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Moriah Good '11 inside Recycling Crew 'Cob' shed that she helped build.

August 2012


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Recycling, clay, sand and creativity
2012 Service focuses on hunger in the local community
College rankings season
Athletics Hall of Fame
In the media


Recycling, clay, sand and creativity

Moriah Good ’11, an environmental studies graduate, spent her summer helping the Recycling Crew finish a “cob” tool shed out of local sand, clay, straw and recycled materials like glass bottles. Before enrolling in a graduate program in wetlands biology at Old Dominion University, she took the time to introduce us to one of the ways that she helped leave an enduring mark at Warren Wilson.

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Steve Solnick and son at Manna Food Bank

2012 Service focuses on hunger in the local community

With hunger a persistent problem in Buncombe County and Western North Carolina, the College’s annual Service Day on Aug. 24 focused on food security for the third consecutive year.

About 350 students, faculty and staff traveled to 20 project sites in Asheville and Buncombe County to work on food security issues. Projects this year included preparing space for a new community garden in Swannanoa; supporting garden production and education at the Burton Street Garden; assembling a greenhouse at Vance Elementary School; and packing food for the school backpack program at MANNA food bank.

“For our new students, this day was an opportunity to get to know their new community, laying the groundwork for their community engagement over the next four years,” Dean of Service Cathy Kramer said. “A number of the student groups have specific plans to continue the relationships with their Service Day partners through their classes this semester.”

College rankings season

As the annual college rankings season nears an end, here’s a listing of the more notable national accolades Warren Wilson has received:

Fiske Guide to Colleges “Best Buy” (one of 20)

Outside magazine No. 7 “Outside University”

Sierra magazine Top 20 “Coolest School”

The Princeton Review Green Rating Honor Roll (one of 21)

Blue Ridge Outdoors No. 1 “All-Around Blue Ridge Outdoor School”

Poets & Writers magazine “Most Popular” low-residency MFA program

The U.S. News Best Colleges rankings will be released Sept. 12.

Athletics Hall of Fame

The WWC Athletics Hall of Fame will induct its inaugural class on Friday, Oct. 5 at Homecoming 2012. The induction ceremony will take place in DeVries Gymnasium at halftime of the alumni basketball game at approximately 8:30 p.m. The five new members will include Dave Davis ’83, Sam DeVries, Hugh Himan, Ernst Laursen ’49, and Sam Millar. They will be joining 2010 inductee Rodney Lytle '73 as WWC Athletics Hall of Fame charter members. The Hall of Fame recognizes the extraordinary efforts and achievement of athletes, coaches, teams and contributors to athletics at the College.

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In the media

President Steven Solnick interviewed on WCQS

Billy Edd Wheeler '53 on NPR: "I Can't Rock Anymore, But I Can Still Roll"

Psychology professor Bob Swoap on New York’s Ironman competition

Sustainability at WWC

Top-notch world music players at Swannanoa


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