The Magnarella Family Faculty Scholarship Award
Created in 2011 and funded by WWC Director of Peace and Justice Studies Paul Magnarella and his family, the Magnarella Family Faculty Scholarship rewards full-time faculty members for achievement in scholarly empirical and/or theoretical publications. The award may be made for recent significant publications or for lifetime achievements with evidence of continuing scholarly productivity. At the College’s annual awards ceremony, sociology/anthropology professor Siti Kusujiarti was named the first recipient of the award. Pictured in the photo above are Paul and Sharlene Magnarella, Siti Kusujiarti and President Sandy Pfeiffer.
MFA Program for Writers: Lectures and readings
Held biannually, an intensive 10-day residency period serves as a principal component of the MFA Program for Writers and as the foundation of a supportive, committed community of writers. Each student attends the residency as a prerequisite to the semester's study. The 2012 summer residency takes place July 5-15. Plan to visit campus during that time to take advantage of morning lectures and evening readings in fiction and poetry at no charge. You can find a schedule here.
New in Career Services: Sophomore Externship
What is it like to do that kind of work every day? Will I find this kind of work satisfying? How do you balance being on-call with your personal life?
These are just a few of the questions on the minds of sophomores as they begin to dig deeper into their Warren Wilson Triad experience. Career Services’ newly launched Sophomore Externship Program is designed to help students seek answers to their questions. In an externship, a student typically shadows an experienced member of an organization or company while performing daily tasks. The externship gives the student a taste of a potential career.
“The primary goal of this program is to provide a student with a structured, hands-on opportunity to experience the ‘world of work,’ without the longer term commitment of an internship or job,” WWC Director of Career Services Wendy Seligmann said.
The externships will take place during a two-week period during winter break before classes begin in January. What is distinctive about this program is that the student will also have a homestay with the externship sponsor. The homestay provides an opportunity for sponsors and externs to go beyond the workday they just shared. They talk about life at Warren Wilson. They discuss family, neighborhoods and communities of all kinds. They talk about politics, social change, films, food and more.
If you're interested in sponsoring an externship, please email Wendy Seligmann or call her at 828-771-3759.