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Wells Daily News

Regional New York State Business Plan Competition Deadline March 8
The Finger Lakes Regional Contest of the New York State Business Plan Competition is accepting applications now through March 8. Submit to one of six categories:

  • Biotechnology / Healthcare
  • Energy / Sustainability
  • Information Technology / Software
  • Nanotechnology / Advanced Technology
  • Products / Services
  • Social Entrepreneurship / Non-Profit

A two-page written application is required to enter (a full business plan is not necessary). Regional semi-finalists will be invited to the presentation round at RIT on April 3. Then, the Finger Lakes winners will go head-to-head with finalists from nine other regions for $225,000 in cash and in-kind prizes in the statewide competition on April 26 at the University at Albany. The competition is open to currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students. Download the application at http://www.rochester.edu/entrepreneurship/pdfs/NYBPC_FingerLakesRegion_Application2013.pdf and visit the website: http://www.rochester.edu/entrepreneurship/nybp.html for more information and complete rules. There is no fee to enter.

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Wells Daily News

1. Jostens Class Ring Days: Wednesday & Thursday February 27 & 28: 10:00am – 3:00pm in the Dining Hall.

Jostens will be offering the large ring version for $289 and the smaller ring version for $269 in Silver or Solaris Elite. The LOWEST they’ve ever offered the rings for. See salesperson for details.

2. Spring Break 2013!

Spring Break is approaching fast! The last classes will be on Friday, March 8, and classes will resume on Monday, March 18, 2013.

While the residence halls do not close during Spring Break, all students that will be staying on campus for any part of the break need to register to stay. If you plan to stay on-campus, please fill out the following registration form: Spring Break Registration 2013.

For more information about Spring Break 2013, please see the Spring Break Closing memo: Spring Break 2013 Memo

Thank you so much!

Connie Gardner

Director of Residence Life

Wells College, Main 108

170 Main Street

Aurora, NY 13026

315.364.3313

3. ATTENTION ALL WRITERS!!

Submit to The Chronicle!

Submit your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork, photos, or short plays.

Our theme this semester is Dreams.

Submissions are due March 6th.

Email submissions to wellschronicle@gmail.com

Any questions? E-mail khollrah

4. Submit to one of the following contests and WIN $50!

Join The Sycamore as we attempt our first ever “flip” issue. One issue with two themes-Day & Night!

Academic Paper Contest

Write an academic paper that encompasses a theme of either day or night. 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 either day or night. Once your work has been selected as the winner, our editors will work with you to edit content.

Short Story Contest

Write a short story between 2,000 and 3,000 words that encompasses a theme of either day or night. 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 either day or night. 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 either day or night. Make sure the photo (or scanned file and/or photo of artwork) is of good quality. If you wish to submit a photo or work of art through hard copy, campus mail to Chief Design Editor Jillian Fields, Box #192. Make sure your submission has a title.

Send all submissions to wellssycamore by March 20th–that’s the Wednesday after Spring Break!

5. It’s Beyonce’s World, We’re Just Living in It. Come down to the WRC on Friday at 8pm to kick of Women’s History Month with good music and snacks!

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Wells Daily News

  1. Student Leader Information Session!!

Interested in being an RA or Peer Leader? Come to Stratton 209 Wednesday at 7pm to hear from current staff members and learn more about the positions. Pick up applications for each position there as well. See you tomorrow at 7pm in Stratton 209!

  1. Poet Juliana Gray

Tomorrow at 7:30 in the Art Exhibit Room, poet Juliana Gray will read from her work. Her most recent collection, Roleplay, has received high praise: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Claudia Emerson observed: "Roleplay is wildly imagined, flawlessly crafted-a stunning collection." Another poet, Sandra Beasley, has commented: "Juliana Gray continues to dazzle with deft language and dark humor…. This book is important… and each page an unexpected delight."

Juliana Gray’s work is edgy, witty, funny, extremely entertaining, and enormously skillful. An Alabama native, she is currently an Associate Professor at Alfred University.

In honor of her visit, Wells College Press will print a letterpress broadside of one of her poems, which will be available at her reading. Copies of Roleplay are in the Bookshop, and there is an exhibit of her work in the Library.

Refreshments will be served.

