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Wells Daily News

1. Today, Monday, April 30

Campus Greens is hosting a Campus Cleanup on Monday the 30th from 4:30-6:00pm. We’ll be cleaning up around the dorms and academic buildings.

The first ten participants will receive some play-doh! There will also be prizes for the strangest and most trash collected! Come by Zabriskie any time during the cleanup to help us out. We’ll have gloves, trash bags, and snacks.

2. Subscribe with The Sycamore!

Interested in getting your free copy of The Sycamore four days before its public release?

Just send your name and campus mailbox number to WellsSycamore@gmail.com, and you’ll receive the Spring 2012 “Taboo” issue in your campus mailbox on Monday, May 7th! If you’ve subscribed with us before, there’s no need to repeat the process–you’re already on the list.

3. 2nd Annual Wells College Poker Tournament!

Come see the final round of the 2nd Annual Residence Life Poker Tournament where one resident from each residence hall will compete for poker champion of Wells College! A donation item of a non-perishable food item is required to enter the final round on Thursday, May 3rd, in the Sommer Center at 8pm.

4. The Chronicle-Subscriptions

Subscriptions: Wells College’s literary magazine, The Chronicle, would cordially like to invite all students to subscibe for an early edition copy of the magazine.

This year’s Chronicle is handbound to perfection, containing forty pages of literary awesomeness as submitted by the writers and visual imagineers among you. Each copy will be delivered to you in your mailbox days before it is available to the general public. There are an extremely limited number of copies available. If you want to make certain you get one, subscribe!

To subscribe: email smarvin@wells.edu with your name and mailbox number.

Happy Reading!

Stephanie Marvin
Co-Chief Editor of The Chronicle

5. Last day to ILL books, DVDs, and VHS is Friday, May 4

Dear Students,
The last day to ILL books, DVDs, and VHS will be Friday May 4th. You may continue to make article requests through the end of the semester.

All ILL material not due before May 14th must be returned by May 14th. 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 plus replacement costs.
To avoid a pile up in the ILL office, please return any material you are through with as soon as possible! Thanks,
Kim

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We invite you to join us this Tuesday, May 1st, at 12:30 in Cleveland Hall 109, for the presentations by Molly Babcock entitled ” Brothers in Dreaming: A
Case Study of Don Quixote and Tom Sawyer” and Jean Pierre Rosas Sandoval entitled “The Impact of Slavery: Brazil and Cuba.”

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Wells Daily News

1. Subscribe with The Sycamore!

Interested in getting your free copy of The Sycamore four days before its public release?

Just send your name and campus mailbox number to WellsSycamore@gmail.com, and you’ll receive the Spring 2012 “Taboo” issue in your campus mailbox on Monday, May 7th! If you’ve subscribed with us before, there’s no need to repeat the process–you’re already on the list.

2. SENIOR THESIS PRESENTATIONS

12:30 – 1:30 Monday, April 30th
Stratton 209

 

Ryan Huggins ’12
Major in Environmental Studies, Concentration in Environmental Policies & Values Economic Aspects of Wind Power in the United States

 

Amanda Kelly ’12 Major in Environmental Studies, Concentration in Environmental Policies & Values A Proposed Sustainable Redesign of the Morgan Greenhouse at Wells College

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1. Everyone is welcome to come and play volleyball! Is anyone interested in playing volleyball, on a team or just for fun? If you are, come by the lower gym and play!
It’s a very informal get together for anyone who is
interested. We will be at the gym from 5-7, Tuesdays and
Thursday until the week before finals week. So feel free
to drop by anytime!

The net will be at women’s height but anyone is free to
come and join!

If you would like more information, e-mail me at
sleung@wells.edu

Stephanie Leung
Class of 2014

2. PIN UP POTLUCK

Come one, Come all to the Wells College Burlesque Troupe
PIN UP POTLUCK
When: This Sunday, April 29, 2012 7:30p.m to 9:30p.m
Where: Sommer Center

Admission is $2.50

Join us for food and fun.

