Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week – Sept. 19, 2006

WWC This Week

September 19, 2006  
Vol. 10  No. 8

Community News

National Science Foundation awards grant for Berry site excavations
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant of $167,012 to Warren Wilson College professor David Moore and fellow archaeologists Robin Beck and Christopher Rodning for two summers of excavations at the Berry site near Morganton.

The 12-acre Berry site along Upper Creek is the location of an ancestral Catawba Indian town named Joara, at which the Spanish captain Juan Pardo built Fort San Juan in 1567. The garrison was the earliest European settlement in the interior of what is now the United States, predating the “Lost Colony” by 20 years.

Under the auspices of the Upper Catawba Archaeology Project, the archaeologists are researching the long-forgotten episode of Fort San Juan's founding and subsequent fiery destruction in the spring of 1568. Professors Beck, of the University of Oklahoma, and Rodning, of Tulane University, are working with Moore to help write this early story of European exploration and settlement in eastern North America.

“When we began planning our research project and field school in 2001, it was our goal to work systematically to have a legitimate chance to receive a major award such as this,” Moore said. “Chris and Rob and I are really excited to receive this grant, and appreciate the support we have received. We're now actively engaged in planning for next summer.”

To read more about the work at the Berry site, visit http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~storyteller/NEWS/NEWS-jbowers-2006-9-14-11-2-53.shtml


GoodSearch for WWC

GoodSearch is a Yahoo-powered search engine with a unique mission –50% of its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, is shared with non-profits selected by its users. Paul Magnarella in Peace Studies has arranged for WWC to be one of the schools that Goodseach will recognize for the purpose of receiving the approximately $.01 per use of its search engine. Each time someone uses http://www.goodsearch.com (and types in “Warren Wilson College” in the “I am supporting” box) one cent will come to the College. The resulting money may be enough to help fund one or more guest speakers to campus. You can make GoodSearch the homepage or default search engine for your computers so that every time you search the Internet, you’ll be raising money for WWC. We encourage students, faculty and staff to use Goodsearch whenever possible. Info: Paul Magnarella, ext. 2014.


Talkin’ Trash – WWC recycles printer cartridges

There are miscellaneous recycling bins across campus where you can put your cartridges (Gladfelter, the Physical Plant, Sunderland, Sage, Schafer, and Dorland). But what happens next? The cartridges are boxed up at the recycling center and sent to various recycling facilities. There they are separated based on make and model and sold to remanufactures for processing. The cartridges are then taken apart, cleaned, and checked for damage. The damaged parts are replaced and the component is reassembled and filled with ink. Then the product is tested for quality, repackaged, and sold to stores to be sold to us. It’s an awesome recycling circle. http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~recycle.

Sexual Assault Response Advocates

The Sexual Conduct and A Safe Community Task Force is looking for students, faculty and staff to serve as Sexual Assault Response Advocates (SARAs). 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. The first training session will be held on Thurs., Sept. 28, 4-6 p.m. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, contact Anne Lundblad, ext. 3700 or alundblad@warren-wilson.edu.


Safety tip of the week – If you’re mobbed

At any sporting events, concerts, or other public gathering there's always the possibility that a mob mentality will break out and people will get trampled. Keeping calm can save your life in this situation.

* Know where the nearest exit is. Try to make a habit of looking for possible escape routes whenever you enter a new place. (This isn't paranoia, it's common sense.) At the first sign of trouble, start heading for the exit.

* If you find yourself trapped in a mob, the most important thing is to stay on your feet and move with the crowd. Stopping for even a second may cause you to lose your footing and get trampled.

* Take a deep breath and tense up your shoulders, biceps, and chest muscles. Bunch your arms up against your stomach to make yourself as solid as possible.

* If you have a small child, carry him or her in front of you. If at all possible, don't let the child walk.

