Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week — September 27, 2005 Vol. 9 No. 9

September 27,  2005     

Vol. 9   No. 9


HOMECOMING 2005 — Be there!

Join this year’s Homecoming festivities  Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. Faculty, staff, and students can enjoy many of the activities that Homecoming offers, including the Friday night BBQ supper (free for students!), square dance, bonfire,  Saturday’s Festival on the Field, soccer games, and alumni dance (everyone’s welcome!). More info: ext. 2046 or visit www.alumni.warren-wilson.edu/alumni.shtml.


Fall break housing requirements

In order to remain on campus for Fall Break you must have a 40 hour work contract from the Work Program Office. Applications for contracts will be at the WPO (Log Cabin, adjacent to the College Press) on Monday and Tuesday from 8-4:30 p.m. Those who are awarded on-campus contracts will pay $30 for the week for the room, but will not be charged for food as the cafeteria will be closed. Exceptions for staying on campus will be granted only for the following groups: those signed up for break service trips that won’t leave for a few days or will come back a bit early; those who have student teaching responsibilities that week; or those who need to remain for soccer matches. All others should plan to be gone from campus by Saturday afternoon (Oct. 15) at the latest and should plan to return Sunday afternoon (Oct. 23). Questions: ext. 2071.


Spirit Song

Wake the Wilson Owl, bird of prey, with music. The Spirit Song committee seeks ideas for the perfect song to bring energy and pride at WWC athletic, service, and work events. Submit ideas to mcrotts@warren-wilson.edu or leave your musical ideas at ext. 3765.


Sexual Assault Response Team

The Sexual Conduct and A Safe Community Task Force is looking for students, faculty, and staff to serve as members of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).  Team members will function as advocates for both alleged victims and persons accused of sexual assault, providing support and helping them to understand their rights and resources following allegations of sexual misconduct.  Training will be provided for all advocates.  If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact one of the following members of the Task Force:  Anne Lundblad (x3700), Siti Kusujiarti (x3703), Cathy Kramer (x3800), Andy Summers (x3747), Lucy Lawrence (x3708), Kristin Weissinger (x7010), or Jennifer Stump by Tues, Oct. 4.  Training will take place during Term 2.


Staff Directory Changes

Valerie Finn, ext. 3764, location: Lower Gladfelter; Jonna Book, home phone: 712-6732; Brit (note spelling) Farthing, ext. 3004, DeVries Gym, email: bfarthing; Phillip Shaw, CPO 6158; Adele Holevas, ext. 3051, Mark Cobb, wcobb@warren-wilson.edu.


Water polo

Mondays, 7:30-9 p.m. Info: lrice@warren-wilson.edu.


"El Crimen del Padre Amaro"

The Modern Languages Department will be showing "El Crimen del Padre Amaro" Tues., Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at the Jensen Lecture Hall.


Old-time music at Sage Cafe

On Tues., Sept. 27, 7-8 p.m. David Bass and the Sidewinders will present a concert of old-time music at Sage Café. The Sidewinders are a contemporary old-time band specializing in high-energy fiddle breakdowns and old-time country singing. Their self-declared mission is to put the "HELL YEAH" back in old-time music, in the classic tradition of the Skillet Lickers, Earl Johnson’s Clodhoppers, the Hilltoppers, and the Coon Creek Girls. Formed as a contest band at the Mt. Airy Fiddlers’ Convention in June 2004, and with a background in the DIY punk scene, the Sidewinders put their personal firebrand on old-time music. The band features former Freight Hoppers fiddler, Dave Bass (fiddle), Allison Williams (old-time banjo/vocals), Tom Bailey (guitar/vocals), and Jessica Johnson (bass/vocals). This series of Appalachian music concerts is made possible by support from Warren Wilson’s Lyceum committee, Academic Affairs, and the Swannanoa Gathering.


BE  – "Socially Engaged Buddhism"

Ian Prattis will speak on "Socially Engaged Buddhism" Tuesday, September 27, 7-8:30 p.m. in Carson 11. Prattis is a poet, scholar, peace and environmental  activist, and a professor of anthropology and religion at Carleton University in Ottawa. Ian is ordained in the Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hahn. He gives dharma talks around the world and is the resident teacher of the meditation community Pine Gate Sangha in Ottawa.  He will be discussing his involvement in peace activism and socially engaged Buddhism. The talk wlll last about an hour: it will include a short video, a short sitting, and time for discussion and questions.


