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The Onyx wants to feature your Odd-Even pictures!

You can share them by either e-mailing WellsCollegeOnyx@gmail.com or use the tags #WellsCollege or #WellsOnyx on InstaGram and we’ll check them out!

Let the insanity of Odd-Even be shared with everyone.

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EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012:

1. FILM: IMPUNITY: WHAT KIND OF WAR FOR COLOMBIA

7-9PM

Stratton 209

Ever wonder about how to begin to make sense of the long-standing conflict in Colombia? Wells College is hosting a showing of the film IMPUNITY: WHAT KIND OF WAR FOR COLOMBIA (2010, in Spanish with English subtitles). It centers on efforts toward transitional justice in Colombia, with a focus on the trial against paramilitary armies, and the connections of these groups with political and economic elites in Colombia and in the U.S. It examines the question of whether the victims’ families are doomed to stay victims forever or are they able to fight Impunity? The film will be introduced and given some background by guest speaker John Laun, from the Colombia Support Network. He will also do a Q&A at the end of the film.

2. The Onyx will be holding a meeting at 7 p.m. this evening in Leach Lounge.

Students interested in developing Wells College’s new online publication should attend or e-mail WellsCollegeOnyx@gmail.com or Victoria at vcarreon@wells.edu.

MISC ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NEWS FROM THE DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE AND LEARNING COMMUNITIES:

Hello,

If you plan to remain in the residence halls during any part of fall break, then please register to stay at the following location:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fall-break

For detailed information about fall break, please go to the Res Life section of the globe to access the full fall break memo or e-mail residencelife.

Please don’t forget to register your overnight guests this weekend. You can do that by following the link below.

https://global.wells.edu/ics/IT_Support/Forms/Housing_Preference.jnz?portlet=Guest_Registration

LOOKING FOR A FEW VOLUNTEERS:

The Cayuga Lake Floating Classroom gives K through 12 and college classes the opportunity to get out on Cayuga Lake and learn about its nature and protection. On Thursday, October 4th (rain date October 11th) a group of middle schoolers from Southern Cayuga Schools will be working with their teachers and Floating Classroom staff on the lake and in Stratton Hall. If you are interested in volunteering to assist please contact Professor O’ Leary (noleary@wells.edu) for more information. There is a possibility that the work might lead to a paid internship opportunity with the Floating Classroom in the spring or summer.

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1. "Are you interested in joining the Burlesque Troupe? Come to our first meeting today Wednesday September 26th at 8:00. We will be meeting in the room above the Sommer Center. For more information please contact Angel Camacho at Acamacho@wells.edu or Naveed Haris at Nharis.

2. Last Sunday, Sept. 23rd, concluded the Chapel miniseries: "It’s not your parents’ religion anymore". We’ll take this Sunday and next off; watch for more news after October break. Ideas? please e-mail lschwab@wells.edu.

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1. Dear Students,

We are going to continue our weekly Chinese language class. This week, Tuesday (Sep 25), 6-7pm, cafe, dining hall.

I may set up Tuesday (6-7pm) as our weekly Chinese class. If you are interested in taking it, but this time is not good for you, please let me know.

Dandan Chen, dchen@wells.edu

2. Thursday, September 27, 2012 ( 7-9 PM ), Stratton 209 Film: IMPUNITY

Ever wonder about how to begin to make sense of the long-standing conflict in Colombia? Wells College is hosting a showing of the film IMPUNITY: WHAT KIND OF WAR FOR COLOMBIA (2010, in Spanish with English subtitles). It centers on efforts toward transitional justice in Colombia, with a focus on the trial against paramilitary armies, and the connections of these groups with political and economic elites in Colombia and in the U.S. It examines the question of whether the victims’ families are doomed to stay victims forever or are they able to fight Impunity? The film will be introduced and given some background by guest speaker John Laun, from the Colombia Support Network. He will also do a Q&A at the end of the film.

3. Hello!

I am conducting research regarding the biracial identity and I need your help! If you are interested at all in doing an interview with me please respond to this e-mail letting me know if and when you are available. Interviews are pretty flexible and can be conducted in person, over the phone, or via internet chats. If interested, please contact me at:

E-mail: sallen@wells.edu
Phone: 315-558-3941

Please, let me know if you are interested and I can send you a consent form. On the consent form information will be given about confidentiality and how your identity will be protected throughout the study. The purpose of my research is also explained, along with what I will be doing with the data I have obtained from our interview. Please keep in mind, the interview process will take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to complete.

If you are not interested in participating in my study, but know of someone who is please feel free to pass along my contact information. Thank you!

