2.0.0 Campus Support Programs and Services

Jump to information on:
2.1.0 Campus Bookstore
   2.1.1 Campus Store Refunds
2.2.0 Campus Communications
   2.2.1 WWC Inside
   2.2.2 Campus Events Calendar
   2.2.3 Tips for Planning, Submitting and Publicizing Events
   2.2.4 Warren Wilson College E-newsletter
   2.2.5 All-l
   2.2.6 Emergency Text Alert System
   2.2.7 Electronic Bulletin Boards and Mailing Lists
2.3.0 Career Services
2.4.0 College Press
   2.4.1 Goals
   2.4.2 Rules and Guidelines
   2.4.3 Policies and Procedures
   2.4.4 College Press Hours
2.5.0 Computing Services
   2.5.1 Computing Services and Use
   2.5.2 Computer Labs
   2.5.3 Bannerman Schedule
   2.5.4 Network
   2.5.5 Social Media
   2.5.6 Computer and Network User Policy
   2.5.7 General Usage Policy
   2.5.8 Information Access and User Privacy
   2.5.9 Private Machines Connected to the College Network
   2.5.10 Use of Public Facilities
   2.5.11 Unauthorized Sharing Copying or Use of Copyrighted Material
   2.5.12 Chain Letters
   2.5.13 Ponzi Schemes
   2.5.14 Sanctions for Policy Violations
   2.5.15 Unlawful Expression on the Internet
2.6.0 Dining Services
   2.6.1 Policies and Procedures
   2.6.2 Cowpie Café
   2.6.3 Coffee Shop
   2.6.4 Dining Co-ops
   2.6.5 Sage Café
2.7.0 Environmental Leadership Center
2.8.0 Mail and Student Services
   2.8.1 U.S. Post Office
   2.8.2 UPS
   2.8.3 Federal Express
   2.8.4 Fax
   2.8.5 ATM
   2.8.6 Lockers
2.9.0 Music Arts
2.10.0 Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library
   2.10.1 Hours and Service
   2.10.2 Circulation
   2.10.3 Reserves
   2.10.4 Interlibrary Loan
   2.10.5 Instruction
   2.10.6 Electronic Resources
   2.10.7 Video Services
   2.10.8 Archives
   2.10.9 Borrower Responsibility
2.11.0 Public Safety
   2.11.1 Crime
   2.11.2 Fire Safety
   2.11.3 Fireworks
   2.11.4 Fire Whistle
   2.11.5 Wildlife
2.12.0 Theatre Arts
2.13.0 Transportation Services
   2.13.1 Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) Shuttle
   2.13.2 Asheville Transit Bus System
   2.13.3 Alternative Modes of Transportation
2.14.0 Visual Arts

2.1.0 Campus Bookstore

Keller Anne Knight, Manager
Ext. 3024, Lower Floor, Gladfelter
http://warrenwilsonbookstore.com/

In addition to being a primary source for academic materials such as textbooks, the bookstore stocks school supplies, natural health and beauty aids, gift items, greeting cards, gift cards, local and commercial foods and beverages, and official Warren Wilson College apparel. All text books are either rented or purchased and can be secured with a credit card. Students are advised to wait until they have attended their first day of classes before renting or buying text books. Students may shop online for books, apparel, and gifts by visiting the website. The bookstore accepts cash, checks (including out of state) and credit cards (in the student’s name).

2.1.1 Campus Store Refunds

It is advisable to wait until you have attended your first day of classes before renting or buying text books. Textbook returns are accepted until one week after add/drop period. Other merchandise can be returned within 21 days. A cash register receipt is required. New books must be free of all markings, including names, and must be considered by store personnel to be in new, perfect condition. Paperback novels, special-order books, and special interest books are not returnable. Defective books will be replaced free of charge provided they are returned with a Campus bookstore receipt and in the same term of their purchase. Other refunds will be left to the discretion of the manager as long as the transaction takes place within three weeks of purchase and with a cash register receipt.


2.2.0 Campus Communications

John Bowers (JB), Communications Director
jbowers@warren-wilson.edu, Orr Cottage
http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~communications

2.2.1 WWC Inside

The hub for campus information is the WWC Inside page. The Inside page contains daily news and announcements as well as links to campus resources such as the campus events calendar, CampusWEB, web mail, the library website, academic pages, electronic bulletin boards and other sites. Set the inside page as your web browser's home page.

2.2.2 Campus Events Calendar

The campus events calendar on the inside page is managed by the student activities director (ext. 3748). The calendar provides a comprehensive list of campus events and is a vital tool for event organizers. To view the calendar, click the link near the top of the Inside page where the day’s events are displayed.

