Archive for September, 2003
September 30, 2003
Ken Burn’s latest documentary film, “Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip,” will debut Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. on UNC-TV (Time Warner cable channel 4 locally). It will be rebroadcast Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.
Tom Hanks provides the voice of Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson, a Vermont doctor who drove cross country from San Francisco to New York City in 63 days. What’s amazing is that he accomplished this in 1903 — with no gas stations, no road maps as we know them today and only 150 miles of paved roads in the entire nation.
For detail on this new film, visit www.pbs.org/horatio.
In addition, UNC-TV will rebroadcast the following documentaries by Burns prior to his visit to Guilford Nov. 6 for a Bryan Series lecture:
Oct. 7, 9 p.m. — “Lewis & Clark” (Part 1) www.pbs.org/lewisandclark
Oct. 8, 9 p.m. — “Lewis & Clark” (Part 2)
Oct. 13, 9 p.m. — “The West” (Part 1) www.pbs.org/weta/thewest
Oct. 20, 9 p.m. — “The West” (Part 2)
Oct. 27, 9 p.m. — “The West” (Part 3)
Nov. 3, 9 p.m. — “The West” (Part 4)
The Bryan Series is a sponsor of “Horatio’s Drive” and “The West.”
September 30, 2003
The film festival accompanying lectures in the Bryan Series this fall will feature three award-winning documentaries by Ken Burns in October. The first showing is Oct. 6. Burns will visit Guilford Nov. 6 to meet with students and deliver a lecture entitled “American Trilogy.”
All showings are in Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium and are free and open to the public. They will run about two hours each.
On Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m., Episode 5 of “Jazz” will be shown. The episode is entitled “Swing: Pure Pleasure,” covering the years 1935-37 and featuring the music of Benny Goodman and Billie Holliday. For detail, visit www.pbs.org/jazz.
On. Oct. 24 at 8 p.m., Inning 6 of “Baseball” will be shown. The episode is entitled “The National Pastime,” covering the years 1940-50 and featuring Joe DiMaggio and Jackie Robinson. For detail, visit www.pbs.org/kenburns/baseball.
On Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m., Episode 1 of “Civil War” will be shown. The episode is entitled “The Cause,” covering 1861 and featuring Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and other key figures. For detail, visit www.pbs.org/civilwar.
Join us for an overview of Burns’ work prior to his visit to campus.
September 30, 2003
Guilford students and employees are invited to enjoy free admission to the Oct. 4 football game between the Quakers and Greensboro College at Jamieson Stadium on the Grimsley High campus. Fans who bring at least two canned goods to the game will receive one complimentary admission to the contest.
The game is known as the Gate City Soup Bowl and the food received will be donated to Greensboro Urban Ministry. Tickets without canned goods cost $5, $3 for students. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Please support the football team and this worthy cause.
September 29, 2003
SUE SILER, formerly of the Center for Continuing Education and the Office of the Vice President for Finance, retired about five years ago. The widow of LEON SILER, Sue is marrying ELWOOD MITCHELL, a longtime family friend and widower, Oct. 4 at Trinity Church on West Friendly Avenue. Their new address will be 19 Brookway Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410, telephone 851-0222. Congratulations to Sue and Elwood!
September 26, 2003
ANNE (JONES) ADEBAHR’s husband, HERBERT FREDERICH ADEBAHR, died Aug. 25 in Bedford, Va. Many will remember Anne Jones Adebahr as a member of Guilford’s Institutional Advancement staff. Sadly, she and Herb Adebahr were married only a few short years. A memorial service was held Aug. 29 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bedford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center of the Roanoke Valley, S. Jefferson at Belleview Street SE, Roanoke, VA 24011. Any who would like to be in touch with Anne Adebahr may contact her at: 5035 Old Country Road, Bedford, VA 24523. Our sympathy is with Anne and her family.
September 26, 2003
“Art Sandwiched-In,” a series of weekly lunchtime talks with the artists participating in the Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition, begins Oct. 8. The talks will be held from 12:30-1:15 p.m. on selected Wednesdays through early December.
Those interested in attending the talks may bring their lunch or enjoy sandwiches and drinks provided by the gallery. Both the exhibition and the discussions offer opportunities to consider new developments in the work of these artists and to become acquainted with new art faculty members. The artists are exhibiting a range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, black and white photography and ceramics.
Here is the schedule for the talks:
September 26, 2003
The Guilford College Art Gallery is presenting recent works by Art Department faculty in a biennial exhibition through Dec. 12. The artists are exhibiting a range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and ceramics. The opening reception for the artists was Oct. 2.
“Art Sandwiched-In,” a series of weekly lunchtime gallery talks with the artists, will be held from 12:30-1:15 p.m. on selected Wednesdays throughout the duration of the exhibition. Both the exhibition and the discussions offer opportunities to consider new developments in the work of these artists and to become acquainted with new art faculty members.
Faculty exhibitors are:
MAIA DERY (photography). Gallery talk: Dec. 3. A visiting part-time lecturer teaching photography, Dery earned her B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and an M.A.L.S. from Duke University, and also studied at the Maine Photographic Workshop. Her photographs have been published in magazines and books, and she is the author of An Adventure Guide to the Triangle. Dery will be exhibiting black and white photographs depicting shorelines from around the United States.
