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Events for April 1, 2019 x
Sustainability Perspectives Talk by Fae Dremock: "The Power of Story in Communicating Climate Change"
Apr 1 @ 12:15pm

The Sustainability Perspectives Series presents a talk by Fae Dremock, assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences at Ithaca College. The title of Professor Dremock's talk is, "'God’s in His Heaven— All’s Right with the World': The Power of Story in Communicating Climate Change."

What’s happening to the ecosystem as a result of global climate change is terrifying. Explaining the possibility of human extinction, and making clear the subsequent extremely urgent need to move to sustainable, regenerative lifestyles, is absolutely vital— yet the obstacles of belief, fear of change and the frenzy of fake news are formidable. Her talk will take a look at the power of story as a tool to undermine science—but also as a tool to fight back. 

This event will take place at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 in the de Witt Lecture Room (Zabriskie Hall 106) on the Wells College campus. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

This talk is part of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment's Sustainability Perspectives Series. Wells is committed to providing access to all events; anyone needing assistance should contact Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, as soon as possible at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Events for April 5, 2019 x
Theatre Senior Thesis: "Oiseau"
Apr 5 @ 7:30pm

Please join us on April 5 and 6 for the presentation of Eamonn Moneypenny Hall's senior thesis, "Oiseau." This 30-minute piece explores the stories of Eamonn's family and examines what happens when time changes our memories.

The performance will take place on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Barler Auditorium. For more information, see this Facebook listing or contact Professor of Theatre Siouxsie Easter at seaster@wells.edu or 315.364.3232.

Events for April 6, 2019 x
Theatre Senior Thesis: "Oiseau"
Apr 6 @ 7:30pm

Please join us on April 5 and 6 for the presentation of Eamonn Moneypenny Hall's senior thesis, "Oiseau." This 30-minute piece explores the stories of Eamonn's family and examines what happens when time changes our memories.

The performance will take place on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Barler Auditorium. For more information, see this Facebook listing or contact Professor of Theatre Siouxsie Easter at seaster@wells.edu or 315.364.3232.

Events for April 8, 2019 x
Sustainability Talk by Taylor Reid: "Wild Food Foraging and the Fear of a Zombie Apocalypse"
Apr 8 @ 12:15pm

The Sustainability Perspectives Series presents "Alive or Undead? Wild Food Foraging and the Fear of a Zombie Apocalypse" with Taylor Reid, assistant professor of applied food studies at the Culinary Institute of America.

During his talk, Taylor Reid will explore the links between two recent phenomena: the meteoric rise in popularity of the zombie genre, and a surging interest in wild food foraging among survivalists, chefs, nature lovers and average Joes. It is argued that both are connected to issues of environmental alienation and fears of ecological collapse. The presentation will also provide an introduction to foraging and an overview of the health and nutritional benefits of many commonly available wild foods.

This event will take place at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 in the de Witt Lecture Room (Zabriskie Hall 106) on the Wells College campus. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

This talk is part of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment's Sustainability Perspectives Series. Wells is committed to providing access to all events; anyone needing assistance should contact Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, as soon as possible at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Events for April 10, 2019 x
Leslie Jamison
Master Class: Leslie Jamison
Apr 10 @ 12:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome essayist and novelist Leslie Jamison for a public reading and master class on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

The master class, titled "Writing Other People's Lives," will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Parlors lounge, located on the first floor of the College's Main Building.

The public reading will take place the same evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room, on the third floor of Macmillan Hall. Admission is free for both events, and all are welcome.

Often compared to Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, Leslie Jamison is a gifted writer whose work explores the strengths and limits of our shared humanity. Her 2018 book about addiction and the recovery movement, "The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath"—which seamlessly blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage—was named the top nonfiction book of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly.

Read the Full Announcement >>

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Human Library at Wells College 2019
Apr 10 @ 12:30pm

Human Library at Wells College
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
12:30-5:30 p.m.
Long Library

Don't judge a book by its cover!

Come to the Human Library and check out a human "book"! Engage with members of the Wells College community as we break down stereotypes through conversation.

The weekly Tea Time will be hosted in Long Library during the event. Check out one book, or check out them all!

