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Wells Daily News

1. “Wells Filmmentary is hosting its first Film Commentary event!

Join us Wednesday, April 4th at 1:00pm in Stratton 209 for our Imagination and Innovation Days presentation: “Cat Women of the Moon!”

Members of the club have written and arranged jokes and will be delivering them while watching this film. If you’d like a few good laughs, stop by! Come see how to make a bad movie fun!”

Thank you in advance!
Let me know if you have any questions,
T.J. Wissick

2. Come listen to the band, Penelope’s Web tonight!!! They?ll be playing in the Sommer Center from 7:30-8:30pm!
This is one of your very last chances to get your Student Activity Event card stamped!!

-The Office of Student Activities and Leadership

3. Feminist Coming Out Day

Please join the Women’s Resource Center on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30pm in Stratton 209, for [Sexy] Feminist Coming Out Day! We will be watching “The Purity Myth: the Virginity Movement’s War Against Women,” a documentary based on Jessica Valenti’s popular book on virginity. There will be pizza and a discussion!

If you have any questions, please contact ssheehan@wells.edu

4. Neo-Futurist fusion-theatre group to perform

Come out Wednesday to see the Neo-Futurists fusion-theatre group perform their signature play “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.”

The Wells College Arts and Lecture Series welcomes the Neo-Futurists this coming Wednesday, April 4, for a performance of their signature show “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind.” The play will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Phipps Auditorium. Admission is free, so we’d love to have you join us for this imaginative performance.

Fast-paced,high-energy, and utterly unpredictable, “Too Much Light?” consists of 30 short plays, written and performed ?from a perspective of absolute honesty” by the members of the group. During its 24 year of performances, “Too Much Light?” has shifted and changed on a weekly basis as the performers add new short pieces, change the order, and bring their own experiences and perspectives to the ensemble’s work. As the audience, you?ll have a direct role in determining which plays are performed in what order as the cast faces the challenge of actually fitting each play into the production as a whole.

Additionally, for all who are interested in acting, comedy, or just learning to think quickly, the Neo-Futurists are also holding an improv workshop in Phipps Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. on the day of their performance. Come out for tips on improv theatre from a group with decades of experience!

The Neo-Futurists are a collective of writers, performers and directors who dedicate themselves to combining poetry and performance in an innovative, interactive way. In addition to their signature play, which has yielded over 7,000 individual two-minute collaborations, they have produced over 60 full-length plays and theatre events. For more information about the Neo-Futurists, visit neofuturists.org.

David Foote ’11
Communications Associate

5. Dear students,

The Sycamore received MANY wonderful submissions for our biannualcontests–thank you! We’d like to congratulate the winners of each contest (below). Each winner will have their work published in this semester’s issue of The Sycamore and will receive a $50 check.

Scientific Paper Contest: “Fatherlessness and a Decreased Age of Menarche” by Hannah Sterling

Academic Paper Contest: “A Closer Look at Life in the Solar System” by Molly Baillargeon

Photography Contest: “Smoke Break” by Julia Knecht

Short Story Contest: “The Usual” by Alex Riad

Poetry & Art Contest: “Strength to Murder” by Danielle Cregan

Congratulations to all!

The Sycamore staff
wellssycamore@gmail.com

6.Saturday, March 31, Morgan Opera House, 6:00pm – to benefit the Aurora Masonic Center

BUMPH – From the Roots Charter Schools, this intense music group is a combination of jazz, hip hop, and R&B fusion. At intermission they will be selling their current CD.

Kilroy – A local group of talented musicians who will be playing their own original rock and roll. Expect acoustic and a little funk in their sets.

7.Sunday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in the AER

Imagine you are expelled from university, and barred from attending any other institution of higher learning in the country simply because of what you believe. This is the sad reality for thousands of Baha’i students in Iran, who are denied the opportunity to get an educa…tion because of their religious beliefs. Even worse, those who try to help these students are arrested, harassed, imprisoned, tortured and even executed…

On Sunday, April 1st at 7:00 pm, please join us in attending the presentation of Dr. Haideh Sabet. Dr. Sabet will lead us in a discussion about the persecution of the Baha’is, the measures which have been taken to counteract this oppression, and the importance of education as a means of promoting social justice.

Before the presentation, come enjoy a MUGSHOT PHOTOSHOOT, courtesy of Vicious Photography (http://vicious-photography.tumblr.com/). Here, you can take your mugshot in solidarity with students, professors and administrators in Iran who have been arrested simply for promoting education.

