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Homecoming Picnic

Warren Wilson offered an impressive range of activities for Homecoming and Family Weekend. Golf, rafting, hiking, art, music, sports and the barbecue on the farm —
it was quite a weekend. See photos here. [Photo by Sara Blandin ’14 & Media Crew]

October 2013

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Campus tree analysis receives national sustainability award
Writing professor receives N.C. Arts Council fellowship
Fall Open House on Nov. 9
On the road with Admission and Alumni
“Jefferson Pinder: WORK” on display at Holden Art Gallery
Rasmussen ’11 in the West Bank
“Standing Up Mountains” to be presented Nov. 5
2014 Athletics Hall of Fame nominations
Sitar master to present lecture and demonstration
In the media
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Campus tree analysis receives national sustainability award

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recognized the College for having a 2013 Best Case Study. The College was cited for its Center Campus Tree Inventory and Carbon Sequestration/Storage Analysis, conducted by the Landscaping Crew in partnership with the N.C. Forest Service. The analysis will guide future management decisions on campus with the goal of improving human health, environmental quality and aesthetic value. Click here for a detailed project description.

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Catherine Reid

Writing professor receives N.C. Arts Council fellowship

Writing professor Catherine Reid has guided and influenced any number of aspiring young writers at the College since joining the faculty in 2006 and also directing the undergraduate writing program. But that hardly means Reid’s own notable writing career has lapsed — far from it.

Case in point: Reid is among 15 artists from across North Carolina to receive the 2013 — 2014 N.C. Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award in the categories of songwriting, composing and writing. The fellowships support creative development and the creation of new work. Reid’s award specifically honors and supports her work in the category of Literature – Creative Nonfiction.

Reid told the arts council, “Early in my writing life, I focused on fiction and poetry, but creative nonfiction got me by the throat, demanding the kind of honesty and rigor that gave new meaning to the act of sitting down to write.”

Read more about Reid and the fellowship awards here.

Fall Open House on Nov. 9

Fall Open House on Saturday, Nov. 9, will include new opportunities for prospective students and their families. A variety of Wilson Samplers, at a number of locations across campus, will showcase various aspects of campus life, including facets of the academic and work programs as well as campus fitness/recreational opportunities. The College’s Green Walkabout, telling the story of sustainability, also will be offered. To make Fall Open House reservations, call 800-934-3536 or email visit@warren-wilson.edu.

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On the road with Admission and Alumni

The Admission and Alumni offices will be hosting several events across the country, from Portland and Seattle to Baltimore and Atlanta and more. These receptions provide an opportunity for you to meet prospective Warren Wilson students as well as alumni, parents and friends, and to hear an update on what’s happening at the College. Click here to see a list of events and to let us know you’re coming.

“Jefferson Pinder: WORK” on display at Holden Art Gallery

“Jefferson Pinder: WORK, Video and Performance Artworks, 2003-2012,” an exhibition curated by art history professor Julie Levin Caro, will be on display until Nov. 19 at Warren Wilson’s Elizabeth Holden Art Gallery. A curator’s talk by Caro will be Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Holden Auditorium, followed by Pinder’s artist talk Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in Canon Lounge. For more information call the Holden Art Center at 828-771-3038.

Rasmussen ’11 in the West Bank

2011 graduate Rachel Rasmussen has taken her academic focus in global and environmental studies abroad with an immersion experience in the West Bank through a peacemaking organization called Christian Peacemaker Teams. After spending time in the West Bank with Christian Peacemaker Teams, she is now taking Arabic classes for three months at a local university. For more stories and pictures of Rachel's experience in the West Bank, visit her blog.

“Standing Up Mountains” to be presented Nov. 5

“Standing Up Mountains: The Power of the Law and Grassroots Activism to Save Sacred Places,” will be presented by Jay Leutze and David Ray on Nov. 5. The presentation, free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. in Canon Lounge. A book signing will follow.

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2014 Athletics Hall of Fame nominations

The Athletics Hall of Fame committee is now accepting nominations for the 2014 inductees. The Warren Wilson College Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes the extraordinary efforts and achievements of athletes, coaches, teams, and contributors and reinforces a sense of history, tradition and respect for intercollegiate athletics. The nomination categories are Alumni or Contributing Athlete, Athletic Program Contributor, and Unique Athletic or Contributor Excellence. Click here to view the 2014 nomination form and induction criteria. Nominations will close February 4, 2014.

Sitar master to present lecture and demonstration

Pandit Sugato Nag, sitar master from Kolkata, India, is presenting two events Nov. 3 in Swannanoa and Black Mountain with Nitin Mitta, tabla. At 3:30 p.m., a lecture demonstration will be presented in Canon Lounge. The demonstration is free and open to community members.

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