Our catalog will be available at our website:
http://libguides.wells.edu/c.php?g=806733

Public Reading: Leslie Jamison
Apr 10 @ 6:30pm

The Wells College Visiting Writers Series is pleased to welcome essayist and novelist Leslie Jamison for a public reading and master class on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

The public reading will take place that evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room, on the third floor of Macmillan Hall.

She will also teach a master class, titled "Writing Other People's Lives," earlier that day at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Parlors lounge, located on the first floor of the College's Main Building. Admission is free for both events, and all are welcome.

Often compared to Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, Leslie Jamison is a gifted writer whose work explores the strengths and limits of our shared humanity. Her 2018 book about addiction and the recovery movement, "The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath"—which seamlessly blends memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and reportage—was named the top nonfiction book of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly.

Read the Full Announcement >>

Events for April 11, 2019 x
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Discussion with Mike Sigler, Tompkins County Legislator
Apr 11 @ 9:15am

This Thursday morning, April 11, Tompkins County legislator Mike Sigler (R-Lansing) will join us for a discussion of the role of partisanship and compromise in the democratic process. The event takes place in Zabriskie Hall 106 at 9:25 a.m.

Coffee, tea, lemonade, and cookies will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

This event is part of the Wells College Democracy & Leadership Series, co-sponsored by the Political Science program, Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship and the Office of Student Activities and Leadership. This series brings students together with local, regional, national and international leaders to learn about their leadership path, examine the characteristics of successful leaders and share ways to take a leadership role in our democracy.

Events for April 12, 2019 x
Science Colloquium: Pwint Hnin '19
Apr 12 @ 12:15pm

At this week’s edition of Science Colloquium,  health sciences major Pwint Hnin '19, will be presenting her senior thesis presentations. The title of Pwint’s talk is "The Present and Future of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment."

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 April 15, 2019 x
CANCELED - Sustainability Perspectives Talk by Demosthenes Maratos: "Veganism Is Environmentalism"
Apr 15 @ 12:15pm

UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

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The Sustainability Perspectives Series presents "Veganism Is Environmentalism" with Demosthenes Maratos, communications director for Molloy College's Sustainability Institute.

A growing and convincing body of evidence clearly indicates that raising animals for human consumption is the driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the planet. Via an overview of widely and lesser-known global reports and studies on the subject, this presentation will demonstrate how adopting a vegan diet and ethical framework is something all of us can do today, and something that can have far-reaching implications for the planet and all life on Earth.

This event will take place at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2019 in the de Witt Lecture Room (Zabriskie Hall 106) on the Wells College campus. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

This talk is part of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment's Sustainability Perspectives Series. Wells is committed to providing access to all events; anyone needing assistance should contact Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, as soon as possible at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Open Printing Drop-In Sessions with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Apr 15 @ 3:30pm

Drop by the Wells College Book Arts Center to meet scholar-in-residence Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. as he works to produce his art.

Visitors may stop by any time between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16.

The acclaimed letterpress artist will be featured in a weeklong series of events, including a lecture, film screening, exhibit and poster sale. For more details about his residency on campus, please see the news story below.

See the Full NEWS Story >>

Events for April 16, 2019 x
Open Printing Drop-In Sessions with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Apr 16 @ 3:30pm

Drop by the Wells College Book Arts Center to meet scholar-in-residence Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. as he works to produce his art.

Visitors may stop by any time between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16.

The acclaimed letterpress artist will be featured in a weeklong series of events, including a lecture, film screening, exhibit and poster sale. For more details about his residency on campus, please see the news story below.

See the Full NEWS Story >>

Events for April 17, 2019 x
"Sustainable Business" Talk by Peter FitzRandolph
Apr 17 @ 7:00pm

The final "Sustainable Business" talk of the spring 2019 semester will feature Peter FitzRandolph, wine industry consultant with Finger Lakes Sustainable Strategies. The title of his presentation is, "Sustainable Wine Making in the Finger Lakes Region: Challenges and Opportunities."

