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Welcome to The Globe, the interactive website for past, present and future members of the Wells College community. 
 
A Wells education challenges your thinking, encourages your explorations, and prepares you well for the journeys that lie ahead. With strong majors, a broad range of co-curricular options, ample opportunities for hands-on experiences, diverse residential living choices, and competitive athletics the Wells experience educates the whole person. In that, Wells remains a place grounded in personal attention and close relationships.
 
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— President Tom de Witt

Wells College—the Education of an Extraordinary Life

Wells College is a nationally recognized private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. It was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, founder of the Wells Fargo and American Express Companies. Wells is known for small class sizes, strong academic majors, extensive and integrated hands-on learning opportunities, cross-enrollment with Cornell University and Ithaca College, and a wide range of off-campus study options, as well as our innovative new program in business and entrepreneurship. The academic program allows students substantial freedom to create individually unique educational experiences.

 


Educating students to think critically

The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others.


Celebrating Scholarship and Engagement

 
Celebrating Scholarship & Engagement
April 9, 2014
Wells College
 
9:00 – 10:55 AM
 
NEAC/NCAA Panel: Focusing on the integration of academics, athletic and student-life dimensions on NCAA Division III college and university campuses
Chapel, Main Building
Cindy Speaker, Provost and Dean of the College
Dan Kane, Acting Athletic Director and Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Mike O’Brien, Head Women’s Basketball Coach and SAAC Advisor
Trish George, Senior Woman Administrator & Head Swim Coach
Jackie Schnurr, Faculty Athletic Rep. & Associate Professor of Biology
Jennifer Michael, Dean of Students
Student Athlete Advisory Committee Members
 
9:00 – 4:55 PM (All Day Event)
 
POWER Exhibit
Long Library
Presented by Members of Praising Our Work, Ethnicity, and Race (POWER)
 
10:00 – 10:55 AM
 
Culture through Lullabies
Art Exhibit Room (AER), Macmillan Hall
Participants: Spanish, Japanese, German, French, and Italian student groups
 
Internships and Experiential Learning Projects
Stratton 209
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships: Why every pre-veterinarian student should have one, Presented by: Melena Hagstrom ’15
  • EMT Internship, presented by: Kyle Admire ’16, Alyssa Broome ’17, Nick Simons ’17 and Deaven Theriault ’17
 
11:00 – 11:55 AM
 
Guest Speaker Ellen Sziede: “Wildlife Volunteering Opportunities with the African Conservation Experience.”
Stratton 209
 
Student Presentations on German Culture and Literature
Stratton 304
  • “The Importance of Soccer in the German Culture,” presented by Alex van Hoekelen ’16 and Wyatt Burkle ’16
  • “Understanding Holocaust Memorials; Ending the Two-fold Annihilation,” presented by Aviv Hilbig-Bokaer ’17
  • “German Children’s Books,” presented by Dayna Failey ’17 and Katelin Pierce ’17
  • “Turkish Life in Berlin,” presented by Hillary O’Grady ’14
 
Student Presentations
Art Exhibit Room (AER), Macmillan Hall
  • “The Role of Translation in the Recruitment of Latinos into Higher Education,” presented by Jennifer Moreno ’14
  • “The Elephant in the Room: The Gay, Arab, Republican Alliance of Upstate New York at CPAC 2014,” presented by Fahad Rahmat ’14
  • “The Biochemistry and Ecology of Animal Venoms and Poisons,” presented by Andrew Judson ’15

11:00 – 1:00 PM
 
POLS 360 Interactive Walk-Through Exhibit – “Who is Judging You?”
1st Floor of Stratton, Rooms 102, 104, 106
Prof. Susan Tabrizi’s POLS 360 Students
 
