Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2010

Photos of winter break snow

December 30th, 2010

On Christmas 2010, snow fell steadily for three days and left a foot on the ground before the clouds cleared.

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Periodic report to campus

December 20th, 2010

I’m starting this campus update on the first day of semester break (Saturday), after students have made it home and begun recovering from a busy semester. As I walked from home to office this morning, I again realized how still this place becomes during breaks. A few days of relative quiet are fine, but all of us living on campus prefer the buzz of activity when students return. In the meantime, here are some reflections on the semester just over and the one ahead.

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Kate and Jenny to retire

December 16th, 2010

As you may or may not know, our team of horses has not been working this semester. Kate and Jenny, both Belgian mares, have been laying low since around July. The girls are reaching retirement age, and as with all horses, they are more susceptible to injury as they age.

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WWC receives gifts from Wyoming couple totaling nearly $1 million

December 16th, 2010

Pauline and Robert Ware of Cheyenne have left Warren Wilson bequests of nearly $1 million.

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Higher Education Today

December 9th, 2010

In November admission counselor Katie Green was a guest on Higher Education Today, a show which connects viewers to contemporary issues, people, and institutions involved in the business of higher education.

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For Steve Orlen

November 29th, 2010

Practice By Ellen Bryant Voight To weep unbidden, to wake at night in order to weep, to wait for the whisker on the face of the clock to twitch again, moving the dumb day forward— is this merely practice? Some believe in heaven, some in rest.  We’ll float, you said.  Afterward we’ll float between two [...]

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Echo submissions

November 18th, 2010

The Echo welcomes article submissions and letters to the editor.

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How does taking a leave of absence affect your financial aid?

November 12th, 2010

If you’re considering study abroad or taking time off from the College for personal reasons but plan to return, talk to the registrar about taking a Leave of Absence (LOA).

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Warren Wilson student receives Community Impact Student Award

November 10th, 2010

WWC senior Chloe Stuber has received a statewide award from the North Carolina Campus Compact.

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Inviting Innovation: The President’s Climate Action Fund

November 2nd, 2010

Student engagement and innovation are key to our climate action work.

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Lester Brown to give free public presentation Nov. 11 at WWC

October 28th, 2010

Lester Brown, founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, will speak Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the College Chapel.

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The Story Behind: Studying Art in Italy

October 28th, 2010

Italy offers a remarkably rich experience for artists. Students in the spring 2010 study abroad course Art in Italy, taught by WWC art faculty Leah Leitson and Dusty Benedict, experienced this first-hand. Students practiced their watercolor and ceramics techniques on campus, then traveled to La Meridiana, a ceramics school located in the Tuscan countryside, where they used the landscape and culture as inspiration for their art. Senior Becca Loeb’s watercolors created during the course reflect her surroundings at La Meridiana. Becca says the course “was an excellent opportunity to revive the old days of watercolor in a beautiful and inspiring location.” The group also traveled to Florence and Sienna to visit museums, galleries and artists working in the region.

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Warren Wilson receives inaugural national award for climate leadership

October 26th, 2010

WWC has received an inaugural Second Nature Award for Institutional Excellence in Climate Leadership.

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Read Past Story Behinds

October 10th, 2010

There’s a lot more to see!  Have a look over here for all the Story Behinds from years past.

The Story Behind

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Farm + Forestry collaborative project

October 7th, 2010

Over the next couple of weeks, the farm and forestry crews will be removing trees from the bottom of Clingman’s pasture adjacent to the creek.

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Overflow crowd hears Bill McKibben speak at Warren Wilson

October 7th, 2010

Just four days before his 10/10/10 Global Work Party to combat climate change, Bill McKibben gave a free public lecture at WWC’s Headwaters Gathering.

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What’s all the bawling about?

October 5th, 2010

Every year the farm weans the spring calves, usually in the beginning of October.

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Shared Governance feedback

October 4th, 2010

What works? What doesn’t work? What could work? Here’s what you said.

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Strategic Plan update from President Pfeiffer

September 28th, 2010

To keep you informed about the progress of the 2010-2015 Strategic Plan, I would like to share with you the following information.

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Play music for the new SUPER Crew podcast

September 27th, 2010

The Substance Use Peer Education & Resources Crew (SUPER Crew) is looking for students who would like to perform for the new SUPER Crew podcast.

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