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
7:00-8:30 p.m.
de Witt Lecture Hall, Zabriskie Hall Room 106

His talk is free and open to the public. The "Sustainable Business" series is sponsored by the Wells College Center for Sustainability and the Environment. For more information, please contact Marian Brown, the center's director, at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Documentary Film Screening: "Proceed and Be Bold"
Apr 17 @ 7:00pm

The community is welcome to attend a screening of "Proceed and Be Bold" on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209. The 2008 documentary, directed by Laura Zinger, explores the life of artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., including his life-changing decision to build a career around printing.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kennedy, and refreshments will be provided.

The acclaimed letterpress artist will be featured in a weeklong series of events, including a lecture, exhibit and poster sale. For more details about his residency on campus, please see the news story below.

See the Full NEWS Story >>

Tea Time with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Apr 17 @ 3:00pm

This week's Tea Time event includes a special meet-and-greet with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., who is a scholar-in-residence at Wells during the week of April 15-19.

Please note this event will take place in the main room of the Sommer Student Center.

The acclaimed letterpress artist will be featured in a weeklong series of events, including a lecture, film screening, exhibit and poster sale. For more details about his residency on campus, please see the news story below.

See the Full NEWS Story >>

Events for April 18, 2019 x
Artist Talk by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.: "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothin'"
Apr 18 @ 6:00pm

On Thursday, April 18, Amos Kennedy will discuss his motivations in an artist talk, titled "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothin'." His talk, which is the 47th edition of the Susan Garretson Swartzburg '60 Memorial Book Arts Lecture, will take place at 6:00 p.m. in Stratton Hall 209.

The acclaimed letterpress artist will be featured in a weeklong series of events, including a film screening, exhibit and poster sale. For more details about his April 15-19 residency on campus, please see the news story below.

See the Full NEWS Story >>

18th Annual Activism Symposium: "Exploring the Mind: Battling the Stigma of Mental Health"
Apr 18 @ 9:30am

For the 18th annual Activism Symposium, this year's topic is "Exploring the Mind: Battling the Stigma of Mental Health." Join us for a day of understanding the complexity of mental health. Sessions will be hosted throughout the day.

The Activism Symposium is a day-long collection of student panel discussions, presentations, workshops that culminates with a keynote talk. This year's keynote is presented by Rhea Parks, creator and founder of a mobile app that encourages, inspires and promotes others to become their best selves spiritually. She currently works as a therapist for the Hillside Family of Agencies and the Family Center in Syracuse, N.Y.

To see a tentative schedule of event and activities, along with descriptions, please click here.  (Access is limited to members of the Wells College community.)

Schedule of Events

Welcome/Open
9:30 a.m.

Kaylen Furr '21: "More Than Just an Eating Disorder: Breaking Stigma"
10:00-10:50 a.m.

Courtney Good '19: Title TBD
10:00-10:50 a.m.

Amanda Kelly '12: "How to Make a Peer-led Support Group on the College Campus?"
11:15-Noon

Lunch - catered by Hallmark Dining
12:10 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Rhea Parks
12:20-1:20 p.m.

"R.E.A.C.H. for a Forgiving Community: Thoughts to Words to Action"
1:30-2:20 p.m.

John Tolley '19: "Autism and Mental Health with the Modern Political Climate in America"
1:30-2:20 p.m.

Workshop with Sarah Van Orman and Stephanie Zuber: "Impact of Mental Health"
2:30-3:20 p.m.

President's Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) Book Club Reflection
with Sarah Markowitz, associate professor of psychology; Sara Levy, associate professor of education; Rebecca Myers, visiting instructor in English; Carol Henderson, library director; and Latesha Fussell, director of campus life for diversity and inclusion
Time TBD

"UMOJA's Talk-Back: Unpacking the Black Solidarity Conference"
with Brandon Jackson '19, Diamond Benson '21, Ketricia Timmons '19
Time TBD

About the Activism Symposium

Since 2002, the Activism Symposium has been an annual opportunity for the Wells community to gather and learn more about the difference we each can make individually and collectively in this world. The purpose of the student-centered symposium is to promote civic engagement, encourage critical thinking, and find links between the academy and the world at large. One objective of the day is to empower Wells and local community members to use the college as a space for advancing social justice and community development through interdisciplinary study.

