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Wells Weekly

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MONDAY, September 30, 2013:

8th Annual Graduate School and Professional Programs Fair

11am to 2pm TODAY in the Sommer Center

TUESDAY, October 1, 2013:

Cornell University Law Day – van hosted by Wells College Experiential Learning and Career Services

Reservations are required to hold a seat on the van. Please contact Eric Vaughn at evaughn or by phone 315.364.3379. Van leaves Wells at 10:30 a.m. and will return at 2 p.m.

Melissa Balmain Reading

Poet, nonfiction writer, journalist, and editor Melissa Balmain will read from her work at 7:00pm in the Art Exhibit Room. Ms. Balmain recently became editor of Light, an online journal of comic poetry (google, light poetry magazine). Her articles and humor pieces have appeared in leading newspapers and magazines, including The New Yorker and The New York Times. She is a columnist for Success magazine and the author of a memoir, Just Us: Adventures of a Mother and Daughter (Faber and Faber). Her poems have been published widely, and her nonfiction has received many honors. She teaches writing at the University of Rochester.

There is a display of her work at the Library. The Wells College Press will publish her poem, “Love Poem,” as a poetry broadside, which will be available at her reading. Submitted by Bruce Bennett, brbennett

Ithaca College Graduate School Fair

Reservations are required to hold a seat on the van. Please contact Eric Vaughn at evaughn or by phone 315.364.3379 for more information. Van leaves Wells at 5 p.m. and will return at 7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, October 2, 2013:

Tea Time

Art Exhibit Room (AER)

Judite Stronzake

Development, Change and Protest in Brazil: A Social Movement Perspective

Judite Stronzake, a leader in Brazil’s Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (Landless Worker’s Movement) since its founding in 1984, will speak about her work with the national grassroots movement in Brazil aimed at preserving local communities and their ability to sustain themselves. Sponsored by the education, political science, psychology, Spanish, sociology and anthropology departments and the Social Science Division, Judite will be speaking at 7pm in the AER. – Submitted by Daniel Renfrow, drenfrow

October 2nd Ceremony

The October 2nd Ceremony commemorates the co-ed decision and celebrates Wells’ history as a women’s college and its transition to its current state. The event includes performances by Wells’ own a cappella groups and statements by alums and legacy students. Please join the Traditions Committee and Collegiate Cabinet at 8pm in Macmillan Lobby. – Submitted by Pamela Badian-Pessot, pbadian-pessot

THURSDAY, October 3, 2013

Happy Thursday =)

FRIDAY, October 4, 2013

Alumni and Student Coffee House

Co-hosted by FARGO and student leaders for current students to interact with our wonderful alumni. 8:30pm in the Express Café. – Please contact Alumnae and Alumni Relations at 315-364-3221 with any questions

Upcoming Deadlines

Scholarship Opportunities

ScholarshipExperts.com is again offering the Shout It Out Scholarship in 2013. One scholarship recipient will be chosen to receive a $1,500 scholarship. Applicants must, be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application, be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. You must submit an online short written response for the question, “If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?” Deadline is September 30th. For more information or to apply visit: http://scholarshipexperts.clickmeter.com/shout/

ScholarshipExperts.com is again offering the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship in 2013. One scholarship recipient will be chosen to receive a $1,500 scholarship. Applicants must be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application, be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. You must submit an online short written response for the question, “Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top 5 things you would bring with you to stay alive. ” Deadline is October 30th. For more information or to apply visit: https://www.scholarshipexperts.com/our-scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship

The Sussle Scholarship is a $1,000 monthly scholarship that will repeat each month. To be eligible you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student during fall, 2013 at an accredited college or university in the United States and you must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident. The deadline is at the last day of each month. For more information or to apply visit lburns

Golf Ball Race

Golf balls are placed in a container and then tossed out onto the hill. The ball that rolls the farthest is the winner. Winning prize this year is $500. Tickets are available for purchase for $10 each, one ticket equals one golf ball, and can be purchased from members of the men’s basketball team until October 26, at 11am. The race is set for October 26, at 12pm behind the athletic trailers – Submitted by Joe Wojtylko, jwojtylko

Sycamore Submission Deadline

Would you like to win $50 and see your work published in the Fall 2013 "Legends" issue of The Sycamore? Then enter one of our fabulous contests!

Academic or Scientific Paper Contest

Write an academic or scientific paper that encompasses the theme of “legends.” Academic papers may 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.

Creative Writing Contest

Write a short story, poem, or other form of creative writing that encompasses the theme of “legends.” Short stories and creative non-fiction should be between 2,000 and 3,000 words. 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 the theme of “legends.” If your submission is digital, make sure the photo or scanned file is of good quality. Hard copies of your photo or work of art can also be submitted through campus mail to Chief Design Editor Jillian Fields, Box #192. Make sure your submission has a title.

Send all submissions to wellssycamore by November 4th! – Submitted by Judith Lavelle, jlavelle

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