Academia and Activism speaker series
Alan Jenkins, executive director and co-founder of The Opportunity Agenda, continues our “Academia and Activism” speaker series April 1, leading up to the April 27 inauguration of President Steven L. Solnick. Jenkins will speak at 7 p.m. in Jensen Lecture Hall.
The Opportunity Agenda is a communications, research, and policy organization dedicated to building the national will to expand opportunity in America. Before joining The Opportunity Agenda, Jenkins was human rights director at the Ford Foundation, managing more than $50 million annually in grant making in the United States and 11 overseas regions.
Nithya Raman, director of Transparent Chennai at the Centre for Development Finance in Chennai, India, will conclude the inauguration speaker series April 15, also at 7 p.m. in Jensen Lecture Hall.
For more information on the Inauguration and the Speaker Series, call 828-771-2083.
WWC named to President’s 2013 Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction
A higher education pioneer in community service with a program launched in the late 1950s, the Warren Wilson has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction.
WWC joins four public universities in North Carolina’s piedmont region as the only five N.C. institutions to receive the honor roll’s distinction designation in 2013. According to its website, the President’s honor roll “annually highlights the role college and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.” The honor roll was formally announced March 4 at the American Council on Education’s 95th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
"It is an honor to be recognized as a college where students are not only learning from their service experiences, but are also achieving meaningful and measureable outcomes in our community," Dean of Service Cathy Kramer said. "We do our own internal assessment to evaluate whether we are effectively meeting our goal of preparing students for civic life, but it is also helpful to have an outside organization acknowledge that our efforts are successful."
The Echo wins journalism awards
The Echo received several awards at the 2013 North Carolina College Media Association conference. Among North Carolina schools with 6,000 or fewer students, The Echo was awarded third place for “Best of Show” for its newspaper overall, and fourth place for its website, among schools like University of North Carolina at Asheville and Wake Forest University. Editor-in-Chief Micah Wilkins ’14 was recognized with an honorable mention in the News Writing category for her article, “EPA to Host Open Meeting,” and second place in Opinion Writing for “Joe Biden visits Asheville to Deliver Generic Speech.”
Neeley accepts head coaching position at Piedmont College
Greg Neeley, whose Owls won a national title in his lone season as head men's basketball coach at Warren Wilson, has accepted the head coaching position at Piedmont College in Georgia. Neeley was an assistant coach at Piedmont from 2007-2010.
"We regret Greg's decision to leave Warren Wilson after one season, but we wish him well," President Steve Solnick said. "We are now launching a search for a new coach to lead a men's basketball program that has built strong momentum over the past several years and has incredibly strong support from the campus community and alumni."
Submit your Owl & Spade Alumni Notes
Send your alumni notes for the spring 2013 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 we get the facts straight. If you have a picture to accompany the note, please send it along. Email your news to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, class year, email address and phone number.
Learn, Laugh, Live: Weekend@Wilson 2013
Check out the great workshops being offered at this year’s Weekend@Wilson. From homebrewing to rock climbing and everything in between, there are workshops for every interest. Weekend@Wilson takes place June 28-30. Registration will open in early May. For more information, email Ally Wilson.
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Warren Wilson brings national championship trophy home
WWC Forestry Program
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