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Events for October 4, 2019 x
Science Colloquium: Thomas J. Divers
Oct 4 @ 12:15pm

At the Oct. 4 edition of Science Colloquium, Thomas J. Divers, DVM, will present on the topic of “Equine Research: Clinical, Collaborative and Comparative.” Divers is the Rudolph J. and Katharine L. Steffen Professor of Veterinary Medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Science Colloquium takes place 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209, the Hostetter Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about Science Colloquium events, please contact Christina Schmidt, assistant professor of biology, at cschmidt@wells.edu or 315.364.3473.

Events for October 10, 2019 x
Michael Don
Public Reading: Michael Don
Oct 10 @ 6:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome author Michael Don for a public reading on Thursday, Oct. 10. The reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Faculty Parlors lounge in the College's Main Building.

Don will also teach a master class on Friday, Oct. 11 at 12:30 p.m., also in the Faculty Parlors lounge. Both events are free and open to the public. His master class topic is "The Imaginative Leap: On Fictionalizing Lived Experiences."

The author of the story collection, Partners and Strangers (Carnegie Mellon U. Press, 2019), Michael Don has been published in journals such as Washington Square Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Fiction International, the Cortland Review and Southampton Review. He lives in Boston, where he co-edits Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature and teaches at Tufts University.

Events for October 11, 2019 x
Michael Don
Master Class: Michael Don
Oct 11 @ 12:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome author Michael Don for a public reading on Thursday, Oct. 10. The reading will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Faculty Parlors lounge in the College's Main Building.

Don will also teach a master class on Friday, Oct. 11 at 12:30 p.m., also in the Faculty Parlors lounge. Both events are free and open to the public. His master class topic is "The Imaginative Leap: On Fictionalizing Lived Experiences."

The author of the story collection, Partners and Strangers (Carnegie Mellon U. Press, 2019), Michael Don has been published in journals such as Washington Square Review, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Fiction International, the Cortland Review and Southampton Review. He lives in Boston, where he co-edits Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature and teaches at Tufts University.

Science Colloquium: Mishkat Bhattacharya
Oct 11 @ 12:15pm

At the Oct. 11 edition of Science Colloquium, Mishkat Bhattacharya will present on the topic of “The Laws of Levitation.” Bhattacharya is an associate professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Science Colloquium takes place 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209, the Hostetter Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about Science Colloquium events, please contact Christina Schmidt, assistant professor of biology, at cschmidt@wells.edu or 315.364.3473.

Events for October 15, 2019 x
Talk by Hazel Sive, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Oct 15 @ 4:30pm

The Wells College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is pleased to welcome its 2019 visiting scholar, Hazel Sive, professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sive's keynote lecture, "The Right Size Head," will expound upon her groundbreaking research, which focuses on neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders, as well as fundamental processes underlying brain and craniofacial development.

The lecture will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hostetter Lecture Hall (Stratton Hall 209). Admission is free and all are welcome.

During her two-day visit to Wells on Oct. 15–16, in addition to delivering her keynote lecture, Professor Sive will visit several classes. During those sessions, she will engage with students and speak on a variety of subjects—including science-related topics like "Fat and Brain Health," as well as broader issues that touch upon society at large, such as cultivating a personal sense of belonging, and promoting a culture of respect for women in academia.

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Events for October 17, 2019 x
Sustainability Speaker Series: Katharine Wilkinson of Project Drawdown
Oct 17 @ 7:00pm

"Drawdown Rising: Solutions, Leadership and a Path Forward for the Climate Crisis"
Katharine Wilkinson, VP of Communications and Engagement, Project Drawdown
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Phipps Auditorium Macmillan Hall

Humanity has faced urgent threats in the past, but never one as all-encompassing as the climate crisis. In this keynote, Katharine Wilkinson, VP of communication and engagement for Project Drawdown (drawdown.org) will speak to both what we can do and who we can be, in order to effect the changes that are required. She will share highlights from Project Drawdown’s pioneering assessment of climate solutions, as well as insights about catalytic climate leadership from various people, organizations and movements.

For more information, visit wells.edu/sustainability or contact Marian Brown, director of the Wells College Center for Sustainability and the Environment, at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Events for October 18, 2019 x
Science Colloquium: Chris Bailey
Oct 18 @ 12:15pm

At the Oct. 18 edition of Science Colloquium, Chris Bailey will present on the topic of “A Brief History of Wells College’s Science Facilities.” Bailey is a professor of chemistry at Wells College and chair of its biological and chemical sciences program.

Science Colloquium takes place 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209, the Hostetter Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about Science Colloquium events, please contact Christina Schmidt, assistant professor of biology, at cschmidt@wells.edu or 315.364.3473.

Events for October 21, 2019 x
Sustainability Perspectives: Monica Touesnard
Oct 21 @ 12:15pm

"Purpose-Led Careers: Fact or Fiction?"
Monica Touesnard, Associate Director, Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise, Cornell University
Monday, Oct. 21, 2019
12:20–1:20 p.m.
de Witt Lecture Room, Zabriskie Hall 106

Is it important to you to work for a company with values that align with yours? Are you interested in a career that can have a positive impact on your community and perhaps even the rest of the world? Monica Touesnard, associate director of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business, will share with you a framework for thinking about jobs in the sustainability sector and provide some tips to help get you started.

All talks in the fall 2019 Sustainability Perspectives series take place on Mondays at 12:20 p.m. in the de Witt Lecture Hall (Zabriskie Hall, room 106).

