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Snowy Fields

A snow scene from December 2009: Suicide Ridge & Night Pasture from College View.

November - December 2010

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Studying Art in Italy
Appalachian Music Faculty showcase
MFA Program for Writers remembers Steve Orlen
WWC senior receives Community Impact Student Award
Mallory McDuff in the Sustainability Speakers Series
2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards
Weekend@Wilson - June 24-26, 2011
Master of Arts in Teaching
Did you know?
Carter Center reception
In the media
Links

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Tuscan Landscape

Studying Art in Italy

Italy offers a remarkably rich experience for artists. Students in the spring 2010 study abroad course Art in Italy, taught by art faculty Leah Leitson and Dusty Benedict, experienced this first-hand. Students practiced their watercolor and ceramics techniques on campus, then traveled to La Meridiana, a ceramics school located in the Tuscan countryside, where they used the landscape and culture as inspiration for their art. Read more about Art in Italy.

Appalachian Music Faculty showcase

By Grace Hatton ‘14

On Nov. 4 a cold mountain wind was blowing, but at Sage Café WWC faculty provided a heartwarming celebration of Appalachian culture. The café filled with warmth and music as students, faculty, staff and others from the community gathered for the Appalachian Music Faculty Showcase. Rows of seats filled Sage Café to the door; photos of fall service break trips lined the walls. Wayne Erbsen, Phil Jamison, Kevin Kehrberg and Jeff Keith make up the Appalachian Music Faculty band that includes guitar, fiddle, double bass, mandolin and banjo. The band of bearded southern musicians played classic Appalachian music like “I Miss My Blue Ridge Home.” After each song, thunderous applause filled the small café. The gathering was a unique multicultural, multigenerational event that brought together mountain culture, the local community and the student body.

MFA Program for Writers remembers Steve Orlen

One of the College’s veteran MFA faculty members, poet Steve Orlen, died November 16 after battling lung cancer. Steve began teaching in what is now the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers in 1980, when the program was still based at Goddard College in Vermont. His first residency at Warren Wilson was in January 1982; he taught with us here for 25 semesters, most recently in the summer of 2008. Read “Practice,” Ellen Bryant Voigt's tribute to Steve, and other memories.

WWC senior receives Community Impact Student Award

Chloe Stuber ’11, from Savannah, Ga., has received North Carolina Campus Compact’s fifth Community Impact Student Award. Stuber was one of 34 N.C. college students who received the award for making significant, innovative contributions to their campus’ efforts to address local community needs. Awardees received a Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation from Gov. Beverly Perdue. Read more about Chloe Stuber.

Natural Saints

Mallory McDuff in the Sustainability Speakers Series

WWC Outdoor Leadership/Environmental Studies professor Mallory McDuff will speak January 31 at 7 p.m., in the College Chapel as part of the Environmental Leadership Center’s Sustainability Speaker Series. McDuff is the author of Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth, published by Oxford University Press. With two daughters in tow, she traveled across the country to document stories and strategies of faith communities integrating the environment into their ministries.

2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominations for 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards are now open. The last day to submit a nomination is Jan. 1, 2011.

Weekend@Wilson - June 24-26, 2011

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled weekend of workshops, BBQ, dorm living and music. Last year’s workshops ranged from blacksmithing and salsa dancing to touring local breweries. We’ll send more information this winter; in the meantime, email Ally Donlan with workshop ideas or questions.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The College’s new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is an intensive, one-year program leading to masters level N.C. licensure in the secondary teaching areas of English, mathematics, comprehensive science or comprehensive social studies. The program features a one-year internship in which students gain extensive experience in a high school classroom under the guidance of a mentor teacher. The MAT program begins June 2011. Applications are available and will be accepted until March 1, 2011. For more information, visit the MAT website or contact Grace Mitchell 828-771-3010.

Don't Quit Your Day Job

Did you know?

Dean of Work Ian Robertson wrote the foreword to Don't Quit your Day Job: Acclaimed Writers and the Day Jobs They Quit. Robertson’s foreword focuses on the value of work and includes many of his stories about work and Warren Wilson.

Carter Center reception

On Nov. 16 over 70 alumni, friends, prospective students, current parents and former parents gathered for a reception at The Carter Center in Atlanta. The reception was an opportunity for alumni and friends to reconnect and for prospective students and their families to learn more about the College. The highlight of the evening was a surprise visit by President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter. Curious about the event and the College, President Carter approached the reception table to ask questions and speak with Richard Blomgren, WWC Vice President for Advancement, Admission and Marketing. Rosalynn Carter plans to use lip balm made by the College’s Herb Crew to use as stocking stuffers this holiday season.

In the media

Katie Spotz ’08: The Adventurer in Glamour Women of the Year

In Memory of Steve Orlen (1942-2010)

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