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Halley Walsh during her internship with Audubon Seabird Restoration Project

February 2012

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Faculty musicians to perform in Kyrgyzstan
Environmental attorney D.J. Gerken speaks on campus Feb. 6
Warren Wilson Theatre presents The 39 Steps
Owl & Spade Alumni Notes
Weekend@Wilson 2012: Learn, Laugh, Live
ELC Internship Portfolio
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Faculty musicians to perform in Kyrgyzstan

Two Warren Wilson professors, Dr. Kevin Kehrberg (Department of Music) and Dr. Jeffrey A. Keith (Department of Global Studies), are preparing for a two-week State Department tour of Kyrgyzstan as members of the Red State Ramblers, an Appalachian string band.

Formerly a part of the Soviet Union, the Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan is celebrating two decades of independence and US-Kyrgyz relations. The State Department is sending Dr. Kehrberg and Dr. Keith to perform southern string band music as part of this celebration. These American musicians will perform and collaborate with the traditional Kyrgyz band, Tengir Too.

Tengir Too, featured on the first volume of the Smithsonian Folkways Music of Central Asia series, is recognized as a masterful ensemble of Kyrgyz musicians who are aiming to revive the traditions of their nomadic ancestors. Once repressed by Soviet authorities, Kyrgyz music is now increasingly popular among the urbanizing population of Kyrgyzstan. The Red State Ramblers and Tengir Too will compose music together during a stay in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

Environmental attorney D.J. Gerken speaks on campus Feb. 6

DJ Gerken D.J. Gerken, senior attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center in Asheville, will speak Feb. 6 on "Using the Power of the Law to Protect the Environment." His talk, free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in Canon Lounge of the Gladfelter Student Center. Gerken’s work primarily involves advocating for responsible land-use policies before county and state officials, and representing environmental clients in administrative processes and litigation. His expertise includes issues relating to national forests in the Southern Appalachians and to transportation and growth. For more information contact Ellen Querin via email or at 828-771-3006.

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The 39 Steps poster

Warren Wilson Theatre presents The 39 Steps

Warren Wilson Theatre is proud to break into its spring season with a fast-paced spy comedy The 39 Steps. The show runs Feb. 9-12 in Kittredge Theater. An adventurous and hilarious thriller, The 39 Steps started as a World War 1 espionage novel by Scottish author John Buchan, then became Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1935 thriller before finally being adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow. From thriller to comedy, The 39 Steps encompasses many different elements and keeps the audience engaged and on the edge of their seats. The play is known to make fun of its own story and challenges the actors to quickly adapt to different scenes and keep up with their roles. The Warren Wilson Theatre invites you to a show that has both Buchan’s sense of adventure and Hitchcock’s hilarity, with fast-paced sequences, mind racing riddles, and character surprises that will leave audience members giggling and applauding. Call the theatre box office at 828-771-3040 to make reservations and email Valorie Nichols with any questions.

Owl & Spade Alumni Notes

Send in your alumni notes for the Spring 2012 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 that we get the facts straight. If you have a picture to accompany the note, please send it along. Email your news and photographs to alumni@warren-wilson.edu, including your name, class year, email address and phone number.

Weekend@Wilson 2012: Learn, Laugh, Live

Weekend@Wilson 2012 will be held June 22-24. Alumni and families are invited to campus for a weekend full of workshops, toe-tappin’ music, tasty food and more. If you’re interested in sharing your talents by teaching a workshop, email Ally Wilson. Visit Weekend@Wilson online.

ELC Internship Portfolio

Since 1996, hundreds of WWC students have taken advantage of internship opportunities through the College’s Environmental Leadership Center (ELC). Through these experiences, students emerge inspired and equipped to fill emerging roles in environmental, social, non-profit and for-profit fields. Take a look at the ELC internships from 2011.

In the media

The Swannanoa Journal: The Swannanoa River

Asheville runner Lundblad a woman of many titles

Former soccer coach Hank Steinbrecher honored with 2012 Werner Fricker Award

"Of Evanescence," by Debra Allbery, MFA director

Debra Kiliru awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Beloved Community Award

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