Warren Wilson College News

Archive for January, 2014

At home in the New Year

January 13th, 2014

Just before Christmas, Rochelle Thom and her children settled in to their brand-new Habitat for Humanity home in Swannanoa, N.C. Rochelle, a kitchen manager working for Sodexo at Warren Wilson College, is a first-time homeowner and a single mom who has worked hard to create a better life for her two children.

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Warren Wilson awarded grant for Kittredge Music Wing upgrade

January 27th, 2014

A $107,960 grant from the Charles H. Kaman Charitable Foundation will help complete the upgrade of the music wing.

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Snow-Way!

January 29th, 2014

Landscaping Crew has been busy this week with the weather dropping and snow falling! The crew has been salting and shoveling the campus grounds with early morning and late night shifts making sure that members of Warren Wilson community can walk safely. Read more

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Recap: Cuba Study Abroad presentation in Sage Café

January 31st, 2014

It was a full house last night in Sage Café as the room was filled with people eager to hear about the two week Study Abroad course to Cuba over winter break. The semester long course, Intersections of Agricultural and Social Welfare Systems in Cuba: Paradigms and Paradoxes invited students to engage in intercultural learning.

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Landscaping and Fiber Arts Crews unite!

January 28th, 2014

A perfect example of the Warren Wilson College community working together, Fiber Arts Crew has helped the Landscaping Crew to create safe and warm neck gaiters.

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Swim Team Service

January 23rd, 2014

Over winter break, the Swim Team took a break from training to do some service at Hugh Birch State Park in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. They helped pull invasive plants, among other tasks. The Service Program Office sends special appreciation to Coach Andrew Pulsifer for always finding the time to do service on their trips.  

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50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

January 23rd, 2014

The Library invites you to view our display in the lobby to commemorate this important event. The display features books, photos, and newspaper articles that show the continuing struggle for civil rights in America.

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Roger Hutchison ’94 and his Painting Table

January 13th, 2014

On December 14, 2012, twenty children and six adults were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. As the community of Newtown struggled to make sense of the tragedy, the nation responded with prayer, philanthropy and politics. One man responded with paint. Roger Hutchison, a youth minister and lay leader with Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, SC, was invited to the small Connecticut town to aid in the emotional and spiritual recovery of those effected by the tragedy. Hutchison, who graduated from Warren Wilson College in 1994 with a B.A. in Humanities, gladly accepted.

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A recap: MLK Service Day

January 22nd, 2014

Over 50 Warren Wilson College students, employees, and volunteers spent Monday, January 20 celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service.

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WWC receives major gift for College Forest management, education

January 22nd, 2014

A $400,000 gift establishes the Irene Pennington Broyles and Glenn Boone Broyles Fellowship at Warren Wilson.

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Warren Wilson student receives Community Impact Student Award

January 21st, 2014

WWC junior Amanda Wilson has received a 2013 Community Impact Student Award from North Carolina Campus Compact.

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WWC MFA faculty member Mary Szybist wins National Book Award

January 20th, 2014

Mary Szybist, Warren Wilson MFA faculty member since 2011, won the National Book Award for poetry for “Incarnadine.”

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WWC associate dean Gary Hawkins named journal associate editor

January 17th, 2014

Gary Hawkins, associate dean for faculty at WWC, has been named associate editor of To Improve the Academy.

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