A recent surge in green initiatives by public universities couldn’t dislodge Warren Wilson from another top four ranking among Sierra Magazine’s "10 Coolest Schools" in the fight against global warming. The feature is the cover story of the September/October issue, which includes Sierra’s annual Green College Guide.
The Service-Learning program extends a big thank you to all community members who made Service Day 2008 an overwhelming success. Our weather remained nearly as stellar as our new students, who took on and accomplished any and all jobs assigned. Positive attitudes abounded, as did a feeling of community spirit and teamwork. Way to go Wilson!
A recent surge in green initiatives by public universities couldn’t dislodge WWC from another top four ranking among Sierra Magazine’s "10 Coolest Schools."
John Bowers (JB) might be surprised to learn that yesterday morning—at around 4 a.m., in Amherst, Massachusetts at the beginning of a day that included a talk with a Warren Wilson alumnus, a brief visit with my Amherst College professors (who’s still active in teaching and publishing), and the usual mania involved with business travel today—I found myself reading the latest issue of the Owl & Spade in the relative comfort of a hotel between Smith College and Amherst College, on a road I hitchhiked, drove, or motorcycled countless times as an undergraduate four decades ago. JB is a fine writer and editor whose prose could keep any reader riveted to the page in the wee hours of the morning and who would have done serious surgery on the long sentence I just read. So I have him to thank for providing me with an avenue into this my third convocation address.
Read the Asheville Citizen-Times story that features WWC’s new Assistant Dean of Student Life Tawan Perry.
Last night Evelyn and I hosted a dinner for about 25 friends of the College, who then accompanied us to a great Swannanoa Gathering concert at Kittridge. Having the Gathering as part of our community during the summer reminds me that the culture at this college has extraordinary depth and diversity throughout the entire year. Besides attending events like Gathering concerts and taking some vacation, I’ve spent much of the summer planning for the year ahead. The planning continues next week when the President’s Advisory Council holds a retreat to discuss major issues for the current academic year and beyond. I thought I would use this “summer report” to cover a couple such issues. By the way, this year I’ll continue my custom of sending you periodic reports that are also posted on my web site. Besides the report you’re now reading, there will be eight more: for August, September, November, December/January (combined), February, March, April, and May/June/July (combined).
Warren Wilson College is regarded as a sustainability leader in higher education. The practices for which we’ve been recognized have had a significant impact upon the economic, social/cultural, and environmental health of the College, region, and planet. Given our commitment to sustainability both within and beyond the College, I’m writing to announce a change that further demonstrates this commitment.
Three advancement professionals – two from Asheville, one from Atlanta – have assumed new positions in the Office of Advancement at Warren Wilson College, Vice President for Advancement Sallie Grace Tate has announced.
The list of green distinctions achieved by Warren Wilson continues to lengthen, with recognition from TheDailyGreen.com, which placed WWC No. 2 on its list of “10 of the Greenest Colleges in America.”
The Fiske Guide to Colleges has named Warren Wilson College as one of its 26 “Best Buys of 2009” among private colleges and universities nationwide, the fourth time since 2005 the guide has selected Warren Wilson for the distinction.
The Warren Wilson College Archaeology Field School will host its 2008 Field Day on July 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Berry Site near Morganton.
Warren Wilson College Biology Professor Amy Boyd of Warren Wilson College and two ecologists from other institutions have been awarded a grant of $500,000 from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years.
The 20th anniversary issue of Blue Ridge Country magazine names Warren Wilson College as one of 14 places and people "who are shaping our region."
Loren Cardeli, a Warren Wilson College senior from Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., has won a $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship from Annie’s Homegrown, a natural and organic food company.
Warren Wilson, the first college or university in North Carolina with a LEED Gold Certified Building, now has a third Gold building.
The cafeteria is open with the following hours:
Breakfast: 7:30-8 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5-5:30 p.m.