Archive for January, 2012

30 January, 2012 16:30


TONIGHT is the first informational meeting for FaithShare, formerly known as Jumpstart. FaithShare is Wells College’s Christian and Religious Fellowship Organization through Campus Ministries. Come out this evening for a short meeting at 7pm in Faculty Parlours to find out more about FaithShare and what we’ll be doing this semester!

If you would like more information, please contact:
Rachael Compton, rcompton@wells.edu


Dear Students of Wells College,

Henry’s VIII is holding Auditions! Henry’s VIII is Wells College’s oldest, co-ed a cappela group. Meet us in Barler on Thursday February 2nd from 6-8pm or Friday February 3rd from 6-8pm

Prepare a verse and chorus of a song that showcases your voice. Also, bring a copy of your current schedules. We hope to see many of you there!


The members of Henry’s VIII



Hello Students! Looking for something to do this Friday, Feb. 3??? JOHN RUSH the HUMAN iPOD will be playing in the Sommer Center at 7:30pm!

“John Rush takes you on a musical journey like no other one-man show can. Singing and playing guitar / bass / harmonica / piano / saxophone / banjo / keyboard and percussion John Rush plays his own original music and songs you know. If you think you’ve seen this before, you’re wrong. John Rush is not just another singer/songwriter! Wowing audiences with his guitar work and capturing them with his voice and lyrics John Rush won Campus Activities Magazine Entertainer of the Year and Campus Awards Musician of the Year!” Learn more about him here http://johnrush.com/index. JOHN RUSH – the Human iPod

*come listen to some great music and receive another stamp in your Student Activities Event Card!*


Hey Everyone!

Dream Catalyst: The Wells Chapter is participating in Teens for Jeans which was started by Aeropostale and DoSomething.org. There are boxes located within each of the dorm halls (as well as McMillan) where you can donate your jeans which will be distributed to homeless teens across the country. Even on a small scale when we take action, change can occur! The drive ends Feb. 12th! let’s collect as many jeans as we can!


Dear Students,

You are invited to attend “Wide Angle,” a free performance installation in the String Room Gallery this Friday evening, February 3rd, from 5:00-8:00pm. Come whenever you can, and stay as long as you’d like!

“Wide Angle” examines different views of the world from a classroom in Washington State to a kava circle in Hawaii to a family folk dance in Hungary to the very close campus of Wells College. It visually, interactively, and
aurally explores items and people from views that are up close and very, very far away. The exhibit features photography, 2-D and 3-D art, and film. Live performances include dance, theatre and music.

Wide Angle is the result of a collaboration between Easter, Professor of Dance Jeanne Goddard, Technical Director Joe DeForest and Professor of Anthropology Ernie Olson, along with contributing student artists Marie Angus ’12, Keegan
Evans ’15, Mary Losurdo ’14, Jeremiah Miller ’14, Alexi Montgomery ’13, Claudia Nolan ’12, and Doug Whaley ’12.

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. Make sure to mark your calendars for the first Scholarship and Engagement Day:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

“Civil Liberties and Civil Rights”


2. Scholarship and Engagement Day-Women & Gender

Dear Wells Students,

The second of our 5 new “Scholarship and Engagement Days” will be on Thursday, February 23rd and the theme will be “Access,” There will be a keynote speaker in the morning speaking on disability rights and awareness, sessions following where students, staff and faculty are sharing their work and thoughts on issues of access, and then films with discussions facilitated by student/staff/faculty panels in the afternoon.

We are looking for students that have things to say about “Access” in the broadest sense of the word– access in education, housing, sports, music, science, physical access to spaces, financial access, access to marriage and other civil rights, voting, etc etc

If you have thesis work or other scholarship you have done/are doing that relates to these or other access topics AND/OR personal interests and experience you could contribute to the 90 minute sessions we are creating, please contact me as soon as possible. If you need help developing an idea or want to be connected to others interested in a topic, don’t worry, just get in touch now!

We are open to poster sessions, round table discussions, presentations of papers and theses and any other forms of dialogue and discussion–out ultimate goal is to raise awareness of how access/lack of access shapes ours and others lives and to have in-depth discussions about those issues. Contact me at lhall@wells.edu and have a great beginning to the semester!

Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies
National Endowment for the Humanities Preceptor in Women’s Studies 107-B Macmillan Hall
Wells College
Aurora, NY 13026

Office: (315) 364-3272

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26 January, 2012 16:14


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

(Saturdays, Feb 11, 25, April 7, 14, Regal Cinema, Ithaca Mall 14)

The Chinese Language and Culture Club will organize a series of “Metropolitan Opera Live Trips” (to Ithaca
Cinema) this semester. (Although Western opera is not part of Chinese culture, but international students might have special interests in it)

There are 4 upcoming operas, including the new production of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung this spring. We can watch the live performances of these 4 operas in Ithaca Cinema at the same time when the audience in NYC watch them.

We can also see the back stage, interviews with the actors, which the audience in metropolitan theater cannot see.

Another benefit as an audience in cinema is that we can read the English subtitles easily on the screen.

All performances begin around noon time, Saturday. Below is the calendar of the 4 operas.

1. Wagner’s Götterdämmerung – New Production February 11, 2012, 12 pm ET

2. Verdi’s Ernani
February 25, 2012, 12:55 pm ET

3. Massenet’s Manon? New Production
April 7, 2012, 12 pm ET

4. Verdi’s La Traviata
April 14, 2012, 12:55 pm ET

If you’re interested in joining these trips, please contact Prof.Chen at dchen@wells.edu or 617-519-7252.

