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Wells Daily News

  1. ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK!! APPLICATIONS DUE THIS FRIDAY!

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership is sponsoring an Alternative Spring Break trip to build homes with Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge!! This year, we are going to Cleveland, Ohio where we will be working on a variety of constructions projects, working at Habitat’s ReStore location, as well possibly doing some demolition work! You can find applications for this trip on the Globe (students > student activities > useful forms) and can be turned into Keely Latopolski in Main 103 or by email at klatopolski. Applications are due on November 2. Cost and travel information can be found on the applications. All meals are included in the cost of the trip!

2. POET MARTHA COLLINS TO READ FROM HER WORK ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

On Thursday at 7:00 in the Art Exhibit Room, poet Martha Collins will read from her work. Ms. Collins is the author of six volumes of poetry and two collections of co-translated Vietnamese poetry and has received numerous fellowships and awards. She was Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell in 2010.

Her most recent books are White Papers (Pittsburgh, 2012) and the book-length poem Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006), which won an Anisfield-Wolf Award and was chosen as one of ?25 Books to Remember from 2006? by the New York Public Library. White Papers is a series of untitled poems that deal with issues of race from a number of personal, historical, and cultural perspectives. Expanding the territory of Blue Front, which focused on a 1909 lynching, in White Papers Collins addresses questions of what it means to be ?white? in a multi-racial society that continues to live under the influence of its deeply racist past.

Copies of White Papers and Blue Front are available at the Bookstore. There is a display of Martha Collins’s work in the Library. In honor of her visit, the Wells College Press will publish a letterpress broadside of one of her poems.

Her reading should be of interest not just to writing and literature students, but to the entire Wells community.

A reception will follow her reading.

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  1. ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK!! APPLICATIONS DUE THIS FRIDAY!

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership is sponsoring an Alternative Spring Break trip to build homes with Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge!! This year, we are going to Cleveland, Ohio where we will be working on a variety of constructions projects, working at Habitat’s ReStore location, as well possibly doing some demolition work! You can find applications for this trip on the Globe (students > student activities > useful forms) and can be turned into Keely Latopolski in Main 103 or by email at klatopolski. Applications are due on November 2. Cost and travel information can be found on the applications. All meals are included in the cost of the trip!

  1. HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST! Sponsored by Programming Board

Get dressed up in your most creative and scariest Halloween costume!! Programming Board will be holding a costume contest tomorrow at 12:30pm in the dining hall. Prizes will be given to the scariest, most creative, and audience favorite costumes!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Keely S. Latopolski

Coordinator for Student Programming and Services

Wells College

170 Main St.

Aurora, NY 13026

315.364.3463

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1. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: "Come to the Wells College Burlesque Troupes Love Your Body Fashion Show!

2. Halloween is almost here!

Do you have your costume?

Well come show it off this Wednesday at lunch and win a prize!
$15 dining dollars will be awarded to the first place winners in each category:

Most creative
Whose the scariest!
Is that handmade?

See you Wednesday at 12:30 in the Dining Hall!

Hosted by Programming Board

3. Dear Students,

As a student at Wells College, you are invited to participate in an online sociological study of pets. Participation is voluntary and will require about 15 minutes of your time. You will read a brief account, and then you will answer questions about the situation, your background, and general attitudes. The information obtained in the survey will remain anonymous and will only be used in aggregate with information from other people. You will not be identified in the results. The conclusions from this study will be used in academic papers and presentations. Participation is limited to individuals who are 17 years and older. This study has been approved by the Wells College Institutional Review Board.

To participate, please click on this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JK8SKHD

If you have any questions or comments regarding this project you may contact the researcher at drenfrow or IRB co-chairs Susan Tabrizi at stabrizi or Sarah Markowitz smarkowitz.

Thank you to everyone who has already participated. For those who have not yet completed the study, data collection will be open for another 7 days. I’d appreciate your help.

Sincerely,

Dan Renfrow

4. ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK!!

