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Work Day

Students work to clean out the White Barn during Work Day.

April 2010

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Work Day 2010
Katie Falkenberg ’03 wins White House News photojournalism award
McLarney named Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow
Did you know?
Meron Amare ’13 presents findings at math conference
A New Crew in Town
Weekend @ Wilson – Register now
Academic Capstone Carnival – May 3-4, 2010
Alumni Notes
Got good stories?
In the media
Links

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Work Day 2010

As many of you know, one thing that sets Warren Wilson apart from other colleges is Work Day – an annual spring event when the campus community pitches to work on a variety of projects. Classes aren’t held on Work Day. Instead, students report to their usual work crews in the morning, in some cases to do service projects at nearby locations such as Animal Haven as the library crew did again this year. After lunch, students, faculty and staff gather outside Gladfelter Student Center before fanning out to various campus locations to work on a diverse collection of projects. See more photos from Work Day.

Katie Falkenberg ’03 wins White House News photojournalism award

2003 graduate Katie Falkenberg won a first-place prize in the White House News Photographers Association's Eyes of History 2010 contest for her portfolio. “This award was a great honor to receive,” Falkenberg says. “I was grateful this past year to work on stories that are important issues in our country. Both the stories I did on the human toll of mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia, and another on the lack of health insurance in the Mississippi Delta, were a part of the portfolio. With these stories being recognized, my hope is that more attention is brought to these issues.” Falkenburg contributed a story and images to the summer 2008 Owl & Spade.

McLarney named Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow

Rose McLarney Rose McLarney is the Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow for the 2010-2011 academic year. McLarney, who graduated in poetry in 2009 from the College’s MFA Program for Writers, is the 13th Beebe Fellow. The fellowship annually brings an MFA graduate to teach courses in the undergraduate curriculum. McLarney received her bachelor’s degree from the College in 2004. “We look forward to her contributions to the writing life of the College” said Gary Hawkins, Warren Wilson undergraduate writing director. The Beebe Fellowship is given in memory and honor of Joan Beebe, former dean of Warren Wilson College.

Did you know?

That Tony Earley ’83, who will deliver the main address at the 2010 Commencement on May 15, was named one of the 20 best writers of his generation by both Granta and The New Yorker?

Meron Amare ’13 presents findings at math conference

On April 10, three students and math department chair Gretchen Whipple attended the 4th annual University of Tennessee Undergraduate Math Conference.

A New Crew in Town

By Elisa Otter ‘10

Orange extension cords run throughout the skeletal remains of 114 Cabin Hill. They plug into power tools, air compressors and speakers blasting the background rock and roll. Wearing safety glasses and a tool belt equipped with a hammer, measuring tape and speed square, Amelia McCallister ‘12 pulls the trigger to roar up a saw. The board she cuts will support the new flooring for a faculty home on campus. McCallister is one of 13 students on the newly formed Rentals and Renovations Work Crew. Read more about the new crew and its supervisor, Paul Bobbitt.

Weekend @ Wilson – Register now

Come to campus June 25-27 for workshops, dances, dorm living and more. Visit Weekend @ Wilson for more information and to register.

Academic Capstone Carnival – May 3-4, 2010

All are welcome at the second annual Academic Capstone Carnival. For years, seniors at Warren Wilson have dedicated themselves to extraordinary and unique academic accomplishments. Often, however, these achievements have gone unnoticed by the broader community. Our seniors, who once labored in unrecognized isolation, now have an outlet where they can present and share their capstone academic efforts including research-based theses, creative projects and internships. All presentations will be held in Jensen Lecture Hall, room 308. Academic Capstone Carnival schedule. For more information, contact Ben Feinberg.

Alumni Notes

It’s never too late or too early to send your updates for the alumni notes in Owl & Spade. Take a few minutes to let us know about the latest developments in your life. Indicate dates and places of events so we get the facts straight. If you have a picture of an event or child, please send it along. Email your news, including your name, class year, address, email and phone number.

Got good stories?

Alumni Relations Work Crew student Alex Howard ’10 is collecting anecdotes and stories for an illustrated non-fiction book about the College. Stories can be any length and about anything related to Wilson. Perhaps you have a favorite anecdote from your time at the College, or a story you tell whenever you're describing Wilson to others. Please send them along. To submit a story, or to get further information, email Alex.

In the media

History/political science professor Melissa Blair at the Organization of American Historians' annual conference in Washington, DC

Warren Wilson honored for composting program

Warren Wilson students snag undergraduate research awards

He's definitely pro-growth: 'The Man in Overalls' [Nathan Ballentine ‘08] wants you to have a food garden

Dwayne Betts MFA ’10 wins Soros Justice Fellowship

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