Keller Anne Knight, Manager
Ext. 3024, Lower Floor, Gladfelter
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).
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.
John Bowers (JB), Communications Director
email@example.com, Orr Cottage
The hub for campus information is the WWC Inside page (http://www.warren-wilson.edu/internal/index.php). 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 in the 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.
Wendy Seligman, Director
Courtney Gauthier, Adviser
Ext. 3759, Upper Dodge
Career Services provides individual counseling in a variety of areas such as choosing a major, locating an internship, finding a mentor, considering graduate/professional school and making wise choices about life after college. The Career Services staff work with each student to identify and articulate his or her transferable skills – the skills that will enable the student to discern and find meaningful work/education in his or her 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 (https://warrenwilson-csm.symplicity.com/) we maintain a robust searchable database of employment, internship, fellowship, educational and service opportunities.
Career Services assists students with:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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);
Brian O’Loughlin, Director
Craig Schulz, Manager
Cow Pie Café: 298-1547
All resident students are required to be on a meal plan. Meals can be either eaten in the cafeteria or in Cowpie Cafe. Flex dollars can be used in all dining areas as well as in The Owl's Nest Cafe and Coffee shop. Flex dollars can not be used in Sage Cafe. Only Sage dollars can only be used in Sage Cafe.
Meal plans differ based on the following purchase options:
|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 Dean of Students and supporting documentation has been reviewed and approved by the Dean of Students 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 Dean of Students.
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 as well as garden grown vegetables when available.
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|
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 A, 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.
The Cowpie Café in the lower level of Gladfelter serves three vegetarian/vegan meals a day (Monday-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|
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.
A brand new retail coffee shop offering coffee drinks, smoothies, Panini’s, salads and fruit will be available beginning in the fall of 2012. Students may use their Flex Dollars, cash or credit cards to make purchases. As with all of our food venues, a focus on fresh, local and sustainable items will always be our driving focus.
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.
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.
John Brock, Interim Executive Director, Ext. 3904
Ellen Querin, Program Coordinator, Ext. 3006
Phillip Gibson, Director of Community Outreach, Ext. 3781
Stan Cross, Educational Director, Ext. 3782
Third Floor, Morse
The mission of the Environmental Leadership Center (ELC) is to raise awareness of local, national and global environmental realities and to inspire caring citizens, especially youth, to reflect, to communicate and to act as responsible caretakers of the earth. Since its founding in 1996, the ELC’s programs have provided opportunities for WWC students to have real-world environmental work experience and learn principles of sustainability in these ways:
To learn more about the ELC programs, visit the website, http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~elc/New_ELC_Website_/Main.php
Andrew Mercurio, Director
Nancy Hoffman, Post Office
Ext. 3025, Mailroom, Lower Gladfelter
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
UPS delivers to campus weekdays around 9:30 A.M. To send a package via UPS, dial 1-800-432-6650 and give the service representative the dimensions and weight of the package to determine the charge. Prepaid packages may be dropped off at the Campus Post Office package window for pick-up by the appropriate carrier. The receipt will be left in your campus mailbox. For an off-campus UPS pickup location, see Andrew.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Warren Gaughan, Chair, Ext.3044
Kevin Kehrberg, Building Manager, Ext. 3765
Kittredge Music Wing
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 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 proficient on a traditional Bluegrass instrument who have had experience playing as part of an ensemble a chance to work together to form an Bluegrass band capable of playing for dances and concerts 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 Chorale is a vocal ensemble open to all Warren Wilson College students, staff and faculty. While auditions are not required, one must demonstrate competence in singing ability. The ensemble draws its repertoire largely from American vernacular singing traditions connected to this region (Appalachia) but also includes material from other countries, languages, cultures, and historical periods. The College Chorale presents a major concert each semester and performs at various events on and off campus.
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, staff and faculty. 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 proficient on a traditional Appalachian instrument who have had experience playing as part of an ensemble a chance to work together to form an Old-time 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.
Chris Nugent, Director, Ext. 3061
David O. Bradshaw, Electronic Resources, Ext. 3059
Heather Stewart Harvey, Instruction and Resource Sharing, Ext. 3062
Diana Sanderson, Archives, Ext. 3055
Mei Mah, Cataloguing, Ext. 3054
Joy Pastucha, Collection Development, Ext. 3063
BK Segall, Circulation and Circ. Crew Manager, Ext. 3064
Teresa Imfeld, Serials, Acquisitions, & Cataloguing Specialist, Ext. 3898-1
Mary Malelu, Library Night Circulation Supervisor & Resource Sharing Assistant, Ext. 3058
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.
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).
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.
Books and journal articles not available from WWC may be requested form 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 as long as patrons have no outstanding materials or fees.
Instruction in library use and research is available from the library staff on an individual basis as well as for classes. Reference assistance is available all hours that the library is open.
The library provides access to a wide variety of electronic resources including the online library catalog, over 150 online databases, and well over 70,000 ebooks. The databases provide indexing, abstracts, and full-text articles from over 21,000 journals, magazines, and newspapers.
The library has a collection of videotapes and DVDs that students may either view in the library or check. We also have a large collection of streaming video available online.
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 is open only 2 days and 1 evening per week, so please call ahead if you wish an appointment. Ext. 3055.
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.
*Please direct all public service inquiries to the Circulation Desk at ext. 3058.
Terry Payne, Director of Public Safety and College Fire Marshal
Rick Hayes, Steve Vanover, John Davidson, Robert Reed, Terry Duckworth and Danny Stares, Supervisors
Emergency (Cell phone), 230-4592
Confidential Voice Mail, Ext. 3029
Public Safety Crew, Ext. 4357 (HELP)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Graham Paul, Chair, Dept. of Theatre, Ext. 3041
Don Baker, Designer/Technical Director/Kittredge Theatre Building Manager, Ext. 3042
Candace Taylor, Acting/Directing, Ext. 3041
Julie Gillum, Dance/Butoh/Performance Art, Ext. 3041
Beverly Ohler, Costume Designer, Ext. 3039
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. However, Warren Wilson Theatre and the Department of Theatre consciously foster a welcoming atmosphere of inclusivity; good theatre does not thrive in a “cliquish” 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.
WWC contracts with an outside transportation company to provide Asheville Regional Airport (http://www.flyavl.com/) 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 can be found in the Transportation Services (http://www.warren-wilson.edu/info/bus.php) website.
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.
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 (http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~service/), weekend camping, caving, climbing, hiking and paddling trips through Outdoor Programs (http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~outdoors/) and special trips through academic programs.
Students can use ZimRide’s (http://www.warren-wilson.edu/internal/rideboard) 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 (http://www.greyhound.com/) and various independent cab transportation companies.
Eric Baden, Chair
Ext. 3020, Holden Arts Center
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.