Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2007

Warren Wilson Theatre presents “Season of Innocence and Experience”

September 19th, 2007

Warren Wilson Theatre is presenting its 2007-2008 “Season of Innocence and Experience” in Kittredge Theater. Plays for the new season include “The Threepenny Opera” by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Nov. 15-18; Mac Wellman’s new play “Description Beggared” or “The Allegory of Whiteness,” Feb. 7-10; and J.M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan,” April 24-27. Info: 771-3041.

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WWC Alumni Golf Tournament

September 18th, 2007

The annual Warren Wilson College Alumni Golf Tournament will take place Fri., Oct. 5, at the Black Mountain Golf Course.

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Local church recognizes WWC’s environmental efforts

September 18th, 2007

WWC has received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Peace and Environment Team of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, recognizing the College’s significant environmental efforts.

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Sunderland Residence Hall

September 18th, 2007

I’m writing you to provide some information regarding mold and air quality in Sunderland residence hall, and to let you know about the work we are doing there to address the issues.

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Varsity rowers take the gold — and more weekend sports news

September 17th, 2007

Over the weekend the Warren Wilson Varsity Rowing Team traveled north to Maryland to compete in the Wye River Challenge of the Chesapeake.

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Local Food ‘zine — call for submissions

September 14th, 2007

The local food crew was formed out of a student-initiated group with Brian O’loughlin, WWC’s Sodexho representative. One of the crew’s goals is to make the WWC community aware of choices they make each time they eat in either Gladfelter or Cowpie, and in their everyday lives. One of our first community projects is the Local Food Zine, a collection of stories, poems, recipes, cartoons and how-to’s centering around food activism, growing, food service, etc. Submissions are being accepted now. Specifications: 1-1/2 page white or light color paper, held horizontally black and white drawings and lettering due Oct. 12. Info: localfoods@warren-wilson.edu.

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2007 Harwood Cole Lecture

September 14th, 2007

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

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Putting Passion to Practice

September 13th, 2007

Ever wondered how others have succeeded in achieving their life goals? Want to know how to influence change or how to put your passion into practice?

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Environmental Leadership Center offers ‘Mountain Green’ series starting Sept. 17

September 12th, 2007

"Mountain Green: A Community Lunch and Learn Series," inspired by the first Mountain Green Conference in June, will be held on several Mondays at Warren Wilson College beginning Sept. 17.

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WWC This Week — September 11, 2007

September 11th, 2007

September 11, 2007 Vol. 11 No. 2 Thanks from Service LearningThe Service-Learning Office would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to the entire freshman class and all of the new transfers for another successful Service Day in Carrier Park on Amboy Road. New and returning students and staff spent six hours on Aug. [...]

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WWC EcoDorm Serves As Case Study For New NC Conservation Bill

September 11th, 2007

The North Carolina legislature just ratified S668 – AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY AND WATER USE IN STATE, UNIVERSITY, AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE BUILDINGS. Data provided by the Campus Greening Crew for Warren Wilson’s EcoDorm served as the case study for an energy efficient building, and was put foth by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) to promote the legislation.

This past spring, Warren Wilson’s Campus Greening student crew provided McCayne Miller, Business and Outreach Manager for the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, with information on the environmental performance of the EcoDorm. The EcoDorm, built in 2001, is pending LEED Platinum certification. Though it is commonly known that LEED designed buildings can save up to 50% in electric usage, monitoring energy usage in efficient buildings is not yet a common practice. Warren Wilson students captured and analyzed this data and their efforts were well-rewarded.

According to Miller, "The students, staff and faculty should be proud and share in celebrating this accomplishment – you played an important role in affecting change."

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WWC women’s soccer vs. Emmanuel College

September 10th, 2007

Game summary from WWC’s sports information director Molly McMillan.

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Warren Wilson Students Headed to South Dakota over Fall Break

September 6th, 2007

The Warren Wilson College Community and the national non-profit agency Conscious Alliance are teaming up to offer a cross-cultural service trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota over Fall Break.

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Required training time

September 6th, 2007

My thanks to all faculty and staff–particularly the coaching staff — who made accommodations to allow students to attend the first college-wide OSHA training session yesterday.

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Celebrating gardens, chickens, deviled eggs and learning

September 5th, 2007

It’s a little unusual for college students, high school students and second graders to team up on a project.

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Larry Modlin

September 4th, 2007

Larry Modlin, Vice President for Business Affairs, has given Warren Wilson College over 18 years of dedicated service. His financial acumen, strong support of the Triad, and innovative thinking have kept Warren Wilson on track to greatness, and I thank him for his outstanding work. Larry will be retiring from the College at the end of this fiscal year (June 30, 2008) to pursue other interests, but his fine work here will be long remembered.

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August 2007 Report to Campus

September 4th, 2007

The fall term has begun well with the arrival of a terrific group of first-year students. They have hit the ground running in classes, work assignments, and extracurricular activities. From all I’ve heard and seen, the Admission Office once again has delivered a group of students of whom the College can be proud. So I’ll start by thanking Richard Blomgren and his Admission colleagues for their successful recruiting efforts.

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Savoring summer adventures, Warren Wilson style

September 4th, 2007

One would think that with such a busy school year Warren Wilson students would use their summer vacations to relax, mellow out, and perhaps catch up on self-time. That is not always the case….

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Another WWC alum featured in “9 to 5 Outside”

September 4th, 2007

Read a profile of Warren Wilson graduate Jo Smith in the Asheville Citizen-Times.

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Planning campus events and the online events calendar

August 31st, 2007

Important information/tips on planning campus events and utilizing the online campus events calendar.

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