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Calling all annual reports from Wes-connected non-profits!Hey y’all, it’s annual report time for many non-profits (and programs like our very own Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship). If you are working for or involved with a non-profit that you want to celebrate, please send us a link to your annual report. Here’s what we have so far:…

Syed Ali ’13, Communications Coordinator for FoodCorps, wrote in with two job postings: Special Assistant to the CEO (Portland, Oregon office) Syed says: I recommend this position especially for someone who is interested in social entrepreneurship. While many of our “leadership”-minded students might not find working in a support role compelling, its actually the best way to…

My name is Jennifer Roach, and I just started my year as the Civic Engagement Fellow at Wesleyan. I am taking the place of the wonderful Rosy Capron ’14 in her office behind the bookshelf in Allbritton 318. This year I will be working with the Center for Community Partnerships, the Allbritton Center for the…

Rachael Peters ’02 wrote in with this great opportunity for recent Wes grads:   Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national nonprofit that gives teenagers the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions. We do this by training college students to teach a comprehensive health curriculum in public high schools that lack health education.…

Hello, dear supporters of Loam Magazine!  We are writing to inform you that our online platform is up and at ’em – http://www.loammagazine.com/. Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to launch our website with great success. Loam Magazine has had thousands of views in just a short week.  So much GOOD has been…

On June 22, Christopher Weaver MALS ’75, CAS ’76 presented a seminar titled “Amplius Ludo: Beyond the Horizon” to interested students and faculty at Exley Science Center. Weaver is an author, software developer, scientist and educator. He is the founder and CEO of Bethesda Softworks, where he co-developed wildly popular games, including The Elder Scrolls role-playing series and John Madden Football for Electronic Arts. Success in these ventures has required Weaver to bring together elements of computer science, design, and storytelling. As a result, he is an expert in the special niche where science, entertainment, and education overlap.

Weaver presented a far-ranging lecture that covered everything from the Scottish Highlands, to cutting-edge neuroscience, to data caves, 3D modeling and augmented robotic surgery. His seminar made a compelling case for how the techniques and dynamics of game software are directly applicable to many other areas of social and scientific endeavor. Weaver currently teaches engineering and comparative media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Speaking to an engaged audience, Weaver also discussed how the demanding computational and graphic requirements of the games industry has had the added benefit of making the same types of powerful hardware available for application to numerous other fields at lower cost. Weaving together his knowledge of the tools and techniques that go into making blockbuster games, Weaver demonstrated how these same techniques and tools are influencing the future of education, science, industry and society. At Wesleyan, Weaver’s studies included Japanese, computer science and physics.

Just a quick note of thanks to the following alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who donated their time and expertise to the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship in 2014/2015. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! Advisory Board Phoebe Boyer ’89 Carl Byers ’93 Sharon Belden Castonguay…

On May 23, soon-to-be-graduating seniors and their families joined alumni for the traditional Parade of Classes beginning at Usdan University Center and ending at South College. 

A Letter to Wesleyan Social Entrepreneurs and ENGAGE Readers: I recently attended an event on campus where I was able to share my career experiences with a group of graduating and rising seniors. As I listened to the other panelists and reflected on my own past, I realized, among many things, that a career—meaning the […]

Voting opened on Monday for 2015 Alumni-Elected Trustees. The easiest way to vote is to ensure that we have your preferred email on file so that we can send you a customized voting link. The next email is being sent on Thursday, April 30. 1. Click the Vote Now button in the email 2. Confirm that […]

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