  1. Jostens Class Ring Days: Wednesday & Thursday February 27 & 28: 10:00am – 3:00pm in the Dining Hall.

Jostens will be offering the large ring version for $289 and the smaller ring version for $269 in Silver or Solaris Elite. The LOWEST they’ve ever offered the rings for. See salesperson for details.

  1. Write More Love Letters with the Community Service and Activism Board

This Saturday, March 2nd, from 2 to 4 pm in the Sommer
Center, the Community Service and Activism Board will be
holding an event entitled Write More Love Letters. This
is an organization that sends love letters to those who
are in need of encouragement or support. We hope everyone
can come and write a letter to someone on our list or a
person you think is in need of some love. We will be
providing pizza and soda on a first come, first serve
basis for all those who attend.

With any questions, please contact Carolyn Richards,
Alexis Savidge, Marie Valliere, or Kate Brannigan.

  1. Student Library Prize Contest

It’s time for the annual “Student Library Prize Contest”. Do you have an interesting personal library? If you do, you may want to give yourself some time during the holiday break to consider entering the Contest.
First and second prizes are awarded in each of two categories to those competing seniors judged to have the most tasteful and interesting personal library.
Your personal collection can be entered in either of two contest categories:

  1. “Special Interest Library”, which includes collections focused around one or two major interests of the owner.
  2. “General Library”, which includes collections reflecting the owner’s diverse set of interests.

Instructions are available at the Long Library Main Desk. All entries are due by Friday, April 5, 2013.
All the best,
Muriel

Muriel Godbout
Library Director
Long Library
Wells College
315 364-3356

  1. ENTER TO WIN A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THE WELLS COLLEGE BOOKSTORE!

    Work with a Peer Tutor in the Writing Center between February 26th and March 31st and enter to win a $25 gift card to the bookstore.

    Improve your written work and enter to win a prize!

    It’s a win-win! We will choose a winner through a random drawing no later than Friday, April 5th. The OSA will contact the winner via email and will announce the conclusion of the promotion in the Wells Daily News. The OSA will NOT publicize names unless we obtain prior permission from individual participants.

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News from the Financial Aid Office

New Scholarship Opportunities

  1. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc is offering two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or other related life-science fields. To qualify you must have GPA of 3.0 and be enrolled for the Fall 2013 semester. In addition, students must also be legal U.S. citizens. The deadline is July 31st. For more information or to apply visit piercescholarship.
  1. Students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math may be eligible to receive a $2,500 Scholarship through the Great Lakes Scholarship Program. To be eligible you must be a full-time student, have a minimum GPA of 2.75, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and demonstrate financial need. The deadline is April 5th. For more information or to apply, go online and visit http://scholarshipamerica.org/open_scholarships.php .
  1. The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering 1,100 scholarships of up to $25,000 per year. The deadline is February 28th. For more information or to apply visit: http://www.buickachievers.com/.
  1. The Cora E. King Scholarship is being offered by the First Presbyterian Church. Applicants must be residents of Cayuga Country for at least one year preceding the application deadline and be in a 4 year bachelor program. The Deadline is May 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM. If you would like an application please visit the Financial Aid office at Wells College.
  1. The Finch College Alumnae Association Foundation is offering transfer scholarships to women age 22 or older currently graduating from a Community College in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. Finch College is offering three or four grants of $2,000. For more information or to apply visit http://FinchCollege.org. Finch College was a liberal arts women’s college located in NYC, although, now closed, the active alumnae raise funds to award three or four grants of $2,000 each yearly.
  1. Legacy is offering two scholarships of $5,000 to two recipients who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education. This is the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations. For more information or to apply visit: http://legacyforhealth.org/adams-scholarship.aspx. Application deadline is April 30, 2013.
  1. Education Portal is offering the “Tuition Won’t Stop Me” Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship. The deadline is March 15th. For more information or to apply visit: http://eduction-portal.com/articles/TuitionScholarship.html.
  1. DegreeDirectory.org will be awarding one student $1,000 with the Student Saver Scholarship. To enter you have to fill out a short entry form and answer the scholarship question: Do you think your degree will be worth the cost? Why or why not? The deadline is March 14th. For more information or to enter visit: http://degreeditrectory.org/articles/Studnet_Saver_Scholarship.html
  1. The Next Big Thing $1,500 Scholarship is for U.S. students 13 years of age or older. The deadline is February 28th. To apply respond to the statement (250 words max): In the past decade, we have experiences amazing new ideas, inventions and technologies. Each new product-whether it is the latest smart phone, tablet, television or car-is considered the “latest and greatest.” For more information or to apply visit: www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx.
  1. The United Realty Students $10,000 Scholarship is for U.S. students currently enrolled in high school or college between ages 16 and 22. The deadline is March 1st. The apply respond to the question (700 words max): How do I invest in my future? For more information or to apply visit: www.scholarshipexperts.com/notes/urps.jsp.
  1. The Superpower $2,500 Scholarship is for U.S. students of 13 years or older. The deadline is March 31st. To apply respond to the question (250 words max): which superhero or villain would you want to change places with for a day and why? For more information and to apply, visit http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx.
  2. The consulting firm of AES Engineers is offering an award of $500.00. The deadline is October 4th. For more information or to apply visit: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.
  1. The B. Davis Scholarship is being offered for $1,000. The deadline is May 27th. For more information or to apply visit: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm.
  1. The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) has created the Hayek Fund for Future Scholars to cover up to $300 in graduate school application. Please visit http://www.theihs.org/hayek-fund-future-scholars for details.

