Kathy Mattea at Mountain Green
In a recent Mountain Green event, Grammy Award-winning singer Kathy Mattea presented “My Coal Journey,” a program incorporating family stories, environmental advocacy and performances from her Grammy-nominated 2008 release, Coal. Check out other Mountain Green Training Programs.
Eatherly Sustainability Scholarship
A new $25,000 endowment has been established at the College to fund a new scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to full-time undergraduate student enrolled or planning to enroll in WWC to study environmental studies.
MFA Holden Endowment
Friends of Writers has established an endowment for the Holden Minority Scholarship to the MFA Program for Writers. First awarded in 1995, and since awarded to 12 outstanding minority writers, the scholarship has been sustained, and is now endowed, through donations to Friends of Writers – a non-profit organization established and supported by faculty and alumni of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers. The scholarship is named for the late Dr. Reuben Holden, a revered WWC president who brought the MFA Program for Writers to the College and was its unfailing supporter. The Friends of Writers, deeply gratified to have not only met but exceeded the goal of $300,000 to establish the Holden Minority Scholarship Endowment, are extremely grateful to the generosity of the community of writers and their friends who have made this achievement possible.
Katie Spotz ’08 is on a 2,500-mile solo row across the Atlantic Ocean. In her own words, “After 2,500 miles and 70-100 days alone at sea, I will become the youngest person ever to row an ocean solo and the first American to row from Africa to South America. But this row is about something much more important: safe drinking water.” Katie’s first business plan to raise funds for the adventure started in a Warren Wilson business/economics class. Follow her across the Atlantic.
Check out these Wise Owls, Warren Wilson science students whose work has been published in journals. (MS Word Document)
2009 WWC Accolades
Here are some of the recognition the College received in 2009.
Did you know?
During 2009, Warren Wilson College added $54.5 million to the economy of Buncombe County, generated $19.1 million in household earnings, and created the equivalent of 477 full-time jobs. Information provided by Professor Steb Hipple of East Tennessee State University.
In the media
History/political science professor Dongping Han’s appearance on C-SPAN’s Book-TV
Ultra-runner Anne Lundblad voted WNC Outdoors Athlete of the Decade
Strictly Come Square Dancing: Historian Digs into Dance’s History
Asheville city employees partner with Warren Wilson College for energy training
A day in the life of ocean-rower and Warren Wilson grad Katie Spotz
Warren Wilson College featured in Yes! magazine
Visit the campus bookstore online to shop for WWC T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other college flair.
Inside Warren Wilson College
The Green Calendar
Owl & Spade
Catalyst – environmental news
Physics Photo of the Week
The Story Behind
WWC on Flickr
WWC on Twitter
WWC on YouTube
“True Life: I'm A Warren Wilson Student”
WWC Emergency Information Line