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See what happened at Family Weekend 2012:
Friday October 5
|Registration||7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.||Orr Cottage|
|Attend classes with your WWC student||8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.||Various Locations|
|Bannerman Golf Tournament*
||8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.||Broadmoor Golf Links|
|French Broad River Raft Trip*
||8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Meet in front of Gladfelter|
|Exploring Sustainability Through ELC Internships**||8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||Meet in front of Gladfelter|
|WWC Forest Walk**
||10:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Meet in front of Chapel|
|Garden Market||11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.||Gladfelter Patio|
|WWC Forest Walk**
||1:00-2:30 p.m.||Meet in front of Chapel|
|Green Walkabout||1:00-3:00 p.m.||Orr Cottage Patio|
|MFA Reading||2:00 p.m.||Jensen Lecture Hall|
||2:30-4:45 p.m.||Meet at Ransom|
|Admission 101**||3:00pm||Lower Orr Conference Room|
||4:30 - 6:30 p.m.||Garden Cabin|
||5:00 - 7:00 p.m.||Farm|
|WWC Chorale Performance||5:30 p.m.||Farm|
|Square Dance||6:00 - 8:00 p.m.||Farm|
|Men's Basketball vs. Alumni||8 p.m.||DeVries Gym|
|WWC Athletic Hall of Fame Induction||Basketball Half-Time||DeVries Gym|
|Theatre Performance & Gathering||9 p.m.||Kittredge Theater|
Saturday, October 6
|WWC 5K Fun Run Registration||7:30-8 a.m.||In front of DeVries|
|WWC 5K Fun Run*
||8 a.m.||In front of DeVries|
|Registration||8:30-10:00 a.m.||Fellowship Hall|
||8:30 - 9:45 a.m.||Fellowship Hall|
|Conversation with President Steve Solnick
||9:00 a.m.||Fellowship Hall|
|Panel Sessions||10-10:50 a.m.||Jensen|
|Sample Classes||11 a.m. - Noon||Jensen|
|Festival on the Field||Noon-4:30 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Women's Soccer vs. Converse College||1 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Men's and Women's Swimming vs. Berea College||1 p.m.||DeVries Aquatic Center|
|Men's Soccer vs. Mountain State College||3 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Social Work Alumni Gathering and Phi Alpha Induction Ceremony||4:00-5:00 p.m.||Orr Cottage Patio|
|Alumni Soccer Game||5 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Warren Wilson Showcase Dinner*
||6:00 p.m.||Gladfelter - Canon Lounge|
|David Wilcox '85 in Concert
Sunday, October 7
||9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||Gladfelter|
|Church Service||11:00 a.m.||Chapel|
* Requires preregistration and payment.
** Free, but please preregister.
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 Broadmoor Golf Links. Please arrange your own transportation to the golf course for this event. Cost: $65.
French Broad River Raft Trip*, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 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 ($12) includes transportation and a bag lunch. Trip departs from the front of Gladfelter. Maximum participants: 10
Exploring Sustainability Through ELC Internship Program Partners** , 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
This field trip will take participants to two different institutions working on environmental, social and economic challenges and solutions where WWC students have had internships. Participants will gain knowledge about the challenges these organizations deal with and will be inspired by the work they do to provide critical information and viable solutions. First, we will visit the National Climatic Data Center, a hub of global climate science. We'll learn about the work of the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and what the latest climate modeling is forecasting for the future. Next we will visit Ashevillage Institute, an innovative urban permaculture homestead that puts sustainable living concepts into practice. The WWC Environmental Leadership Center is proud of our 15 year old Internship Program that has provided 350 students with fantastic learning opportunities with a variety of partner organizations such as NCDC and AVI. To learn more about the program and our partners, click here.
WWC Forest Walk**, 10:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00 -2:30 p.m.
Join WWC Sustainable Forestry Professor Dave Ellum on a hike through the Suicide Ridge compartment of the College forest. Participants will learn about the ecological significance of Suicide Ridge, forest management at WWC, and the role the College forest plays in the College’s teaching mission. The walk lasts an hour and a half and includes moderately hilly terrain. Meet in front of the Chapel and be sure to bring water, sturdy shoes and lots of questions. Maximum participants: 12
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 learn about greening principles, waste reduction practices, native landscaping, sustainable forestry and agriculture, and more.
