Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week — October 25, 2005

October 25, 2005
Vol. 9 No. 12

Community News

New residence hall planning meetings

Performa, the consultants working with us on the construction of our new residence halls, will be on campus the week after fall break. They will be hosting open meetings for the community on Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. and on Thursday, October 27 from noon – 1 pm. Both meetings will take place in Gladfelter in one of the Mierke dining rooms. The purpose of these meetings will be to gather feedback from the community on final design plans for the new buildings and on the choice of finishes to be used in construction. Please attend to lend your opinions to this process. Info: Cathy Kramer, ckramer@warren-wilson.edu or ext. 3800.

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Digital Camera Astronomy

Don Collins will present the October Sigma Xi lecture on Wed., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. in Jensen Lecture Hall. Come see how many astronomical photos that have been displayed in Physics Photo of the Week are created. All are welcome! Info: dcollins@warren-wilson.edu.

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On-Campus Housing Available

Campus Housing Available: The following unit will be available for rent over the next few weeks:

112 B Cabin Hill (Lengnick)
2 bedrooms, 1 bath
Rent: $261.30

If you are interested in applying for this residence, please complete a housing application (available in the Business/Human Resources Office). Occupants of this campus unit will be required to pay a $200 security deposit, and $200 pet deposit, if applicable and be responsible for 100% of the utilities. Application deadline is Friday, November 4, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. If you are applying for campus housing, and feel that you have special circumstances that you would like to present before the Personnel Advisory Committee, please contact Gail Baylor, ext. 2048 to be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.

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Senior picnic

The Career Resource Center will be holding a picnic/party for seniors at Sage Thurs., Oct. 27, 6 p.m. There will be lots of PIZZA available. Use this as an opportunity to come hang out and ask whatever questions you have about graduation and life after Wilson.

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Flu vaccinations

The Health Center will be holding vaccination "Fairs" in the rocking chair room for several weeks following fall break. The first vaccination fair will be on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second opportunity to get immunized will be the very next day, Friday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Depending on campus response, subsequent half-day fairs will follow at about one each week for several weeks. True influenza or "flu" is a respiratory infection that often causes one signifcant "down time," missed classes and work for as much as 2 or 3 weeks. Flu vaccine can protect one agianst this, usually with minimal side effects. Also, students and staff are encouraged to get vaccinated for the sake of what’s called "herd immunity," which becomes particularly important in a closed community like our campus. Info: ext. 2053.

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Celebrate Peace Concert

Featuring Snatam Kaur and The Celebrate Peace Band.
Warren Wilson College Chapel
Friday, October 28, 7-9 p.m.
Free – Sponsored by Peace Cereal, WWC Wellness and Peace Studies

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Doc Watson and David Holt

Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. at Mars Hill College. Opening act: local, award winning band Town Mountain, joined by Josh Goforth. Special ticket rates for Warren Wilson Students (MHC, UNCA, WWC with ID) $15; Students at-the-door Tickets $20. Info: (828) 689-1646.

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WWC mtn biking team cleans up at conference championships

The WWC mountain biking team put in a commanding performance at conference championships on October 15 and 16. This event was the final competition before nationals, which is being held in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania October 28-30. The short track, downhill, and cross-country races were held in Wilkesboro, NC by rival school Lees McCrae. There were many top ten finishes among WWC bikers throughout the weekend’s races including Stiles Cumming’s 2nd place finish in the downhill and 7th place finish in short track while Kylie Krauss tore up the women’s field and finished in 4th place in both short track and cross country. Men’s C rider Nathan Sperry’s 2nd place finish in short track and 4th place finish in cross country were very impressive as was Men’s B rider Pat Hurley’s performance. Coming off of the injured list for the first time all season, Pat put in some awesome rides in Men’s B, placing 4th in short track, 3rd in downhill, and 4th in cross country. This weekend was important because the final points were tallied for the entire racing season, and the winners were announced after the final race on Sunday. Trophies were awarded for the overall points winners in all divisions. Warren Wilson College took home 2nd place overall, and brought home another very large trophy to continue the strong mountain biking tradition here at the College. Individual trophies went to Stiles Cummings who took home the Men’s A gold trophy for the best overall performance throughout the entire season; women’s A rider Hanna Waldman took home the silver trophy while Camille Prevost brought home the bronze. Along with these wins for Warren Wilson, Men’s C riders Taylor Johnson and Ian Smith-Overman took home silver and bronze respectively. Congratulations to the individual winners and to the entire team for a great mountain biking season. May the tires keep on rolling.