* Keep quiet for two reasons: 1) You'll call less attention to yourself, which could save you from pepper spray, flying fists, or bullets; and 2) It can be hard to see through a mob, so keeping quiet may allow you to hear escape instructions from police or venue officials. Please feel free to call the Safety and Training Office at  ext. 3017.


116 North Lane

The house located at 116 North Lane Extension was awarded to Anne Lundblad. Congratulations Anne!


Corrections in staff directory
Win Southworth, ext. 5811;  Thomas Wilder, ext. 2033;  Fellowship Hall Reservations (in departmental listing) ext. 2097.


Miss summer already?  

The fun isn’t over yet – Homecoming is just around the corner Oct. 6-8. This year Homecoming coincides with Family Weekend, so bring everyone along to the festivities! There’s a lot for faculty, staff, students, and family to check out like the Friday night BBQ (free for students!), square dance and bonfire at the Farm. On Saturday, come out to the soccer field for Festival on the Field where there will be food and crafts for sale and best of all, a chance to dunk one of your professors at the dunking booth! Later on Saturday show your support at the mens and women’s soccer games and boogie down at the DJ’d dance in Bryson Gym. The full Homecoming schedule can be viewed online at http://alumni.warren-wilson.edu/homecoming.shtml. For more information and/or questions contact the Alumni Relations office by email at alumni@warren-wilson.edu or give us a call at ext. 2046.


Posting to Staff-l and Faculty-l

If you have a message for all WWC employees, please send it to Staff-l only. The Staff-l email list includes all WWC employees, including faculty. There's no need to send the same message to both Faculty- and Staff-l. Info: jbowers@warren-wilson.edu.


Play music?

The Women's Resource Center is looking for anyone interested in playing music, reciting poetry or personal narratives, etc. for a future Consent Benefit. If interested, please email the WRC at wwcwomensresourcecenter@mountainrebel.net


Do you like finding creative solutions to crazy problems?

Did you do Odyssey of the Mind or Destination ImagiNation as a kid? Do you wish that you did? Destination ImagiNation is a program that requires teams to come together to find solutions to problems using creativity, team work and personal skills. We’re trying to start NC’s first college-level Destination ImagiNation team here at WWC, and if you answered yes to any of those questions, we want yo
u to come to our organizational meeting at Tues., Sept. 19, 6 p.m., Sage Café. We’re going to talk about options and solving some practice challenges. Info: Sam Christopher, schristopher@warren-wilson.edu or http://www.idodi.org.


Jewish Student Association (JSA)
Wed., Sept. 20, 7 p.m., lower Gladfelter. Events and goals for Jewish life on campus this year will be discussed. All are invited and all are welcome. Snacks will also be provided. La Chaim! (to life!)


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


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.


Women’s Studies info meeting

Thurs., Sept. 21, 4-5 p.m., Cowpie Sunroom. WWC's women's studies department is having an informational meeting. Faculty, current majors/minors and crew members will be there to discuss the department with anyone considering women's studies as a major or minor. Desserts will be served.


The Pleasure is back in fitness with Nia

Looking for a body-mind-spirit experience to make you tingle with delight from head to toe and your body strong, balanced, flexible, mobile and agile?  Student Sam Garber explains, “When I went to the first class, the feeling of the music and freedom of the moves made me forget I was actually exercising, even though I was sweating.” Nia delivers cardio-pumping intensity, releases the mind and moves the spirit.  Called Nia for Neuromuscular integrative action, the practice combines expressive dance, martial arts and body integration therapies like yoga, Feldenkrias and Alexander Technique.  Each class is unique, offering a “body buffet” of linked yoga stretches, tae kwon do kicks and blocks and simple fluid dance choreography. Classes are held Tues., 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Bryson Gym. Free for students; $5 for WWC faculty.


Alum to perform at Grey Eagle

WWC alumnus Barton Carroll '95 will be performing Sat., Sept. 23 at the Grey Eagle in Asheville. With him will be Richard Buckman and Eric Bachmann or Crooked Fingers/Archers of Loaf fame.  The show starts at 8:30 p.m.; tickets are $10 advance / $12 day of.  Info: http://bartoncarroll.com or myspace/bartoncarroll.


