Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2008

Homecoming is coming — and so is Family Weekend — Oct. 2-5

August 28th, 2008

Join us Oct. 2-5 for Homecoming 2008 and Family Weekend at Warren Wilson College. Click here for Homecoming details and here for Family Weekend.

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Warren Wilson is No. 4 nationwide on Sierra Club’s “10 Coolest Schools” list

August 28th, 2008

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.

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Many thanks from Service Learning

August 26th, 2008

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!

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Join music ensembles

August 25th, 2008

The music department’s ensembles welcome new students to join them.

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Warren Wilson is No. 4 nationwide on Sierra Club’s “10 Coolest Schools” list

August 21st, 2008

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."

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2008 Convocation Address

August 20th, 2008

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.

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New students: Welcome to Warren Wilson and Orientation Week

August 11th, 2008

Move-in for new students begins Sunday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m. and Orientation Week begins Monday.   

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Beyond supplies: Prepare yourself for college transition with right mindset

August 8th, 2008

Read the Asheville Citizen-Times story that features WWC’s new Assistant Dean of Student Life Tawan Perry.

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Summer Report to Campus (June/July)

August 4th, 2008

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).

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Sustainability

August 4th, 2008

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.

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Bass, Harris, Leonard join Warren Wilson advancement office

July 16th, 2008

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.

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Berry site shares history during field day

July 14th, 2008

"Essentially what we do is work with history, and history is for everybody." — David Moore

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Warren Wilson ranked second among nation’s “Greenest Colleges”

July 14th, 2008

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.”

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2009 Fiske Guide names WWC one of nation’s ‘Best Buys’

July 14th, 2008

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.

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Warren Wilson College Archaeology Field Day to be held July 12

July 2nd, 2008

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.

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Amy Boyd, colleagues receive National Science Foundation grant

June 30th, 2008

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.

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Blue Ridge Country recognizes WWC for “shaping our region”

June 5th, 2008

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."

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Warren Wilson student wins sustainable agriculture scholarship

May 30th, 2008

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.

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Second Village residence hall achieves LEED Gold certification

May 26th, 2008

Warren Wilson, the first college or university in North Carolina with a LEED Gold Certified Building, now has a third Gold building.

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Cafeteria hours

May 16th, 2008

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.

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