Laura Burns

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

office: 315-364-3289

fax: 315-364-3227

Wells College does not promote or endorse any of these scholarship agencies. Applicants who choose to apply will apply at their own risk and under the set of rules and requirements established by the particular scholarship organization.

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Wells Daily News

1. Sex in the Little City: Hooking-Up on Campus

On Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 6:00 pm, Professor Rebecca Plante will be coming to discuss "hook-up" culture on college campuses in the Art Exhibit Room. Come join us for an interesting presentation from this Ithaca College professor! *This is a SAAC event, so student athletes get points for attending!

2. Jostens Class Ring Days: Wednesday & Thursday February 27 & 28: 10:00am – 3:00pm in the Dining Hall.

Jostens will be offering the large ring version for $289 and the smaller ring version for $269 in Silver or Solaris Elite. The LOWEST they’ve ever offered the rings for. See salesperson for details.

3. IT’S THE LAST WEEK!!!!

Dream Catalyst is hosting the Teens for Jeans Event at Wells College! Please support the cause by donating new or gently used jeans. There will be boxes placed in Faculty Parlors, Macmillan 3rd in front of the AER, and the Long Library Commons. The drive will end on February 27th! For all of the people who donate, you can receive a coupon for 25% off jeans at Aeropostle! If you would like the coupon, please leave your mailbox number or your first and last name with the jeans you donate. Thank you! And for more information, please contact sleung@wells.edu

Stephanie Leung
Class of 2014
Theatre Major
Psychology Minor
Co-President of Dream Catalyst
Women’s Volleyball Captain

4. Submit to one of the following contests and WIN $50!

Join The Sycamore as we attempt our first ever “flip” issue. One issue with two themes-Day & Night!

Academic Paper Contest

Write an academic paper that encompasses a theme of either day or night. 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 either day or night. Once your work has been selected as the winner, our editors will work with you to edit content.

Short Story Contest

Write a short story between 2,000 and 3,000 words that encompasses a theme of either day or night. 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 either day or night. 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 either day or night. Make sure the photo (or scanned file and/or photo of artwork) is of good quality. If you wish to submit a photo or work of art through hard copy, campus mail to Chief Design Editor Jillian Fields, Box #192. Make sure your submission has a title.

Send all submissions to wellssycamore by March 20th–that’s the Wednesday after Spring Break!

5. Hello!

My name is Esther Jun and I am the publicity director of Yamatai, a Taiko (Japanese drumming) group at Cornell University. We would like to invite Wells College faculty, staff, students and families to our annual concert *PULSE* on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Bailey Hall. Find out more about us at our website!: http://rso.cornell.edu/cornelltaiko and watch videos of our performances!: http://www.youtube.com/user/yamataiorg/videos

Yamatai sold out Bailey Hall for two years in a row for our concert, and we are looking forward to performing new songs and new arrangements this year as well as collaborating with Cornell’s Korean drumming group, Shimtah. Yamatai’s taiko concert is the epitome of a traditional Japanese music culture being shared and further developed within a global community. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, available from any Yamatai member (including myself!) or online at baileytickets.com.

Please find detailed information below and forward this email to your members and anyone that may be interested. Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions or concerns!

Thank you!

Best Regards,

Esther Jun

rso.cornell.edu/cornelltaiko

Check us out on Facebook and Youtube!