Quaker Group meetings
Every Thurs. at 6:30 p.m., Rocking Chair Room in the Health Center. Info: asummers@warren-wilson.edu.


Gender Activist Student Project (GASP!!)

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


Rosh Hashanah Shabbat Dinner

Fri., Sept. 22, 6 p.m., pavilion. Join the Jewish Student Association (JSA) for a wonderful evening to celebrate our first shabbat of the semester on Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year. JSA will sponsor the meal, but if you have a favorite food you like on the holiday, please share it. Please help us reflect on the past and set new goals for our lives and the world around us by bringing a meaningful poem, song, reading and/or musical instrument to share. Also, please bring a plate and cup for your meal. JSA is setting up a carpool signup on the spiritual board in lower Glad for ride sharing to local synagogues for the high holidays. Deadline for signup is Wed, Sept. 20. Info: Emily, ebrigham@warren-wilson.edu, or Beth, beckstein@bcsemail.org.



To celebrate the Hitching Post’s sophomore year, the Environmental Action Club will be hosting a Hitchathon to Barley’s! (The Hitching Post is a bench located in front of the chapel where students can wait to find rides with community members driving off-campus.) On Fri., Sept. 22, all are welcome to congregate at the Hitching Post at 5:30 p.m. to look for rides. Our goal is to get everyone a ride downtown. To save energy, we would like everyone to catch a ride with someone already heading downtown. The bus may be used for backup. Then, we will meet at Barley’s on Biltmore at 7:30 p.m. for pizza and good times! Info: greening@warren-wilson.edu.


Natural Science Seminars

Mon., Sept. 25, Jensen Lecture Hall.
4 p.m. – Sarah Rawleigh. “Homemade and Conventional Sprays as Aphid Control on Lettuce.” Mentor: Dr. Amy Boyd.
4:30 p.m. – Daniel Sockwell. Mentors: Dr. Michael Torres and Dr. John Brock



The Peal presents MICROBEAT, a short fiction competition. MICROBEAT will be held in Sage Cafe on Sept. 29, 9 p.m.. Each story must be 250-500 words and must begin with the line “Sometimes people need to be kicked.”  The competition will be judged similarly to a SLAM. All pieces will be read aloud and judged Olympic Style. First prize is $50; second prize is $25.


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.


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.


Thinking about graduate school in a helping profession?

Interested in learning how you can get a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in as little as one year? Curious about social work licensure in the state of North Carolina? Want to find out about financial aid for grad school? For the answers to these and many more questions drop by the MSW Program Fair on  Mon., Oct. 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Canon Lounge. Representatives from MSW programs at UNC Chapel Hill, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, Appalachian State University, and many other programs throughout the Southeast will be on hand to tell you about their programs, guide you in the application process and provide insight into a career in the social work profession. For more information contact Lucy Lawrence at ext. 3708 or llawrence@warren-wilson.edu. Organized through a joint effort of the Social Work Field Education Programs at Mars Hill College, Warren Wilson College, and Western Carolina University.


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.   


Physics Photo of the Week



Environmental Leadership Center

The deadline for submitting an essay for the Thomas Berry Writing Award competition has been extended to December 1. Two students will be selected to receive first and second place awards of $500 and $350 for essays that address the environmental challenges before us. Contact John Huie, ext. 3780 for more information.

ELC 2006 interns have returned from their summer work and are available to speak with groups on campus and off about their work for some of the finest environmental organizations in the Americas.  Contact Stan Cross, ext. 3782, if you would like to arrange for a speaker.

Please check out a new addition to the Environmental link a the WWC website “Commitments.”  Read all about the commitments that WWC has made to environmental responsibility and call Margo Flood at ext. 2002 with any comments or questions.

