Conference Schedule - Summer 2014

 

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Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do Tournament 

Dates: June 7

Description:

Asheville Sun Soo offers each student a one-of-a-kind, amazingly positive experience of mind, body and spirit. They share an excellent martial arts and self-defense practice with high-quality standards and attention to detail in a safe, clean, professional, well-educated and high-energy environment.  We see each student in their potential — intelligent, powerful, creative and talented – highly capable.  Our teaching philosophy focuses on the positive, “watering the flowers not the weeds,” in order to grow the potential inherently present.

Our primary skill curriculum is traditional Tae Kwon Do.  We compliment our traditional Tae Kwon Do with relevant and complimentary concepts from other arts including Hapkido, Aikido, Jujitsu, Judo, Kung-Fu, Catch-Wrestling and Boxing.  All of our classes are fun, high-energy, rigorous and full-body workouts, delivered with structure and clear, professional instruction in a state-of-the-art facility.

Register here

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

Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do website

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Asheville Summer Soiree

Dates: June 13-15

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, Kittredge Music Wing
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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Sunset Hills Presbyterian Mission

Dates: June 14-21

Description:  

This is the fourth 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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Q.O.R.D.S - Queer Oriented Rap/Rock Day School

Dates: June 15-20 

Description:

This is a week-long overnight summer camp for queer youth or youth of queer parents, with special focus on youth in the South. Young people ages 12-17 form bands and write songs to perform at the end of the week. They also attend workshops on issues related to creative expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The end of camp celebration performance will be held in Asheville, NC on Friday the 20th, location TBA. This organization is operated by queer-identified folks and supported by LGBTQI allies. Sample camp days might include: band/rap practice, workshop on art and activism, deejaying workshop, archery, a dance party, a performance by guest musicians, self defense class, workshop on the art of drag performance, discussion and panel on gender identity and expression, use of a climbing wall, board games, and more!

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

QORDS Facebook Page

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Swannanoa Chamber Workshops

Dates: June 15-20

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: Inessa  Zaretsky - inessazaretsky@yahoo.com

Swannanoa Chamber Workshops website

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Upper 90 Soccer Camp

Dates: June 16-20

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: 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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From Sabbath Economics to Watershed Discipleship: A Theology and Practice for A New Day

Dates: June 16-20

Description:

The interlocking crises of deepening climate change, resource exhaustion, and social disparity are stalking our history.  To truly face these crises is to commit ourselves, as Christians and citizens, to radical and urgent changes that are both profoundly political and personal.  The “Transition Movement” is shorthand for perceptions and practices that center on ecological and economic resiliency, restoration, and renewal.  What might a Transition Church look like in the coming decade? What does Christian discipleship have to do with  our local watershed, our farms and gardens, and the ecosystems on which all life depends? Using the witness of the biblical writers as our guide, this course will consider these questions over the span of five days.

The course will combine classroom learning, worship, eating together, and hands-on learning. Morning sessions will be led by renowned biblical scholar and activist Ched Meyers, who will focus on “watershed discipleship” as a guiding metaphor and theological frame of reference.  Afternoons will feature outdoor experiential education in local food gardens. Each day will be bookended with a short service of Psalms, music, and silent prayer (Lauds and Vespers) as a contemplative frame to begin and end our days together. 

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

From Sabbath Economics to Watershed Discipleship: A Theology and Practice for A New Day website

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Buncombe County Chautauqua

Dates: June 16-19

Description:
 
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 7:00p - Clara Barton performed by Pat Jordan
Tue,  Jun 17, 2014 at 7:00p - Robert Smalls performed by Donald Sweeper
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 7:00p - Harry Truman performed by George Frein
Thu,  Jun 19, 2014 at 7:00p - Patrick Henry performed by Ken Johnston
There is a $4 charge per show.  There are no advance reservations.  Tickets will be sold at the door.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Buncombe County Library System and is the 15th annual Chautauqua Festival sponsored by them in North Carolina.
 
Spaces in use: Morris' Pavilion
Events open to the campus community: All
For more information: 

Abby.Moser@buncombecounty.org

Chautauqua website

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TRIO - Admissions

Dates: June 18-19

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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SAYMA

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

Dates: June 19-22

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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Womansong Summer Concert

Dates: June 20-21

Description:

Womansong is Asheville's oldeset and largest women's community choruse, a welcoming seventy-five member community chorus and village. We are women who sing together to nurture and uplift ourselves and our community. We are of diverse ages, musical abilities, backgrounds and perspectives. Founded in 1987 by Linda Metzner, we have been led by our fabulous director, Debbie Nordeen since 1994. Lively accompaniment is provided by a variety of instrumentalists, sometimes along with dancing, drumming and poetry. Through both its music and community efforts, Womansong brings women together to nurture our community and our world. The chrous promotes unity and honors culturla diversity with songs that celebrate many themes in women's lives, including empowerment, spirituality, healing and honor.