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership is sponsoring an Alternative Spring Break trip to build homes with Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge!! This year, we are going to Cleveland, Ohio where we will be working on a variety of constructions projects, working at Habitat’s ReStore location, as well possibly doing some demolition work! You can find applications for this trip on the Globe (students > student activities > useful forms) and can be turned into Keely Latopolski in Main 103 or by email at klatopolski. Applications are due on November 2. Cost and travel information can be found on the applications. All meals are included in the cost of the trip!

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1. COME ONE, COME ALL, TO THE GREATEST SHOW AT WELLS COLLEGE!

The Wells College Theatre and Dance Department is proud to announce this year’s Fall Faculty Production, George Brant’s "Elephant’s Graveyard." Based on true events that took place in September of 1916, "Elephant’s Graveyard" weaves a colorful tale about an elephant held responsible for the death of an animal trainer in the small town of Erwin, Tennessee. "Elephant’s Graveyard" will play at the Wells College Phipps Auditorium on Friday, October 26th, and Saturday, October 27th. House opens at 7:00PM, and the show starts at 7:30PM. Please note that this performance contains mild profanity, gunshots, and disturbing themes. It is not recommended for young children. Admission is $5 for senior citizens and community members, $7 for general public, and FREE for Wells College students, faculty, and staff. For more information, please contact the Wells College Box Office at (315) 364-3456.

2. The Dining Hall will be CLOSED at 2pm Monday, October 29th in order to set up for Harry Potter Night. The Dining Hall will reopen at 5pm to anyone who would like to look and/or take pictures. Dinner will be served from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Anyone not on the meal plan is welcome to enjoy Harry Potter night for the regular dinner price of $8.00+tax.

Thank you!

Jessica Stanton

Express Café Manager

Aurora Inn, Inc.

315.364.337

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  1. Van trip to DESTINYUSA

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership and the Transportation Department are offering a trip to Destiny USA on Saturday, November 3rd from 10am-4pm. To sign up yourself 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.

Visit the sites below to find out more information about Destiny USA!
http://www.destinyusa.com/

  1. Friday Flicks!Bring your friends and family to watch Despicable Me at 7pm in the Sommer Center!

What: Despicable Me
When: Friday, October 26
Time: 7pm
Where: Sommer Center!

  1. Friends and Family Weekend Events! Saturday, October 27

10:00am Friends and Family Welcome, Stratton209
11:30am BBQ for registered students and families only, soccer fields
12:00pm Women’s Soccer Game vs. SUNY Cobleskill
2:00pm Men’s Soccer Game vs. SUNY Cobleskill
3:00pm Autumn Fest, Halloween Hayride, and Trick-or-Treating, Sommer Center
5:00pm7:00pm Family and Friends Weekend Dinner, Dining Hall
7:30pm Elephant’s Graveyard, Phipps Auditorium
8:00pm Bingo Night, Sommer Center
Come win prizes, play games, and catch up with your family during our bingo night. We will have VIP Bingo Callers, so don’t forget your lucky charm!

Join us at 10pm in the Sommer Center for a Halloween Dance Party!! Costume contest at midnight!

  1. Jostens

Jostens (Wells’ class ring company) will be at the Bookstore during Family & Friends Weekend, this Friday and Saturday (Oct 26&27) from 11am – 4pm.

  1. The Klezmer Kings

The Klezmer Kings return to the Morgan Opera House Saturday, October 27 at 8 PM.

Dana Mandel brings local and imported talent together

to perform the vigorous and haunting tunes of Eastern European immigrants.

Mandolin, trombone, tuba, clarinet, accordion, bass guitar and percussion

combine to make music to stir your heart and tap your toes.

Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for seniors, students and children.

Sponsored by Lifespan Physical Therapy of Moravia and King Ferry.

Call 315 364 5437
www.morganoperahouse.org<http://www.morganoperahouse.org>

  1. Alternative Spring Break!

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership is sponsoring an Alternative Spring Break trip to build homes with Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge!! This year, we are going to Cleveland, Ohio where we will be working on a variety of constructions projects, working at Habitat’s ReStore location, as well possibly doing some demolition work! You can find applications for this trip on the Globe (students > student activities > useful forms) and can be turned into Keely Latopolski in Main 103 or by email at klatopolski. Applications are due on November 2. Cost and travel information can be found on the applications.

