Conference Schedule - Summer 2013

 

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River Bound Trail Race Series

Dates: June 8

Description:

Join the NC Outward Bound School for the second in the River Bound Trail Race Series on Saturday, June 8th.
The 5k and 15k races will begin and end at the NCOBS office on Riceville Rd., traversing the Dam Pasture, West River, Muhl and Suicide Ridge Trails, as well as several of the farm pastures. All proceeds from the races go to scholarships that support local youth teachers and veterans attending North Carolina Outward Bound School's wilderness and urban courses. North Carolina Outward Bound is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) educational organization established in 1967 and is chartered by Outward Bound National - an organization that includes a wide network of wilderness programs, urban centers and Outward Bound Schools that use experiential learning. 

Spaces in use: Warren Wilson College Trails
Events open to the campus community: Everyone is welcome to register here.
For more information: River Bound's website 

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Swannanoa Chamber Workshops

Dates: June 9-15

Description:

The Chamber Music Workshop provides a unique learning and performing experience for musicians from intermediate to professional levels. The workshop aims to provide exposure to a wide variety of chamber music literature; to stimulate sensitive ensemble playing; and to create the elements of fine musicianship through sight-reading, performing, listening and free-lancing. Qualified coaches will direct participants to achieve progress toward excellence in chamber music performance in an informal atmosphere.

The historic Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival welcomes this workshop to Warren Wilson College’s beautiful campus. The facilities include up-to-date dormitories, a convenient cafeteria, various practice rooms, and a large recital hall.  The workshop is a program of the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival.

Spaces in use: Kittredge Theater, Lobby and Music Wing classrooms
Events open to the campus community: None
For more information about the event: Ron Lambe - (828) 252-0643 - ronlambe@charter.net

Swannanoa Chamber Workshops website

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Big Brothers/Sisters of WNC - Run for Kids' Sake 5K Run/Walk

Dates: June 15 @ 8:00 a.m.

Description:

We need volunteers to help at the event! Proceeds benefit BBBS mentoring programs in Buncombe County!

Spaces used: College trails
Events open to the campus community: Everyone is allowed to participate, register here.

For more information:  Bigs should register to run or walk! If you and your Little are interested in helping, just call (828) 253-1470 or email robinm@bbbswnc.org.  If you want to participate as a walker or runner, contact us as noted above to sign up.

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SAYMA

Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association of the Religious Society of Friends

Dates: June 12-16

Description: 

The Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association, a community of local meetings of the Religious Society of Friends, continues to be inspired by the spirit of seventeenth-century English religious reformers who sought to revive primitive Christianity. The yearly meeting, however, is a cooperative association and exercises no authority, other than moral and advisory, over any local meeting or individual Friend. 

Spaces in use: Bryson, Jensen, Pavilion, Canon, Cowpie
Events open to the campus community: The Quaker Bookshop will be open in the Cowpie Sunroom; no other events are open to the public.

For more information about the event:  (865) 272-9621

SAYMA website

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TRIO - Admissions

Dates: June 12-13

Description:

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.

Spaces in use: TBA
Events open to the community: None
For more information about the event: Contact Katie Green (828) 771-2080; kgreen@warren-wilson.edu

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Sunset Hills Presbyterian Mission

Dates: June 15-22

Description:  

This is the third year the Sunset Hills Presbyterian Mission from Pittsburgh, Pa. will be staying on the Warren Wilson campus. During the past two years, they have contributed over 1000 hours of community service to Western North Carolina.  This year they will be working:

  •      On campus with Facilities Management on a rehab project,
  •      With the Veterans living at the Veterans Restoration Quarters,
  •      At a special needs camp ( Camp Funshine) in Yancey County along side with the Vets,
  •      At Manna Foodbank,
  •      With the Asheville Youth Mission, and
  •      In the Warren Wilson Gardens or Church Cemetery
In addition, they will be attending services at the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church and Haywood Street Congregation and visiting the UNC-Asheville Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Spaces in use: None
Events open to the campus community: None
For more information: 

Sunset Hills United Presbyterian Mission Trip website

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The Spirituality of Food, Field, and Table: A Retreat on the Art of Homecoming

Dates: June 16-20

Description:

How can we live at home in the world? Most of us have a roof over our heads, but we don’t often think of “home” in terms of our watersheds, fields, and communities. How can we learn to dwell within our local ecosystems in a way that sustains, rather than desecrates, God’s abundant creation? How do we become native to a place so that we can move outward from a center of ecological, emotional, and spiritual rootedness?