Beebe poetry reading

Gary Lilley & Valerie Bandura – Wed. Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. More info: ext. 3021. Upcoming reading: Tommy Hays will read from his much-praised third novel "The Pleasure Was Mine" on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Canon Lounge. Info: http://www.warren-wilson.edu/inside/.


Staff Forum

The next Staff Forum meeting will be Wednesday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m. in Canon Lounge.


Appalachian flatfooting and clogging workshop

Thursday, September 29 at 4 p.m. at the Pavilion. A group of Warren Wilson students is starting to get together every Thursday at 4 pm to learn Appalachian flatfooting and clogging. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. For more information, contact: Phil Jamison, ext. 3722.


Education alumni teacher’s tea

Fri., Sept. 30, 3:30 – 5 p.m. WWC Garden Cabin. Attention Education graduates: Come to the Garden! Start your Alumni Weekend by relaxing with us at the Garden Cabin and sharing your teaching and learning experiences. Meet our future Education Majors and reminisce with fellow Alumnus. RSVP Nancy Hofmann, EDU Dept. (828) 771-3008. nhofmann@warren-wilson.edu.


Homecoming soccer games

Saturday October 1:
1p.m. Women’s soccer vs. Bluefield College
3 p.m. Men’s soccer VS. Bluefield College
5 p.m. Alumni Game

Check out Alex French and Stiles Cummings on the Mountain Bike Skills Course. Demonstration Time TBA.


Natural Science Seminar

Clayton Wilburn will present his NSS on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. on "Analysis of Synthetic and Natural Estrogens in the Influent and Effluent of the Buncombe County Wastewater Treatment Plant" Mentor: John Brock. At 4:30 p.m. Emily Leghart  will present "Relationships between body length and attributes of vocalization in tree frogs" Mentor: Dr. Robert Eckstein. Both Seminars will take place in  Jensen 308.


Butoh Performance

Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m. Tryon Fine Arts Center auditorium.  "Alchemy" performed by Christina Ford-Cox, Julia Taylor, David Bonham, and Julie Gillum. The performance is inspired by medieval concepts of transforming base elements to precious metals. Premiere performance of a dramatic and unusual new work developed this summer at the Tlalpujahua, Mexico retreat of Diego Pinon, one of the world’s leading butoh masters.  Original musical accompaniment by Jacob Wolf and Tyler Grobowsky of Polk County High School.  Lighting design by Jimm Brink. Tickets $10 at the door.  FREE to Warren Wilson students and UNCA students. No advance reservations. Free r
eception afterward for ticket-holders, in the lobby. 35 Melrose Avenue, in Town of Tryon.


Warren Wilson Theatre presents "The Birth of MediaCapture" Oct. 6-9

Warren Wilson Theatre begins its 2005-2006 season with "The Birth of MediaCapture," a solo performance piece conceived, written and performed by John Creery, and directed by Graham Paul. The performance runs Oct. 6-9 at 8 each evening  in Kittredge Theatre. Art installation, multimedia playground, live rock show and solo performance all rolled into one, "The Birth of Media Capture" is a performance art, heavy metal extravaganza.  The performance will contain strong language and is definitely not a family show. Seating will be limited and reservations are highly recommended. The Warren Wilson Theatre box office can be reached at (828) 771-3040. Warren Wilson Theatre will continue its season with "S.H.O.R.T.S," a festival of short performance pieces presented and performed by students and non-students alike; "Our Town," directed by New York – based director Ron Bashford who is currently directing "The Syringa Tree" for the North Carolina Stage Company; and the musical "Pippin," directed by Steven Williams of the Warren Wilson music department and  WWC graduate Jenessa Schwartz. For more information visit the Warren Wilson Theatre website at www.warren-wilson.edu/~theatre.


PARADE at Holden Gallery

"PARADE," a drawing exhibit by Canadian artist Kevin Finlayson opens Fri., Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m. ay Holden Gallery. The exhibit is produced by the Montreal-based curators, Leisure Projects, and will be on show from Oct. 7 – Nov. 5. Leisure Project directors will give a curatorial talk at the opening reception.


