Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week — October 9, 2007

October 9, 2007
Vol. 11 No. 4


Fall break shuttle to Asheville Airport

The following campus departure times have been established for fall break:

Fri., Oct. 19 – 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20 – 4:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Return shuttle to campus will be Sun., Oct. 28 at 1 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Those with flights arriving later than 10:30 p.m. must make their own travel arrangements. Procedure: Reservations must be made to assure your space on the van. Sign -up in Lower Gladfelter at the Campus Post Office, Package Window, or by emailing shuttle@warren-wilson.edu with the following information: name, phone, airline, flight number, departure date, departure time from AVL to your next destination, campus departure location. Departure from Ballfield is fifteen minutes earlier than the establish departure time from campus; departure from Dorland is 10 minutes earlier than the establish departure time from campus; departure from Vining is the established departure time. If you require return transportation to campus, please provide the following information: return time, airline and flight number. You should arrive at your departure location ten minutes early. The driver will not wait. Late departure from campus could result in a student missing their flight.


Staff Housing Available

110 B Cabin Hill (Rice). This is a cozy two-bedroom, one-bath duplex apartment with a combined living room and dining area, kitchen with dishwasher, and two bedrooms on one level. It features wall-to-wall carpet in the bedrooms and living room/dining area. Vinyl flooring is in the kitchen and the bathroom. The unit is heated by electric baseboard. There is a total of 809 feet of gross living area. Rent on this apartment is $278.29/ month. 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 security deposit, and $200 pet deposit, if applicable and be responsible for 100% of the utilities. Application deadline is Tuesday, October 16, at 4 p.m. If you are applying for campus housing, and feel that you have special circumstances that you would like to present before the Human Resources Advisory Committee, please contact Gail Baylor, ext. 2048 to be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.


Fall break check run

Accounts Payable will be on vacation from Fri. Oct. 19 – Fri. Oct. 26. There will be no check runs or manual checks during that period. Regular check runs will begin again on Wed. Oct. 31. Please plan ahead and get your requests in ASAP. Please don’t wait till the last minute.


Mountain Green – a community lunch and learn series

Building on the success of the first Mountain Green Conference in June 2007, Warren Wilson’s Environmental Leadership Center will offer a series of programs in the coming year to engage the community in a conversation about best practices for developing our mountain region.

Oct. 29 – Chuck Smith, Director, Sustainable Development Program, Appalachian State Univ. “How does ASU leverage change in the High Country?”

Nov. 12 – Robin Cape, Asheville City Council. “How is the City of Asheville addressing sustainable development?”

These events are open to the public. RSVP to Phillip Ray Gibson, ext. 3781 or pgibson@warren-wilson.edu. The series takes place in the Gladfelter Dining Hall, Mierke, Room B, 11:30 a.m.


Natural Science Seminar

On Oct. 15 at 4 p.m., in Jensen Lecture Hall, Joe Kennedy will present “Relationship of Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta) nesting approach to time, moon, and tidal sequence on South Island, SC.” Mentor: Dr. Lou Weber. All are invited to attend.


The Character of Our Character: The Intersection between Fictional and Non-Fictional People and Ideas about Creating Actual Human Beings on the Page

Does this title make you curious? Then mark your calendars for this year’s Harwood-Cole Lecture – Sat., Nov. 3. Reception at 3 p.m., lecture at 4 p.m., Canon Lounge. Randall Kenan, author of A Visitation of Spirits, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, and The Fire This Time, will deliver the lecture. Kenan’s books are available in the library and the campus store. They also will be sold at the lecture. Info: nugent@warren-wilson.edu.


Compassionate Closure

Caring for our own at death. A New Vision of Death Care: home based after-death care & green burial options.

WHO: Workshop facilitator, Elizabeth Knox, founder of Maryland-based Crossings is dedicated to educating communities on how to care for their loved one’s after death.

WHAT: Full day workshop: “Compassionate Closure.” There will be an opportunity to consider a spiritual view of dying and the issues around honoring this life passage, including how to actually care for loved ones before and after death at home, a choice most people don’t know they have. Legal and practical matters will be included in presentations that give courage, confidence, and hope for the inevitable transitions in our lives.

WHEN: October 26-27
Oct. 26: showing of PBS documentary A Family Undertaking that profiles families as they perform home funerals. 7:30-9 p.m.
Oct. 27: workshop 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

HOW MUCH: $125. Includes Living into Dying Resource workbook, lunch, snack, and training in practicalities and hands-on skills for home funeral care. Partial scholarships and student rates available and happily encouraged.

WHERE: Jubilee!

WHY: For most of us, death is something handled by a funeral home, but there are other options. Although eventual death is the one certainty we can count on in life, we often postpone considerations of how we will care for our loved one’s at this time until the last minute. The age-old art of home funeral care, common in the American home fifty years ago, brought family and community into intense engagement with death. Today, that experience has been lost. We remain a society in which death is viewed as the enemy, to be hidden, shunned, and separated physically and spiritually from the living. Modern hospital and funerary practices diminish our acceptance of death by cutting us off from seeing and experiencing it as a natural transition in life.

Info: Cameron Bargerstock, cbargerstock@warren-wilson.edu


Lower Laursen
Ext. 3057

Thanks to all who submitted entries for the International Photo Contest. The photos will soon be displayed in the library. Be sure to stop by and vote for your favorite!

Applications for Gilman International Scholarships and Freeman-ASIA Awards are due October 9. Contact Naomi Otterness for more information.

Passport copies and physician’s exam forms for winter WorldWide travelers are due in the WorldWide office by Nov. 1.

Micronesia WorldWide travelers, it’s time to get your foreign travel immunizations. You may review the immunization recommendations for Micronesia by visiting the Center for Disease Control’s website at www.cdc.gov/travel. You may obtain these vaccinations from your own physician or from the Buncombe County Health Department. To schedule an appointment at the Health Department (located at 35 Woodfin Street in Asheville), call 250-5096. You can also call 250-5198 for more information about foreign travel immunizations. Appointments should be at least 4-6 weeks prior to departure.


Scholarly Achievemen

Art professor Louly Konz and WWC students participated in the Popular Culture Association of the South and the American Culture Association of the South conference Sept. 27-29. Dr. Konz chaired the session, “Popular Culture and Art: Creative Art in a Dystopian World.” She presented a paper about collaborations between the visual artist Matthew Barney and Bjork, his life partner and pop musician. Warren Wilson graduate Heather Wilson presented about Realism and Super-realism in art compared with Orwell’s 1984. Alex French, a senior art major, presented “The Street Artist Swoon.” Students Ashley Hibbs and Tyler Smith provided technical support.


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