Archive for October, 2003
October 31, 2003
The election period for your Year 2004 Flexible Benefit Plan is here. If you pay for dependent health and/or dependent dental insurance on a pre-tax basis and want to continue payroll deduction of those premiums on a pre-tax basis, you do NOT need to sign a new election form. If you do not pay for these premiums on a pre-tax basis and wish to begin doing so, or if you want to change your pre-tax premium deduction to an after-tax deduction, you must sign a new election form this year. IF YOU DO NOT SIGN A NEW ELECTION FORM, NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE TO THE MANNER IN WHICH YOUR PREMIUMS ARE DEDUCTED FOR NEXT YEAR.
In addition, this is the time for EVERYONE to enroll, or re-enroll in the Medical Reimbursement and Dependent Care Reimbursement plans. With a Flexible Spending Account you can set aside a portion of each paycheck for Dependent Care Expenses and Unreimbursed Medical Expenses. This amount is deducted from your paycheck before taxes are calculated, so the taxes you owe should decrease.
AFLAC administers our flexible spending accounts and will have a representative available in the Board Room in New Garden Hall to guide you through the election process. The dates and times available are Dec. 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in 15-minute intervals. Please call the Office of Human Resources at extension 2134/2136/2138 to schedule an appointment with the representative.
AFLAC Voluntary Insurance Plans that are available to employees include: (1) Cancer Expense Protector Plan, (2) Intensive/Coronary Care Supplement, (3) Voluntary Indemnity Plan Hospital Income Supplement, (4) Personal Accident Expense Plus, (5) Personal Short-Term Disability, (6) Life Insurance and (7) Personal Recovery Plus (Heart/Stroke).
Anyone unable to meet with the AFLAC Representative can contact Human Resources for assistance. Election forms must be completed before Dec. 12.
October 30, 2003
Athletic Director MARION KIRBY announced the appointment of three assistant coaches to the Quakers’ staff Oct. 30: WILL FICKES (assistant men’s basketball), ANDY ROWE (assistant men’s lacrosse), and KATIE RICE ’03 (assistant women’s lacrosse).
Fickes comes to Guilford from Methodist where he served as a volunteer assistant men’s basketball coach for the Monarchs’ 2003 regular-season Dixie Conference championship team. The Raleigh, N.C., native coached the girls’ basketball team at Broughton High School, his alma mater, in 2000-01 and assisted the boys’ basketball team at Apex High School from 1998-2000. After starting his college career at UNC Wilmington, Fickes graduated from Emory & Henry in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He played two seasons with the Wasps’ basketball team and captained the soccer team for a year. Fickes’ list of instructional experiences includes college basketball camps at UNC Chapel Hill, Utah, UNC Wilmington and High Point. He will assist first-year men’s basketball coach TOM PALOMBO.
Rowe graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in government and politics. A two-time United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) honorable mention All-America pick, Rowe helped the Battling Bishops to a 45-14 record in his four seasons and led the midfielders in scoring his last three years. His teams won three North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) titles and reached the NCAA Division III playoffs in 2000 and 2003. He played in the 2003 STX/USILA North-South All-Star Game, netting a goal for the winning South side. Rowe earned First-Team All-NCAC honors in 2002 and 2003 and placed second among the league’s goal scorers in 2003. He tallied 100 goals and 24 assists in his career. Rowe tied Ohio Wesleyan’s record for goals in a game with a seven-goal outburst in the Bishops’ win over Stevens Tech March 12, 2003. He had a career-high 44 goals and eight helpers for a personal-best 52 points as a junior. The St. Louis, Mo., native Rowe graduated from Penfield (N.Y.) High School in 1999 and will assist first-year head coach JOHN BURKE ’88.
Rice, who will assist TARA CAMINITI-RAGGETT, graduated from Guilford in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology. The Chestertown, Md., native earned four varsity letters for the Quakers and captained the team her final two years. A 2003 honorable mention All-ODAC pick, she began her career as a defender, but moved to the midfield and attack for her last two seasons. Rice started all 53 contests in her career and compiled 37 points on 27 goals and 10 assists. Her 119 career ground balls rank fourth on Guilford’s all-time list. She made three appearances on Guilford’s Student-Athlete Honor Roll and earned a spot on the 2002-03 Academic All-ODAC Team. Rice graduated from Kent County High School where she lettered in four sports, including four years with the lacrosse team.
October 30, 2003
VERNIE DAVIS and SCOTT PRYOR ’02 made a poster presentation, “Truth & Reconciliation: Will Greensboro Spark a Movement?” at the Association of Conflict Resolution annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 16-18. While at the meeting, Vernie caught up with MARK WILSON ’00, who is now working in the national office of the Association of Conflict Resolution.
Vernie Davis was on a panel at Swarthmore College and Pendle Hill on “Living Friends’ Testimonies in a Violent World” Oct. 23. The panel was part of a series on “Walking the Way of Peace: Peacebuilding in a Violent World.”
October 30, 2003
GEOFF LEISTER’s father PAUL J. LEISTER died Oct. 26 in Charlotte, N.C. A memorial mass was held Oct. 30 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Charlotte, where he was a member and volunteered as a facility maintenance coordinator. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Lockbourne, Ohio, at a later date.