The website of Metropolitan Live in HD Program is here (or google it):


You can find “buy tickets” link at the same website:

The cinema we’re going is,

Ithaca Mall 14
ITHACA, NY 14850

Please notice that the ticket is not refundable. And if you decide to join our trips, please sign up by Friday for the 10:30am van (to Ithaca Mall) and the returning van according to the length of the performances (you could find this info at the buy ticket page)

For Feb 11, because Wagner’s opera is 6.5 hours, we will take the 7pm van back to Wells.

Please feel free to contact me for any questions.

Dandan Chen


Who’s calling? What is the call you’re listening for? Vespers, the campus chapel service, Sunday, 4:30-5:10 p.m. Faculty Parlors West lschwab@wells.edu


Looking for some fun this semester? Come try out for the Whirligigs! Auditions are open for all female Wells College students.

Try-outs will take place in the Barler piano room on
Saturday, January 28th, from 11:00am to 12:30pm
Sunday, January 29th, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Please come with a joke and a song! Hope to see you there!

Contact emulkerne@wells.edu or rmoody@wells.edu with any questions. Emily Mulkerne Class of 2012
Psychology Major
Psychology of Personality T.A.
Resident Advisor – Weld 2nd
Whirligigs – Director

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Wells Daily News

1. TODAY – REMINDER: The Faculty Dance Concert Auditions

The Faculty Dance Concert Auditions are today @ 6:30pm in Scwartz Dance Studio. Please arrive early (between 6:10-6:25) to register and warm-up. Wear clothes to move in – even if you don’t think you “are a dancer” but are interested in dance and want to be a part of this performance process, come anyway! You never know what the choreographers may be looking for….acting skills, athletic movement, or just that certain “spark”…!

Heather Roffe
Visiting Lecturer in Dance
Guest Artist
FuturPointe Dance, Director


Do you want to find out more about clubs like Umoja, Dream Catalyst, Appointed, or Outdoor Club? Then come check out the Club Fair to find out information about more than 20 clubs and organizations on campus!

When: Friday, January 27
Time: 11am – 1pm
Where: Sommer Center


Want a chance to win a homecooked meal for you and 3 friends? How about a movie basket or an Amazon Kindle Fire?!!! Come on out and play some winter carnival games at this year’s Winter Freeze for a chance to win! Don?t miss out!!!

When: Saturday, January 28
Time: 8pm – midnight
Where: Schwartz Center
The Office of Student Activities and Leadership

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Wells Daily News

1. Want to Become a Peer Tutor?

Come to an Information Session: Friday, January 27th In the Henry Wells Room(Library) 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

*Work on Campus!
*Paid Training!
*Flexible Schedules!
*Looks Great on a Resume!

The Department of Learning and Support Services is currently accepting applications for Peer Tutors for the Spring 2012 semester. We will discuss eligibility requirements, training, and job duties. Can’t make the meeting? Contact: Student Coordinator of Peer Tutoring, Theresa Mendez at tmendez@wells.edu


Are you wondering what clubs and organizations has to offer? Do you want to get involved? Want to meet new people and make some friends? Come check out the Club Fair and get involved on campus!!

When: Friday, January 27
Time: 11am-1pm
Where: Sommer Center

Welcome back students! Would you like to warm up on these cold winter days by a fire? How about an Amazon Kindle Fire?!! Come check out Winter Freeze to play some games, make a photo snow globe with your friends, and win some great prizes from your faculty and staff (including an Amazon Kindle Fire)! When: Saturday, January 28 Time: 8pm-Midnight
Where: Schwartz Center

-Office of Student Activities and Leadership 3. Seven-week course in “Covenant and Communities of Meaning: Judeo-Christian Perpectives”

Do you miss those great Malena courses, with interesting readings and discussion about biblical topics?
Never got to take one? Underground University to the rescue! Now, for no credit (but no hassle either),
here’s a great opportunity, a seven-week course in “Covenant and Communities of Meaning: Judeo-
Christian Perpectives,” designed to complement the “sustainable communities” curricular theme. Want
to know more? Stop by Faculty Parlors this Tuesday, Jan. 24, *anytime* between 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. to share schedules and interests. Not free anytime during that time? E-mail lschwab@wells.edu.

4. Library Desks

Dear students: Welcome Back and Welcome to the new students!

This semester (and from now on) you can keep the library desk assigned to you at the Fall Semester.


We will appreciate notifications from you if you are not going to need your desk for the Spring Semester.

Thank you!


Have a Great Semester!


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Wells Daily News

Dear Students,

Our own Keela Dates ’06 has been nominated for the Sally Hansen Best of You 2012 contest. The contest honors women who are an inspiration and are making a difference in the world. Glamour magazine narrowed the nominees down to 10 semi-finalists and now we need you to vote! The top four finalists will travel to NYC for a photo shoot and be featured in the September 2012 issue of Glamour magazine – it would be great for Wells College to have one of our alums featured in a national magazine. Keela needs your help! Please, please, please go to this link http://glamalert.com/sally2012/ and vote for her and please spread the word to all your family and friends!! You can only vote once per email address and voting ends at 11:59pm on 2/13/12.

Thank you for taking the time to vote! Kristen

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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