Events for April 19, 2019 x
"Visual Noise" Exhibit: Closing Reception and Poster Sale
Apr 19 @ 6:30pm

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. will conclude his weeklong residency at Wells on Friday, April 19, during a closing reception for his exhibit, "Visual Noise," which is on display in the String Room Gallery.

The closing reception from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. will be followed by a "cash and carry" sale of his poster artwork, from 8:00 to 8:30 that evening.

The acclaimed letterpress artist will be featured in a weeklong series of events, including a lecture, film screening, and meet-and-greets. For more details about his April 15-19 residency on campus, please see the news story below.

See the Full NEWS Story >>

Events for April 20, 2019 x
Workshop with Wells College Prodigy
Apr 20 @ 3:00pm

The Wells College Prodigy step team will give a performance, followed by a workshop where you can learn how to step.

This free event takes place at the Aurora Free Library, 370 Main Street in Aurora. 

More on Facebook >>

 

Events for April 22, 2019 x
Sustainability Perspectives Talk by Steve Gabriel: "The Promise of Silvopasture"
Apr 22 @ 12:15pm

The Sustainability Perspectives Series presents "The Promimse of Silvopasture" with Steve Gabriel, farmer, author, and extension specialist for the Cornell Small Farms Program.

Humans' relationship to animals has a long and storied past, yet modern agriculture has sought to separate forest and field, animal and pasture. The agroforestry practice of silvopasture combines trees, animals and forages in a symbiotic and dynamic ecosystem. Steve will discuss the potential for this innovative farming practice that ranks among the best for addressing a changing climate.

This event will take place at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019 in the de Witt Lecture Room (Zabriskie Hall 106) on the Wells College campus. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

This talk is part of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment's Sustainability Perspectives Series. Wells is committed to providing access to all events; anyone needing assistance should contact Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, as soon as possible at mbrown@wells.edu or 315.364.3304.

Talk by Studio Art and Art History Majors
Apr 22 @ 4:00pm

The Visual Arts program invites you to a presentation of talks by this year's graduating seniors concentrating in Studio Art and Art History. You're welcome to join us on Monday, April 22, at 4:00 p.m. in Zabriskie Hall room 307 to hear studio art majors Joyglenn Lionel '19 and Christopher A. Price '19 and art history major Elaina Rose '19.

And save the date! The senior thesis exhibition will open in the String Room Gallery with a reception on Friday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Events for April 24, 2019 x
Sociology/Anthropology Senior Thesis Presentations
Apr 24 @ 5:00pm

The sociology and anthropology faculty requests your presence to celebrate our seniors' success in finishing their excellent work on their senior thesis projects.

Please join us Wednesday, April 24, at 5:00 p.m. in Zabriskie Hall. Snacks will be provided.

Seniors Darielis Rivas, Taylor Joy, Andre Johnson, Courtney Good, Charlie Lambert, Jahasia Cooper, and Ashley Lopez will talk about disaster news coverage, black identity, creating an ally voice, global health and changing food systems.

For more information, please contact Laura J. McClusky, professor of sociology and anthropology, at lmcclusky@wells.edu.

Poster Session for Spring 2019 Internships and Fall 2018 Study Abroad
Apr 24 @ 12:30pm

Students who participated in study abroad in fall 2018 or internships this past spring will be presenting poster sessions about their experiences.

The sessions take place from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in the Hagedorn Learning Commons media lab, located on the second floor of Long Library.

Poster presenters are required to sign up in advance. Please click this link to register.

For more information, please contact Amy Zugibe at azugibe@wells.edu.

Events for April 25, 2019 x
Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Band End-of-Semester Concert
Apr 25 @ 7:00pm

You are cordially invited to the end-of-semester Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Band concert this Thursday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Barler Recital Hall.

The Chamber Orchestra will be playing works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Gounod, as well as music from the "The Lord of the Rings."

The Jazz Band will be playing "When the Saints Go Marching In," "Moanin,'" "Sidewinder" and two works featuring the vocals of Janlynn McCoy: "The Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "Come Fly With Me."

Also featured will be Colton Robbins improvising on fiddle with electronic accompaniment.

