Archive for February, 2004
February 27, 2004
TIM LINDEMAN gave a presentation to a UNCG School of Music class Feb. 23 entitled “Seminar in Career Development.” Tim spoke on the role of the music critic in society and how to balance the demands of being a teacher, musician, scholar, writer and maintaining a family. On Feb. 21, Tim helped judge the Greensboro Music Teachers Association annual competition in which more than 400 music students of all ages and levels play for ratings and comments.
February 26, 2004
Librarians, faculty and students have all been excited by Hege Library’s newest access tool, Journal Finder, which allows users to explore whether we have specific periodical literature available online, in print, or in other near-by libraries.
Recently, however, reference librarians have noticed a heightened level of frustration among students based on their misconception that Journal Finder will guarantee them instant full-text. When linking to Journal Finder from a bibliographic record in databases such as PsycInfo and MLA International Bibliography, students may often find that the full-text article is not automatically available in online or print format. Journal Finder will, however, give students a link to an electronic Interlibrary Loan Request Form which can be filled out and submitted. Library staff can then attain a copy of the article for the student. Currently, the interlibrary loan process can take anywhere from a few days to over a week. We expect to reduce this in most cases to 1-2 days when we implement the Ariel interlibrary loan system later this semester.
Please be aware that PsycInfo and MLA International Bibliography are indexing and abstracting databases. As such, they will provide citations to sources, abstracts, relevant subject headings, and links to Journal Finder. However, do not expect the instant full-text you often find when searching largely full-text databases such as Academic Search Elite, InfoTrac OneFile, or Research Library. Journal Finder can facilitate linking to full text but in subject specific research databases such as PsycInfo and MLA International Bibliography, a reduced proportion of search results will have full text available for linking.
Faculty can also help reduce anxiety by remembering to calculate the time it takes to get material on interlibrary loan when you can anticipate that this will be needed for your students’ research. Thank you for your help and understanding in the effective use of Journal Finder.
February 26, 2004
A.J. ROBERTSON ’04 earned the 2003-04 Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award and joined JENNIE KEICHLINE ’04 on the Second Team All-ODAC squad at the league’s annual banquet Feb. 25 in the Salem Civic Center.
Robertson is the first recipient of the league’s scholar-athlete prize, which was selected by the league’s sports information directors from a ballot comprised of nominees who maintained at least a 3.2 grade point average. Nominees were academic juniors or seniors and starters or key reserves on their basketball teams. Each school could nominate one player.
A second-team all-conference player last season, Robertson leads the Quakers in scoring (11.4 ppg.) and three-point field goals (52). She earned the league’s Player of the Week Award Feb. 16 and a spot on the Marymount Tip-Off Classic All-Tournament squad. The 5-10 guard set school standards for three-pointers in a season (52) and career (118) this year and also holds the Quakers’ marks for three-point attempts in a season (132) and career (.344). She ranks second among ODAC three-point field goals per game leaders (2.26) and third in three-point field-goal percentage (.394). Robertson has led Guilford’s scorers six times and has 16 games with 10 points or more.
Off the court, Robertson maintains a 3.94 grade point average with a triple major in biology, chemistry and health sciences. She has been on Guilford’s dean’s list seven times in as many chances and received Guilford’s Dana Scholarship and Milner Academic Excellence Award. A recipient of Guilford’s 2002-03 Best Undergraduate Female Athlete Award, she also won the 2003 English Athletic Leadership Award, the school’s highest athletic honor. Robertson is a two-time First Team Academic All-District III selection and a standout volleyball player for the Quakers.
Keichline has enjoyed the finest of her four seasons with the Quakers. The 6-0 post player stands second to Robertson in scoring (11.0 ppg.) and leads Guilford in blocks (24) and free-throw percentage (.818). She stands fifth in the league in free-throw percentage and 10th in blocks per game. Keichline, who leads the Quakers with four double-doubles, has come off the bench in all but four of her 24 games this year and averages 5.4 rebounds per game. She became the 13th player in Guilford history to score 900 points with a career-high 25 markers in Guilford’s 85-56 road win over Washington and Lee in the teams’ regular-season finale.
The pair has helped first-year coach STEPHANIE FLAMINI’s Quakers (16-8, 14-6 ODAC) to the fourth seed in the eight-team ODAC Tournament, which begins Feb. 26 at the Salem Civic Center. Guilford meets fifth-seeded Emory & Henry at 2:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to the 1 p.m. semifinal Feb. 27 against either top-seeded Eastern Mennonite or eighth-seeded Washington and Lee.
February 26, 2004
Are you interested in being a part of pro-choice history? The March for Women’s Lives will be held in Washington, D.C., April 25. A BRIEF interest meeting will be held March 1 at 3:45 p.m. in King 126. A bus has been chartered and tickets are cheap! Come be a part of a million others who want to support the right to choose. For more information contact BECKY COCHRAN ’04 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 25, 2004
Information Technology and Services (IT&S) welcomes SCOTT ADAMSON as a network and systems specialist March 1. Scott has a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Syracuse University. He has held such positions as director of technology, systems administrator and most recently, Macintosh specialist. We look forward to the many skills that Scott will bring to Guilford, including his extensive experience with Macintosh and Windows hardware and software, experience with Mac OS X, Appleshare IP, Apache and numerous other server and software applications. He is a Mac Certified Systems Engineer, an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator and a Certified Apple Product Professional. At Guilford, Scott Adamson will be working in the Networks and Systems Group.
IT&S also welcomes back former IT&S student worker MERRITT JOHNSON ’02 as a network and systems technician. Merritt will be working part time in the Network and Systems Area. She earned a bachelor’s degree in computing & information technologies and German studies. After graduation she participated in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for Young Professionals.
