Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2008

Asheville mayor’s proclamation recognizes Warren Wilson program

October 29th, 2008

Coinciding with National Weatherization Day, Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy proclaimed Oct. 30, 2008, to be INSULATE! Day in the City of Asheville.

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College guide by WWC assistant dean wins “Best Books” award

October 28th, 2008

USABookNews.com has selected a book by Tawan Perry, assistant dean of student life at Warren Wilson College, as the winner in the “College Guides” category of the National Best Books 2008 Awards.

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Mountain Bike Team Places Third at Collegiate National Championships

October 28th, 2008

Led by senior Matthew Williams, Warren Wilson College’s mountain bike team earned the bronze medal in Division II of the Collegiate National Mountain Bike Championships, held this past weekend at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC.

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Sustainability and Land Courses — Spring 2009

October 27th, 2008

With the support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Warren Wilson College has launched a three-year program initiative titled "Advancing Environmental Literacy." Faculty participating in this program will develop three sets of theme-based, multidisciplinary, team-taught courses focused on sustainability to be used a pilot courses to guide faculty at other colleges and universities in developing courses of their own.

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WWC Environmental Leadership Center receives Quality Forward award

October 27th, 2008

Quality Forward, the longtime Keep America Beautiful affiliate in Asheville and Buncombe County, has presented its Hall of Fame Award 2008 to the Environmental Leadership Center of Warren Wilson College.

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Warren Wilson Theatre to stage “You Can’t Take It with You” Nov. 5-9

October 21st, 2008

Warren Wilson Theatre, in its first production of the 2008-2009 “Season of Change,” presents “You Can’t Take It with You.”

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September 2008 Report to Campus

October 9th, 2008

This September report to campus includes a "state-of-the-college" update I presented to Staff Forum yesterday afternoon, focused mainly on the economy. The complete text is included below. In addition, I want to thank all of you who participated in the fabulous Homecoming, reunion, and family events this past weekend. And finally, my congratulations to Jessica Wooten and the Recycling Crew for our being designated the nation’s "leading school for waste reduction and recycling" by the National Wildlife Federation.

Sandy Pfeiffer

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WWC continues to attract accolades on various fronts

October 8th, 2008

Warren Wilson College has piled up many national and regional accolades since July 2008.

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Diane Gilliam to give Harwood-Cole Lecture Nov. 8 at WWC

October 8th, 2008

Diane Gilliam, winner of the 2008 Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature, will deliver Warren Wilson’s annual Harwood-Cole Memorial Lecture Nov. 8.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Blais to give reading Oct. 28 at Warren Wilson

October 3rd, 2008

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Madeleine Blais, a journalism professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will give a public reading Oct. 28 at WWC.

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WWC chosen nation’s top school for waste reduction and recycling

October 1st, 2008

Warren Wilson has received another No. 1 ranking for campus sustainability, the latest lofty recognition coming from the National Wildlife Federation.

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WWC, National Wildlife Federation to host 2008 Campus Climate Summit

September 18th, 2008

Faculty, staff and administrators from across the Southeast will convene Oct. 7 at WWC for the Campus Climate Summit.

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WWC dining hall ranks 2nd nationally among “Greenest Cafeterias”

September 11th, 2008

The magazine Plenty has selected WWC as “Runner up” in the category of “Greenest Cafeterias” among college and university dining halls nationwide.

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WWC featured in the Nature Conservancy’s “North Carolina Afield”

September 9th, 2008

Read the story "Warren Wilson & The Nature Conservancy: A Wonderful Symbiotic Relationship" on page 9 in the fall issue of North Carolina Afield (pdf).

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August Report to Campus

September 8th, 2008

Since my last report, the fine work of many members of our community has brought recognition to the College. I’ll mention a few examples in this report, while also including brief updates on service, enrollment, budget, and governance.

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WWC featured in WNC Magazine

September 8th, 2008

Read the story, "Locally Grown: Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa is cultivating the next generation of farmers" in the most recent issue of WNC Magazine.

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WWC featured in September cover story of WNC Magazine

September 8th, 2008

The September cover story of WNC Magazine, titled "Locally Grown," features the Warren Wilson Farm and sustainable agriculture program.

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Mark Gibney to deliver first Andy Summers Memorial Lecture Sept. 17

September 2nd, 2008

Mark Gibney, author of “International Human Rights Law: Returning to Universal Principles,” will give WWC’s first Andy Summers Memorial Lecture.

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Service Day story in the Asheville Citizen-Times

September 2nd, 2008

Check out the article on Service Day in the AC-T.

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Southern Graphics Council exhibition opens Aug. 29 at WWC Holden Gallery

August 29th, 2008

The Southern Graphics Council Traveling Print Exhibition will be exhibited Aug. 29 – Sept. 29 at Holden Gallery.

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