Please come and support our talented students: David Balcer, Emmanuel Chea, Danielle Dubofsky, Patience Koenig, Evan Cummings, Cristina Moreno, Mariah Tobias, Janlynn McCoy, Colton Robbins, Alyssa Roca, Erika Tamai, Momoka Yamamoto and Amy Storti.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Campbell, instrumental ensemble director, at lcampbell@wells.edu.

Senior Thesis: Emma Ramsey (International Studies)
Apr 25 @ 12:30pm

The International Studies Major is pleased to invite the Wells community to attend Emma Ramsey's senior thesis presentation, "Comparative Study of Developmental State Model in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong."

It will be held on Thursday, April 25 between 12:30 and 1:25 p.m. in Cleveland 110.

If you have questions, please contact Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo, professor of political science, at tl-k@wells.edu.

Psychology and Health Science Senior Poster Presentations
Apr 25 @ 5:00pm

The psychology and health sciences majors invite the Wells community to attend their joint poster presentation. There will be more than 30 posters displayed on a variety of fascinating topics in both psychology and the health sciences. You don't want to miss it.

Please join us Thursday, April 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Stratton Hall atrium. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Sarah Markowitz, associate professor of psychology, at smarkowitz@wells.edu.

Psychology and Health Science Senior Poster Presentations
Apr 25 @ 5:00pm

The psychology and health sciences majors invite the Wells community to attend their joint poster presentation. There will be more than 30 posters displayed on a variety of fascinating topics in both psychology and the health sciences. You don't want to miss it.

Please join us Thursday, April 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Stratton Hall atrium. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Sarah Markowitz, associate professor of psychology, at smarkowitz@wells.edu.

Events for April 26, 2019 x
"Matter and Spirit 2019: A Celebration of Poetry and Printing at Wells College"
Apr 26 @ 1:00pm

Matter & Spirit 2019
A Celebration of Poetry and Printing at Wells College
Friday, April 26, 2019, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Light Refreshments Provided

For more details, check out the event on Facebook.

Schedule of Events

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Readings in Sommer Center

1:00 p.m.
Book release and reading from the Advanced Poetry Writing class's newly published chapbook

1:30 p.m.
Broadside release and reading of the poem "Traveling with Spring" by Donn Vickers. Broadsides produced by Wells College students who received the inaugural Wells Book Arts Broadside Award.

2:00-4:00 p.m.
Open House in Morgan Hall​, featuring:
- Open printing workshop with artist-in-residence Katherine Taylor from Nova Scotia
- Paper-making demonstrations
- Pop-up exhibition: "Democracy on the Press," a display of political posters printed by Wells students
- Wells College Press pop-up shop with posters, books, cards and more!

Animal Behavior Poster Presentations
Apr 26 @ 9:00am

Students from the Biology 324 class have been conducting original research projects this semester and will be presenting their work on Friday, April 26 in Stratton Hall 209 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served.

For more information, please contact Jackie Schnurr, professor of biology and environmental science, at jschnurr@wells.edu.

Events for April 29, 2019 x
Sustainability Senior Capstone Presentation: Curtis Davis
Apr 29 @ 1:00pm

Join us on Monday, April 29, at 1:00 p.m. in the Sustainability Center classroom (Zabriskie Hall, second floor) for the sustainability capstone project presentation by Curtis Davis, titled "The Misconception about Non-Native Species." Curtis will explain how we confuse non-native species with invasive species, and how non-native species could benefit all aspects of sustainability.

If you have questions, please contact Marian Brown, director of the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, at mbrown@wells.edu.

Events for April 30, 2019 x
Economics and Management Senior Thesis Presentations
Apr 30 @ 12:15pm

The economics and management major is pleased to announce a senior thesis presentation session on Tuesday, April 30, 12:20-1:30 p.m. in the Art Exhibit Room, third floor of Macmillan Hall.

Our seniors and their presentation titles are:

  • Aala Al-Hashimi: "Determinants of Economic Growth Rate in the U.S.: An Econometric Analysis"
  • Evan Cummings: "Analysis of the Wage Gap between NBA and WNBA Players"
  • Anthony Hunter: "The 21st Century Housing Crisis in the U.S.: An Econometric Analysis"

If you have questions, please contact Muin Uddin, professor of economics and management​, at muddin@wells.edu.

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