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Annie Pryor in Indonesia

Annie Pryor ’13 in Aceh, Indonesia

November 2012

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International Photo Contest
Helping preserve the Muir Valley Nature Preserve on fall break
What’s your story?
Bringing Nature Home author to speak Dec. 12
Ilinca Popescu ’12 honored by N.C. Writing Center Network
Do you have a propensity for pottery, a genius for gardening, or a yen for yoga?
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International Photo Contest

Every fall semester, students, faculty and staff are invited to submit photographs from their travels abroad. The photos are displayed anonymously, and the College community has an opportunity to vote for their favorites. In celebration of International Education Week, the International Programs Office announced the winners of the 2012 International Photo Contest.

Annie Pryor ’13 won Best Cross-Cultural Photo for her photograph taken in Aceh, Indonesia, showing Annie "learning bahasa (Indonesian) from the little perempuan (women) of Aceh." Annie traveled to Indonesia last summer with sociology professor Siti Kusujiarti as part of a research trip.

Natasha Shipman, biology/environmental studies laboratory manager, won Best Landscape Photo for "Dawn Patrol," depicting hyenas walking along a safari jeep road in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Natasha was a co-instructor for the environmental studies course Natural History, Conservation and Culture of East Africa.

Ayla Macko ’13 won the People's Choice Award for her image of a child and rainbow in Lama Bonita, Panama. Ayla studied in Panama for a semester through the School for International Training.

To learn more about international opportunities at the College, visit the Study Abroad website.

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students at Muir

Helping preserve the Muir Valley Nature Preserve on fall break

Most college students find fall and spring breaks to be ideal times for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. But many Warren Wilson students find those times to be ideal for engaging in service in the Asheville area and beyond. Take, for example, the 10 students who traveled to the Muir Valley Nature Preserve in Kentucky in October. (Other 2012 fall-break service trips took students to New Orleans, New York City and Cumberland Island, Ga.) The impact they made during their week there was significant in several respects. There’s no better way to convey the scope of their efforts than by sharing this thank-you note sent to Dean of Service Cathy Kramer by Liz Weber, who owns the nature preserve with her husband, Rick.

What’s your story?

This fall, Danny Starnes ’59 and Ernst Laursen ’49 stopped by the campus communications office on separate occasions to talk about collecting stories that spotlight memories of and connections with the College. Starnes, infamous for his car in Carson prank, is interested in hearing particular memories, traditions and yes, even hijinks and other tall tales. Laursen is interested in what he calls “small world” stories where people discover and explore Warren Wilson connections with others they meet locally and internationally. If you have stories to share, you can write them up (250 words or less if possible) and email them to communications director John Bowers . “Then what?” you ask. The communications office will gather the stories and publish them in the e-newsletter, on the website and via other communications channels. We want specifics—stories about the people, places and events that shaped your appreciation of the College. Tell us your Warren Wilson story, your small world vignette. We all have them.

Bringing Nature Home author to speak Dec. 12

Doug Tallamy, author of the book Bringing Nature Home: How We Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, will speak on that topic Dec. 12. His presentation, free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Canon Lounge of the Gladfelter Student Center.

Because our yards and gardens are part of the terrestrial ecosystems that sustain humans and the life around us, Tallamy says it is essential that we keep them in working order. In his talk he will discuss the important ecological roles of the plants in our landscapes; emphasize the benefits of designing gardens with these roles in mind; and explore the consequences of failing to do so.

Tallamy is professor and chair of the entomology/wildlife ecology department at the University of Delaware and the author of more than 65 research articles. His primary research focus is better understanding of the ways insects interact with plants and how those interactions determine the diversity of animal communities.

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Ilinca Popescu

Ilinca Popescu ’12 honored by N.C. Writing Center Network

Ilinca Popescu '12 was named North Carolina Student Tutor/Consultant of the Year at the North Carolina Writing Center Network Conference. Ilinca is double majoring in creative writing and gender and women's studies. This fall is her third semester on the Writing Center Crew. In addition to tutoring her peers, Ilinca has worked as a writing tutor with adults through the Literacy Council of Buncombe County and the Steadfast House. She has also led a writing center book club devoted to learning about how to best tutor multilingual writers. Ilinca was honored for her exceptional tutoring on campus and in the community and for her leadership in the area of multilingual writing. Congratulations, Ilinca!

Do you have a propensity for pottery, a genius for gardening, or a yen for yoga?

Then consider being an instructor at 2013 Weekend@Wilson! Taking place June 28-30, Weekend@Wilson is a fun weekend where alumni, parents and friends stay in the dorms, participate in interesting workshops and enjoy the beauty of summertime in the Swannanoa Valley. We are looking for folks to lead workshops at this year’s event. If you have a skill, talent or interest to share with the group, please consider participating. Past workshop topics include beekeeping, painting on canvas, jewelry making and wine tasting. If you are interested in leading a workshop, email Ally Wilson for more information. Learn more about Weekend@Wilson.

In the media

Philip Curry ’95 of Astral gets into shoe business

Unexpected encounters with faith and piglets

“Twelve Notables” gather at Warren Wilson

Katie Spotz ’08 at TEDx Asheville

Bill Finch ’83: Our Environmental Protector

Heading Down South to the Land of the Quina

Learning the Flowers

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