2.2.3 Tips for Planning, Submitting and Publicizing Events

2.2.4 Warren Wilson College E-newsletter

A monthly e-newsletter with features, events, and news is emailed to students, employees, parents, alumni and friends of the College. To read the e-newsletter follow this link: http://www.warren-wilson.edu/info/news/e-newsletter

2.2.5 All-l

Students and employees are subscribed to the All-l email list at the beginning of each academic year. All-l is a moderated list designated for Public Safety alerts, health alerts, emergency messages, and presidential messages. During crisis situations, All-l is the most expedient and effective method of getting news to the campus community. Other administrative email lists include employee-l, faculty-l and student-l.

2.2.6 Emergency Text Alert System

Registering with this system allows you to receive a text (sms) notification to your cell phone in the event of a campus emergency. The system will be tested twice per year, but will not be used for any other announcements. Register your mobile device here.

2.2.7 Electronic Bulletin Boards and Mailing Lists

Electronic bulletin boards can be accessed from the inside page and include classifieds, lost & found, and rides needed/available. Topic-specific email lists are also available from the Inside page. Subscribing to the mailing lists is voluntary, and you can unsubscribe at any time. To see list descriptions, click “Mailing Lists” under Resources & Tools/General/ Inside page.

Style Guide and Website Content Management Graphic standards provide direction to faculty, staff and students responsible for creating publications, products and websites that provide information or represent the College. They also help campus communicators, College Press personnel and outside graphic designers and printers reproduce the visual identity of the College in a consistent manner. Visit http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~communications to see the style guide.


2.3.0 Career Services

Wendy Seligmann, Director
Courtney Gauthier, Career Advisor
Ext. 3759, Upper Dodge
http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~careers/

Career Services provides individual counseling, workshops and classes in a variety of areas such as choosing a major, locating an internship, finding a mentor, considering graduate/professional school and making satisfying choices about life after college. The Career Services staff works with each student to identify and articulate their transferable skills – the skills that will enable the student to discern and find meaningful work/education in their areas of interest. The staff can also help students research the employment market, find or create a job, write resumes cover letters, and personal statements, enhance interviewing and networking skills and take other steps toward finding internship, work, fellowship and educational opportunities. Through OWLink we maintain a robust searchable database of employment, internship, fellowship, educational and service opportunities.

Career Services assists you with:


2.4.0 College Press

Bob Lamb, Manager
Libba Miano, Assistant Manager
Ext. 3086 or 3084, College Press - Log Cabin
Email: collegepress@warren-wilson.edu

2.4.1 Goals

We strive to satisfy in an effective and timely manner the desktop publishing, copying, printing, and binding needs of WWC within the confines of our equipment and time. We keep abreast of advances in the graphic arts with the view to expanding our capabilities whenever practical and affordable. Crew members play a critical role in dealing with customers based on their knowledge of College Press functions. We focus on constant improvement in both customer relations and the skills of our trade. We are mindful of additional responsibilities, including care and maintenance of various copiers on campus, and identification cards for faculty, staff, and students, and the bulk mailing needs of college departments.

2.4.2 Rules and Guidelines

(coming soon)

2.4.3 Policies and Procedures

ID Card Policy (coming soon)

2.4.4 College Press Hours

Monday - Friday: 8 A.M. - 12:00 PM & 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Closed Wednesdays at 4:00PM for Crew Meetings and Forum alternately.


2.5.0 Computing Services

Computing Services Help Desk, Ext. 3094
David Harper, Computing Services Manager, Ext. 2025
JT Wagner, Help Desk Coordinator, Ext. 2009
Sloan Poe, Network Systems Administrator, Ext. 3097
Bannerman Technology Center
http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~helpdesk/

2.5.1 Computing Services and Use

The Computing Services Department of Warren Wilson College provides computing and networking support to the Warren Wilson community. The Computing Services offices are located in the Bannerman Technology Center, and office hours are from 8:00A.M. - 5:30P.M., Monday through Friday. The Help Desk is staffed during computer lab hours in Bannerman. The Help Desk extension is 3094, and it should be your first call if you are having a problem.

2.5.2 Computer Labs

There is one public computer lab available for use by students, faculty, and staff, located in Bannerman Technology Center, and there are five computer classroom labs. They can be found in Witherspoon on the first and second floors, Morse 3rd floor, Spidel and Jensen. The Computer Classrooms are available for student use when they are not being used for classes, but class use always takes priority.

2.5.3 Bannerman’s Schedule is:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 A.M. - 11:00P.M.
Friday: 8 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Saturday: 1:00P.M. - 5:30P.M.
Sunday: 1:00P.M. - 11:00P.M.

2.5.4 Network

The College provides a number of network and Internet access options to students, faculty, and staff members. The campus network is designed to give priority to academic uses. Network access is available from all buildings on campus including residence halls. Students can connect their personal computers to the network via Ethernet or wireless. Details will be distributed during Orientation. Personally owned wireless access points are not allowed on the campus network. All students are assigned an e-mail address and a network account and will receive information about using their account during Orientation. If you forget or lose your e-mail/network password, bring your photo ID to the Help Desk in Bannerman to have your password reset. You must never share your password with anyone either in person or in response to an e-mail message. Be wary of links within messages that allege to be about your account. Messages from us will not take you to a login page.

