Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week – November 16, 2004 Vol. 8 No. 16

Contact: John Bowers

November 16, 2004     Vol. 8   No. 16

Community News

Warren Wilson Cross-Country

The Warren Wilson College women’s cross-country team finished second and the men’s team sixth in the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships on Nov. 6 at Principia College in Elsah, Ill. A fourth-place finish by Owl senior Niki Cochren and a fifth-place showing by freshman Megs Denison helped the WWC women finish behind only Southern Virginia in the women’s team standings. Cochren and Denison also achieved All-America status for their high finishes. Sophomore Sheree Ferrel finished 11th, freshmen Sophia Levin-Hatz and Christine Hulburt tied for 14th, and sophomores Kristen Cole and Shannon Saville finished high enough to help keep the University of Dallas well behind WWC in the race for second place. In finishing second, the Owl women improved on their third-place finish in 2003. Sophomore Casey Gish led the Warren Wilson men’s team to a sixth-place finish in the Owl men’s first national competition in five years. Other WWC male runners, in order of finish, were freshmen Chaz Biederman, Patrick Addabbo and William Franklin, along with sophomore Hart Dahlhauser. Owl runners who achieved Academic All-America recognition for the season were Cochren, Ferrel, Saville, senior Isaac Marnik, junior B.J. Scofield and sophomore Brooke Usrey.

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Free WWC stickers from the Alumni Office

The Alumni office recently placed a display of free WWC stickers on the

counter across from the mailboxes in Lower Glad. Unfortunately the entire display was taken. If you would like to show your Warren Wilson Spirit please stop by the Alumni office in Ogg and pick up your free WWC bumper/window sticker. We hope who ever took the display did so because they were just so darn happy about being here.

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On-Campus housing available

Over the next several weeks the following unit will become available. 124 North Lane, which includes three bedrooms and two baths. If you are interested, please complete a housing application (available in the Business/Human Resources office). Occupants of this campus unit will be required to pay a  $200 security deposit, and $200 pet deposit, if applicable and be responsible for 100% of the utilities. Rent is $454. Application deadline is Wed., Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. If you are applying for campus housing, and feel that you have special circumstances that you would like to present before the Personnel Advisory Committee, please contact Gail Baylor at ext. 2048 to be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.

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Student Art Show

The Student Art Show is coming up. Work is currently being collected in Holden Art Center Lounge. Bring your work, ready for presentation (matted if 2-D) and fill out information in the red binder. You don’t have to be an art student to show your work. If you have any questions call Holden at ext. 3038.

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Community art studio

There is a meeting on Tues., Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. in the student caucus office for students who are interested in establishing a community art studio on campus. Questions, comments, concerns, or expression of overwhelming excitement should be directed to Jamie Schilling ext. 5913 or jschilling@warren-wilson.edu.

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WWC Blacksmith open house

Think hot metal is totally cool? Ever wanted to make that perfect hook for your mom or see what exactly a smithing magician is? Come on down to the Blacksmith Shop open house Dec. 4-5. Look for the blacksmith crew table in Gladfelter during your lunch break on Nov. 18-19 for sign ups. Space is limited!

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Biodiesel Lunch & Learn

Find out more about biodiesel on Tues., Nov. 16, in the middle Fishbowl of Gladfelter. One of the founders of Blue Ridge Biofuels will be here to tell the community more about this alternative fuel and how it can be a part of our lives. This is a part of the alternative fuel lunch and learn series.

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Senior  creative writing readings

Laruen LacRocca and Vanessa Howe will give their senior readings on Tues., Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in Sage Cafe. John Peterson and Kerry Smith will give their senior readings on Tues., Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in Canon Lounge.

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Reading at the campus store

There will be a reading and workshop with Lisa Sarasohn, author of The Woman’s Belly Book: Finding your treasure within on Tues., Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the WWC Campus Store. For more information call ext. 3024.

