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Wells Daily News

1. The Office of Student Activities and Leadership presents:

After you go to the inaugural women’s volleyball home game at 6pm tonight, check out trivia night!

TRIVIA NIGHT at the Backstage Grille!!

When: Tonight at 8pm

Details: 6 member maximum per team & no outside help of any kind!

There will be prizes of up to $60 at each Trivia Night throughout the semester with a large grand prize for the winning team at the end!

ROBERT CHANNING, ?World’s Foremost Mind Reader Hypnotist & Psychic Entertainer!?

When: Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8:00pm!

Where: Sommer Center

2. PROGRAMMING BOARD INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Do You like to Have Fun? Do You Like to Plan Events? Do You Bring the Party?

If you answered yes then Wells College Programming Board is perfect for you! We will be having our first informational meeting. This Sunday 9/2 @ 7pm

Our meeting are in our office in Sommer Center Basement

To get to our office walk down the stairs to the right when you come in the front doors then follow the hallway all the way to the end.

COME FOR FUN, LAUGHS AND BRAINSTORMING FOR NEW EVENTS!

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Wells Daily News

1. ADMISSIONS PIZZA PARTY

There is a correction for the Admissions Pizza Party. It is FRIDAY AUGUST 31st! There is confusion with the flyer.

Thank you,
Admissions Staff

2. HENRY’S VIII AUDITIONS ARE TONIGHT!

Come out and sing for us tonight in Barler at 8:30pm or this Saturday at 2pm! Prepare a song or just come sing something basic. Become a part of Wells College’s co-ed a cappella group.

We hope to see you there!

3. The Office of Student Activities and Leadership presents:

After you go to the inaugural Women?s Volleyball home game at 6pm tomorrow check out trivia night!

TRIVIA NIGHT at the Backstage Grille!!

When: Tomorrow at 8pm

Details: 6 member maximum per team & no outside help of any kind!

There will be prizes of up to $60 at each Trivia Night for winning teams throughout the semester with a large grand prize for the winning team at the end!

ROBERT CHANNING, “World?s Foremost Mind Reader Hypnotist & Psychic Entertainer!”

When: Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8:00pm!

Where: Sommer Center
-The Office of Student Activities

4. PROGRAMMING BOARD INFORMATION MEETING

Do You like to Have Fun? Do You Like to Plan Events? Do You Bring the Party?

If you answered yes then Wells College Programming Board is perfect for you! We will be having our first informational meeting. This Sunday 9/2 @ 7pm

Our meeting are in our office in Sommer Center Basement

To get to our office walk down the stairs to the right when you come in the front doors then follow the hallway all the way to the end.

COME FOR FUN, LAUGHS AND BRAINSTORMING FOR NEW EVENTS!

5. LIBRARY CARRELS

Dear students:

Your study desk assignments are in your Campus Mail

While I tried to please everyone it was impossible, mainly with freshman.

If you are really unhappy with you study desk assignment come to see me We have a few openings and we can change.

Also, if you didn’t apply on time you can come and ask to see the list of assignments at the Main Desk and you can pick one of the available ones. Write your name next to the carrel #.

The Library Staff wishes you a GREAT SEMESTER AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEE YOU AT THE Library Often

Elsie

for the Library Staff

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Wells Daily News

1. Self-nominations for Freshmen Class Officers are now open and will close on Thursday, August 30. Anyone interested in running for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer or for the two open positions on Elections Committee please contact Caitlyn Copfer, Elections Manager, at ccopfer@wells.edu to set up a mandatory meeting.

2. The Whirligigs will be hosting auditions for the fall semester tonight (Wednesday) from 8 to 10 pm, and tomorrow night (Thursday) from 8 30 to 10 in Barler Music Hall. Please come prepared to sing a verse and chorus of a song of your choice, and a hilarious joke. Robyn Moody
Whirligigs Director
Class of 2013

3. SAVAR (Sexual Assault Victims Advocate Resource) is looking for people to volunteer as advocates to aid women, children and men affected by sexual violence, staff the Crisis Hotline and accompany survivors through the medical/legal processes, as well as participate in education and awareness activities. With this training, you can become a NYS CERTIFIED rape crisis councilor. To learn more about becoming an advocate or if you are interested, please contact Giavarna Faison at gfaison@wells.edu.

Giavarna Faison, Class of 2014
Evenline!!
Main 3rd Resident Advisor Community Court Representative
Uplift Intern
WISA President

4. The softball team is holding a meeting for those interested in playing this year. If you cannot attend the meeting for any reason, and are still interested in playing, please contact the softball coach at jtrudeau. Go EXPRESS!!!!

Location: Schwartz Center

Date: Tuesday 9/4

Time: 7:30pm

Coach Jamie Trudeau

Head Soccer & Softball Coach

Wells College

170 Main Street

Aurora, NY 13026

Phone: (315) 364-3461

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Wells Daily News

Announcements for Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1. Wednesday, August 29 – Last day to add a full semester course via the Globe; last day to add/drop "first seven week" courses.

N. André Siamundele, Ph. D

Registrar

Associate Professor of Humanities

Director of the Dakar Program

Aurora, NY 13026

315-364-3215

315-364-3380

Fax: 315-364-3383

asiamundele

registrar

2. STUDY ABROAD SPRING SEMESTER 2013

Now is the time to start planning for study abroad next spring semester 2013. Stop by the table in the Dining Hall at lunchtime on Thursday, Aug. 30 to get more information. Wells approval forms must be submitted by October 1.