Sarah Allen
Sociology Major
Elementary Education Minor
Class of 2013 President
Wells College Women’s Lacrosse
2011-2012 Peer Leader

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1. Tonight at 7:00 poet Phil Memmer will read and discuss his work and the creative process at the first "Literature on the Lake" program at the Aurora Inn. This is a project initiated by Emily Ambrose and Alex Schloop, two Wells alumnae who are current Inn employees.

If you missed Phil’s reading last Thursday, this is another chance to hear him. And if you heard him and want to hear him again, this will be an entirely different reading/discussion.

Also, it’s a chance to experience the ambiance of the Aurora Inn, which has become one of the most attractive destinations in the entire country (according to a recent issue of Travel And Leisure Magazine).

Copies of the beautiful broadside of one of Phil’s poems, designed and printed by Jesse Reich at the Book Arts Center, will be available at the event, as will copies of all of Phil books, including his most recent, The Storehouses of the Snow: Psalms, Parables, and Dreams.

Refreshments will be served.

2. DEAR STUDENTS,

FLU CLINIC ON OCTOBER 11, 2012

LOCATION: WELLS MEDICAL CENTER

TIME: 3PM-6PM

No Appointment Necessary!

No Charge for Students!

3. The Onyx is currently seeking submissions for the upcoming premiere of our new website. Individuals interested in writing for The Onyx should e-mail Victoria at vcarreon@wells.edu or WellsCollegeOnyx@gmail.com.

We are also currently accepting inquiries for Editorial Positions, including Social Media Editor and Visual/Graphics Editor.

Do you have something powerful to say? You might just win a $50 check and be published in the Fall 2012 issue of The Sycamore.

Academic Paper Contest

Write an academic paper that encompasses a theme of power. This "academic" paper can come from any field, from anthropology to sociology to literary criticism. Make sure your submission has a title. Once your work has been selected as the winner, our editors will work with you to edit content.

Scientific Paper Contest

Write a scientific paper that encompasses a theme of power. Once your work has been selected as the winner, our editors will work with you to edit content.

Photography & Studio Art Contest

Take a photo or create a work of art that encompasses a theme of power. Make sure the photo (or photo and/or scanned file of artwork) is of good quality, as it will be the back cover of the issue. If you wish to submit a photo or work of art through hardcopy, campus mail to Jillian Fields, Graphics Editor, Box #192. Make sure your submission has a title.

Short Story Contest

Write a short story between 2,000 and 3,000 words that encompasses a theme of power. Stories can range from creative non-fiction to fiction. Once your work has been selected as the winner, our editors will work with you to edit content.

Poetry Contest

Write a poem that encompasses a theme of power. Once your work has been selected as the winner, our editors will work with you to edit content.

Submissions are due to wellssycamore by midnight on Friday, October 19th.

Judith Lavelle

Area B Hall Director

Editor in Chief of The Sycamore

Evenline Songleader

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1. Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Flicks: Come out and see Snow White and the Huntsman Friday, September 19 at 9pm in the Sommer Center!!!

Snow White, imprisoned daughter of the late king, escapes just as the Magic Mirror declares her the source of the Evil Queen’s immortality. The Queen sends her men, led by a local huntsman to bring her back. But upon her capture, the huntsman finds he’s being played and turns against the Queens men, saving Snow White in the process. Meanwhile, Snow’s childhood friend, William, learns that she is alive and sets off to save her. Written by G.C. Bendixen

FRIDAY FLICKS

What: Snow White and the Huntsman

When: Friday, September 21 @ 9pm

Where: Sommer Center

2. Sunday, September 23, 2012

Love the environment? Want to meet the coolest club on campus? Just
want to help out in making our campus beautiful?

Well then come to Campus Green’s Fall Campus Clean-Up this Sunday!
There will be snacks and prizes for the person with the most trash
collected and the one with the weirdest trash!
Meet us in front of Zabriski this Sunday at 2!

Questions? Email wpotts

3. Sunday, Sept. 23rd, at 6 p.m. in the Chapel: "It’s not your parents’ religion anymore": continuing the conversation about faith transitions in college. Whether you are aiming to own and grow your faith, to rediscover what you once believed, or simply to explore the spiritual side of life, you’re welcome to the next in this series. [need
more info? lschwab@wells.edu]

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Fall Break (October 6-9, 2012)

DATE: September 21 2012

TO: Wells Students, Faculty and Staff

FROM: Office of Residence Life and Learning Communities

RE: Fall Break (October 6-9, 2012)

Classes end on Friday, October 5th for Fall Break and resume on Wednesday, October 10th. All Residence Halls will remain open during Fall Break.