February 25, 2004
Charles Banks will be on campus March 1-5 working with Information Technology and Services and the community in an advisory/consulting role. He will be meeting with each member of the IT&S staff, our student workers and with various members of the community. There will be a couple of opportunities for others interested in meeting and talking with Charles to do so. On March 3, he will be attending faculty lunch and then from 1-2 p.m., he will be in Boren Lounge. We encourage all members of the community to drop by and talk with Charles regarding your experiences with IT&S and the services that the department provides to the community.
The past 12 years Charles has served in various capacities at Bowdoin College, including consultant, network engineer and most recently, associate director of information technology. During this time his goal was to build and manage a cost-effective, resilient, innovative and secure communications infrastructure. In doing so, he has developed key collaborative business relationships with vendors and information technology professionals in higher education as well as the nonprofit and business communities.
In terms of management philosophy, Charles believes in a COLLABORATIVE strategic planning and management methodology and in higher education a centralized information technology service and support organization reporting directly to the president.
February 25, 2004
Conferences & Events and Sodexho/Guilford Dining Services are working cooperatively to assist student organizations and departments with events planning and management. To that end, please note the following items. None of these are “new” but we want to remind those who may have missed earlier communications about them.
FOOD/BEVERAGES ON CAMPUS:
First, Sodexho/Guilford Dining has the “right of first refusal” for all food service on campus. What that means is that ALL food/beverage arrangements must be made through Sodexho/Guilford Dining. This rule applies to all organizations, entities and departments. Organizations and departments must be willing to give Sodexho reasonable budget parameters for events. If you plan to have a reception, a lunch, a break, a breakfast, etc., you must contact Sodexho to provide that for you. If, AND ONLY IF, they cannot provide it for you because of being closed (i.e., holiday breaks, etc.), THEN you may contract with an outside vendor or choose to do it yourself. However, regardless of the time of year or the event, Sodexho/Guilford Dining must have the opportunity to accept or decline the event. You also need to obtain from Sodexho their intent to decline to support the event with the reason specified. You will need to keep that document on file. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you have questions, please contact NANCY SEMONES at ext. 2155.
SCHEDULING THE CAFETERIA/WALNUT ROOM:
To schedule an event in the cafeteria or in the Walnut Room, you must contact the Office of Conferences & Events. GREG KEENER (ext. email@example.com) is the primary contact for campus groups/departments. There are a number of conditions that must be met when scheduling either the cafeteria or the Walnut Room. Greg will address each reservation with the specific items required to implement an event in those spaces. Once you have received written confirmation from Conferences & Events, you can then work with MARGIE SHIELDS, Sodexho catering manager, to plan your menu.
In the planning process, the earlier you can contact Sodexho/Guilford Dining to make arrangements for your event, the better the event will be. A good “suggestion to live by” would be a month’s notice; a working “rule to live by” should be at least seven (7) days notice. You will also be required to provide a guaranteed number for food service NO LATER THAN THREE (3) business days prior to the function. If you have a reception on Tuesday, the guarantee would have to be given on the Wednesday of the prior week. Once the guarantee is made, the organization/department will be charged that expense. Knowing that last minute emergencies occur, Sodexho/Guilford Dining will do everything possible to accommodate requests. Just remember–the sooner you request what you want at your event, the more likely you are to get it.
Please contact the Office of Conferences and Events or Sodexho/Guilford Dining if you have any questions about the above reminders. Thanks for allowing us to be of service.
February 25, 2004
Faculty, staff and students:
How large should Guilford College be?
What should be the proportions of traditional, CCE and Early College students?
What is the right balance between liberal arts and pre-professional programs?
Should we select certain majors or programs for special investment and marketing?
How committed should Guilford be to the principles and practices of the Society of Friends?
What are “The Guilford Experience,” “Lifetime of Learning” and a Center for Creative Solutions?
To address these and other questions, there will be a community meeting March 2 at 4 p.m. in Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium. During the meeting, the community will receive an update of the work of the Strategic Long Range Planning Committee.
SLRP is committed to receiving input from the community as we begin our finalization of the plan. Please join us for this all-important meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Janet Wright at ext. 2286.
February 25, 2004
In the past week we have had four confirmed cases of chicken pox. Chicken pox is a highly contagious viral disease that is spread by direct contact or breathing in germs from someone’s cough or sneeze. Two weeks after exposure, chicken pox spots appear on the body.
The following symptoms will occur 10-21 days after exposure to chicken pox:
1. Low grade fever
2. Runny nose, slight cough
3. Decrease in appetite
5. Tired, rundown feeling
These symptoms usually occur 24-48 hours before the spots appear on the body.
When the spots first appear they will start on the chest, back, or face and eventually are seen over the entire body. The spots may occur in the mouth as white ulcers, and as ulcers in the ears and eyes. Scabbing occurs 5-10 days after breakout. Scabs do not contain the virus. Students are not to go to school for at least 7 days-until sores are scabbed over. Scabs should fall off by themselves. The sores should be kept clean by bathing daily.
Chicken pox can be treated with:
1. Baking soda or Aveeno oatmeal baths
2. Benadryl liquid or capsules taken by mouth for itching
3. Tylenol for a fever above 101 degrees
4. NO ASPIRIN!
5. If the sores look infected, wash them well and apply Neosporin ointment 4 times/day.
If you have never had chicken pox or have not been vaccinated and develop a rash and fever, come to Student Health to be evaluated.
February 25, 2004
All people of faith are invited to join together in prayer on Wednesdays from 8-8:30 a.m. in the Boren Lounge. We intend to pray for healing within and between individuals as well as for the community, for strength and direction, for deeper connectedness and unity of purpose, to create a space where all can live their faith in openness and freedom.