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1. Internships and Volunteer Work: Bloom Projects International gladly and regularly uses the much-needed help of interns and volunteers who share the same desires and passions we have. BPI is always looking for passionate people in all areas. However, in this stage of our growth, we are seeking individuals with skills and interest in Journalism, Writing, Communications, Graphic and Web Design, Photography and Video/Film Production. As a fully incorporated Non-Profit Organization, we are able to give college credit and/or volunteer hours in most cases. While we are looking for individuals with those specialized skills, please do not hesitate to send us your resume or contact us via E-mail or phone to find out more information about current opportunities. All applying Interns must be over the age of 18. If interested, please send us an e-mail to the address provided below with the subject header titled “Internship”, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you soon. For more information please visit: http://bloomprojects-intl.org/How.you.can.help.html
Phone: 858-232-7392
E-Mail: info@bloomprojects-intl.org

2. Sustainability on Sundays. This Sunday, May 1st, and next Sunday, May 8th,the focus of the evening service in the chapel will be Sustainability: Living the Prophetic Vision. The brief service, centered on passages that articulate an ethical vision of sustainability, begins at 6:00 p.m., with discussion and
refreshments to follow as your time permits (you’ll be able to make the 7 p.m.concert).

Rev. Dr. Linda Schwab, Visiting Chaplain Assoc.

3. Yellow Rage (7-9 PM) and Dance Party (10-2AM) Tonight

Yellow Rage will be preforming in the Sommer Center from 7-9 PM (Hosted by POWER and WISA). Come out to celebrate the end of Multicultural Week. Yellow Rage has been featured on Def Jam Poetry.Yellow Rage has sought to make a positive impact through their poetry. Drawing from their own unique experiences, individual political ideologies, and personal life philosophies as Asian American women, Michelle and Catzie’s group and solo poems address issues which explore the intersections of race, culture, gender, community, and self. Core issues examined by Yellow Rage include human trafficking, sexual slavery and modern-day slavery; anti-Asian violence; domestic violence; cross-cultural conflict and misunderstanding; cultural commodification; racism and sexism; mixed race identity; class divisions; and self-identity. At the heart of Yellow Rage’s poetry is a desire to present a perspective that challenges ignorance and hatred and holds people of any race, gender, ethnicity, religious belief, etc., accountable for ideas and behaviors which in turn facilitate divisiveness rather than understanding. Through anger, pain, joy, celebration, sarcasm, and humor, Catzie and Michelle strive to facilitate honest dialogue with their poetry and hope to move themselves and others towards some universal Truth–to recognize the humanity of others and acknowledge the human desire for peace, healing, happiness, and love. Employing multiple poetic forms and delivery styles–including hip hop-influenced rhyme, character depictions, theatrical monologue, song, and free verse–Yellow Rage seeks to connect people, bridge cultures, and initiate a movement of positive and progressive change.

The Multicultural Dance Party ( Hosted by POWER and WISA) will be from 10 PM-2 AM is the Sommer Center. Come out to dance and listen to music from all over the world. Some genres include soca, dancehall, reggae, J-POP, zouk and kompa.

4.  Appointed’s Bake Sale will be from 7-9 PM in the Sommer Center.

If you would like some our delicious home-baked items later tonight or tomorrow call Dominique or Rosemary at (347)423-6207 or email appointed @wells.edu.

Menu
Cupcakes (Blueberry, Yellow, Red Velvet, Chocolate)$0.75 Slice of Cake (Red Velvet, Birthday Cake, Chocolate)$1.00 Slice of Pie (Chocolate, Oreo, Chocolate-Peanut Butter)$1.50

5. Dear Students,
The last day to order Books, DVD’s and Videos will be Friday May 6th. You may make article requests through the end of the semester.

The absolute last day to turn in your ILL’s will be Monday May 16th, unless you contact me and make special arrangements.

Fines for ILL’s that are not returned on time are $75.00 per item. I’m sure you can think of much better things to do with that money.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me. I am happy to make special arrangements if possible, but I need to hear from you.

Good luck with end of term papers and tests!!

Kimberly Nolan
Acquisitions/Office Manager
Resource Sharing
Louis Jefferson Long Library
Wells College
(315) 364-3355
knolan@wells.edu
fax (315) 364-3412

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Senior Theses in Public Affairs

Representation, Education and the Environment

Senior Theses in Public Affairs

Betty DeLuna

FEDERALISM: Should the federal government be involved in Education Policy or should it be left to the individual states?