WWC is collaborating with Wake Forest College on the event, and WWC faculty/staff members: Dr. Laura Lengnick, Dr. Mallory McDuff, and Brian Ammons are participating in the program, as well as one of our key service partners, The Lord's Acre.

Spaces in use: Upper Fellowship Hall, Garden Cabin
Events open to the campus community: TBA
For more information about the event:

Spirituality of Food, Field, and Table website

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Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival

Dates: June 16 - July 23

Description:

The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, one of the oldest music festivals in the US, is a five-week music festival that takes place in the summer in and around the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

Musicians come from around the country to perform chamber music at the highest level featuring the classic music of the “great” composers as well as interesting pieces not normally heard and also music just recently composed. The Swannanoa players generally include a string quartet, a woodwind quintet, and a pianist, which allows us to perform works of the classic ensembles as well as many interesting combinations.
 

Spaces in use: Upper and lower Kittredge Music Hall
Events open to the campus community:
Students are free (w/ ID) to the Tuesday night performances throughout June 25-July 23 which will take place at Kittredge theater. Check their website below for times and which groups will be performing. Half-price tickets are available to staff and faculty ($40 for season tickets or $10 per performance).
For more information about the event:
If you would like to contact us or be included on our e-newsletter, please e-mail us at chamber@warren-wilson.edu or call us at (828) 771-3050.

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival website

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Upper 90 Soccer Camp

Dates: June 17-21

Description:

In its 11th year, Upper 90 continues to expose players to a professional staff equipped to offer quality, competitive soccer training. The staff encourages players to step out of their comfort zones and into leadership roles in an environment that challenges them and empowers them.

Spaces in use: Lower Fellowship Hall, Soccer Fields, Devries Gym
Events open to the campus community: None
For more information about the event:

Upper 90 Soccer Camp website

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Presbyterian Women USA Group

Dates: June 18-20

Description:

Presbyterian Women (PW) is an independent organization within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) of more than 300,000 women. The programming and resource options for the organization offer a variety of ways for women to live out their faith in an inclusive, caring community. 

Spaces in use: None
Events open to the campus community: None
For more information about the event:

Presbyterian Women USA website

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Asheville Summer Soiree

Dates: June 21-23

Description:

Dancers love the cooler mountain air and the glorious views on Warren Wilson Campus. You can count on top name bands and callers for this popular Asheville dance weekend.

Spaces in use: Bryson, Formal Gardens, Pavilion
Events open to the campus community: None
For more information about the event: (828) 252-0072; dance@ashevillecontra.com

Asheville Summer Soiree website

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Weekend @ Wilson

Dates: June 28-30

Description:

Weekend@Wilson offers two fun-filled days of workshops and activities for all ages. Participants stay in the College's dorms and meals are provided.

Spaces in use: Bryson, Pavilion, Jensen, Canon, Fletcher, Holden
Events open to the campus community: TBD.
For more information about the event: Please contact Ally Wilson, Director of Community Relations, at awilson@warren-wilson.edu or (828) 771-2092.

Weekend@Wilson website

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NC Summer Institute in Choral Arts

Dates: June 23-28

Description:

The NC Summer Institute in Choral Arts is a non-profit summer choral music camp run by public school music teachers now enjoying their 61st season.

They offer young singers, ages 10-20, (and their teachers) a wonderful opportunity to study under renowned conductors. Their goal is to inspire young singers to appreciate the art of choral music by offering in-depth classes in dance and musicianship in addition to recreational camp activities.

Spaces in use: Canon, Lower Fellowship Hall, Kittredege Lower Music Hall
Events open to the community: Public is welcome to attend the Show Choir's open rehearsal at Kittredge, Friday, June 28th at 1:30 p.m. Classical/Pop variety shows are held on Wednesday evenings, and Show Choir performances are held on Thursday evenings: public attendance is TBA.
For more information about the event: 

NC Summer Institute in Choral Arts website

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MFA

Dates: July 3-13

Description:

The Warren Wilson low-residency MFA Program, located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville, NC, offers disciplined writers a unique and practical format that enables students to simultaneously pursue a degree in creative writing while still maintaining the responsibilities of adult life.

