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January 2011


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Joel Adams of Asheville is new Chair of WWC Board of Trustees
Weekend@Wilson – June 24-26, 2011
Stylish and Decadent Tragi-comedy on stage
Did you know?
Owl & Spade Alumni Notes
In the Media


Joel Adams of Asheville is new Chair of WWC Board of Trustees

Joel B. Adams Jr., Asheville financial consultant and longtime member of the Board of Trustees of Warren Wilson, has assumed the position of board chair. He succeeds fellow Asheville resident Ron Hunt, who stepped down after serving as board chair since July 2007. Adams is beginning his second stint as board chair, having held the position from 2003-2007. He has still deeper ties to the College as the father of two Warren Wilson alumni: son Sam ‘04 and daughter Sadie ‘09. "It feels like coming home,” Adams said of his return as chair, “and I look forward to further participation in the College's future."

President Sandy Pfeiffer said he is excited about a second Adams term as board chair. “Joel previously provided excellent leadership,” President Sandy Pfeiffer said. “We look forward to his chairing the board again. Pfeiffer also praised the leadership of Hunt, who joined the Board of Trustees in 2002 and served as vice chair for two years before becoming chair in 2007. “Ron has been an outstanding board chair and forceful advocate of Warren Wilson College,” Pfeiffer said. “He has helped move the College forward in significant ways over the past several years.”

Hayrides at Weekend@Wilson

Weekend@Wilson – June 24-26, 2011

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled weekend of workshops, barbecue, dorm living and music for alumni and friends. Last year’s workshops ranged from blacksmithing and salsa dancing to touring local breweries. Email Ally Donlan with workshop ideas or questions.

Stylish and Decadent Tragi-comedy on stage

Warren Wilson Theatre presents Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton at Kittredge Theatre Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 17-20, at 8 p.m. Written almost 400 years ago and adapted by Jesse Berger, Women Beware Women strikes a modern chord. A revenge tragedy with a surprising amount of comedy, The New York Times has called it, “exuberant” and “cutthroat.” Director Graham Paul says, “Warren Wilson Theatre is committed to performing classic masterpieces (as well as risky contemporary theatre), committed to producing theatre that is both excellent and challenging, and committed to taking chances with provocative plays that are not frequently seen. Women Beware Women stands out in all three categories.” Tickets are free for all area students, $5 for seniors, alumni and staff and $10 general admission. Info: 828.771.3040 or vnichols@warren-wilson.edu.

Did you know?

History/political science professor Phillip Otterness is a featured historian on NBC's program "Who Do You Think You Are?" Each hour-long episode of the show traces a celebrity's ancestry and uses these stories to also tell stories of America's history. These stories are gradually unfolded to the celebrity through various documents and historical artifacts that are explained to them by archivists, librarians and historians. NBC will air the program on Friday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.

Owl & Spade Alumni Notes

Send your alumni notes for the spring issue of Owl & Spade. Take a few minutes to let us know what’s going on in your life. Indicate dates and places of events so we get the facts straight. If you have a picture to accompany the note, please send it along. Email your news to alumni@warren-wilson.edu, including your name, class year, email address and phone number.

In the media

WWC students volunteer during the annual MLK Challenge service day

WWC student project on childhood obesity makes finals for $5,000 prize

Ryan Walsh ’03 winner of the Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest

Admission Counselor Katie Green was a guest on Higher Education Today

Short story master Baxter polishes resume

James Franco's N.C. connection

The Thistle And Shamrock: A Visit with Jean Ritchie



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