Spaces in use: Kittredge Theater
Events open to the campus community: 
Tickets for the concert are $15.
For more information:
 

Womansong website

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

Dates: June 21

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 below to sign up.

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NC Summer Institute in Choral Arts

Dates: June 22-27

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 62nd 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, Kittredege Lower Music Wing
Events open to the community: Campus community members are welcome to attend the Show Choir's open rehearsal, Classical/Pop variety shows and Show Choir performances at Kittredge Theater, dates and times TBA
For more information about the event: 

NC Summer Institute in Choral Arts website

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Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival

Dates: June 22 - July 31

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 Wing
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, see website for more details.
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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Weekend @ Wilson

Dates: June 27-29

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: Multiple locations on campus, see website
Events open to the campus community: TBA
For more information about the event: Please contact Ellen Querin, Director of Community Relations, at querin@warren-wilson.edu or (828) 771-2092.

Weekend@Wilson website

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The MFA Program for Writers

Dates: July 2-12

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: (828) 771-3715

MFA website

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Swannanoa Gathering

Dates: July 6-12-Traditional Song Week; July 13-19, Celtic Week, July 20-26, Old-Time Week; July 27-Aug 2, Guitar/Contemporary Folk Week; Aug 3-9, 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, Kittredge Music Wing,  and Lower Fellowship Hall
Events open to the community: TBA, evening Jam Sessions are open to the campus community.
For more information about the event: (828) 771-3761 or gathering@warren-wilson.edu

The Swannanoa Gathering website

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Seasonal School of Culinary Arts

Dates: July 13-19

Description:

Our stellar week in Asheville (July 13-19, 2014) 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 2014 will revolve around the elements (earth, water, wind and fire) and how they affect our culinary experience. Each day centers around a 3-hour class with master chefs, a gourmet lunch, and a wine tasting afternoon/evening session. The music in the background will be the drone of bagpipes and the lilt of flute and fiddle, as the Swannanoa Gathering's Celtic Week enhances the colors on our plates. Culinary students are welcome to join in evening festivities which last often until dawn breaks over the hill.

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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WWC Fine Woodworking Chairmaking Workshop

Dates: July 13-19

Description:

You'll build your Windsor entirely with hand tools as you learn the skills and joinery techniques by which well-constructed  chairs are made. Split a log, shape the backs and spindles with drawknives and spokeshaves, carve the volutes, steam bend the back with a bending strap, hollow the seat using inshaves and travishers, and assemble the chair using hand drills. Due to the lack of time and lathes, turnings will be provided. Open to all levels of students who enjoy plenty of long hours and hard work. Materials $140.

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

Greenwood Chair Making Workshop with Elias Bizzarri and Dave Sawyer website

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Montgomery Scholars Honors Program

Dates: July 13-19

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 13-19; Session Two: July 20-26

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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Byron Fellowship

Dates: August 3-8 

Description:

Byron Fellowship is an interdisciplinary course in leadership and community development that uniquely engages participants through place-based learning. During the 5-day program, participants learn alongside a collection of academic teachers and active practitioners. Fellows and mentors represent a wide spectrum of disciplines including the arts, sciences, humanities, and theology. Each Byron Fellowship program is available to twenty upper class undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates from throughout the world by application. Prospective fellows are evaluated based on their demonstrated academic, civic, and professional leadership. Strong attention is paid toward crafting every Fellowship with diversity capable of supporting a holistic exploration of sustainability. Byron's success, year after year, is the result of people like yourself who are well positioned to identify emerging leaders within their various communities.

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

Byron Fellowship website

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Avatar Meher Baba Music Sahavas 2014 Concert

Dates: August 15-17 

Description:
The Sahavas 2014 Meher Baba concert is an opportunity to share your own music to Baba in our Round Robin, hear short sets, learn new songs, participate in singalongs, attend workshops and hear invited guest musicians in concert. You can meet other Baba musicians from all over the country, and, above all, join in praising our Beloved Baba together.

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

Meher Baba website

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