Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week — November 1, 2005

November 1, 2005     Vol. 9   No. 13

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COMMUNITY NEWS
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WWC mountain bike team finishes 2nd in national championships

Led by strong performances by Ashlee Robison and Kylie Krauss, the Warren Wilson College mountain bike team finished second in Division II of the 2005 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships at Seven Springs, Pa., Oct. 28-30. Robison was an individual national champion, finishing first in the women’s downhill. Krauss placed third in the short track and fifth in the omnium (overall) individual standings. Other Owls finishing high in individual events were Camille Prevost, fourth in the mountain cross; and Lexy Lewis, eighth in the men’s downhill. Lees-McRae College won the Division II team competition

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Need help developing a printed piece?

If your department or work crew needs help designing or laying out printed materials (brochure, newsletter, form, etc.), stop in to see Pat or a member of the College Press Crew to see if we can assist you. Our extremely creative, computer-literate crewmembers can take on a few more jobs this semester. We’ll welcome the challenge if you’ll give us enough lead time and can be flexible about the completion date.

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Message from Riceville Fire Dept.

Riceville Fire Department Chief Thad Lewis has requested that no cars be parked at the entrance to College property across from Berea Church on Riceville Rd. His concern is that, in the event of an emergency, the fire department would need to use the gate as access to the area. If you use the Hemlock Trail and Dam Pasture area, please park across the road in the Berea Church parking lot.

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Smoke Alarms

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is reminding consumers to replace the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms when changing clocks for daylight-saving time. In addition to replacing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at least once every year, CPSC recommends testing alarms monthly.

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Interested in the Horse Crew?

The Horse Crew is now taking volunteers in order to find a new member for the spring semester. If you are interested in being on the Horse Crew, please come on down and volunteer! We are looking for someone who has previous horse experience (not necessarily with draft horses), and who can commit to a 2 year contract. While volunteering you will be working alongside us during our daily routine of feeding, poop scooping, logging, and giving wagon rides. You will learn about the general care of the horses, harnessing, and working them. To set up a volunteer schedule, call Audrey Williamson at (828) 337-3827, please leave a message if there is no answer. We can’t wait to meet and work with you!

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Day student work contracts

Any student wishing to apply for a Day Student Contract for the spring 2006 must submit their application to the WPO by November 7, 2005. Any questions relating to these applications should be directed to Karen Huntley at ext. 2007.

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Morse Greenhouse sale

Mon. – Fri., 1-2:30 p.m.  The Biology Greenhouse has several plants for sale, as well as soil mix, fertilizer, pots, and organic pest spray.  Visit the greenhouse girls (Alana and Emily) Monday through Friday 1-2:30 p.m. or by appointment at ext. 3096. Come see the cool blooming plant of the week: the pineapple.

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Uncle Earl at the Grey Eagle

Old-time fiddler, Rayna Gellert (WWC 1998) and her band, Uncle Earl, will be performing at the Grey Eagle in Asheville, Tues., Nov. 1 at 8:30 p.m.

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BE – "Liberating Precepts"

This week BE will be discussing "Liberating Precepts"  – a part of the series "Ancient Wisdom For Contemporary Lives" – a series of programs exploring ancient Buddhist teachings and their relevance to contemporary lives. The talk will discuss rules, or "precepts," in Buddhism, their practical usage in realization, and will discuss how these rules may, or may not, be helpful in our lives today. Although talks build upon each other, everyone is welcome at any point. Meetings are conducted in the spirit of free and deep inquiry among friends and involve a small reading, discussion of that reading, and a short meditation. Community members have the option of coming to as many events in this series as desired or join the "Dharma-facilitator" training program. Opportunities for community-outreach will be arranged for those who complete the training-program and wish to earn service-hours through sharing the insights and experiences gained from this program. BE events are held every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at Carson 11 and are open to all. BYOMug if you want some exquisite Chinese tea to sip!

