Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2010

Ohler Spiritual Center to be dedicated during Homecoming

September 27th, 2010

The Frederick G. Ohler Spiritual Center, named in honor of the late Rev. Fred Ohler, will be dedicated Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.


Jay Tompkins ’96

September 24th, 2010

Jay Tompkins ’96, the only child of Ellen and John Tompkins, was born in Newport News, Va. He grew up along the banks of the James River where he learned to appreciate the beauty of nature at a young age. He attended public schools and later graduated from Christ School. When he arrived at Warren [...]


Warren Wilson professor to study climate change’s health impacts

September 5th, 2010

WWC professor John Brock receives a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the study.


MFA program named #1 by Poets & Writers mag

September 4th, 2010

The nation’s first low-residency MFA program, located on campus since 1981, has now been ranked No. 1 among 46 current such programs by Poets & Writers Magazine.


Medical Relief Mission to Haiti

August 24th, 2010

Medical Relief Mission to Haiti E. Jackson Allison, Jr. MD, MPH, FACEP Professor of Emergency Medical Care Western Carolina University Past President, ACEP Shortly after the earthquake, rated at 7.2 on the Richter Scale, hit near Port-au-Prince (PAP), Haiti, I was contacted by the CEO of the Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Foundation (GCEEF) to [...]


The swing returns

August 20th, 2010

On Fri., August 20, Tom LaMuraglia and the Tree Crew installed the swing that was in the oak tree that had to be removed earlier in the summer.


WWC top-ranked in Southeast among Sierra’s 2010 “Coolest Schools”

August 16th, 2010

For the fourth year in a row, Warren Wilson is one of the magazine’s “Coolest Schools” nationwide.


Warren Wilson Service Day to focus on food security issues

August 11th, 2010

Warren Wilson College’s annual Service Day has long been a special day for new students during their Orientation Week.


2010 Convocation Address

August 9th, 2010

My thanks to all of you who worked so hard this summer on conferences, deferred maintenance, renovation, green walk-abouts, campus tours for students and parents, our fiscal audit, and many more activities that kept the College running. It was another successful summer, and I appreciate all you and your crews contributed to our success. I [...]


Homecoming 2010 class reunions

June 23rd, 2010

Several classes are already planning class reunions for Homecoming.


Promotion of Richard Blomgren

June 23rd, 2010

I am very pleased to announce that Richard Blomgren has been promoted to the position of Vice President for Advancement, Admission, and Marketing, effective July 1, 2010.


Dave Ellum and students published in Forest Wisdom

June 18th, 2010

In Forest Wisdom, the Forest Guild’s national publication, WWC students Cella Langer ’11 and Laurel Thwing ’11 write about cultivating shiitake mushrooms; sustainable forestry professor Dave Ellum writes about invasive species.


U.S. News highlights WWC in “10 Eco-Friendly College Campuses”

June 11th, 2010

Warren Wilson and the EcoDorm are featured in the “10 Eco-Friendly College Campuses” online slide show.


President Pfeiffer’s report to campus

May 28th, 2010

At Commencement we awarded degrees to about 200 graduates and heard a wonderful address by Tony Earley, an alumnus and award-winning author.


Commencement 2010 at WWC: A great class hears a great address

May 13th, 2010

Read the entire text of the 2010 Commencement Address by writer and WWC alumnus Tony Earley ’83.


WWC Strategic Plan and Action Plans

April 29th, 2010

Strategic Plan developed by the WWC community and approved by the WWC Board of Trustees.


Warren Wilson College Board of Trustees approves new Strategic Plan

April 28th, 2010

The Board unanimously approved the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan at its April meeting.


R&R – A New Crew in Town

April 20th, 2010

Orange extension cords run throughout the skeletal remains of 114 Cabin Hill. They plug into power tools, air compressors and speakers blasting the background rock and roll. Wearing safety glasses and a tool belt equipped with a hammer, measuring tape and speed square, Amelia McCallister pulls the trigger to roar up a skill saw. The board she cuts will support the new flooring for a faculty home at Warren Wilson College. McCallister is one of thirteen members on the newly formed Rentals and Renovations Crew on campus.


Rose McLarney named Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow at Warren Wilson

April 14th, 2010

Rose McLarney has been selected as the Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow at WWC for the 2010-2011 academic year.


Melissa Blair’s presentation at American Historians’ conference

April 7th, 2010

Melissa Blair, the newest member of the College’s History/Political Science Department, was in DC this week presenting a paper at the Organization of American Historians’ annual conference. Take a look at her presentation.