Arthur Bellinzoni, professor emeritus of religion, delivered a lecture on “Israel’s Religious Roots in Polytheism and Polydemonism: Some Clues from the Bible and Archaeology—The Challenges of Writing History and Pre-history,” at the Center for Faith and Healing in Lansing, N.Y. Professor Bellinzoni was also named as an honorary trustee of the College’s board in October 2019.
On Sept. 14, 2019 Wells College hosted the 2019–2020 Leadership Cayuga cohort of around 20 emerging leaders. Leadership Cayuga, a program of the Cayuga County Chamber of Commerce, helps participants improve their personal leadership skills, develop network connections throughout the county, and encourage their active engagement in business and community activities. The group met in the Sustainability Center classroom in Zabriskie Hall and opened their half-day of training with an interesting presentation from faculty emerita and Village of Aurora historian Linda Schwab ’73 on the history of Aurora and Wells College. This was followed by a presentation on Wells’ academic offerings and sustainability efforts from Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and theEnvironment. The group’s professional development work continued with a presentation by and interactive activities led by Kevin Miles, director of the Sullivan Center for Business andEntrepreneurship. The participants completed a DISC behavioral assessment. Kevin individually reviewed and discussed each participant’s DISC assessment to help these leaders understand their personal strengths in their business setting which can help them improve interactions with their colleagues.
Catherine Burroughs, professor emerita of English, has been invited to give a talk, “Tales from an Actor/Ph.D.,” for the “Lunch and Learn” series at Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, N.C. in November.