Although the residence halls and some campus offices will be open during fall break, the Office of Residence Life and Learning Communities and the Department of Campus Safety need to be aware of who is staying on campus during the break.

· Registration: If you plan to remain on campus during all or any portion of the break, you must register online at the following location:

If you are leaving campus during the break, please remember to:

  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 in.

  1. Empty trash in your room.

4. Remove/store all perishable food that roaches or other pests could get to.

  1. Turn off all lights.
  2. Lock your door behind you.

DINING SERVICES:

Please note meals during Fall Break are NOT included with your Meal Plan.

The last meal served in the Dining Hall prior to Fall Break is brunch on Saturday, October 6th which ends at 12:30 p.m.

The first meal served in the Dining Hall after the Fall Break is dinner on Tuesday, October 9th which begins at 5:30pm.

Students who plan to remain on campus during Fall Break are able to use their Dining Dollars cards at the Village Market, The Fargo, and the Aurora Inn for meals. If you are out of Dining Dollars, we encourage you to add money to your Dining Dollars account prior to the break. Remember, when you add money to your Dining Dollars account, you receive a 10% bonus. During the break, FARGO and The Aurora Inn will provide a 25% discount to Wells College students paying with dining dollars cards.

If you have questions about Wells Dining during the break, please contact the Wells Dining staff at catering. You’re also welcome to go to https://global.wells.edu/ics/Students/Wells_Dining.jnz or go directly to the Dining Hall for additional information.

TRANSPORTATION:

For detailed information about transportation during Fall Break, please go to the Transportation section of the Wells Globe (http://global.wells.edu) located under the Students Tab.

If you have questions regarding transportation, please e-mail transportation. You may also call Campus Safety at 315-364-3321 or 3229.

HEALTH & SAFETY REMINDERS:

We remind all students to be safe and healthy during Fall Break by practicing good prevention tips to avoid getting and/or spreading the seasonal flu. Wash your hands often and thoroughly and sanitize surfaces, particularly those often touched by others. Do not share beverages or food and avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes.

We hope you enjoy your Fall Break! If you have questions, please see your Resident Advisor, Hall Director or e-mail residencelife.

FAMILY & FRIENDS WEEKEND:

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership hopes to see you and your friends and family at Friends and Family Weekend October 26th to 28th. A schedule of events will be available on the parents’ page of the globe located on the Alums and friends tab in the near future!

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1. Thursday, September 20, 2012 Events

Poet Phil Memmer will be reading from his work at 7:00 p.m in the Art Exhibit Room.

ROLLING FAMILY (Argentina, 103 minutes) the first film in the HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES. The film will be shown at 8:30PM in STRATTON 209.

2. Friday, September 21, 2012 Events

Do you want a voice in what goes on at Wells? Join a committee! There will be a Committee Fair on Friday, September 21 in the Sommer Center from 11:30am-1pm. Find out which committees need new members and gather information about what they do! For more information, contact Caitlyn Copfer at ccopfer

Friday Flicks: Come out and see Snow White and the Huntsman Friday, September 19 at 9pm in the Sommer Center!!!

Snow White, imprisoned daughter of the late king, escapes just as the Magic Mirror declares her the source of the Evil Queen’s immortality. The Queen sends her men, led by a local huntsman to bring her back. But upon her capture, the huntsman finds he’s being played and turns against the Queens men, saving Snow White in the process. Meanwhile, Snow’s childhood friend, William, learns that she is alive and sets off to save her. Written by G.C. Bendixen

What: Snow White and the Huntsman

When: Friday, September 21 @ 9pm

Where: Sommer Center

MISC. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

First Peoples’ Festival and Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership and the Transportation Department are offering a trip to the First Peoples’ Festival and the 30th annual Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 29 from 10am-4pm. To sign up for this trip, stop by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership (Main 105) with a $5 deposit. You will get your $5 back when you get on the van Saturday morning. There are only 10 spots available for this trip!

Visit the sites below to find out more information about the First Peoples’ Festival and the 30th annual Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival!

First Peoples’ Festival

Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival

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EVENTS HAPPENING ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

THURSDAY, September 20, 2012

1. Please come to a terrific Social Science Colloquium talk on the intersection of digital technology and social activism by scholar/blogger/activist Moya Bailey of the Crunk FeministCollective, featured in August’s Essence Magazine as "young, black and amazing"!

Thursday, Sept 20, 2012 12:30 AER

Talk title: "Digital Alchemy: Women of color’s trans*formative social justice media magic"

By refashioning existing social media platforms like Youtube, Twitter, and Tumblr, gender marginalized folks of color are creating the changes that they want to see in the world, and developing innovative web series, projects and initiatives in a rapidly shifting digital ecosystem.

