Archive for December, 2011

Scholarship Opportunities

I have been recently notified of the following scholarship opportunities:


1. ScholarshipExperts.com are now accepting applications for the following scholarship opportunities:

· Top Ten List Scholarship (Deadline: December 31) Three awards at $1,000 each

*Must be U.S. students 13 years of age or older

*Essay required: (250 words max) “Create a list of your 10 favorite books and what they have taught you”.

*Apply at http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx

· Zinch Super Student Stimulus Scholarship (Deadline: December 31) One award at $5,555

*Must be U.S. students enrolled in college

*Apply at http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/notes/zs.jsp

· College Prowler “No Essay” Scholarship (Deadline December 31) One award at $2,000

*Must be U.S. students enrolled in college

*Apply at http://www.scholarshipexperts.clickmeter.com/882040/

· Scholarship Points Scholarship (Deadline December 31) One award at $1,000

*Must be U.S. students enrolled in college

*Apply at http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/notes/sp.jsp

· Cappex “I Don’t Want to Pay for College” Scholarship (Deadline December 31) One award at $1,000

*Must be U.S. students currently enrolled in college

*Apply at http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/notes/capd.jsp

· Campus Discovery $2,500 “Advice to Your High School Self” Scholarship (Deadline January 31) One award

*Must be U.S. citizen enrolled at (or recently graduated from) a 2- or 4-year college in the U.S.

*Complete survey, respond (200 words):”Assume you could go back in time and talk to yourself as a high school senior. Knowing what you know now about college life and making the transition, what advice would you give yourself?

*Apply at http://campusdiscovery.com/start

2. Starving Student Scholarship is now accepting applications for their $1,000 scholarship program to help cover the college living expenses.

*apply using Facebook – ‘Like’ DegreeDirectory.org

*Fill out the quick entry form and share your most creative solution to saving money as a student to be entered to win the $1,000 scholarship

3. The Central NY Chapter Mid Atlantic State Section for Air & Waste Management Association is now accepting applications for their scholarship grant program of up to $1,000:

*Must be High School graduates entering college or current college students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate level programs

*must be enrolled in a degree track related to the environment

*must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours or more) for the Fall 2012 semester

*must be residents of or going to college in the Central New York region

Interested applicants may pick up a scholarship application in the Financial Aid Office. Completed applications must be postmarked or received via email no later than February 12, 2012.

Good luck to all of those that choose to apply.

Laura Burns

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

office: 315-364-3289

fax: 315-364-3227

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Please click on the link below to read the December 2011 Parents & Families Newsletter:

https://global.wells.edu/ICS/Alums_and_Friends/Parents_and_Families.jnz ===================================
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Wells Daily News

All Wells students are invited to New York City for a night of networking with alumnae and alumni. If you live near, are doing an internship in, or hope to work in the New York City area we hope you will join us!

When: Thursday, January 19, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: New York Athletic Club, Olympic Suite 5, 10th Floor, 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

Business attire required

Please RSVP by January 9th to the Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations at 315.364.3221 or email us at alumoffice@wells.edu Kristen J. Phillips ’95
Director of Alumnae and Alumni Relations

Wells College
Office of Advancement :: Alumnae and Alumni Relations
Pettibone House
Aurora, New York 13026

315.364.3419 direct
315.364.3362 fax

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Wells Daily News

1. Student Farm Presentation, Wednesday

You are invited to the Sustainable Design Project presentation on Wed, December 14 at 2PM in Stratton 209 to hear about our Student Farm Project!

The students of Art 285: Sustainable Design have designed and begun construction of a student farm using recycled materials and sustainable landscaping strategies. There has been a great interest in this for a few years, but no system in place to ensure its ongoing management season after season. Thus we have also designed an internship program so students who have interest in the farm can work and get credit in a wide range of disciplines from business to biology to public relations. Come hear our project proposal, find out how to get involved in the farm, and learn about potential internship possibilities on December 14!

Sharon Vitello

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Wells Daily News

1. Needing help with research project Two students from the SOC 365 class would like your help for a research project. We are asking you to participate in a survey about Hooking Up. Please click on the link to take the survey. We thank you for your responses.


Or if you would like to be interviewed instead please email nvolkert@wells.edu. Please put “hooking up interview” in the subject box of the email. Thank you.

