Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week — December 18, 2007

Warren Wilson MFA program features readings and lectures

Need some creative inspiration to draw you out of January hibernation? The Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers will feature distinguished poetry and fiction writers giving public readings and lectures Jan. 3-12, 2008. The faculty and students come from far and wide each winter and summer to engage in one of the best low-residency creative writing programs in the nation. The events, free and open to the public, last about one hour each. For more details call the MFA office at (828) 771-3715.

Readings (8:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall behind the College Chapel unless otherwise indicated)

Jan. 3 – Brooks Haxton, Anthony Doerr, Barbara Ras, Dominic Smith.

Jan. 4 – Marianne Boruch, Charles D’Ambrosio, Van Jordan, Michael Martone.

Jan. 5 – C.J. Hribal, Debra Allbery, Debra Spark, Steve Orlen.

Jan. 6 (Canon Lounge of Gladfelter Student Center) – David Haynes, Betty Adcock, Victor LaValle, Heather McHugh.

Jan. 7 – Wilton Barnhardt, Jennifer Grotz, Maud Casey, Maurice Manning.

Jan. 9 – Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Megan Staffel, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Peter Turchi.

Jan. 10 – Graduating student readings: Amy Cloud, Kira Obolensky, Henry Kearney,
Matthew Simmons, Maeve Kinkead.

Jan. 11 – Graduating student readings: Sara Bauer, Kande Culver, J.J. Penna, Tom McHenry, Mark Prudowsky.

Jan. 12 (4:30 p.m., followed by Graduation Ceremony) – Graduating student readings: Allison Paige, Justin Bigos, Sunil Rao, Scott Challener.

Lectures (9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall unless otherwise indicated)

Jan. 4 (11:15 a.m.) – Maurice Manning, “In Kind: Some Thoughts on Sympathy.”

Jan. 9 – Debra Allbery, “‘When Light went Forth Looking for the Eye’: A Meditation on the Contemporary Ekphrastic Poem.”

Jan. 10 – Jennifer Grotz, “The Pathetic Fallacy.”

Jan. 11 – Debra Spark, “New Wave Fabulism.”

Jan. 12 (9:30 a.m.) – Heather McHugh, “Matters of Letters.”

Jan. 12 (10:45 a.m.) – C.J. Hribal, “Vision and (Re)vision.”

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Cafeteria schedule

The last meal served in the Cowpie Cafe is lunch on Wed., Dec. 19.
The Last meal served in the Gladfelter Dining Hall is a continental breakfast in the lobby on Fri., Dec. 21.
The dining hall reopens at breakfast on Fri., Jan. 4, 7:30 a.m.

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Late Night Breakfast – Tues., Dec. 18, 9-10 p.m., Gladfelter Dining Hall.

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Winter weather reminders

The best sources of information for WWC emergency and weather-related announcements are the College Hotline, (828) 258-4521, and the Inside page, (http://www.warren-wilson.edu/internal/index.php). The hotline and inside page will be updated as soon as there is weather-related information to report. If you are without phone service, you can check the local broadcast media, which will air an announcement only if there is a closing or delay. If you also are without electricity but have a battery-powered radio, 570 AM or 1350 AM are the best continuing sources of information regarding a closing or delay.

The College typically remains open even in the event of extreme weather. Working with Public Safety, the Communications and Media Relations Offices will provide up-to-date information on road conditions in the vicinity of the College. 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. 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 getting to the library to open it on time. In such a situation the library will open as soon as the first staff member arrives. It also may be necessary for the library to close early so that library staff can return home safely. Even 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 that classes/work crews will meet as scheduled.

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Spring Semester Crew Opening – Swannanoa Gathering

Like traditional music? The Swannanoa Gathering is seeking to provide a detail-oriented student, who has an interest in folk music and dance, the opportunity to work with people actively preserving folk traditions. The Gathering hosts over a thousand participants involved in seven folk music and dance programs on campus each summer and the preparation involved in bringing these folks to Warren Wilson begins in earnest in January. We are looking to fill a spring crew position, with the likelihood of an 8-week summer work contract. To find out more about our program, visit our website: www.swangathering.com. Interested individuals should contact Liz Brace, gathering@warren-wilson.edu or x3761.

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Wanted: Writing Center tutors

The writing center is actively looking for tutors for the spring semester. Of particular interest are upperclassmen having completed Comp II and/or people with scientific majors. The writing center is a great place to work: easy-going atmosphere, intellectual engagement, plus the satisfaction of helping your peers when they need it most. Please contact Katie Hast at khast@warren-wilson.edu if interested.

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Extended library hours

The library will extend its hours to midnight Sunday-Wednesday, December 16-19 to accommodate students completing semester-end projects or studying for exams. Coffee/tea will be available those nights from 8-9 p.m. in the downstairs library kitchen. Please bring your covered mugs.

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Buy a print, help Himalayans

For $100 buy a striking framed and matted photograph of an Himalayan villager and the entire $100 will go toward a water project or school supplies or medicines for the group of villages where this person lives, greatly multiplying the purchasing power of the $100. Contact Bill Mosher (298-6197) or bmosher@warren-wilson.edu with questions.

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EcoTeam position available

Join the Environmental Leadership Center’s EcoTeam Crew! The ELC is looking for one student who wants to help teach third-graders a series of fun multi-disciplinary environmental education lessons. Students interested must be responsible, self-motivated, dependable, and enjoy working with children in an educational context. All majors welcome. Contact Stan at scross@warren-wilson.edu. Also, learn more about EcoTeam at the ELC website www.warren-wilson.edu/~elc.

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Summer 2008 internships

What are you going to say to mom and dad when they pop the question over the holidays… “So, have you thought about what you’ll do this summer?” Check out the WWC 2008 Summer Internships for some great answers. These internships offer you $$paid$$ opportunities that provide you valuable experiences with exceptional organizations. Go to the Environmental Leadership Center’s web page (www.warren-wilson.edu/~elc) for a list of intern partners, job descriptions, and application material. Info: scross@warren-wilson.edu.

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Scholarly Achievements

Sophomore Nora Purcell has been awarded a Mellon grant for undergraduate environmental research from Lewis & Clark College. She will be working on a Panama-based GIS and wireless s
ensor network project with Warren Wilson geography professor David Abernathy. Purcell is one of twenty-one applications the selection committee supported for inclusion in the undergraduate research initiative.

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Want more news and events?

The Warren Wilson internal home page, a.k.a. “the inside page,” (http://www.warren-wilson.edu/internal/index.php) is the hub for campus information. The inside page holds daily news, announcements and events, as well as links to campus resources such as classifieds, CampusWeb, WebMail, the library website, academic pages, electronic bulletin boards and other sites. To access the College’s public website, click the white Warren Wilson College banner at the top of the page.

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Emergency Information Line
(828) 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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