Archive for May, 2012

Wells Daily News

1. Library Materials need to be returned by Friday, May 18

Dear seniors with Library Materials Charged to you:




If you don’t your college account will be charged $50.00 per book and $75.00 per media on MONDAY MAY 21

This is a NON-REFUNDABLE FEE (We don’t want this to happen)

If any of you needs library materials to finish some work during senior week YOU HAVE TO COME TO THE LIBRARY AND RENEW THE MATERIALS YOU NEED


CONGRATULATIONS to all from the Library Staff


2. Note to all Wells students who have studied abroad:

Did you study abroad and complete a research project while there? The Forum on Education Abroad sponsors an undergraduate research award: http://www.forumea.org/research-awards.cfm


1. Nominated student must have been:

a) an undergraduate student at the time the research was conducted and

b) enrolled as full-time undergraduate student in the 6 months prior to the submission deadline (that is, not having graduated more than six months before the deadline).

2.The nominated research project must be completed. It may be conducted in any academic discipline, and collaborative research projects conducted jointly and co-authored by students and faculty are encouraged.

3.For the awards, “research” is understood in its broadest possible sense as encompassing the full range of excellence in the academic products of an education abroad experience, from complex site-based research, to papers considering a single topic, to projects realized in electronic or traditional artistic media.

Deadline = late June 2012. Please contact Director of International Programs Amy Staples for more information: international@wells.edu

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1. Congratulations to Wells’ Senior Alex Schloop – work showing in Book Fair

Alex Schloop ’12 was one of 16 students (of 48 applicants) selected by a committee at Columbia College to send work to show in the Artist’s Book Project International Book Fair at The Atelier in Marseille, France. His work, along with information on the Wells Book Arts Center, will also be included in the Artists’ Book International Directory. The show is from October 13 to 14, 2012.

2. Chronicle

Ladies and Gentlemen,

THE CHRONICLE IS OUT! If you subscribed, you can find them in your mailboxes (also if you’re in it!). If you didn’t subscribe but would still like a copy, don’t fret! Copies of The Chronicle can be found in the dining hall.

Happy Reading!

Stephanie Marvin

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Commencement Brunch

May 26, 2012

12:00PM-2:30PM in the Main Dining Hall

$16.99 per guest; $8.99 for children under 12; children five and under free

No Reservations Required


Complimentary Mimosas and Kir Royals

Coffee, Tea, and Juices


Made-to-order Omelets and Crepes

Carving Station Featuring Lemon & Honey Roasted Turkey Breast

Sausage & Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin wrapped with Brown Sugar Cured Bacon

Hot Buffet

Country style Eggs Benedict

Hickory Smoked Bacon

Maple Cured Sausage

Potatoes O’Brien

Cinnamon Swirl French Toast

Fresh Asparagus and Sweet Peppers

Chicken French w/Fresh Spinach and Roma Tomatoes

Guinness Beef Tips

Haddock and Shrimp Scampi

Wild Rice Pilaf

Fruit and Pastry Table

Assorted fresh pastries, homemade cakes and pies, fresh fruit and Danishes

Phyllis Siemiatkowski

Assistant for Academic and Student Life

170 Main Street

Macmillan 210

Aurora, NY 13026




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Wells Daily News

1. Reminder from the Library

Exams begin today and many students are studying or taking exams in the library. Please be considerate of your classmates and remain quiet.

Thank you and good luck.



2. Hello!

You will be receiving (CAMPUS MAIL) a list of all Library Materials charged to you.


After that day a NON-REFUNDABLE CHARGE of $50.00 per book and $75.00 per media will be charged to your college account. Believe me, we don’t want to do this but if materials are not returned we have to replace them.

If you don?t agree with any charges in the list come and see me or any library staff to clarify the situation.

Good Luck with exams, Congratulations to our Seniors and to all we wish a Great Summer!


for the Library Staff

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1. Tonight – Come to the annual Book Arts Minor Show!

An opening reception will be on Monday, May 14, from 6:00 to 8:00pm,and the show will be up until Saturday, May 26.

This year, we’ll be featuring prints, artist books, and structures by seniors Alex Schloop, Page Kienzel, and Constance Wetzel.

There will be a live press demonstration, and refreshments will be provided.

Contact the Wells Book Arts Center at bookartscenter@wells.edu.



Monday – Friday, May 14 – 18, 2012


Sale excludes prior sales, special orders, Wells Books, 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

May 14 – 18, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Class of 2014: The last day to order your Junior Mugs is May 18, to ensure early September delivery.

Class of 2013: The last day to order your Cap & Gowns is also May 18, to ensure delivery for the start of classes in August.

