Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week – August 3, 2004 Vol. 8 No. 3

Contact: John Bowers

August 3, 2004     Vol. 8   No. 3

Community News

Berry Site in News & Observer

The most extensive newspaper story yet on the work at the Berry archaeological site directed by David Moore, Rob Beck and Chris Rodning can be read in the Sunday News & Observer at


Library Closing

The library will be closed on August 6 for library staff training day.

Warren Wilson Community invited to Oak Ridge

“Remembering Hiroshima and Standing Up for a Nuclear Free World” will be held in Oak Ridge, Tennessee August 6-8. There will be remembrances, marches and rallies. For more information call 865-609-2012 or visit www.stopthebombs.org.

At the Warren Wilson Store

The Warren Wilson Store and Mountain Made Store at the Grove Arcade Public Market will hold a opening reception on Friday, August 6 from 5-8 p.m. during the Center City Art Walk. The opening will feature artists Maud Boleman, Josh Copus, R.L. Geyer, Suzanne Kraman, and Tommy Williams. Music will be provided by the Warren Wilson Old Time String Band.

Chapel services relocated

Due to the heat in the Chapel, Sunday morning worship services (11 a.m.) will be held in the Upper Fellowship Hall for the first four Sundays in August.


Convocation for the 2004-2005 academic year will be held Tuesday, August 10 at 1 p.m. in Canon Lounge.

New employee orientation

Orientation for new staff, faculty, and volunteers (hired after August 14, 2003) will be held on Tuesday, August 10 in the McGuire Room of the Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library. A continental breakfast, prepared by Diana Schmitt, will be served from 8:30 – 9 a.m. All new faculty, staff and volunteers are encouraged to attend. For additional information, contact Gail Baylor 2048.

Employee training

On Friday, August 13 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. in Kittredge Theatre, Brett Sokolow will meet with all college employees to discuss how to respond to reports of sexual misconduct.

Work crew supervisors meeting

The 2004-2005 work crew supervisors meeting will be held on August 13 in the Kittredge rehearsal hall immediately following the training with Brett Sokolow.

Orientation and Triad Day

Orientation week for new students is August 16-22. Residence halls open on Sunday, August 22, and Monday, August 23 is Triad Day, the first day of classes, work and service for the 2004-2005 academic year.  

Mountain Dance & Folk Festival

The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the country’s longest running folk festival, marks its 77th year of highlighting mountain culture. The Festival runs for three full evenings of dance, music and storytelling, August 5-7 at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place in downtown Asheville. Held 7 p.m. nightly, the Festival formally showcases the best of the region’s mountain musicians and dancers – old-timers as well as the newest generation of bluegrass and mountain string bands, ballad singers, storytellers, big circle mountain dancers and cloggers. Founded by Bascom Lamar Lunsford in 1928, the Festival celebrates the early musical traditions handed down by generations and recounted at the homes of the early settlers in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Call 257-4530 for more information.

Wilde tickets available

Graham Paul is selling tickets to an August 5 preview performance of The Importance of Being Earnest. This production of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy is directed by North Carolina Stage Company’s producing director Angie Flynn-McIver and will be performed at Asheville Community Theatre. Tickets are $15 and the proceeds for this performance will go to North Carolina Stage Company, Asheville’s own professional theatre company and an active partner with Warren Wilson College Theatre (Artistic Director Charlie Flynn-McIver will be teaching Acting II this fall). Please give yourselves a treat and support one of Asheville’s most exciting artistic organizations at the same time. A number of Warren Wilson folks have already purchased tickets, so don’t get left out! Contact Graham Paul at gpaul@warren-wilson.edu or ext. 3041 (771-3041) to buy tickets.

Down the Rabbit-Hole

“What is the use of a book without pictures or conversation?” Alice asks in the opening of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. On August 13 and 14, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance will provide spectacular images that would please Alice, as they perform their version of what designer Gary Crossey calls “a highly visual story.” Crossey, of FastFWD Design, and Craig Hobbs, of Black Box Studio, have created digitally animated projections to accompany the original dance. The duo’s theatrical projections immerse the audience in the setting as Alice shrinks and grows and the Cheshire cat disappears and reappears. The rabbit hole the audience will tumble through into the world of Alice is unique to Asheville, and not only because the world premiere of Terpsicorps’ performance takes place here. Hobbs and Crossey shot the footage that would be digitally altered and transformed into the image of the rabbit hole in Asheville’s Beaucatcher Tunnel, as well as filming other scenes in the area, because they wanted to create a truly local experience. The MAP, Fast Forward, Black Box Studio, and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Technology Council will sponsor a party and networking event at the New French Bar after the August 14 performance of Alice. Alice ticket holders are admitted free. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on August 13 and 14 at the Diana Wortham Theater. To purchase tickets, call 257-4530. Contact Rose, rosem@themap.org, for more information on the August 14 party.

Open Position

Purchasing Supervisor

Warren Wilson College is seeking a Purchasing Supervisor to
provide purchasing services for the campus. The Supervisor will develop and enforce appropriate purchasing policies and procedures. Services include quotations, purchase order review and placement, account review, and application of the Environmental Purchasing Pattern Language of the College. The Supervisor is also responsible for the training, supervision and evaluation of a small student work crew. Qualified candidates will possess five years of experience in a purchasing department and office management experience, or the equivalent; a high school diploma, an associate’s degree in accounting is preferred; effective interpersonal and persuasion skills; and prior experience in the operation of accounting and/or purchasing software. Interested and qualified individuals please send resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Ms. Gail Baylor, Warren Wilson College, and PO BOX 9000, Asheville, NC 28815-9000. Review of applications will begin August 9, 2004.

Hooray for . . .

Sophomore Ryan Velez, whose efforts in organizing a chess camp in Kentucky were noted in the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Incoming freshman Ryan Sitler, who helped design and install a “frolf” (Frisbee golf) course that recently opened at Lobdell Reserve in Alexandria, Ohio.

The EcoDorm, its latest accolade coming from the monthly School Planning & Management, which gave the building an Honorable Mention in the 2004 Education Design Showcase.

Send Us Your News

Submit your news for WWC This Week to jbowers@warren-wilson.edu. The deadline for the August 17 issue is Friday, August 13 by 5 p.m.

Classifieds and Lost & Found are located online at www.warren-wilson.edu/phpBB2/. You can also follow the links from the upper left corner of the WWC Inside page.

To view a listing of campus events, click the “Master Calendar” link from left column on the Inside page.


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