Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week – December 12, 2006

December 12, 2006 Vol. 10 No. 19

 

Winter weather reminder

As Old Man Winter comes to our part of the world, here are a few things to keep in mind regarding the operation of the College:

Typically, the College remains open even in the event of extreme weather. Occasionally, some class meetings may be canceled or crew work altered if the professor or supervisor is unable to travel to campus. If your crew supervisor is not available, please report to the work program office, as the crew may still need to function without a supervisor.

Severe weather also may prevent staff from opening the library on time. In such a situation the library will open as soon as the first staff member arrives. Occasionally it also may be necessary for the library to close early so that library staff can return home safely.

In those rare cases when classes are canceled, the College will continue operations for the well-being of residential students. The best assumption in each case is that the College will be open and classes/crews will meet as scheduled.

Working with Public Safety, up-to-date information on road conditions in the vicinity of the College will be provided to the campus community. The relatively flat Old U.S. 70/Bee Tree Road "back way" from Swannanoa often provides a good alternate route to campus in snowy or icy conditions.

The best source of information for WWC emergency announcements is the College hotline at (828) 258.4521. The hotline will be updated just as soon as there is weather-related information to report. In addition,
you can check for announcements on the College's inside page — http://www.warren-wilson.edu/internal/index.php — from on or off campus.

If you are without phone service, you can tune in to local broadcast media, which will air an announcement only if there is a closing or delay.

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SLO needs sleeping pads, cots

Service Learning needs your help. They are seeking to borrow as many cots, sleeping mats, and inflatable mattresses, to help make their stay during the New Orleans break trip more comfortable. Bring them to the Service Learning Office, or contact rharman@warren-wilson.edu for more information.

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Music and sweets at the Chapel

Cookies and Carols will be held Wed., Dec. 13, 8 p.m. in the Chapel. Anyone who plays an instrument is invited to come and play along! For those of you who don't know, this is the night the church members offer up cookies to the students and invite the community in for a Christmas Carol sing-and-play-along! Enjoy.

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President's Holiday Open House

For faculty/staff/volunteers – Thurs., Dec. 14, 4-7 p.m., President’s Home.

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Residence hall checkout reminder

The residence hall checkout deadline for those students who do not have work contracts for the break period beginning Wed., Dec. 20 and ending Sun., Dec. 24, is noon on Thursday, Dec. 21.

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Final check run

The last check run before Christmas will be on Tues., Dec. 19. Have your requests to Accounts Payable 2 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 18. The next check run will be on Wed., Jan. 3. Have requests to Accounts Payable by 2 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 2.

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Library midnight hours for semester's end

The library will extend its hours until midnight Tues.-Thurs., Dec. 12-14, and Sun.-Mon., Dec. 17-18, to accommodate students completing semester projects and studying for exams. Coffee and tea will be available these nights from 8-9 p.m. in the downstairs library kitchen. Remember to bring your covered mug.

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Library Winter Break 2007 Hours

The library will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, and reopen
Wednesday, January 3, at 8:30 a.m.

MFA Winter Residency Hours:
Wednesday-Friday, January 3-5, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, January 6-7, 2-6 p.m.
Monday, January 8, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday, January 9-11, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday, January 12, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Additionally:
CLOSED Sat.-Sun., January 13-14
Mon.-Fri., Jan. 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
CLOSED Sat.-Sun., January 20-21

Regular hours resume on Mon., Jan. 22

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A Swannanoa Solstice

Sun., Dec. 17, 7 pm. A holiday concert at the Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place featuring award-winning multi-instrumentalists Amy White, Al Petteway, Robin Bullock and a host of special guests.

$10 student tickets at Diana Wortham
The Diana Wortham Theatre invites area college students to attend performances in the 2006/2007 Mainstage Series with a Student Rush $10 ticket. The annual Mainstage Series is a full schedule of performances by nationally and internationally touring artists in music, dance, theatre and comedy. Student Rush tickets to these shows are $10 for students with a valid student I.D. and are sold the day of the show, based on availability. Info: http://dwtheatre.com.

