Archive for November, 2004
November 30, 2004
The new issue of the GCRO Caw, the campus ministry newsletter, is now online at the campus ministry/Friends Center site on the Web (www.guilford.edu). Check out the current newsletter for information about upcoming events and such regular features as “From the Back Bench,” the concordance caper, “Did You Know?” and a calendar of celebration days.
November 30, 2004
One of the traditions of the season is the Holiday Fun Night in the Hut sponsored by GCRO, the campus interfaith council. This year it will be held Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Bowing to Quaker tradition, there will be no festive decorations, but there will be a festive atmosphere!
By a crackling fire, fueled by hot cocoa and s’mores, the gathered celebrants will share fun quizzes about the various December religious and cultural festivals. Schlocky prizes from a local Bible book store will be given out, and folks will even learn a thing or three about the season’s holidays.
All are welcome.
November 30, 2004
JOHN BOWLES, father of Health and Gender Issues Coordinator SANDY BOWLES, was an eyewitness to the events of Dec. 7, 1941, in Hawaii. He will share his own story and excerpts from his book, The Day Our World Changed, at a tea and discussion in the Hut Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. The talk is sponsored by the Campus Ministry Office.
Bowles’ book collects the adult reflections of his classmates in Hawaii, all of whom were six to eight year-olds at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was amazed by the differences in style and content of the contributions; although the stories are of the same historical event, they reveal a wide range of personal feelings and experiences.
November 30, 2004
Are you dependable?
Are you a certified life guard?
Are you a team player?
Do you want to earn spending money?
If you answered “yes” to the above questions, then you are qualified to be a member of the PE Center Pool staff. We have an immediate employment opportunity from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until 3:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
If you are interested in being a life guard or working in our weight room during the second semester please call 316-2850 to schedule an interview.
November 29, 2004
A short presentation on comets and a viewing from the Cline Observatory, weather permitting, is planned Dec. 4. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Newly discovered Comet Machholz is quickly approaching. It is easily visible with binoculars and may become visible to the naked eye in late December. The presentation will focus on comets, their nature and how to observe them.
For more information, visit http://www.guilford.edu/observatory.
November 29, 2004
Will it snow in December? Some local weathercasters have predicted wintry weather before classes end for winter break. To be prepared, students and employees are encouraged to review the revised Weather Emergency Policy at http://www.guilford.edu/campus/index.cfm?ID=800000610.
A “weather emergency” occurs when Guilford College declares that local weather conditions prevent employees and students from traveling to or traversing the campus in order to work or attend classes. These conditions include heavy snow and ice that make roadways and walkways impassable as well as dangerous wind, rain and other conditions related to tornadoes, hurricanes and other extreme weather events. These conditions do not include occasional snow and ice.
November 23, 2004
Two Guilford sculpture students have been admitted to a juried exhibition at East Carolina State University. They are Early College student DAVID NELLES ’07 and CCE student KATHRYN BROWN ’05. Both entered plaster carvings into this competitive, professional class show.
November 23, 2004
Henry Samuel Levinson, professor of religious studies at UNCG, will present a program entitled “Religion and Democracy in America” Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Gallery.
Levinson’s talk, which is free and open to the public, is the second in a series of faculty-organized events complementing this year’s Bryan Series. The focus is “Challenges Facing Democracy.”
Levinson has a doctorate in religious studies from Princeton University and is a leading authority on pragmatism and American religious thought. He has written books on William James and George Santayana. His courses focus on the major figures in American religious thought including Edwards, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman and James.
For more information about the faculty series, visit http://www.guilford.edu/newsEvents/index.cfm?ID=600005240.
November 23, 2004
Dear Residential Student,
As the semester comes to an end, please note the following important information regarding the closing of the residence halls, apartments, and alternative houses.
Residence Halls: ALL RESIDENCE HALLS WILL CLOSE AT 6 P.M. DEC. 17 FOR WINTER BREAK. This closing time will be strictly enforced and no exceptions will be granted. You must leave your residence 24 hours after your last exam. Everyone including graduating seniors, apartment/alternative house residents and international students must leave no later than 6 p.m. on Dec.17. Resident Advisers and Hall Directors will be enforcing this policy. Please note the residence halls will reopen at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005. Students will not be allowed into the residential areas before this date. ALL CARD READER ACCESS IS DEACTIVATED DURING THIS BREAK AND YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER YOUR ROOM/RESIDENCE HALL AT ANY TIME.
Food Service: Closes Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. Opens Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Student Rooms: All student rooms will be entered during the break to make sure the health and safety measures listed below have been completed. Please follow these instructions so you will avoid penalties:
1. Clean room, empty trash, and take out recycling.
2. Remove all perishable foods from the room and refrigerators.
3. Unplug all electrical cords. (Refrigerators may not be left on during the break, although fish tanks may.) Leave refrigerator doors ajar. (Please note that any refrigerator left plugged in will be unplugged and the college will not be liable for any items left in the refrigerator.)
4. Close room window(s) and lock if appropriate.
5. Close drapes/pull blinds.
6. Remove or secure all valuable personal property.
7. Turn out room lights and LOCK room/apartment/suite door.
During the break period, each residential area will be entered by college personnel to ensure compliance with health and safety standards as described in the Guilford College Student Handbook. Failure to comply with these standards will result in either confiscation of illegal items and/or fines and/or judicial follow-up. For further and helpful information, please read the Residence Hall Information and Regulations starting on page 39 of the Student Handbook.