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All Library Materials are due this MONDAY MAY 14

If you need them for longer you have to come and renew them

Remember, $50.00 per book and $75.00 per media (nonn-returnable) will be charged to your account.



The Library Staff wishes you good luck with exams , a great summer and sends





Attention Class of 2013! The Fulbright Program offers fellowships for graduating seniors to study abroad for one academic year. The program also includes an English Teaching Assistant component. The application process would be started over this coming summer and would continue into the Fall 2012 semester. Interested? Want more information? Stop by to see Director of International Programs Amy Staples on Wednesday 16 May at either noon or 5pm, in the Express Café! http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

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1. Thursday, May 10 Events


On Thursday at 7:00 in the Art Exhibit Room, five Senior poets will read from their work. Rita Feinstein, Jake Kilmer, Cody McLoud,and Peter Quinn-Jacobs are English Majors with a Creative Writing Concentration, and Danielle Cregan is a Psychology Major. They are all accomplished poets who wish to share their work with the community before graduating. This will be an exciting event.

Refreshments will be served.


Join us tomorrow (Thursday, May 10) at 5:00pm in Phipps Auditorium for Second Stage-the annual showing of acting scenes and monologues from the Acting Two and Monologues courses.

The event should last from 5:00-7:00pm. You are welcome to join us for some,or all, of the evening!

The student actors are: Marie Angus, Haniyyah Bashir, Angelee Camacho, Valencia Chavez, Phoebe Chestna, Giavarna Faison, Veronica Frisenda, Kelli Furney, Casey Jamieson, Emily Knapp, Foreest Lambert, Mary Losurdo, Stephanie
Leung, Jeremiah Miller, Alexi Montgomery, Claudia Nolan, Huda Rehman and Bryant Sanders.

Hope to see you there!

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



A theatrical treat awaits at the Morgan Opera House this Friday and Saturday night. An original, prizewinning play, The Unfortunates, concerns the life of an unfortunate woman living in London in the time of Jack the Ripper. Actress
Erica Steinhagen portrays Mary Ellen Kelly and her ghosts in this one woman tour de force. Curtin time is 8 PM both
nights. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. It is not recommended for children.

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


Join us on Friday at 7pm in Stratton 209 for a free screening of Filmmentary’s commentary contest entries! Still don’t know what the commentary contest is? In a nutshell, members of the club have written jokes to bad B-movies and recorded themselves delivering these jokes. It’s a humorous twist on bad movies!

Come see the culmination of the club’s efforts on the big screen!

We hope to see you there!”


The Sycamore is proud to announce that our Spring 2012 Issue: Taboo is now online!

Visit our blog at WellsSycamore.tumblr.com or click this direct link – http://issuu.com/wellssycamore/docs/spring2012web/1 – to read the issue.

Hard copies will be available in the dining hall and mail room later this week.

Happy reading! Feel free to contact us at WellsSycamore@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.



Please contact the sender specified in each message with questions related to a particular announcement contained within this message.Do not reply to this address.

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Need a Mother’s Day Gift? Putting together a summer garden? Just want a nice, potted plant?

The Aurora Free Library is hosting its annual spring plant sale this Saturday from 8am-2pm at the Library-370 main Street. Hope to see you there!

Nicole Pellegrino

Director of Student Activities and Leadership


Dear Students,

The last day to ILL books, DVDs, and VHS was 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,

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


Dear students;

All library materials charged to you have to be RETURNED by MONDAY May 14

If you want to know what is charged to you click “My Account” from the Library Catalog

Please, return materials that you don’t need any more ASAP

A friendly reminder that a $50.00 per book and $75.00 per media will be charged to your account

For each item not returned by the end of the semester


If you need any library material after that day you have to come and renew them with me

Thank you!


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Wells Daily News

TO: Wells College Community

FROM: Office of Residence Life and Learning Communities

DATE: May 3, 2012

RE: Residential Closing Procedures and Important information

I. 24 Hour quiet hours in the residence halls and Final Exams

The last day of classes is Friday, May 11 and Study Period runs from Saturday, May 12 until Monday, May 14. Final exams begin on Tuesday, May 15 and end on May 18.

Twenty-four Hour Quiet Hours are in effect in all residence halls including Fairlane Apartments, and Mandell House beginning at 9pm on Friday, May 11 and ending at 9am on Saturday, May 19. Noise levels should be kept to a minimum in all residence halls during STUDY PERIOD, including electronic media (music, television, video games, computer applications, verbal communication and gatherings in various hallways. The 24 quiet hour rule also applies to Wells College parking lots, sidewalks etc adjacent to residence halls.

II. Non-commencement student departure

All students who do not have obligations related to Senior Week and/or Commencement are required to check out of their room assignments within 24 hours of their last final exam or academic obligation.