Speaker: Moya Bailey is a graduate fellow in the Digital Scholarship Commons at Emory University where she explores critical race, feminist, and disability studies. A blogger and digital alchemist for the Crunk Feminist Collective, she is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine.

Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Social Science Colloquium and the Social and Economic Justice Minor

Lisa Kahaleole Hall, Ph.D.

NEH Preceptor in Women’s Studies

Associate Professor and Chair

Woman’s and Gender Studies Program

202 Cleveland Hall

Wells College

Aurora, NY 13026

Office: (315) 364-3272

2. On Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room poet Philip Memmer will read from his work. His new book, The Storehouses of the Snow: Psalms, Parables, and Dreams, is on display at the Library and available for sale at the Bookstore. Wells Press is publishing a letterpress broadside of one of his poems in honor of his visit.

About The Storehouses of the Snow, poet and critic Alicia Ostriker has written: "Bitter and brilliant, ardent and persistent, {this} is a book to read-no fooling-alongside the Book of Job. Every poem here made me catch my breath in astonishment at Philip Memmer’s bold imagination and the sacred relentlessness of his quest."

In addition to his new book, Mr. Memmer has published three chapbooks and three earlier books of poetry, which include Lucifer: A Hagiography (2009), winner of the Lost Horse Press Idaho Prize, Threat of Pleasure (2008), winner of the Adirondack Literary Award for Poetry, and Sweetheart, Baby, Darling (2004). He has also published widely in literary journals, and his poems have appeared in numerous anthologies. While on campus he will be participating in two creative writing workshops.

He is the director of the Arts Branch of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse, where he founded the Downtown Writer’s Center in 2001.

Refreshments will be served at the reading.

3. On Thursday, September 20, we will show ROLLING FAMILY (Argentina, 103 minutes) the first film in the HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH FILM SERIES. The film will be shown at 8:30PM in STRATTON 209.

Synopsis: On her 84th birthday, Emilia gets a call from her sister in Misiones inviting her to be matron of honor at a family wedding. Emilia tells her family that all of them are making the trip. Her two daughters, their husbands and children, one great-grandchild, and one child’s friend jam into a camper van atop an old Chevy pickup. They leave from Buenos Aires. Engine trouble, a toothache, a stray dog, mosquitoes, and the heat complicate the journey. Cousins kiss, a melancholy brother-in-law tries to re-kindle an old flame, and the infant’s father shows up uninvited. The screen is full of close ups. "Well, that’s life," says Emilia. (in Spanish with English subtitles)

For any information, please contact Dr. Cummings at gcummings@wells.edu or at Ext: 3306

Gerardo T. Cummings Rendón, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Wells College
Cleveland 111
Aurora, NY 13026
(315) 364-3306

FRIDAY, September 21, 2012

1. Friday Flicks: Come out and see Snow White and the Huntsman Friday, September 19 at 9pm in the Sommer Center!!!

Snow White, imprisoned daughter of the late king, escapes just as the Magic Mirror declares her the source of the Evil Queen’s immortality. The Queen sends her men, led by a local huntsman to bring her back. But upon her capture, the huntsman finds he’s being played and turns against the Queens men, saving Snow White in the process. Meanwhile, Snow’s childhood friend, William, learns that she is alive and sets off to save her. Written by G.C. Bendixen

FRIDAY FLICKS

What: Snow White and the Huntsman

When: Friday, September 21 @ 9pm

Where: Sommer Center

SATURDAY, September 22, 2012

1. Come on out to the sommer center this Saturday,
September 22nd at 10pm(to 1am) for our annual Disco Dodge
party hosted by Programming Board. Get your groove on and
show off your funky costumes! There will be two contests
this year: a DISCO DANCE OFF and a COSTUME CONTEST at
midnight!

SUNDAY, September 23, 2012

1. Love the environment? Want to meet the coolest club on campus? Just
want to help out in making our campus beautiful?

Well then come to Campus Green’s Fall Campus Clean-Up this Sunday!
There will be snacks and prizes for the person with the most trash
collected and the one with the weirdest trash!
Meet us in front of Zabriski this Sunday at 2!

Questions? Email wpotts@wells.edu

MISC. ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. First Peoples’ Festival and Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership and the Transportation Department are offering a trip to the First Peoples’ Festival and the 30th annual Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 29 from 10am-4pm. To sign up for this trip, stop by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership (Main 105) with a $5 deposit. You will get your $5 back when you get on the van Saturday morning. There are only 11 spots available for this trip!