Room Changes: If you are approved by Residence Life to change rooms PRIOR TO THE BREAK, you will be contacted and asked to move before leaving for Winter Break. Room changes will only be approved for spaces that are currently empty or if there is a critical need. Residence Life must approve your change prior to moving, and you must have your RA/Hall Director check you out of your old room and complete the Room Condition Report. Contact KRIS GRAY to make an appointment to get your new room key and Room Condition Report. DO NOT SWAP ROOM KEYS. If you do not follow the process, your room change may be revoked and a fine issued. There will be a room change period two weeks after spring semester begins for non-critical moves.
Not Returning/Graduating: Any student planning to withdraw/transfer, take a leave of absence, or possibly be academically dismissed must talk with LESLIE MOSS for upper-class students (ext. 2465) or SHELLEY CRISP for first year students (ext. 2127) to complete the withdrawal process. All students who are not returning to Guilford (including graduating seniors) should make an appointment with their RA/Hall Director to checkout. Keys must be returned to the Office for Campus Life during business hours and to the Office of Public Safety after business hours. Students who receive dismissal notices during the break (and who did not remove their belongings at the end of fall semester) must have their rooms cleared out no later than Jan. 4. The college will not be responsible for any student’s belongings after the Jan. 4 deadline.
Please note: The College does not assume responsibility for personal property left in any residential facility, so PLEASE LOCK YOUR DOORS!! In addition, any student found in any residential area during the vacation period will be removed from campus immediately and referred to the Guilford College Judicial system.
If you have questions about this information, please contact your RA/Hall Director or Kris Gray in the Office for Campus Life at ext. 2105. On behalf of the Office for Campus Life and Residence Life, have a wonderful and safe holiday season.
November 23, 2004
Six faculty members with a combined 137 years of teaching were awarded endowed professorships Nov. 17. Vice President and Academic Dean ADRIENNE ISRAEL made the announcement at a regularly scheduled faculty meeting.
The six faculty honored were: FRANK P. KEEGAN, Raymond Binford professor of biology; JONATHAN W. MALINO, John A. Weissenfluh professor of ethics and religion; KATHRYNN A. (KATHY) ADAMS, Charles A. Dana professor of psychology; JEFFREY M. (JEFF) JESKE, Charles A. Dana professor of English; LYNN J. MOSELEY, Charles A. Dana professor of biology; and CAROLYN BEARD WHITLOW, Charles A. Dana professor of English.
Keegan, who has been on faculty since 1975, has taught a variety of courses that have helped students prepare for careers in health professions. He has taught forensics for nearly three decades and been the primary force behind the recent growth of the forensic biology major. He served as the college’s health professions adviser from 1983-95. Keegan has delivered presentations of his own research at meetings of the N.C. Academy of Sciences, the Association of Southeastern Biologists and the American Institute of Biological Sciences. He has published numerous articles in refereed scientific journals. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Queens College (N.Y.) and a doctorate in biology from the City University of New York.
Malino, on faculty since 1977, has taught a wide variety of courses in philosophy, ethics and religion. He chaired the Department of Philosophy for 18 years and directed study abroad programs in London and Brunnenburg. He also served as clerk of the faculty. Malino has also been a visiting professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and London School of Economics and Political Science. He has published articles in refereed journals and contributed chapters to various collections. He earned a doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University and a master’s degree in Hebrew literature and rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Adams, on faculty since 1980, has developed new courses on identity, gender and family relationships. She serves as college liaison for The Early College at Guilford. In 2002, one of her publications, What Colleges and Universities Want in New Faculty, was published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Her articles have also appeared in various refereed journals. Adams has served as acting vice president for academic affairs and acting academic dean and was the college’s first social sciences division director. She has also served as coordinator of academic advising. Adams earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Alabama.
Jeske, on faculty since 1986, has taught courses in American literature, journalism, writing and film and cinema. As the college’s writing director, he helped launch the “Writing Across the Curriculum” initiative. He is adviser for the student newspaper, The Guilfordian. Jeske has published two books, Storied Words: The Writer’s Vocabulary and Its Origins and The Return of the War Pigs. His scholarly articles appear in numerous refereed journals. He chaired the curriculum committee that developed the most recent curriculum revision. He taught at UCLA for six years and earned a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University, master’s from the University of Toledo and doctorate from Kent State University.
Moseley, on faculty since 1977, has taught courses in general zoology, ornithology, vertebrate field zoology, animal behavior and animal communication. She is health professions adviser and natural sciences and mathematics division director. She has published articles in refereed scientific journals and her current research is on bald eagles in North Carolina. She has led study trips internationally and in-state. Moseley is a federally licensed bird-bander and participates in three annual bird censuses for the National Audubon Society and the Fish and Wildlife Service. She taught at Elon College (now University) after earning a bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Whitlow, on faculty since 1993, has taught composition and poetry writing and developed courses in African American and African literature. She has chaired the English Department and served as faculty leader for the Ghana study abroad program. She is in her third year as faculty clerk. Whitlow published a book of her poetry, Wild Meat, and her poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies. She has been awarded poetry and writing residencies. She was an associate professor at Bristol Community College (Mass.) and held joint academic and administrative appointments at Brown and Cornell Universities. Whitlow earned a master’s degree in fine arts from Brown and achieved ABD status in adult and continuing education at Cornell.
Full biographical sketches of the faculty will appear in the Nov. 17 faculty meeting minutes.
Six other current faculty members hold endowed professorships: THOMAS P. (THOM) ESPINOLA, Glaxo Wellcome professor of physics; WILLIAM A. (BILL) GRUBBS, Sulon Bibb Stedman professor of accounting; JOHN H. STONEBURNER, E.F. Craven professor of religious studies; ADELE F. WAYMAN, H. Curt and Patricia S. Hege professor of art; ROBERT G. WILLIAMS, John K. Voehringer Jr. professor of economics; and RICHARD L. (RICHIE) ZWEIGENHAFT, Charles A. Dana professor of psychology.