Archive for October, 2010

Just a reminder that the Wells Choral Ensembles will be presenting their Fall Concert tomorrow afternoon at 5:15 in Barler Recital Hall. Admission is free. Please join us for this festive event!

Crawford R. Thoburn
Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities and
Chair, Division of the Arts
Wells College, 170 Main Street, Aurora NY 13026 Visit Choral Music by CRT at http://www.MusicByThoburn.com

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Starting this Monday, November 1st, the front entrance of the Schwartz building (the door facing the lake) will be blocked off due to painters who will be working on the outside of our building. The painter estimated that the front entrance portion should take about 3-5days depending on the weather for next week. Please inform people to go around the building and use the back entrance during this time. Thank you for your help and I apologize for any inconvenience.

Rachel Gunderson
Head Tennis Coach
Director of Schwartz Athletic Center
Physical Education Coordinator

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The men’s and women’s soccer teams will honor their seniors at the beginning of their games against SUNY Cobleskill tomorrow here at Wells. Seyda Akyuz, Rebecca Furman, and Samantha Civilette will all be honored for their four years of dedication to the women’s soccer team starting at 12:50 tomorrow with the game set to start at 1 p.m. A win for the women’s team will clinch a spot in the upcoming North Eastern Athletic Conference tournament!!!!

Also, John Iapoce, Cody Glassman, Blasdimil Gomez, and Braden Allen will all be honored for their four years of dedication to the men’s soccer team starting at 2:48 p.m. with the game set to start at 3 p.m.

Please come out and show your support to these seven young men and women who have given their time and hard work to further their respective soccer programs.

Aaron Bouyea
SID/Event Director
and Compliance Coordinator
Assistant Softball Coach
Wells College
T: 315-364-3410
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Community Halloween Party


The student athlete advisory committee is hosting a Community Halloween Party this Saturday Oct. 30th from 4 to 6pm in the Sommer Center! Bring your families and spread the word!

Abagail Williams

Class of 2011
Wells College Softball Captain
Oddline Coach
SAAC Secretary
Traditions Committee

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Thank you to all who participated in Programming Board’s pumpkin carving contest. Be sure to check your mailboxes for a special treat from one of our judges.

The winners of the contest are:

1st place: Jess Fossett
2nd place: Xandi Dunn
3rd place: Sayeeda Copeland

Congratulations to all, and Happy Halloween!

Questions? Email pb@wells.edu.

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On Monday, November 1st, at 7:00 in the Art Exhibit Room, three Editors and several writers with work in the 10th Anniversary issue of THE HEALING MUSE will read from the magazine.

The Editors who will read are Deirdre Neilen, Rebecca Garden, and Nancy Schreher. The writers are essayist Mona de Vestel (Utica), poets Bruce Bennett (Wells), Anna Feldman (Wells ’10), Katy Giebenhain (Pennsylvania), Joyce McAllister (Ithaca), and Sue Supley (Syracuse). Also present will be Kayleen Wilkinson (Wells ’10) who published an essay in The Healing Muse 9 and served as an intern, and current Wells Senior Ana Giovinazzo, who served as a Healing Muse intern.

The Healing Muse is the annual journal of literary and visual art published by SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Center for Bioethics & Humanities. It was founded by Distinguished SUNY University Professor Bonnie A. St. Andrews, who passed away in 2003. Wells College Press published a chapbook of Ms. St. Andrews’ poems, LEARNING FROM RENOIR in 2004, and has sponsored annual readings from The Healing Muse.

Deirdre Neilen wrote in her Editor’s Note to the current issue: : “The book you hold in your hands testifies to the power of art, a power far greater than medicine. The artists and writers within its pages continue B. A. St. Andrews?s vision of a journal that would celebrate memory, commitment, love, and yes, even suffering, all the experiences that make us human and thus serve to unite our individual identities.”

Poet, doctor, and Professor at Harvard, Rafael Campo wrote: “The Healing Muse, one of the first literary journals to recognize the connections between creative self-expression and healing, remains one of the foremost in the burgeoning field of the medical humanities”. It has grown to become an instrument of healing for our entire troubled culture.”

Refreshments will be served after the reading.

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Art and Craft Club

The new Art and Craft Club is meeting this Sunday (Halloween) from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Faculty Parlors! The organization is open to all students, including friends and family, who would like to work on art and craft projects. You can bring your own project and there will be Fall/Halloween crafts provided. It will be a great time to work with other students and have a relaxing and fun afternoon. There will be snacks too!

