Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2012

Waking Up: Virginia Woolf’s “Moments of Being” and the WWC Service Program

December 20th, 2012

Read a powerful reflective essay by Freesia McKee ’12 in the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning.


Owls defeat Berea for 4th straight win

December 10th, 2012

The Warren Wilson men’s basketball team used a 13-3 run in the middle of the second half to defeat Berea College 66-61 on Sunday afternoon.


WWC defeats rival Montreat

December 5th, 2012

The Warren Wilson men’s basketball team used a 13-0 run early in the second half to win at Montreat 74-57 on Tuesday night. It marks the fourth win in the last five games for the Owls and the third consecutive game holding an opponent under 60 points.


Letter from Muir Valley Nature Preserve

November 19th, 2012

Dear Ms. Kramer, I want to let you know what a wonderful experience Muir Valley Nature Preserve had with a group of Warren Wilson students. Nichole Kendle and Riley West arranged for a group of 10 students (Nichole Kendle, Riley West, Brad Smout, Eden May, Ethan Smalley, Elias Hindenberger, Hannah Yoter, Becca Droz, Jeremy Taylor, [...]


WWC basketball teams off to a winning start

November 4th, 2012

The men’s basketball team used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Crown College 69-62 on Monday night in the Owls’ home opener. The women’s basketball improved to 4-1 on the season with a 56-48 win at Toccoa Falls Friday night.


Seeds of the past help Native Plants crew plan for the future

November 1st, 2012

Native Plants Crew
When fire rakes a portion of land in the Southeast, workers will replant native grasses and wildflowers propagated at Warren Wilson. The Native Plants Crew is working with the U.S. Forest Service to grow grasses and wildflowers on campus. “At most schools, you can sit all morning in a lab,” said crew member Charity Villines, “and here I go from a genetics class to working in the field.” Fellow crew member Emily Ehley wants to use her environmental education degree to create spaces that support plants, wildlife and people. “Being on this crew has totally changed my life,” she said.


WWC Athletics Hall of Fame inducts charter members

October 21st, 2012

Six of our most notable athletic icons were honored as inaugural members of the WWC Athletics Hall of Fame during Homecoming and Family Weekend.


WWC Timbersports team in action

October 17th, 2012

Our timbersports team, coached by Forestry Crew supervisor Shawn Swartz, competed at the 15th Annual John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet at the Cradle of Forestry on Forest Festival Day, October 2.


“Academia and Activism” series precedes Steve Solnick inauguration

October 14th, 2012

Alan Jenkins, executive director of The Opportunity Agenda, is the next speaker April 1 at 7 p.m. in Jensen Lecture Hall.


Canoe/kayak club team wins southeastern intercollegiate championships

October 12th, 2012

Using an entire team effort, the canoe/kayak team took home the team championship at the Southeastern Intercollegiate Championships last weekend on the Tuckasegee River. The Owls used a first place finish in the team relay on Sunday to clinch the victory.


Mountain bike team wins southeastern conference championship

October 12th, 2012

Coach Addy Wygmans ’04 proudly reports that the Warren Wilson Mountain Bike Team has won the Southeastern Conference Championship after a long season of top notch racing.


Question: 2011-12 PAC reviews

October 9th, 2012

Question: At the end of last year, over the summer and in the last couple of weeks, I’ve had several employees ask me, “Why didn’t the PAC reviews occur at the end of the year (2011-12) as they have in the past?” I figure that if a dozen or so employees have asked me that there [...]



October 8th, 2012

See recent PAC Q&A activity on 2011-12 PAC reviews.


Forging ties to the newest blacksmiths

September 25th, 2012

Blacksmith Shop
Twenty-three years after graduating from Warren Wilson College, Dale Morse is still living his life based upon the school’s Triad of academic, work and service. Each year he travels from Virginia to help the blacksmith crew members advance their skills. It’s something he does to stay connected to the school and embodies its belief that service is one of three legs of a meaningful, well-balanced life.


Anne Lundblad wins gold medal in Poland

September 16th, 2012

138.7 miles in 24 hours. Say what?


Campus communication resources

September 11th, 2012

Need to promote a campus event? Have some campus news to share? Working on a print or digital publication? Read on…


When people ask, “Who’s Warren Wilson?”

September 9th, 2012

You’ll know what to say.


Recycling, Clay, Sand and Creativity

August 24th, 2012

Moriah Good
Moriah Good ’11, an environmental studies graduate, spent her summer helping the Recycling Crew build a ‘Cob’ tool shed out of local sand, clay, straw, and recycled materials like glass bottles. She’s about to leave for a graduate program in wetlands biology at Old Dominion University, but she took the time to introduce us to one of the ways that she helped leave an enduring mark at Warren Wilson.


Steve Solnick interviewed on WCQS-FM

August 7th, 2012

WCQS news director David Hurand recently interviewed WWC’s new president for the station’s morning newscast.


Question: Gladfelter Cafeteria equipment

August 1st, 2012

Question: I think that most student workers this summer like the new changes in Gladfelter, but we have some questions. Where have the microwave, sandwich press, revolving toaster and waffle makers gone? We used this equipment frequently, and I think I speak for most people when I say I’d like to make a grilled cheese sandwich [...]