3. SENIOR THESIS PRESENTATIONS

12:30 – 1:30
Monday, April 30th
Stratton 209

Ryan Huggins ’12
Major in Environmental Studies, Concentration in Environmental Policies & Values Economic Aspects of Wind Power in the United States

Amanda Kelly ’12
Major in Environmental Studies, Concentration in Environmental Policies & Values A Proposed Sustainable Redesign of the Morgan Greenhouse at Wells College

4. CAMPUS CLEANUP

Campus Greens is hosting a Campus Cleanup on Monday the 30th from 5-6pm. We’ll be cleaning up around the dorms and academic buildings. The first ten participants will receive some play-doh! There will also be prizes for the strangest and most trash collected! Come by any time during the hour to help us out. We’ll have gloves, trash bags, and snacks.

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1. All welcome to attend Thesis Poster Presentation

What: Thesis Poster Presentation
Who: 15 Psychology majors and 2 Soc/Anth majors
Where: Stratton Atrium (both floors)
When: Thursday, April 26, 5:00 – 7:00

Delicious refreshments will be served, including a cash wine bar!

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Scholarship Opportunities Available

1) Sallie Mae

a. Offers 3.2 million scholarship opportunities

b. Get tips for a successful scholarship search, find out how to write a winning scholarship essay, learn how to avoid scholarship scams and have unlimited access to a free scholarship search.

c. Create your profile at www.CollegeAnswer.com/scholarships

2) Citizens Bank

a. Chance to win up to $5,000 with the TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

b. For student leaders who participate in community service activities and have made a difference in their communities through volunteering.

c. Awarding (1) $5,000 Grand Prize (4) $2,5000 Second Prizes and (35) $1,000 Third Prizes

d. Apply at www.citizensbank.com/scholarship

e. Accepting applications from April 1 –April 30

3) MassMutual Scholars Program to Multicultural College Students

a. Offering (30) $5,000 college scholarships for high-achieving African American, Asian/Pacific Islander and Hispanic students interest in careers in the insurance and financial services industry

b. For students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year with an interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

c. Applications are available until May 4, 2012

d. For details and to apply online visit www.act.org/massmutual

4) Education-Portal.com

a. Tuition Won’t Stop Me Scholarship!

b. $1,000 scholarship opportunity

c. Deadline April 30th at 5pm

d. Fill out entry form online and answer the question: What cause(s) do you think college students should care about? Why?

e. To apply, visit http://education-portal.com/articles/Tuition_Scholarship.html

5) Finch College Alumnae Association Foundation

a. A one-time grant of $2,000 scholarship opportunity is being offered for community college student transferring to a four year college.

b. Must be a current second year female student, age 22 or above who is currently enrolled in a Community College in NY, NJ or CT who has maintained a 3.5 minimum GP.

c. Applications are available in the Wells College Financial Aid Office and must be received by Finch College Alumnae Association Foundation by May 15, 2012.

6) All About Education Scholarship

a. Deadline: April 30th

b. 250 word response to: “Tell us what you think about the following statement: The key to fixing our nation is ‘all about education…’”

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

7) College Week Live $1,000 Monthly Scholarship

a. Deadline: April 30th

b. Apply at http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/notes/cw.jsp

8) Do-Over Scholarship

a. Deadline: June 30th

b. 250 response to: “If you could get one do over,’ in life what would it be and why?

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

9) AnyCollege.com $1,500 Scholarship

a. Deadline: June 30th

b. Apply at http://scholarshipexperts.clickmeter.com/anycollege-fcs/

10) Campus Discovery $2,500 “Advice to Your High School Self” Scholarship

a. Deadline: July 31st

b. 200 word response to: “Assume you could go back in time and talk to yourself as high school senior. Knowing what you know now about college life and making the transition, what advice would you give yourself?”

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

11) Emerson Industrial Automation

a. ASCO Numatics is awarding two merit-based scholarships of $5,000 to engineering students pursuing careers in manufacturing, processing or other industrial automation related disciplines

b. Students must be entering junior or senior year in a 4-year undergraduate program or enrolled in a graduate program and have a GPA of at least 3.2

c. Apply at www.asconumatics.com/apply no later than May 25, 2012

12) DegreedUp.org

a. Scholarship opportunities for (4) $1,250 DegreedUp.org Cash Scholarships

b. Deadlines: April 27th, 2012, May 27th, 2012, June 27th, 2012 and July 27th, 2012

c. Applications can be downloaded at www.degreedup.org/cash-scholarship.html

13) Great Lakes $2,500 STEM Scholarships

a. Students must be majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines

b. Minimum GPA requirement is 2.75

c. Must be a U.S. Citizen

d. Must demonstrate financial need

Laura Burns

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

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Wells Daily News-Sushi Night

No soup spoons. Lift the bowl to your mouth and use

chopsticks to push solids towards you.