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Submit senior pictures to the Yearbook

It is time to submit SENIOR pictures to the yearbook office. Please email your picture to yearbook@warren-wilson.edu or submit you picture to us during our office hours (posted on door). Written and attached to your picture should be your major(s) and the quote that represents you or how you wish to be remembered. Be creative and have fun!

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Submit to Peal WWC’s literary mag

Peal, Warren Wilson’s literary magazine, is now accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, artwork, and black and white photography. Send submissions one of three ways: peal@warren-wilson.edu, box # 6265, or slide them underneath the door of the Peal office in lower Glad.

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Society and the Military in Israel from a Feminist Perspective

Dr. Diana Dolev of Israel’s New Profile will present "Society and the Military in Israel from a Feminist Perspective" at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, in Kittredge Theater. Dr. Diana Dolev is in the United States on a tour coordinated by the Refuser Solidarity Network. She is a professor of architecture and an activist with New Profile, a movement for the civilization of Israeli society which provides a wide range of support services to those who refuse military service. New Profile is one of the most important voices within the Israeli peace movement. Sponsored by The Peace Studies Program of Warren Wilson College; The Fellowship of Reconciliation; the Asheville chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. More info: Paul Magnarella, Director of Peace Studies, ext. 2014.

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"Southern forests, threats, and the fight to protect them"

The Dogwood Alliance invites you to "Southern Forests, Threats, and the Fight to Protect Them" on Thursday, Nov. 3, 12:30-1 p.m. in Mierke A in Gladfelter. This will be a up-close look at the ecological and biological richness of forests of the Southeast, the imminent cultural and environmental threats, and how we can protect them through grassroots organizing. An informative presentation followed by a short discussion on the role of grassroots organizing-w
hat works and how to win. Info: www.dogwoodalliance.org.

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Exhibition of Chinese Buddhist ritual art comes to WWC

Holden Art Gallery will be transformed into a ritual space for the Nov. 4 opening of "For the Sake of All Beings: Contemporary Chinese Buddhist Ritual Art," on exhibit until Dec. 3. The opening reception from 7-9 p.m. on Nov. 4 will include a traditional ritual-consecration at 7:30 p.m. by Chinese Buddhist nuns and lay devotees of Buddha Light International Association. The exhibition, free and open to the public, will be available for viewing during regular gallery hours of 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays and 1-4 p.m. weekends, or by appointment. Special events also will be held throughout the monthlong program.

"For the Sake of All Beings" features a set of rare and exquisite hand-painted scrolls used in the Water and Land Rite (Shuilu fahui), a most elaborate and impressive Chinese Buddhist ritual that can be traced directly to the 10th century. The set of ritual scrolls was commissioned about 10 years ago in China as a hand-painted copy of the famous Baoning Monastery Water and Land paintings that date to the 15th century and the Ming dynasty. Like the 15th-century original, the set of 139 scrolls was painted by a group of unknown, unnamed artisan painters. Measuring 28" x 72" each and painted on fine silk, the set is likely the only one of its kind in the West and one of a few circulating anywhere in the world today. Also on display during the exhibition will be iconic images, brocade decorations, ritual implements, musical instruments and votive offerings imported from China. Info: www.warren-wilson.edu/~shuilu or contact Hun Lye, hlye@warren-wilson.edu or ext. 2005.

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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.

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Natural Science Seminar
Nov. 7 in Jensen Lecture Hall:

4 p.m. – Bart Pfautz will present "The effect of leachate from wood shavings produced in trail maintenance on Daphnia magna." Mentor: Dr. Greg Ettl.

4:30 p.m. – Amos Little will present "Herbicidal effects of Ailanthus altissima extracts on native and non-native invasive plants." Mentor: Dr. Michael Torres.

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Matthews and Bauer to read at Malaprops

Poets Sebastian Matthews and Curtis Bauer will be reading from new work Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m. at Malaprops Bookstore in downtown Asheville. Matthews’ new chapbook, Coming to Flood, is just out from Hollyridge Press. Bauer’s award-winning first book, Fence Line, is out from BkMk Press.

