Warren Wilson College News

WWC This Week — Dec. 12, 2005

December 13, 2005 Vol. 9 No. 18

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Community News
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Message from the president

This is to remind you that the opening day of classes for the spring semester will be Monday, January 16, 2006, which is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Consequently, the campus Diversity Committee recommended, and the campus governing bodies agreed, that we would follow a schedule that day somewhat similar to Triad Day at the opening of the fall semester, and also will include programming that honors and celebrates Dr. King’s life. More specifics about the schedule that day will be shared with you about class schedules (from the Academic Affairs Office), work schedules (from the Work Program Office) and Commemorative M.L.King Day programming (from the Diversity Committee and Dean of Students Office). Happy holidays to each of you. — Doug Orr

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New residence hall

Keep up to date with the progress on the new residence hall at http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~cadcrew/new_dorm.shtml, a webpage created by the CAD Crew.

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Talkin’ trash

Moral Dilemma Time: I want a soda… do I buy it in plastic or aluminum? Aluminum cans are usually made completely of recycled aluminum cans. Plastic bottles are made from, at most, 10% recycled material (and only Coca-Cola uses that much). The rest is made from virgin material (petroleum). Plastic bottles could contain much more recycled material, but companies decide against it because the bottles would look cloudy…lame. In conclusion… buy aluminum over plastic whenever you can! www.warren-wilson.edu/~recycle

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NC Academy of Science call for presentations

The NC Academy of Science is putting out a call for presentations for their annual meeting March 24-26 at Bennett College. For an application and info, visit http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~biology/research.shtml. Return the application form to Natasha Shipman (office: Morse 102) no later than Wed., Jan. 18.

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BE – Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Lives

Larry Ward, “Living Buddha, Living Christ.” Tues., Dec. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Carson Room 11. This week BE will be discussing “Living Buddha, Living Christ” with Larry Ward. Larry Ward has served 30 years as a Christian minister, and he worked in social development and church renewal in Calcutta, Jamaica, China, and throughout the globe. He was ordained as a Buddhist minister
by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1994. He received the transmission to teach from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2000. He first began practicing Buddhist meditation in India many years ago, and has been practicing with Thich Nhat Hanh for 15 years. This will be a part of the BE series “Ancient Wisdom For Contemporary Lives” – a series of programs exploring ancient Buddhist teachings and their relevance to contemporary lives. Although talks build upon each other, everyone is welcome at any point. The talk will include a short sitting and time for discussion and questions. BYOM if you want some exquisite Chinese tea to sip!

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Global Studies presentations
Amelia Dulee-Kinsolving and Joanna Petticord will present information from their Global Studies thesis research from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Dec. 15.

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Midnight library hours & COFFEE

The library will extend its hours until midnight on Thursday, December 8,
and Sunday, December 11-Wednesday, December 14, to accommodate students
completing projects or studying for exams. Along with our extended hours, the library will have coffee and tea available from 8-9 p.m. each of the nights we are open until midnight: Thursday, December 8 and Sunday, December 11 – Wednesday, December 14.

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President’s Open Office Hours

3:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, December 13. Please contact Rowena Pomeroy at ext. 2070 or stop by the office to schedule an appointment.

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Hone your appetite, rosin up your bows!

Cookies and Carols will be held on Wednesday, December 14 at 8 p.m. in the Chapel. Anyone who plays an instrument is invited to come and play along with us. All instruments are welcome – guitars, flutes, dulcimers, spoons, kazoos, etc.! Hey – here’s your chance to sing OUTSIDE the shower! Come join the fun!

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Winter break library hours

The library will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16, and reopen on Monday, January 2, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Extended hours for the MFA Residency will take place for the week of Tuesday, January 2, to Tuesday January 10. The library will be open Tuesday, January 2, through Friday, January 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, January 7, the hours will be 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 8, the hours will be 1-8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, January 9-10, the library will be open 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, January 11-13, the libray will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The library will be closed Saturday-Sunday, January 14-15. Regular library hours will resume on Monday, January 16.

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"Howl" 50th anniversary event

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Allen Ginsberg’s book as well as the American book launch for the 2005 publication of "The Baby Beat Generation, The 1970s San Francisco Renaissance." Fri., Dec. 16, 8 pm at Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center – 56 Broadway, downtown Asheville. Poets include Thomas Rain Crowe, Jeff Davis, Jaye Bartell, David Hopes, Gillian Coats, Ted Pope, Sebastian Matthews and special guest Richard Cambridge. Info: http://www.blackmountaincollege.org.

