Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week — November 7, 2005

November 8, 2005     Vol. 9   No. 14


Fussler Funds available

The Fussler Fund at Warren Wilson supports innovative projects throughout the campus and the larger WNC community by awarding small catalyst grants, which serve as seed money for projects proposed by WWC students, faculty, and staff as individuals or in groups. Award winners of the 2004-05 program are: Colleen O’Donnell and Joesph Mantoan (Food Preservation at WWC); Katherine Webb, Rachel Williamson, Tom LaMuraglia and the Landscaping Crew (Nursery Stock for the EcoDorm Foodscape); David Abernathy (GIS and Justice: Open Source and Participatory Geographic Information Systems at WWC); Natasha Shipman (Pedal Powered Concert Generator), and Sandra Hayslette (Bridging the Great Divide: Documenting Efforts to Overcome the Culture Wars over land use in Western North Carolina). Anyone interested in applying for the 2005-06 grant cycle should submit a budget and two-page proposal to Carla Sutherland (csuther@warren-wilson.edu) by Friday, December 2. 2004-05 award winners and a panel of faculty and staff will judge applications. Awards will be announced after December 6. Special consideration will be given to applications that are innovative and self-sustaining after start-up funding has been exhausted. Proposals that address economic development, environmental stewardship and education, sustainable agricultural practices, or quality of life issues are particularly welcome. If you have any questions regarding the Fussler Fund, come by the College Relations (street) level of the Admission and College Relations Building.


Meal plan changes

Students who want to change their meal plan for spring semester may do so by emailing omega@warren-wilson.edu BEFORE they register for classes next week. Doing so BEFORE registration will ensure that your bill is correct when it is sent out.  Freshmen are required to be on the 21 meals a week plan.


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 creative, computer-literate crew members 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.


Native Grass Crew openings

The native grasses and wildflowers crew is looking for motivated students to join our crew in the spring. We are involved in collecting, growing, and planting native plants in landscaping projects throughout campus. If you are interested in native plants or habitat restoration, come talk to us! Call ext. 3753 and asking for any grass crew member – Yuki Tabata, Shaina Kapeluck, Mandi Gifford, or Sarah Werner.


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!


Thanksgiving break shuttles

Thanksgiving break shuttles to and from the Asheville Airport have been finalized. Shuttle times are posted in each dorm, and on the Ride Board next to the mailboxes. Detailed schedules will be put in each mailbox today. NOTE: Shuttles do not operate under inclement weather conditions. Icy roads, snowing conditions, or severe cold temperatures. You may sign-up at the Package Window of the Mail Room in lower Glad, giving your name, which shuttle you wish to be on, your contact number and your returning flight number and time if you wish us to reserve a seat on the returning van. Or you may email jlauer@warren-wilson.edu with the above information.


Student Caucus Elections

On Dec. 5 and 6 Student Caucus will hold elections for Co-Convener and college committee seats. The deadline to register to run is Nov. 29. Registration forms are available in the Caucus Office in lower Glad. The following seats are open: Co-Convener (a full time work crew) (2); Business Affairs (1); Chairs Committee (1); Information Technology (2); Judicial Board (2); Lyceum (1); Student Life (2); Big Marketing Group (1).


Attention Artists

Do you want a better yearbook? Or maybe just a prettier cover? We’re taking our yearbook back to its roots as the "Ole Lady" and we’re looking for some original artwork for its cover. The winner gets a gift certificate to Malaprops Bookstore and his/her artwork becomes famous! Please drop your work off at the yearbook office (in lower Glad) or send it as an attachment to yearbook@warren-wilson.edu. Submit by November 21!


Talkin’ trash
Did you know that recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours? And aluminum can be recycled an infinite amount of times! And unlike plastic bottles, when you recycle an aluminum can it gets turned  back into an aluminum can. Conclusion: buy aluminum!


Beat Museum On Wheels rolls to WWC

On Wed., Nov. 9, thanks to the Lyceum Committee and Student Activities, and as part of the Improvisation in the Arts Freshman Seminar, Warren Wilson will host The Beat Museum on Wheels. The museum will be parked on campus (at a location soon to be disclosed) for most of the day and its curators will be visiting classes and allowing students to come view the bus’ unique library. At 7 p.m. that night, in Canon Lounge, Jerry Cimino and John Allen Cassady (Neal’s son!) will entertain and enlighten us with a multimedia show, stories and information on the Beats, a live
performance and more. Info: sebastian@warren-wilson.edu or www.thebeatmuseumonwheels.com.