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The Mysterious Maya

Sigma Xi will meet at Warren Wilson on Tues., Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Jensen 308. Dr. George Stuart, a renown archeologist for over 40 years with the National Geographic Society will give a program titled “The Mysterious Maya and the National Geographic Magazine.” After a brief introduction to the ancient and modern Maya of the Yucatan Peninsula, this talk will deal with two remarkable archaeological discoveries of the 1980s in the Maya Area – the Naj Tunich (Guatemala) cave paintings, and the richly painted tombs of Rio Azul (on the Guatemala-Mexico-Belize border) – how National Geographic heard of the finds, their adventures in getting to the discovery sites, and the issues involved in the preparation of the articles for publication. This event is open and free to the public. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is a national honor society to promote “the zealous pursuit of scientific research.” Each year several students from Warren Wilson College are elected to membership.

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Like Water for Chocolate

The Modern Languages Department is presenting the film Like Water for Chocolate on Wed., Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jensen Lecture Hall. There will be subtitles. All students and faculty are welcome.

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Protest music in Sage Café

On Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Charlie King, Karen Brandow, and the Prince Myshkins will stop by Sage Cafe on their way the School of the Americas protest. Charlie King has been playing music for progressive groups working for social justice all over the country for over 30 years. He stands in the tradition of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Karen Brandow has worked with solidarity groups in Guatemala. The Prince Myshkins will leave us begging for more. The concert will feature a history of protest music. On Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in Jensen 205 (Paul Magnarella, peace studies) and again 11 a.m. in Carson 11 (Sandra Hayslette, Labor Studies) they will present another demonstration and discussion on the history of protest music – the music of dissent.

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President’s open office hours

Doug Orr will have open office hours from 2:30-5 p.m., on Fri., Nov. 19. Please call Rowena Pomeroy at ext. 2070 or drop by the president’s office to schedule an appointment.

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Opening for a resident assistant

There is an opening for a resident assistant in Sunderland for the spring semester. Applications are available from Shuli Arieh Archer, Director of Residence Lif
e, in Laursen 102. The application deadline is Fri. Nov. 19. Students who wish to be considered for the position must have an academic and work QPA of 2.5 or higher, must have been an on-campus resident of WWC or another college or university for a minimum of two semesters, and should have at least sophomore standing. A student on academic, work, housing, or social probation cannot be an RA. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Shuli, ext. 3768 or shuli@warren-wilson.edu.

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Warren Wilson Theatre opens “A Season of Truth and Lies”

The Warren Wilson Theatre will open its 2004-2005 “Season of Truth and Lies” with Luigi Pirandello’s modernist classic, “Six Characters in Search of an Author.” The play will run Nov. 18-21 at Kittredge Theatre, with all performances beginning at 8 p.m. The play, Nobel laureate Pirandello’s most celebrated and provocative work, caused riots when it was first performed in 1924. Warren Wilson Theatre has a reputation for creating innovative productions of classical and contemporary plays, and the audience  undoubtedly will be entertained and intrigued by this radical investigation into the nature of reality. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for area students, seniors, and Warren Wilson College staff and alumni. The show is free to WWC students. Seating for this production is limited, so patrons are encouraged to make reservations by calling the Warren Wilson Theatre box office at ext. 3040. The “Season of Truth and Lies” will continue with a Butoh performance in December choreographed by Asheville dancer and performance artist Julie Becton Gillum; several performances in February of “The Vagina Monologues” to benefit the crisis intervention agency OUR VOICE; performances of student work in the winter and spring; and a presentation in April of William Shakespeare’s popular romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.”

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Help the chapel with ThanksGIVING

Help the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church to provide others with a thanksgiving dinner while creating the Thanksgiving Display in the Chapel at the same time. The college community is invited to participate in the annual Thanksgiving celebration and display on Sun., Nov. 21, to “Share Our Harvest With the Valley.” Anyone who wants to bring fruits or vegetables (canned or fresh) can help create our Thanksgiving display. A simple backdrop for the harvest display will be prepared, and you will be asked to bring your contribution forward and place it as a part of the display. The food will later be donated to local food pantries and soup kitchens here in the Valley. As a part of the celebration, we will also have a visual history of past Thanksgiving displays at the WarrenWilson Presbyterian Church.

