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.
Register for Homecoming and Family Weekend – Oct. 5-7
Alumni - click here for schedule and registration information about Homecoming.
Families – click here for schedule and registration information about Family Weekend.
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
Visit the campus bookstore online to shop for WWC T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other college flair.
Inside Warren Wilson College
The Green Calendar
Owl & Spade
Catalyst – environmental news
Physics Photo of the Week
The Story Behind
WWC Emergency Information Line