TODD DRAKE (painting). Gallery talk: Oct. 29. Drake, a visiting part-time lecturer teaching modern art history, will exhibit paintings that juxtapose randomness and narrative imagery. Drake earned an M.F.A. in painting from UNCG in 1990. He also teaches at High Point University and exhibits his paintings nationally.
JAMES C. MCMILLAN (painting). Gallery talk: Nov. 19. Emeritus Professor of Art McMillan retired from Guilford in 1988, but returned last year to offer a course in African-American art history. McMillan earned his B.A. in art from Howard University, followed by a fellowship at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. His studies continued later at the Academie Julien in Paris, France, and at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., where he completed his M.F.A. in sculpture. He will be exhibiting paintings.
DAVID NEWTON (sculpture). Gallery talk: Nov. 12. The newest member of the department, Newton joined the faculty this fall. He earned his M.F.A. in sculpture from Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, with additional studies at the Art Students League and the Rhode Island School of Design. David has taught at the University of Rhode Island, the University of Connecticut and the Rhode Island School of Design. He served as interim academic director at the Lacoste School of the Arts in Valcluse, France. Newton’s work has been exhibited nationally and is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York. His media for the non-representational works in this exhibition are predominantly wood, marble, steel and fiberglass.
ROY NYDORF (drawing). Gallery talk: Nov. 5. Nydorf’s recent work focuses on two different themes: one series involves larger-than-life pastel renditions of butterflies and moths, and the other represents imaginary groups of bathers inspired by visits to ancient baths in Italy. Nydorf, who earned his M.F.A. with honors from Yale University and B.A. from the State University of New York, also studied at the Art Students League. He has been on the faculty since 1978 and is a full professor.
CHARLES TEFFT ’97 (ceramics). Gallery talk: Oct. 22. Tefft’s new forms and glazes are influenced and inspired by a family of Carolina wrens nesting in his studio. A continuing part-time lecturer and director of the college’s ceramics program, he earned a B.F.A. with honors from Guilford in 1997. His work has been published in Wheel Thrown Ceramics and The Ceramic Design Book, both published by Lark Books.
ADELE WAYMAN (painting). Gallery talk: Oct. 8. Drawn to patterns of light, textures of bark and foliage and gestures of trees, Wayman will exhibit recent paintings that are direct responses to nature and inspired by her new studio in the North Carolina woods. The H. Curt and Patricia S. Hege Professor of Art, Wayman joined Guilford in 1973 and currently chairs the department. Wayman earned her M.F.A. from UNCG and her B.A. from Vassar College.
The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday afternoons from 2-5 p.m. It will be closed for the college
September 25, 2003
The Department of Theatre Studies presents “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead” by William Mastrosimone Oct. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. in Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium.
Directed by AMANDA ROOP ’01, the play examines gun violence in schools. It is set in the cell of 14-year-old Josh the night after he kills five fellow students. His victims appear around him on stage as figments of his imagination and ask “why?” Josh finally confronts his choice and recognizes how many lives have been changed by his personal choice.
“Amanda sees the production as an evaluation of our society’s response to individual accountability, especially as it pertains to school-aged children,” said JACK ZERBE, professor of theatre studies.
The workshop production includes cast members from The Early College at Guilford.
Complimentary seating for Guilford faculty and staff will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations for Triad Health Project’s youth outreach program, “Lifeguards,” will be accepted at the door.
Faculty and staff may reserve a block of 10 or more tickets for $1 each by calling the box office at 316-2414 and leaving a message with name, number of tickets and contact information. Unpaid tickets will be held until 7:50 p.m. the night of the performance.
September 25, 2003
KEISHA CHAPMAN, assistant director of human resources, is Guilford’s latest participant in Leadership Greensboro, a program of the Greensboro Area Chamber of Commerce.
Chapman will meet regularly with the Leadership Greensboro class of 2004 beginning with a retreat Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at The Summit, a conference center in Browns Summit. Throughout the next nine months, the group will have hands-on experiences learning about city government and local organizations and preparing for servant leadership.
The first class of Leadership Greensboro was in 1976. In the ensuing 27 years, more than 800 individuals have participated in the program. Participants examine their view of themselves, the community and the group. The program is designed to provide an overview of leadership skills and how to work effectively in groups.
Chapman has been employed by Guilford since November 2000. She was promoted to the assistant director
September 25, 2003
MIKE KETCHUM ’78′s mother, BARBARA MARCUM KETCHUM, died Sept. 22 in Cocoa, Fla. Memorial services will be held Sept. 26 at Grace United Methodist Church of Merritt Island. A native of Dunlow, W. Va., she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She dedicated her life to caring for her family.
Barbara Ketchum is survived by her husband of 53 years, BILL “COACH” KETCHUM, four children, as well as a large extended family. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Francis, P.O. Box 5563, Titusville, FL 32783. Our sympathy is with Mike, BELINDA and their children MATT and LILLY.