Next week, the ELC will work with two special groups coming to campus.  Leadership Asheville Seniors will learn about regional watershed issues from Phillip Gibson and take a Green Walkabout with Stan Cross. And REI, the outdoor gear company, will be convening one of their semi-annual store manager meetings on the WWC campus. They are a corporation that practices environmental stewardship – encouraging carbon neutral travel, purchasing energy offsets and  achieving LEED-certification at some store locations. Margo Flood will be conducting a leadership development training for them and Stan Cross will lead a Green Walkabout to introduce them to WWC's sustainability initiatives. Please welcome these groups to our campus when you see them walking about!


Green Buzz – Free Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

The Campus Greening Crew is proud to announce that each new student and each room of returning students will be getting a compact fluorescent lightbulb. According to Energy Star and MaxLite, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use 78% less energy than a conventional incandescent bulb and last ten times longer than incandescent bulbs. If you replace a 100-watt incandescent bulb with a 32-watt CFL, you can save $30 in energy costs over the bulb’s lifetime. Using these 500 compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of 60-watt incandescent bulbs, WWC will save $3,500 in energy costs this year. Over the bulbs’ lifetimes, the College will save 159,000kWh of energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 227,000lbs, the equivalent of removing 20 cars from the road for one year. All of the light fixtures on campus are equipped with energy efficient fluorescent lights, even the dorm rooms. But when we use our own lamps in our rooms, we usually use incandescent bulbs. This semester the Greening Crew has made available a free CFL for each new student and each room of returning students for use in their room fixtures. If you are living in Vining or Sunderland this semester, look for your new CFL at the Campus Greening information table in your commons room sometime this week.  If you are living in another dorm ask your RD or RA about when you can expect to get yours. Incandescent bulbs have very short life cycles and burn out quickly.  About 95% of the energy used in an incandescent bulb is released as unnecessary heat. There isn’t much reason to feel bad about throwing out that old bulb and replacing it with a cool CFL. Source: EPA CFL calculator, http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=cfls.pr_cfls


Outdoor Programs
DeVries Gym
Ext.  2040

Beginning rock climbing clinic
Thurs., Sept. 19. Outdoor Programs is running a clinic for beginner rock climbers interested in a first step. We
will be teaching how to belay and basic knots. Info: ext. 2040, wday@warren-wilson.edu.

Backpacking in the Pisgahs
Sept. 23-24. Open to all. Departs Sat. morning from DeVries Gym and return on Sunday by dinner.

Beginner rock climbing in Linville Gorge
Sept. 30. Departs Sat. morning and returns by dinner.

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


Lower Laursen
Ext. 3057

There's still time to submit entries for the annual Cross-Cultural Photo Contest! All students, faculty, staff and volunteers are invited to submit up to three photos showing cross-cultural interaction. The contest deadline is Friday, Sept. 22 Win fabulous prizes if the WWC community selects your photo as one of its favorite! Info: Ashley Hart, ext. 3057.

Join the 2006 Tibet WorldWide travelers for the opening of their art exhibition in Sage Cafe on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

Do you have questions about WorldWide courses or study abroad? Would you like to learn more? Please join us for an education abroad information session on Monday, September 26 at 4:00 p.m. in the Laursen conference room.

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.

Freeman-ASIA award applications are now available online at http://www.iie.org/freeman-asia. Freeman-ASIA (Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning on studying overseas in East or Southeast Asia. Students may receive up to $7,000. The deadline application for spring 2007 is October 18.


Scholarly Achievements

Paul Magnarella (Peace and Justice Studies) published the article “Turkish-American Intellectual Exchange and Community Research in Turkey (1930-1980)” in the current issue of The Turkish Studies Association Journal, v. 27, n. 1, pp. 69-89.


Send Us News
Submit your news for WWC This Week to jbowers@warren-wilson.edu. The deadline for the Sept. 26 issue is Friday, Sept. 22 by 5 p.m.

Classifieds and Lost & Found are located online at

For more campus news, visit http://www.warren-wilson.edu/internal/index.php.

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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