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Students at the NC Academy of Science

Students who presented research at the 2013 NC Academy of Science

October 2013

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Six students receive Yarbrough research grants
MFA Program for Writers most popular among low-residency programs
U.S. News cites WWC Service Program in "Programs to Look for"
Standing Up Mountains
Athletics Hall of Fame
Alumni Business Directory
Register for Homecoming and Family Weekend – October 4-6, 2013
Alumni Awards
In the media
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Six students receive Yarbrough research grants

Six students have received full or partial funding for proposals submitted to the Yarbrough Research Grants program of the N.C. Academy of Science. The program supports undergraduate research at N.C. colleges and universities.

The following students and their proposals were awarded full funding:

  • Hannah Billian, “Analysis of Berberine and Hydrastine in Rhizomes of Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadesis L.) Grown in Varied Levels of Nitrogenated Soil.”
  • Sarah Dietrich, “Synergistic Qualities of Goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis versus Bererine Isolate in vitro.”
  • Austin Patton, “Isolation & Characterization of Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci in the Green Salamander Aneides aeneus.”

Chemistry professor Stephen Cartier is the faculty adviser for Billian and Dietrich. Biology/environmental studies professor JJ Apodaca advises Patton.

Receiving partial funding for their grant proposals were WWC students Michi Stewart-Nunez, Stephanie Williams and Todd Elliott.

All six students will present their work funded by the grant at the next annual meeting of the N.C. Academy of Science.

MFA Program for Writers most popular among low-residency programs

The College’s MFA Program for Writers has been rated most popular nationwide among low-residency programs over a six-year period, including 2014, by Poets & Writers Magazine.

The Warren Wilson program, the nation’s first low-residency MFA program, holds two 10-day residencies each year, in January and July. Students and faculty mentors remain in contact by various means throughout the respective semesters. The residencies also feature public readings and lectures by the program’s distinguished faculty.

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U.S. News cites WWC Service Program in "Programs to Look for"

The College has been recognized in Best Colleges 2014, published by U.S. News & World Report, as having one of the nation’s leading service programs. Warren Wilson is one of only 25 colleges and universities nationwide listed alphabetically in the Service Learning category of “Programs to Look For” in choosing a school – programs with “A Focus on Student Success,” according to U.S. News. The recognition marks the seventh time that Warren Wilson has received this distinction in the guide.

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Stand Up That Mountain

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.

Alumni Awards

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

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