Light refreshment will also be provided!

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This year, we will have professional coaches to help you win the bigger prizes. Meet the coaches and brainstorm your business ideas Monday, April 2 in Stratton 209 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The coaches are all serial entrepreneurs and professional entrepreneurship educators. Attendance is not required to participate in Entrepreneurship Week, but it may go a long way to help you win the top prizes.

Contact Bob Ellis at rellis with any questions.

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Wells Daily News

1. WIN A DATE WITH A SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICER!

Sophomore class officers will be tabling in the dining hall the weeks of March 26th and April 2nd. Students will be able to buy a raffle ticket for whichever officer they’d like a date with. The winner will be taken to dinner at a restaurant of their choice by their chosen class officer. Winners will be announced at dinner on Saturday, April 7th.

2. Faculty Dance Production seeking crew members

The Faculty Dance Production is looking for a few crew members to help run the Production. We are in need of students who are interested in being gel changers, quick changers for costumes, running crew for props, rail operators.

If you are interested please contact the stage manager Doug Whaley at dwhaley@wells.edu, the production manager Alexi Montgomery at amontgomery@wells.edu, or the deck chief Jeremiah Miller at jeremiah.miller@wells.edu as soon as possible.

 

3. Penelope’s Web to perform Friday, March 30

Come listen to the band, Penelope’s Web tomorrow (Friday) March 30! They?ll be playing in the Sommer Center from 7:30-8:30pm!
This is one of your very last chances to get your Student Activity Event card stamped!!

-The Office of Student Activities and Leadership

 

4. Bi-Annual Gourment Cupcake Sale

Tomorrow, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, Sugar High will be holding their bi-annual gourmet cupcake sale in Macmillan lobby and the Dining Hall.

Flavors available include:

Champagne with edible pearls
Chocolate guinness with bailey’s ganache
Red velvet with cream cheese frosting
Rich lemon with raspberry jam

All cupcakes are baked from scratch by Sugar High, Wells College’s baking club. And cost only $1.50 each!

Contact sugarhigh(at)wells.edu with questions.

 

5. Sunday, April 1st is Palm Sunday.

There will be a service in the Chapel 6:00-6:50 p.m., with palms – and yes, you can fold a palm cross after the service! [lschwab@wells.edu]

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Wells Daily News

1. Friday, March 30th: A new session of Underground University, the credit-free, hassle-free discussion course. “Reason Wisely,Act Humanely?: Perspectives on Learning and Ethics” explores the active dimension of wisdom: how it is formed in the learning envirionment and lived in challenging times. Readings from the wisdom literature of the Bible, educator Parker Palmer and theologian/martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Meets Fridays, 10:30-11:20 a.m. in the Philosophy Library next to the AER. Everyone is welcome anytime: sample one session or come to all. info:lschwab@wells.edu

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Wells Daily News

1. ATTENTION WELLS STUDENTS!

The Main RAs have EXTENDED THE DEADLINE for the From-Your-Closet category of the Diversity Fashion Show to Wednesday! You could win a $25 GIFT CARD to a restaurant of your choice!!

Just have an outfit description (a few typed sentences about your outfit) turned in to Mailbox 426 by Wednesday at 5pm. Then, show up to the Sommer Center at 8pm to model your outfit and hopefully claim your prize.

I apologize for the last minute nature of this email, but it was a very recent decision. If you can help, thank you so much!

Judith Lavelle
Resident Advisor-Main 4th
Sycamore Health Editor

2. WIN A DATE WITH A SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICER!

Sophomore class officers will be tabling in the dining hall the weeks of March 26th and April 2nd. Students will be able to buy a raffle ticket for whichever officer they’d like a date with. The winner will be taken to dinner at a restaurant of their choice by their chosen class officer. Winners will be announced at dinner on Saturday, April 7th.

Thanks,
Molly Baillargeon ’14

3. Spanish Lessons Offered

Spanish Club will be hosting Salsa lessons again! Take a break from studying and homework and have some fun by learning how to Salsa, Bachata and Merengue with Spanish Club!

Lessons will be every Monday from 9-10 pm in the Upper gym until the end of the semester. We’re doing something a little different this semester. At the end of the semester, we’ll be hosting a dinner and performance. Those who participated in the lessons will be offered the chance to perform at the end of the semester! If interested, please talk to one of the teachers during one of the lessons.

Come to one or come to all. The lessons are open to students, faculty, staff, and community members.