Peace and Justice Studies Crew news

Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Nuclear Crossroads Conference at UNCA. This conference will focus on nuclear shipments that are regularly traveling in Western North Carolina and actions around stopping them. If you are interested in attending please stop by the Peace and Justice Studies Office and sign up on the bulletin board. The event is free, and you need to bring a lunch.

Nov. 13, 4 -7:30 p.m. – Joanne Sheehan, the Chair of War Resisters International and founder of the New England branch of the War Resisters League, will be offering a nonviolent action training workshop for a sliding scale donation. Joanne has been a nonviolence/trainer/workshop facilitator since the 1970s and lectures throughout the world on nonviolence and social empowerment. This workshop will have particular emphasis on the SOA Protest. Info: ext. 3901 or stop by the office to sign up on the bulletin board.


BE – Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Lives
This week BE will be discussing "Everyday Mindfulness" with Judith Troy. Judith leads the Cloud Cottage Sangha in Black Mountain. She was ordained in the order of Thich Nhat Hanh in 1997. Before that she studied with both Renzi and Soto Zen teachers. She has done extensive prison work and also works with people recovering from addiction. This will be a part of the BE
series "Ancient Wisdom For Contemporary Lives" – a series of programs exploring ancient Buddhist teachings and their relevance to contemporary lives. Although talks build upon each other, everyone is welcome at any point. The talk will include a short sitting and time for discussion and questions. This week’s BE events will be this Tues., Nov 8., 7-8:30 p.m. but in the HOLDEN GALLERY and NOT IN CARSON. All are invited and are open to all. BYOM if you want some exquisite Chinese tea to sip!


Emily Dignan – CD release party

Emily Dignan will kick off the release of her collection of seven songs titled "The NC E.P." on Thursday, Nov. 10 with a performance for the campus community. The CD includes original and traditional material with help from several guest musicians. The event is at 8 p.m., in Schafer A and features special guest Juan Holladay.


College Students and Legal Drugs

Psychiatrist Dr. Ed Entmacher will give a talk on Thurs., Nov. 10 in the lower fellowship hall from 7-8:30 p.m. He will be discussing legal medication prescribed for psychiatric problems, especially those common in student populations. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome. Come learn about the benefit and side affects of these prescription medications.


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.


Go to Goal benefit
On Sun., Nov. 13, 8:30 p.m., Tressa’s will be hosting a night of funk and R & B to benefit Go to Goal. GO TO GOAL is a nonprofit afterschool life skills and soccer program for young underserved girls ages 8-11 at Isaac Dickson elementary School. The evening events include music by Melodee Eddington (yep Sharon Lytle’s sister), Ruby Mayfield and M-Pride. A silent auction will take place from 8:30-10 p.m. Cover charge of $10 goes directly to GTG programming. Come dance and party for a good cause. Info: Stacey, ext. 3737.



On Mon., Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Canon Lounge, Warren Wilson’s Appalachian studies program and the Lyceum committee welcome the WARRIORS OF ANI-KITUWAH, a group from the Eastern Band of Cherokee, as they bring to life drum and dance traditions. The group will perform a series of dances witnessed by Lt. Henry Timberlake in 1762 and described in
Timberlake’s memoirs. Cherokee museum archivist Bo Taylor, the dancers, and singer Walker Calhoun reconstructed these dances using Timberlake’s memoirs, descriptions of other dances preserved into the 20th century, music recorded in the 1930s on wax cylinders and held in the Library of Congress, and knowledge passed on by elder Calhoun. The dancers are accompanied by Calhoun himself, who has received several awards for his role in preserving Cherokee heritage and dance, including the Mountain Heritage Award, the Sequoyah Award, and the National Endowment for the Arts Folk Heritage Award. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the dances and interact with the participants! Info: ext. 3726.


Geography Awareness Week

Visit the WWC Global Studies blog to get more info on events during Geography Awareness Week Nov. 14-18.


Three Chefs Present – A Taste of the Americas

Nov. 19 & 20. Join us for a night good food, art, entertainment and people. Entertainment in the form of music and other art will be provided by several local talents! Charge is $15-$25 Sliding scale. RSVP to Marc Williams: (828) 231-4832 or italmon@hotmail.com by Nov. 14. Seating limited!