2.5.5 Social Media

Students are advised to use extreme caution when creating their profiles and posting personal information and photos on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Keep in mind that information you post is potentially available for viewing by anyone including family, friends, school administrators, teachers, potential employers, and predators.

2.5.6 Computer and Network User Policy

The full version is available at: http://www.warren-wilson.edu/internal/policies/policy.php

Users of WWC computing services are expected to abide by the following policies, which are intended to preserve the utility and flexibility of the system, to protect the privacy and work of students, faculty, and staff, and to preserve the right to access the international networks to which WWC systems are connected.

2.5.7 General Usage Policy

Faculty, staff, students, and others authorized by the Information Technology Committee (ITC) may have email accounts and may use College computing facilities, including transmissions over the College network, for scholarly purposes, for official College business, and for personal purposes so long as such use does not violate any law, College policy, or the policies of our service provider, does not involve significant use of College resources, direct costs; substantial interference with the performance of College duties and work; or does not result in commercial gain or private profit.

Users may not allow any other person to use their password or to share their account. It is the individual’s responsibility to protect the assigned account from unauthorized use by periodically changing the account’s password and using passwords that are not easily guessed.

Any attempt to circumvent system security, guess other passwords, or in any way gain unauthorized access to local or network resources is forbidden. Transferring copyrighted materials to or from any system or via the College network without express consent of the owner may be a violation of Federal Law and is a felony under state law. Use of electronic mail and other network communications facilities to harass, offend, or annoy other users of the network is forbidden. See the related policy below regarding chain letters and unlawful expression on the Internet.

2.5.8 Information Access and User Privacy

Email passing over the College network and information stored in user accounts are considered private and confidential. Although this type of information must be accessed by system personnel for the purpose of backups, network management, etc., the content of user files and network transmissions will not be viewed, monitored, or altered without the express permission of the user except in the following circumstances: the College has reason to believe that an account or system has been breached and is being used by someone other than the authorized user, the College has received a complaint that an account or system is being used to gain unauthorized access or to attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network site, or the College has reason to believe that an account or system is being used in violation of college policy, federal, or state law.

2.5.9 Private Machines Connected to the College Network

The use of the College network is subject to all of the policies stated in this document. The owner of a machine connected to the College network is responsible for the behavior of users of that machine and for all network traffic to and from the machine. The private machine connected to the College network may not be used to provide network access to individuals who would not have access through official College systems. The private machine may not be used as a router to other networks nor may it serve in any way as an electronic gateway to non-college affiliated systems. Private machines may not use the College network for commercial gain or profit. Provision of interactive login services to non-college affiliated users is forbidden.

2.5.10 Use of Public Facilities

Each user is expected to take proper care of the equipment in all College computing facilities. Report any malfunction to staff on duty or to the Computing Services office immediately. No attempt should be made to move, repair, reconfigure, modify, or attach external devices to the systems. No food or drink is permitted in public computing facilities. Recreational use of workstations in College facilities during periods of light usage is permitted; however, users may not play games or engage in other recreational activities when others are waiting to use the workstations for academic purposes. The Network Systems Administrator will maintain various lists for general e-mailing purposes. Use of such lists for sending announcements is encouraged. However, so as not to tie up system resources, such mailings should be limited to short memoranda not to exceed 0.5 kilobytes (about two pages). Using general mailings to espouse personal and political agendas is discouraged as there are other means available for such purposes.

2.5.11 Unauthorized Sharing Copying or Use of Copyrighted Material

Sharing copyrighted material such as but not limited to music, movies, TV shows, audio books, e-books, photographs, software, apps or any other form of copyrighted digital material without the permission of the owner is a violation of federal law and an action that also may subject the perpetrator to discipline within the College.

2.5.12 Chain Letters

Computing Services interprets the writing and forwarding of chain letters as a violation of the policy which states, "Use of electronic mail and other network communications facilities to harass, offend, or annoy other users of the network is forbidden."

2.5.13 Ponzi Schemes

A Ponzi scheme is a form of chain letter that requests recipients to send money to people on a list. The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that Ponzi schemes are inherently fraudulent. The U.S. Criminal Code, 18 USC 1341-1346, prohibits the use of mail or wire in any attempt to defraud.

2.5.14 Sanctions for Policy Violations

Violations of policy will be treated as misconduct, misdemeanor, or felony as appropriate. For non-criminal matters, a warning will be issued upon a user’s first policy violation. The user will be asked to sign a copy of this policy statement to document that he or she understands and is willing to comply with these policies. A second violation will result, at a minimum, in the suspension of the user’s account for one week. A third violation will result, at a minimum, in suspension of the user’s account for the remainder of the semester. A fourth violation will result in the permanent loss of privileges. That a policy violation has occurred will be determined by the ITC when a suspected violation has been reported to it. The ITC will determine the appropriate sanctions. Appeals from the decision of the ITC may be made to the College Conduct Board. Misdemeanor or felony violation charges may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and may result in the immediate and permanent loss of privileges. Student conduct proceedings may also be initiated against violators.

