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Events for September 7, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 7 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

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Events for September 9, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 9 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for September 10, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 10 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for September 11, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 11 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for September 12, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 12 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

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Ryan Johnson, musician Steven Van Zandt, and Tim Johnson
Film Screening and Q&A: "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World"
Sep 12 @ 7:00pm

Wells College is proud to present noted filmmaker and Indigenous educator Tim Johnson for a screening and discussion of his Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary, “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.” The event — which will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Zabriskie Hall 106 at Wells College — is free and open to the public. Johnson will introduce the work as well as engage in a post-film Q&A.

“Rumble” (Facebook / Twitter) is a feature-length documentary examining the enormous and enduring impact of Native Americans on popular music history.

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Events for September 13, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 13 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

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Anjali Sachdeva headshot
Public Reading: Anjali Sachdeva
Sep 13 @ 6:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series will welcome Anjali Sachdeva for a reading of her work on Thursday, Sept. 13. The reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room on the third floor of Macmillan Hall. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Sachdeva will also hold a master class, entitled "On Speculative Fiction," on the following day, Sept. 14, at 12:30 p.m. in Main Building's Faculty Parlors.

For more information, please read the full news story.

Events for September 14, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 14 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Anjali Sachdeva headshot
Master Class: Anjali Sachdeva
Sep 14 @ 12:30pm

Anjali Sachdeva, on campus as part of the fall 2018 Visiting Writers Series, will hold a master class, entitled "On Speculative Fiction." The class, which is open to the public, takes place at 12:30 p.m. in Main Building's Faculty Parlors. Admission is free and all are welcome.

She will also host a public reading of her work the night before, on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room.

For more information, please read the full news story.

Science Colloquium: Levi Christman '15
Sep 14 @ 12:15pm

Join us for this week's Science Colloquium as Levi Christman, a 2015 Wells graduate, will discuss "Life after Wells: Chemistry Addition." Levi is currently employed by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

The event will take place from 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209.

Science Colloquium talks occur every Friday during the fall and spring semesters in Stratton Hall 209. The event is free and all are welcome to attend.

Events for September 17, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 17 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for September 18, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 18 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for September 19, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 19 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

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"Major Exploration" Night
Sep 19 @ 6:00pm

Come explore the majors we have at Wells College, discover ways to tell what you are interested in, and find out how the Center for Academic and Career Advising can provide you support as you make these important decisions during your academic journey.

The event will take place in Zabriskie Hall 105 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

For more information, please contact Kuukua Dzigbordi Yomekpe, assistant director of academic and career advising, at 315.364.3379 or kdyomekpe@wells.edu.

Events for September 20, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 20 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Public Reading: Donika Kelly
Sep 20 @ 6:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series will welcome award-winning poet and author Donika Kelly for a reading of her work on Thursday, Sept. 20. The reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room on the third floor of Macmillan Hall. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Kelly will also hold a master class, entitled “On Love and Lack: Generating Tension in Love Poems,” on the following day, Sept. 21, at 12:30 p.m. in Main Building's Faculty Parlors.

For more information, please read the full news story.

Lecture: Jamsheed Choksy, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Sep 20 @ 4:00pm

The Wells College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa welcomes its 2018 visiting scholar, Professor Jamsheed K. Choksy of Indiana University–Bloomington. Choksy will speak on the topic "State and Faith in Iran: Recent History as a Key to Understanding the Present."

The lecture will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 in Stratton Hall 209 (the Hostetter Lecture Hall). This event is free and open to the public.

During his two-day visit to Wells on Sept. 20–21, in addition to delivering his keynote lecture, Choksy will visit several classes, where he will engage with students and speak on a variety of subjects, including religious minorities in contemporary Iran, the rise of monotheism, and the spread of Islam. He is currently a Distinguished Professor in Indiana University–Bloomington's Department of Central Eurasian Studies, where he previously served as department chair.

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Events for September 21, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 21 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Master Class: Donika Kelly
Sep 21 @ 12:30pm

Award-winning poet and author Donika Kelly, on campus as part of the fall 2018 Visiting Writers Series, will hold a master class, entitled "On Love and Lack: Generating Tension in Love Poems." The class, which is open to the public, takes place on Friday, Sept. 21 at 12:30 p.m. in Main Building's Faculty Parlors. Admission is free and all are welcome.

She will also host a public reading of her work the night before, on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room.

For more information, please read the full news story.

Events for September 24, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 24 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for September 25, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 25 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for September 26, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 26 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for September 27, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 27 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

Events for September 28, 2018 x
String Room Gallery: "Bow, Bend and Tarry"
Sep 28 @ 1:00pm

The Wells College String Room Gallery is pleased to present its first show of the 2018–2019 year: "Bow, Bend and Tarry," a solo exhibition by artist Mara Baldwin. The gallery invites all to join the artist for an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Baldwin will also host an artist's talk on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in the same location. The exhibition will remain on view until Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

"Bow, Bend and Tarry" examines the question of what happens when a community's foundational beliefs ultimately lead to their inability to thrive. The Shakers, who arrived in the United States from England just prior to the American Revolution, organized numerous villages throughout Upstate New York, New England, and neighboring regions. A once rapidly growing utopian society, the Shaker's numbers have now dwindled due to a rigid belief system demanding celibacy, autonomy, and skepticism of new members. The Shakers in the present day are left with only two members, and their society soon to be survived only by their work — most notably their exquisitely labored furniture and impressive archive of songs.

Click Here for More Information about the Exhibit >>

 

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