12:00 - 12:30 PM
 
Break for Lunch
 
12:30 - 1:30 PM
 
Poster Session
2nd & 3rd Floor Atriums of Stratton Hall
  • Peer Leader Poster by: Matthew Sleezer ’14, Julie Huang ’15, Paul Cavaluzzi ’16, Jessica Lyons ’14, and Molly Myers ’14, Jennifer Moreno ’14
  • “Brilliance Is Hard to Explain, So Hear It, ” by Darius Little ’14
  • “Free Starbucks and Democracy,” by POLS 230 Students
  • Theater Internship at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, by Abigail George ’15
  • La Vie Francais: French Teacher’s Assistant, by Harleen Grewal ’17
  • Greenhouse Internship, by Niaome Hickman ’16
  • Internship for the Franziska Racker Center, by Sarah Johnson ’14
  • Girl Inc. Internship, by Molly Myers ’14
  • My Time at Unity House Internship, by Shane Truman ’14
  • Auburn Community Hospital Internship, by Raymond Soriano ’16
  • Montezuma Winery Internship, by Brittany Vanno ’14
  • History Epidemics Course TA Internship, by Britta Kilbourn ’14
  • Internship for the Women’s Resource Center Library, by Ramona Reed ’16
  • Wells College Athletics, by Kylie Nishioka ’16
  • Wells College Athletics, by Ashley Roser ’14

Sociology/Anthropology Senior Thesis Posters:
  • “Anomie in the Zombie Apocalypse: How the Walking Dead Mirrors the American Search for Social Stability, by Kristen Ryan ’14
  • “Is Google Glass a Moral Panic?” by Tyler Paine ’14
  • “A Step in the Right Direction,” by Tori Burrell ’14
  • “Cultural Hybridity and Acupuncture,” by Amanda Le ’14
  • “A Sociological View of Fun and Humor and their Effects on Human Behavior,” by Molly Heslin ’14
  • “Secret to Success,” by Jonathan Bonds ’14
  • “Miley the Movement: Racial Implications of White Performances,” by Annalise VanVranken ’14
  • “The Creation of a Spectacle and the Formation of Identity in the Reality Television Show Duck Dynasty,” by Colleen Willis ’14
  • “Kastom, Culture, and Change: Understanding Complexity in a Remote Ni-Vanuatu Village,” by Turan Sidky ’14
  • “Fandom,” by Nicole Lardie ’14
  • “Depiction of Ethnicity through Material Culture in Ethnically-Themed Restaurants,” by Adam Sullivan ’14
 
1:45 – 2:45 PM
 
Student-Professor Debate: Organized by Jessica Burbank ’17
Chapel, Main Building
 
“A Day in the Life of a Student Affairs Professional”
Stratton 209
Jennifer Michael, Dean of Students
Connie Gardner, Dir. of Residence Life
Hailey Uribe, Assistant Dir. of Student Activities and Residential Programming
John R. O’Connor, Dir. of Student Activities and Leadership
 
3:00 – 3:55 PM
 
Guest Speaker Muna Ndulo, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for African Development at Cornell University: United Nations and Peacekeeping Missions
Stratton 209
 
Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach Jack Daniels: “The Ingredients of Success”
Chapel
 
Prof. Gerardo Cummings’ SPAN 204 & 206 Students: “Making Hispanic Literature and Film Matter: Poetics and the Journey of the Hero”
Art Exhibit Room (AER), Macmillan Hall
 
4:00 PM
 
Senior Thesis Presentations in History
Stratton 209
  • “The Native American Boarding School Experience,” presented by Matthew Sleezer ’14
  • “America’s Roller Coaster Love Affair: The Chemical Revolution from 1946-1973,” presented by Rachel Partington ’14
  • "Overcoming a Gender Hierarchy: Black Female Leadership in the Modern Civil Rights Movement," presented by Emily Middlebrook ’14
  • “The Evolution of Fabric and Clothing in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865,” presented by Tyler Grecco ’14
  • “Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great,” presented by Ross Conlon ’14
  • “In Brightest Day in Darkest Night, Comic Books and American History & Women’s Role in Video Games,” presented by Shelby Bastian ’14 and Sunedara Davis ’14

Shakespeare’s Kids: Theatre Majors discuss their Thesis Projects and Processes
Art Exhibit Room (AER) , Macmillan Hall
  • “ACTively Training 3rd Graders for the Classroom,” by Honey Bashir ’14
  • “Hypokrite: Pretending What’s Real,” by Giavarna Faison ’14
  • “Dangerous Angels: Family Secrets Revealed,” by Stephanie Leung ’14
  • “Free Range Chickens: Just Two People at a Bus Stop,” by Mary Losurdo ’14
  • “Seen through the Keyhole: The Director as Storyteller,” by Marianna Raho ’14

 
 

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