Harwood-Cole Lecture rescheduled
The annual Harwood-Cole Memorial Lecture, originally scheduled for Nov. 5, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. in Canon Lounge. Elizabeth Kostova, debut author of the blockbuster novel The Historian, will deliver a lecture titled "Journeying East: Literary Travelers in Eastern Europe."


Exhibition of Chinese Buddhist ritual art comes to WWC

 "For the Sake of All Beings: Contemporary Chinese Buddhist Ritual Art," is on  exhibit in Holden Art Gallery until Dec. 3. 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.
Info: ext. 2005, http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~shuilu.


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.


Carson 23
Ext. 3033

The Mentor Network of North Carolina is seeking individuals to work with at-risk youth in the school and community settings. Part-time and Full-time positions available (competitive wages + benefits). Special need for male workers. Applications are available at the Career Resource Center 23 Carson, or if you have questions, please contact us at extension 3033 or 3759.


Biodiesel and Gasoline at WWC

When it comes to automobiles, there are a few major issues of concern. Carbon dioxide emissions from the use of fossil fuels contribute to global warming, a rising concern, and sulfur and nitrous oxides contribute to environmental and human health problems. Our dependence on fossil fuels contributes to political, social, economic and environmental problems as well. Air pollution and local economic opportunity are major issues in Western North Carolina. Ray Cockrell, WWC Auto Shop Supervisor, has been working towards addressing these issues by using a blend of 50% biodiesel and 50% diesel (B50) in campus diesel automobiles. The biodiesel is purchased from Blue Ridge Biofuels, a local cooperative in Asheville, and its use reduces greenhouse gas emissions and our dependency on fossil fuels. Currently, Landscaping’s tractors and forklift are using B50 as well as several diesel trucks  belonging to the Natural Resources Crew.  Ray is happy to spend the slightly higher price of biodiesel in order to reduce our use of fossil fuels and support the co-op. "I have wanted to support the local fuel economy," Ray said. Blue Ridge Biofuels has opened a public pump in town (Gas-Up) and will be opening a second pump in the future because "they are besieged with requests for biofuel," according to Ray, who has worked with the co-op since its origins. Other environmental aspects of the auto shop are being worked on as well. The auto shop has recently purchased two Dodge Caravans with the capability to run on E85 – a fuel made up of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Higher blends of ethanol can reduce nitrous oxide emissions as well as lower our dependence on fossil fuels. Ray is also looking to apply for a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for catalytic converters with particulate filters that can essentially reduce tail pipe emissions to zero! These would be put on the new short buses and select campus vehicles. And lastly, the auto shop will begin work with the Campus Greening Crew, the ENS Department, and WWC alum mechanic Charlie Wilson to determine the baseline emissions of the campus vehicle fleet.


Class Registration for the spring
2006 semester begins Tues., Nov. 8 and will end on Sat., Nov. 12. If you are a student and already know that you will not be registering for spring semester classes, please let the Housing Crew know as soon as possible, so we can make your room available after the break. You can email our office at housing@warren-wilson.edu or call us at ext. 2071. All students who are not registered for classes by the November 12 deadline will not be given a room for the 2006 spring semester.  Those who simply want to get on the list for a different room for next semester should continue to watch the WWC Inside for an announcement on how to do so.      

The MFA Program in Creative Writing at Warren Wilson College is seeking  a ¾ time Office Assistant for 6 weeks or more. Additional hours required Dec 27-Jan 13. Varied duties required clerical, computer, a-v skills, hospitality, and some driving. To apply send cover letter and resume to Gail Baylor, Warren Wilson College, PO Box 9000, Asheville, NC  28815-9000. Review of applications will begin immediately.


Outdoor Programs for term 2

Weekly Activities/Outings


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 or 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

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

Saturday, 12.3 to Sunday 12.4 ~ Backpacking Weekend
Saturday, 12.10 to Sunday 12.11 ~ Kiawah Island Marathon
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.


Ext. 3065
Ransom House
Service-Learning Opportunities

Sat. Nov. 12- Native species landscaping project at River Walk Park in Black Mountain. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Meet at Gladfelter breakfast. Contact Hart, ext. 4072 for info or to sign up.

Sat. Nov. 12- Building and assembling a playground at Deaverview Housing Complex in Asheville. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Meet at the Service-Learning Office. Sign up at the SLO lunch table.