May 3, 2011 2:00pm Macmillan 126

Samantha Schober

Reclaiming Representation: Marco Rubio

May 5, 2011 3:00pm Macmillan 126

Tomas Bowling

Clean Capitalism: A Conservative Argument for Transferring to Renewable Clean Energy

May 6, 2011 11:00am Macmillan 126

All Members of the Wells Community are Invited to Attend

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Wells Daily News

1. The latest edition of the Wells Dining Newsletter can now be found on The Globe: https://global.wells.edu/ics/Students/Wells_Dining.jnz

Find us on Facebook too! Take note of our Featured Facebook employee. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aurora/Wells-Dining/130835000292366

Elly Ventura
Program Director, Aurora Inn, Inc. – Wells Dining
ph: 315-364-3378
fx: 315-364-3397
http://www.aurorawellsdining.com

2. Entries for the Koch Prize for the Best Freshman Paper are due Friday, May 13th at 4:30p.m. An entry for this prize should reflect discriminating analytical reading, and clear thinking about a significant subject. It should
be carefully researched and documented. Submissions should be no less than 2500 or more than 6000 words in length. Submit to Professor Garrett, Macmillan 303. BE SURE TO USE AN ALIAS on the paper. IN A SEPARATE ENVELOPE,write the title of your paper, your alias and your real name.

Entries for the Best Senior Research Paper are due Friday, May 6th at 4:30p.m. Entries may be, but need not, have been submitted as a senior essay or senior thesis, or it may have been written by a senior as a term paper for a course. It should demonstrate mature investigation and cogent thinking concerning a significant subject. Entries should be no more than 20,000 words in length but not less than 5,000. Submit to Ms. Nancy Gil, Cleveland 201. BE SURE TO USE AN ALIAS on the paper. IN A SEPARATE ENVELOPE, write the title of your paper, your alias and your real name.

Rhonda Dellinger
Assistant to the Provost and Dean of the College

3. Hello everyone,

Just a final reminder about the panel discussion “Building Cultural Competence,” which will be tomorrow, April 29 at 11:30 a.m., in the AER. The event features Jamila Walida Simon ’01, Ernie Olson, Malindra Ratnayake, and Azra Rahman ’13. Come and hear about cultural competence, ask questions, get information, and then share it with others!

This event is the second installment of Jamila’s Leader-in-Residence program, and is co-sponsored by the Staff Committee on Inclusive and Intercultural Excellence (SCIIE) and the Faculty Committee on Inclusive and Intercultural Excellence and Off-Campus Study. The Leader-in-Residence program is a joint effort of the Office of Experiential Learning and Career Services, and the Office of Alumnae/i Affairs.

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Dear Students,

Description of a new course that will be taught next semester by Lena Masur who is currently teaching Photography. This course links environmental issues, creativity and art.

Sustainable Design ART 285

This course will investigate the meanings of sustainability and potential of creative design to address environmental issues and challenge cultural norms. Students will research techniques in sustainable design ranging from passive solar construction and composting toilets to the engineering of low-input technologies like clay water filters and aluminum foil solar cookers. We will also discuss landscape design as it pertains to sustainable agriculture and consider contemporary activist artwork that constructs creative solutions to environmental problems. These investigations will be grounded in a continuing redefinition of sustainability through texts that explore multi-cultural approaches to resource use and distribution. The course will culminate in group design-and-build projects intended to increase the sustainability of operations on campus.

Office of the Provost and Dean of the College

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Wells Daily News

1. Student/Faculty/Staff volleyball game coming up on Tuesday, May 10 at 4:45 in the upper gym.

We are looking for students, faculty and staff who would like to participate.

Admission is 1 dollar, for those not playing, and all proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Japan Tsunami Relief fund. Please contact Mike O’Brien at mobrien@wells.edu, or myself sspezzano@wells.edu. Thank you.

Sara Spezzano
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
SAAC Chair

2. POETRY READING BY JERRY MIRSKIN AT 4:45 THURSDAY

Tomorrow at 4:45 in the Art Exhibit Room, Jerry Mirskin will read from his poetry. He is the author most recently of the poetry collection, In Flagrante Delicto.

About “In Flagrante Delicto?\” one writer has commented: “I love Jerry Mirskin’s poems. I don’t know anyone else who writes with such dogged faith in the goodness of the world, or who has such affection for so many things, large and small….”

There are copies of his book in the Bookshop and a display of his work in the Library.

Mr. Mirskin is Associate Professor in the writing program at Ithaca College, and regularly teaches courses at Cornell. Bruce Bennett Professor of English

3. The deadline is approaching….April 29th at 4:30pm!…for nominating professors for two very important awards: Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Advising.

Please send your nomination to dean@wells.edu for the outstanding professor…the one that taught that really exceptional class or the one who took extra time to help you with choosing courses!

You may also drop your nominations off at Macmillan 224.

Awards will be announced at the Honors Awards Dinner May 11th.

