Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week — September 12, 2006

WWC This Week
A bulletin for the Warren Wilson College community

September 12, 2006
Vol. 10  No. 7

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Community News
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WWC is #1 . . .

in the Southeast on Outside Magazine’s list of “40 schools that turn out smart grads with top-notch academic credentials, a healthy environmental ethos, and an A+ sense of adventure.”

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Talkin’ Trash

Did you know that the Recycling Crew doesn’t just pick up trash from dorms? We pick up trash from all of the offices, Gladfelter, and staff and faculty houses (Cabin Hill, North Lane, College View, etc). Last year we dealt with 522.6017 tons of waste. Most cars weigh two tons. That means that we sorted, throughout the year, trash equivalent to the weight of 261 cars! That’s two tons a day. In conclusion… sort! We deal with a lot of waste. http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~recycle

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Be a Vendor at Festival on the Field

Sell your crafts and food at Homecoming during Festival on the Field, Sat., Oct. 7. Students, faculty/staff, and other members of the WWC community are invited to display and sell their crafts and food (pottery, furniture, knit scarves and hats, jellies and jams, baked goods, ginger-peach tea… just about anything you can think of) to alumni, friends, and parents during the Homecoming soccer games (12-4:30 p.m.). Profits are yours to keep; donations to the College’s Annual Fund will be graciously accepted. Registration deadline is Mon., Sept. 25. For more information, call Shannon Senn at ext. 2042, or email ssenn@warren-wilson.edu.

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Want to know about EcoDorm systems & design?

Thurs., Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m., EcoDorm Commons. Duncan MacPherson from Samsel architects will be joining us for dinner and a brief but informative discussion on the systems in place at Eco, and its overall design. Anyone interested can come by. Info: Chris Cleveland, Eco RD, ext. 7021.

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Spanish conversation table – Thursdays, 12-1 p.m., Cowpie Cafe. Open to all levels.

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Sound-Off: Theology for Lunch

The weekly conversation table is back in full swing on Thursdays in Gladfelter. All are invited. Format is casual. All topics are open for discussion (B.Y.O.Topic!). Look for the sign on the window on the left side of Glad. Sponsored by the Chapel and the Office of Church Relations. Info: jlehman@warren-wilson.edu

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Gender Activist Student Project (GASP!!)

Meets every Thurs., 7:30 pm, Women's Resource Center. Info: http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~wstudies/GASP.shtml.

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Natural Science Seminars

Mon., Sept. 18, 4 p.m. – Anna Chollet presents “Evaluation of lead content of kale (Brassica oleracea) commercially available in Buncombe County, NC.”  Mentor: Dr. John Brock.

4:30 p.m. – Rachel Smith presents “Arsenic levels in the playground soil of Murphy-Oakley Park.” Mentor: Dr. John Brock.

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Reiki I classes and Reiki sharing

Come learn the basics of Reiki with Reiki Master Kaye Codrington. Classes will meet from 6-7:30 p.m., in the rocking chair room, on the following Wednesdays: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, and 10/4. Only 10 spots in the class. There will be a fee TBA (at least $20). Regardless, the price will be much lower than outside instruction. Contact Wellness to sign up by Wed., 9//13. Info: ext. 5848 or wellness@warren-wilson.edu.

Following the Reiki I classes this term, there will be a 1/2 hour reiki sharing session. Come by the rocking chair room between 7:30-8 p.m. to give/receive reiki. All levels are welcome. Coming soon: Reiki Master level classes! If you are Reiki II, have some practice, and you're interested email zminderovic@warren-wilson.edu or
call Wellness ext. 5848.

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Wellness schedule

Monday
Qi Gong – 7-7:30 a.m. at the pavilion
Water Aerobics – 11:30-12:30 at the pool

Tuesday
Capoiera – 4:30-6 p.m. at the pavilion
Nia – 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Bryson or lower fellowship hall
Earth Skills – 6:30 p.m. below the Garden

Wednesday
Qi Gong – 7-7:30 a.m. at the pavilion
Water Aerobics – 11:30-12:30 at the pool
Pilates – 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Bryson gym
Bouldering – 8-11 p.m. at Bryson gym

Thursday
Kundalini & Wellness Yoga – 4:30-6 p.m. in Lower fellowship Hall
Contra Dance – 7:30-11 p.m. at Bryson gym
Road bike rides – 12 p.m. at Orr Cottage. Info: ext. 7004.
           