Come learn more sushi etiquette at …

Sushi Night

Has Been Rescheduled to

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Express Cafe

$20 FOR GENERAL PUBLIC, STUDENTS $14 SUSHI, MISO SOUP, TUNA CARPACCIO AND VIETNAMESE SPRING ROLLS, GREEN TEA, RICE CANDY, & MOCKTAILS!

LIVE SUSHI DEMONSTRATION

We need 15 brave souls, foodies and gourmets to sign up for this event before Sunday May 6th to give the fishermen in Honolulu time to capture our prey and ship it to us fresh from the Pacific!!!

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Wells Daily News

1. Last Minute Internships

Urban Employ is here to help with the last minute internship search. Check out these new opportunities:

* Ann Arbor – American Red Cross – Multiple Internships
* Atlanta – Jack Morton Worldwide – Marketing Internship
* Detroit – American Arab Chamber of Commerce – Multiple Internships

* Detroit – Jack Morton Worldwide – Marketing Internship
* Detroit – Detroit Engineered Products – Engineering internship * Denver – Denver Rescue Mission – Multiple internships

* Los Angeles – Jack Morton Worldwide – Marketing Internship * Los Angeles – Lesson Lot – Regional Development Internship * Minneapolis – Assurant – HR Tech internship

* Philadelphia – Greentree Brokerage Services – Research Assistant * Washington, D.C. – The Right Prep – Marketing/Social Intern * Washington, D.C. – Center for Children –
Development/Marketing Intern

Don’t forget Urban Employ features Idealist internship listings on all of our regional sites!

If you have not already, remember to list Urban Employ on your website or blog. See our revised career services and centers list here.

VISIT URBAN EMPLOY NOW!

2. Anyone interested in playing volleyball?

Is anyone interested in playing volleyball, on a team or just for fun? If you are, come by the lower gym and play! It’s a very informal get together for anyone who is interested. We will be at the gym from 5-7, Tuesdays and Thursday until the week before finals week. So feel free to drop by anytime!

The net will be at women’s height but anyone is free to come and join!

If you would like more information, e-mail me at sleung@wells.edu

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Dear faculty, staff and students:

Monday is the final day in our Celebrating Scholarship and Engagement series.The schedule for “Sustainability” is below and on the welcome page of noleary) or Professor of Psychology Milene Morfei (mzmorfei) with any questions.

“Sustainability”

Celebrating Scholarship and Engagement

Monday, April 23, 2012

Schedule of Events

outdoor activities shown in green

participants are urged to dress for the weather

“Sustainability Works!” panel discussion Art Exhibit Room

9:00–10:00 am

Students and staff share perspectives on sustainability at Wells with a focus on current work & possibilities for the future. Melissa Fortin ’13 (“Green Handbook” for Wells); Peter Quinn-Jacobs ’12 (Campus Greens); Mike Butler ‘14 (Sustainable Design); Laurie Rocker (Wells and garden projects); Kurt Pipa (Ithaca’s EcoVillage). Panel Moderated by Professor Milene Morfei.

Environmental Studies Senior Thesis Presentations Stratton 209

10:30 am–12:00 pm

Alissa Kent ‘12, “Assessing the Effectiveness of a Middle School Field Trip on the Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom”

Sharon Vitello ‘12, “Steps to Charting a New Energy Future in Caroline, NY: Facilitating and Evaluating a Public Participation Process”

Colin Evans ‘12, “Refining a Transesterification Process: Examining Different Protocols for Converting Waste Vegetable Oil into Biodiesel”

Cayuga Lake Watershed Network Open House Zabriskie 2nd Floor

10:30 am–12:00 pm

Watershed Steward Hilary Lambert will be available to discuss the many ongoing functions of the CLWN, with information on how you can help protect the future of Cayuga Lake.

Campus Bird and Nature Walk

11:00 am–12:00 pm and 2:30–3:30 pm

Visiting Associate Professor of Biology Mark Witmer will lead the group; meet in Stratton 318 for prompt departure. Some binoculars will be provided, or bring your own if you have a pair.

