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Woodworking at the Asheville Farm School

Learn about the history and renewal of Warren Wilson Crafts in the next Owl & Spade. See more images here.

February 2011

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Blacksmith Crew sculpture
President Pfeiffer to retire in 2012
RIP, cool chemistry cat
Weekend@Wilson – June 24-26, 2011
Did you know?
Swimmers qualify for NAIA nationals
Support the WWC Fund
In the media
Links

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Blacksmith Sculpture

Blacksmith Crew sculpture

The Blacksmith Crew recently installed a piece of art below Jensen Hall to provide beauty and inspiration for the campus community. The crew created the sculpture when they returned to campus a week early in August for training with Dale Morse ’89. Every year Morse trains new crew members in basic blacksmith techniques and works with experienced crew members on advanced designs and skills. After the week with Morse, the Blacksmith Crew worked together to tweak and perfect the piece.
—Grace Hatton ’14

President Pfeiffer to retire in 2012

Sandy Pfeiffer, president of the College since July 2006, is retiring from his position in June 2012. “At the time of my retirement, I will have served six years as the sixth president of the College,” Pfeiffer said in an email message to students, faculty and staff. “I feel very fortunate to have been part of this special community. In the 16 months remaining in my presidency, I’ll work to prepare the campus for the person who follows me in this job.”

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Dichromate, the Chemistry cat

RIP, cool chemistry cat

Alumni, faculty, staff and students may remember spotting an adorable cat running around Witherspoon and Morse. That ginger feline was Dichromate, the cool chemistry cat. Dichromate came to the College 11 years ago from a student whose family was moving and couldn’t take Dichromate with them. Many students and faculty loved Dichromate. “He was so important to the students because he was a comfort to many of them during times of stress, finals and homesickness,” Stephen Cartier of the Chemistry department says. “He was a constant in their lives and gave them a little bit of the comfort of home.” Near the end of his life, Dichromate became sick with lymphoma and passed away peacefully. Dichromate will be greatly missed on campus and will live on in all our memories.
—Grace Hatton ’14

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. Registration will start in late spring.

Did you know?

Warren Wilson is one of four Colleges of Distinction in North Carolina.

Swimmers qualify for NAIA nationals

Six members of the WWC swimming team have qualified for the NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships March 2-5 in St. Peters, MO. Good luck to Owl swimmers Alessia Faverio, Audrey Hollingsworth, Amelia Hubbard, Laetitia Mead, Breanna Roberts and Johnathon Bland.

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In the media

WWC graduate launches “A Growing Culture”

The Search for Meaning and a Coal-Free Washington by Professor Mallory McDuff

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