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Wells Daily News

1. March 2011

Dear Seniors:

RE: Student Library Prize Contest

This is a reminder that all entries for the annual “Student Library Prize Contest” are due tomorrow, Friday, April 1 by 4:30 pm. A first prize and a second prize are awarded in each of two categories to those competing seniors judged to have the most tasteful and interesting personal library.

Your personal collection can be entered in either of two contest categories:

“Special Interest Library”, which includes collections focused around one or two major interests of the owner.

“General Library”, which includes collections reflecting the owner’s diverse set of interests.

All the best,

Muriel Godbout
Library Director
Tel: 315 364-3356
Fax: 315 364-3412

2. Please copy and paste the link below into your browser for a recap of the most recent athletic news and notes!

http://www.wells.edu/athletics/pdfs/Newsletter/Express%20Newsletter%203-30-11.pdf

Aaron Bouyea
Assistant Athletic Director
Advancement Associate
Wells College
T: 315.364.3410
F: 315.364.3433
abouyea@wells.edu
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1. Dear Friends,

I want to pass on to you an invitation I received to a lecture at Cornell by Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communion, entitled, “How Religion is Killing Our Most Vulnerable Youth.” The event begins at Sage Chapel at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, April 6; it’s free and no tickets are required. For further information, you can contact Cornell Episcopal Chaplain Clark R. West at crw86@cornell.edu.

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

2. REMINDER!!

Applications for Student Employment are due on Monday, April 4th at 8:30am to Experiential Learning and Career Services in the Long Library, Learning Commons. Eric Vaughn Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services

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Entrepreneurship Week

So you graduate and the jobs just aren’t there

Mustn’t sit home alone and despair

If you’ve entrepreneurial skills

You can always pay your bills

And travel in style; you’ve limo fare!

Register Monday Morning 9am to 12pm in Stratton Lobby. Come get the rules and your grub stake. Coffee and donuts provided.

Robert J. Ellis

Director

Center for Business & Entrepreneurship

Wells College

170 Main St

Aurora, NY 13026

ph: 315-364-3270

fx: 315-364-3464

www.wells.edu

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1. Your resume looks uncompetitive,rather sparse
Though all of your classes you did pass
But an entrepreneurial venture
Will raise recruiters’ temperature
And make companies value your? skills?

Register Monday Morning 9am to 12pm in Stratton Lobby. Come get the rules and your grub stake. Coffee and donuts provided.

Robert J. Ellis
Director
Center for Business & Entrepreneurship
Wells College
170 Main St
Aurora, NY 13026
ph: 315.364.3270
fx: 315.364.3464

2. Dear Wells faculty, staff and students:
I hope those of you who were away for Spring break have returned to campus refreshed ? and that all of us are ready for what promises to be a busy and exciting end of the semester. This week is particularly active with many activities from which to choose. I want to call your attention to a special event that was just recently added to our calendar. I hope that many of you will have a chance to attend the artist,s opening reception for Michael Morrill in the String Room Gallery at 6:00 and then join Collegiate Cabinet and me for the following event in honor of Women?s History Month: Wednesday, March 30th
7:00 pm Art Exhibit Room
former Wells president Frances “Sissy” Tarlton Farenthold and film executive producer will host a screening of the documentary film “Quest for Honor”
This is a rare opportunity for our campus as described in the media release below and on the film’s website at http://www.questforhonor.com: Wells College to Offer Screening of “Quest for Honor”
Sundance Selection Offers View into “Honor Killings” and the Movement to End Them
On Wednesday, March 30, Wells College will hold a screening of the documentary film “Quest for Honor,” a 2009 Sundance Film Festival selection. Set in Iraqi Kurdistan, the film explores the recent rise in “honor killings” in Middle Eastern nations, as modern technology and international ideas increasingly collide with traditional values. The screening will be held in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus this Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The film’s executive producer Frances “Sissy” Tarlton Farenthold will be on campus to introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. Farenthold, a former president of Wells College and former member of the Texas House of Representatives, had traveled to Iraq three times on missions from women’s groups, and came to be involved in the project from its inception.
The film follows, in particular, women activists combating the practice in Kurdistan, both by providing sanctuary to women at risk, and by working to change mentalities to prevent future killings. The aim of the film is to help educate the American populace about this complicated issue.
“Without proper analysis and knowledge,” says the film’s director, Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, “the West cannot appropriately support the women, lawmen, and governments who are fighting this plague without being seduced being believing negative cultural stereotypes and further victimizing these communities.”

3. Interested in becoming a Peer Leader? Peer Leaders will help plan and implement Orientation 2011 as well as be the facilitators for WLLS 111. If you are interested in helping new students become acclimated to Wells, apply to be a PL! The application will be available on the Student Activities page on the globe (on the students tab) starting on Wednesday. Applications are due Friday, April 8th.

Nicole Pellegrino
Director of Student Activities and Leadership
Wells College
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315.364.3428
Fax: 315.364.3324

4. Attention all First year and Sophomore Men,

Even/Odd tryouts begin tonight (Tuesday).

Oddline tryouts are from 7 to 8:30pm

and Evenline tryouts are from 8:30 to 10pm.