Nicole Volkert

2. Returning ILL’s

Dear Students,
Unless you have made other arrangements with me, all ILL’s must be returned today to avoid fines. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. Good luck on your final papers and tests!!
Kimberly Nolan
Acquisitions/Resource Sharing Manager
Long Library
Wells College
Aurora, NY 13026
(315) 364-3355


Monday – Thursday, Dec 12 – 15, 2011


Sale excludes prior sales, special orders and consignments. In-store purchases only.


Bring your unwanted books to the bookstore. Get CA$H for your books, regardless of where you purchased them

Dec 12 – 15, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Richard Kloster, CCR
Wells College Bookstore, Manager

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Wells Daily News

1. Poster Session Presentation

Andre Sawyers plans a poster session for his internship in sports communications tomorrow (Friday, December 9) from 3:15-4:15 in the upper lobby of the Schwartz Center. Diane Koester, Communications Internships Faculty Sponsor

2. Library’s Newsletter

The Library’s December Newsletter is available at the following link.


Thank you.


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

3. Returning Library Materials

Hello students!

Do you want to AVOID FINES?


If you need any materials after that day you have to COME AND SEE ME TO RENEW THEM

If you want to see what is charged to you:


At the top: Click on MY ACCOUNT

Enter your ID (from your Wells ID Card)

Enter your LAST NAME



Come to the MAIN DESK and ask about it.



The Library Staff wishes you and your families


4. Help needed with research project

Two students from the SOC 365 class would like your help for a research project. We are asking you to participate in a survey about Hooking Up. Please click on the link to take the survey. We thank you for your responses.


Or if you would like to be interviewed instead please email nvolkert@wells.edu. Please put “hooking up interview” in the subject box of the email. Thank you.

Nicole Volkert

4. Vespers

Love to sing carols? The final Vespers of the semester will be a Candlelight Carol Service, with readings – and a couple of surprises. The keyboard accompanist will be Ministering Intern Kaitlin Hollrah. Sunday, 4:30-5:10 p.m. in the Chapel; everyone is welcome! lschwab@wells.edu

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Wells Daily News

1. ILL Materials need to be returned

Dear Students,

All ILL material MUST be returned no later than Monday December 12th. If for any reason you need the material beyond this date you MUST contact me so we can make alternate arrangements. Any material not returned by this date, without prior permission, are subject to a non-refundable fine of $100 per item.
To avoid a pile up in the ILL office, please return any material you are through with as soon as possible! Thanks,

Kimberly Nolan
Acquisitions/Resource Sharing Manager
Long Library
Wells College
Aurora, NY 13026
(315) 364-3355

2. Umoja’s World Aids Day Donation Results

ATTENTION Wells College

Umoja would like to thank everyone including students, faculty, staff, and community members who helped us support the Aids Research Alliance in honor of World Aids Day. You received red wristbands and pamphlets for Aids Awareness. All thanks to your support, we exceeded our goal of $150 by $300. In total we collected $450.00. Raffles were drawn at Umoja’s first event, Red, Black, and White: Fight for Love Dance Party, on Friday, December 2, 2011, which was a huge success. Listed are the following winners of those baskets:

· Basket 1 (Chocolate Memories): Raffle Ticket #: 237458 received by Kristen Phillips

· Basket 2 (Not too STRESSED for DESSERTS): Raffle Ticket #: 237849 won by Erin Stepowany ’94*

· Basket 3 (Baby It’s Cold Outside): Raffle Ticket #: 238034 won by Stephanie Leung*

· Basket 4 (“FINAL”ly Relaxed):Raffle Ticket #: 237969 won by Kristy Blake*

· Basket 5 (The Snack Pack!): Raffle Ticket #: 237523 received by Mama Jess

*If baskets were not redeemed by Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 10 a.m., new tickets will be drawn.

Thank you again for the support. As a Collegiate Trial Club, it means a lot to be able to contribute to such a great cause. Perhaps, we will make this an annual fund-raising event. Look out for Umoja events next semester!


3. Winter Break Closing Information DATE: November 30, 2011

TO: Wells Students, Faculty and Staff

FROM: Office of Residence Life and Learning Communities

December Closing Information for Residence Halls:

I. Student Departure

a. The last day of classes is Wednesday, December 7, 2011. Final Examinations will take place from December 12 to December 15. All students are required to leave campus within 24 hours of their last final exam or academic obligation.

