The Allbritton Center

Community Partnerships

Wesleyan has a long history of activism and engagement. We are proud of the partnerships we have developed over the years to work in collaboration with community members and agencies to address critical local issues.  Some of our programs end up becoming established offices, such as the Center for Prison Education. Some of our partnerships live in the Office of Community Service, such as WesReads/WesMath and some of our partnerships are short-term research projects, such as an evaluation of the Even Start Family Literacy Programs.

WESU

This video features the voices and faces of those who kept the station going over the last three-quarters of a century. If you watch closely, you’ll get a view of true underground radio (imagine thousands of wires running through steam tunnels below the university campus), free-form programming (for robots, of course), and Archibald Doty laughing about his time as a founder of the station so many years ago. The video is exactly 8 minutes and 81 seconds long, or rather 9 minutes and 21 seconds, in honor of our most recent broadcasting frequency.

Service-Learning

Students continue their American Sign Language (ASL) training while focusing on research and applications primarily outside of the deaf community. They participate in adding this visual and kinesthetic modality to elementary school language arts programming.

Five groups of students enrolled in the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Service Learning Laboratory course E&ES 324 spent their semester helping local organizations learn more about land parcels in the City of Middletown. Read more here.