Learn, laugh, live…

June 26-28, 2015


Alumni, parents, and friends returned to the Swannanoa Valley June 26-28 for Weekend@Wilson, a weekend of camaraderie, laughter and learning. Many stayed in the dorms for a true taste of the College experience. View a wrap up of the Weekend.

2015 Weekend@Wilson Schedule

Friday, June 26  
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Check-inOrr Cottage
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Welcome LunchMorris’ Community Pavilion
12:30 p.m.Welcome KickoffMorris’ Community Pavilion
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.Workshops (Session I)Various
Single Sessions
Summer Sky Fun!Elizabeth BeroJensen 313
Handcrafted JewelryLouise NobleJensen 316
Farm and Animal TourWWC Farm Crew and John ShowalterFarm
Journal-makingMelissa BailesJensen 317
Make Unique Tile CoastersSusan Leading FoxJensen 314
Use Your Share: CSANatasha ShipmanGarden Cabin
Yoga for BeginnersSabrina ReisingerLower Fellowship Hall
First of Two-Part Session
Cocktails!Clay GibsonMorse 208
Cane a FootstoolDavid GristMorse 108
Asheville Brewery TourJim BailesMeet in front of Orr Cottage
BlacksmithingDale MorseBlacksmith Shop
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.Break - SnacksMorris’ Community Pavilion
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.Workshops (Session II)
Single Sessions
Fun on the Bryson Climbing WallBruce HillsBryson Gym
Raising ChickensDonna KilpatrickFarm Office Porch
Make a Cobweb BroomMickey Sizemore and Tom WilderMorse 108
Build a Bird HouseWWC Fine Woodworking CrewPole Barn
Yoga for Health and HappinessThree MeriansLower Fellowship Hall
Garden Walkabout for KidsWWC Garden CrewMeet at Garden Cabin
Second of Two-Part Session
Cocktails!Clay GibsonContinuing Session
Cane a FootstoolDavid GristContinuing Session
Asheville Brewery TourJim BailesContinuing Session
BlacksmithingDale MorseContinuing Session
6:00 p.m.Reception & Display of crafts made in workshopsMorris’ Community Pavilion
6:30 p.m.DinnerMorris’ Community Pavilion
7:00 p.m.Entertainment – Warren GaughanMorris’ Community Pavilion
10:00 p.m.Star Gazing - Binoculars, telescopes and iPads welcomed but not necessary. This activity is weather dependent.Meet in front of DeVries Gymnasium by the Great Horned Owl Statue and we will walk to the soccer fields together.
Saturday, June 27
7:30 a.m.Wake-up Run – Lace-up your running shoes and Join JT Wagner, Computer Services and Kelly Ball, Advancement Office. Length, difficulty, and pace can be adjusted to accommodate all. “On the go breakfast” will be available after the run.Meet at Great Horned Owl statue in front on DeVries Gym
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.BreakfastGladfelter Cafeteria
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.Service at WWC Through the Years: From "For" to "With" Cathy Kramer, Dean, Service LearningCanon Lounge, Gladfelter
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Workshops (Session III)Various
Single Sessions
Appalachian ViticulturesMatthew and Samantha BiggersMorse 209
The Art of PieMelanie Kemp and Libba MianoGarden Cabin
Creative Movement & Dance Exploration for ChildrenMichelle AringtonBryson Gym
Team Challenge CourseBruce HillsMeet in front of DeVries Gymnasium
One. . . Two. . . TREE!Lisa ValdmetsMorse 210
Energy Psychology & TappingBetsy KellerWitherspoon 103
First of Two-Part Session
Appalachian Basket MakingJoe BruneauMorse 108
BlacksmithingDale MorseBlacksmith Shop
Decoupage on GlassSabrina ReisingerMorse 208
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.LunchCafeteria, Gladfelter
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.Workshops (Session IV)Various
Single Sessions
Soap MakingDebra MaslowskiMorse 107
Pen TurningWWC Fine Woodworking CrewPole Barn
Wit and Wisdom: Collecting Contemporary Folk ArtJohnson BowlesJensen 317
Healthy Eating for Emotional & Physical WellbeingMichelle AringtonJensen 313
2-Hour TheatreHannah JacobsAmpitheater (rain: Kittredge Theatre Lobby)
Homemade Art for KidsErica Rawls and Alexis CulverGarden Cabin
Salsa/Latin Dancing 101Christey CarwileBryson Gym
Second of Two-Part Session
Appalachian Basket MakingJoe BruneauContinuing Session
BlacksmithingDale MorseContinuing Session
Decoupage on GlassSabrina ReisingerContinuing Session
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Green Walkabout©Meet Stan at Orr Cottage patio outside Admissions Office.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Appalachia Student DocumentariesHolden Auditorium
5:30Reception & Display of crafts made in workshopsCowpie Café, Gladfelter
6:00 - 6:45 pmDinnerCowpie Café, Gladfelter
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.Lloyd Arneach, Storyteller –Canon Lounge, Gladfelter
Sunday, June 28
7:30 a.m.Stretch your legs before getting back in your car for home. Join Ellen, Advancement Office, for a fast paced walk on the Saw Mill Loop.Meet Ellen at Orr Cottage patio outside Admissions Office.
8:15 - 10:00 a.m.Check OutOrr Cottage
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.BreakfastCafeteria, Gladfelter Student Ctr.
10:00 a.m.Church ServiceCollege Chapel