Archive for July, 2004
July 30, 2004
Clerk’s Committee has arranged with TERRY HAMMOND ’81 and ADELE WAYMAN to mount a faculty/staff exhibit of creativity during fall semester. Below, please find the ground rules:
All Guilford College faculty and staff (including emeriti) are encouraged to participate.
-All work must be original and not made from kits.
-Work may not exceed 80 inches in any dimension.
-Work should be suitably framed OR otherwise exhibition-ready.
-Up to three entries per person will be considered. The curator may select fewer works based on space limitations.
-All media are eligible (quilting, woodworking, origami, needlework, ceramics, calligraphy, painting, photography, poetry [using vinyl letters on the wall] to name a few).
-Work will be insured from the time of delivery to the time of return at the stated insurance value.
-The gallery will retain a 20%% commission on sales.
Work must be delivered to the Art Gallery in Hege Library, Aug. 9-11, 9-5 p.m.
The exhibition will be on view in the main gallery from Aug. 16 – Oct. 17.
Work must be picked up from the Art Gallery in Hege Library, Oct. 18 -19, 9-5 p.m.
Exhibitors may contact Terry Hammond (x2438) with any special installation concerns or questions.
We look forward to an exciting showcase of the faculty and staff’s creative talents at Guilford!
July 29, 2004
LENA CARON ’06 received 2004 Scholar-Athlete recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association July 26. This year’s honorees received a varsity tennis letter, maintained a minimum 3.50 grade point average for the 2003-04 academic year and attended their institutions for at least two semesters. Caron was one of 286 NCAA Division III players honored by the ITA.
Caron played No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles in 2003-04. She was 12-9 in singles play and 2-6 in Old Dominion Athletic Conference contests. Caron and her doubles partner, ANNE LANDAY ’05, were 10-10 overall, 3-5 in the league. She finished first in Guilford’s Fall Invitational Tournament in September at No. 6 singles and No. 2 doubles. In two seasons at Guilford, Caron has a 28-17 career singles record and a 16-23 doubles mark.
Caron is an accomplished student who has been on Guilford’s dean’s list and Student-Athlete Honor Roll in each of her four semesters. She is also a two-time Academic All-ODAC selection.
Caron helped coach JENN WOLOS’ ’96 Quakers to a 6-9 overall record (1-7 ODAC) in 2003-04. Guilford finished eighth among 12 teams at the 2004 ODAC Tournament, its best finish since 1998. Caron is one of five letter winners expected to return next season.
July 29, 2004
The visit to campus by Cokie Roberts, ABC News and NPR political analyst, has been postponed by one day to Oct. 1.
Roberts requested the change due to a conflict with her responsibilities Sept. 30 for covering the first of three presidential debates.
On Oct. 1, Roberts will hold an afternoon session for a small group of students, attend a private reception and dinner and deliver a Bryan Series lecture. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is at 8 p.m. in Dana Auditorium. Seating begins at 7 p.m.
Roberts is the first of four speakers in a 2004-05 Bryan Series focusing on “Challenges Facing Democracy.” The others are former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev (Oct. 6, War Memorial Auditorium), psychologist Mary Pipher (Oct. 26, Dana) and presidential historian Michael Beschloss (Feb. 10, Dana).
For more information about the Bryan Series, visit www.guilford.edu/bryanseries.
July 29, 2004
Curriculum Development Project grants provide up to $100,000 in outright funds, matching funds or a combination of the two, depending on the applicant’s preference and the availability of NEH funds.
Materials Development Project grants provide up to $200,000 in outright funds, matching funds or a combination of the two, depending on the applicant’s preference and the availability of NEH funds.
The deadline for applications is Oct. 1 for projects beginning in April 2005. Please contact LESLIE DAISY in the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations if interested. Full information is available at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/teachinglearning.html
July 29, 2004
Faculty, Staff and Their Families are cordially invited
Annual Faculty, Staff and Trustees Picnic
on the lawn in front of Founders Hall.
5:30-6 p.m. Lemonade on the Lawn, Music for Gathering
6 p.m. Words of Welcome and Appreciation
6:15 p.m. Picnic
7-8:30 p.m. Live Music
Activities for Children
Please join us in this community celebration of the beginning
of the 2004-05 Academic Year.
Bring your family and enjoy the festivities.
Note: Please RSVP by Noon Aug. 9 to JOYCE EATON at ext. 2146
or firstname.lastname@example.org with the number from your family who will attend.
Also, please note the number of children age 10 and under.
We look forward to sharing this special time with you and your family.
(In the event of rain, the picnic will be held in the dining hall.)
I extend special thanks to Sodexho and the Guilford Dining Staff for their assistance.
