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Swinging at Weekend@Wilson

Hanging out on the swing at Weekend@Wilson

July 2011

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2011 Weekend@Wilson
2012 Fiske Guide names WWC a “Best Buy”
Did You Know?
WWC Fund exceeds goal for 2010-11
Homecoming and Family Weekend — Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2011
Owl & Spade Alumni Notes
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2011 Weekend@Wilson

During a hot weekend in June, the campus became a buzzing hive of activity. Alumni, families and friends came to learn how to raise chickens, weave a basket, catch a bug or make jewelry. Over 30 workshops were offered, including the perennial favorites of blacksmithing and the chemistry magic show as well as new offerings like wine tasting and beekeeping. In addition to the classes, participants had opportunities to catch up with classmates, run on the trails, listen to good music and, of course, eat some Warren Wilson barbecue. Check out photos from Weekend@Wilson and plan to join the fun in 2012.

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Fiske Guide

2012 Fiske Guide names WWC a “Best Buy”

In an era of rapidly rising college costs, the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 has named Warren Wilson as one of the nation’s 25 “Best Buys” among private colleges and universities for the sixth time in eight years.

According to the 2012 guide, schools “qualify as Best Buys based on the quality of the academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance”—or as the book also puts it, “outstanding academics with relatively modest prices.” With tuition and fees of under $27,000 for the 2011-12 academic year, WWC is rated as “inexpensive” in relation to other private colleges and universities in the selective guide.

In its narrative on the College, the Fiske guide notes, “Success at Warren Wilson is measured not only by grades, but by community service and a sense of stewardship... [The College] promotes global perspectives, puts students to work on the campus farm, and makes service-learning a central part of the educational experience.”

In addition to giving the college high marks for its academics, social life and affordability, the Fiske guide gives Warren Wilson the highest possible rating for its overall quality of life for undergraduate students.

Did You Know?

The Swannanoa Gathering is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer.

WWC Fund exceeds goal for 2010-11

Thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends, we exceeded our 2010-11 Warren Wilson College Fund goal by almost 5%, raising a total of $536,929 from 1,499 donors. WWC Fund donors help students experience the Triad of academics, work, and service and prepare for careers that will benefit our community and our world. On behalf of the Office of Advancement and all of us at the College, thank you for your ongoing support. Learn more about how the WWC Fund supports students.

Homecoming and Family Weekend — Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2011

Return home this fall for a chance to visit with old friends, eat tasty barbecue on the Farm and cheer the Fighting Owls in soccer. Special events for Homecoming 2011 include the premiere of Frontiers Yet Unknown - The History of Warren Wilson College and the Natural Science Alumni Lecture. It’s your alumni reunion year if you graduated in a year ending with a ’1 or a ’6. Contact Ally Donlan if you’d like to plan a social activity for your class.

Family Weekend is a chance to enjoy time with your Warren Wilson student this fall. Parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends are invited to join us. Spend two days on campus attending classes, rafting down the French Broad, going to a student open mic and more. For more information, contact Ally Donlan.

Owl & Spade Alumni Notes

Send your alumni notes for the fall 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

Dr. Mark Adams ’84 joins J. Craig Venter Institute as scientific director

Entrepreneur Mary Phillips ’09 seeks to build community bonds one plot at a time

Japanese-influenced Appalachian architecture — Hans Doellgast ’00

Overtones: New ways to make an album explored — Eliza Lynn ‘00

Field day exposes Berry site buildings, trash pits

NPR's Fiona Ritchie at Warren Wilson to work on book

Laura Boosinger ’80 on Mountain Stage

The Fiske Guide's most interesting colleges

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