Attend the facebook event!

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Wells Daily News

1. POWER is presenting an “open mic night” for Black History Month in the Express Café on this Friday at 6:30. This is a chance for people to pieces perform about Black History Month and what is means to you in poetry, song or dance. The works do not have to be original. All who attend will be given vouchers for drinks from the café. Thank you

-David Glidden

2. Friday at 8pm in the Sommer Center –Black History Month Game Show

Chance to win up to $200 in cash!

Come play a game show with black history and pop culture trivia, walk away with cash!

The first 20 people to attend will get free swag!

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership

3. Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture: The 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture, ‘The Future of Plants’, will be delivered on Monday, February 25, 4:45 pm in Stratton Auditorium by Sir Peter Crane, Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. Sir Peter will be in residence at Wells College from Sunday evening, February 24 through Tuesday afternoon, February 26 and will be participating in classroom meetings as well interacting with our community in a variety of outside-the-classroom activities. Please give a warm Wells welcome to our Visiting Scholar if you should see him and please come hear this dynamic speaker discuss the future prospects of plant diversity, conservation, and sustainability!

4. Submit to The Chronicle!

Submit your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork, photos, or short plays.

Our theme this semester is Dreams.

Submissions are due March 6th.

Email submissions to wellschronicle@gmail.com

Any questions? E-mail khollrah@wells.edu

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Wells Daily News

1. “The Bump World Record”

Wells College 2/22/13

Bump: Forearm passing a volleyball

Bump Record: Number of times you can bump a ball in a row without losing control.

Bump World Record: The number of bumps possible for a group of people while standing within a regulation volleyball court in ONE MINUTE.

Wells College Bump World Record:Our goal will be 2013 Bumps. Will we get there? It’ll be tough. With 40 people on the court, if each person got 50 bumps in 60 seconds, our World Record would be 2000 bumps. No matter what our total, this will be the world’s first bump record, and the video will be sent to recordsetter.com for inclusion as an official world record.

Where: Wells College Gym

When: Friday, February 22, 2013 at the end of the second set of our match with Cazenovia College (First Serve is at 8:00 pm)

2. Friday at 8pm in the Sommer Center –Black History Month Game Show

Chance to win up to $200 in cash!

Come play a game show with black history and pop culture trivia, walk away with cash!

The first 20 people to attend will get free swag!

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Leadership

3. POWER is presenting an “open mic night” for Black History Month in the Express Café on this Friday at 6:30. This is a chance for people to pieces perform about Black History Month and what is means to you in poetry, song or dance. The works do not have to be original. All who attend will be given vouchers for drinks from the café.

Thank you,

David Glidden

4. Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture: The 2013 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture, ‘The Future of Plants’, will be delivered on Monday, February 25, 4:45 pm in Stratton Auditorium by Sir Peter Crane, Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. Sir Peter will be in residence at Wells College from Sunday evening, February 24 through Tuesday afternoon, February 26 and will be participating in classroom meetings as well interacting with our community in a variety of outside-the-classroom activities. Please give a warm Wells welcome to our Visiting Scholar if you should see him and please come hear this dynamic speaker discuss the future prospects of plant diversity, conservation, and sustainability!

5. Help a playwright create a script

Looking for writers and actors to improvise scenes from "Chronic," a play about invisible illness.

I’m a playwright who is also an actor and director. I’m currently teaching Acting Shakespeare at Wells.
For more about me, go to http://www.judithpratt.com/Playwright.html

You can find lists of invisible illnesses at http://www.disabled-world.com/disability/types/invisible/ But I’m especially interested in people who had them before anyone had such lists, people in 1880 or 1950. And in people who deny the existence of such illnesses.

We’ll meet one or two evenings a week, from the week of March 17 through the week of April 22.

To learn more about "Chronic," come to Macmillan 206 on Monday, March 4, between 12:30 and 1:30, or Tuesday, March 5, between 12:30 and 1:30.

Questions?
jpratt@wells.edu
607-273-2661

6. Annual Aurora Limerick Contest will be held Wednesday, March 20 at 7:45 p.m. at the Fargo Bar and Grill.

Entries for the contest are earnestly sought. They may be emailed to Professor Heinekamp (scotth) or Professor Morfei (mzmorfei ). Submissions either manual or snail-mail (campus or USPS) may be sent also to Profesor Clugston or at the Fargo Bar.

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