2.5.15 Unlawful Expression on the Internet

Unlawful expression on the Internet or elsewhere that may be punished (or result in civil liability) includes:

Threats of violence - whoever transmits in interstate commerce any communication containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure the person of another, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both. The threat must be unequivocal, unconditional, immediate, and specific as to the person threatened, conveying a gravity of purpose and imminent prospect of execution (United States vs. Kelner);


2.6.0 Dining Services

Brian O’Loughlin, Director
Cafeteria: 298-1041
Craig Schulz, Manager
Cow Pie Café: 298-1547
http://www.warrenwilsondining.com/

All resident students are required to be on a meal plan. Meals can be either eaten in the cafeteria or in Cowpie Café. Flex dollars can be used in all dining areas as well as in The Owl's Nest Coffee shop. Flex dollars cannot be used in Sage Café. Only sage dollars and cash can be used in Sage Café. Meal plans differ based on the following purchase options:

Meal plans differ based on the following purchase options:

Basic Premium
14 meals with $200 flex dollars & $40 Sage dollars 14 meals with $350 flex dollars &
$40 Sage dollars
19 meals with $25 flex dollars & $15 Sage dollars 19 meals with $175 flex dollars &
$15 Sage dollars

Exceptions to being on a meal plan are made only for medical reasons after students have met with the Director of Residence Life and supporting documentation has been reviewed and approved by the Director of Residence Life and Manager of Dining Services. Students with medical exemptions will receive a refund of only the direct cost portion of the board charge. Day students or students who have gone off the meal plan are not permitted to eat Dining Services meals unless they pay for the meal. Students who do not abide by this will be required to meet with the Director of Residence Life.

2.6.1 Policies and Procedures

Students can choose to eat in the Cafeteria or the Cowpie Cafe for each meal. Meal cards can be scanned once per meal. Warren Wilson College dining is usually cafeteria style, although on occasion there are buffets, picnics, and barbecues. The cafeteria uses Warren Wilson raised beef, pork, chicken, produce as well as much locally sourced products as available.

  1. Students on a meal plan must show their ID card to enter the Cafeteria or Cowpie Cafe. Campus ID's are required so that the meal plan can be verified by the cashier.
  2. A Temporary Meal Ticket must be presented if a student does not have their Campus ID. The Temporary Meal Ticket can be obtained through the WWC Inside Page under Temporary Meal Ticket link.
    • Temporary Meal Tickets can be used no more than 9 times per user per semester. At the 7th time a Temporary Meal Ticket is used, an email warning will be sent from Student Life administration with a request that the student either bring the Campus ID to the Dining Hall or go directly to the College Press and purchase a replacement.
    • If the Temporary Meal Ticket is used beyond the first warning, students will receive, at the 9th time, a final email informing them that their campus account will be charged a $50 administrative fine, which includes a replacement ID if necessary. At this point, students will also lose access to the Temporary Meal Ticket for the remainder of the semester.
  3. We ask that all patrons respect the dining service: everyone must bus their own tables, place all food in appropriate recycle, compost, and trash bins and return dishes, cups and silverware to the dishwashing area for cleaning.
  4. No dishes, glassware, silverware, food (except an ice cream cone, a cookie, or piece of fruit) may be taken from the cafeteria.
  5. Shoes and shirts must be "worn" in all areas where food is served.
  6. Fire doors should be used only in emergencies.

Your comments and suggestions about the Food Service are always welcome. Speak to the Food Service Director or put a note on the comment board (right inside the door to the cafeteria). Day students, staff, and guests are invited to eat in the cafeteria. The costs are as follows (subject to change):

  Gladfelter Students, Faculty, and Staff Guests
Breakfast $4.50 $6.00
Lunch $4.00 $7.00
Dinner $6.25 $8.00

If you are sick and need a tray delivered to your room, have a Residence Director (RD) or Resident Assistant (RA) send a note to the Dining Service. The cafeteria conference rooms and Mierke B and C are quiet, glass-enclosed rooms located just off the main dining room. They can be reserved for meetings through the Dining Hall Office. Daily menus for the cafeteria and the Cowpie may be heard at 771-2058 or available on-line through the WWC website.