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Natural Science Seminar

On Nov. 22, at 4 p.m., Ruth Secor will present “Tigers in Captivity: a Study of the Effects of Visitor Presence.” Her mentor is Dr. Jeff Holmes. At 4:30 p.m., Megan Burns will present “The Effect of the Removal of Exotic Invasive Plants on Native Plant Diversity.” Her mentor is Dr. Amy Boyd. All are invited to attend.

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Thanksgiving library hours

The library will close at 5 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 23, and reopen at 6 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 28, when regular library hours resume.

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Holiday Card Recycling

As many of you know, the Recycling Center has been collecting holiday and greeting cards for several years and sending them to St. Judes Ranch for Children. Due to the overwhelming response, the children are now buried in cards and cannot take anymore! We will still be collecting your cards and starting a new project with them – details coming soon. You can still support the St. Judes Ranch for Children and close the recycling loop by purchasing the recycled cards. Check out their website at: http://www.stjudesranch.org/Content/giftshop.asp. Contact Recycling at ext. 2035.

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Save the date for the Senior Dinner

Senior Dinner for December graduating seniors will be held at 6 p.m., on Tues., Dec. 2, in the Ransom Fellowship Hall. Invitations will be forthcoming.

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Recycled art show

Are you an artist? Better yet, are you an environmentally conscious, recycling freak artist with a penchant for trash? On Friday, December 3, Student Activities and the Recycling Crew team up for the Third Annual Recycled Art Show in celebration of National Recycling Day. For making a piece of beautiful and/or functional piece of art, you could win a $100 gift certificate to a local store that features non-material and/or recycled goods (you get to choose the store, too! Choices include: Hip Replacements, The Honey Pot, Deluxe, Green Eggs and Jam, Sky People Tattoo, etc.) Past participants have made jewelry, installation pieces, paintings, robots, alters, and Unidentifiable Heaps of Stuff. The catch is this: everything you use must be recycled in some way. You should not spend a penny in the creation of your piece. In fact, you’ll get a chance to tell your recycling story to the judges, which in some cases will cause them to like your piece better, especially if it is not aesthetically pleasing (I mean, after all it is made out of trash!). You should start shopping the Free Store immediately. Questions? Call ext. 3748.

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Estate sale to benefit Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church  

There will be a preliminary estate sale for students, staff and faculty on Fri., Dec. 3, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., at the former residence of Dr. and Mrs. Anderson located at 134 College View Drive. On Sat., Dec. 4, there will be a sale for the general public from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. This sale will benefit the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church and will offer a large variety of household goods including china, kitchen equipment, linens, furniture, bric-a-brack, crystal and tableware.

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Christmas International House

The WWC Presbyterian Church is participating in Christmas International House (CIH) next month. CIH will host ten international students who will visit in the Asheville area Dec. 18-Jan. 1. The students will come from campuses across the U. S. They will stay with host families and CIH will schedule daytime trips and activities for them. Call Fitz Legerton (ext. 2038) or Jan Griffin at the Chapel (298-9092) if you would like to host one or two international students for one of these periods: Dec. 18-20; Dec. 20-26; Dec.26-Jan. 1.

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Kittredge Music Resource Center

If you are looking for a relaxing place to study, check out the Kittredge Music Resource Center (KMRC). Study, listen to good music, study some more, and maybe even make some music – there are listening stations, comfy chairs, instruments, and plenty of room for people looking for a new place to study. Check out the KMRC Sun.-Thurs. 7-10 p.m. and Mon.-Thurs. 2:30-5 p.m.

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Church Shuttle

Are you interested in going to church on Sunday morning but don’t have a ride? John Peterson can get you to most worshipping communities in Asheville or the surrounding area within a fifteen to twenty minute drive of WWC. Call John at ext. 5917 by 10 p.m. Saturdays if you want a ride.

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Spanish conversation table

Practice your Spanish. Join the Modern Languages Department every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. at our conversation table on the patio of Cowpie.

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Career Resource Center

Carson 26

Ext. 3759

The Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Petrie Foundation announce a Rhodes scholarship for teachers. The Fellowship is designed to bring the best and the brightest to careers as teachers in New York City Public schools. Each year the Petrie fellowship program will support 20 of the nation’s most outstanding and accomplished recent college graduates as they pursue master’s degrees at Teachers College and prepare for careers as New York City K-12 Teachers. Awards are based on academic accomplishments, financial need, demonstrated potential for leadership, and a commitment to service and a career as an urban teacher. A Blue Ribbon Panel of nationally eminent scholars, educators, and leaders in business and government makes final selection of the Petrie Fellows and Finalists. Teachers college is tremendously grateful to the Board of the Carrol and Milton Petrie Foundation for their vision and generosity in establishing this national scholarship board.