III. Senior week / commencement obligations

Senior Week:

Senior Week takes place from May 19 to 26 and consists of a number of activities and traditions planned by the Class of 2012. Seniors are permitted to remain in their residence hall room assignments throughout Senior Week, until 5:00pm on Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Senior Guests:

The guests of seniors MUST move out of their residence hall room assignment no later than Noon on May 19 and promptly move in with his/her senior host.

Each senior may host one guest in her/his room during Senior Week. Seniors must complete a registration form indicating the name and contact information about their guest. This process is coordinated by the Class of 2012 officers. Non-Wells student guests must carry photo identification at all times; ID must be provided upon request by campus officials, including but not limited to Administrators, Campus Safety Officers, DOS Office personnel, Hall Directors, and Resident Advisors. E-mail residencelife for more information.

Seniors are responsible for their guests at all times throughout their stay. All seniors and their guests are responsible for following the policies and procedures listed in the Community Handbook, specifically the Code of Conduct, Honor Code and Community Standards Statement

The senior class officers can be contacted by e-mailing kevin.wilson, ariad, hsterling and jwardl.

FAQs for senior week housing can be found the Residence Life section of The Globe.

IV. Departure after the commencement ceremony

V. Student employment and other commencement obligations

Students working on campus during Senior Week and Commencement must be approved by their on-campus employer, and must be registered with the Office of Residence Life and Learning Communities. Class of 2012 officers, Collegiate Cabinet, and the 2011-12 Community Court will also be approved to remain on campus based on their role during Commencement.

Students who have been approved to work on campus, or are otherwise approved to remain on campus during Senior Week and Commencement will be permitted to remain in their residence hall assignments until 5pm on Saturday, May 26.

VI. Requests to stay Late

Students may submit a Request to Stay Late Form to the Office of Residence Life and Learning Communities if they would like to remain on campus beyond the 24 hour deadline after their last final. Students must provide a reason for needing to remain on campus. All requests will be reviewed and either approved or denied by the Office of Residence Life and Learning Communities in consultation with the Provost’s Office.

The latest a student may request to extend their stay on campus is 5pm on Sunday, May 20.

Request to Stay Late Forms are available on the Residence Life section of The Globe and must be submitted no later than May 15 at 5pm.

VII. Check-out procedures

All residents are expected to submit their departure information to their Resident Advisors by May 12:

· Date and time of last final

· Date and time of departure

Your Resident Advisor will post a sheet for students to indicate the above information. Please ask your RA(s) about it.

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

§ Students must collect/pack all of their belongings

§ Move all furniture to their original configuration

§ Sweep the floors

§ Remove all trash from the room

§ Leave curtains and/or shades open, except for first floor residents

§ Bring the room back to the original condition when you moved in to it

§ Turn off lights

§ Close and lock door

Students can borrow brooms from the Housekeeping staff. Failure to sweep or remove trash may result in an excessive cleaning fee.

When ready to check out, students must let their Resident Advisor (or any Resident Advisor) know and check their rooms. Students may be assessed fees associated with damage to the residence hall room, including a cleaning fee for excessive messes. Students will also be billed for any furniture missing from their room assignments.

All personal items must be removed from community kitchens prior to student departure. Items left behind in community kitchens will be discarded.

Students must return the key(s) to their room assignments to the Department of Campus Safety or their Resident Advisor. Failure to return room keys will result in a $50.00 fine billed to your account. Keys may only be returned in person, and will not be accepted through mail.

VIII. Possible fines:

· Key Replacement: $50.00

· Room Damages: Individually Assessed

· Excessive Cleaning: Individually Assessed

· Missing Furniture: Individually Assessed

IX. Abandoned Property:

Students must remove ALL of their belongings from their room assignment before checking out for the year. Items left behind will be discarded. Any items left in other spaces on campus (floor lounges, basements, laundry rooms, closets, etc) will also be discarded. Students wishing to donate items can place them in labeled containers and boxes located throughout the residence halls.

If you accidentally leave property behind, we will do our very best to help you locate your belongings; however, Wells College employees are neither responsible nor obligated to locate any property you may leave behind accidentally or othewise.

X. Storage:

Wells College does not offer storage space for local students’ belongings at this time.

A very limited amount of space is available for International Students. International Students should email residencelife to submit a request for storage space.

Students may be interested in renting storage units from one of several local companies:

Please note that Wells College has no affiliation or a relationship with any of these businesses and does NOT endorse one storage facility over another.

ALL Storage (315) 255-2338

1658 Clark Street Road, Auburn, NY

Offers discounts to Wells Students

Not My Parents Garage (315) 682-5705
1720-22 Erie Blvd. East
Syracuse, NY 13210
Offers discounts to Wells Students

D&S Mini Storage (315) 889-5098
Rte. 90, Union Springs, NY

R&J Mini Storage (607) 533-4444

Lansing, NY

Additional businesses may be located by searching the internet or consulting the local yellow pages. Students may wish to make arrangements with friends to share storage units and split the cost. Students should make arrangements directly with storage companies.