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Swannanoa Solstice

Multi-instrumentalists Al Petteway (WWC artist-in-residence) and Amy White present a celebration of the winter holidays in A Swannanoa Solstice 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 18 at Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place. These world renowned musicians share holiday songs old and new, religious and secular, in a warm and intimate winter concert. The trio performs well-mastered Celtic and Appalachian songs and music on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, piano, Celtic harp, Irish bouzouki, vocals and world percussion. This year’s special guests include Warren Wilson College President Doug Orr who opens the show with poetry, members of the Warren Wilson College Chorale directed by Dr. Milt Crotts, and Andy Irwin, a singer-songwriter, comedian, thespian and storyteller. A Swannanoa Solstice is presented annually in partnership with The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College.
Info: http://www.dwtheatre.com.

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Say “NO!” to torture!

If you’re planning to be in the Miami area over winter break, you might consider joining with other people of conscience to protest the United State’s use of torture as an interrogation technique. Rev. Rick Ufford-Chase, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Rev. Ed Brogan, Director of the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel, invite all concerned parties to gather in Miami, Florida on January 6-7, 2006 to study, worship, witness, pray, strategize, and organize. For more detailed information, visit the PCUSA website: www.pcusa.org, or contact Steve Runholt, campus chaplain at srunholt@warren-wilson.edu.

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Physics Photo of the Week – http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~physics/PhysPhotOfWeek/PPOW/

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Spanish Conversation Table
Every Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. and every Thursday from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Cowpie Cafe.

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Environmental Leadership Center

Tired of all the Holiday consumer gadget hype?

Shop for an awesome learning experience ins
tead! The Environmental Leadership Center’s 2006 Summer Internship Program application process is underway. WWC students interested in PAID summer internship experiences should go to www.warren-wilson.edu/~elc to see the offerings. This years internship destinations include Maine’s coastal islands, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the Chesapeake Bay, the Outer Banks, Belize, Costa Rica and much more. Types of work range from conservation biology, to environmental policy, to education, to social justice and beyond. For more information, please contact Stan Cross appearing in person at the ELC, live at x3782, or virtually at scross@warren-wilson.edu. Application information and material is available at the website. Applications (including resume and recommendation letters) are due by February 3, which means we have only 8 internship shopping weeks to go!

On behalf of the Environmental Leadership Center, thanks to Larry Modlin, Paul Braese, John Brock, and Tom LaMuralgia for their help and support with the ECO REALTOR® training on November 30. We had a tremendous outpour of excitement and joy from the participants. Green Walkabouts are a wonderful team effort and we are excited to be using them as a format for learning sessions. All of us at the ELC are grateful to be working in partnership with other WWC faculty, staff and students to showcase Warren Wilson’s sustainability initiatives (warts and all), make friends for the College, and learn from our guests. Again, thank you for all of your help and support for this event. It was a true success.
––Phillip Gibson and Stan Cross

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WorldWide
Upper Dodge
Ext. 3057
Bon voyage to our winter WorldWide travelers! Students and instructors will be traveling to Costa Rica, London, and Thailand at the end of the month. We wish all of these travelers a safe and happy journey.

Irish-American Scholars Program applications are due to Naomi Otterness in the WorldWide office by Dec. 15.

Spring WorldWide travelers: You should have received flight information request forms in your campus mailboxes. These forms are due by January 31. Please be sure to check your boxes before you leave campus for the semester! Also, remember that it is each traveler’s responsibility to have a valid passport in hand at least 8 weeks before travel. If you do not have a passport, be sure to apply for your passport soon. Passport applications can take between six to eight weeks to process, and if you are applying the first time for a passport or replacing a lost passport, you will need to have your original birth certificate. Students may come by the WorldWide office for an application or download an application from the U.S. Department of State’s travel web site (www.travel.state.gov). China and Tibet travelers, it is especially vital that you apply for your passports in a timely manner, since we will have to send your passports to the Chinese embassy for your visas.

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Hooray for . . .

Everyone who shared their talents at the December 2 Cross-Cultural Talent Show! We enjoyed a wonderful evening of music, dance, and poetry provided by our talented students and staff. Bravo everybody!

Katie Fisher and Ben Feinberg, proud parents of Samuel Joel Feinberg,
who was born shortly before midnight on Friday.

Franklin Tate and Emilie White, glowing parents of a baby girl, who was born Friday morning.

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Scholarly Achievements

Gary Copeland Lilley for the publication of “Black Poem,” a book of poems in which Gary “boldly confronts his heritage,” released by Hollyridge Press Chapbook Series this month. Look for it in the WWC Campus Bookstore.

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Classifieds and Lost & Found are located online at www.warren-wilson.edu/forums/. 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 “Calendars” link from left column on the Inside page.

WWC Emergency Information Line (828) 258-4521.

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