Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, 2017
Friday, September. 30 – Sunday, October. 2, 2016
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This year’s highlights include the following events. Click for details and description:
|Friday, September 30|
|Registration||8:30 a.m.-4 p.m||Orr Cottage|
|Bannerman Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament||8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.||Black Mountain Golf Course|
|Campus Bookstore||9 a.m.-4 p.m.||Lower Gladfelter|
|Elizabeth Holden Gallery- A Place in Space||10 a.m.-5 p.m.||Elizabeth Holden Gallery|
|Green Walkabout||10-11 a.m.||Orr Cottage Patio|
|Service of Remembrance||10:30 a.m.-Noon||WWC Cemetery on Dillingham Circle|
|Garden Market||11 a.m.-1 p.m.||Gladfelter Patio|
|Poetry and Fiction Reading||2 p.m.||Sage Cafe|
|Art Alumni Reception||3-5 p.m.||Elizabeth Holden Gallery|
|Natural Science Alumni Reception||3-5 p.m.||Ferguson Courtyard|
|What's up in the Work Program?||3-5 p.m.||Work Program Office|
|LGBTQ Alumni & Student Mixer||3-5 p.m.||Center for Gender and Relationships|
|Shabbat Social with WWC Kehila Hillel||4-4:45 p.m.||Garden Cabin|
|Cross Country "Fighting Owls Invitational"||5 p.m.||Big Berea Pasture (Dam Pasture trail area)|
|BBQ Dinner||5-6:30 p.m.||Farm|
|Athletics Hall of Fame Induction||6:30-8:30 p.m.||DeVries Gym|
|Bonfire (weather permitting)||Dusk||Farm|
|Men's Basketball vs. Alumni||8:30 p.m.||DeVries Gym|
|Saturday, October 1st|
|5K Fun Run||8 a.m.||DeVries Gym|
|Homecoming Registration||9:30-11:30 a.m.||Gladfelter Lobby|
|Campus Bookstore||10 a.m. - 4 p.m.||Lower Gladfelter|
|Elizabeth Holden Gallery- A Place in Space||10 a.m.-5 p.m.||Elizabeth Holden Gallery|
|Alumni Lunch and Awards Ceremony||11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.||Canon Lounge, Gladfelter|
|Festival on the Field||Noon-4:30 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|WWC Women's Soccer vs. Pikeville University||1 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Team of Excellence Award||Between Games||Soccer Field|
|WWC Men's Soccer vs. Pikeville University||3 p.m.||Soccer Field|
|Social Work Alumni Reception and Phi Alpha Induction Ceremony||4:30 p.m.||Orr Cottage Patio|
|President's Reception: Owl & Spade Preview Party||4:30-6 p.m.||Private Donor Event|
|A Taste of Wilson Reunion Party||6-10 p.m.||Bryson and Formal Gardens|
|50th Reunion Dinner - Class of 1966||6:30 p.m.||Ransom Fellowship Hall|
|Sunday October 2nd|
|Choir Rehearsal||9:30 a.m.||WWC Chapel|
|Brunch||10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.||Gladfelter|
|Church Service followed by a Potluck Dinner||11 a.m.-1 p.m.||WWC Chapel and Ransom Fellowship Hall|
Friday, September 30
Bannerman Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Have fun shooting a round of golf in support of scholarships! Registration fee includes breakfast, one mulligan and one red tee, greens fees, cart and lunch at the Black Mountain Golf Course. Please arrange your own transportation to the golf course for this event. Cost: $75 ($300/foursome).
Green Walkabout©, 10:00 a.m.
You’re invited for a campus stroll to learn about sustainability technologies and practices WWC employs every day. The tour includes stops at the college farm, garden, recycling and composting operations. All tours start on the Orr Cottage Patio outside Admissions. The walkabouts will stick to campus roads and walkways, which are hilly. Wear comfortable shoes.
Service of Remembrance, 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Join us as we remember those who have gone before us in Warren Wilson College history. There will also be a special recognition of Alma Shippy, the first black student ever admitted to an all-white private college in the South. It was an historic event occurring prior to the Brown vs. Board of Education decision of 1954. Gather outside the Chapel at 10:15 a.m. if you would like to ride the shuttle to the service. Otherwise meet at the Warren Wilson College Cemetery on Dillingham Circle at 10:30 a.m.
Garden Market, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Meander through the Garden Market in front of Gladfelter and see freshly harvested food from our Garden. You can purchase garden items and take a taste of Warren Wilson home with you.
Poetry and Fiction Reading, 2:00 p.m.
Warren Wilson College’s highly-regarded Master of Fine Arts Program for Writers celebrated its 40th anniversary this summer. The College’s undergraduate Creative Writing department, originally developed by MFA alumna Ann Turkle, continues to benefit from the renowned MFA Program through the program alumni appointed annually as the Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow, through MFA faculty who serve as visiting writers-in-residence, and through the Residency Class offered to a select group of undergraduate students each January. We invite you to experience the writing side of Warren Wilson, featuring:
Debra Allbery: Program Director since 2009 and MFA faculty member since 1995
Gary Hawkins: WWC MFA 1995 and WWC Associate Dean
Alain Park: WWC MFA 2013 and current Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow
Rachel Himmelheber, Undergraduate Creative Writing faculty, Fiction, and Department Chair
Catina Bacote, Undergraduate Creative Writing faculty, Nonfiction
Art Alumni Reception, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Gather with art alumni and professors at Elizabeth Holden Gallery.
