Every spring break, Wesleyan sends hundreds of students and faculty to different countries and communities around the world to serve on mission trips. This year, eleven trips were sent out to serve. The trips offered included; Atlanta, Bulgaria, Chattanooga, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic Score, Dominican Republic Makarios, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
The Wesleyan Gala took place on March 2 at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta. The Annual Wesleyan Gala is an event that brings the community together. It is a time to dress up and celebrate what Wesleyan has done over the past few years.
The Gala is made up of a live and silent auction, dinner and band.
There are hundreds of people that show their support for Wesleyan at the Gala. Teachers and faculty attend, along with alumni, alumni parents and friends of the Wesleyan community.
People often think of February as the month of love, complete with boxes of heart-shaped chocolate and teddy bears, but behind the lovey-dovey-ness that is Valentine’s Day, February also brings with it the month-long celebration that is Black History Month.
Black History Month is the “annual celebration by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history” (History.com). The event started as “Negro History Week” in 1926. The idea originated from Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (History.com). Woodson is famous for a lot of the books he wrote, but his most famous book is the Mis-Education of the Negro teaching African American self-empowerment (Biography.com).
When the term slavery comes up in today’s culture, it is easy to think of it as a crime of the past. But in fact, it is the exact opposite. The estimated number of slaves around the world today is around 40 million, which is higher than it was when slavery was legal throughout the 19th century. And the number of enslaved people is constantly increasing. Today, slavery is the fastest growing crime in the world (End It Movement).
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and that number is continuing to increase every day. However, each year, Wesleyan has the opportunity to help contribute to the emergency need for blood.
On Jan. 18, the Red Cross brought all of their equipment and set up a blood drive right in Chapman Library. Having a blood drive at Wesleyan really encourages faculty, staff, students and parents to donate blood at a location that is convenient for them. Keep Reading