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News from the Bookstore

Jostens (Wells’ class ring company) will be at the Bookstore during Family & Friends Weekend, this Friday and Saturday (Oct 26&27) from 11am – 4pm.

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Monday, October 29th see the Dining Hall

transformed into Hogwarts!

The feast will begin at 5:30pm and end at 7:30pm.

Dinner will feature many classic English foods as well as a Sweets Trolley, Potions Bar and other fun surprises!

Be sure to dress up because at 6:30pm there will be a

costume competition for best outfit. Judges will assess the

entries and award the top three with prizes!

At 7:30pm in the Express Café there will be trivia

along with cider and doughnuts.

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1.Third Party Debate Tonight

Not sure if you are a fan of either candidate you have seen debate so far? Come watch the 3rd party debates live in Stratton 209 tonight at 8pm!!

Nicole Pellegrino

Director of Student Activities and Leadership

2. Dear Students,

All Wells Students are invited to Semi-Formal on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Invitations will soon be in your mailboxes, however here are a few things about Semi-Formal. This year’s theme is Breakfast at Tiffany’s:

Black and White Gala and we highly encourage everyone to participate in the themed dress code of wearing either black or white. You are of course not restricted to these colors but it would be appreciated. Dinner is in the Dining Hall from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Keep in mind that this is the only dinner being offered by the Aurora Inn Dining Hall that night. You are welcome to bring a guest (a non-wells student) who must be registered if they are staying the night. The dinner guest price is $21.75 which may be paid in either cash or check at the door or you can intercampus mail the money to mailbox 756 (in an envelop), also please make checks out to Wells College.

R.S.V.P.’s are due back November 5th to mailbox 756!

Dessert is being served in faculty parlor at 7:30pm along with entertainment by Wells’ very own acapella groups.

Closing the night with our annual dance at 10:00pm in the Sommer Center. Programming Board hopes for you to enjoy this evening, but please be mindful of your behavior at the dance and the other events.

Sincerely,

Programming Board

3. What better way to have a discussion than with food?

Please join the Diverse Inclusive Cultural Empowerment

(DICE) house and the Muslim Student Association (MSA) this Sunday, October 28th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in Faculty Parlor for "Celebrating Eid Pot-Luck Dinner." Lots to eat and lots to learn, take the opportunity to observe something new!

This is open to the Wells Community: students, faculty and staff!

Hope to see you there!

DICE house and MSA Club

4. ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK!!

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership is sponsoring an Alternative Spring Break trip to build homes with Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge!! This year, we are going to Cleveland, Ohio where we will be working on a variety of constructions projects, working at Habitat’s ReStore location, as well possibly doing some demolition work! You can find applications for this trip on the Globe (students > student activities > useful forms) and can be turned into Keely Latopolski in Main 103 or by email at klatopolski. Applications are due on November 2. Cost and travel information can be found on the applications.

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Interested in Sustainable Agriculture? Student poster presentation deadline this Thursday!

Are you a student interested in Sustainable Agriculture? A symposium at Cayuga Community College November 1-2 (co-sponsored by Wells!) will include presentations, field trips, and other events related to the broad topic of sustainable agriculture and the environment from local and global perspectives. If you have an experience related to the topic that you would like to share in a poster format at the symposium, please contact Professor Niamh O’Leary. Poster proposals are due by October 25, 2012.

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TONIGHT

FRIDAY FLICKS: The Avengers

When: Tonight @ 9pm

Where: Sommer Center

Bring your friends!!!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Cupcake Wars!!

When: Tomorrow @ 9pm

Where: Sommer Center

Come watch as teams compete to decorate cupcakes with the theme, HAUNTED HOUSES! Each team will get to present two cupcakes for judging and the best team will win a prize! J

Dear Students,

Interested in Sustainable Agriculture? Student poster presentation deadline this coming Thursday!

Are you a student interested in Sustainable Agriculture? A symposium at Cayuga Community College November 1-2 (co-sponsored by Wells!) will include presentations, field trips, and other events related to the broad topic of sustainable agriculture and the environment from local and global perspectives. If you have an experience related to the topic that you would like to share in a poster format at the symposium, please contact Professor Niamh O’Leary. Poster proposals are due by October 25, 2012.

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