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Donate blankets and sleeping bags

Wellness is accepting donations from faculty, staff, and students for wool blankets or sleeping bags for the first ever approved community sweat lodge. Bring blankets to the Wellness office in Bryson. Leave them outside the door if it is locked. Sign up for the sweat lodge on the bulletin board on the outside of Bryson. Info: Jenny & Colby at ext. 7036.

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Fair trade coffee project

Coffee is one of the most heavily traded commodities in the world, as well as the source of livelihood for millions of farmers all over the world. Due to constantly changing prices, market control by large processors or exporters, many of these farmers in recent years have been on the edge of failure, trapped in poverty, and some have failed to make enough from their crops to survive. Since 1991 Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative, has imported "Fair Trade Certified " coffee, bought from small-farmer cooperatives in many parts of the world. The company pays farmers a fair price for gourmet, shade-grown, organic coffee. In October, members of the Warren Wilson Presbyterian congregation bought six cases of Fair Trade Coffee, participating in a project which is sponsored by the Presbyterian Church USA along with other churches and organizations. The order from Warren Wilson Church is sent every three months and delivered in two to three weeks. Another order will be made about the middle of November in time for Christmas – this coffee makes an excellent gift – if there is enough interest. Equal Exchange also sells organic teas and cocoa which could be included in a November order. There is a surcharge for cases of mixed coffees; most buyers purchase a case at a time and keep the coffee in the freezer until it is needed. Those interested in buying coffee in November, please call Julia Richards, 298-0672.

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

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Spanish Conversation Table

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

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The Green Buzz – 2nd Annual Dorm Energy Reduction Challenge!

Coming to your dorm October 26-November 23. The dorm that has the greatest percent reduction from the month before will win a delicious catered brunch by Michael Gentry! Watch for energy saving tips posted in your dorm and education at dorm meetings. Last year Sutton won the challenge. Let’s see who will meet the challenge this year. The winner will be announced November 29. Info: Call Amanda or Julia from Campus Greening at ext. 2103.

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Talking Trash

You may have asked yourself, what would happen if I didn’t recycle? Let me tell you. Any paper that you threw away would sit in the landfill for one month before it decomposed. A steel can would take 80-100 years. An aluminum can: 200-500 years. Any plastic bottles would take a million years if under perfect circumstances. But any glass that you didn’t recycle would sit in the landfill forever. In conclusion. do your part. Info: ext. 2035, www.warren-wilson.edu/~recycle.

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Service Learning
Ext. 3065
Ransom House
Service-Learning Opportunities

Informational panel on people with disabilities and special needs
On Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. in Gladfelter, middle fishbowl, hear representatives from local agencies talk about what you can do. This is a great opportunity to educate yourself, ask questions and learn more about various special needs and disabilities. You also can find out about volunteer opportunities that are available in Buncombe County. Eat while you learn – there will be yummy snacks and you can bring your dinner, too. Info: ext. 2011.

Remember: You can now check your service hours online! From the WWC Inside page, just click Campus Web Login and enter your PIN.

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WorldWide
Upper Dodge
Ext. 3057

Winter WorldWide travelers, your physician’s exam forms and copies of your passports are due in the WorldWide office by November 1. The physician’s exam forms may be completed at the Health Center on campus.

The annual Cross-Cultural Photo Contest will end this week. Be sure to
get your vote in! Stop by the library to see these fascinating photos from around the world taken by our own WWC students, faculty, staff and volunteers.

Thailand and Costa Rica WorldWide travelers are reminded to obtain recommended immunizations prior to travel. Travelers should review immunization recommendations for their region by visiting the Center for Disease Control’s website at www.cdc.gov/travel. To obtain the necessary immunizations, call the Buncombe County Health Department at 250-5096 to schedule an appointment. Appointments may be made from 8:30-3:30, Mondays through Thursdays, and travelers may pay for their immunizations with cash, check or credit cards. Appointments should be 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

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Hooray for . . .
Dale Roberts, whose portrait of photographer Karen Tweedy-Holmes was published in the October 2005 issue of Black and White magazine.

Rebecca Davanon of the Geographic Information Systems Crew, who created a custom map of Western North Carolina for COLA (Coalicion del Organizaciones Latino-Americanas). The map will be published in COLA’s newest directory of Latino grassroots groups and community services.

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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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