MFA Reading, 2:00 p.m.
Warren Wilson College's highly-regarded Master of Fine Arts Program for Writers celebrated its 35th anniversary this summer. The nation's first low-residency MFA program, it is also widely considered the finest; Poets & Writers magazine has just ranked it as #1 for the fourth year in a row. We invite you to explore the writing side of Warren Wilson through this reading with poetry from the program's director, Debra Allbery, and from alumni and current Beebe Fellow, Matthew Olzmann.
Service Opportunity: Black Mountain Community Garden**, 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
Admission 101**, 3:00 p.m.
Bring your college-bound children and friends to an informative discussion about the selective college search and admissions process. Reservations required.
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 a FAVORITE FAMILY RECIPE if you’d like. Light some candles, sing some Shabbat songs, shake the lulav and estrog, and hang out with new and old friends. Bring an instrument if you like for some jamming. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach! Please register to ensure there is enough food for everyone. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Cost: Adults, $10; Children 7-12, $5; Students and Children under 6, Free
WWC Chorale Performance, 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 Chorale and a rockin’ 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. (Cost: Adults, $12; Children 7-12, $5; Students & Children under 6, Free)
Men's Basketball vs. Alumni, 8:00 p.m.
Come see your first glimpse of the 2011-2012 edition of the Warren Wilson College men's basketball team. All alumni are invited to attend and participate. A small alumni reception will be offered in the atrium of DeVries Gymnasium after the game as well.
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction, 8:30 p.m.
The Warren Wilson College Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its inaugural class on Friday, October 5 at Homecoming 2012. The induction ceremony will take place in DeVries Gymnasium at halftime of the Alumni Basketball game at approximately 8:30 pm. The five new members will include: Dave Davis '83, Sam DeVries, Hugh Himan, Ernst Laursen '49, and Sam Millar. They will be joining 2010 inductee Rodney Lytle '73 as Charter Members of the WWC Athletic Hall of Fame.
Theatre Performance & Gathering, 9:00 p.m.
Complete your evening at Kittredge Theatre with an abridged reading of The Tempest, performed by WWC students and alumni. Casting will happen that night so feel free to join the fun!
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 new president, Dr. Steve Solnick, will speak about the College and answer any questions you may have. The breakfast is complimentary, but please preregister to help us avoid waste.
Panel Sessions & Sample Classes, 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Panel sessions featuring faculty, students and staff will include topics such as Environmental Leadership Center internships, Study Abroad, the Work Program, and the First Year Experience. Then off to sample classes, which will be led by college faculty. More information will be provided 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 the Mountain Area Child and Family Center to provide activities for our younger guests!
Social Work Alumni Reception and Phi Alpha Induction Ceremony, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The social work department invites all alumni to attend a reception and the induction ceremony into the Phi Alpha honor society at the Orr Cottage patio.
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 be mostly sourced from the WWC Farm and Garden and the program will explore students' Triad experiences and more. (Cost: Adults - $15; Children 7-12 - $7; Students / Children Under 6 - Free)
David Wilcox '85 in Concert, 8:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening with WWC alumnus David Wilcox, masterful singer/songwriter and storyteller. David's lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. He released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989 he had signed with A&M Records. His first release on the label, ‘How Did You Find Me Here’, sold over 100,000 copies the first year largely by word of mouth. Now, 17 albums into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans, David continues to find and deliver joy, inspiration, and invention across generations. Sponsored by the Office of Spiritual Life.
Continental Breakfast*, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Fuel up for your journey home with a continental breakfast at Gladfelter. (Cost: Adults - $4; Children 7-12 - $2; Students / Children Under 6 - Free)
Yoga, 9:00 a.m.
Greet the day with sun salutatons alongside other WWC community members in the Pavilion.
Church Service, 11:00 a.m.-Noon
Join the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church for song and worship at the College Chapel.