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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. More info: Paul Magnarella, Director of Peace Studies, ext. 2014.

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Staff Forum meets — Wed., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. in Canon Lounge.

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Showing of Burning Times

Want to learn about the fall of ancient medicine, the witch trials, and what may have been the Women’s Holocaust? Come see the movie "Burning Times" in the Vining Commons (C) at 7 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 2. This movie lasts an hour and all are welcome to a discussion afterwards. Popcorn provided.

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Home at NC Stage

Warren Wilson Theatre’s professional partner, NC Stage Company, will preview its latest play, Home by Samm-Art Williams, Wed., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. with the only performance that’s "pay what you can." That means $5 minimum, cash and exact change only, reservations highly recommended–call 350-9090. Warren Wilson folks who saw NC Stage’s last play, "The Syringa Tree", know how great their stuff is!  Even if you’re not a frequent play-goer (even if–horrors!– you don’t attend Warren Wilson Theatre regularly), you really might want to check this one out, described by the company as a "poetic and moving play by NC native Samm-Art Williams [which] explores the inevitable pull of home. Cephus Miles grows up on his family’s farm in the rural black community of Crossroads, NC. Disillusioned by his sweetheart’s abandonment and the Vietnam draft, Cephus becomes part of a great migration to the urban North."

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Opportunity to make money fighting forest fires

For over 20 years WWC students have worked with the North Carolina Forest Service on fire crews all over Western North Carolina. The NCFS now pays $8.63 per hour to student firefighters and $9.05 to student crewleaders. Many have used this experience to help them gain employment with a number of government agencies with fire control responsibilities. These organizations are always looking for people who have practical experience in fire control. This is an excellent "foot in the door."  The North Carolina Forest Service would like to meet with all students and staff who would like to fight forest fires this year. An orientation and train
ing session will be conducted at the Natural Resources Crew Shed on Thursday, November 3, 4 p.m. We will explain what this is all about and how to get involved.  In addition, such topics as basic strategy, tactics, and safety will be covered. We will be outside constructing fireline and demonstrating the various tools we use. We also want to meet with the students and others who helped us last season. We need to collect contact information (phone numbers etc.), review safety procedures, and designate new student crew leaders. If you have a time conflict come to the shed earlier, so we can make other arrangements.

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Katrina Experience Share Session

Thursday, November 3 at 4 p.m. in Canon Lounge. Service Learning invites the WWC Community to see images from the Gulf Coast and hear stories experienced first hand by the students on the trip.

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Appalachian Flatfooting and Clogging Workshop — Thurs., Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Pavilion. All are welcome.

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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-what works and how to win. Info: ww.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 month-long 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.

As a part of the exhibit, "Universalism and Particularism," a Buddhist-Christian interfaith dialogue using the topic of "universal salvation" as a springboard, will be held Nov. 7.  The dialogue is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. in Holden Gallery. Clergy and professors from several colleges including Warren Wilson will participate. For more information call ext. 2005 and visit http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~shuilu.

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A Father is Telling His Daughter a Story about Dracula-And Dracula is Listening

Don’t miss the Harwood-Cole Lecture!

When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 4:00 p.m. (Reception/music begins at 3 p.m.)
Where: Canon Lounge
Who: Elizabeth Kostova, alumna and author of the novel The Historian
What: "Journeying East: Literary Travelers in Eastern Europe."
Why: Because it will be mesmerizing.

We are expecting a huge off-campus crowd, so come early to get a seat!

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Service reflection paper deadline

Nov. 7 is the deadline for Service Reflection Papers for December 2005 graduates. Come by SLO to pick up guidelines or drop-off your finished product.