Visit the sites below to find out more information about the First Peoples’ Festival and the 30th annual Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival!

First Peoples’ Festival

Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival

2. The Onyx is currently looking for a Visual and Graphics Editor and a Social Media Editor. The Duties for each are listed below. Interested students should contact Victoria Carreon at vcarreon@wells.edu, or send an e-mail to WellsCollegeOnyx@gmail.com. Other inquiries will be addressed as well.

Visual and Graphics Editor:

· Ensures that design principles are being followed

· Approves all graphics and photos before they are published

· Manages all announcements and calendar items, advertisements, videos, and photos

· Maintains the Photo Gallery and that all photos are attributed correctly

· Oversees design and aesthetic aspects of the publication

· Writes at least one article per week

· Solicits photos needed for articles

Social Media Editor:

· Edits and approves posts for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, InstaGram, and other social media websites

· Develops strategies for promoting content

· Creates programs and initiatives to engage with readers online

· Plans an online-exclusive content

· Writes at least one article per week

· Manages and updates the Events and Calendar sections

3. Hello,

I’m doing research on students’ perceptions and ideas regarding pets, as well as the underlying thoughts and actions behind someone either deviating or conforming to the current campus pet policy. If you are interested in doing an interview with me please email me back letting me know if you are available and when.

Email: mfortin@wells.edu

Let me know if you are interested in participating and I will send you a consent form. The consent form outlines how I will keep your identity confidential in my findings and the intentions of the research project I am completing. Upon receiving your consent we can set up a time for an interview. These interviews take about an twenty to thirty minutes to complete.

If you are not interesting in participating in my study but know of someone who would, please pass along my contact information to them.

Thank you,
Melissa

4. Do you have something powerful to say? You might just win a $50 check and be published in the Fall 2012 issue of The Sycamore.

Academic Paper Contest

Write an academic paper that encompasses a theme of power. This "academic" paper can come from any field, from anthropology to sociology to literary criticism. Make sure your submission has a title. Once your work has been selected as the winner, our editors will work with you to edit content.

Scientific Paper Contest

Write a scientific paper that encompasses a theme of power. Once your work has been selected as the winner, our editors will work with you to edit content.

Photography & Studio Art Contest

Take a photo or create a work of art that encompasses a theme of power. Make sure the photo (or photo and/or scanned file of artwork) is of good quality, as it will be the back cover of the issue. If you wish to submit a photo or work of art through hardcopy, campus mail to Jillian Fields, Graphics Editor, Box #192. Make sure your submission has a title.

Short Story Contest

Write a short story between 2,000 and 3,000 words that encompasses a theme of power. Stories can range from creative non-fiction to fiction. Once your work has been selected as the winner, our editors will work with you to edit content.

Poetry Contest

Write a poem that encompasses a theme of power. Once your work has been selected as the winner, our editors will work with you to edit content.

Submissions are due to wellssycamore by midnight on Friday, October 19th.

5. Attention Seniors: If you have not yet ordered your cap & gown, please stop in at the Bookstore by Sept 28th if you want to receive your regalia before the last day of classes in December. The complete rental package is $99.84.

Attention Juniors and Seniors: If you have not yet ordered your Junior Mug, you may do so now. Orders will be taken at the Bookstore through Sept 28th. Delivery should be around Finals Week in December. This will be your only chance to order during this academic year. Mugs are $43.19. Mugs can have up to 3 lines of personalization, with a maximum of 20 characters per line (including spacing and punctuation).

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All are welcome to attend

·

· Oct 7, 2012,

· 2pm,

· Weedsport, Old Brutus Historical Society

·

The Gettysburg Address: Overlooked Influence, Unique Perspective

A lecture by David Carlyon

Performance in the mid-19th century intersected with politics: Theater was a public conversation, with plays, audiences, and actors getting political. Politicians, meanwhile, had to hone their performing skills, in order to grab attention of listeners during speeches that lasted hours. Exploring this overlap brings a fresh perspective to the era. It also rescues an apparent influence that generations of historians missed: America’s first great actor, Edwin Forrest, gave a political speech in New York City that President Abraham Lincoln echoed in the Gettysburg Address. Although the influence isn’t certain, why has no one been curious enough to ask about these competing visions of America, and its original sin, slavery? What does this fresh perspective say about Lincoln as a performer and politician?

David Carlyon is a writer and independent scholar. He has a Ph.D. in theater history from Northwestern University.

Old Brutus Historical Society, 8943 North Seneca Woods, Weedsport, NY 13166

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