Job of the Week

A live-in caregiver needed for a wonderful, highly functional woman with TBI (traumatic brain injury). A special helper is needed. Do you have a sense of humor, patience, good boundaries, integrity, willingness to learn, dependable transportation, with the ability to be lovingly persistent if needed, and to tolerate possible cigarette smoke? Room and board in an East Asheville (Oteen) apartment, plus $800 month to start, with Thursdays off and regular free time each day. Caregivers are looking for a conscientious live-in companion, mature female preferred, to provide occasional but consistent supervision, help with meal prep, cleaning, fitness, and to provide dependable transportation and social interaction. If interested and available, please call Louisa Dyer at 658-1280.

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Environmental Leadership Center

Ext. 3006

Approximately forty members of the College’s Board of Visitors experienced the Green Walkabout on the Warren Wilson College campus on Saturday morning, November 6. After breakfast and an opening conversation around the Jane Goodall tree in front of Sunderland, the BOV’s divided into two groups – one led by Larry Modlin and Paul Braese, the other led by Ian Robertson and Tom LaMuraglia. Special attention was given to the design of the new College Relations building and the EcoDorm by one group while the other focused on the farm, garden, forest management, and landscaping. Both groups heard from Wellness Program director Charlie Wright that “personal lifestyle choices and the wellness of each individual are fundamental to an authentic environmental community.” J. Clarkson and Chase Hubbard also participated in the Walkabout and provided information to the BOV’s. The two groups re-united in front of Fellowship Hall for a de-brief led by ELC Director John Huie. Carla Sutherland, Vice President for College Relations, said, “The BOV’s really liked the Green Walkabout – especially the chance to hear directly from members of work crews and from students in the dorms. They also liked the chance to taste Shataki mushrooms and to munch on the crab apples. Maybe we ought to do this for our trustees next.”

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The Green Buzz

Campus Greening Crew

Ext. 3712

What is being done to the EcoDorm Lawn?

The Landscaping Crew is working in conjunction with the Permaculture Initiative and the EcoDorm to create a natural, native, functional, and edible landscape surrounding the dorm. The front lawn of the dorm was planted with buckwheat this summer, which bloomed as classes began. When turned under, the buckwheat acts as a “green manure;” the organic material rejuvenates and fertilizes the soil. Oats were seeded as a cover crop after the buckwheat was turned, and both crops grew up quickly to form a lush green lawn. Landscaping crewmember Katherine Webb is supervising the EcoDorm land-scaping for her senior project. This past week the crew has been planting blueberry bushes, cherry, fig, and almond trees, and many more edible plants. The crew is surrounding the new plants with composted leaf mold and spotting with organic fertilizer to provide nutrients and prevent weed growth. Muscadine grapevines on the front patio’s trellises will provide shade in the summer and allow for sun to shine in during the winter when the vines shed their leaves. The plants will be watered using hoses tapped from an underground rainwater cistern made out of an old railroad cargo car (the cistern also provides water for toilet flushing in the dorm). The landscape will also include annual beds for the Eco-dormers to garden, creating yet another aspect of environmentalism and community for EcoDorm life.

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Outdoor Programs

Ext. 2040

Bryson Wall Challenge  - Nov. 17

You don’t need to know anything about a climbing contest to enjoy some fun. You get points for making the moves, moves get harder, we cheer each other along, and most importantly have some fun. Everyone is welcome. We will have some snacks and prizes.

Rumbling Bald bouldering trip

Sat., Nov. 20. This is an intermediate/ advanced climbing trip open to anyone wanting to make some challenging moves and strengthening their climbing technique.

Kayak/C-1 pool slalom

On Nov. 21 there will be a slalom competition at the pool. Come participate or watch some great paddling.

