Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week — October 3, 2006

A bulletin for the Warren Wilson College community

October 3, 2006  
Vol. 10  No. 10


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 (see below)  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 men’s 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.


Festival on the Field

Don’t forget that Festival on the Field 2006 is Sat., Oct. 7! We’ll have lots of food, awesome stuff, cool drinks and, best of all, ongoing soccer games the entire afternoon. So start saving that spare change out of your car to buy your mom/dad, brother/sister that funky birthday present they have always needed. Get a cookie for yourself to enjoy, too! Info: Shannon Senn at ext. 2042 or ssenn@warren-wilson.edu.


Janisse Ray among writers, artists at Heartstone Reading Oct. 16
Janisse Ray is among the many accomplished writers, musicians and artists featured Oct. 16 at the Heartstone Reading on campus. The evening of music, poetry and prose – free and open to the public – begins with a 15-minute musical prelude at 7:15 p.m. in Canon Lounge.

Ray, author of essays, poetry and books including Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, will be joined by several contributors to Heartstone, the environmental journal of WWC’s Environmental Leadership Center. Reading their poetry and prose to celebrate the theme of water in the 2006 issue of Heartstone will be Thomas Rain Crowe, Jeff Davis, John Lane, Gary Lilley, Sebastian Matthews, Catherine Reid and Ann Turkle. Music will be provided by the Warren Wilson Orchestra and Chorale, directed by Milt Crotts. The Warren Wilson Department of Theatre will provide scenic design, and works by artists Dusty Benedict and John Dickson will be displayed. A book signing will follow the celebration. Info: ext. 3006.


Open Position Administrative Assistant – Academic Affairs

WWC seeks an Administrative Assistant for the Office of Academic Affairs. The Administrative Assistant has primary responsibility for office management and administrative support in the Office of Academic Affairs, which includes the training and supervision of a small student work crew. Qualified applicants should possess a college education and/or five years’ experience in a comparable position, prior experience in office management; with experience in an academic setting preferred; basic computer knowledge and excellent word processing ability; and experience with Word, Excel, Access and Power Point preferred. Excellent English language and grammatical skills, including fine writing and proofreading skills; strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks are necessary. Qualified individuals send cover letter, resume and two letters of reference to Ms. Gail Baylor, Warren Wilson College, and PO Box 9000, Asheville, NC 28815-9000. Review of applications will begin Oct. 16.


Talkin’ Trash

You all probably know that WWC can only recycle plastic #1 and plastic #2 BOTTLES, but do you know why? Plastic bottles are blow-molded containers. This requires that they have a low viscosity (runny when melted down) so that they can be blown into shape. Yogurt tubs and other non-bottle plastics are made by injection molding. This process requires that the material have a higher viscosity. If a bottle and a yogurt tub, both made of plastic #2, are melted down together, the melted plastic wouldn’t be good for blow-molding or injection molding. #1 and #2 non-bottle plastics are recyclable, but they are not recycled in Western North Carolina. Now you know.


Bill Mosher’s photo books available

Two photo books about Warren Wilson are available for purchase at $60 each. The first, Warren Wilson College, is a 160 page (perhaps 250 photographs) hardcover book of color photographs of a walk around the farm, garden, pond, Dogwood ridge and campus at different seasons of the year. The second, Week one 2006, is a 160 page hardcover book of color photographs of the week of orientation before school began. I, Bill Mosher, took the photographs without knowing who any of you were. On Wed., Oct. 4, I will be sitting outside the dining room at lunch trying to identify as many of you as possible with your help. Stop by and take a look to see if you or your favorite place on campus happens to be included. Copies are also at Admissions. Slide shows from the book, a PDF version of the book, and Podcasts of the first week which you can download to iTunes are on my website, http://www.billybaba.com. Let your parents and friends see the overview of the first week online.


Dustin Spagnola at Asheville Area Arts Council's Front Gallery

The work of Dustin Spagnola, an Asheville artist and graduate of Warren Wilson College, will be on display at the Front Gallery Oct. 6 – Nov. 7. A reception will be held in conjunction with the last Gallery Art Walk of the 2006 season on Oct. 6, 5:30-8 p.m.


First Juried Student Art Show

Held in conjunction with Annual Faculty Show. Juror: Teresa Prater, Chair of Converse College Art Dept. Open to all WWC students. Requirements: Work must have been completed while enrolled in College; can submit up to 3 works; juror will select 30-50 works to exhibit out of all entries; four categories: 3D, Photo, Books, and 2D (including prints). Prizes awarded to top winner in each category. 2D and Photo work must be matted, for help see Holden Crew. ENTRIES DUE NOV. 8. No late entries accepted. Bring work to Holden Art Center Office. Opening Reception, Fri., Nov. 17. Info: Holden Art Crew.


Volunteers/interns needed

The Colburn Earth Science Museum is currently seeking volunteers/interns to work at the front desk with Visitor Services, to work in the gift shop and a host of other duties. It’s a great intro to museum work; four hour shifts are available Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Students who might be interested would include any earth science majors, environmental ed. majors, education majors, and any student interested in future museum careers. If you’re interested, contact Felicity Green at  museum.colburn@gmail.com or 254-7162


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


Sound-Off: Theology for Lunch is now hosting visitors
The Sound-Off table will now be hosting leaders of faith communities to join the lunch conversation. If you’d  like the chance to meet them and hear their views on topics of interest to you, come join the conversation. Sound Off meets Thursdays in the corner of Gladfelter under the big white sign. All topics are open for discussion, all are invited. Sponsored by the Chapel and the Office of Church Relations. Info: jlehman@warren-wilson.edu.


