Archive for October, 2005
October 31, 2005
Students are invited to attend one of the Residence Life Open Forums to discuss various housing policies and procedures for the 2006-07 school year. Sessions will be Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center and Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. in the Campus Life suite.
Topics of interest will include the age requirement for on campus housing, the use(s) of campus alternative houses, gender-blind housing, single-sex floors in Binford and Milner and other exciting policy issues. Your input is needed.
October 31, 2005
The Department of Theatre Studies kicks off its 2005-06 season with Euerybodye, an original adaptation of the medieval classic, Everyman. Directed by guest director Mark Rucker, the production is part of the college’s Year of Spirit and Spirituality and runs Nov. 11-12 and 17-19 in Sternberger Auditorium.
Written in a contemporary version of Middle English, Euerybodye preserves the story and spirit of Everyman with the integration of modern pop culture. The Life Force (God) demands a day of reckoning for Everybody (Euerybodye or Everyman), who has strayed from a moral life in favor of the seven deadly sins. Euerybodye prepares to meet her maker by searching for a companion on the journey to the grave. The proceedings unfold in a high-tech environment that is part MTV awards show and part reality television.
Rucker has staged more than 50 professional productions across the country over the past 12 years. His first feature film, Die Mommie Die!, released in late 2003, won a jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He comes to the college fresh from the triumphant premiere of Leading Ladies, a new farce by Ken Ludwig, author of Lend Me a Tenor. He collaborated on the adaptation with Catherine Sheehy, the resident dramaturg at the Yale Repertory Theatre and Chair of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama.
Rounding out the artistic staff are faculty designer SEAN MARTIN (set and costume design), MELANIE COOK (staff assistant costumer), JOHN WOLF (guest lighting design), JAMES LYONS ’06 (student assistant scenic design), ROBBY MacLEAN (guest sound designer) and TAD FEEKES (production manager and technical director).
The roster of 18 actors consists of familiar faces, as well as students who are making their debut on the Guilford main stage. The show’s cast includes NASIMEH EASTON ’09, TRINA FARMER ’06, EDUARD FERRER ’06, NOAH FORMAN ’07, VITA GENERALOVA ’06, HANNAH JEFFREY ’08, SAMANTHA KITTLE ’06, DEREK LOEHR ’08, SCOTT LYMAN ’08, JACOB MARTIN ’08, ELISE PLYLER ’09, STEFFEN SCHOLLAERT ’05, SASHA SPOERRI ’06, JORDAN SPOON ’08, ALISON TYNES ’08, JONATHON VOGT ’07, MARIA WALSH-COLE ’08 and ELIZA YEAGER ’09.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 for the general public, and admission is free for students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited. Advance tickets may be purchased for an additional $1 per seat by calling the box office at ext. 2414.
October 28, 2005
TONY BURKS, principal of The Early College at Guilford, was named Secondary School Principal of the Year and was one of five finalists for Principal of the Year, Guilford County Schools announced Oct. 27.
Burks was first recognized as one of 11 nominees for the overall Principal of the Year honor, and advanced to the final group of five finalists. The PTSA, students and staff of The Early College congratulate Tony on this outstanding recognition.
October 27, 2005
Faculty and Staff:
The time has arrived to nominate a May Commencement invited speaker. Please forward all nominations to BILL WOODWARD, associate dean for campus life, at email@example.com by Nov. 4. The nominee should be a person who will present a message of interest to the broad range of seniors and their families. He/she should be someone who may be available May 6, 2006, and would be willing to appear for a modest honorarium. Guilford alumni are preferred, and “non-political” speakers may be best for the diverse audience we expect at May Commencement.
Once nominations are received from faculty, staff and seniors (who have already been asked to submit nominations), the Convocations and Celebrations Committee will narrow the list of nominees. Voting will then begin through a link on the Campus Life Web page. Once voting is complete, a short list of leading vote-getters will be reviewed by the committee and a recommendation will be made to the president, who will make the final decision regarding the invited speaker. This process should be complete and an announcement should be made by January.
Additionally, student speakers will be selected by the senior class in the spring semester, but we would appreciate any nominations you may have now. Please send those to Bill Woodward at the above address as well.