If you have any questions, email lrowley@wells.edu.

Have a great weekend,
Laura Rowley

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The Office of Student Activities and Leadership is offering discounted ticket prices and transportation to the 12:01am showing on Thursday, November 18!!! Tickets are limited so it is first come first serve! To reserve your space, bring a $10 dollar deposit to the Office of Student Activities and Leadership (Main 105). You will receive a $5 refund along with your movie ticket when you get in the van, Thursday evening.
We will depart at 10:30pm on Thursday, November 18 in front of Main for the Regal movie theater in Ithaca. Tickets are available for Wells Students only. We will start accepting the $10 deposits this Tuesday, Nov 2 at 9:30am (no earlier!).

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28 October, 2010 15:34

ANNOUNCING….Forum in Lansing

Lessons from Pennsylvania: Impact of Marcellus Shale Gas Development on Rivers, Streams and Forests

A Free, Public, Educational Forum on the Effects of Gas Extraction on Recreation, Hunting,Fishing,Hiking, etc.

Monday, November 1, 2010

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Lansing Middle School Auditorium

6 Ludlowville Road, Lansing, NY

High volume, slick water, hydraulic fracturing (hydro-fracking) to take natural gas from the Marcellus Shale has been going on in Pennsylvania for the past three years. Hydro-fracking includes withdrawing millions of gallons of water from nearby rivers, lakes, and streams, mixing it with
chemicals, and injecting the solution under high pressure into the shale to release the gas.

What has been the effect of Marcellus gas development on the people who use the outdoors for recreation? What has been the effect on their hiking, fishing, biking, birding, hunting,camping,boating,family outings, sightseeing?

Pennsylvanians and those who have studied the effects will share what they have learned,and they will take questions from the audience at this free, educational forum.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: People who enjoy the outdoors for recreation, hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, birding,hunting,camping, boating, family outings, and sightseeing. In addition, anyone who seeks more information about the effects of Marcellus gas development in Pennsylvania on their natural environment should attend.

SPEAKERS: Katy Dunlap, Trout Unlimited, Eastern Water Project Director. Ms. Dunlap will talk about impacts on coldwater fisheries and their watersheds, ranging from small mountain streams to largerriver system like the Susquehanna.. Katy will also explain what Trout Unlimited and its members are doing to protect streams and rivers in the Marcellus Shale region.

Shellie Northrop, member and volunteer of several PA and NY hiking clubs and trail associations. Through Ms. Northrop?s years of hiking and contact with other hikers, she is able to describe the impact of drilling activities for hikers in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. She will also use examples in PA to offer suggestions of how those of us in NY can take action now that will help protect our wilderness areas.

Bill Belitskus, Allegheny Defense Project, Board President. Mr. Belitskus lives adjacent to and has been hiking, camping and recreating in Pennsylvania?s Allegheny National Forest for over 35 years. He has been monitoring forest fragmentation, water degradation, air pollution, species
decline and loss of recreation opportunities associated with oil and gas development from land clearing, well
site and road construction, pipelines, tank batteries, generators, compressors, gas processing plants,
truck traffic and construction equipment for the past 15 years. He will discuss one of the critical issues of
unconventional hydrocarbon, deep shale extraction: withdrawal of water from streams and rivers, and riparian rights of landowners to protect waterways.

Co-Sponsors: Social Ventures, ROUSE, Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition (DRAC), Cornell Outdoor Education, Cayuga Lake Watershed Network, Finger Lakes Sierra Club, Coalition to Protect New York, Tompkins County League of Women Voters, Ithaca Health Alliance, and others

Contact information: Sara Hess, 607-272-6394.

Niamh O’ Leary, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Environmental Studies
Wells College Route 90
Fax: 315-364-3464

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Dear Students,

The King Ferry Food Pantry is in need of volunteers to stock shelves, set up for walk-in days, and assist elderly clients. The Pantry is an outreach of the Good Shepherd Catholic Community, open to residents of this school district (including Wells students) on the first Saturday of every month from 10 to noon and by appointment.

To volunteer, individuals can contact the Chaplain at rfrench@wells.edu or Debbie Patrick at 497-2049. This is an approved Community Service Project for clubs and organizations.

Rev. Bob French
Wells College Chaplain
364-3426 or 364-8543

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