Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2009

WWC in the Sat. New York Times DOT EARTH

March 31st, 2009

In "‘Tipping Points’ and the Climate Challenge" New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin responds to Herman Daly’s talk at the Headwaters Gathering.

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Swannanoa Gathering catalog cover a finalist in Photoshop competition

March 26th, 2009

The 2008 Swannanoa Gathering catalog cover, created by Gathering Director Jim Magill, was selected as one of the three finalists in the Commercial category for a Guru Award at this year’s Photoshop World held in Boston.

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Corporate green leader Ray Anderson to speak at WWC Commencement

March 25th, 2009

Ray Anderson, the founder of Interface Inc. who has been called “the greenest chief executive in America,” will deliver the address at Commencement May 16.

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Spring Herbal Symposium to be held April 17-19 at Warren Wilson

March 18th, 2009

Warren Wilson College is hosting a Spring Herbal Symposium April 17-19.

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Students who deposited can choose to start at Warren Wilson in January

March 16th, 2009

WWC has an unusual enrollment predicament: we’re overbooked for the Fall Semester. Click here to read about other options for new students who deposited for Fall 2009.

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Bobby Vagt to speak at G.D. Davidson Roundtable April 16 at WWC

March 16th, 2009

Robert “Bobby” Vagt, president of The Heinz Endowments, will speak at the annual G.D. Davidson Roundtable on April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the College Chapel.

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Changes in financial aid

March 12th, 2009

Effective July 2009, Warren Wilson College is transitioning from the Federal Family Educational Loan Program (FFELP) to the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. This change basically means that student loans (formerly called Stafford Loans) will now come through the federal government and not through private lenders.

If you are a student who gets a Stafford Loan, how does this affect you?
The only real change for students taking loans is the source of the loans, which will now be the federal government instead of private lenders. There will be no change in the amount of the loans you can qualify for with Direct Lending, in the interest rates, or in the repayment periods.  

What do students need to do to continue their financial aid through the new Direct Loan Program?
Visit www.dl.ed.gov and take the loan entrance counseling. Then go to www.dlenote.ed.gov and fill out a Master Promissory Note. Returning students will have done both of these steps once before for the FFELP program, but it is ABSOLUTELY necessary to do these two steps again to switch to Direct Loans. In total, the process should take less than an hour and will guarantee continued financial aid for those who qualify.

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WWC professor named Fellow at Institute for Emerging Issues

March 6th, 2009

Alison Climo, social work program director at WWC, has been selected as a GlaxoSmithKline Faculty Fellow at N.C. State’s Institute for Emerging Issues.

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February 2009 report to campus

March 3rd, 2009

As I write you this morning, I’m surveying a campus covered by a blanket of snow. Times like these bring out the kid in all of us. The beauty of the snow notwithstanding, I know there are students and staff across campus getting up at this early hour to do the hard work that keeps our college running in any weather. As I’ve said to many a listener over the last three years, the work commitment of our students—combined with excellent academics and extraordinary service—creates a college like no other one in the country. There’s a reason college officials constantly visit us to determine if they can graft a little of the Warren Wilson ethos on to their own colleges. Once here, they often realize our success stems not only from our commitment to the Triad but also from our ability to attract students dedicated to living it daily.

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It’s not too late to apply for WWC scholarships and other financial aid

February 27th, 2009

If you’ve applied for admission, you still have until March 15 to apply for competitive honor scholarships from WWC for the 2011-12 academic year.

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Vagina Monologues raises $3,527.02

February 27th, 2009

Thanks to Sally Obremski, Deanna Riggan, and the entire cast of the Vagina Monologues for their amazing dedication to telling a variety of women’s stories and ending violence. These students put countless hours into understanding their monologues, memorizing their monologues, and performing their monologues. The three nights of performances, the bake sales, and t-shirt sales raised $3,527.02, which was divided to support the work of Our VOICE, Helpmate, V-Day, and the RISE Project. We are so very appreciative of all of the time and energy that was devoted to this production by the directors, performers, bakers, t-shirt makers, and tablers. This appreciation, of course, includes Student Activities, the RISE Crew, the Heavy Duty Crew, the Art Crew, and the numerous community members who helped out. — Kelly Kelbel, RISE Project Director

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Three WWC professors receive funding for scholarly work abroad

February 19th, 2009

Three Warren Wilson College professors have received awards and funding that will take them and Warren Wilson students to various parts of the globe.

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Emerging Leaders nominations

February 17th, 2009

Emerging Leaders is a new program at WWC designed to identify promising first year students.

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UNC-TV to air segment March 11 on sustainability at Warren Wilson

February 16th, 2009

"North Carolina Now," which airs weeknights from 7:30-8 p.m. on statewide public television, will examine WWC’s commitment to sustainability.

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Theatre department presents graduating senior productions in repertory

February 13th, 2009

Continuing its 2008-2009 Season of Change, the Department of Theatre at Warren Wilson College presents the 2009 graduating senior productions. The shows will be presented in a repertory called "Transgressions," consisting of two solo performances and two full cast productions.

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There’s nothing like a visit to campus for focusing your college search

February 10th, 2009

There is a straightforward way to sort through your numerous options and focus your college selection process: visit.

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WWC named to president’s community service honor roll

February 10th, 2009

Warren Wilson College, a higher education pioneer in service-learning with a program dating to the late 1950s, has been named to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction.

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WWC named to President’s Community Service Honor Roll

February 9th, 2009

Warren Wilson College, a higher education pioneer in service-learning, has been named to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction.

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Owl & Spade Summer 2009 issue is now online as well as in print

February 6th, 2009

You can read the summer issue — and some back issues too — of the Warren Wilson College magazine by clicking here.

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Owl & Spade online

February 6th, 2009

The winter 2009 Owl & Spade is available online. Along with the recent issue, you also peruse past issues.

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