Both tryouts are up at the SU. Wearing appropriate colors is strongly recommended. Colin Evans Evenline Coach

5. Please find the Wells Dining newsletter on The Globe. https://global.wells.edu/ics/Students/Wells_Dining.jnz

dining@wells.edu
http://www.aurorawellsdining.com

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1. STUDY ABROAD REMINDER – Friday, April 1st is the last day to submit approval requests for studying abroad fall semester 2011. There are still plenty of openings in the Wells programs in Florence, Paris or Dakar. Approval forms can be found on-line or in the Off-Campus Study Office in Cleveland Hall.

Amy Torea
Off-Campus Study Coordinator
Wells College
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026
atorea@wells.edu
315.364.3288
315.364.3257 fax

2. Mid-semester grade/warning entry closed this morning at 8:30 –warnings for any student making C- or below, and for students in their first semester of attendance, grades in all courses. Please CHECK YOUR GRADES on the Globe. If you have received a grade of C- or below, see the professor in that course to see how you can improve, and speak with your advisor. I would highly recommend registering for WLLS 122-01, LEARNING STRATEGIES, if you have not already taken it. Since it began this morning at 8:30, you will need also to be in contact with Kristie Zieler, Coordinator of Learning Support Services, immediately – and she is a great resource for learning how to do college work altogether (kzieler@wells.edu or appointments via a sign-up sheet on the desk in the LSS offices, middle floor of the library).

If you need to WITHDRAW FROM A COURSE (grade of W, no effect on the grade point average) always check with the FINANCIAL AID OFFICE first, and with a form from the Globe or at the Registrar’s Office the course withdrawal deadline is April 1, this Friday. Thereafter you will need to petition to withdraw beyond the deadline, grade of W or WF (if failing), no effect on the grade point average.

The faculty recently voted to approve an extension of this deadline for a week. Though the extension cannot be implemented fully until next year, I will approve petitions between April 2 and April 6 for withdrawing from a course with a grade of W if the advisor approves.

If you feel that you need to withdraw from the college altogether, be in touch with Dean McCarthy, x3311, Macmillan 210.

Diane Koester
Dean for Academic Advising
Wells College
P. O. Box 500
Aurora, NY 13026-0500
Telephone: 315.364.3401
Email: dkoester@wells.edu
OFFICE: Learning Support Services and Advising Office Suite, Learning Commons, Main/Middle Floor of the library,

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Dear Wells faculty, staff and students:

I hope those of you who were away for Spring break have returned to campus refreshed – and that all of us are ready for what promises to be a busy and exciting end of the semester. This week is particularly active with many activities from which to choose. I want to call your attention to a special event that was just recently added to our calendar. I hope that many of you will have a chance to attend the artist’s opening reception for Michael Morrill in the String Room Gallery at 6:00 and then join Collegiate Cabinet and me for the following event in honor of Women’s History Month:

Wednesday, March 30th

7:00 pm

Art Exhibit Room

former Wells president Frances “Sissy” Tarlton Farenthold and film executive producer

will host a screening of the documentary film

“Quest for Honor”

This is a rare opportunity for our campus as described in the media release below and on the film’s website at www.questforhonor.com:

Wells College to Offer Screening of “Quest for Honor”

Sundance Selection Offers View into “Honor Killings” and the Movement to End Them

On Wednesday, March 30, Wells College will hold a screening of the documentary film “Quest for Honor,” a 2009 Sundance Film Festival selection. Set in Iraqi Kurdistan, the film explores the recent rise in “honor killings” in Middle Eastern nations, as modern technology and international ideas increasingly collide with traditional values. The screening will be held in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus this Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The film’s executive producer Frances “Sissy” Tarlton Farenthold will be on campus to introduce the film and answer questions afterwards. Farenthold, a former president of Wells College and former member of the Texas House of Representatives, had traveled to Iraq three times on missions from women’s groups, and came to be involved in the project from its inception.

The film follows, in particular, women activists combating the practice in Kurdistan, both by providing sanctuary to women at risk, and by working to change mentalities to prevent future killings. The aim of the film is to help educate the American populace about this complicated issue.

“Without proper analysis and knowledge,” says the film’s director, Mary Ann Smothers Bruni, “the West cannot appropriately support the women, lawmen, and governments who are fighting this plague without being seduced being believing negative cultural stereotypes and further victimizing these communities.”

Charter Day Celebration

In addition I hope you will have lunch in the Dining Hall on Tuesday, March 29th, during which a special cake in honor of Charter Day, the annual celebration of our foundational document, will be served.

Charter Day provides us with a special opportunity to reflect on the ways in which our College has evolved over time, and continues to evolve today. Our mutability is reflected in our charter, and in its iterations over time—as is our core and unchanging commitment to rigorous and socially engaged learning.

In addition to cake, students will add their special take on Charter Day as we gather at noon on the 29th to commemorate the document of our founding, and the Wells that exists today. I hope to see you there.

Warm regards,

President Ryerson

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Are you thinking about attending graduate school in the future? Not sure how to apply or what to expect. Jamila Simon from the class of 2001 will be here on March 29th to discuss her experience with graduate school and answer your questions. The program will be at 7:00 pm in Stratton Hall 209.

If you are interested in talking with Jamila prior to the program, please join us at 5:30 pm for dinner in the Main Dining Hall. If you are interested in attending the dinner and/or program with Jamila, please RSVP to Eric Vaughn at evaughn by 4:30pm on Monday, March 28th.

Note: Dinner time has changed from 5:00pm to 5:30pm.

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