Standing Up Mountains
"Standing Up Mountains: The Power of the Law and Grassroots Activism to Save Sacred Places," a public presentation by Jay Leutze with music accompaniment by David Kilburn Ray will be Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Canon Lounge.
Leutze will recount the story of Dog Town defending their community along the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina’s Avery County against a large-scale gravel mine that threatened to dynamite the summit of Belview Mountain. Leutze led the campaign that gained nationwide support, saved the mountain and protected the beauty of the Appalachian Trail.
Leutze is author of the award-winning non-fiction book, Stand Up That Mountain. Trained as an attorney, he has become a leading voice for state and federal investment in public lands and is a trustee for the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.
Ray, also trained as an attorney, has 14 years experience in environmental, real estate, land use and conservation matters. He has written and will perform the companion song “Stand Up That Mountain,” as well as songs about the loss of traditional ways of life in Appalachian and Native American communities.
The presentation is free and open to the public with a book signing following the event. For more information, call 828-771-3006.
Athletics Hall of Fame
The Athletics Department and Hall of Fame Committee invite you to join in celebrating the 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees on Fri., Oct. 4 at 8:45 p.m. following the WWC men vs. alumni basketball game. This year’s inductees include 1969-1991 cross-country coach and professor emeritus Dean Kahl; 1972-1977 soccer coach Hank Steinbrecher; tri-sport athlete James Martin ’46; ultra runner and WWC counselor Anne Lundblad; men’s basketball 4-time MVP Jimmie Terry ’83; and mountain bike national champion Kylie Krauss ’07.
WWC Teams of Excellence will be recognized on Sat., Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. in Devries Gym. The inaugural Teams of Excellence include the 1963 men’s soccer team; 1964 men’s soccer team; 1980-81 men’s basketball team, 1981-‘82 men’s basketball and the 2012-13 men’s basketball team.
Alumni Business Directory
We are proud of our entrepreneurial alumni and excited to feature them in an online business directory. The directory is accessible on the College’s website and sorts each business by category and then by state. We hope alumni and friends will use this directory and support alumni when they need a service, product or activity.
Click here to browse the directory.
If you are an alumni, own a business and would like to be included in the directory, send your name, business name, contact information and a brief description of the business and appropriate category. You can send your information and any questions to Kelly Ball or by calling 828-771-5810.
Register for Homecoming and Family Weekend – October 4-6, 2013
Alumni can register here.
Parents and families can register here.
During Homecoming each year, the Alumni Association proudly presents awards to recognize accomplishments by alumni and friends of the College. The awards will be presented at the Alumni Association meeting on Sat., Oct. 5, 10 a.m. in the Pavilion.
2013 recipients include the following:
Distinguished Alumni Award – Joshua Schwartz '00 and Brian Teixeira '96
Distinguished Community Service Award – Nathan Ballentine '08 and Shrawan Nepali '89
Distinguished Service Award – John and Nada ’60 Cail, Buz and Marilyn Eichman, June and Mel Seifert, and Bruce and Pat Willever
Attend the Alumni Association meeting to honor and recognize the achievements of our award winners. You can view the meeting agenda here.
Nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards are being accepted until January 1, 2014. For more information and to download the nomination forms, visit our website.
In the media
WWC’s Old-Time Stringband, The Cider Gang, perform at Shindig on the Green
Archeology professor David Moore and colleagues featured in UNC-Chapel Hill magazine
Writing lessons by WWC Beebe Fellow Colleen Abel
Professor Mallory McDuff's latest commentary in The Huffington Post
Professor Paul Magnarella proposes a non-military approach to the Syrian Conflict
Timbersports Team places second at Mountain State Fair Lumberjack Competition
The Warren Wilson Echo
Owl & Spade
Physics Photo of the Week
WWC Emergency Information Line: (828) 258-4521