Congratulations to Coach Andrew Pulsifer for his third-place finish in the 2013 World 10-mile Championship.
“Pots That Pour,” curated by WWC’s Leah Leitson, can be viewed through August at the Asheville Area Arts Council Gallery.
GIS professor David Abernathy, Advanatge West Grant Director Noah Wilson ’10 and city council member Gordon Smith ’94 were part of the Hack for Food event, which the College sponsored. The hackathon was a friendly contest to create phone apps that would break down access barriers to food and support the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council’s action plan, recently adopted by Asheville City Council. Read more about the hackathon in Mountain Xpress.
Warren Wilson’s Auto Shop Crew has turned a hulking piece of junk into an electric vehicle that can serve the college for years to come. Using grant money from the N.C. Clean Air Coalition and working under the direction of Jonathan Unger, crew supervisor this past year, the 12-student crew converted a 1.25-ton diesel truck into a zero-emission, electric short-haul carrier that the Carpentry Crew will use to transport lumber and other heavy material and equipment.
After winning the Regional Stihl Mid-Atlantic Qualifier Timbersports collegiate competition in April, Caleb Hawkins ’15 of Sedgwick, Maine, advanced to the U.S. Championships June 7-9 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and won sixth place.
On May 18, the 2013 Commencement had to be moved to DeVries Gymnasium because of a persistent morning rain (the first time in more than two decades). Of course, there’s at least a slight upside to nearly every shift in plans. The Commencement location had been moved from lovely Sunderland Lawn to the hardwood home of the 2013 men’s basketball national champions. As always, the stars of the show were the nearly 200 bachelor’s degree recipients who had earned B.A. and B.S. degrees — the College’s 45th class as a four-year school.
For the eighth time since 2005, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has chosen Warren Wilson College as one of the nation’s 20 “Best Buys.” The guide notes, “Success at Warren Wilson is measured not only by grades, but by community service and a sense of stewardship… Roots in the culture of Appalachia combine with a strong international and environmental orientation to give Warren Wilson its unique flavor.”
The Warren Wilson Garden Market runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday in front of Gladfelter. Stop by and get your fresh food.
The College has been awarded a $2.1 million grant by the Windgate Charitable Foundation to enhance its art department with the addition of studio craft and material arts, working with partners to make western North Carolina a recognized center for craft study.
Watch “Let Them Eat Cake,” a stop-motion animation featuring watercolor paper dolls created by students in Lara Nguyen’s watercolor class.
In a partnership with the North Carolina Forest Service during the 2012-2013 academic year, Linden Blaisus ‘11 and the Landscaping Crew conducted an assessment of the vegetation composition, function and value of the urban forest on center campus. Analyses of these data provide insight into the value of the center campus trees: their monetary worth, carbon sequestration/storage, structure and ecosystem function. These analyses will be used to guide future management decisions with the goal of improving human health, environmental quality, and aesthetic value.
Gray skies and a bit of rain didn’t diminish the enthusiasm of those who gathered for the inauguration April 27.
Forestry Crew won the 16th annual softball game last weekend, beating the Farm Crew 30-11. Forestry led off batting, scoring one run to the Farm’s three in the first inning. The next several were close, until Forestry pulled ahead with four runs in the fourth inning, nine in the fifth, and six in the sixth. [...]
Warren Wilson College is celebrating U.S. Constitution Day 2013 on Sept. 17 with a lecture by the College’s president.
Watch the video of Hannah’s recital, filmed by Colin Martin ’15 and produced by Sheridan Philipp ’15.
The 5th Annual Academic Capstone Carnival is Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7. This annual academic conference allows outstanding senior students to present the results of their capstone research, creative writing and internships.
The inauguration of a new president is a major event in the life of a college and so it is at Warren Wilson College. Steven L. Solnick, Ph.D., was inaugurated as Warren Wilson College’s 7th president on April 27. The highlight was the terrific inaugural address he delivered. Although a light rain started falling as he began to speak, it failed to dampen the enthusiasm with which his address was received by those who had gathered on the lawn. Congratulations, Mr. President, and also to Warren Wilson College.
Rick Gaukel ’05 was one of the five snowboarders killed in an avalanche Saturday in Colorado. Rick majored in outdoor leadership and lived in Estes Park, Colo. He was MVP of the Warren Wilson mountain bike team in 2005 and received the Outdoor Leadership Graduating Senior Award, which is special recognition by the Outdoor Leadership Studies Department for outstanding achievement in academics, professional practice, service and work.
Dr. Steven Solnick’s inauguration as Warren Wilson College’s seventh president will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013. While presidential inaugurations are commonplace, here at Warren Wilson College our own community – student work crews, staff, faculty and many volunteers – build stages, grow food that’s being served during the festivities and tend to the landscape that enhances the breath-taking beauty that our campus is known for.