The committee hopes the 2005-06 academic year is going well, and we appreciate your input and feel it is of paramount importance.
The Convocation and Celebrations Committee
October 27, 2005
Thanks to everyone who came out for the Guilford Shares kickoff in the Community Center Oct. 26. An estimated 85 people attended, and we received 42 gifts and pledges to our four participating organizations: Earth Share of North Carolina, N.C. Community Shares, United Arts Council of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro. BOB WILLIAMS was the lucky winner of an iPod. His name was drawn from among those who were present and made a gift or pledge at the kickoff.
For those faculty and staff who could not attend, information will be coming shortly. Please turn in all gifts and pledges to Human Resources. Drawings for prizes from those who participate will be held each Friday through the campaign deadline of Nov. 18.
A special thanks to Guilford Dining for the wonderful refreshments and to everyone who helped with this special event.
October 27, 2005
Effective Mon., Oct. 31, stock paper and toner requests should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is only for items stocked in Central Receiving, including 8.5 x 11, 8.5 x 14 and 11 x 17 paper, Ricoh and HP toners for the 4050 and 8100 machines. Toner for all other machines is ordered by submiting a requisition to the Purchasing Office.
When requesting toner, specify the model of the machine and the location for delivery. Keep a spare toner cartridge by the printer at all times.
Questions about the ordering process should be directed to JEANNE REYES at ext. 2108.
October 26, 2005
Twenty-four students and a staff person joined 17 members of N.C. Friends Disaster Service over fall break in repairing houses damaged by Hurricane Katrina in Bogalusa, La.
Eight houses were completely re-roofed, and seven others received repairs. By the end of the week, the Guilford students were so adept at roofing that they tackled roofing jobs by themselves.
The students played a crucial role in recognizing a social dynamic at work in Bogalusa that had the group’s host church assigning work only in the white community. Unwilling to be so exclusive, the students approached FDS about the concern and found that they were feeling uncomfortable about the situation, too. With student encouragement, FDS sought out alternative sites in the African American community, and, with skills honed earlier in the week, several very tough jobs were tackled with speed and aplomb.
Through the contacts made in the African American community in Bogalusa, FDS identified a project for a return trip during the first week of January 2006. At that time, a new house will be constructed. It is hoped that many in the Guilford community will be able to join in the work.
A generous grant from the American Friends Service Committee’s Katrina aid fund covered the transportation costs for the Guilford group, and FDS and Memorial Baptist Church of Bogalusa provided meals and housing.
Watch for notice of a public presentation on the trip by the students.
October 26, 2005
Kathy Kamphoefner and Paul Pierce, a spousal team and American Friends Service Committee staff in Jerusalem, will be on campus Nov. 7 for two presentations. At 4 p.m. in the Hut, they will talk about the current situation in Israel and Palestine. At 7:30 p.m. in Boren Lounge of Founders Hall, they will speak on “Faces of Hope: Three Peace Heroes.”
Kathy holds a Ph.D. in communication and has taught at Manchester College in Indiana and in Beijing. For the past several years, she has focused on peace education and has done nonviolence training in Gaza and the West Bank. She was a member of Christian Peacemaker Teams in Hebron throughout much of the 1990s.
Paul has a background in radio in the United States and worked for several years for China International Radio in Beijing before joining with Kathy in peace work.
Their visit is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and Friends Center.
October 26, 2005
Michele Tarter, professor of English literature and womanist scholar at the College of New Jersey, will visit for tea and discussion in the Hut Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m. A Friend and expert on early Quaker women, she has written extensively on the subject of Quaker women and the body, focusing on the physical manifestations of “quaking in the Light” and being “pregnant with the Spirit.” Her visit is jointly sponsored by the Initiative on Faith and Practice and Friends Center.
October 26, 2005
A celebration of the historical Quaker connection with root beer (which was developed as a temperance drink by a Philadelphia Hicksite Quaker named Hires) will be held Nov. 2 following the 9:30-9:45 p.m. vespers in the Hut. Fixings for s’mores in the fireplace will be provided, and revelers are encouraged to bring a bottle of their favorite root beer. If samples of Hires Root Beer can be found anywhere, we’ll quaff some of that Friendly elixir.
Come join in the fun and BYORB.