Paul Leister was retired from Pure Oil-Union Oil Company after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Happy Timers Group of St Ann’s Church. During his retirement, he took classes in photography, ceramics, woodworking and art. His hobbies were playing golf, tennis and watercolor painting.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1820 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC, 28204, or to St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte, NC, 28209 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
In addition to Geoff and his wife LINDA, Paul’s wife CELESTINE H. LEISTER, and other family members survive him. Our sympathy is with the Leister family.
October 30, 2003
The History Committee of the Anti-racism Team will sponsor a forum entitled “The History of the Integration of Guilford College” Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.
The event is the fourth in a series of five public forums this fall and will be in the second-floor gallery of Founders Hall. All are encouraged to attend.
On Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., Peggy McIntosh of Wellesley College will speak in Dana Auditorium. She is the author of a well-known essay entitled “White Privilege.”
For more information, contact JUDY HARVEY ’73 by calling 316-2433 or e-mailing email@example.com.
October 29, 2003
Project Community’s annual Halloween party is happening this evening, but it’s not too late to help out. Special thanks to everyone who has already volunteered to pass out candy in Shore, Milner, and Binford. Project Community staff will be delivering trick-or-treat candy to the dorm rooms of volunteers between 1 and 4 p.m. today, along with pumpkins for your doors. Call ext. 2137 with any questions or to volunteer.
October 29, 2003
Guilford will host free public showings of four films as part of the 17th annual Latin American Film and Video Festival in November.
The festival will run Nov. 2-17 and is entitled “Chile: 30 Years of Memory.” Films focusing on Latin American dictatorships and power struggles will be shown on various college and university campuses in the state. Films in Spanish have English subtitles. Discussions will follow each of the showings.
The following festival presentations will be in the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium of the Frank Family Science Center at Guilford:
Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Films introduced by ANORE HORTON and SYLVIA TRELLES.
“Una foto que recorre el mundo” (The Photo that Went Around the World) – This 15-minute film directed by Pedro Chaskel focuses on the single, iconic image of Ernesto “Che” Guevara that has been remembered, revered and reproduced over the years. Photographer Alberto Korda recounts his feelings at the moment he snapped the world-famous photo. A fast-paced collage of images follows, showing how the photo was used internationally as a symbol of inspiration in liberation and human rights struggles.
“Fidel” – This 91-minute film directed by Estela Bravo is an intimate portrait of the Cuban revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro. Bravo presents rare interviews with Castro and footage of him swimming with bodyguards, visiting his childhood home and school and trading jokes with his friend, Nelson Mandela. It introduces a positive portrayal of Castro rarely shown in the United States.
Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Film introduced by MARIA AMADO.
October 29, 2003
All Guilford staff and faculty should have received donation forms and brochures for this year’s United Way and Earth Share campaign. Please turn in your donations by Nov. 7 to Human Resources or to GREG KEENER or DAVE LIMBURG. Thank you very much for your contributions to this effort.
October 29, 2003
The men’s basketball team will participate in two events this weekend aimed at introducing the team and first-year coach TOM PALOMBO to the community. Both campus events are free and open to the public.
The men’s team will join with the women’s team to distribute candy to local youth on Halloween from 6-8 p.m. Trick-or-treaters are invited to meet the teams in the first floor lobby of Alumni Gym.
On Nov. 1, the men’s team will conduct an intrasquad scrimmage in the Ragan-Brown Field House at 7 p.m. The contest will include Old Dominion Athletic Conference officials and give fans a chance to see the 2003-04 edition of the Quakers. Guilford officially opens the season Nov. 21 in a tournament hosted by Franklin & Marshall, and plays its first home game Dec. 3 against Washington and Lee.
The Quakers return 10 letter winners from last year’s 12-14 team, which earned the fifth seed for the ODAC Tournament, its highest seeding in school history. Another letter winner, 6-4 forward THOMAS SWINDELL ’04, also returned to the team this year after spending 2002-03 studying in Spain.
For more information these events, please contact assistant coach TIM KAINE at 316-2175.
October 29, 2003
Friends Center, Campus Ministry, and Peace & Conflict Studies are sponsoring “Eyewitness to the Middle East: Reports from Israel, Palestine, and Iraq,” Nov. 10-13. Speakers with intimate knowledge of the complexities of the conflict in the Middle East will share their insights in a series of public presentations, classroom visits, and informal forums. Each has recently lived and worked in the region; all have been directly involved in the issues and concerns of people in Israel, the Palestinian territories, and Iraq. All programs are free and open to the public:
7:30 p.m. Rabbi Andy Koren, “Understanding the Concerns and Hopes of Israel.” Bryan Auditorium. Rabbi Koren is the director of education for Temple Emanuel in Greensboro.
4 p.m. Tea and discussion with Art and Peggy Gish, Christian communitarians and members of Christian Peacemaker Teams. The Hut. Peggy was with a CPT delegation in Baghdad during and after the war; Art serves with CPT in Hebron each year.
7 p.m. Peggy Gish, “Baghdad in Wartime.” Founders Gallery.
4 p.m. Art Gish, “Hebron as a Microcosm of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict.” The Hut.
7:30 p.m. Art and Peggy Gish, “Doing Conflict Resolution in the Middle East.” Boren Lounge of Founders Hall.
4 p.m. Tea and discussion with Jean Zaru, clerk of the Ramallah Friends Meeting; board member of Sabeel, the ecumenical liberation theology center in Jerusalem. The Hut.
7 p.m. Jean Zaru, “A Palestinian Quaker Pacifist Looks at the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict.” Founders Gallery.
For more information, contact MAX CARTER by calling 316-2445 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.