Misty Valley Scene

Family Weekend: October 10-12, 2014

Registration opens August 18 at 8:00 am.

Click here to register online.
Contact Kelly Ball at kball@warren-wilson.edu or (828) 771-5810 to register by phone or mail. 

For more information regarding Family Weekend, please contact Ellen Querin, Director of Community Relations, at (828) 771-2092 or querin@warren-wilson.edu

Friday, October 10

   
Registration 7:30am - 7:00pm Orr Cottage
Attend classes with your WWC student 8:00am - 5:00pm Various Locations
Bannerman Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament*
8:30am - 2:30pm Black Mountain Golf Course
French Broad River Raft Trip*
8:30am - 1:30pm Meet in front of Gladfelter
Bookstore Hours 9:00am - 4:00pm Lower Gladfelter
Gee's Bend: From Quilts to Prints Gallery Tour* 9:30am - 1:30pm Meet at the Elizabeth Holden Art Gallery
Campus Tour 11:00am Lower Orr Cottage
Garden Market 11:00am -1:00pm Gladfelter Patio
Green Walkabout 1:00-3:00pm Orr Cottage Patio
d_SPaCE Drop-in 1:00-2:30pm Library
Poetry and Fiction Reading with MFA Director and Alumni 2:00pm Sage Cafe
Service Opportunity**
2:30-4:45pm Meet at Ransom Service Learning
Sukkot Shabbat Dinner*
4:30 - 6:30pm Garden Cabin
BBQ*
5:00 - 6:30pm Farm
WWC Student Band Performance 5:30pm Farm
Square Dance 6:00 - 8:00pm Farm
Bonfire Dusk Farm
WWC Athletics Hall of Fame and Team of Excellence Induction 6:30pm DeVries Gym
Men's Basketball vs. Alumni 8:30pm DeVries Gym

Saturday, October 11

   
WWC 5K Fun Run Registration 7:45-8:00am In front of DeVries
WWC 5K Fun Run*
8:00am In front of DeVries
Registration 8:30-9:45am Upper Fellowship Hall
Continental Breakfast**
8:30 - 9:45am Upper Fellowship Hall
Conversation with President Steve Solnick
9:00am Upper Fellowship Hall
Bookstore Hours 10:00am - 3:00pm Lower Gladfelter
Panel Sessions 10-10:50am Jensen
Sample Classes 11:00am - Noon Jensen
Festival on the Field Noon-4:30pm Soccer Field
Women's Soccer vs. Berea College 1:00pm Soccer Field
Men's Soccer vs.Berea College 3:00pm Soccer Field
Warren Wilson Showcase Dinner*
6:00pm Canon Lounge
Alumni Music Concert
7:30pm Pavilion

Sunday, October 12

   
Brunch 10:30am - 1:00pm Gladfelter
Church Service 11:00am Chapel

 


Family Weekend 2014 Event Descriptions

* Requires preregistration and payment.    

** Free, but please preregister.

 

Friday, October 10

Attend Classes with your WWC Student, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Academics, work and service continue as normal during Family Weekend, but you’re invited to be a part of the Triad.  Many professors welcome you to attend class with your student - just check in with them about their schedule.

Bannerman Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament*, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.   
Have fun shooting a round of golf in support of scholarships!  Registration fee includes breakfast, one mulligan and one red tee, greens fees, cart and lunch at the Black Mountain Golf Course. Please arrange your own transportation to the golf course for this event.  Cost:  $65.
                               
French Broad River Raft Trip*, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Take a four-mile guided raft trip down the French Broad River. This trip is open to children age nine and older if accompanied by an adult. Cost ($15) includes transportation and a bag lunch. Trip departs from the front of Gladfelter.  Maximum participants: 11

Gee's Bend: From Quilts to Prints Gallery Tour*, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Gee’s Bend: From Quilts to Prints, a joint exhibition with Warren Wilson College and The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design features recent quilts and prints made by four accomplished artists from the community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. We will meet at the Elizabeth Holden Gallery, which is located on campus and engage with Julie Caro, co- curator and faculty member and student docents. Together we will travel to The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design in downtown Asheville to view the rest of the exhibition. This is the first time the Gee’s Bend quilts and prints will be shown in our region. The exhibition is made possible with the support of the Windgate Charitable Foundation. The morning will conclude with a dutch-treat lunch at Tod’s Tasties, a Montford restaurant owned by Jacob ’98 and Alicia Sessoms ’00. Cost ($5) includes transportation.  Maximum participants: 6

Campus Tour, 11:00 a.m.
Guided by a current student, the tour is an opportunity to become familiar with the Warren Wilson College campus and traditions. Meet in the Admissions Office, Lower Level Orr Cottage

Garden Market, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Meander through the Garden Market in front of Gladfelter and see freshly harvested food from our Garden. You can purchase garden items and take a taste of Warren Wilson home with you! 

Green Walkabout©, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

The Green Walkabout inspires and informs. Take a walking tour of campus and experience sustainability and resilience intiatives that have earned WWC national acclaim in the areas of food systems, waste reduction, landscaping, forestry and green building, and more. Meet at Orr Cottage patio outside Admissions Office.

d_SPaCE Drop-in, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
How is technology helping us rethink the Triad? Come visit the new Technology Laboratory in the Library to see how faculty, crew supervisors and students are harnessing new technologies in work, academics, and service. See how a 21st-century drone can help us better understand a 16th-century Spanish settlement. Watch a 3D printer create a topographic map, mathematical model, or prop for the latest theater production. Explore a library that is moving way beyond books.