Rhonda Dellinger
Assistant to the Provost and Dean of the College

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Wells Daily News

1. Internet Interuption on May 11th:
Please be advised that Time Warner has announced that there will be a service break that translates to an Internet outage for the College on the May 11th. It is expected to be brief and will occur sometime between 2-6am. We expect that everything will be back to normal by 8:30am on May 11th.
If you have any questions, plese contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@wells.edu. 2. Blood Drive on Wednesday in Sommer Center:

There will be a Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 27th in the Sommer center from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is a sign up sheet in the Dining Hall. Please sign up and save a life!!!

If you have questions, please contact Lauren Robin at lrobin@wells.edu

3. Multicultural Week Celebration!:

WISA and POWER would like to cordially invite you to our Annual Multicultural Week Celebration from April 26-29th. Come and learn about different cultures and embrace the melting pot of Wells through music, poetry, food and film. Please see below for the events scheduled for this week.

Multicultural Week Schedule Tuesday, April 26, 2011
– Saani Adi’ini (Navajo poet/singer/storyteller) 4:45pm, AER -International Movie 7:30-10 pm, Sommer Center

Thursday, April 28, 2011
-Food Workshop 5pm-7pm, Sommer Center

Friday, April 29, 2011
– Yellow Rage (Def Jam Spoken Word Poets) 7pm-9pm, Sommer Center -Multicultural Dance Party 10pm-2am, Sommer Center

For more information please email Richaela Primus at rprimus@wells.edu

4. Poetry Reading on Thursday at 4:45pm:

On Thursday at 4:45 in the Art Exhibit Room, Ithaca College professor and poet Jerry Mirskin will read from his work. He is the author most recently of the poetry collection, In Flagrante Delicto, published in 2008.

About ?In Flagrante Delicto? one writer has commented: ?(These poems) are rich journeys into the extraordinary, the particular, even the everyday. Jerry Mirskin shows us that only caught in the act of love, for a mate, a child, the universe, do we become truly human.?

There are copies of his book in the Bookshop and a display of his work in the Library.

Mr. Mirskin is Associate Professor in the writing program at Ithaca College, and regularly teaches courses at Cornell. ===================================
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Wells Daily News

1. Honors Awards Dinner, May 11th:

Reminder: The 1st Annual Honors Awards Dinner will be held in the Dining Hall on May 11th at 5:30pm. All students are invited and you MUST RSVP TO ATTEND BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th. Please e-mail rdellinger@wells.edu if you plan to attend. Dinner will be provided in the Sommer Center for students who do not attend. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

2. Dean of Students Annual Awards:

The Dean of Students Office is seeking nominations for their annual awards. The following awards will be given: ? Outstanding Student Organization Advisor
? Outstanding Co-Sponsored Program
? Most Improved Student Organization
? Outstanding Student Organization
? Outstanding Multicultural Program
? Outstanding Volunteer Service

Nominations can be submitted online at: : https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XTV7C65. Nominations are due by 5pm on Friday, April 29th.

3. Wells Cares – Fundraiser for Japan:

Update: Japan
Discussion of current events surrounding Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis Zabriskie Lecture Hall
Wednesday, April 27
12:30-1:30pm
Sponsored by Department of Political Science

4. Interfaith Gathering:

The Wells Chaplain’s Office cordially invites students and friends of all faiths to an Interfaith Gathering, on Tuesday, April 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Art Exhibit Room. Samuel Asher, Cantor at Temple Beth David in Rochester, will bring an interactive program on music and interfaith dialogue, and Wells’ own Appointed Gospel Choir will sing. Pizza, sodas, and also kosher refreshments will be provided. Please come and help us celebrate religious diversity at Wells!

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

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Wells Daily News

1. The Wells Chaplain’s Office cordially invites students and friends of all faiths to an Interfaith Gathering, on Tuesday, April 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Art Exhibit Room. Samuel Asher, Cantor at Temple Beth David in Rochester, will bring an interactive program on music and interfaith dialogue, and Wells’ own Appointed Gospel Choir will sing. Pizza, sodas, and also kosher refreshments will be provided. Please come and help us celebrate religious diversity at Wells!

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

2. During the events for Spring Weekend tomorrow, Spanish Club will be selling Cholados. Cholados are a fruit drink from Colombia similar to smoothies. We will be donating this money to a charity that benefits Latin American countries. Help support this cause and try some delicious fruit drinks after carnival games!

3. WISA’s Annual Food Workshop will be on Thursday April 27 from 5-7 PM in the Sommer Center. If you would like to cook for this event please email Samantha Perez, sperez@wells.edu with your recipes by Monday.

4. There will be a Blood Drive Wednesday the 27th in the Sommer center from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is a sign up sheet in the dining hall by the heater please sign up and save a life!!!