II. Hall Closing

a. All Wells College residence halls including Mandell House, Fairlane Apartments and Green House will close at 12:00pm on December 16, 2011 at which time all students must leave campus. b. Students are not permitted to enter the residence halls until the buildings reopen at 9:00am on Sunday, January 22, 2012. III. Requests to Stay Late

a. Students who can demonstrate a true need to remain on campus beyond 24 hours after their last final/academic obligation MUST submit a “Request to Stay Late ‘ form to residencelife@wells.edu for approval. Please note that submitting a request to stay late form on time does not guarantee approval. Request to stay late forms are available on the Residence Life section of the Wells Globe under “Important Housing Information & Forms”. Request to Stay Late Forms are due by December 13th, 2011. No student will be permitted to remain beyond noon on December 16th. IV.


Dining Hall / Meals


a. The dining hall will close for Fall 2011 after breakfast on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.


b. The first meal of the Spring semester will be dinner on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.


V. 24 Hour Quiet Hours

a. Campus-wide 24-Hour Quiet Hour will be in effect beginning at 8:00pm on December 8, 2011 and ending at 10:00pm on December 16, 2011 to preserve a residential atmosphere conducive to study and sleep in preparation for final exams and other academic obligations. 24-Hour Quiet Hour will also apply to parking lots, sidewalks and other surrounding areas near residence halls including Mandell & Green Houses and Fairlane apartments. VI. Approved Room Changes

a. If a student was approved for a room change by the Office of Residence Life and Learning Communities for spring 2012, s/he MUST check out of his/her fall 2011 room, remove all of his/her belongings from that room and return the room key to the Campus Safety Office. Failure to do so may result in an improper move-out fine.


b. Students who switch rooms will not receive keys to their new rooms until s/he reports to check-in January. c. If a student plans to remain in the same room for Spring 2012, s/he is NOT required to take his/her belongings home.


VII. Preparing for Winter Break

a. All residents will submit their departure information to their Resident Advisors by December 9, 2011:

1. Date and time of last final
2. Date and time of departure

b. All student departure information will be kept on file in the Office of Residence Life and Department of Campus Safety.

c. Each set of roommates, and each resident living in a single room, will receive a “Winter Break Closing Checklist” to be used to keep track of all tasks to be completed prior to departure:

1. Unplug ALL electrical appliances
2. Empty, defrost, unplug refrigerator
3. Close and secure windows
4. Leave curtains and/or shades open, except for first floor residents 5. Empty trash and recyclables
6. Close and lock door

d. The LAST resident who vacates the room for break is responsible for making sure all tasks on the checklist are complete for the entire room, and must initial each item, sign the form and attach it to the door upon departure.

VIII. Safety Inspections

a. Residence Life and Learning Communities staff will be entering each residence hall room to conduct safety inspections. The purpose of the inspection is to ensure that all of the tasks on the checklist have been completed, and that each room is secured. RAs will not be searching rooms. However, they are required to document the presence of any illegal items viewed in plain sight within the room (for example, alcohol, drugs, candles, illegal appliances, incense, weapons.)

IX. Transportation

The Transportation Department has set up a series of shuttle runs to the Ithaca Airport/Bus Station, Rochester Airport, and the Syracuse Airport/Bus/Train Station for those students traveling for Winter Break (December 16, 2011 – January 23, 2012). Please complete a transportation request to reserve your seat on the appropriate shuttle run no later than Wednesday, December 7, 2011. There are no other shuttle runs available. Please reserve your seat early! You may contact the Transportation Department for additional information on taxi and limo services available.
If you plan on using the Wells Transportation for holiday travel, please make sure you have your cell phone turned on when you are the airport, bus, of train station in the event the driver needs to contact you. Shuttle Runs Leaving Wells

To Ithaca Airport/Bus Station 12/14, 12/15 – leaving Wells at 7:30 am, 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm
12/16 – leaving Wells at 7:30 am and 11 am – These are the only two runs to Ithaca on the 16th!

To Rochester Airport 12/14, 12/15 – leaving Wells at 7 am, 11 am, 2 pm, and 7 pm
12/16 – leaving Wells at 7:00 am and 11 am – These are the only two runs to Rochester on the 16th! To Syracuse Airport/Bus/Train Station
12/14, 12/15 – leaving Wells at 7 am, 11 am, 2 pm, and 7 pm
12/16 – leaving Wells at 7:00 am and 11 am – These are the only two runs to Syracuse on the 16th! Shuttle Runs Returning to Wells (in January 2012)

From Ithaca Airport/Bus Station 1/22/2012, 1/23/2012, 1/24/2012 – leaving Ithaca Airport at 7:30 am, 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm, traveling to the Ithaca Bus Station
From Rochester Airport 1/22/2012, 1/23/2012, 1/24/2012 – leaving Airport at 7 am, 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm
From Syracuse Airport/Bus/Train Station 1/22/2012, 1/23/2012, 1/24/2012 – leaving Syracuse Airport at 7 am, 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm, Traveling to the Syracuse Bus/Train Station

For information regarding Transportation please visit the Transportation section of the Wells Globe at: https://global.wells.edu/ics/Students/Transportation.jnz. For additional information about transportation, please e-mail transportation@wells.edu. X. Questions?

