Archive for May, 2014

Wells Weekly

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MONDAY, May 5, 2014:

Free Coffee, Snacks, & Research Help!

Stop by the Library Learning Commons between 7 and 10pm tonight for snacks and help with your research!

Film and Media Studies Thesis Presentation

Students and Faculty: Join in the senior thesis celebration for Film and Media seniors. Both students wrote screenplays, so come to hear (and see) Devin Demarco and Hillary O’Grady talk about their work. Their presentations will begin at 11am in Macmillan 321.

Textbook Buyback

Need cash for your books? Stop by the College Store between 8:30am and 4:30pm through May 9 to sell your books back!

College Store End of Semester Sale

25% off Clothing and Wells Gift items. Sale includes Clearance items.

Sale excludes special orders, consignments, Wells books, mail orders, and prior sales. Sale runs through Friday, May 9. The College Store is open 8:30am to 4:30pm.

De-Stress Fest Hosted by Psychology Club

Stop by the Sommer Center Lawn for a repeat of the fall semester De-Stress Fest! Will include craft activities like bracelet making, there will be a Knot workshop, dogs to play with and door prizes of brain shapes stress balls and raffle tickets to win a prize at the end. De-Stress Fest will begin at 12pm and run through 2:30pm!

Student Teacher Portfolio Celebration

Head to the AER between 4:30 and 6pm to see the portfolio’s our wonderful student teachers have put together!

Visual Art Senior Thesis Exhibition

All are welcome to the opening reception for the Visual Arts Department Senior Thesis Exhibition in the String Room Gallery from 6-8pm. This year’s exhibition features Julia LaCourse, Rachel Munford, Ica Stolt, and Ashlyn Loomis.

Late Night Breakfast!

Need to Hulk Up for finals?! Come to Late Night Breakfast in the Dining Hall between 10pm and Midnight for food, fun, and awesome prizes! This semester’s theme is super heroes so be sure to dress up as your favorite caped crusader!! The top 2 super hero costumes will win a $15 Amazon Gift Card! Bring your full Student Activities punch card and enter to win one of our 4 great prizes! We have a limited number of Late Night Breakfast t-shirts and frat tanks to give away as well so you will want to get there early!! Costume contest will begin at 11:30pm and the punch card drawings will begin at 11:45pm (you must be present to win!). AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!

TUESDAY, May 6, 2014:

Good luck with finals!!!

Internship Poster Session hosted by Experiential Learning and Career Services

Come to Stratton Atrium between noon and 1pm to check out the awesome internships students have participated in.

Stage Lighting & Design Class Final Presentations

Multifaceted design presentations of the class member’s design of various theatrical scenes. It will incorporate public speaking, design board/power point presentations with other supporting materials. Presentations begin at 2pm in the AER and run through 5pm.

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014:

Happy Wells Wednesday!

Be sure to show your spirit and pride by wearing red or Wells gear =)

Sociology and Anthropology End of Year Bonfire

The Sociology/Anthropology faculty would like to invite all majors, minors, potential majors and minors, and their friends (you get, the idea= come on down!) to our annual end-of-year social gathering at the Wells College Boathouse lawn for a bonfire. The event will take place from 5:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, May 7. Refreshments provided!

THURSDAY, May 8, 2014

Calling all Students …

Do you like to make videos … win prizes… here’s your chance!

We invite you to submit videos that capture what it’s like to be a student at Wells – and win a prize for doing it! We’ll use the videos on our website, on social media outlets, and in various settings to help tell the Wells story. The idea is to help prospective students get a sense of Wells from a student point of view, as well as to show alumnae and alumni what Wells is like today. If you need some inspiration, think about how you might illustrate one or more of the following topics:

· Show us what just plain being a student at Wells means to you…

· What exactly does “the education of an extraordinary life” say about Wells, how does that come to life?

· What does a day in the life of a Wells student look like?

· Why Wells? Help us see what it is or was about Wells that makes you want to be here…

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 videos!

· $300

· Amazon Fire TV media player

· End of Year celebration gift basket

Some details:

· Videos should only be up to 3 minutes in length.

· Shoot with your iPhone or other device.

· There is no need for videos to be professionally edited.

· Videos must be submitted by noon on Thursday May 8thto communications.

And, last but not least, please read the fine print below before submitting:

· It is the sole responsibility of the submitter to gain permission from the people in the video prior to submitting it.

· Once submitted the video becomes the property of Wells College.

· Videos may be edited for length and clarity and may be used at the Office of Communications and Marketing’s discretion.

FRIDAY, May 9, 2014

Junior Mug Orders

Now’s the time for rising Juniors to order their Junior Mugs.

Personalization of the mug consists of a maximum of 3 lines. There is a maximum of 20 characters per line, including spaces and punctuation.

Cost is $40.99 + tax ($44.27 total) and must be paid in full at time of order. The last day for orders is Friday, May 9.

Mugs will be available at the start of classes in the fall. Head to the College Store to place your order!

Fulbright Program

Attention Class of 2015! The Fulbright Program offers fellowships for study abroad for one academic year for either a research or an artistic project; the program also offers an English Teaching Assistant component. If you are in the Class of 2015, the application process will begin over this coming summer and will continue into Fall 2014 (for Fulbright Program participation in academic year 2015-16, post-graduation from Wells). Interested? Want more information? Contact Fulbright Program Advisor Amy Staples: international Be sure to contact Amy before you leave campus!

KOCH Prize for Best Freshman Paper

Each academic year, first-year students are eligible for the KOCH prize, given for the "best Freshman paper." The award is given at Fall Opening Convocation, and a cash prize is included.

If you have a paper you are proud of from your SC seminar or from any other course, enter this competition!

Send an electronic copy of your paper (clean copy without professorial comments, please!) to lmlohn. In the subject line of your email, please type "Koch Prize Competition". It’s best if you send your paper as an attachment, and please, PUT YOUR NAME on your paper. Your name will be blacked out during evaluation by the prize committee, so your entry will be anonymous to every reader.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR HOME, enter the competition for this prestigious award.

Have a fun and safe Summer Break!!!

Hailey Uribe

Assistant Director of Student Activities

Coordinator of Residential Programming

Wells College

170 Main Street

Aurora, NY 13026

315.364.3463 (voice)

315.364.3324 (fax)


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