Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week — Nov. 14, 2006

WWC This Week

November 14, 2006
Vol. 10 No. 15

Got a wild idea?

WWC’s Fussler Fund supports innovative projects throughout the campus and the larger WNC community by awarding small catalyst grants, which serve as seed money for these projects. Students, Staff, and Faculty interested in applying for the 2006-07 grant cycle should complete an application form (available at the front desk of the College Relations level of the Orr Cottage) and submit it to Carla Sutherland (csuther@warren-wilson.edu) by Fri., Nov. 17. Applications will be screened for appropriateness by the Fussler Fund Subcommittee. If your application meets the general guidelines, you will be asked to prepare a budget and to submit any other information requested by the Subcommittee. Awards will be announced after Dec. 6. Special consideration will be given to applications that are innovative and self-sustaining after start-up funding has been exhausted. Applications that address economic development, environmental stewardship and education, sustainable agricultural and forestry practices, or quality of life issues are particularly welcome. If you have any questions regarding the Fussler Fund, please contact Carla Sutherland at extension 2050 or email csuther@warren-wilson.edu.

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About Butoh

If you were thinking about taking the Theatre's two-credit Butoh class next semester but didn't register because of the announced 2 p.m. starting time, be advised: THR 221 Butoh: Dance of Darkness will meet from 2:30-3:50 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and alternate Fridays. The online schedule on CampusWeb has been corrected. Registration for courses will open up again next Wednesday, and you may add this two-credit class at that time. If you saw the Butoh and Beyond performance earlier this semester and were intrigued, please consider taking the course. Info: ext. 3041, gpaul@warren-wilson.edu.

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Farm freezer sale

Mon., Nov. 20, 1-5:30 pm, Farm shop. The Warren Wilson Farm would like to invite the community to our annual Fall Freezer Sale. We will be offering beef and pork in a variety of delicious cuts. No credit cards will be accepted, however, we love cash or checks! Our animals are humanely raised without the use of antibiotics and hormones. Keep warm this winter by supporting local agriculture.

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Talkin’ Trash – Pizza Boxes: Recyclable or Trash?

The high volume of pizza boxes Warren Wilson goes through from Chowtime Pizza and Domino’s has oftentimes caused many to ask, “Can we recycle pizza boxes?” The answer is YES: but it is important to remember that in order for a pizza box to be recyclable it must be CLEAN. The recycling process of corrugated cardboard begins with the cardboard being chopped up in water to make a “paper slush” or pulp. The paper fibers float to the top, as does any contaminating oils (grease) or wax. Because oil and wax float at the same level as the paper pulp, they are impossible to remove. This creates an undesirable product. Paper pulp that is free of oil and wax is eventually poured onto a screen and dried, ready to become a new, recycled product! So: if you’ve got a pizza box that is greasy on the pizza side (as most are) and clean on the top lid, rip off the clean top lid and put in with your cardboard recycling. Throw away the greasy half and you’re a star! Learn more: http://www.corrugated.org/.

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Safety tip six pack

1. Never touch the nozzle of a paint gun while paint is being sprayed. The paint in airless guns can penetrate skin.

2. Before you climb a ladder, scrape off any mud on the bottom of your shoes.

3. If you are going on vacation, leave your curtains OPEN – it looks less unusual to have them open at night than to have them closed during day.

4. Let your children know that they can hit, kick, or scream at a stranger who wants to do something with them or take them somewhere, even if the stranger offers sweets.

5. If you store chemical products in locked cupboards, rooms or outbuildings, keep the key hidden. Don't underestimate a child's ability to copy your behavior.

6. When you install a smoke detector in your home, position the detector in a well ventilated area and somewhere that is not difficult to reach.

Brought to you by Sue Quigley and the Safety and Training Office at ext. 3017

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Teach, Earn, and Travel in China

Looking for an inexpensive way to travel? Want to make money while you travel? Want to teach abroad? Regardless of your major, you could teach English or other subjects in China with the Chinese Culture Center. To learn more, drop in with Career Services as we welcome Eric Jones, a representative from the CCC, in Gladfelter, Mierke B, from 11:30-1 on Wednesday Nov. 15. Info: ext. 3759.

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Bluegrass at Sage

Wed., Nov. 15, 7-8 p.m., George and Brooke Buckner will join with Lawrence Dillingham to present a concert of early country and traditional bluegrass music at Sage Café. George Buckner is a fourth generation banjo player from Barnardsville, NC, who grew up playing traditional music. He plays traditional North Carolina three-finger banjo (Scruggs style), but also a melodic style that he learned from banjo player Carol Best. Lawrence Dillingham grew up in a musical family in Buncombe County and learned from his father who plays the banjo and guitar. Lawrence is well respected for his flat-picking style guitar playing. He and George have been performing together since second grade, when they formed a band to accompany their elementary school clogging team. Brooke Buckner comes from a family that has been in western North Carolina for many generations. She plays rhythm guitar and sings ballads, gospel songs, and other songs from the string band tradition. This series of Appalachian music concerts is made possible by support from Warren Wilson’s Lyceum committee, Academic Affairs, and the Swannanoa Gathering.