Upcoming Events
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is Nov. 14-18.
Nov. 14 -The Hunger Banquet- A dining experience highlighting the differences between  status in the global economy. 5:30 pm, Canon Lounge

Nov. 15-Miss-a-Meal- Sign up today to donate your lunch or dinner (or both) to
MANNA Food Bank

Nov. 16- Empty Bowls- A bread-and-soup dinner served in handmade bowls featuring
presentations focused on local hunger and homelessness issues. 6:00 pm, Bryson Gym–Tickets $15,  $10 for students

Nov. 17-"Untold Stories"- An evening of conversation and discussion with a panel of
homeless individuals in the Asheville area. 5-6pm Mierke A and B

Nov. 18- Knitting Party- A gathering of knitters and crocheters with tea and treats to make hats, scarves, and gloves to donate to Asheville shelters. 5-7 p.m., Cowpie Sunroom.

Meetings and News
Child Abuse Prevention Info Session: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 5-6 p.m. in Canon Lounge
– Over 3 million reports of child abuse & neglect nationally, with over 125,000 in North Carolina. Last year 3,134 children were reported for suspected abuse and/ or neglect in Buncombe County.
– Come to an information session/training to get a bigger picture of what really is going on and what you can do. Questions, call Jonna, ext. 2011.



Warren Wilson Theatre is proud to continue its 2005-2006 season with SHORTS, a night of short performance pieces presented and performed by Warren Wilson students. The performances will run from Thurs.,
Nov. 17 through Sun., Nov. 20. Friday’s performance offers an added bonus attraction. Sally’s Rape, directed by Katie Ann Towner, is a partly improvisational piece that focuses on "the struggle against oppression." Audience member are featured as characters in this piece and are welcome to participate. Originally written and performed by Robbie McCauley, Sally’s Rape won an Obie Award in 1992. In Bertolt Brecht’s The Elephant Calf, four British soldiers from  Brecht’s longer play A Man’s A Man present a play for their fellow soldiers in colonial India in which The Elephant Calf is accused of murdering his (or her?) mother. Starring the tap-dancing Banana Tree, the Crescent  Moon, the Elephant Calf, and naturally, the Elephant Calf’s Mother, this wacky play is directed by Senior Liz Daz. Following up on The Birth of the Media Capture, John Creery’s B.O.T is an exploration of the philosophical writings of Ray Kurzweil as well as a thought-provoking look at our modern day society. Part futuristic love story and part philosophical commentary, B.O.T is an exciting look at both where we are now and what the future holds for the soul of humanity. On the Friday night performance, Sally’s Rape will be replaced by Alchemy, an avante-garde Butoh piece choreographed by Warren Wilson dance instructor Julie Becton Gillum. Seating reservations are strongly recommended.  Theatre Box Office :  (828) 771-3040.


Upper Dodge
Ext. 3057

Interested in studying in Northern Ireland next year? Apply for the Irish-American Scholars Program! Students accepted into the program may spend a semester or year at Queen’s University Belfast or the University of Ulster. Applicants must have a 3.2 QPA and be of junior standing in 2006-2007. Interested students should contact WorldWide staff for an appointment to discuss the program and application process. Applications are due to Naomi Otterness in the WorldWide office by Dec. 15.

Spring WorldWide students, remember that you cannot register for WorldWide courses on-line. You will need to pick up an add slip from the WorldWide office and take it to the registrar. Please remember that you may take up to 19 hours if one of your courses is a WorldWide course.

Costa Rica WorldWide travelers, if you plan to return to campus after your return to Asheville on January 10, you will need to sign up for a 20-hour work contract for the week of January 8-14. Sign-up for winter break work is Nov. 28 and 29.

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 ww.cdc.gov/travel. To obtain the necessary immunizations, call the Buncombe County Health Department at 250-5096 to schedule an appointment. Appointments should be 4-6 weeks prior to departure. All winter travelers are encouraged to receive a flu vaccination prior to travel.



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, 20
05) 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).



Carla Sutherland, vice president of College Relations, has been named the Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year by the Western North Carolina Chapter of Associated Fundraising Professionals (AFP). AFP is the professional association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of nonprofit, charitable organizations.

Stiles Cummings, who finished fifth in the mountain cross during WWC’s second-place finish in Division II at the 2005 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships at Seven Springs, Pa., Oct. 28-30.



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.

WWC Emergency Information Line – (828) 258-4521.


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