4. Tapa Night – April 12

Spanish Club will be hosting our Tapa Night again this semester. It will be held on April 12 from 6-8 pm in the Sommer Center. There will be no charge this semester, although donations to help Spanish Club will be greatly appreciated.

It will again be open to students, faculty, staff and the community. Please contact Phoebe Chestna (pchestna@wells.edu) for more information or if you would like to help cook for the event. 5. Dinner and Performance

Spanish Club will be hosting a dinner and performance at the end of the semester. We are looking for anyone interested in performing (a dance, reading a short piece of literature, a 5 minute theater piece, a song etc). We’re open to almost anything as long as it is connected in someway to a Spanish speaking culture or the language (it does not necessarily have to be in Spanish). If you are interested in performing, please contact Phoebe Chestna (pchestna@wells.edu). If you are interested but don’t know what you want to do, we would still like to hear from you! If you have an idea other than above, feel free to run that by us as well. Muchismas Gracias!

6. Seeking Crew Members

The Faculty Dance Production is looking for a crew members to help run the Production. We are in need of students who are interested in being gel changers, quick changers for costumes, running crew for props, rail operators. If you are interested please contact the stage manager Doug Whaley at dwhaley@wells.edu, the production manager Alexi Montgomery at amontgomery@wells.edu, or the deck chief Jeremiah Miller at jeremiah.miller@wells.edu as soon as possible. The dates needed are 3/31 9-2, and 4/5-4/15. The times can be flexible but you must be committed to working on the production. Crew for shows is a fun experience and there are a lot of different opportunities and even if you have limited availability we can still use you so do something fun and come work in the show.

thanks
Doug Whaley
Stage Manager

7. Penelope’s Web Performing

Come listen to the band, Penelope’s Web this Friday, March 30! They?ll be playing in the Sommer Center from 7:30-8:30pm!
This is one of your very last chances to get your Student Activity Event card stamped!! The Office of Student Activities and Leadership

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK IS COMING!!!

THE PRIZES ARE BIGGER! EVERY ENTERING TEAM CAN WIN SOME CASH!

ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK IS COMING APRIL 9 TO 13.

This year, we will have professional coaches to help you win the bigger prizes. Meet the coaches and brainstorm your business ideas Monday, April 2 in Stratton 209 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The coaches are all serial entrepreneurs and professional entrepreneurship educators. Attendance is not required to participate in Entrepreneurship Week, but it may go a long way to help you win the top prizes.

Contact Bob Ellis at rellis with any questions.

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Wells Daily News

1. Hey Wells Students,

Want to do something classy for the local community? How about donating to a fantastic cause for the Class of 2012 community service! Come participate in our Formal Wear drive!

Dresses, slacks, suits, button up shirts, blouses, ties, and khakis, whatever you can afford to donate. And just because it’s a formal wear drive, doesn’t mean it just has to be fancy clothing. This organization could really use jeans, t-shirts, and other everyday items as well.
Do some spring cleaning and clear out your closets of unwanted and unneeded clothing to donate it to those in need. Please consider donating your clothing to this worthwhile cause!

All clothing will be going to the Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency in Auburn to help low income families and individuals.

Please drop off all clothing in the donation box in the south end of the dining hall.

If you have any questions, email 2012officers@wells.edu.
Thank you for your support!

Kevin Wilson
Class of 2012 President

2. Dear Students,

Please visit the Student page at global.wells.edu for more information about the Nominations for the Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Academic Advising awards.

Nominations are due to the Office of Academic and Student Life, Macmillan 210 by Monday, April 16. Submissions for the writing awards are also due on April 16. Please see the Handouts section on the Student Tab of The Globe for a complete list.

Thank you,

Phyllis Siemiatkowski
Assistant for Academic and Student Life

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Wells Daily News

1. Message from the Office of Residence Life and Learning Communities:

Classes end on Friday, March 16th for Spring break and resume on Monday, March 26th. All residence halls will remain open during spring break at no additional cost to students. Although the residence halls will remain open during Spring Break the Office of Residence Life and Learning Communities and the Department of Campus Safety need to be aware of who is staying in campus housing during the break. ? Registration: If you plan to remain on campus during all or any portion of the Spring break, you must register online at the following location. This includes athletes who may have to remain on campus for practices and/or games: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/spring-break

If you are leaving campus for the break, it is very important that you:

1. Close your windows and draw your shades if in a first-floor room. 2. Unplug all appliances including your alarm clocks. Your refrigerator may remain plugged.