2.6.2 Cowpie Café

The Cowpie Café in the lower level of Gladfelter serves dinner Sunday through Thursday and lunch Monday through Friday. Your meal card is required. Day Students, staff, and guests are invited to eat in the Cowpie. The costs are (subject to change):

  Cowpie Students, Faculty, and Staff Guests
Breakfast $4.50 $6.00
Lunch $4.00 $7.00
Dinner $6.25 $8.00

Since 1999, the student-run, student-initiated Cowpie Café has been dedicated to serving local, organic vegetarian foods and educating the community on healthful eating. The café emphasizes a plant-based diet, drawing on the nutritional wisdom of traditional cultures. In its day-to-day operation, the Cowpie strives for efficient, sustainable practices such as buying unprocessed foods in bulk, composting in the College garden, and providing reusable cups, plates and bowls instead of disposable tableware.

When available, both Gladfelter cafeteria and Cowpie Café buy produce from the Warren Wilson College garden to minimize environmental impacts associated with transportation and to foster a sense of community. Much of the produce not supplied by the garden is from Mountain Foods, an area farmers market supporting local agriculture. All of the Cowpie’s beans, grains, flours, teas, herbs, and spices are from United Natural Foods (UNFI), an organic food supplier based in Atlanta, Georgia.

2.6.3 The Owl's Nest Coffee Shop

The Owl's Nest Coffee Shop, located on the lower level of Sunderland Hall, offers coffee drinks, espresso, smoothies, Panini’s and home baked goodies. Eat in or on our outdoor patio to enjoy your favorite snacks.

2.6.4 Dining Co-ops

Students can choose to form dining co-ops purchasing food, cooking, and eating collectively. The group must complete a food co-op contract available in the Housing Office and submit documentation and a check request to the Business Office at the start of each term. Students in co-ops will be reimbursed the direct cost portion of the board costs.

2.6.5 Sage Café

Sage Café is a student-run coffee house/sandwich shop on campus that hosts a variety of programming ventures such as music band performances, movies and open mics. Sage Café is on the meal plan although its currency differs in that the Sage meal plan is known as “Sage dollars" as opposed to flex dollars for all other dining services. Visit section 3.11.1 Sage Café of 3.0.0 Student Life Division for details.


2.7.0 Environmental Leadership Center

Ellen Querin, Program Coordinator, Ext 3006
Stan Cross, Interim Director, Ext. 3782
Third Floor, Morse
http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~elc/New_ELC_Website_/Main.php

The Environmental Leadership Center (ELC) supports the mission and core values of Warren Wilson College by providing students with environmental and social sustainability education, work and service opportunities.Since its founding in 1996, the ELC’s programs have engaged students in critical inquiry, effective communication and engaged citizenship, both on campus and in the greater community:

To learn more about the ELC programs, visit the website, http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~elc/New_ELC_Website_/Main.php


2.8.0 Mail and Student Services

Andrew Mercurio, Manager, Ext. 3025
Ext. 3025, Mailroom, Lower Gladfelter

2.8.1 U.S. Post Office

WWC operates a U.S. Post Office in Lower Gladfelter from 9:00A.M. to 1:00P.M., Monday through Friday. This federal office handles controlled mail (special delivery, express, registered, certified letters and packages) and sells stamps and money orders. The Post Office is closed on weekends and on federal holidays.

CAMPUS MAIL

US Postal Service
(letters & packages)

Student name
CPO (student box number, assigned at Orientation)
Warren Wilson College
P.O. Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

NOTE:
street address is NOT required

UPS or FedEx
(packages only)

Student name
CPO (student box number, assigned at Orientation)
Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Road
Swannanoa, NC 28778

NOTE:
street address IS required

2.8.2 UPS

UPS delivers to campus weekdays around 9:30 A.M. Prepaid packages may be dropped off at the Campus Post Office package window for pick-up by the appropriate carrier.

2.8.3 Federal Express

Federal Express and other courier services deliver to the Campus Mail Room at various times during the day. You will be notified of a delivery by campus mail.

2.8.4 Fax

A fax machine is available in the Student Services office in Lower Gladfelter. Our fax number is (828) 299-4841. The cost to send a fax is $1 plus 50 cents per page. Usually there is no charge to receive a two-page fax; each additional page received costs approximately 35 cents. Faxes are delivered to campus mailboxes.

2.8.5 ATM

There is an ATM machine on campus operated by BB&T Bank. A $3 transaction fee is charged to non-BB&T customers. The ATM machine is located in Gladfelter in the alcove across from the entrance to the cafeteria.

2.8.6 Lockers

A small number of lockers are available in Lower Gladfelter for Day Students. They are issued on a first come basis, and may be kept through the academic year. Apply to Andrew Mercurio, Director of Student Services in Lower Gladfelter.


2.9.0 Music Arts

Warren Gaughan, Chair, Ext.3044
Kevin Kehrberg, Building Manager, Ext. 3765
Kittredge Music Wing
http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~music/

The music wing of Helen Kittredge Community Arts Center is open to students and staff members. The Music Resource Center is open for study, research, listening, and borrowing musical scores.