5. Haven’t done anything for Earth Day Yet? That’s ok! All you have to do is click this link to find out why you should be critical of your habits today and every day! Do it for your planet. This quick quiz will show you what kind of an impact one person CAN make.

http://files.earthday.net/footprint/flash.html

Campus Greens

Alison Marchione
Class President 2011
Campus Greens Co-Chair

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Planning to do a summer internship? Paperwork due to Experiential Learning and Career Services on Friday, May 13th.

Have you planned your summer internship? If you answered "no", contact Experiential Learning and Career Services to setup an appointment. Internship paperwork is due on May, 13th.

Eric R. Vaughn

Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services

Wells College

170 Main Street Aurora, New York 13026

Phone: 315.364.3379

Fax: 315.364.3423

www.wells.edu

evaughn

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Wells Daily News

1. WELLS CELEBRATES NATIONAL DANCE WEEK April 22 to May 1
ALL ARE INVITED to two special guest artist classes:

1. Limon Technique – a beautiful modern dance technique based on the interplay between suspending and releasing weight. Taught by Maren Waldman, certified Limon Technique instructor. Monday, April 25, 4:40-6:00pm, Schwartz Dance Studio

2. Swing Dance – you know it, you love it- the lively partner dance craze that developed with jazz music in the 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s and is still alive and well. Burn some calories and have a blast. Taught by Maren Waldman. Monday, April 25, 7:00-8:15pm, Schwartz Dance Studio

For more information or to sign up for either class, please contact Jeanne Goddard, Professor of Dance at jgoddard@wells.edu

2. On-Campus Easter Service. This Sunday, April 24th, is Easter, the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. There will be a festive service at 6 p.m. Sunday evening in the Chapel, with music, Scripture, art and poetry. Holy Communion will be celebrated in English and Spanish. Everyone is welcome!

Rev. Dr. Kinda Schwab, Visiting Chaplain Assoc.

3. There will be a Blood Drive Wednesday the 27th in the Sommer center from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is a sign up sheet in the dining hall by the heater. Please sign up and save a life!!!

Lauren Robin
Class of 2011
Bookworms co-president
Red Cross Club President
P.O.W.E.R member
WRC member

4. Do you have Building Pride?

Do you think your building is the best?

Prove it!

Wells Cup is next week! This weekend, be sure to decorate your building “flag” located in the main lounge of your building and on Monday be sure to see the decorated product at the Wells Cup opening ceremony Monday at 6 in the Dining Hall. On Tuesday, you have a chance to show how important your Residence Hall means to you. You can decorate one of your building’s main bulletin boards and show off what you think is important.

On Wednesday, enjoy some BBQ food made in the Dining Hall. What a better way to celebrate friendships and community but through food!

Do you have what it takes to play Double Dare? On Thursday night outside the Sommer Center at 7pm, we’ll be hosting Double Dare, the messiest trivia game you’ll ever play! Don’t know the answer? try a physical challenge to earn points!

We’re closing the week with a relay race. Ever try racing with a safety scooter down the road between Dodge and Leach? You have that chance now! Show your support and ride to the finish line! Good Costumes help your building earn more points!

Throughout the week, we’re also going to be holding a coin war to support the victims of Earthquake in Japan. In the jars, we are going to count pennies, nickels, and dimes as positive points. All quarters and dollar bills will count as negative points! Empty out your wallets for a chance to support others and to help your building win the Wells Cup!

To learn more about these events or to sign up for Double Dare and the Scooter Race, go see your RA or the RAs tabling at meals!

WELLS CUP! APRIL 25-29th, 2011

Office of Residence Life and Learning Communities

5. Please take a moment to think about professors who are helpful and conscientious advisors as well as professors whose classes have been outstanding. Then nominate them for these two important awards by completing the forms on the student home page of the globe. Return the completed form to the Dean of the College office, Macmillan 224 or you make email your nomination to dean@wells.edu.  Awards will be presented at the May 11th Honors Awards dinner. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU RSVP FOR THE DINNER! It is sure to be a great event!

Rhonda Dellinger
Assistant to the Provost and Dean of the College

6. Summer internship paperwork is due on Friday, May 13th. If you are planning to do an internship this summer, please contact Eric Vaughn at evaughn@wells.edu for paperwork information. Internship paperwork is available on the Globe under the Students tab, Experiential Learning and Career Services, Internship Forms.

Have you planned your summer internship? If you answered “no”, contact Experiential Learning and Career Services to setup an appointment. Internship paperwork is due on May, 13th.

Eric R. Vaughn
Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services
Wells College
170 Main Street Aurora, New York 13026
Phone: 315.364.3379
Fax: 315.364.3423
http://www.wells.edu
evaughn@wells.e

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