Friday
Everyone Cooks – 5:30 p.m.
Fencing – 7-9 p.m. at Bryson Gym

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U.S. Constitution Day at WWC

WWC will celebrate US Constitution Day on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Jensen Lecture Hall, a time set aside to lift up the date that the US Constitution was completed and signed in Mid-September 1787, the birth date of our government. The College proudly presents the lecture “Energy/good government/constitutional presidency: Are They Compatible?” by Professor Bill Sabo, lecturer in Political Science at UNCA. Professor Sabo presents regular classroom lectures in American government and American political behavior. The lecture provides an opportunity to consider present political considerations as much public comment revolves around the way the Constitution is presently interpreted. The observance of this day is a call for all citizens to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of our nation’s founding document. The public is invited.

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Interested in taking action against Climate Change?

Networking with other NC environmental students? Learning about issues and training in new  skills? Come to the NC Climate Challenge Summit at UNC-Chapel Hill October 6-7. Registration is $10 at the door. Email Liina at llaufer@warren-wilson.edu to request a ride or arrange carpooling. For more details visit http://www.climateaction.net/ncsummit

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Win $25K for your green project

mtvU and GE have partnered to inspire college students to make a meaningful environmental impact on their campuses and beyond. The team proposing the most impactful and innovative project to “green” their campus will receive a $25,000 grant towards the execution of their idea. The winner's school will also receive an mtvU Earth Day Concert and Festival in Spring 2007, complete with performances from top emerging artists on the college music scene. http://www.ecocollegechallenge.com

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Do service with Room at the Inn

Room in the Inn is a traveling women's shelter that comes to WWC once a term and will be coming the week of Sept. 17-23. Volunteers eat dinner with the women, and then talk, play games and assist the women in any way they can. Each volunteer also takes a turn staying awake during the night in case of an emergency or if a problem arises. If you're interested, sign up at the lunch table outside of Glad and Cowpie Sept. 12-15. If you
have a big van license and you want to get some extra service hours, ask about driving the women to campus in the mornings. Be quick! These spots get filled up fast!

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Athletic events this week

Thurs. – women's soccer vs. North Greenville College at HOME, 4:30 p.m.
Sat. – men's soccer vs. Montreat College at HOME, 2 p.m.

On the road this weekend:
Cross-country at the Raleigh invitational
Mountain biking at Florida State University

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At Holden Art Gallery

Charles Ritchie: Works on Paper. Sept. 8-Nov. 3. Gallery Hours: 9:30 – 4 M-Th, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Closing reception on Fri., Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m.; the artist will give his presentation “The Page as Portrait.” Come out and see these beautiful and mysterious nocturnal drawings. Ext. 3034.

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Carolina Mountains Lit. Festival

The Carolina Mountains Literacy Festival, held in Burnsville, N.C., takes place Sept. 15-16. Info: http://www.cmlitfest.com.

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Free Instruction in basic dowsing & techniques for self-empowerment

On Sat., Sep.16, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., the Appalachian Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers will  feature a presentation by Dr. Matt Scudiere of Oak Ridge National Laboratories. His topic: “In With the New Mind, Out With the Old: Clearing Out Old Programs.” Dr. Scudiere, a research scientist, theoretical physicist and nuclear engineer, has also been a student of metaphysics for 35 years and is an experienced dowser and has led many workshops on how the mind works. Following the presentation, Dr. Lee Barnes will provide detailed, hands-on dowsing instruction for beginners, which includes making one’s own tools, an explanation of how dowsing works,suggestions for its practical uses, and practice. Students are invited to participate in all activities free of charge. For more information and directions to the meeting, visit WNCDowsers.org. or call 274 – 3424.

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SOA Watch founder Roy Bourgeois to speak at WWC Sept. 25

The Rev. Roy Bourgeois, an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy and founder of the School of the Americas Watch, will give a free public lecture at WWC on Sept. 25. The topic of his lecture, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Kittredge Theater, is “The Struggle for Peace and Justice in Latin America.” SOA Watch seeks to close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, a U.S. Army facility in Fort Benning, Ga., known as the School of the Americas until its renaming in 2001.