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Asheville Symphony Chorus World Premiere

This year the Asheville Symphony Chorus conducted by Dewitt Tipton celebrates its 15th anniversary season with the world premiere of a new choral composition written by one of America’s finest composers, Stephen Paulus. Paulus is one of the most frequently recorded contemporary composers with his music being performed on over fifty recordings. Conductor Dewitt Tipton, the Chorus and Assistant Conductor and Accompaniment, Steven Williams is excited to announce Heritage Songs will be a suite of American folk songs scored for mixed chorus, flute, oboe, cello, harp, piano and percussion. This world premiere performance will debut on November 5 at Arden Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Students and parties of ten or more are $12. More info: 254-7046.

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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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Fair trade coffee project

If you would like to order Equal Exchange coffee through the Warren Wilson College Chapel, contact 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 — Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. and every Thursday, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Cowpie Cafe.

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CAREER RESOURCE CENTER
Carson 23
Ext. 3033
careers@warren-wilson.edu

Kudos to the Career Resource Center team-Jo Houser, Leah Quintal, and Sarah Holmes-for planning and carrying out last week’s Senior Gathering at Sage Cafe. More than 30 seniors attended, making this our most successful senior event ever. We’ll be having another in the Spring for May graduates.

Free vanilla and French vanilla: The Career Resource Center provides students with spiffy resume paper and envelopes in two tasteful colors: vanilla (white) and French vanilla (ivory). Drop by the CRC to pick up some of this paper. The CRC staff can also help you write things to print on the paper: resumes, requests to parents for money, cover letters, ransom notes, and so forth.

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OUTDOOR PROGRAMS

Weekly Activities/Outings

Wednesdays

8 – 9:30 p.m. ~ Climbing Session Open to all in Bryson Gym

Come Boulder, meet fellow climbers, plan personal trips, enjoy. Instructors are present to help with technical skills or if you wish to learn basics. Ropes are available if you want to harness up.

*Climbing Session is required if you are participating in a weekend climbing trip.

7:30 – 9:30 p.m. ~ Roll Practice at the pool

Practice o
r Learn ~ Roll, paddle strokes, and such. Instructors will be available to help you if you wish to learn. Boats, Paddles and PFD’s are available.

*Roll practice is required if you are participating in a weekend kayak trip.

Weekend trips

November
Saturday, 11.5 ~ Rock Climbing Trip for Beginners – Linville Gorge

Sunday, 11.6 ~ Horseback Riding Trip – Fairview

Friday, 11.11 to Sunday 11.13 ~ Advanced Rock Climbing Trip to Stone Mountain

December
Saturday, 12.3 to Sunday 12.4 ~ Backpacking Weekend

Saturday, 12.10 to Sunday 12.11 ~ Kiawah Island Marathon
 
January
Sunday, 1.1 to Friday 1.6 ~ Ski Trip to Vermont – call for more details and cost

How to join in on the trips
Trips and activities are open to the WWC community. Weekend trips require sign up as space is limited. Call the Outdoor Programs office for info and sign up. Trip meetings are Wednesday nights at Bryson Gym, p.m.

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SERVICE LEARNING
Ext. 3065
Ransom House
Service-Learning Opportunities

UPCOMING EVENTS
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is coming Nov. 14-18! Stay tuned for news about events like Empty Bowls, the Hunger Banquet, Miss-a-Meal, and the Faces of Homelessness Panel Discussion. Questions? Call Juan Holladay x 7035.

SATURDAY TRIPS
·    Sat., November 5 from 9am-3:30pm-Fall gardening project with NC Arboretum.
·    Sat., November 5 from 8am-4pm-Construction at the Habitat for Humanity worksite
·    Sat., November 12 from 9am-4pm-Landscaping the River Walk Park in Black Mtn.
·    Sat., November 12 from 9am-3pm-Construct a playground at Deaverview Housing Complex

TUTORING OPPORTUNITIES
Do you have a few extra hours to spare this term? Have you ever thought about tutoring? Here are some great opportunities:

English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutoring at Asheville High: Tutors are needed to help out in the classroom M-F between 11:45-1:50. You do not need to speak another language or have had any previous experience.

