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Rev. Frederick G. Ohler

Rev. Frederick G. Ohler

June 2010

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Ohler Spiritual Center to be established
MFA Program for Writers – lectures and readings
The Otherside: An American student living in China
Homecoming 2010 Reunions
New dean of students Deborah Myers
Students receive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad
Did you know?
Evelyn DeVries Day
In the media
Alumni Notes
Links

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Ohler Spiritual Center to be established

The College plans to establish the Ohler Spiritual Center, named in honor of the late Rev. Frederick G. Ohler, who served as chaplain, professor and counselor at the College from 1958-1995. The center will encompass the existing College Chapel, Ransom Fellowship Hall and Christian Education Building. Dedication is planned for Homecoming Weekend Oct. 1-3, 2010.

A profound speaker who delivered eloquent sermons, Ohler touched and transformed the lives of many students, faculty and staff during his nearly four decades at the College. He was involved in Warren Wilson’s transition from a junior college to a four-year college in the 1960s, and in the integration of service into the College’s learning Triad philosophy of academics, work and service.

“For almost four decades Fred drew us together in times of tragedy and times of great joy, times of abundance and times of need, to celebrate passings and commencements, deaths and births. He helped us always to recall our high purpose, its frailty and strength – and our own,” wrote Virginia McKinley, former Dean of the College.

In addition to the Ohler Spiritual Center, the College also has established the Ohler Service Scholarship to ensure that Ohler’s commitment to service is shared with Warren Wilson students for generations to come.

For more information, contact Richard Blomgren, vice president for Advancement, Admission and Marketing: (828) 771-2050 or rickb@warren-wilson.edu.

MFA Program for Writers – lectures and readings

Drop by campus in early July for morning lectures and evening readings in fiction and poetry during the Master of Fine Arts Program for Writers’ summer residency http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~mfa/newwebsite/homepage.php

The Otherside: An American student living in China

Chris Biddle is a junior studying abroad at Liaocheng University, in China's Shandong Province. As part of his WWC creative writing major, he’s writing a blog about his experiences. Follow Chris on his adventure.

Homecoming 2010 Reunions

Classes are already planning class reunions for 2010 Homecoming. Alumni are invited to help celebrate. Each of the events will have varying schedules and associated costs, so please look in your mail/email for details or contact the Alumni Office (alumni@warren-wilson.edu or 828.771.2046) to learn more. If your class is listed and you didn't receive a letter or email regarding the event, please call to ensure we have your updated contact information.

New dean of students Deborah Myers

Deborah Myers

Deborah Myers has been appointed dean of students at the College. She succeeds Cathy Kramer, who has accepted the position of dean of service learning after five years as dean of students. “I am very excited about joining the Warren Wilson community and serving as the dean of students,” Myers said. “The College's unique Triad, focus on environmental sustainability and commitment to social justice are in tune with my personal philosophies and initially drew me to the position. During my visit to campus, the passionate students and engaging faculty and staff with whom I met demonstrated to me that Warren Wilson is full of exciting opportunities and challenges that will be both professionally and personally satisfying.”

Students receive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships for study abroad

WWC students Cody Goss ‘11 and Isaiah Thalmayer ’10 are two of 1700 outstanding American undergraduate students who received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to participate in a study abroad program during the 2010-2011 academic year. Cody Goss will be studying mathematics in Hungary; Isaiah Thalmayer will be studying biodiversity and natural resource management in Madagascar. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply towards their study abroad program costs.

Toubab Krewe

Toubab Krewe

Did you know?

Craggie Brewing Company just released Toubab Brewe, named for Toubab Krewe, a band with WWC roots. The band played at a recent Haiti benefit show in Bryson Gym. Craggie donates proceeds of Toubab Brewe sales to Instruments 4 Africa, a nonprofit selected by Toubab Krewe that facilitates artistic development for underprivileged kids and works to preserve music and the arts in Africa.

Evelyn DeVries Day

President Pfeiffer has declared July 11 as Evelyn DeVries Day in honor of her 100th birthday. Mrs. DeVries, the widow of "Coach" Sam DeVries, namesake of the College gym, served in a variety of roles at the College starting in 1945. Mrs. DeVries will be celebrating with a small group of friends. You can send notes to Mrs. DeVries via the College’s Office of Advancement, CPO 6376, P.O. Box 9000, Asheville, NC 28815.

In the media

“WWC was doing the local, organic, farming, sustainability thing long before it was übercool…”

Katie Falkenberg ’03 wins Media that Matters Human Rights Award

10 Eco-Friendly College Campuses

Cultivating Shiitake Mushrooms at Warren Wilson Forest (PDF)

Traditional dance with David Holt, Phil Jamison and others on Folkways

Eliza Lynn ‘00 at MANNA FoodBank's Blue Jean Ball

Andrew Pauly ‘03 named Ferrum College soccer coach

Alumni Notes

It’s never too late or too early to send your updates for the alumni notes in Owl & Spade. Take a few minutes to let us know about the latest developments in your life. Indicate dates and places of events so we get the facts straight. If you have a picture of an event or child, please send it along. Email your news to alumni@warren-wilson.edu, including your name, class year, address, email and phone number.

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Links

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Inside Warren Wilson College

Events Calendar

WWC Athletics

The Green Calendar

Owl & Spade

Parliament: A Gathering of Owls 2009-10 WWC yearbook

Catalyst – environmental news

Physics Photo of the Week

The Story Behind



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“True Life: I'm A Warren Wilson Student”

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