Warren Wilson College’s “Power of Place” Lecture Series continues at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, with a presentation by conservationist Jay Leutze in Myron Boon Hall, on the College campus. The lecture is entitled “Zooming Out: Our Place in the Conservation Cosmos.”
Leutze is a Trustee of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and author of the bestselling book Stand Up that Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail. He is a spokesperson for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and is a nationally recognized advocate on behalf of public funding to help conserve special places in the Southern Appalachians.
The “Power of Place” Lecture Series is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, please visit https://www.warren-wilson.edu/2018/10/02/power-of-place-lecture-series-2018-19. On its website, Warren Wilson College describes the “Power of Place” as “a series of events celebrating Warren Wilson College’s history, with a focus on what it means to be located physically, ecologically, and culturally within the overlapping communities and territories that make up this special place.”
As an added benefit, those attending the lecture will have an opportunity to see Myron Boon Hall, the first new academic building constructed on the Warren Wilson campus in 18 years. The 15,000 square foot structure houses the College’s social sciences division, as well as its renowned Masters of Fine Arts program for writers. The building, which was designed to capture the beautiful views overlooking the farm, river and valley below, includes flexible space for meetings and a large multi-use atrium.