What’s up in the Work Program?, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Have questions about what’s going on in the world program? Chat with Vice President for Applied Learning, Cathy Kramer, and Associate Dean of Work, Paul Bobbit about how students work on campus. Can’t make it during this time? Catch Cathy at Festival on the Field on Saturday.
Shabbat Social with WWC Kehila Hillel, 4:00-4:45 p.m.
The WWC Kehila Hillel and WWC Spiritual Life are hosting a Shabbat social from 4:00-4:45 pm before the college picnic at the Garden Cabin. Kehila means “community” in hebrew and Hillel is a Jewish college student association. Bring in the Shabbat with sabbath songs, blessings, challah, and meeting new and old friends. Share in the pre-celebration of the upcoming Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) with local apples and honey. We will then head down to the farm for dinner and celebrations with all. Shabbat Shalom! For more information, contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie at email@example.com.
BBQ Dinner, Music, and Bonfire 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Head down to the Farm for our traditional feast of freshly smoked pulled pork or barbecued tofu. Local bands will provide lively entertainment and music for dancing. A bonfire will keep us warm as the sun sets and wagon rides are offered too, weather permitting. It’s an event for the entire campus, so students, staff and faculty are invited to join in the fun. Food service from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Cost: Adults, $15; $17 day of event; Children 7-12, $6 Students & Children under 6, Free.
Athletics Hall of Fame Induction, 6:30 p.m.
The Warren Wilson College Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place in DeVries Gymnasium (alumni basketball game to follow at approximately 8:30 pm). We will be honoring Al Mack ’76, Harry Mills ’83, Audrey (Lowney) Sloan ’78, Ron Wilson, and Loci Zsuppan ‘02.
Saturday, October 1
5K Fun Run, 8:00 a.m.
Enjoy a peaceful 3.1 mile run or walk around the Warren Wilson campus. Meet in front of DeVries Gym to register and take your mark. The course will be marked, and all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. Registration fees ($5) and all additional donations support the WWC Athletics Fund.
Alumni Lunch and Awards Ceremony, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Join your classmates for great food and fellowship in Canon Lounge. Each decade will have tables to gather together, from the GAR to the 2000’s. At 12:30 p.m., we will honor our alumni award recipients and introduce new and current alumni board members. Alumni award winners include the following: Lee Self ’57 (Distinguished Alumni Award), Amy ’00 and Jamie Ager ’00, Mollie Costello ’94 (Distinguished Community Service Award), Joel Adams, and Jim and Kay Layman (Distinguished Service Award), and Katie Maloney ’04 and Omar Barnaby ’05 (Young Alumni Award). Space is limited and preregistration is required. Cost: $17.00
Festival on the Field, Noon-4:30p.m.
Festival on the Field is a time to indulge in many of the great things Warren Wilson has to offer – sports, food, music, crafts, and fun! Head out to the soccer fields to enjoy an afternoon cheering on the WWC Soccer teams. Then peruse unique crafts by students and alumni artisans that are available for purchase. Or try delicious foods prepared by students, staff vendors and local food trucks.
1:00 p.m.: Women’s Soccer team plays Pikeville University
Between Games: The 1975 Men’s Soccer Team receives the Team of Excellence Award.
3:00 p.m.: Men’s Soccer team plays Pikeville University
Social Work Alumni Reception and Phi Alpha Induction Ceremony, 4:30 p.m.
The social work department invites all its alumni to attend a reception and the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society induction ceremony at the Orr Cottage Patio.
50th Reunion Dinner, 6:30 p.m.
The class of 1966, along with 1964, 1965 and 1967 alumni, will celebrate their 50th reunions. The evening begins in the Ransom Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. for a “Meet and Greet” reception. Dinner and program follow at 7:00 p.m. Cost: $28.00.
Taste of Wilson Reunion Party and Retirement Celebration for Rodney Lytle ’73, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Whether it’s been one year since you graduated or more than 40, come celebrate with your friends and raise a toast to Rodney Lytle who is retiring after 46 years! We will be paying a special tribute to our milestone 10 & 25th reunion years. (The 50th reunion, including the 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967 classes, will have a separate celebration at the Ransom Fellowship Hall). Enjoy food and beverages from some of our beloved alumni. Come eat, drink and have a HOOT of a time! Located in Bryson Hall and the Formal Gardens. Cost: Adults, $35; Children 7-12, $15; Children under 6, free.
Sunday, October 2
Choir Rehearsal, Church Service, Potluck Dinner, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Join your classmates for song and worship followed by a potluck dinner sponsored by the congregation of the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church at the College Chapel.
Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Brunch in Gladfelter will be available, pay at the door.