Poetry and Fiction Reading with MFA Director and Alumni, 2:00 p.m.
Warren Wilson College's highly-regarded Master of Fine Arts Program for Writers celebrated its 38th anniversary this summer. The nation's first low-residency MFA program, it is also widely considered the finest. We invite you to experience the writing side of Warren Wilson, featuring. . .
Debra Allbery: Program Director and MFA faculty member since 1995
Gary Hawkins: WWC MFA 1995 and WWC Associate Dean
Matthew Olzmann: WWC MFA 2009, former Beebe Fellow and current WWC faculty
Nathan Poole: WWC MFA 2011, and current Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow

Service Opportunity: Dr. Wilson Community Garden in Black Mountain**, 2:30-4:45 p.m.
Serve with fellow alumni and members of the Service Learning Crew at the Black Mountain Community Garden. This community garden provides a space for families of the Swannanoa Valley to grow their own produce, supplies fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income families through local agencies, and teaches children and adults the life-long skills of growing food and sharing with your neighbor. Come play in soil, harvest the summer bounty and get crops planted for the winter. Please preregister for this event. Maximum participants: 12. Meet at Ransom Service Learning

Sukkot Shabbat Dinner for Students, Families, and Alumni*, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
"Kehila" (the Jewish Student Association/WWC Hillel) is hosting a vegetarian/vegan friendly dinner to celebrate Shabbat and Sukkot (the holiday of harvest and pilgrimage) at the Garden Cabin. It will coincide with the BBQ dinner, leaving plenty of time for those who want to venture down to the Farm for square dancing and the bonfire. This event is open to all students, their families, and alumni. We will celebrate the holiday with local fruit and veggies cuisines, and we welcome you to bring your own FAVORITE FAMILY dish to share if you’d like. Light some candles, sing some Shabbat songs, and hang out with new and old friends. Bring an instrument if you like for some music jamming. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach! PLEASE REGISTER/RSVP SO WE CAN HAVE ENOUGH FOOD FOR ALL. Email beckstein@warren-wilson.edu if you have any questions. Cost: Adults, $12; Children 7-12, $5; WWC Students and Children under 6, Free

BBQ Dinner and Square Dancing*, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Head down to the Farm for our traditional feast of freshly smoked pulled pork or barbecued tofu.  The WWC Old Time String Band will provide lively entertainment and music for dancing or simply for listening pleasure.  A bonfire will keep us warm as the sun sets and hayrides are offered too, weather permitting.  It’s an event for the entire campus, so students, staff and faculty are invited to join in the fun. Food service from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Cost: Adults, $12; $15 day of event; Children 7-12, $5; Children under 6, Free. Students are free but do not need to register for this event since it is included in their meal plan.

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction, 6:30 p.m.
The Warren Wilson College Athletics Hall of Fame and Team of Excellence induction ceremony will take place in DeVries Gymnasium (alumni basketball game to follow at approximately 8:30 pm.  Hall of Fame Inductees:  Talma Lou Farris '57, Herb Davis '69, Bart Bellairs '79, Dave Vozka '59, Aydin Gonulsen '65. The 1959 Baseball Team will receive the Team of Excellence honor.

Men's Basketball vs. Alumni, 8:30 p.m.
Come see your first glimpse of the 2014-2015 edition of the Warren Wilson College men's basketball team. All alumni are invited to attend and participate.

Saturday, October 11


WWC 5K Fun Run*, 8:00 a.m.
Enjoy a peaceful 3.1 mile run or walk around the Warren Wilson campus. Meet in front of DeVries Gym to register and take your mark. The course will be marked, and all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. Registration fees ($5) and all additional donations support the WWC Athletics Fund. 

Continental Breakfast & A Conversation with President Steve Solnick**, 8:30-9:45 a.m.   
Enjoy a continental breakfast with faculty, staff and the families of fellow WWC students.  At 9:00 a.m., our president, Dr. Steve Solnick, will speak about the College and answer questions. The breakfast is complimentary, but please preregister to help us avoid waste. 

Panel Sessions & Sample Classes, 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Learn more about your student’s experience at Warren Wilson College. Staff, faculty and current students will present 3 different panel sessions that will help you better understand and appreciate different aspects of the Triad and the Warren Wilson experience. Detailed information will be available in your registration packet.

Festival on the Field, Noon-4:30 p.m.

Spend time with your friends and family Saturday afternoon on the soccer field where you’ll find crafts by students, local and alumni artisans, as well as items created by our own Work Crews- including Fine Woodworking and Fiber Arts. Be sure to bring a little extra cash or your checkbook to purchase your favorite items, as well as tasty food. This year, we are excited to have a kids tent staffed by WWC students to provide activities for our younger guests!

Warren Wilson Showcase Dinner*, 6:00 p.m.

Join staff, alumni students, and their families for a dinner highlighting Warren Wilson’s Triad. The meal will feature local food and the program will explore students' Triad experiences and more. Cost: Adults - $17; Children 7-12 - $10; Students / Children Under 6  - Free)

Alumni Music Concert, 7:30 p.m.

Come to the Pavilion on Saturday night for a special concert organized by music faculty members Phil Jamison and Kevin Kehrberg. The concert will feature an array of WWC alumni, including possible appearances by current and former faculty. This will be a night of great music showcasing the legacy of traditional and Appalachian music at WWC. Don’t miss it! The rain site will be Recital Hall in Kittredge.

Sunday, October 12

Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
 
Brunch in Gladfelter will be available, pay at the door.

Church Service, 11:00 a.m.
The congregation of the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church welcomes you to join them for a service in the College Chapel.

 


* Requires preregistration and payment.    ** Free, but please preregister.