If you have questions about Winter Break, please contact your Resident Advisor, stop by the Resident Advisor Office in Main 104 or e-mail residencelife@wells.edu. Thank you,

Malindra M. Ratnayake
Director of Residence Life and Learning Communities
Wells College
170 Main Street,
Aurora, NY 13026
Phone: 315-364-3313
Fax: 315-364-3324

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Wells Daily News


The Occupy Symposium movement is in full swing planning this year’s 11th annual Activism Symposium. Come join us!! Bring your ideas for speakers, presentations, and a friend. If you don’t have any of those, come anyway ; Change the world! 5PM Faculty Parlors


Just in case there aren’t ENOUGH “final sharings” on your calendar, here is one more opportunity:

DANCERS from the ADVANCED REPERTORY and DANCE COMPOSITION classes will perform their work in the Schwartz Center Dance Studio on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday December 7. The performance runs from 5:15-6:15 both days; repertory for the two programs is slightly different. The choreographic inspirations range from haiku poetry to news photos and campus architecture, and the music includes Chopin, Ligeti, and the compositions of an Ithaca High School student.

Students performing: Marie Angus, Shaday Baker, Dominique Britten, Anastasia Benson, Megan Claxton, Rajamathangi Gounder, Jennifer Miller, Ryanne Sims,Tara Wild

It’s not that far up the hill – the walk will do you good – and you will be rewarded for the calories you burn.

Celebrate with DANCE!

Jeanne Goddard
Professor of Dance

Jeanne Goddard
Professor of Dance
Wells College
Aurora, NY

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Wells Daily News

1. Creative Nonfiction Class Reading

Members of this fall’s English 275 (Creative Nonfiction) will read from their essays on Tuesday, December 6th, at 4:45 in the Art Exhibit Room.

The class has been outstanding, and has produced some exceptional work. You will be impressed by what your fellow students have accomplished.

Plus, it’s a perfect way to start celebrating the end of the semester!

Refreshments will be served.

2. Fight Club hosted by Psych Club

Take a break from studying this Thursday and come to see Fight Club, being hosted by psych club. It will be at 5 in Zabriski lecture hall. There will be pizza and soda, and after the movie their will be a brief discussion of the psychological themes presented in the film.

3. Second Stage Performance

Dear Students,

You are invited to Second Stage, the semester-end performance of scenes from the Acting One and Acting Styles courses. Second Stage is this Thursday, December 8th from 5:15pm-6:45pm in Phipps Auditorium.

Don’t miss scenes from Aphra Behn to Sam Shepard, from Tennessee Williams to Jose Rivera, brothers fighting, sisters saving each other, wives confronting mistresses, and babies with wings!

Can’t stay for the entire time? Feel free to enter and exit in between scenes.

Come support the following student actors: Starr Alexis, Marie Angus, Tori Burrell, Melissa Cady, Valencia Chavez, Keegan Evans, Giavarna Faison, Caitlin Farris, Veronica Frisenda, Paul Hernon, Forrest Lambert, Stephanie Leung, Mary Losurdo, Jeremiah Miller, Alexi Montgomery, Molly Myers, India Pierre-Ingram, Huda Rehman, Diana Soler, and Doug Whaley.

Hope to see you there!

Siouxsie Easter
Associate Professor of Theatre
Wells College
Aurora, New York 13026

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Wells Daily News

1. December 2011

Dear Seniors:

RE: Student Library Prize Contest

It’s time for the annual “Student Library Prize Contest”. Do you have an interesting personal library? If you do, you may want to give yourself some time during the holiday break to consider entering the Contest.

First and second prizes 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:

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

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

Instructions are available at the Long Library Main Desk. All entries are due by Friday, April 6, 2012.

All the best,

Muriel Godbout
Library Director Long Library
Wells College
315 364-3356

2. Returning Library Materials

Dear students:

Please start returning library materials that you don’t need any more right now.


If you need any materials after that day you have to come and see me for renewal TO AVOID FINES

If you want to see what is charged to you:


At the top: Click MY ACCOUNT

Enter YOUR ID (on your Wells ID card)




Come and check at the Circulation Desk



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