Thursday Night Jam Sessions

Bring your instruments and c
ome out to jam every Thursday night from 6-8 p.m.  Locations will alternate between Sunderland patio and Vining pavilion (bad weather location inside commons). Oct. 5 (Sunderland), Oct. 12 (Vining), Oct. 19 (Sunderland)


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.


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.


Pagan Pride Day

CERES, the Coalition of Earth Religions for Education and Support, is a proud sponsor of the Asheville Pagan Pride Day Celebration 2006. This years event will be held on the Quad of UNCA's Campus Sat., Oct. 7, noon-6 pm. Open to the public at no cost. Please bring a donation of canned food if you are able to help us produce a harvest for local charities. http://www.unca.edu/welcome/directions.html


WWC Chorale at Chapel
Sun., Oct. 8, 10:45 a.m. Come and hear the choral sounds of your friends in a 15 minute prelude performance this Sunday at the College Chapel.


Natural Science Seminar

Oct. 9, 4 p.m. – Alexander Dietz presents “Presence and activity of Canis latrans at WWC.”  Jensen lecture hall. Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber. All are welcome.


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.


Iona  community  head on campus
Kathy Galloway, head of the Iona Community will speak on campus Thurs., Oct. 12 at 4 p.m., Jensen Lecture Hall. Plan to attend – especially all who have or will visit Iona off the West Coast of Scotland. Hear about the Iona Community very much alive and active in the world. The Iona Community is involved in peace and justice issues, church renewal, the integrity of creation, inter cultural and interracial concerns worldwide. Kathy an eloquent speaker with lovely Scottish lilt, author of many books and composer of inspiring songs, provides a unique opportunity to learn more about Iona and the Iona Community.


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.   


Together We Read event on campus

Get ready for a talk-discussion of this year's TWR selection, Saints at the River by Ron Rash, by purchasing your own copy at the College Bookstore. The TWR event will be Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Canon Lounge and is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Undergraduate Writing Program. Dr. Kathy Newfont, Professsor of Appalachian Studies at Mars Hill College, and Asheville-area poet Nancy Dillingham will lead the discussion.


Physics Photo of the Week



Green Buzz

Native Landscaping at the Village

Three members of the Landscaping crew have been working diligently to design the landscaping plans for the Village dorms. Martha Eberle, Elisa Litsky, and Katie Pritchett have logged over 190 hours this semester evaluating which trees and shrubs are best for the site. In order to meet LEED certification, the landscaping around the dorms must promote water efficiency through the use of drought-tolerant plants and regulate solar gain by shading buildings and sidewalks during summer months and losing foliage during winter months to allow  light in for heating purposes. The Landscaping crew plans to use as many native plants as possible, with an emphasis on putting drought-tolerant plants in dry, rocky areas around the site and using trees such as hemlocks, cedars, and American Holly to create a sound barrier between the dorms and Warren Wilson Road. The crew also hopes to re-integrate native plants that are used less frequently, such as fringe tree and silverbell. Sod will be laid between the dorms to create a small lawn area. Edible plants will also be featured at the Village. Look for blueberry, elderberry, bush honeysuckle, native hawthorn, yellowroot, St. John’s wort, spicebush, and witch hazel, among others. Native grasses and flowers will be planted on the bank around the road encircling the dorms. In time, trees like Sumac and Devil’s Walking Stick will also be planted on the bank. Planting will begin after fall break, when the trees arrive. Shrubs will be planted in the late winter or early spring, depending on weather conditions.  The site should become established in 8-10 years. The crew has made a point of buying plants from nurseries in NC. Hanging Dog Valley Nursery in Murphy, Carolina Tree Farm outside Asheville, and Carolina Native in Burnsville are all being utilized.  

Lower Laursen
Ext. 3057

Many thanks to all students, faculty, staff and volunteers who have submitted photos for the annual Cross-Cultural Photo Contest. This year’s contest will be making its debut at the International/WorldWide Alumni Welcome Reception on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in lower Laursen. Be sure to stop by and vote for your favorite entry! Look for the display later in the library and the lobby of Laursen.

Freeman-ASIA award applications are now available on-line at www.iie.org/freeman-asia. Freeman-ASIA (Freeman 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, 2006

Amara Lauren of BorderLinks will be hosting an information session on the Semester on the Border program on Oct. 18 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Mierke B dining room. Students in this unique study abroad program pursue academic studies, experiential learning and community living along the U.S./Mexico border. Join her to learn more!

Winter WorldWide travelers, a copy of your passport is due in the WorldWide offi
ce by November 1. Passport applications take 4-6 weeks to process, so if you do not have a current passport, you should apply for one now.


Scholarly Achievements

Paul Magnarella (Peace and Justice Studies) recently published a chapter titled “The Hutu-Tutsi Conflict in Rwanda,” in the book, Perspectives on Contemporary Ethnic Conflict (S.C. Saha, ed.) New York/Oxford: Lexington Books, 2006, pp. 107-131.


Hooray for . . .

Lorrie Jayne, Naomi Otterness and Sharon Withrow, for participated in the online seminar “Values, Cultures and Conflicts–Resolving Conflicts and Solving Problems Across the Cultural Divide,” hosted by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Bob Swoap's Health Psychology class, which raised more than $1000 for the Arthritis Foundation. Bob and four of his students – Rache Mureau-Haines, Josh Neri, Margo Peterson, and Kat Slager – walked/ran during this past weekend's Asheville Arthritis Walk. (Josh was second in the 5K run.) Thanks to those in the WWC community who supported the team in their fund-raising efforts!


Send Us News
Submit your news for WWC This Week to jbowers@warren-wilson.edu. The deadline for the Oct. 10 issue is Friday, Oct. 6 by 5 p.m.

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

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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