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Events for February 2, 2020 x
Super Bowl Party
Feb 2

Sunday, February 2 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Come join us for the big game!  Food will be provided while supplies last, and there will be chances to win great prizes! 

Location: Sommer Center

Sponsoring Organization: Student Activities

Events for February 3, 2020 x
Sustainability Series: Fernando de Aragon
Feb 3 @ 12:15pm

Fernando de Aragon
Director, Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council
Sustainability Perspectives Series: "Getting Where We Need to Be: The Imperative of Sustainable Transportation"
de Witt Lecture Room 106, Zabriskie Hall

The transportation sector accounts for the largest share (nearly 30%) of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, primarily from burning fossil fuel for our cars, trucks, ships, trains and planes. Transportation planners grapple with how to efficiently move people and goods while at the same time trying to reduce the climate changing impacts of transportation. Learn about regional efforts to encourage alternative modes of transportation to reduce our reliance on single-occupant vehicles, along with initiatives to move personal and commercial vehicles away from fossil fuels.

 

Events for February 4, 2020 x
Sustainability Film Series: "Blue"
Feb 4 @ 7:00pm

We can no longer afford to think of the ocean as a place of limitless resource; a dumping ground, immune to change or decline. The 2018 documentary "Blue" is a deep and provocative dive into the vast oceanic universe; bearing witness in this critical moment in time, as marine life seems perched at the edge of impending disaster. "Blue" features an array of passionate advocates for ocean preservation who are campaigning for smarter fishing practices, defending precious habitats, combating marine pollution and fighting for the protection of keystone species. (running time: 76 minutes)

Events for February 5, 2020 x
Sustainability Series: Terence J. Cryan
Feb 5 @ 7:00pm

Terence J. Cryan
Chairman of the Board, Ocean Power Technologies
Sustainable Business Series: "Can Harnessing the Power of the Ocean Change the World?"
de Witt Lecture Room 106, Zabriskie Hall

Terence Cryan has over 25 years of experience in international business based in the U.S. and Europe. He currently serves as chairman of the board of Ocean Power Technologies Inc., a pioneer in renewable wave-energy technology that converts ocean wave energy into electricity. Wave power is abundant in all areas of the world, and its harnessing offers a dependable clean source of renewable and cost-effective energy. Join us for a fascinating glimpse into the future of ocean energy.

Events for February 6, 2020 x
2020 Student Art Exhibition
Feb 6 @ 4:45pm

Opening Reception: February 6, 4:45-6:00pm

Wells College Art Students

Wells College Visual Arts Faculty organize this annual exhibition, selecting representative pieces from introductory to advanced courses in a range of disciplines. This year's exhibition includes letterpress printing, handmade books, design, ceramics, calligraphy, sculpture, and mixed-media work.

Need a hug?
Feb 6

Thursday, February 6 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Come get a "hug," while learning about healthy relationships.

Location: Main 2nd Crossbar

Sponsoring Organization: Residence Life

Events for February 7, 2020 x
CANCELED -- Science Colloquium: Jodie Vanselow
Feb 7 @ 12:15pm

Jodie Vanselow's appearance on Feb. 7 has been canceled due to inclement weather.

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Jodie Vanselow, U.S. Forest Service

"The Finger Lakes National Forest: Who We Are and What We Do"
Hosted by Niamh O'Leary, professor of environmental science

Stratton Hall Room 209, 12:25 to 1:20 p.m.

Jodie Vanselow is the District Ranger on the Finger Lakes National Forest located in Hector, N.Y. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin—River Falls with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture/Soil Science and has worked with the Forest Service for close to 28 years in a variety of positions.

Film Screening: "Harriet"
Feb 7 @ 7:00pm

Morgan Opera House, 7:00 p.m.

Free film screening of 2019 Oscar nominated film.