"Owl & Spade" submissions

Staff and faculty: Please email your professional accomplishments (presentations, articles, books, exhibits, etc.) from the past six months to jbowers@warren-wilson.edu by Fri., Oct. 7 for inclusion in the winter issue of "Owl & Spade." Info: ext. 7004.

Lake Eden Arts Festival

Coming up October 14-16 at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain
WWC community receives 10% off with special code: 21LEO5. More info: www.lakeedenartsfestival.org. Short on funds or like to be active? Volunteer! www.theleaf.com/volunteers.


Donate Your Art!

There is an upcoming benefit art show to raise money for Sonrisas, a non-profit dedicated to the education, health, and well being of children in the Nicaraguan village of Lagartillo. Started by a former Warren Wilson student, it is a collaboration between educational outreach in the U.S. and community organizing in Nicaragua. Money raised from the donations will be used to help provide opportunities for education and healthcare to the children, as well as to purchase forested land for the village that will otherwise be logged. Additionally, students are able to receive service hours for their donations. Participation is not limited to students; faculty, staff, and beyond are encouraged to donate. The show will take place over fall break, so pieces need to be in by Fri., Oct. 14 at the latest. All mediums are accepted – paintings, prints, photographs, pottery, sculpture, or even an autographed book you wrote, for all those in academia world. More info: Colleen Cronin, ccronin@warren-wilson.edu, or 781.308.2458.


Alumna/author of The Historian to speak on campus

Mark your calendars now for this fall’s Harwood-Cole Lecture, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Elizabeth Kostova, WWC alumna and celebrated author of the new blockbuster novel, The Historian, will be our speaker. The title of the presentation will be Journeying East: Literary Travelers in Eastern Europe. Ms. Kostova will talk about a lot of good books and will also read a little from the novel.  The Historian is an adventurous saga about a family’s search for the real Dracula.  According to the Kostova’s publicity manager, the novel is "an adventure of epic proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful […] The Historian will dazzle, terrify, and delight everyone lucky enough to fall under its spell."  You definitely do not want to miss this event!  Saturday, Nov. 5,  at 4 p.m. in Canon Lounge.


Physics Photo of the Week – http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~physics/PhysPhotOfWeek/PPOW/

Spanish Conversation Table

Every Wednesday from 12 – 1 p.m. and every Thursday from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Cowpie Cafe.



Mountaintop removal roadshow . . . or why Campus Greening is all about those energy posters. The Campus Greening crew makes and maintains dorm energy posters to inform people at Wilson about how much electricity we use and to create a system for tracking the effectiveness of energy conservation efforts. Electricity data is a rather intangible concept, which makes it hard to attach much meaning to the information. The effects of our electricity use, however, are very tangible and meaningful, particularly to the residents of southern Appalachia. WWC uses electricity generated by burning coal, which is mined in ways that are very harmful for the environment, especially with the techniques used in the Southeast. Here’s a brief synopsis:  There are several ways to get coal out of the ground. Originally, coal was mined by digging into the earth.  Nowadays, rather than taking the coal from the earth, it is cheaper for coal companies to take the earth away from the coal. This technique is called strip-mining.  The layers of earth above the coal are removed using dynamite and heavy machinery, so the coal can be accessed and transported to power plants. Mountaintop removal is a form of strip-mining. The top portions of mountains are blasted and dug away. The soil and vegetation removed are dumped into the surrounding valleys. Mountaintop removal causes many ecological and social problems. Mountain habitats are completely decimated by mining. The mountain, or lack thereof, is transformed into a moon-like surface torn by erosion, and the valleys and rivers surrounding the mountain are prone to flash-flooding whenever it rains. This flooding has injured and killed people living in nearby communities and destroyed many homes.

To learn more about mountaintop removal and see pictures of the devastation it causes, come to the Mountaintop Removal Roadshow on Sept. 27, 6 p.m. in Canon Lounge. You can also get info from the following organizations: Appalachian Voices, www.appvoices.org; Mountain Justice Summer, www.mountainjusticesummer.org; Environmental Media Services – www.ems.org/mountaintop_removal/information.html)


Ext. 3065
Ransom House


MANNA Food Bank needs your help sorting food and other donations to go to food pantries and numerous local non-profits. They are also still working on preparing and sending donations to Katrina Relief through the Second Harvest reusable food initiative. This trip goes every Thursday from 5:30-8:30. For more info, come to the SLO or contact Angela 232-4702.