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Flowing Into the New Year

Sat., Jan. 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., WWC Chapel, Lower Fellowship Hall. A day of mindfulness and yoga, led by Judith Toy and Martia Bennett. Seated mediation, Hatha Yoga, walking meditation, a mindful potluck lunch, total relaxation and circle discussion. Bring a meditation cushion or bench, a blanket and your yoga mat, as well as a veggie potluck dish to share. Info: 669-0920 or 275-4028.

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Econ discussion group

The group is now named Q-star and will resume in February. Look for an announcement and come find out what the “star” is in economics next term.

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Warren Wilson Christmas presents

Share your Warren Wilson experience with someone else at Christmas. Bill Mosher has a limited number of the following books: WARREN WILSON COLLEGE, a photo book of the campus is in both a 160 page hardback version ($60) and an 80 page softcover version ($30). FIRST WEEK 2006, a book of photographs of orientation week, is in a 160 page hardback version for $60. HALLOWEEN 2006, a book of photographs of students in Halloween costumes in both an 80 page hardback version ($50) and an 80 page softcover version ($30). There are also posters of Halloween 2006 for $10. 11”x14” framed and matted photographs from any of these books are available for $75 with a selection of Warren Wilson College photographs viewable for purchase on the third floor of Jensen. To view books in downloadable PDF versions or to down load slide shows of books viewable on your iPod as well as looking at other books and calendars click on http://www.billybaba.com or check out books and see slide shows in front of Gladfelter dining hall this week. A noncommercial, alternative Christmas present of a $100 donation to MGVS, an Indian Presbyterian village development program in the lower Himalayas will include a free $100 framed and matted photograph of your choice of a villager from these villages as a Christmas gift to keep the people you have helped in mind.

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Safety Tip – Changes to the NC Seat Belt Law went into effect December 1, 2006.

*All drivers and passengers, in the rear seat as well as in the front seat, ages 16 and older must wear their seat belts.

*Children less than age 16 are covered by the NC child passenger safety law. The full restraint system provided for the seating position must be properly worn. Both the lap and shoulder belt must be properly worn even if the position is equipped with an automatic shoulder belt or air bag. Placing the shoulder belt behind the back or under the arm is not allowed.

Restraint Penalties:
Drivers and Front Seat Occupants Older than age 15
*Penalty of $25
*$75 court cost
s
*No driver license or insurance points are assessed.

Rear Seat Occupants Older than age 15
*Penalty of $10
*No court costs
*No driver license or insurance points are assessed.

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WorldWide
Lower Laursen
Ext. 3057

Bon voyage to our winter WorldWide travelers! Students and instructors will be traveling to Thailand, Chile, and the Everglades at the end of the month. We wish all of these travelers a safe and happy journey.

Irish-American Scholars Program applications are due to Naomi Otterness in the WorldWide office by Dec. 15.

Students planning to study abroad in Asia during the summer (minimum 8-week programs), or fall semester in Asia may be eligible for scholarships sponsored by the Freeman Foundation. Please visit http://www.iie.org/programs/Freeman%2DASIA/a_eligibility.shtm for more information.

Spring WorldWide travelers: You should have received flight information request forms in your campus mailboxes. These forms are due by January 31. Please be sure to check your boxes before you leave campus for the semester! Also, remember that it is each traveler's responsibility to have a valid passport in hand at least 8 weeks before travel. If you do not have a passport, be sure to apply for your passport soon. Passport applications can take between six to eight weeks to process, and if you are applying the first time for a passport or replacing a lost passport, you will need to have your original birth certificate. Students may come by the WorldWide office for an application or download an application from the U.S. Department of State's travel web site (www.travel.state.gov).

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Emergency Information Line: 258-4521

Classifieds & Lost & Found: http://www.warren-wilson.edu/forums

More campus news: http://www.warren-wilson.edu/internal/index.php.

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