Beginning String Band gives students, who know their basic chords and scales on a traditional string instrument, a chance to learn how to play as an ensemble and perform traditional repertoire from the Southern Appalachian region and beyond.

Bluegrass Band gives musicians, who are proficient on a traditional bluegrass instrument, the opportunity to work together to form a bluegrass band capable of performing at events both on and off campus.

Chapel Choir is open to all members of the Warren Wilson Community. This group provides music for Sunday worship services at the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church and College Chapel.

College Choir is an auditioned choral ensemble devoted to the performance of a variety of musical styles. This ensemble is for students who seek the opportunity to perform at the college level with members who represent a wide variety of academic majors. The repertoire includes a variety of works, both sacred and secular, from various countries, languages, and historical periods. The College Choir performs at various on-campus and off-campus events.

Gamelan Ensemble is a traditional instrumental ensemble of Indonesia that includes many metal percussion instruments. This ensemble is an introduction to Indonesian gamelan performance and may focus on Balinese, Sudanese, or Central Javanese styles depending on the semester. While auditions are not required, one must demonstrate competence in musical ability.

Jazz Ensemble is an instrumental ensemble open to all Warren Wilson College students. An audition is not required; however, one must demonstrate command of his/her instrument. Repertoire includes jazz styles ranging from swing to modern. The Jazz Ensemble performs for campus events and for the Asheville community.

Old-Time String Band gives musicians, who are proficient on a traditional Appalachian instrument, the opportunity to work together to form an old-time string band capable of playing for dances and other performances both on and off campus.

Practice rooms are located on the upper level. Each has a piano. Instrumentalists and singers may also use these practice rooms.

Sage Café offers musical opportunities, including open-mic nights, ensemble concerts, traditional music showcases, and performances by both outside bands and student music groups.

Other musical opportunities on campus include a weekly Old Time jam, musicals, and informal student music jams.


2.10.0 Pew Learning Center and Ellison Library

Chris Nugent, Director, Ext. 3061
David O. Bradshaw, Electronic Resources, Ext. 3059
Brian Conlan, Acquisitions and Emerging Technologies, Ext. 3063
Heather Stewart Harvey, Instruction and Resource Sharing, Ext. 3062
Diana Sanderson, Archives, Ext. 3055
Mei Mah, Cataloguing, Ext. 3054
Collection Development, Ext. 3063
BK Segall, Circulation and Circ. Crew Manager, Ext. 3064
Teresa Imfeld, Serials, Acquisitions, & Cataloguing Specialist, Ext. 3898/3060
Mary Malelu, Library Night Circulation Supervisor & Resource Sharing Assistant, Ext. 3058
http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~library/

2.10.1 Hours and Service

The library is open 88 hours per week during the school year. During the spring and fall semesters when classes are in session, the Cole Study Room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is equipped with two networked computers, laptop ports, wireless capabilities and an emergency phone. Library services are available to all members of the college community.

2.10.2 Circulation

Books, periodicals, videotapes, CDs, and DVDs may be checked out using a current Warren Wilson College ID card. Reference materials, current periodicals, and some special materials do not circulate. The checkout period for books is four weeks. Renewals are allowed if a hold request has not been placed on the book. The library does not charge fines for overdue materials with the exception of Reserve items and items considered lost (see "Borrower Responsibility" for details).

2.10.3 Reserves

Materials are placed on RESERVE (3-day, overnight, or library use only) as requested by the instructor. RESERVE materials are located behind the CIRCULATION DESK. These items incur fines of $.25 per hour overdue.

2.10.4 Interlibrary Loan

Books and journal articles not available from WWC may be requested from other libraries. Allow at least one week for delivery. Books and journal articles usually are free. Cooperative borrower cards for the UNC-A library may be obtained from a librarian at the Reference Desk. Interlibrary loan privileges and cooperative borrower cards are available to faculty, staff and students who have no outstanding materials or fees.

2.10.5 Instruction

Instruction in library use and research is available from the library staff on an individual basis as well as for classes. Research support is available most hours that the library is open.

2.10.6 Electronic Resources

The library provides access to a wide variety of electronic resources including the online library catalog, over 150 online databases, and a large collection of ebooks. The databases provide indexing, abstracts, and full-text articles from over 25,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers.

2.10.7 Video Services

The library has a collection of videotapes and DVDs that students may either view in the library or check out. We also have a large collection of streaming videos.

2.10.8 Archives

The College Archives and Special Collections are located on the Lower Level of the library. The College Archives contains information on the history of Warren Wilson College and predecessor schools. The archives are open two days and one evening per week, so please call ahead if you wish an appointment. Ext. 3055.

2.10.9 Borrower Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the borrower to take note of the due date and return or renew materials on time. If library materials do become overdue, no new materials (including reserves and interlibrary loans) may be checked out until the patron record is clear. Patrons will be charged a fee for damaged or lost materials, including interlibrary loan materials. Items returned more than four weeks after the due date or not at all are considered lost. Failure to pay these fees may jeopardize class registration and the availability of transcripts. DVDs and videos are considered lost after three days and will be billed for replacement.