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An Inconvenient Truth

Thurs., Oct. 5, 7 p.m., College Chapel. Sponsored by Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church and College Chapel, the Environmental Leadership Center and Eco-Justice Network.

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WWC’s own Pete Turchi to speak on campus
"If I Knew Where I Was Going, I Could Get There From Here, But I’d be less Inclined to Bother; or, The Writer’s Plight"

Mark your calendars now for this fall’s Harwood-Cole Lecture, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Pete Turchi, director of the MFA Program for Writers and award-winning author of numerous books, will be our speaker. The event will mark the 30th anniversary of the MFA program and the 20th anniversary of the Friends of the Library organization. Sat., Nov. 4, 4 p.m. in Canon Lounge.

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On-Campus Housing Available

The following unit is available for rent: 125 North Lane

This is a two-bedroom, one and one half bath ranch style house with a combined dining/living room area.  It has been extensively remodeled. It has recently sanded and refinished hardwood floors, new carpet, and new resilient tile installed in the kitchen and bath.  The heat is electric baseboard and gas forced air.  There are washer/dryer connections.  There is a nice large screened porch in the back.  The detached “artsy” shed adjacent to the house may be used by the tenants but was not included in the renovation.  Rent is $579.17

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 $200.00 security deposit, and $200.00 pet deposit, if applicable and be responsible for 100% of the utilities.  Application deadline is Fri., Sept. 22, 4 p.m.

The Personnel Advisory Committee will use the following criteria will making recommendations for campus housing assignments. (Current Policy)

*The Personnel Advisory Committee will use a point system that acknowledges family size and seniority.  This system is described below.
*5 points per IRS defined dependent living in home
*5 points per 5 years of full-time employment and one additional point for each year thereafter.

Children are considered part of a household as long as they are considered dependents under IRS Guidelines.  Other family members, such as dependent parents, living in the home will be taken into account in need determination. 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 at Extension 2048 to be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.

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Volunteer drivers needed for Go to Goal

The concept behind GO TO GOAL is an excellent one – the girls who go out for high school soccer and who make the team have often had years of experience on club leagues, rec. leagues or other opportunities. Talented athletes whose parents cannot supply this funding or transportation have no way to acquire the training.

Driving for GO TO GOAL is a unique volunteer experience; it is specific in its immediate requirements – you know where you are to go and approximately how long it will take you to make the trip. It is open-ended in its potential. If you are able to watch a game, a scrimmage, or even just a practice, they are glad to have you. Volunteering for GO TO GOAL in any way brings home some of the barriers these kids face in a way that newspapers, books and television cannot. You get a chance to meet some interesting little individuals; you see sections of your city that you should never be allowed to ignore. The program runs Sept. 19 – Nov. 21 on Tues. and Fri. Contact Stacey Enos at ext. 3737.

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WWC Garden market

The Warren Wilson Garden Market runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in front of Gladfelter. The Tuesday Farmer's Market is held at the Garden from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Info: Karen, ext. 3066.

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Homecoming 2007

Information on Homecoming 2007 is now available online at http://alumni.warren-wilson.edu/homecoming.shtml.

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Campus construction updates: http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~fmts/construction.shtml

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

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Safety Tip of the Week

We can only prepare for what we expect to occur. Yet one thing that most accidents have in common is that they are unexpected. On April 18, 1984, Ellie, a circus elephant, was erecting a tent. Her trainer had for years been very cautious so that Ellie didn’t crush him—that was an obvious danger. As any animal trainer d
oes, he became aware of her moods and would respect any signs of anger. The equipment he used for Ellie to perform on was checked before each show and, just as important, his prize pachyderm was well fed and groomed. Above the tent, Ellie was helping to erect hung a power line. Ellie touched it and was electrocuted. She collapsed and crushed her trainer. No one can anticipate all events around him or her. But, by never taking safety for granted and always thinking before we act, we can improve the odds that the unexpected accident will never occur. Please contact Sue Quigley at the Safety and Training Office ext. 3017 to arrange your Safety Training.

