractive.”

Last Wednesday, Coursera, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform, announced that it would be partnering with 16 new universities—including Wesleyan as the first liberal arts college to join in partnership. Coursera is part of a controversial new generation of education reform that potentially represents the first major update to the higher education industry in centuries. Through video, online texts, and increasingly interactive web applications, Coursera and other MOOCs seek to harness technology to create a global classroom where the best professors in the world can instruct tens or hundreds of thousands of students.

Joining what were originally only large, top tier academic institutions like Stanford, Princeton, and the University of Pennsylvania, Wesleyan is a particularly interesting inductee as the first small liberal arts university. In a series of posts on his blog and on the Huffington PostMichael Roth ’78 writes, “The idea that Wesleyan will be offering free, massive online classes will strike some as paradoxical. We are a small university at which almost three quarters of the courses are taught in an interactive, seminar style. How is that related to online learning?”

First IMPACT meeting of the year!

Come learn about social entrepreneurship in its many forms –

How to be a social entrepreneur yourself and how to support the world of social entrepreneurship.

This semester we will be talking to student social entrepreneurs and leaders of social venture organizations. We will be also attending conference in the area to hear the ideas of innovators in this rapidly evolving field. If you want to attend the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Conference or the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale, this meeting is a must!

Questions? Contact: acash(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, aatamanchuk(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, vschwab(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Date: Tuesday, February 1st
Time: 8 pm
Place: Allbittron 304