President Kent Chabotar
July 29, 2004
New Garden Friends Meeting will host a free John McCutcheon concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in the main meeting room at 801 New Garden Road. Those in the Guilford community are invited to attend.
John McCutcheon, the Quaker songwriter, has become what one Australian newspaper called “the most overwhelming folk performer in the English language.” His mastery of American folk music and instruments complemented by “storytelling that has the richness of fine literature” (Washington Post) weave intimate, insightful and often hilarious canvasses of which McCutcheon draws his vision of America.
His songwriting, rich in detail and broad in scope, has created a catalog of hundreds of songs covered by performers throughout the world. His Christmas in the Trenches has been repeatedly cited as “the greatest anti-war song ever written.”
More details will be available in the Beacon closer to the date.
July 29, 2004
The new Lotus Notes servers are up and running. This provides increased storage, some spam filtering, and improved server response. New students, faculty and staff Lotus Notes accounts will not only be on the new servers, but will be set up with the new 6.5 format. Want to see a demo?
Existing Lotus Notes accounts will be upgraded in two stages. First mail files will be moved to the new Lotus Notes servers, (more details on this to come in the Buzz). Later in the fall semester (ETA – Fall and Winter break) those mail files will be converted to the new 6.5 format. Neither of these stages should affect the community other than experiencing improved performance and more functionality with the upgraded Lotus 6.5.
An update on the spam filtering: Rules have been created at the Lotus Notes servers that are protecting users from receiving many virus laden e-mails and spam. We reported earlier that we are using several “lists” that check for known spam mailers. The rules that were created seek e-mails with viruses and doesn’t deliver those messages, but instead the messages are moved to another database. Since the rules’ inception July 26, we have trapped and removed more than 1,500 virus-laden spam e-mails from reaching inboxes on campus.
We will continue to update the community as our progress continues. As always if you have e-mail or other questions, please contact the help desk at ext. 2525.
July 29, 2004
Four staff members in the Campus Life area have announced they are retiring or leaving Guilford to pursue other professional opportunities.
Longtime staff members ERNEST MCCOY and OLIVE JENKINS have announced their retirements. McCoy, director of the counseling service, is retiring in August after 18 years at the college. He joined the staff in June 1986. Jenkins, secretary for the Center for Personal Growth, retired May 31 after 27 years of service. She arrived in August 1977.
JODI GILL, associate dean for campus life, and ANITA MASTERSON, assistant director of student health, are resigning their positions in August in order to pursue other professional opportunities.
McCoy, Gill and Masterson will work with Campus Life staff during opening of school activities and will assist in the transition.
All positions will be advertised and candidates will be reviewed beginning next week. Questions should be directed to ANNE LUNDQUIST, dean for campus life.
July 29, 2004
The Office for Campus Life and the vice presidents and deans have announced changes in the college’s smoking policy based on concerns for the health and welfare of the campus community and results of a recent survey of students and employees. The changes are effective Aug. 1.
Currently, all campus buildings, including offices, classrooms, break rooms, work areas, residence halls and college-owned houses are designated smoke-free throughout the year with the exception of Bryan Hall and the apartments, where smoking is permitted by mutual agreement of suitemates or apartment mates.
At the initiation of Vice President RANDY DOSS ’82, the Office for Campus Life conducted a survey of students and employees to determine whether smoking should continue in the public space of the Underground next year. With a 2:1 response in favor of removing smoking completely from Founders Hall, both the Community Senate and the vice presidents and deans have supported changes in the smoking policy.
Changes in the policy will designate Founders Hall and the interior of the campus (all entrances to buildings facing the central portion of the campus) to be smoke-free as of Aug. 1. Smoking will be permitted adjacent to the entrances of buildings that face away from the interior of the campus. Notices of which entrances are designated as smoke-free will be placed by the entrance and containers for cigarette butts will be placed by those entrances where smoking will be permitted.
Senate members and participants in the survey raised the concern that another public space be designated as a smoking area that would not require non-smokers to be exposed to cigarette smoke. The Office for Campus Life anticipates that a new public smoking area will be designated during the summer of 2004.
With incoming First Year students reporting a 14.7%% smoking rate compared to 4.8%% at similar colleges (CIRP, 2003), there has been a concern for addressing both the needs of non-smokers and smokers, including smoking cessation education. Discussions are ongoing with the Guilford County Health Department about having a part-time smoking cessation educator on campus this fall.
Please direct any feedback, suggestions or comments regarding changes in the smoking policy to ANNE LUNDQUIST, dean for campus life, at ext. 2186.
July 28, 2004
Staff performance appraisals that are normally conducted in the fall of each year will be postponed until early next spring. A new appraisal tool will be in use for next year’s staff appraisals. Human Resources will be conducting orientation and training sessions later this fall. Please call ext. 2134 if you have any questions.