CCE Opportunities

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."-Gandhi

Ten Thousand Villages Campus Sale

Wednesday, Nov. 13th 2013 at 10am-7pm

59 College Ave

Buckhannon, WV

The holidays are around the corner and Ten Thousand Villages sale is now up and running! The store is located in the Benedum Campus Center Game Room (next to Sunny Bucks) and is open today, November 13 through next Wednesday, November 20. Store hours are weekdays from 10:00 AM-7:00 PM and the weekend (Saturday & Sunday) from 1:00-7:00 PM.

Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit retail store dedicated to the establishment and sustainability of fair trade in developing countries around the world. They partner with numerous artisans of unique backgrounds and skills to bring beautiful, handmade and quality-created products to their customers. Fair trade is the buying and selling of quality products at a fair price that factors in the time, effort, and skill required to create them. Through this partnership, Ten Thousand Villages seeks to not only create opportunities for artisans to sell their products at appropriate prices, but to also create a lasting and sustainable relationship with those artisans.

If you are interested in supporting fair trade, or just need an excellent gift for someone, please stop buy and check out our merchandise! There is a wide variety, including coffee, scarves, jewelry, and much more. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Shawna Clayton or Elaine Ashman.


Thursday, Nov. 14th 2013 at 7pm

59 College Ave

Buckhannon, WV

The WE LEAD Eco/Sustainability team is hosting a viewing of "Tapped" to raise awareness about the effects of bottled water. Not only do these bottles affect the environment, but they also impact your health and wallet! Learn more on November 14th at 8:00PM in HYMA AUDITORIUM. Prizes will be given after the screening during a short Q&A session.

Upcycling with the WE LEAD Eco/Sustainability Team

Friday, Nov. 15th 2013 at 4:30-6:30pm

59 College Ave

Buckhannon, WV

The WE LEAD Eco/Sustainability team will be hosting an Upcycling event on November 15th from 4:30PM-6:30PM in the SIDE DINING HALL. Participants can make Christmas trees, penguins, and snowmen out of recyclable materials! Come out during dinner and have fun while getting into the holiday spirit!

PURRfect Solutions

Tuesday, Nov. 19th 2013 at 7pm

59 College Ave

Buckhannon, WV

The WE LEAD Animal Welfare team will be hosting Lorna Vincent Venter and Steve Wykoff of PURR WV (People United for Rescue and Rehabilitation) who will be speaking about PURR's initiatives and its impact on the community. PURR is located in Grafton, WV and we are happy to host these guests from a no-kill shelter!

This event will be in Martin Religious Center Room 200 at 7:00 pm.

WE LEAD News & Opportunities

Upcoming Issue Team Meetings...don't miss these opportunities to learn more and get involved in the issues you care about!

  • Social Justice Team Weekly Meetings, every Wednesday, 8 pm in the CCE (located behind the campus bookstore)
  • Children & Youth Team Weekly Meetings, every Tuesday, 5 pm in the CCE
  • Appalachian Experience Team Meetings, every other Thursday (Nov. 21), 6 pm in the CCE
  • Animal Welfare Team Meeting, every other Tuesday (Nov. 19), 7 pm in the CCE
  • Eco/Sustainability Team Meetings, every other Wednesday (Nov. 20), 4:15 pm in the CCE

Requests from the Community

  1. Volunteers are needed to help with Stockert Youth Center's Drill Team. The program directors are looking for eager students to teach children. If you can help or have experience with baton/poms/rifles/flags, please contact Briana Blake.

Stuff We Love

WVWC Reaching Out Across the Pacific

At least 10,000 have died in Typhoon Haiyan's wake -- possibly the strongest storm ever to make landfall when it battered the Philippines Friday, Nov. 8. With sustained winds of 195 mph, the category 5 storm cut a swath of devastation across the northern tip of Cebu and tore through the three large island provinces of Samar, Leyte and Bohol.

The Chapel Office will partner with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to provide monetary assistance for disaster response.

For students, faculty and staff desiring to contribute:

Cash and checks (made payable to UMCOR) will be collected in the Chapel Office through the end of the semester, December 10.

UMCOR has no "overhead" costs and 100% of all contributions are tax-deductible, going to direct aid. They are already working through partners in the Philippines to provide assistance immediately.

To follow the work in the Philippines,

Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development

The Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development seeks to support the mission of West Virginia Wesleyan College by providing opportunities for transformative learning and community engagement with the intent to promote positive social change.

We are located behind the campus bookstore on the second floor of the Benedum Campus Center. Check out the CCE website for upcoming events and more information about our programs!