Lunch Featuring Local, Natural, and Organic Foods Dining Hall

11:30 am–1:30 pm

Sustainability in the Finger Lakes Stratton 209
1848-1851: ‘The Genesee Farmer’

12:00–12:30 pm

From protest against careless farming to practical observations on growing familiar and forgotten crops, the nineteenth-century periodical "The Genesee Farmer" opens a window on a time when organic farming was the only kind. Did Henry Wells take some of its wise advice in planning Glen Park? Come to Professor Emerita Linda Schwab’s presentation and find out.

Sustainability Day Keynote: Stratton 209
A Finger Lakes History and Legacy

1:00–2:00 pm

Dr. Bruce Gilman, Professor of Environmental Conservation and Horticulture at FLCC, will discuss the formation of the Finger Lakes over 10,000 years ago, the exploitation of their resources as humans domesticated the landscape, and the hope of sustaining essential ecological services and delicately balanced natural communities for the future. Dr. Gilman is Director of the Environmental Studies Program at FLCC as well as Director of the college’s Muller Field Station.

An American Smallholding: Glebe Farm Tour

2:30–3:30 pm and 3:30–4:30 pm

Intern Amanda Kelly ’12 will lead a tour of Glebe Farm, which includes a four-season garden, livestock (incl. sheep, chickens and ducks), small fruits and a forest, and a new native fruit orchard. Meet in front of Main Building for the college van or walk to 318 Main Street. Glebe Farm shares the driveway with Mandel House behind the old church. Please wear sturdy shoes.

Campus grounds work and beautification

2:30–4:00 pm

Take a hand in making sure the Wells campus stays beautiful and well-maintained—join Working Grounds Foreman Jim Button, Professor of Physics Scott Heinekamp, Professor of Anthropology and Religion Ernie Olson, and the B&G staff with weeding, planting, tree removal and whatever else needs doing. Meet in Woods Lot; work gloves provided.

Campus clean up

2:30– 4:30 pm

Take an opportunity to get out and pick up trash around campus while getting to know the Campus Greens environmental club. Dress for outdoor work; garbage bags, gloves, and snacks all provided by Campus Greens! Meet outside the east door of Zabriskie Hall.

Weaving Sustainability into the Fabric of Community Stratton 209

3:00– 4:00 pm

Dr. Gay Nicholson will give a brief tour of sustainability in Tompkins County and explore some of the factors to consider when starting a local sustainability organization. Since 2004, Gay Nicholson has led Sustainable Tompkins, a supporter of growing sustainability and social justice movements. She works with partners to build the capacity for more sustainable ways of living.

New Student Garden Tour

3:00–4:00 pm

The students of Lena Masur’s sustainable design class last semester designed and constructed a new & improved Wells Student Garden according to permaculture principles. Come take a tour, learn about the design, and join the discussion about how to jump-start and continue food production on campus. Meet in Stratton 318.

Beckman Lecture: Too Much Magic: Phipps Auditorium
Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation

4:30– 6:00 pm

Accomplished author, social critic, and urban planning expert James Howard Kunstler’s multifarious talk will address the topics of his recent book, bringing in perceptions and realities of the problems facing our society and pairing a thorough critique of greater culture with reasoned hope. Don’t miss this informed, entertaining talk!

History Senior Thesis Presentations Stratton 209

7:00–8:00 pm

Mary Corbett ’12, “The Causes of the 1845 Potato Famine”

Shane Knezevich ‘12, “Effects of the Temporal Revolution: An Examination
of Time in Antebellum America”

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1. OPEN HOUSE – AURORA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Join us at the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department this Saturday from 11-3 for our Open House! We will be doing air pack demonstrations,giving tours of the fire house and letting guests get their picture taken in the fire truck of their choosing! (so bring your camera!)

This Saturday will also be our first Chicken BBQ. Sales will start at noon. Take out or eat in! Dinners are $7 and consist of salt potatoes,baked beans, a roll, cookies for dessert and of course our signature BBQ chicken! Hurry down we sell out fast!

Then join us at the Wells College Golf Course parking lot at 5pm for a LIVE FIRE DEMONSTRATION co-sponsored by the Red Cross Club!

Thanks!
Audrey Wojtkowski ’12

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

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