Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2011

2010-11 Service Award winners

April 27th, 2011

The Service Program is happy to announce recipients of the 2010-2011 Service Awards.

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Fun & Service at Heifer International

April 26th, 2011

holding a baby goat
When guests arrived at a casual Warren Wilson get-together at Heifer International Learning Center at Overlook Farm, in Rutland, Mass., they were greeted by Associate Admission Director Morning Naughton ’97. “I was holding a baby lamb, who we named Wilson in honor of the event and our love for WWC,” explained Morning. The group introduced themselves, took a tour of Heifer Farm, gathered for local food and conversation, and then some folks did farm chores and helped with the animals. It was a wonderful day.

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Spring “Owl & Spade” now online

April 19th, 2011

In the spring issue of “Owl & Spade” you’ll find stories on the College’s tradition of crafts, the Swannanoa Gathering’s 20th anniversary, Costa Rican connections, and how service is a way of life for world-record rower Katie Spotz ’08.

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Public Safety Report

April 18th, 2011

Public Safety Report – March 28 – April 3, 2011

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Work Day 2011

April 11th, 2011

Work Day 2011
Work Day is an annual spring rite at Warren Wilson. For students, it offers a nice midweek break from the usual class schedule during a very busy time of the year. Yes, there is work – or off-campus service – to be done on their regular work crews in the morning. But the afternoon brings an opportunity to work outside, a welcome assignment especially when the weather is ideal as it was again this year. And there’s even a picnic with live music as a reward at day’s end!

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Deposit deadline for new Warren Wilson students is May 1

April 4th, 2011

Just a friendly reminder that the deposit deadline for students planning to enroll at Warren Wilson this fall is May 1.

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Looking Forward to Work Day

March 28th, 2011

Cleaning the White Barn
With March’s tempestuous moods almost behind us, April brings warm weather, and the Warren Wilson campus blossoms. Fruit trees and forsythia pepper the breeze with petals, and a veil of soft tree buds rise up the mountain slopes.  It’s almost time for the event that reminds everyone at Warren Wilson of the labor necessary to keep the College beautiful and functional — Work Day.  Next Wednesday, April 6th, students will take a break from classes and studying to grab tools and get out in the sun.  Have a look at what Work Day was like last year!

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CNN Hero Steve Peifer to speak at WWC Scholarship Luncheon

March 28th, 2011

Steve Peifer, recipient of a CNN Hero Award for his work with schools in Kenya, will be the special guest speaker April 16.

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Morgan Williams ’08 and Flux Farm

March 21st, 2011

Morgan Williams 08
The high plains of the Rocky Mountains provided homesteaders with a profitable niche in the national livestock market when the railroad came through in the late 1800s. Meat prices, however, have not kept up with the increased cost of ranching on the high prairies. Morgan Williams, ’08, sought a way to save the ranches while also addressing the environmental need for less carbon and more renewable energy sources.

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Tips for planning campus events

February 25th, 2011

If you’re hosting a guest speaker or planning an event, here are some tips.

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Sandy Pfeiffer to retire as Warren Wilson College president in 2012

February 11th, 2011

Sandy Pfeiffer, WWC president since July 2006, announced Feb. 11 that he is retiring from his position in June 2012.

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My Retirement in June 2012

February 11th, 2011

Today I informed the Board of Trustees that I’ll retire from Warren Wilson College in June 2012, a year from this June. At the time of my
retirement, I will have served six years as the sixth president of the College, and I feel very fortunate to have been part of this special community.

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Who do you think you are?

February 11th, 2011

Dr. Otterness might know. He is a featured historian on NBC’s program “Who Do You Think You Are?”

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WWC deepens sustainability commitment with two new initiatives

February 7th, 2011

Warren Wilson College has begun 2011 with two new campus initiatives that further deepen its strong commitment to sustainability.

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How students think about work

February 4th, 2011

Check out Reverb, from The Echo.

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Janis Ian to deliver main address at 2012 WWC Commencement

January 28th, 2011

Grammy Award winner Janis Ian will deliver the address at the 2012 Warren Wilson College Commencement May 12.

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Ramp up your sustainable practices

January 21st, 2011

Reduce paper use. Purchase wisely. Green your event.

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Belk, Wheeler to receive Warren Wilson’s first honorary degrees

January 20th, 2011

Irwin Belk and Billy Edd Wheeler will receive the Doctor of Humane Letters at the 2012 WWC Commencement.

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Now online: language learning system

January 18th, 2011

The library, International Programs Office, International Student Advisor’s Office and the Department of Modern Languages are pleased to announce that Mango Languages, an online language learning system, is now available to all WWC students, faculty and staff.

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Welcome to our new Warren Wilson students arriving this week

January 13th, 2011

We are excited to have you join our college community. Orientation for new students begins Jan. 17.

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