Amy Torea

Coordinator, Off-Campus Study

Wells College

170 Main Street

Aurora, NY 13026

Tel: (315) 364-3288

fax: (315) 364-3257

E-Mail: atorea@wells.edu

3. The softball team is holding a meeting for those interested in playing this year. If you cannot attend the meeting for any reason, and are still interested in playing, please contact the softball coach at jtrudeau. Go EXPRESS!!!!

Location: Schwartz Center

Date: Tuesday 9/4

Time: 7:30pm

Coach Jamie Trudeau

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Wells Daily News

Self-nominations for Freshmen Class Officers are now open and will close on Thursday, August 30. Anyone interested in running for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer or for the two open positions on Elections Committee please contact Caitlyn Copfer, Elections Manager, at ccopfer@wells.edu to set up a mandatory meeting.

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Wells Daily News

1. CLASS OF 2016 TALENT SHOW TONIGHT at 8pm in the Sommer Center!!!
Come and see the talents that the Class of 2016 has to offer!!! Bring your friends and come support the class of 2016 while they showcase their talents!! What: Class of 2016 Talent Show!
When: TONIGHT at 8pm
Where: Sommer Center
-The Office of Student Activities

2. Joyful Noise! Sunday, August 26, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel, classics, folk, gospel and more, music on the spiritual side. Bring an instrument, sing, dance, step, draw, or chill.

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Long-time Wells president set to retire from the presidency at the end of this year

President Lisa Marsh Ryerson has announced that she will retire from the presidency of Wells College. While she will conclude her active term as President at the end of this academic year, she will remain with the College for a sabbatical year in which she will work with the Board of Trustees on key institutional initiatives.

For Ms. Marsh Ryerson this marks the culmination of a 28-year professional career at Wells. After graduating cum laude with a major in English in 1981, she served as the College’s assistant director of admissions and associate dean of students before completing her master’s degree at the State University of New York at Cortland and four years teaching public school. Ms. Marsh Ryerson returned to Wells in 1991 to serve as dean of students, executive vice president and acting president before the Board appointed her to the presidency in 1995.

Ms. Marsh Ryerson has served as Wells’ President since February, 1995. She is the College’s 17th President and the first alumna to hold the position. During her tenure she has led the College’s efforts that resulted in substantial improvements to the campus; the revitalization of commercial properties in the village of Aurora; a successful transition to coeducation; the launch of an endowed Center for Business and Entrepreneurship; and expanded programs and opportunities for students. During Ms. Marsh Ryerson’s presidency the College has also seen a 32% increase in overall enrollment; nine of the largest gifts in the College’s history; and enjoyed consistently high national rankings.

Reflecting on her career at Wells, Ms. Marsh Ryerson says, “Serving Wells, including the past 18 years as President, has been my life’s work and a great joy. Moreover I am incredibly proud of the advances the College has made. Together with my enormously talented and dedicated colleagues on the Board, the faculty, and the staff, we have accomplished much. Each generation of students has energized my work, and I am deeply grateful to have had the support of many alumnae and alumni, generous donors, friends and neighbors, and the higher education community. I am confident Wells is poised for a wonderful future, and as an alumna, I will remain connected to my alma mater and the many relationships I have made along the way.”

President Ryerson has strengthened the national profile of Wells through her active participation in numerous state and national organizations. Among those, she has served as board chair for the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities of New York State, the Women’s College Coalition, and the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN). Her executive committee affiliations have included: the Council of Independent College; the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, for whom she chaired their accountability committee. She is currently serving on the NCAA Division III President’s Council and as vice-chair of the North Eastern Athletic Conference President’s Council.

In addition, President Ryerson has built important local and regional partnerships through her service, including: as advisory board chair for the Finger Lakes Cultural and Natural History Museum; as a trustee of Auburn Community Hospital; on the leadership council of the Cayuga Fund of the Community Foundation of CNY; on the Central New York Advisory Board of HSBC Bank; as a director of the Metropolitan Development Association; on the executive committee of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce; as vice-president of the board of Seven Lakes Girl Scout Council; and as a founding board member of Peachtown Elementary School in Aurora.

Her accomplishments have earned her numerous awards, including recognition by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Girls Inc. of Central New York, the Public Relations Society of America, and the New York State Senate. In 2010, the State University of New York awarded her an honorary doctorate degree at Cortland College’s commencement ceremony.

Stanley Kott, of Auburn, NY, Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees has praise for Ms. Marsh Ryerson’s leadership, “The Board is grateful to Lisa for both the quality and length of her service and dedication to Wells. Lisa has served the community with extraordinary dedication delivered with sincerity. At a time when the average college president’s tenure is seven years, Wells has been tremendously fortunate to have had the benefits of Lisa’s energy, talent and commitment for nearly two decades. She has accomplished much on behalf of the College especially as higher education faced the challenges of rising costs, changing student wants and needs, and the recent global economic turmoil, and she has led the institution with integrity, strength, and grace. As we neared the end of her current contract, she had let us know that it was time for her to consider the next phase of her remarkable and productive life. She has positioned the College for an exciting future and thankfully will devote her sabbatical year to matters of mutual interest as we determine just what that future will look like.”

Mr. Kott has noted that the Board will establish a Presidential Transition Committee comprised of representatives of the Wells community. Its first duty will be to search for an interim President for the 2013-14 academic year allowing the College ample time to search for its next leader.

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