For more information, visit wells.edu/sustainability or contact Marian Brown, director of the Wells College Center for Sustainability and the Environment, at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Events for October 22, 2019 x
Sustainability Film Series: "A Fierce Green Fire"
Oct 22 @ 7:00pm

Sustainability Film Series: “A FIERCE GREEN FIRE”
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
7:00–9:00 p.m.
de Witt Lecture Room, Zabriskie Hall 106

The first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, “A Fierce Green Fire” (running time: 101 minutes) spans 50 years—from early conservation efforts to current climate-change challenges. Enjoy free organic popcorn and butter along with the film!

For more information, visit wells.edu/sustainability or contact Marian Brown, director of the Wells College Center for Sustainability and the Environment, at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Events for October 24, 2019 x
Reading and Launch Party for "The Healing Muse" Journal
Oct 24 @ 7:00pm

In celebration of its 19th issue, the editors of and contributors to the Healing Muse will join us at Wells to share some new poetry, fiction and nonfiction. This free event, hosted by the Wells College Visiting Writers Series, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Hall, third floor of Macmillan Hall.

The Muse is the annual journal of literary and visual art published by SUNY Upstate Medical University's Center for Bioethics and Humanities.

Events for October 25, 2019 x
Science Colloquium: Sarah Ingersoll Murphy
Oct 25 @ 12:15pm

At the Oct. 25 edition of Science Colloquium, Sarah Ingersoll Murphy will present on the topic of “Tackling Food Waste by Reducing Microbial Food Spoilage.” Murphy is a doctoral student in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Science Colloquium takes place 12:25 to 1:20 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209, the Hostetter Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about Science Colloquium events, please contact Christina Schmidt, assistant professor of biology, at cschmidt@wells.edu or 315.364.3473.

Fall Theatre Production: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
Oct 25 @ 7:30pm

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and conceived by Rebecca Feldman, will be presented on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Phipps Auditorium in Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus. Admission is free and all are welcome; no reservations are required.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is an energetic, contemporary musical about six hopeful, quirky middle schoolers competing for first prize at their county spelling bee. Each character is searching for identity and purpose—including the three adults who run the event. These youths and adults are seeking to prove their worth to themselves and those around them, battling their inner insecurities and outside obstacles in order to climb up the ladder of success to discover their inner champion.

"This is a show that celebrates individuality and uniqueness," says Priscilla Hummel, lecturer in theatre and dance at Wells and director/choreographer of "Spelling Bee." "The characters are delightfully endearing, and the story is just as relatable and touching as it is funny. Be prepared for the element of audience participation!" she added.

The cast features Wells students Julie Bacorn '21, Mary Kate Barnett '20, Sarah Durocher '23, Emmerich Hauf, Luke Lauchle '20 and Macy Salico '23, along with Seamus Buxton, Joshua Dykes and Paul Morgan of Ithaca College. The production team includes Benjamin Stevens as music director, assistant professor of theatre Patti Goebel as scenic/lighting designer and technical director, Barbara Murphy as costume designer, Ally Collins '20 as stage manager, Julia Nash '23 as assistant stage manager, Em Lukek and Megan Smythe as accompanists, Alanna Reidler '23 and Kaleigh Smith '23 as props masters, Sabrina Burns '23 as costume assistant, and Emma Colton-Heins '22, Laurel Deacon '22 and Maeve Wright '23 as running crew.

Running time is approximately two hours, including one 15-minute intermission. The show contains some mature content and may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.

 

Events for October 26, 2019 x
Fall Theatre Production: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"
Oct 26 @ 7:30pm

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and conceived by Rebecca Feldman, will be presented on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Phipps Auditorium in Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus. Admission is free and all are welcome; no reservations are required.

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is an energetic, contemporary musical about six hopeful, quirky middle schoolers competing for first prize at their county spelling bee. Each character is searching for identity and purpose—including the three adults who run the event. These youths and adults are seeking to prove their worth to themselves and those around them, battling their inner insecurities and outside obstacles in order to climb up the ladder of success to discover their inner champion.

"This is a show that celebrates individuality and uniqueness," says Priscilla Hummel, lecturer in theatre and dance at Wells and director/choreographer of "Spelling Bee." "The characters are delightfully endearing, and the story is just as relatable and touching as it is funny. Be prepared for the element of audience participation!" she added.

The cast features Wells students Julie Bacorn '21, Mary Kate Barnett '20, Sarah Durocher '23, Emmerich Hauf, Luke Lauchle '20 and Macy Salico '23, along with Seamus Buxton, Joshua Dykes and Paul Morgan of Ithaca College. The production team includes Benjamin Stevens as music director, assistant professor of theatre Patti Goebel as scenic/lighting designer and technical director, Barbara Murphy as costume designer, Ally Collins '20 as stage manager, Julia Nash '23 as assistant stage manager, Em Lukek and Megan Smythe as accompanists, Alanna Reidler '23 and Kaleigh Smith '23 as props masters, Sabrina Burns '23 as costume assistant, and Emma Colton-Heins '22, Laurel Deacon '22 and Maeve Wright '23 as running crew.

Running time is approximately two hours, including one 15-minute intermission. The show contains some mature content and may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.

 

Admissions Open House
Oct 26 @ 8:45am

This fall, Wells College will host two open house events for prospective students and families on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Morning and afternoon sessions are available on both days.

Visitors will spend a fall day on our beautiful campus, enjoy a tour, get to know the Wells community through one-on-one connections with professors, coaches and current students—and learn what makes Wells a unique and truly personalized experience.

This year, the admissions team is accepting applications for priority review—meaning that prospective students who apply by Oct. 22 (for the Oct. 26 open house) or Nov. 5 (for the Nov. 9 open house) will receive their admissions decision in person on the day of the event.

To learn more and sign up, please visit our website: wells.edu/admissions/fall-open-house

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