Heterosexual: Sex Protection with Gavin Davis and Jordan Jacobs
Feb 7

Friday, February 7 8:00pm - 9:00pm

This event is used to give tips to those who participate and want to know about protection in heterosexual relationships.Sex Protection with Gavin And Jordan(Tips on protection for those who want to know or participate in Heterosexual sex)

Location: 3rd floor of main crossbar

Sponsoring Organization: Residence Life

Events for February 8, 2020 x
2nd Annual Women's Leadership Conference
Feb 8 @ 8:00am

The Wells College Women's Leadership Conference is a one-day gathering that will bring together alumnae, alumni, students and other members of the extended Wells community for professional development and networking. This year's conference takes place on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, and is once again co-hosted by the College's Office of Alumnae and Alumni Engagement and the Women's Resource Center.

Online registration is now closed. To see a detailed conference schedule, visit the official website:

Women's Leadership Conference Website >>

Fitness is a Way of Life!
Feb 8

Saturday, February 8 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Exercise with friends at Schwartz Athletic Center Fitness Center!Come by the Fitness Center up at Schwarts on Saturday Feb. 8th between 12:00 and 1:00 and workout with friends.You can do your own weight training workout or cardiovascular workout. You can also ask Knox for a workout to do based on your fitness levels.This is an opportunity to make working out fun, and also learn how to use equipment you've always wanted to know how to use.Gatorade and snacks will be provided. 

Location: Schwartz Fitness Center

Sponsoring Organization: Residence Life

Events for February 10, 2020 x
Sustainability Series: Tomasz Falkowski
Feb 10 @ 12:15pm

Tomasz Falkowski
Postdoctoral Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University
Sustainability Perspectives Series: "The Effects of Fire Management on Ecosystem Services and Geochemical Cycling in Traditional Maya Swidden Agro Ecosystems"
de Witt Lecture Room 106, Zabriskie Hall

Slash-and-burn agriculture is often condemned for contributing to climate change and deforestation. Preliminary evidence, however, suggests that burning offers important ecosystem services that would be lost should traditional practices be totally abandoned. Tomasz Falkowski will explore all sides of this seeming dichotomy, in particular as it pertains to the Maya of southern Mexico and the Mexican federal government's attempts to change the Mayan system of fire management.

Events for February 13, 2020 x
Caricatures and Cookies
Feb 13

Thursday, February 13 7:00pm - 8:30pm

At this event, we will be drawing our own caricatures from memory (there will be instructions on how to draw a caricature) and testing how well you know yourself. There will also be freshly baked Valentine's Day themed cookies

Location: Dodge 3rd Lounge

Sponsoring Organization: Residence Life

Events for February 14, 2020 x
Wells College Theatre Department Presents: "Miss Valentine"
Feb 14 @ 6:00pm

Wells College presents a new play about "the mother of the American valentine."

Science Colloquium: Andrea Davalos
Feb 14 @ 12:15pm

Andrea Davalos, SUNY Cortland
Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

Stratton Hall Room 209, 12:25 to 1:20 p.m.

"Gauging the Combined Effects of Deer, Earthworms and Invasive Plants on Native Vegetation"
Hosted by Jackie Schnurr, professor of biology and environmental science
Andrea Davalos, assistant professor of Biological Sciences at SUNY Cortland, is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador and went on to earn a PhD and Master of Science from Cornell University. Join us for a fun and informative evening.

Caricature Artist
Feb 14

Friday, February 14 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Come get a free Caricature drawing of you and your friends for Valentine's Day! 

Location: Sommer Center

Sponsoring Organization: Student Activities

Events for February 15, 2020 x
Wells College Theatre Department Presents: "Miss Valentine"
Feb 15 @ 3:00pm

Wells College presents a new play about "the mother of the American valentine."

Wells College Theatre Department Presents: "Miss Valentine"
Feb 15 @ 6:00pm

Wells College presents a new play about "the mother of the American valentine."