Spaces in use: Canon, Jensen, Upper Fellowship Hall, Library
Events open to the community: Readings by MFA graduating students and faculty, Dates: TBA
For more information about the event: Phone: (828) 771-3715

MFA website

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Swannanoa Gathering

Dates: July 7-13-Traditional Song Week; July 14-20, Celtic Week, July 21-27, Old-Time Week; July 28-Aug 3, Guitar/Contemporary Folk Week; Aug 4-10, Mando/Banjo and Fiddle Week

Description:

Founded in 1991 by Warren Wilson College President Emeritus Douglas M. Orr, Jr., The Swannanoa Gathering is the college's continuing education program, consisting of a series of week-long workshops in various folk arts held in July and August on the campus of Warren Wilson College just east of Asheville in the heart of North Carolina's beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. With a limited enrollment and an 'open' format which allows each student to select their own curriculum from a variety of courses, we offer an intimate, supportive community experience for students of all abilities, featuring a staff of some of the finest performers and teachers in the world.

Spaces in use: Pavilion, Health Center (RC Room), Jensen, Kittredege Lower Music Hall, Upper and Lower Fellowship Hall
Events open to the community: TBA, evening Jam Sessions are open to the public.
For more information about the event: (828) 298-3434; gathering@warren-wilson.edu

The Swannanoa Gathering website

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Seasonal School of Culinary Arts

Dates: July 14-20

Description:

"Our stellar week in Asheville will involve, as always, the top chefs of Western North Carolina, coupled with renowned wine experts, and a surrounding that is pastoral, flanked by blue mountains, and reeling with music and dance as a backdrop. Our theme for 2013 will revolve around the riches of Appalachia and how they define who we are while providing us with tremendous resources from which we may help inspire a world of food enthusiasts, rethinking all that we know and love. Each day centers around a 3-hour class with master chefs, a gourmet lunch, and a wine tasting afternoon/evening session."

Spaces in use: Garden Cabin, Cowpie
Events open to the community: None
For more information about the event: (828) 301-2792; ssca@schoolofculinaryarts.org

Season School of Culinary Arts website

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Greenwood Chairmaking Workshop with Brian Boggs

Dates: July 15-20

Description:

Greenwood chairmaking provides a wonderful opportunity to learn some basic principles of woodworking and how wood behaves.  More than any other woodworking project, a greenwood chair takes full advantage of the behavior of wood to create long lasting joints.  While there is nothing wrong with using adhesives in joinery, this ancient approach is a fun way to embrace wood’s nature and let it work for you.

Spaces in use: Fine Woodworking Shop
Events open to the community: None
For more information about the event:

Greenwood Chair Making Workshop with Brian Boggs website

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Montgomery Scholars Honors Program

Dates: July 13-20

Description:

"Pending sufficient funding, Montgomery Scholars will participate in a study travel experience as an integral part of the Montgomery Scholars Program. The study travel program is an extension of the first-year Montgomery Scholars curriculum and a bridge to the second-year curriculum. It emphasizes scholarship, independence, interdisciplinary links, cultural awareness, service learning and a dorm experience. Scholars will stay in dormitories for the duration of the program at Warren Wilson College."

Spaces in use: None
Events open to the community: None
For more information about the event:

Montgomery Scholars website

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Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning

Dates: Session One: July 14-20; Session Two: July 21- 27

Description:

"AICL creates an environment in which it’s safe to laugh and learn, to risk and fail, to experiment with something outside of one’s competence.  We celebrate the life of the mind, but we’ve seen too many bright, interesting campers who don’t necessarily fit well in a traditional school model to limit ourselves to those who’ve been classified as “gifted.”  Instead, we call our campers motivated  learners, figuring anyone who shows up to take biology, math, or art in July is motivated. Campers make lifelong friends at AICL.  They experience breakthroughs in their thinking and understanding.  They experience acceptance and new confidence in their social skills.  But most of all, they receive a lesson that we hope will stay with them their whole lives, and that, through all of our changes, we’ve known all along: Learning is fun."

Spaces in use: Bannerman, Morse, Witherspoon
Events open to the community: None
For more information about the event:

Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning website

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Symbiosis Art + Science Alliance

Dates: July 26-28

Description:

"It is in this spirit of re-uniting that we envision Symbiosis Art+Science Alliance (SymbASA), a way to explore these fertile connections and share across disciplinary boundaries. We will stitch together alliances between artists and scientists in the southern Appalachians, one of the most species-rich areas in the temperate world, with many active arts and science organizations, and within a day’s drive of most of the heavily populated eastern US. Eventually we hope these alliances will lead to a center for art+science, a hybrid between biological field station and arts retreat. Until then, partner institutions will host research, art making, classes, hands on workshops, art+science salons, events, exhibits, lectures, teacher training, fertile and serendipitous conversations on the front porch and around the fire, and things we haven’t even thought of yet."

Spaces in use: TBA
Events open to the community: None
For more information about the event: Nancy Lowe - sciencecandance@gmail.com

Symbiosis Art + Science Alliance website

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