Environmental Leadership Center Intern in the Field
The College’s Environmental Leadership Center internships provide students with the opportunity to gain an inside look at a particular field, organization and potential career. These opportunities help forge life-long commitments to environmental and social responsibility. The experiential learning provided by an internship is a crucial component of a college education and sets our graduates apart from his or her peers even more.
This summer environmental studies major Alex Guyton ’14 is an intern at Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center in Georgetown, S.C. She writes, "The classes I have taken at Warren Wilson have helped to give me a greater understanding of my interests, and my passion and enthusiasm for these subjects have come from my first-hand experiences and internships. At the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Preserve our work is mostly related to wildlife conservation. Through my environmental studies at Warren Wilson I have gained an understanding of conservation, but this knowledge only became valuable when I put it into action. My internship has been instrumental in helping me figure out what kind of work I would be interested in."
Summer Open House
The College’s Summer Open House for prospective students happily coincided with Asheville’s first dry day of July and what a terrific day it was. About 80 students and their families were on campus to participate in a variety of activities, beginning with music and warm welcomes in Kittredge Theater from President Steve Solnick and Dawn Medley, Warren Wilson’s new vice president of enrollment and marketing. The students and their families were able to engage with many of the College’s faculty and staff throughout the day. They also spent time on campus tours, in financial aid presentations and in sessions learning about the application process. And no Open House would be complete without an opportunity to participate in the Green Walkabout, which tells the story of sustainability at Warren Wilson College.
If you missed the Summer Open House, not to worry – at least one Open House will be held on campus this fall. Call 800-934-3536 or email Monique Cote to learn more.
Weekend @ Wilson
During a hot summer weekend in June, over 120 alumni and parents took part in Weekend@Wilson, an annual event that offers an eclectic range of workshops, an opportunity to stay on campus, and perhaps most importantly, a chance to connect with other members of the Warren Wilson College community. This year, participants had a chance to make a terrarium, clamber up the climbing wall, cane a footstool or turn real life into fiction, among other things. There was also plenty of time to listen to good music by alum Joe Hallock ’00, hear about a current student’s study abroad experience and simply enjoy the beauty of campus during the summer time. We hope you make plans to join us next year at Weekend@Wilson 2014 on June 27-29.
Check out photos from this year’s event
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 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.
In the media
Music from Rayna Gellert '98
Swim Coach Andrew Pulsifer places 3rd in World 10-mile Championship
Spring 2013 Owl & Spade
MFA Program for Writers Director Debra Allbery reads Of Evanescence
New novel by MFA alumnus Dale Neal '89
Inside Warren Wilson College
The Warren Wilson Echo
Owl & Spade
Physics Photo of the Week
Friends of the Library newsletter
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