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Firespinners preform at the bonfire during the Homecoming BBQ picnic.

Firespinners preform at the bonfire during the Homecoming BBQ picnic.
(Photo courtesy Melissa Ray Davis '02 and the Yearbook Crew.)

October 2010

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Homecoming 2010 Photos
Lytle, Propst honored during Homecoming
Ohler Spiritual Center dedicated
Fall Open House is Nov. 6
Wanted: Alumni Board members
New Graduate Program: Master of Arts in Teaching
Did you know?
Sarah Schulman presents “Making Art While Making Change”
Lester Brown in the Sustainability Speakers Series
Kevin McIlvoy to deliver Harwood Cole Lecture
Cloud Nine at Warren Wilson Theatre
In the media
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Homecoming 2010 Photos

Thank you to everyone who visited the College for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2010. It was a beautiful fall weekend in the mountains, and folks had a chance to reconnect with classmates or spend time with students. Highlights included the dedication of The Ohler Spiritual Center, a win by the women’s soccer team and tractor rides down on the Farm. Check out the photos on Flickr.

Mark your calendars for next year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2011.

Norm Propst Scholarship Plaque

Lytle, Propst honored during Homecoming

Two longtime stalwarts who have been major parts of the College for essentially as long as it’s been a four-year school were honored during Homecoming. At the barbecue, Norm “Old Top” Propst was honored for his 43 years of service to the College with the establishment of the $25,000 Norm Propst Work Scholarship, funded by a long line of alumni and friends. Over the years Propst has supervised hundreds of students on the college’s carpentry crew, teaching them basic and advanced carpentry skills.

In a surprise ceremony during halftime of the alumni basketball game, Rodney Lytle was honored with the retirement of his No. 21 basketball jersey. A 1973 graduate, Lytle has since worked at the College in such diverse positions as building services supervisor, basketball coach, multicultural affairs director and currently interim alumni relations director. Like Propst, Lytle has mentored and touched the lives of hundreds of students.

Ohler Spiritual Center dedicated

Fred Ohler meant a great deal to a great number of people, both on and off the Warren Wilson campus. Many of them joyfully gathered Oct. 2 for the dedication of The Frederick G. Ohler Spiritual Center, encompassing the existing College Chapel, Ransom Fellowship Hall and Christian Education Building. The late Rev. Ohler served as chaplain, professor and counselor at the College from 1958-1995. Poems, prayers and hymns marked the dedication of the Ohler Spiritual Center on a blue-sky Saturday afternoon. Fred fans from near and far came for the loving ceremony in honor of the Center and the man himself.

In addition to The Ohler Spiritual Center, the College also has established the Ohler Service Scholarship Fund, in order to ensure that Ohler’s commitment to service is shared with students for generations to come. Proceeds from a new book by Fred and Beverly Ohler, titled They Faithfully Led the Way and remembering those who helped create the College, will go to the fund that has already surpassed $100,000. For more information about giving to the Ohler Service Scholarship Fund, call 828.771.2050.

Fall Open House is Nov. 6

Warren Wilson College will host its Fall Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Nov. 6. The open house begins with registration and an early-bird concert at 9:30 a.m. in Kittredge Theater, at the north entrance to campus.

Prospective students will be able to meet faculty, staff and current students; tour the campus; learn more about the academic program, the Warren Wilson College learning triad and financial aid; and have an admission information session. Open-house visitors also are invited to enjoy lunch as guests of the college. The day’s activities will conclude by mid-afternoon.

For more information or to make reservations, call Monique Cote in the admission office at 828-771-2021 or 800-934-3536, or e-mail visit@warren-wilson.edu. You also can register online by clicking here.

Wanted: Alumni Board members

We are looking for alumni who attended or graduated in good standing from Warren Wilson or any of its predecessor institutions to be a part of the Alumni Board, starting October 2011. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, follow the nomination process. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2010. Contact Sarah El-Attar with any questions about the process or about the responsibilities of the Alumni Board Committee.

MAT Classroom

New Graduate Program: Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program for teaching in secondary schools in the areas of English, mathematics, social studies or science begins June 2011. The WWC MAT is an intensive one-year program leading to master’s level North Carolina licensure. Applications are currently being accepted and are due March 1, 2011. Visit the MAT website for details or call 828.771.3010.

Did you know?

WWC received a record number of applications for admission for the 2010-11 academic year: 1,329.

Sarah Schulman presents “Making Art While Making Change”

Sarah Schulman, a novelist, playwright, historian and activist, will offer a multimedia presentation titled “Making Art While Making Change” Oct. 29. The event, free and open to the public, begins at 11 a.m. in Canon Lounge of the Gladfelter Student Center. For more information call 828.771.5851.

Schulman, author of nine novels and three plays, has been active in various direct-action organizations throughout her career. Co-founder of the Lesbian Avengers activist group, she has received numerous awards including the Stonewall Award for contributions improving the lives of lesbians and gays in the United States; the Kessler Prize for sustained contribution to LGBT studies; a Guggenheim Fellowship in playwriting; and two Stonewall Book Awards by the American Library Association. Schulman is professor of English at the City University of New York, and a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities.

Lester Brown in the Sustainability Speakers Series

Lester Brown will speak Nov. 11, 7 p.m., in the College Chapel as part of the College’s Environmental Leadership Center Sustainability Speaker Series. The Washington Post calls Brown "one of the world's most influential thinkers." The Telegraph of Calcutta refers to him as "the guru of the environmental movement." In 1986 the Library of Congress requested his personal papers, noting that his writings "have already strongly affected thinking about problems of world population and resources." In 2001 Brown founded the Earth Policy Institute to provide a vision and a road map for achieving an environmentally sustainable economy. That same year, he published Eco Economy: Building an Economy for the Earth, which E.O. Wilson called "an instant classic." Brown’s most recent book is Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.

Kevin McIlvoy

Kevin McIlvoy to deliver Harwood Cole Lecture

Kevin “Mc” Mcllvoy will be the speaker at the Harwood Cole Lecture, hosted by Friends of the Warren Wilson College Library. The lecture is Nov. 13 at 4 p.m. in Canon Lounge with reception music beginning at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. McIlvoy recently served as interim director of the College’s MFA Program for Writers, where he’s taught for over 21 years. Mcllvoy has published the novels Hyssop, A Waltz, The Fifth Station, and Little Peg. Mcllvoy has also published a short story collection, The Complete History of New Mexico.

Cloud Nine Cast

Cloud Nine at Warren Wilson Theatre

The theatre begins its 2010-2011 season with a satire of sex, race and class, appropriately titled Cloud Nine, playing Nov. 11-14. Written by award-winning playwright Caryl Churchill, this play has been called by critics a “special workout for the imagination.” Reserve seats early by calling 828.771.3040 or emailing theatre@warren-wilson.edu. Warren Wilson Theatre commits itself to personal development and creative collaboration that empowers students to bring artistic visions to life. Interested theatergoers and prospective students can visit the theatre website and sign up for the e-newsletter.

In the media

WWC Recognized for Climate Leadership

Joara Museum gets go-ahead

Cycling Owls third in division II U.S. championship

Osborne ’71 – Passionate about her purpose

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