Want to tutor Middle School kids?
Randolph Learning Center provides an alternative setting for at risk middle and high school students (grades 6-10) located in Asheville. If you are interested in tutoring either math, reading, social studies or another subject this is a fantastic opportunity.

Evergreen Charter School (Grades K-8):
 Be a part of the after school program on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 2:25-4:30 p.m..

*If you are interested in any of these tutoring opportunities, or if you would like to try to set up another opportunity, contact Jonna ext. 2011, jbook@warren-wilson.edu with your schedule.

Service-Learning now has a Service-L! To join and receive emails about upcoming service opportunities, send a blank email to service@warren-wilson.edu.

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WELLNESS
Ext. 5848
wellness@warren-wilson.edu
Upstairs Bryson

Wellness and the counseling center will be organizing depression and chronic pain support groups. If you are interested contact Wellness at ext. 5848. We will have more information coming soon.

SALSA FRIDAY! Free introductory Salsa class this Friday from 6:30-7:30
in Bryson. It will be taught by Maria Voisin from Salseros 828 Dance Company in Asheville. Info: 252-9286

WEB PAGE IS UP! Check out the Wellness web page by visiting
www.warren-wilson.edu/~wellness or find it on the inside page. We have stuff up about nutrition, stress and one of Charlie’s favorite recipes.

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WORLDWIDE
Upper Dodge
Ext. 3057

Congratulations to Curry Anton, winner of this year’s annual Cross-Cultural Photo Contest! Curry’s award-winning photo was taken during her travels in India. Second prize goes to Messaye Dessie for his photo taken during the summer 2005 Greece WorldWide course. Liina Laufer won third place for her photo taken in Costa Rica last summer. Other entries from students, faculty and staff included photos taken in Norway, Cuba, Mexico, South Africa, Alaska, Ecuador and Malta. Thank you to everyone who voted and especially to everyone who submitted entries!

The WorldWide office is happy to announce that WWC has entered into a bilateral exchange agreement with Payap University in the beautiful valley of Chiang Mai, Thailand. This new study abroad option allows WorldWide-eligible students to take part in Payap’s Thai and Southeast Asia Studies profram for one or two semesters. The program requires all students to study Thai language and culture, and also offers on a rotating basis courses (taught in English) in the fine arts, sociology/anthropology, history and religion. As part of the agreement, we will also be welcoming Thai students to Warren Wilson. Applications for fall semester 2006 will be due to the WorldWide office by Feb. 15.

Winter WorldWide travelers are encouraged to receive flu vaccinations prior to travel. The vaccination can be obtained at the Health Center on campus and is free for students.

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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SCHOLARLY ACHIEVEMENTS

Paul Magnarella (Peace Studies) recently published "The Background and Causes of the Genocide in Rwanda" in a special issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice (v.3, 801-822, 2005) devoted to Rwanda (ten years after the genocide) and edited by
Antonio Cassese, the first president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and a member of the Appellate Chamber of the Rwandan Criminal Tribunal. Other contributors to the special issue included Romeo Dallaire (UN Force Commander, Rwanda 1994), Erik Mose (current President of the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda), and William Schabas (Director of the Irish Center for Human Rights, Galway).

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HOORAY FOR . . .

Sophomore Klyie Krauss, who finished 2nd in her age group at the Xterra Off-road Triathlon world championships in Maui. She was the 52nd woman overall, including pros, and finished in 4:04. This spectacular finish was achieved with a collar bone that was not fully healed after an accident.

Education Department & MACFC Liaison Pat Tuttle, who became a Grandmother on October 25. Little Ella Brooks Tuttle weighed in at 7 lbs. 3 oz. and is 20 inches long. Congratulations to this first-time grandmother!

Hooray for Curry Anton, Messaye Dessie, and Liina Laufer, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the annual Cross-Cultural Photo Contest!

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SEND US YOUR NEWS
Submit your news for WWC This Week to jbowers@warren-wilson.edu. The deadline for the November 8 issue is Friday, November 4 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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