Events for February 17, 2020 x
Visiting Writers Series Master Class: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Feb 17 @ 12:30pm

Robin Wall Kimmerer
Monday, Feb. 17, 2020
MASTER CLASS: "Learning the Grammar of Animacy"—12:30 p.m., Faculty Parlors, Main Building

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y. She serves as the founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability. Of European and Anishinaabe ancestry, Kimmerer is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her latest book, "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants," was released in 2013 and was awarded the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. Please note that her public reading will take place in Phipps Auditorium, located on the second floor of Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus. Robin Wall Kimmerer's appearance is co-sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies and First Nations & Indigenous Studies programs at Wells College.

Visiting Writers Series, Nonfiction Reading: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Feb 17 @ 6:30pm

NONFICTION READING—6:30 p.m., Phipps Auditorium (Macmillan Hall)
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, plant ecologist, writer and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y. She serves as the founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, whose mission is to create programs which draw on the wisdom of both indigenous and scientific knowledge for our shared goals of sustainability. Of European and Anishinaabe ancestry, Kimmerer is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Her latest book, "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants," was released in 2013 and was awarded the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. Please note that her public reading will take place in Phipps Auditorium, located on the second floor of Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus. Robin Wall Kimmerer's appearance is co-sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies and First Nations & Indigenous Studies programs at Wells College.

Events for February 18, 2020 x
A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman: Sean McLeod
Feb 18 @ 7:00pm

Sean McLeod will present his highly-praised program, "A Soundtrack for Harriet Tubman," on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in Phipps Auditorium, Macmillan Hall.

The concert features songs, composed by McLeod, that are the foundation of "The National Harriet Tubman Freedom Festival." The concert will include music from McLeod's latest project, "The Peace Album," which fuses elements of the types of blues, jazz and gospel music Harriet Tubman loved. The concert will also feature a Q&A talkback with the audience, discussing diversity, inclusion and how we can all "celebrate what it means to be free." Admission is free and open to the public.

Events for February 19, 2020 x
Conversations in Color: Sean McLeod
Feb 19 @ 12:30pm

Sean McLeod will conduct an interactive lecture and Q&A, "Conversations in Color," exploring the experiences of people of color in education, corporate life and the world at large. The talk will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in the Faculty Parlors lounge in Main Building. (Please note that this event is for the Wells College community and is not open to the public.)

Pop Out for CakePOPS
Feb 19

Wednesday, February 19 8:30pm - 9:45pm

Learning about diverse events in February while making and eating cake pops. There will be several flavors of cake pops symbolically representing Wells diversity on campus. 

Location: Dodge Main lounge

Sponsoring Organization: Residence Life

Events for February 20, 2020 x
Drunk Goggle Mario Kart
Feb 20

Thursday, February 20 8:30pm - 10:00pm

First floor Leach floor program. We will be wearing drunk goggles playing Mario Kart in Leach basement.

Location: Leach Basement

Sponsoring Organization: Residence Life

Events for February 21, 2020 x
Science Colloquium: Natalie A. Jay
Feb 21 @ 12:15pm

Natalie A. Jay '17, SUNY Buffalo
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Stratton Hall Room 209, 12:25- 1:20 p.m.

"Investigation of the Enzymes Involved in Vitamin—D Metabolism"
Hosted by Chris Bailey, professor of chemistry and chair, biological and chemical sciences program

Natalie Jay graduated from Wells College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Buffalo in the department of Biochemistry.

Sean McLeod's Move: MT (McLeod Technique) Afro Hip-Hop
Feb 21 @ 8:00pm

"Sean McLeod's Move: MT (McLeod Technique) Afro Hip-Hop,"  is an exciting fusion of traditional African dance along with traditional jazz and street dance styles. Participation of all ages is welcome and no dance experience is necessary. The workshop will be held on Friday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in the dance studio located on the Schwartz Athletic Center's second floor. Admission is free and all are welcome.