Backpacking in Joyce Kilmer – Dec. 3-5

To sign up for any of these programs or for more details, call the OP Office at ext. 2040, or email outdoors@warren-wilson.edu. Also check out our new web site on the WWC Inside at “Web Places” and “Outdoor Programs.”

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Service Learning

Ext. 3065

Ransom House

Ways left to Give to Hunger and Homeless week fund-drive

Got a full stomach? Today, Tues. 16 is the last day you can sign up for miss-a-meal. You can sign up to miss lunch or dinner Thursday. Money saved for not feeding you will go toward our overall gift to Hospitality House. Come by Ransom house to sign up or call ext. 3775 with your ID number.

Got $1? There are strange change receptacles at the bank, Glad, Cowpie, and Sage. Two hundred people have already dug into their couches and pulled out a dollar. Please give. Change boxes will be up all week. Our goal is for everyone in the community to give something.

Got a little more money?  Go to the Goodwill this weekend, buy a winter hat and or gloves, and drop them in the donation boxes at Sunderland, Stephenson, or Ransom House. The shelters are in great need of hats, gloves and coats this winter.

Got some time? Come listen to the Unheard Stories of 6-8 men and women from our community who are challenged with homelessness from 4-5 p.m. in the Cow Pie Sun Room on Wed., Nov. 17.

There are no tickets left for Empty Bowls and the Hunger Banquet. If you snooze you lose on this campus. Thanks to all who will participate in these events.

Over the past three years Warren Wilson has raised nearly $5,000 for the community through these efforts. Thanks you all for your contributions!

A van is waiting for you for evening service opportunities:

If interested in directly serving the community any evening of the week, call ext. 3775 for more information or come by Service Learning office!

Tuesday evenings: Black Mountain Center. 6:45-9p.m. Tessa Branson is the lovely assistant to this trip.

Wednesday evenings: AHOPE Shelter.  6-8 p.m. Juan Holladay is the manly trip leader dude-guy in charge.

Thursday evenings: Manna Food Bank. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Angela Denio and Hart Dahlauser are the wranglers of cans and eggs.

During the day you can go to Black Mountain Garden, Swannanoa Veggie Soup Kitchen, or any number of tutoring sites. Call ext. 3775 or 2011 to sign up for these activities.

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WorldWide

Ext. 3057

2nd floor Dodge

Be sure to check out the Christian Science Monitor‘s feature story on the WorldWide students currently in India and Sri Lanka! You can read the article at http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1109/p13s02-legn.html.

Winter WorldWide travelers are reminded to obtain recommended immunizations prior to travel. Travelers should review immunization recommendations for their region by visiting the WWC Health Center website or the Center for Disease Control’s website at www.cdc.gov/travel. To obtain the necessary immunizations, call the Buncombe County Health Department at 250-5096 to schedule an appointment. Appointments should be 4-6 weeks prior to departure.

Students interested in studying abroad next fall semester through the WorldWide program should schedule an appointment with Naomi Otterness before winter break. She can be contacted at ext. 3783 or nottern@warren-wilson.edu. Applications for most fall semester study abroad programs, including Mexico, Oxford, Korea, London, Japan, France, Germany, Borderlinks and China, are due in the WorldWide office by Feb. 15.

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Hooray for . . .

Anne Riddle, who won the women’s division of the 18-mile Shut-In Ridge

Trail Run on Nov. 6 for the second time in three years after not competing in the race in 2003. Anne completed the demanding course, which starts near the French Broad River and finishes near Mount Pisgah, in 2:55.25, and was the only woman to finish in under three hours.

The WWC WorldWide trip in India and Sri Lanka, featured in an article (including a photo of Bill Mosher and several Wilson students) in the Nov. 9 issue of The Christian Science Monitor. You can read the at the following link: http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1109/p13s02-legn.html

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Send Us Your News

Submit your news for WWC This Week to jbowers@warren-wilson.edu. The deadline for the November 23 issue is Friday, November 19 by 5 p.m.

Classifieds and Lost & Found are located online at www.warren-wilson.edu/phpBB2/. You can also follow the links from the upper left corner of the WWC Inside page.

To view a listing of campus events, click the “Master Calendar” link from left column on the Inside page.

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