Questions? Call the Circulation Desk at ext. 3058.


2.11.0 Public Safety

Terry Payne, Director of Public Safety and College Fire Marshal
Rick Hayes, Steve Vanover, John Davidson, Robert Reed, Terry Duckworth, Danny Stares, Supervisors
Emergency (Cell phone), 230-4592
Confidential Voice Mail, Ext. 3029
Public Safety Crew, Ext. 4357 (HELP)
Lower Ogg

The goal of Public Safety and the Student Crew is to maintain a safe environment for the WWC community and College guests. The staff and crew are specifically responsible for securing buildings and property, patrolling the campus, enforcing campus rules and the college motor vehicle regulations, assisting with traffic and crowd control at College-sponsored or conference events, responding to calls for emergency assistance, and providing crime and fire prevention education. Student Crew can provide a ride or walk with students who are uncomfortable with walking alone on campus at night.

2.11.1 Crime

Public Safety does not have the authority to arrest, but restraint may be used to prevent someone from hurting her/himself or another person. Public Safety cooperates fully with state and local police agencies. As the liaison between the campus and the police, Public Safety encourages and assists students and staff in reporting crimes to the appropriate law-enforcement agency.

The cooperation of all students, staff, and campus residents is also necessary to ensure a safe environment. Students must show their ID card when requested by Public Safety. All members of the campus community (students, staff, and campus residents) are asked to be certain that their own rooms, offices, homes, vehicles, and belongings are secure and that buildings are not made accessible to unauthorized persons.

The campus, including the student center, athletic facilities, and residence halls, is open only to WWC students, staff, and their guests. Any other person who wishes to enter or use College facilities must have permission from the person in charge of the facility.

Please report all suspicious behavior and all crimes to Public Safety. The Student Crew Office (771-4357) and the Public Safety Supervisors (771-3029, messages only or 230-4592, emergency or service calls) are both located on the first floor of the Ogg Administration Building.

In an EMERGENCY (a life threatening situation), call 911 and then call Public Safety. (Emergency procedures are printed on the inside cover of the Handbook.) Blue light emergency phones are located in the parking lots of Kittredge/Holden, DeVries, the Ballfield dorms, and lower Spidel lot. These phones are connected to 911 and Campus Watch. Public Safety, the Campus Safety officer and the Student Life Division, sponsor programs and distribute information about crime prevention and campus security in the residence halls and during Orientation.

Timely notice of violent crimes reported to Public Safety or to the local police will be given to the campus community by e-mail. As part of the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry was established. A list of registered sex offenders can be found at the following website: http://sbi.jus.state.nc.us/DOJHAHT/SOR/Default.htm.

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges to publish yearly security reports which include campus crime statistics for the past three years and specific campus security policy disclosures. The complete Warren Wilson College security report can be found on its web site at: http://www.warren-wilson.edu. The Public Safety Office will provide upon request a hard copy of all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. If an individual requires such a copy, he/she should call the Director of Public Safety at 828-771-3029. Warren Wilson’s crime statistics and those of other U.S. colleges can also be found at the United States Department of Education’s web site address: http://www.ope.ed.gov/security/search.asp.

2.11.2 Fire Safety

Fire Alarms and Fire Fighting Equipment According to North Carolina General Statue 14-286, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to wantonly and willfully give or cause to be given, or to advise, counsel, or aid and abet anyone in giving a false alarm of fire, or to break the glass key protector, or to pull the slide, arm, or lever of any station or signal box of any fire alarm system, except in case of fire, or willfully misuse or damage a portable fire extinguisher, or in any way willfully interfere with, damage, deface, molest, or injure any part or portion of any fire alarm, fire-detection, smoke-detection, or fire-extinguishing system. Violations of fire safety laws or college policies will result in conduct action.

By State law and County code, all roadways on Warren Wilson College campus are considered fire lanes. Please park only in designated parking areas. Citations will be issued for fire lane violations. When a fire alarm goes off everyone must immediately evacuate the building and remain outside until given permission to re-enter by an official from the Swannanoa Fire Department. The fire department must be called regardless of the cause of the alarm (even if the cause is known or inconsequential). Only an officer from the Swannanoa Fire Dept. can silence and/or reset the fire alarm (read Chapter Five: Residential Life /Residence Hall Policies).

Fire Alarm Protocol: Sound Alarm. Evacuate. Call 911. Call Public Safety.

2.11.3 Fireworks

Though certain fireworks are now legal in North Carolina, fireworks are not allowed on campus. Use of fireworks on campus will result in conduct action.

2.11.4 Fire Whistle

One prolonged and continuous blast of the fire whistle indicates there is a fire on campus. Three blasts are used to notify the volunteer Forest Service firefighters to assemble at the wall in front of Gladfelter.

