Learning never ceases at
Wesleyan, even in the summer.
Cardinal Hoop Clinic. The Russian Intensive Program. The Health Professions
Partnership Initiative. These are just a few of 31 on campus programs
running during the summer months.
programs are not just for college-aged students, either. Many are
specifically designed for younger children and adults.
programs actually began this year before the class of 2006 attended
commencement May 18 with the Russian Intensive Program. May closed with the
opening of the Hughes Summer Research Program.
June’s highlights included 50th edition of The Wesleyan Writers
Conference and the beginning of the six-week-long Upward Bound program,
which is designed to prepare selected students academically and socially for
the upcoming school year. In addition to academics, students participate in
activities addressing the issues which affect today's teens: AIDS, teen
pregnancy, drugs and alcohol.
From June 26-August
11, Wesleyan’s Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS)
holds nine day-long summer institutes for area teachers. Teachers can take
workshops on problem solving; using math games and activities to teach
estimation; helping students master fractions, ratios, proportions and
percents; and using technology in the classroom.
Professions Partnership Initiative (HPPI) began June 26 and ends August 4.
Through this program, minorities who recently graduated high school can
explore health professions. At Wesleyan, the students have the option to
study anatomy, biochemistry, biology, biophysics, biotechnology, chemistry,
pre dentistry, dentistry, epidemiology, biomedical engineering, genetics,
pre-medicine, nursing, nutrition, pathology, pre-pharmacology, pharmacology,
psychology, public health, science and biostatistics.
Several programs focus on athletics. The Cardinal Softball Camp, Summertime
Sports Soccer Academy, Select Soccer Academy, Adult Baseball Clinic,
Cardinal Field Hockey Camp, Fundamental Basketball Camps, The Lacrosse
Schools, the East Coast Soccer Academy, the Total Volleyball Camp, and
Tennis Camp all begin in July. Wesleyan coaches create the curriculum and
teach at many of these camps, and Wesleyan student-athletes are often
employed as instructors.
Summer activities round out Aug. 25 with International Student Orientation
and New Student Orientation on Aug. 29.