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Green Buzz – Sodexho Buys Local

Don’t judge our Sodexho Food Service by its corporate name. Brian O’Loughlin, our Campus Dining director, strives to meet the needs and desires of Warren Wilson College’s diverse student body.  He emphasizes the importance of the student voice in all he does at the cafeteria saying “the students wishes are our wishes, too.” That is an empowering point of view. Sodexho’s Gladfelter and CowPie Café are, to varying degrees, finding ways to support local agriculture. The Cowpie Café is a dramatic example of how students can create the change they want to see in our dining services.  Cowpie, our all-vegetarian and mostly-local alternative to the typical college “snack bar,” was developed by WWC students in partnership with Brian and the rest of the Sodexho team. Gladfelter works with the WWC garden and other local farms to provide WWC with local food as well. Brian strives to purchase in-season produce and to buy from the WWC garden first, when possible, and then from a local food distributor. In the past, the ability of the cafeteria to buy from the garden has been limited by the garden’s growing season, crop choices, and pricing, as well as the cooks’ willingness to incorporate garden produce into meals. Unfortunately, the garden’s output is at its height when the least number of people are on campus. Although this challenge has been addressed in part through summer food preservation efforts, it continues to limit the quantity of food the dining service can buy during the school year.

Currently, the garden has been working to grow large quantities of certain food items such as potatoes, zucchini squash, winter squash and greens. A number of factors are now making it easier for Gladfelter to purchase from the Garden: the pricing of garden produce now matches that of the local food distributor; the cooks are supportive and excited about using garden produce; and the garden’s use of growing season extension and food preservation techniques provides increased availability. Our food service provider is open to your comments and concerns. Contact the Campus Greening Crew if you have ideas that will continue to improve the environmental impact of dining at WWC. Also, keep your eyes out for the upcoming local food labels and local farm posters in Gladfelter to learn more about our increasingly sustainable dining atmosphere.

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Outdoor Programs

Wed., Sept. 13
7:30 p.m. – Roll Practice at the Pool
Practice or Learn how to roll a kayak.  All gear is available, and everyone is welcome. This is required to take a kayaking trip with Outdoor Programs.
8 p.m. – Bryson Climbing Wall Open
Everyone is welcome. Come boulder, play and perhaps plan the next climbing trip.

Thurs., Sept. 14
4 p.m. – Beginner Paddling
Meets at boat shed.  From there we will go down to the river or pond.  Come learn to paddle  a kayak or canoe. Open to everyone, boats and gear are provided.
4:15 p.m. – Group Mountain Bike Ride from Bike Shop (Basement of Schaffer B). This is open to everyone, but you do have to have your own ride. Different levels of riding will break up into groups.  Let’s just have fun together.

Fri., Sept. 15
4 p.m. – Rafting/ Paddling Trip
Location to be announced – depends on water levels. Call us to sign up early, or show up at the boat shed.  Space is limited in rafts.

Sat., Sept. 16
Rafting/ Paddling Trip to the Pigeon River. Sign up early.  Space is limited in rafts. Lunch Provided.

Information and Sign up call OP Office at ext. 2040, email or stop by our office.

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WorldWide
Lower Laursen
Ext. 3057

Learn about Living Routes study abroad programs on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 11:30 – 1:00 in the Mierke B Dining Room. Living Routes offers accredited programs in sustainable communities in India, Scotland, Peru, Senegal, Brazil and Mexico.

Thank you, 2006 WorldWide China travelers, for sharing your stories and photos with us in your wonderful presentation last week!

Applications for spring WorldWide courses have gone out to pre-registered students. These applications are due back in the WorldWide office by September 15, along with the $75 application fee.

Applications for spring 2007 study abroad programs in Spain, Thailand, Northern Ireland, Germany, Japan, France, London, and BorderLinks are due in the WorldWide office by September 15.

The Gilman International Scholarship is currently accepting applications from students participating in study abroad programs during Spring 2007. Students apply online via the Gilman website, http://www.iie.org/gilman. The student online application deadline is September 26, 2006. Critical Need Language Supplements of up to $3000 are also available. Please contact Naomi Otterness (ext. 3783) if you are planning to apply.

External program approval forms for spring 2007 are due in the WorldWide office by October 2. These forms are for WorldWide-qualified students seeking approval for U.S.-accredited, non-Warren Wilson study abroad programs.

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

To view a listing of campus events, click the "Calendars" link from left column on the inside page – http://www.warren-wilson.edu/internal/index.php.

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

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