Come tutor at Evergreen Charter School. This is a great school that specializes in alternative teaching techniques. You will tutor 1 or 2 seventh or eighth grade students in math and also do some homework help. Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:30. Contact Tom Romanoff x 4073 or Jonna x 2011 if you’re interested.

Assist in Teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) to beginning adults! Van leaves from Ransom House (the SLO) on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:1
0. Volunteers can put in one hour at the day care before going to the ESL session from 5:30-6:30. Interested? Call Janet ext 3065 for details.

Service-Learning News

Wanna go to beautiful Cumerland Isand on the coast of GA for fall break? This service trip includes lots of trail maintenance, camping, bugs, and Tom La Muraglia, which means lots of fun! Sign-ups for this trip begin on Monday Oct. 3rd, at 7:30 am in Ransom House. Space is limited, so the first to come are the first to serve!!

Are you interested in tutoring with the Education Coalition? If so, there will be an informational session on Wednesday, Sept 28th from 11:30-1 in Gladfelter (Mierke B). Education Coalition is an organization that works in Asheville-Buncombe schools and helps kids who are deemed "at-risk" of failing or dropping out.


Ext. 3057

There are a few open spaces available in spring WorldWide courses with summer travel! There are limited openings available in an education course with travel to Scotland, a history course with travel to China, a religious studies course with travel to Tibet, a sociology course with travel to South Africa, and an anthropology course with travel to Turkey. There are also open slots in a global studies course with term-length travel to Guatemala and Mexico. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis with WorldWide-eligible students.  We will establish a waitlist for other interested students. Contact the WorldWide office for more details.

Many thanks to everyone who submitted entries to the annual Cross-Cultural Photo Contest! The photo contest is currently on display in the library. Be sure to stop by and vote for your favorite.

Thank you to the Greece and Germany 05 WorldWide travelers for their presentations last week. We appreciate you sharing your experiences with the WWC community.

External program approval forms for spring 06 study abroad are due to Naomi Otterness by Friday, Sept. 30.



The Warren Wilson Store in Asheville’s Grove Arcade invites you to attend the last Center City Art Walk of the 2005 season. Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday October 7,  featuring the work of two well respected and "fine tuned" artisans from the Warren Wilson community; Joshua Copus, and R.L.Geyer. Josh has taken wood fired pottery to a new level and we will feature all new pieces just taken out of the kiln. Arlin Geyer’s photography is a true complement, taking us once again to a place where we ask, "what medium is he using?" There is nothing obvious about these photographic images. Join us in the Atrium for wine, cheese and fruit while you chat with the artists. As a special treat for this last Art Walk, The Warren Wilson Store is pleased to have the music of the Akira Satake Trio performing their cross-cultural melody, harmony, and rhythm while you enjoy the scenery. Fusing cello, banjo, and fiddle the trio is made up of Julia Weatherford, Akira Satake, and Laura Lengnick. Join us for this evening full of music, art, and friends.



Paul Magnarella (Peace Studies) has an article entitled "Protecting Indigenous Peoples" in the current issue of Human Rights and Human Welfare (vol. 5, pp. 125-35, 2005). In the article Paul recommends that the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice be expanded so that autonomous ethnic regions in states have standing before it to protect their human rights. The article can be read at: http://www.du.edu/gsis/hrhw/.

Sandra Hayslette has been named the editor of the Journal of Appalachian Studies, which is the scholarly journal of the Appalachian Studies Association.



Warren Wilson students who helped collect 11,000 pounds of canned goods for Katrina Relief at the N.C. Mountain State Fair last week.


Submit your news for WWC This Week to jbowers@warren-wilson.edu. The deadline for the October 4 issue is Friday, September 30 by 5 p.m.

Classifieds and Lost & Found are located online at www.warren-wilson.edu/forums/. 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 "Calendars" link from left column on the Inside page.

The WWC Emergency Information Line number is (828) 258-4521.


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