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electric truck

From left: Lizzie Haworth, Jonathan Pierce, and Wesley Hufstader
in front of the electric truck.

June 2013

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Auto Shop Crew cranks it up with electric truck
Open House on July 12
Williams ’09 selected as cycling coach
Monts named men’s basketball coach
Caleb Hawkins ’15 places sixth in Timbersports Collegiate National Championship
MFA Program for Writers lectures and readings
Homecoming and Family Weekend—October 4-6
Greenwood chairmaking workshop
In the media
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Auto Shop Crew cranks it up with electric truck

The Auto Shop Crew has turned a hulking piece of junk into an electric vehicle that can serve the College for years to come. Using grant money from the N.C. Clean Air Coalition and working under the direction of Auto Crew Supervisor Jonathan Unger, the 12-student crew converted a 1.25-ton diesel truck into a zero-emission, electric short-haul carrier that the Carpentry Crew will use to transport lumber and other heavy material and equipment.

“It’s all about being sustainable,” said crew member Lizzie Haworth ’16, a psychology major from Lynnwood, Wash.

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Open House on July 12

The College hosts its Summer Open House for prospective students and their families on July 12. The open house begins with registration at 9:30 a.m. in Kittredge Theatre and ends by mid afternoon. Prospective students will be able to meet faculty, staff and current students; tour the campus; learn more about the academic program, the Warren Wilson College Triad and financial aid; and have an admission interview. Open house visitors also are invited to enjoy lunch as guests of the College.

To make reservations, call Monique Coté at 828-771-2021 or 800-934-3536, or email visit@warren-wilson.edu. You also can register online.

Williams ’09 selected as cycling coach

The athletic department has selected Matt Williams ’09 as the College’s cycling head coach. Williams returns to Warren Wilson after graduating in 2009 with a history/political science degree and working as the assistant mountain bike coach during the 2011 season. Williams rode for the Owls from 2007-09, while serving on the Mountain Bike Crew. He will join the Athletic Department July 1 from Waterbury, Vt. The College is privileged to have a person with Williams' experience and knowledge coach the Fighting Owls.

Monts named men’s basketball coach

William Monts, assistant men’s basketball coach at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, has been named head men’s coach and sports information director.

Monts, 28, succeeds Greg Neeley, who left the program after one season in which he guided the Owls to the national championship in Division II of the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association. Monts’ appointment, announced by WWC Athletic Director Stacey Enos, follows a two-month national search that was launched in early March, shortly after Neeley’s unexpected resignation.

“William Monts is a great fit and the right hire to usher our program forward,” Enos said. “He brings the type of professionalism that our program has become accustomed to. With his leadership I’m confident our program will continue to elevate.”

A native of Irmo, S.C., Monts was assistant men’s coach for five seasons at Anderson University before joining Georgia Southwestern in 2012. Monts takes over a men’s program that compiled a 35-19 record over the past two years, including the 2013 national title season. The Owls finished this past season with a 12-game winning streak en route to the USCAA national championship.

“I am looking forward to continuing the success that has begun here at Warren Wilson,” Monts said, “and I plan to establish a program that the Warren Wilson community, student body, alumni and future WWC Owls can be proud of."

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Caleb Hawkins

Caleb Hawkins ‘15 places sixth in Timbersports Collegiate National Championship

After winning the Regional Stihl Mid-Atlantic Qualifier Timbersports collegiate competition in April, Caleb Hawkins ’15 of Sedgwick, Maine, advanced to the U.S. Championships June 7-9 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and won sixth place. Here is WWC Forestry Manager and Timbersports coach Shawn Swartz’s report from the national championship:

Thanks for all of the support you’ve shown Caleb for the Timbersports National Championship. He came in 6th place, and we are delighted that we had the 6th best collegiate lumberjack in the nation in our program’s inaugural year. It has truly been a Cinderella season. We have learned much about the equipment necessary to be successful and have been gathering invaluable training tips so that we can hit it hard when we resume in the fall. Thanks to all of you who made the drive to cheer for Caleb and for the support of the WWC Timbersports Team.

MFA Program for Writers lectures and readings

The MFA Program for Writers has announced the public schedule of readings and lectures during its summer residency July 3-12. Everyone is invited to attend these free readings and lectures in fiction and poetry. Take a look at the complete schedule.

Homecoming and Family Weekend—October 4-6

Return home this fall for a chance to visit with old friends, explore Festival on the Field, square dance down on the Farm and so much more. Special events for Homecoming 2013 include celebrating this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, cheering on the cross-country team and honoring our 2013 alumni award winners.

Family Weekend is a chance to enjoy time with your student this fall. Parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends are invited to join us. Spend your time attending classes, rafting down the French Broad, cheering on the Owls in soccer and more.

For more information on these events, contact Ally Wilson.

Greenwood chairmaking workshop

The six-day chairmaking workshop is offered July 15-20 on campus. Led by master craftsman Brian Boggs, the workshop provides a wonderful opportunity to learn some basic principles of woodworking and how wood behaves. Follow this link for more information.

In the media

Pat Addabbo '08 at the Adaptive Sports Center

Raising Children on a College Campus

Greenest of the Green: Five Eco-Friendly Colleges and Universities

WWC Lends Helping Hand for a Storm-damaged College

Healthy and Sustainable College Cafeterias

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