3. Empty trash in your room. 4. Remove/store all perishable food that roaches or other pests could get to. 5. Turn off all lights and lock your door behind you. Please see your Resident Advisor or area Hall Director for additional details. ===================================
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Wells Daily News

1. WOMEN’S RESOURCE LIBRARY

Hello! Midterms are upon us!

Come check out the Women’s Resource Library and see if we can help you. We’ve got books a plenty for all those take-homes, ranging from feminism to psychology and from LGBTQA issues to global activism. Don;t hesitate to stop by (we’re in the WRC in the basement of Main Building). You can find our hours posted on the WRC’s Facebook page.

contact wrclibrary@gmail.com with any questions.

2. STUDY ABROAD STUDY ABROAD STUDY ABROAD

Reminder that the deadline for submitting applications for study abroad next fall semester is this Friday, March 16th. Amy Torea
Coordinator, Off-Campus Study
E-Mail: atorea@wells.edu

3. Attention Class of 2012:

For those that have not yet ordered your Cap/Gown/Hood for Commencement, you must do so by Friday, March 16 to avoid a late fee.

4. “Covenant and Community”

Underground University is concluding its first course on “Covenant and Community” this Friday (10:30-11:20 a.m., Philosophy Library, Macmillan) with a discussion of the
spirituality of education and some plans for the next course, starting after break. Stop by if you’re interested, or write to lschwab@wells.edu.

5. Staying over break?

There will be a very mellow Vespers this Sunday, 4:30 p.m.
in the Campus Ministry Room (or outside if the weather’s great), singing some unexpectedly spiritual songs like “Blowin’ in the wind” and “Hard Times” and meeting up with the thoughts of an interesting nineteenth-century woman writer. Food, too. [lschwab@wells.edu]

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Wells Daily News

1. Want to be in or involved in a short film?

Film Production Club is hosting open auditions tonight and tomorrow in Faculty Parlors at 7:00pm.

 

2. Dear Students,

I invite you to join us in the AER tomorrow (Wednesday) from 10:30-11:00am as Alex Riad gives his presentation “Double Threat: Writing and Directing.”

Whether you were able to attend his thesis production of “If You Ever Come By Here” this past weekend or not, you will not want to miss this informative look into the playwright/director’s process.

Hope to see you there!

Siouxsie Easter
Associate Professor of Theatre
Wells College
Aurora, New York 13026
315-364-3232

3. Research Participants Needed!

My name is Symone Sylvester. I am a Senior psychology
major here at Wells and I am doing research for my thesis,
titled “The Experiences of Black-Identified Women at
Predominantly White Institutions”. I am looking for 20
female participants, 18 and older who identify as Black
(i.e Black-American, Black, African, African-American,
etc). If you are interested in sharing your experiences
please contact me at ssylvester@wells.edu before APRIL
1st. All information from participants will remain
confidential. Thank you!

4. Help Support Cancer Research

Do you want to support cancer research? Would you be willing to shave your head for it? Join Megan Schwartzmeyer and Paul Hernon in their fundraiser to support a child battling cancer. Help the “Save it or Shave it” group and risk your beautiful locks.

Each participant will have two jars one labeled “save it”
and the other labeled “shave it”. Money from donators will be placed into either jar and whichever one has the most will determine the fate of your hair. This money will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to sponsor a child with cancer. The more participants the more money we can raise.

Please come to a meeting at faculty parlors on Monday, March 26th at 7:30 for more information! Don’t be shy, come on by!

5. Are you stuck here over Spring Break? Don’t have a car? Looking for something to do on St. Patrick’s Day? Sounds like you should head down to the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department! The festivities start at 4pm on March 17th!

All proceeds will benefit the Fire Department and the Aurora Masonic Center. A traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage, salt potatoes, maple carrots and sweet onions with a side of Irish soda bread will be served from 4-7 (eat in or take out) for $18/adult, $7/child 10 and under. You can place orders early by calling 315-729-0852. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Aurora Masonic Center. BEER and WINE will be sold by the AVFD from 4-9pm (Bring your ID). We will have Killian’s and Guinness!

There will be traditional Irish music, a “re-do” of the limerick contest and live entertainment! The Aurora Volunteer Fire Department is located at the North end of the village on Route 90, about a 15 minute walk from campus. Designated drivers will be available. Questions? Please contact Audrey Wojtkowski at awojtkowski@wells.edu

Thank you!

Audrey Wojtkowski ’12

Collegiate Association Treasurer
Publications Board Chair
Traditions Committee Chair
Red Cross Club Secretary
AVFD Ambulance Lieutenant

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