History Senior Thesis Presentations
Feb 21 @ 12:00pm

Please join Professor Phillip Guingona this Friday, Feb. 21 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room, Macmillan Hall, for thesis presentations by senior history majors.

Snacks and mingle from noon to 12:30 p.m., and presentations from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Presentations

Brandon Foster ’20 — “Historical Metal and Memory”

George Murphy ’20 — “Bobby Sands and the IRA Struggle against Criminalization”

Mallory Cleere ’20 — “The Evolution of Yōkai and How We See Them in History”

Alexis Shay ’20 — “An Expecting Feminist: M.C. Wright and the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848”

Hannah Hatton ’20 — “Hitler: Who Was He?”

ULTIMATE UNO CARD TOURNAMENT
Feb 21

Friday, February 21 8:00pm - 10:00pm

A Uno card tournoment on the third floor of main hosted by RA Gavin and Jordan. 

Location: Main 3rd Crossbar

Sponsoring Organization: Residence Life

Events for February 22, 2020 x
E&K Cook!
Feb 22

Saturday, February 22 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kathy will be cooking tostones and Lizzy will be cooking Jolof, both dishes are typical dishes of their cultural backgrounds. We want you guys to bring recipes from your favorite dish in order for us to create a cookbook!

Location: Main 4th Crossbar

Sponsoring Organization: Residence Life

Events for February 25, 2020 x
Visiting Writers Series, Nonfiction Reading: Reyna Grande
Feb 25 @ 6:30pm

Reyna Grande
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
NONFICTION READING—6:30 p.m., Faculty Parlors
Reyna Grande is the author of three critically acclaimed books. "The Distance Between Us," Grande's memoir about her life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States, was published by Atria Books in August 2012. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, it was hailed by the L.A. Times as "the 'Angela's Ashes' of the modern Mexican immigrant experience." Grande holds a B.A. in creative writing and film & video from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University. She teaches creative writing for UCLA Extension and regularly speaks at high schools, colleges and universities across the nation.

Visiting Writers Series Master Class: Reyna Grande
Feb 25 @ 5:00pm

Reyna Grande
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
MASTER CLASS: "The Intersection of Fiction and Memoir"—5:00 p.m., Faculty Parlors, Main Building
Reyna Grande is the author of three critically acclaimed books. "The Distance Between Us," Grande's memoir about her life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States, was published by Atria Books in August 2012. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, it was hailed by the L.A. Times as "the 'Angela's Ashes' of the modern Mexican immigrant experience." Grande holds a B.A. in creative writing and film & video from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University. She teaches creative writing for UCLA Extension and regularly speaks at high schools, colleges and universities across the nation.

Horoscope Social
Feb 25

Tuesday, February 25 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Students will come together to talk about their zodiac signs. They will see if they relate to the personalities displayed by their zodiac signs.

Location: Main 4th Crossbar

Sponsoring Organization: Residence Life

Events for February 27, 2020 x
Give Thanks
Feb 27

Thursday, February 27 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Come eat some snacks and write some thank you notes to people you appreciate!

Location: Main 2nd Crossbar

Sponsoring Organization: Residence Life

Events for February 28, 2020 x
Science Colloquium: Tom Brooking
Feb 28 @ 12:15pm

Tom Brooking, NY Sturgeon for Tomorrow
Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

Stratton Hall Room 209, 12:25- 1:20 p.m.

Topic: "Lake Sturgeon, King of Freshwater Fish: New York's Very Own 'River Monsters'"
Hosted by Niamh O'Leary, professor of environmental science
Join Tom Brooking, founder of NY Sturgeon for Tomorrow, for an engaging look at the world of Lake Sturgeon, with an overview of this fish species spanning from the 1800's until today; the presentation will include a hands-on educational display. Mr. Brooking has spent 28 years working as a fish biologist with Cornell University working with walleye, yellow perch and lake sturgeon.

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