XI. Mail forwarding:

The Wells College Mail Center offers mail forwarding for seniors only. Seniors should contact the Mail Center staff and provide a forwarding address. Mail for seniors will be forwarded until September 1, 2012.

All students should arrange to update their summer mailing addresses with the necessary parties (magazines, billing agents, family, friends, etc.).

Students should direct questions to Mail Center staff, or call 315-364-3371.

XII. Email access:

Graduating seniors will continue to have access to their “wells.edu” e-mail accounts until January 31, 2013. On February 1st, the e-mail accounts of graduating seniors will be turned off. We strongly encourage you to share an alternate e-mail address with us by e-mailing alumoffice@wells.edu. We will keep your alternate e-mail address on file so we can continue to communicate with all of our alums.

Remember that as an alum, you will have continued access to The Globe. Please be sure to log in and click on the Alumns and Friends tab to stay in touch with Wells and update your information.

XIII. Transportation:

Students should consult the Transportation section of The Globe website for information regarding year-end van runs. Students can also email transportation or call 315-364-3229 / 3370 for specific requests.

XIV. Timeline for year-end closing events:

Friday, May 11 Last Day of classes and 24 hour quiet hours begin at 9pm

Saturday, May 12 Study Break begins & Departure Information due to RAs (sign up sheet)

Tuesday, May 13 RAs begin distributing two Closing Checklists per room

Tuesday, May 15 Request to Stay Late Forms due to Residence Life & Learning Communities by 5pm

Tuesday, May 15 Final examinations begin

Sunday, May 19 Residence Hall closing (all non-commencement students must check out by 5pm)

Saturday, May 19 Senior Week begins

Saturday, May 26 Wells College Commencement, 10:00am (All graduates, guests and commencement-related residents must check out by 5pm)

XV. Questions:

If you have any questions about our closing procedures, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your Resident Advisor, Hall Director, or e-mail residencelife@wells.edu.

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1. Deadline extended to Friday, May 11 for anyone needing
housing accommodations for family members for

Dear Class of 2012,

The deadline for Housing accommodations for Commencement
Weekend was today, May 7th. We have extended the deadline
to Friday, May 11. If you will need overnight
accommodations for family members for commencement weekend
please be sure to submit the reservation form and payment
to Phyllis Siemiatkowski, Assistant for Academic and
Student Life, Macmillan 210. The reservation form can be
found on the website. Go to
http://www.wells.edu/student-life , click on Commencement
2012 and then click on Accommodations. The cost of all
accommodations is $25 per person, per night. Payment in
full should be submitted at the time the reservations are
made. Cancellations will be accepted and refunds made up
to May 21. No refunds will be made after that.

Phyllis Siemiatkowski
Assistant for Academic and Student Life

2. Advanced Nonfiction Class to do readings

On Tuesday at 7:00 in the Art Exhibit Room, members of
this year’s Advanced Nonfiction class will read from their

Come hear some of the best student prose writing this year
on a wide range of subjects, serious and humorous, and in
a variety of styles and voices. It’s a great way to
celebrate the end of the term!

3. Take a Mental Health Day

On Tuesday, May 8, PSY 338 students are holding events
surrounding psychological stigma!

Workshops 1:15 – 2:00, Library
Anxiety Workshop – Henry Wells Room
Anxiety is all around us, especially during this time of
the semester, so come to the Anxiety Workshop! Come
anytime to learn about symptoms, common misconceptions and
ways to manage anxiety and participate in some activities.

Depression Workshop – German Culture Room
Come learn about depression! This workshop will review the
statistics, treatment, management, and symptoms of
depression. There will also be a depression myth and fact

Tea-Stress 2:45-3:15, AER
Come during Tea-Time to the AER to relax before finals
week. We will be practicing deep-breathing exercises,
muscle relaxation techniques as well as visualization

P. E. A. C. E. 5:00-6:00, Stratton Lecture Hall
Psychological Education and Clarification for Everybody
Ever wanted to know what it’s really like to have a
psychological disorder? Come hear from fellow students
about their experience with disorders and how they learned
to be resilient. Feel free to ask questions and be open to

Take Back the Stigma 8:00-9:30, Express Café
Join us for this special Take Back the Mic centered around
psychological stigma. Perform a poetry reading, literature
reading, dance, or song influenced by mental disorders,
anxiety, depression, and the like. Raise awareness about
psychological stigma and express yourself! Popcorn will be

Refreshments will be served.

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