2.11.5 Wildlife

Warren Wilson is a rural campus. Copperheads, rattlesnakes, snapping turtles, and black bears share our campus. To protect the bears, and us, campus residents are asked to minimize activities that encourage negative bear-human encounters:


2.12.0 Theatre Arts

Candace Taylor, Chair, Dept. of Theatre, Acting/Directing, Ext. 4000
Graham Paul, Acting/Directing/History, Ext. 3041
Kittredge Theatre
http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~theatre/

Kittredge Theatre is home to the Department of Theatre, and its production arm, Warren Wilson Theatre, presents at least three productions each year, plus student directed one-acts, student and guest directed full-length productions, musicals, and presentations of work created in studio classes. Productions and other theatre events include classical works, original and experimental works, Butoh/modern dance/performance art pieces, contemporary plays, and visits by guest artists. When possible, theatre coursework involves current productions, and many classes involve or culminate in performances. Academic credit is offered for theatre production involvement under the "Performance/Production Practicum" series of courses.

Theatre productions of all kinds are staged in Kittredge Theatre, the home of the Department of Theatre. This 320-seat proscenium theatre, operated by the Theatre Crew under the supervision of Technical Director Don Baker, includes a stage large enough to seat an audience for intimate theatre productions, a 30-batten counterweight system, a computer-controlled lighting system, and audio and video-projection capabilities. In addition to Kittredge Theatre, work is also performed at the outdoor Amphitheatre adjacent to Kittredge, and sometimes in Bryson Gym or in the Pavilion.

Auditions for all plays are open to all members of the community, and casting is done without regard to class standing. Competition for parts is sometimes intense, but an effort is made to keep the process from becoming too intimidating. All students, including those with no previous experience, are encouraged to audition for plays. Preference may be given to students who have taken or are taking Theatre Department classes, including Theater/English majors and Theatre minors. Warren Wilson Theatre and the Department of Theatre consciously foster a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

For those students who are interested in a non-performance experience, the theatre is constantly seeking volunteer assistance in many areas, including lighting, sound, stage management, box office, ushering, publicity, and set, costume, and prop construction; academic credit may be earned for serious involvement in some of these activities. Positions on the Theatre Crew are much sought after, and experience shows that those who start as volunteers often end up on the crew. In addition, the Department of Theatre works to arrange theatre-related service opportunities for Wilson students in the larger Asheville area.


2.13.0 Transportation Services

Email: shuttle@warren-wilson.edu
http://www.warren-wilson.edu/info/bus.php

2.13.1 Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) Shuttle

WWC contracts with an outside transportation company to provide Asheville Regional Airport shuttle transportation to resident students for scheduled college breaks. College breaks include summer orientation, fall break, winter break, spring break and the year-end departure from campus. This shuttle service is only available, for a fee, to students who register in advance for the service. Reservation information is opened a month prior to breaks and can be accessed through the Transportation Services website.

2.13.2 Asheville Transit Bus System

Students can take advantage of the Asheville Transit Bus system, a service provided by the City of Asheville FREE of charge to all Warren Wilson students with a valid student ID. Students are picked up in front of the library and can either travel east to Black Mountain or west to downtown Asheville.

2.13.3 Alternative Modes of Transportation

Warren Wilson College vans are used to provide transportation in urgent situations and emergencies and for scheduled medical appointments. Additionally, they are used to provide transportation for service trips through the Service Program Office, weekend camping, caving, climbing, hiking and paddling trips through Outdoor Programs and special trips through academic programs.

Students can use ZimRide’s innovative online rideshare platform free for setting up carpooling, rides home, etc. There is a Ride-Share bulletin board located in Lower Gladfelter in front of the Student Services Post Office where students can post ride share needs.

Ground transportation providers within the Asheville area can be used such as Greyhound and various independent cab transportation companies.


2.14.0 Visual Arts

Bette Bates, Chair
Ext. 3034, Holden Arts Center
http://warren-wilson.edu/~art/

The Holden Visual Arts Center includes a gallery, auditorium, printmaking studio, darkrooms, a computer facility, and an artist book/paper-making studio. Next to the Holden Visual Arts Center is the sculpture and ceramics facility. The 3- D building includes a high fire stoneware gas kiln, raku and electric kilns, a bronze foundry and a welding and stone carving area. The Lucy T. Fletcher studio building located next to the 3-D building houses the painting and drawing studios, a woodworking shop, and studios for senior students.

The facilities are available to students enrolled in art classes that meet in those locations. In all cases permission to work in the studios must be obtained from instructors, building managers, or qualified work crew members and students must demonstrate appropriate knowledge in the proper use and care of the equipment.

The Elizabeth Holden Gallery offers several exhibits each year including the work of locally, regionally and nationally known artists and student and faculty shows.