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Iraq Unembedded photojournalist visits with slides of recent trip

Thurs., Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., Canon Lounge. Photojournalist and author Thorne Anderson will be showing slides from his latest trip to Iraq. He is the co-author of Unembedded, a book of pictures and stories from Iraq without the restrictions and biases of journalists who go there embedded with the military. See an interview with Thorne in the latest Echo. He will also be visiting various classes that day and inviting students to have dinner with him in Mierke B for questions and informal discussion. If you would like to have him in your class on Thursday, contact Julie at ext. 2038. To view his book's website, visit http://www.unembedded.net.

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Thanksgiving break library hours

The library will close at 5 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 21 and reopen Sun., Nov. 26, at 6 p.m.

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Together We Read event on campus

Mark your calendars for Wed., Nov. 29, 7 p.m. in Canon Lounge. The Friends of the Library and the Undergraduate Writing Program will sponsor a book talk/book discussion of Saints at the River by Ron Rash. This book is being read all over Western North Carolina this year. Asheville area poet Nancy Dillingham and Kathy Newfont, Professor of Appalachian Studies at Mars Hill College, will introduce the book and guide our discussion. The book is available in the campus store.

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

Econ discussion group
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Gladfelter near the quiet dining room.

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

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

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Green Buzz – Clean food, good taste!

The labels that the Campus Greening crew promised you have finally, after a laborious editing and production process, been delivered to the neighborhood cafeteria. In Gladfelter you may see labels for a variety of foods, all produced locally or purchased from the WWC garden, including such favorites as WWC sausage and local honey. The labels were printed at the locally owned Grove Arcade Copy Shop in Asheville. Lauren rode her bike to the shop to drop the labels off, and drove the hybrid to pick them up. Hooray for energy conservation! The labels are printed on 100% recycled paper just like the doctor ordered. Take a look at what you eat, and be sure to patronize our especially tasty local and home grown varieties! Thanks are due to Brian and the dining crew for their efforts in putting up those labels daily, keeping us informed about what we eat and where it comes from.

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Service Learning

Service Learning offers food for Asheville’s homeless, and you can help!

Nov. 16-17 – Miss-A-Meal. Students sign up to miss either lunch or dinner (or both) on these days. Sodexho will donate the money from their missed meals to buying bulk food for a local hunger-fighting agency. During lunch, there will be an opportunity for students that are missing their meal to gather together for support in their fasting.

Nov. 19- Join members of Zachiah's House and Serve Breakfast in Pritchard Park. Meet at SLO 8:30 a.m., return at noon.

Homeless IN America – documentary showing in Schafer C TV Room, 8 p.m.

Food not Bombs – meet in Sunderland Basement Kitchen at 1 p.m. Cook, leave campus to serve downtown at Pritchard Park at 3:30 p.m. Return to WWC by 5:30 p.m. Email: mkelley@warren-wilson.edu for details or just show up.

Nov. 20 – The Hunger Banquet: A dinner event in which students sign up and are assigned a social class. Depending on their class, they will eat a meal of plain rice, rice and beans, or an elaborate meal catered to them. The evening is designed to create an awareness of global hunger and poverty.

Service Learning Super Stars
News from Conscious Alliance: The success of our summer hinged upon the recent addition of a full-time intern, Justin Levy, from WWC. This summer, he was responsible for coordinating a team of 20 volunteers for the Bonnaroo Music Festival and organizing a solid group of volunteers for the entire Phil Lesh and Friends Summer Tour. Step up for Conscious' annual Turkey Drive. http://www.consciousalliance.org.

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WorldWide
Lower Laursen
Ext. 3057

Travelers from the 2006 WorldWide Scotland course will be giving a presentation about their experiences on Wed., Nov. 15, 5 p.m. in Carson 12. Students in this education course spent three weeks in a village outside of Edinburgh doing service and volunteering in the local elementary school. Join them to learn more!

All winter WorldWide travelers are encouraged to receive a flu vaccination prior to travel. The WWC Health Center is offering free flu shots for students.

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 2007-2008. 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.

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Send Us News
Submit your news for WWC This Week to jbowers@warren-wilson.edu. The deadline for the Nov. 14 issue is Friday, Nov. 10 by 5 p.m.

Emergency Information Line: 258-4521.

 

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