Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week – August 17, 2004 Vol. 8 No. 4

Contact: John Bowers

August 17, 2004     Vol. 8   No. 4

Community News

Service Day

Warren Wilson College’s 2004 Service Day, scheduled for August 20, will find new students at a single location: the French Broad River Park IV, soon to be named Carrier Park, on Amboy Road in Asheville. As with the work done in August 2003 at the Stephens-Lee Center, the Asheville Parks & Recreation Department will help coordinate a variety of projects for students to tackle on a late-summer day. Some of the tasks are fairly straightforward, including cutting and removing of unwanted vegetation; pickup and disposal of trash, litter and debris; and the spreading of mulch on trails and around trees. But others are a bit out of the ordinary, including the painting of a mural that will cover a billboard next to the track and top-dressing the synthetic turf on a lawn bowling court. The students’ efforts should contribute significantly to a park that ultimately will offer more activities than any other park in the Asheville system. If you would like to take part in Service Day, call ext. 3774 for directions. T-shirts are available for all volunteers.

Green Walkabout tours of our campus

Coordinated by the Environmental Leadership Center (ELC), tours have been taking place with increasing frequency as diverse groups from far and wide come to see our best sustainable practices (warts and all), including our Farm, Garden, Landscaping, Forest Management, Recycling, Facilities Management, EcoDorm and more. In the past months, tours have been delivered for the Park Scholars from N.C. State University, a group of leaders from Russia, and the Master Gardeners of Buncombe County – as well as numerous advisors, members of the Board of Visitors, Trustees, and new friends. The idea is “to showcase all the good work going on here and to learn from those who come to visit,” says John Huie, ELC Director. “We are learning to communicate clearly our commitment to strengthen sustainable practices that are regionally appropriate and to gain insights as to

how we can become an even better community model of sustainability. We have come a very long way, and we have a long way to go. Our outreach to the wider community will be substantially improved as we look closely at ourselves (inreach) and how we are walking the talk.”

The Green Walkabout Tours are delivered in various time frames and formats to suit the interests of the visitors. Visits to specific sites and work crews are coordinated with Work Crew supervisors. The recent visit by the Master Gardeners of Buncombe County was led by Jim Barausky, Garden Manager, and Tom LaMuraglia, Landscaping and Ground Manager, and their student workers. Volunteer Michael Gentry served the whole group a vegetarian lunch on the porch of the Garden Cabin after the tour.

College Chorale

Dr. Milton Crotts, conductor

The Warren Wilson College Chorale (MUS 105) is an auditioned* student vocal ensemble committed to a variety of musical styles. Rehearsals are every Tuesday and Thursday, 4 – 5:20 p.m., in Kittredge 20. For more information, email mcrotts@warren-wilson.edu.

*Auditions will be held during the first week of classes and may be arranged by emailing mcrotts@ warren-wilson.edu or calling ext. 3765. The audition will consist of vocalization, pitch memory exercises, and sight-reading.

College Orchestra

Dr. Milton Crotts, conductor

The College Orchestra (MUS 295) is open to all students and community members. Rehearsals are every Tuesday, 7 – 9 p.m., in Kittredge 20. For more information, email mcrotts@warren-wilson.edu.

Art Auction to benefit local school

Do you love regional arts and crafts, delicious food and an evening of music? Then come to the Benefit Art Auction presented by the Swannanoa Valley Montessori School (SVMS) at the St. James Episcopal Church in Black Mountain on Friday, August 20, 7 p.m. Over 20 regional artists have donated artwork in ceramics, fiber arts, painting, photography, and sculpture in support of SVMS. Local businesses have sponsored the event and donated items for a silent auction. The grandparent of a student, an experienced auctioneer, will make this an evening of laughter and festivity you won’t soon forget. Give yourself a gift or buy your holiday presents, but most of all give the gift of learning to the children of SVMS. The school is in its second year of operation, expanding from last year’s preschool class to two preschool classes and an elementary class. All classrooms are bilingual. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. To RSVP call 669-8571 or email swanmont@juno.com. Call Diana Schmitt McCall with questions at ext. 5804.

Library Hours

Regular library hours resume on Triad Day, Monday, August 23.

Triad Day Schedule – August 23

8-8:50 – Classes that normally start at 8 a.m.

9-9:50 – Classes that normally start at 9:30 am

10-10:50 – Classes that normally start at 11:00 a.m.

11-11:50 – Classes that normally start at 1 p.m.

11-1 – Service Fair (outside, in front of Gladfelter)

1-1:50 – Classes that normally start at 2:30 p.m.

2-4:20 – Join assigned Work Crew

4:30-5:30 – Classes that normally start at 4 p.m.

5-6:30 – WWC welcome, picnic, and music (Pavilion area)

Evening classes = normal schedule

Mountain Bike Team Tryouts

For all students interested in joining the WWC Mountain Bike Team, tryouts will be held the week

of August 23-27. Come to Lower Devries Gym at 4:15 p.m. with your bike, helmet, and fire in your belly.

For details, contact the coach, Art Shuster, at ext. 3773.

Motorpool update

Thanks to you all for early motorpool reservations. There are several weekends that are full, and departments will need to make alternative plans. October 1-3, October 9-11, and October 15-17 are maxed out, and we have extra vans rented already. Enterprise rentals takes reservations five-seven weeks in advance, and these reservations should be made with the staff driver’s credit card and reimbursed through the business office. Enterprise rentals are NOT made through the WWC motorpool. ALL drivers of these rentals must be 25 and register at the same time the van is rented. We do not control these rentals. Please get all reservations to the motorpool before the start of school. Thanks and happy motoring.

Pool Closed

The pool is closed for major repairs and painting. We will try to reopen on August 30. If you have any questions call ext. 3005.

Off the MAP

Asheville’s Media Arts Project (MAP) and Fine Arts Theatre bring onedotzero’s “Films of the Future” to WNC. A collection
of short films compiled at onedotzero’s festivals all over the globe will screen at Asheville’s Fine Arts Theatre on Thursday, August 26, 9:45 p.m. The collection of 17 short works, averaging less than four minutes each, focuses on motion graphics, animation, and digital film. Tickets to “Off the MAP” are $5 with proceeds going to the nonprofit, MAP. Contact rosem@themap.org for more information or to find about volunteer and curatorial opportunities.

Grimm meets Python

Want to witness the Brothers Grimm and Carl Jung meet Monty Python? Then mark your calendars now for an afternoon with storyteller David Novak who will deliver the upcoming Harwood-Cole Lecture on November 6, 2004 (4 p.m.). David Novak, an award-winning storyteller, will speak on the storyteller’s art and share his unique approach to familiar folk and fairy tales. His presentation is titled, “The Telling Experience: Oracy, Folk Narrative and Modern Storytelling.”

Hooray for . . .

Billy Edd Wheeler ’53, whose fourth historical musical, “Johnny Appleseed,” debuted this summer in Mansfield, Ohio.

Franklin Tate and Emilie White, who were married on July 24 in Lenox, Massachusetts.

Melissa Fridlin ’99, whose upcoming work as an International Team volunteer in Nicaragua through the organization Witness for Peace is featured in the August 11-17 issue of Mountain Xpress.

Gwen Diehn, who is featured in an article in the August 15 issue of the Asheville Citizen-Times that can be retrieved at www.citizen-times.com/cgi-bin/article/archive/59666.

Juan Holladay, whose solo music project, Mere Moments, is now available for listening and purchase at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/juanholladay.

First year student Jessica Buchholz, who has just completed her second stint with AmeriCorps NCCC.  Jessica has served in AmeriCorps for the last 18 months. She has received two Americorps awards-the Certificate of Excellence for coordinating media and the Rolex Award for excellence, reliability, and sustained success throughout the year and overall persistent press coverage.

Classifieds and Lost & Found are located online at www.warren-wilson.edu/phpBB2/.

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