Archive for April, 2006
April 28, 2006
YES! Weekly has selected the Greenleaf as one of the Triad’s 10 best sit-down coffee bars. The full list appeared in the publication’s April 26-May 2 issue. The article references the history of Mary Hobbs Hall and the Greenleaf’s commitment to being a student-run, fair-trade operation, as well as the display of T-shirts as part of the Clothesline Project.
Click here to see the list and read the full story. YES! Weekly reports a readership of 85,000 and is available free at more than 500 locations throughout the Triad.
The Greenleaf is closed over the summer and will re-open in the fall. For more information, call ext. 2887 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for all your support this year.
April 28, 2006
The PE Center has two employment opportunities available beginning May 8 (working the check-in desk) and June 5 (as a lifeguard). The lifeguard must be Red Cross-certified.
If you are interested, please contact MIKE MERKEL at ext. 2850 or email@example.com.
April 27, 2006
The poetry of CAROLYN BEARD WHITLOW, Dana professor of English, will be featured Saturday, April 29, at 1 p.m. on WFDD-FM (88.5) as part of “Triad Arts Weekend.”
Whitlow, who has taught at the college since 1993, is the reigning winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Award (awarded for excellence in a manuscript by an African American poet) for her latest collection of poetry, Vanished.
WFDD, the National Public Radio affiliate based in Winston-Salem, N.C., can be heard live online at www.wfdd.org.
April 27, 2006
The campus master plan development process is complete. Feedback from the last set of community, faculty and staff meetings about the plan will be incorporated into the final version of the plan, which will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval June 2-3.
Faculty, staff and students may view the links below to see a draft and map showing Phases I & II of the plan. Both documents will receive final corrections before being presented to the trustees.
Also below is the PowerPoint presentation President KENT CHABOTAR offered at the April 19 community meeting. The presentation addresses feedback received on sustainability and its affect on the master plan.
These documents and a summary of the campus master planning process can be found at: http://www.guilford.edu/admin/index.cfm?ID=700008610.
Draft of master plan
Phase I & II map
PowerPoint presentation from April 19 community meeting
April 27, 2006
BRAD ALDOUS ’93, a comedian and actor based in New York City, will appear as opening act for the Homecoming Weekend show by Rob Corddry, comedian and correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Corddry and Aldous will perform Friday, Sept. 29, at 9 p.m. in Dana Auditorium.
Aldous appears regularly in sketches on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and has been seen on “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: CI” and “As the World Turns.” He has done stand-up for audiences from London to Los Angeles to Barcelona, and is a regular performer in New York clubs.
Tickets for Guilford students and employees will go on sale in late August at a price to be determined. The general public may purchase tickets ($20) for the show beginning May 1. Click here for full information.
The show is presented by the Office of Alumni Relations and Office of College Relations within the Advancement Division, and is supported entirely by ticket sales.
April 27, 2006
Attention residential students:
Quiet hours: Quiet hours will be enforced 24 hours a day until the end of the semester. Please be mindful of fellow residents studying, writing papers, etc. Please keep stereos, TVs and voices in “quiet mode” until the end of the semester.
When do the halls close? All students (except graduating seniors) must vacate their residence hall rooms 24 hours following the their last exam, or by 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4 (whichever comes first). The only students authorized to stay beyond this time are graduating seniors, Residence Life staff, and those approved through a faculty or staff member or who are directly involved with commencement. Staff or faculty members outside of Residence Life will need to contact Residence Life with the request to stay in writing. Please note that permission to stay late is subject to approval from Residence Life and will only be granted in extreme extenuating circumstances. E-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are approved, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Residence Life. Persons failing to vacate by the deadlines will be assessed a $100 per night fee and face judicial charges.
Graduating seniors may remain until 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Graduating seniors staying until are encouraged to utilize Express Check-Out; otherwise, seniors must have their rooms checked out by a residence life staff member by 8 p.m. that day. Any belongings left in residential areas after this time will be disposed of, and the college will bill the owner a removal charge.
Check-Out procedures: Failure to complete one of the following check-out procedures will result in an improper check-out fine of $75. Failure to return room key will result in an additional $75 fine.
Express Check-Out allows students to check-out of their rooms without scheduling a traditional checkout appointment (a meeting with an RA). An Express Check-Out agreement entails: cleaning the room according to the check-out checklist, placing the key in the key envelope (available at the Security Bubble) along with the signed Express Check-Out Waiver Form, and placing the envelope in the drop box located in Bauman by the first floor door near the Security Bubble. The RA will inspect the room at a later time. (NOTE: Damages assessed to individuals who use Express Check-Out cannot be appealed.
1. Express Check Out Waiver Forms are available at www.guilford.edu/housing, from your RA or the Campus Life Office.
2. Sign up with your RA to indicate that you will utilize Express Check-Out.
3. Clean your room as required (see checklist below).
4. Request an Express Check-Out envelope from the Security Bubble desk.
5. Sign the Express Check-Out Waiver Form and deposit the room key and signed waiver in the designated drop location. Write your name and hall/room number on the envelope.
6. Depart campus.
7. Staff will inspect your room after you leave.
The traditional check-out method requires the RA to examine the room with its residents and to document any changes to the Room Condition Report (RCR) since move-in. If any damage or cleaning issues exist, the RA will inform you of any anticipated charges. Schedule a checkout appointment with your RA. RAs will have sign-up times posted on their room doors when they are available to check you out. Schedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Once you have removed all belongings from the room and cleaned your personal living space according to the checklist, you are ready to be checked out from the room. Do not contact your RA to check you out at the last minute if you have not made an appointment, or at a time other than the posted RA times. Room keys must be given to the RA following check-out.
1. Schedule a check-out appointment with your RA.
2. Clean your room as required (see checklist below).
3. Inspect your room with the RA (and encourage your roommate to join).
4. If there are charges, an appeal may be requested in writing. The deadline for written appeals is June 30.
5. Sign RCR and return room key to the RA.
All residents are expected to…
Regardless of check-out method, all residents are responsible for completing the following steps. Failure to satisfy these requirements will result in damage/cleaning charges assessed to each resident of the room/suite/apartment/house. Each resident is responsible for the condition of the common room/bathroom in a suite, house or apartment.
1. Schedule a traditional check-out appointment or register for an Express Check-Out with the RA. If utilizing a traditional check-out, roommates/suitemates are encouraged to check-out together.
2. Collect and remove all trash from the room. Dispose of large items (carpet, lumber, furniture, etc.) in the designated dumpsters located outside residence halls.
3. Carefully remove nails, tape, stickers, decals, etc. from all room surfaces (doors, walls, windows, etc.). Return walls to original condition.
4. Clean out all drawers, wardrobes and closets.
5. Clean all room surfaces (and furniture surfaces) of any dust and dirt. Sweep, vacuum and/or mop floor.
6. Close and lock windows.
7. Where applicable, clean bathrooms (shower, toilet, sink and floor) in the houses, suites or sinks in rooms.
8. Neatly arrange all furniture (assemble bed parts if you had a loft).
9. Window shades (blinds) should be left open.
10. Turn off lights.
11. Close and lock doors.
12. Take home all belongings. No storage is available on campus. The college reserves the right to dispose of all items left after check-out. Fees will be assessed if anything is left in the room.
13. Do not park on any grassy area while loading.
Final room check-out
At the conclusion of check-out, the RA and resident should sign the Room Condition Report. Give the RA information about who should be charged for damages to the room/suite/apartment/house. That information will be considered by Residence Life and Maintenance staff members who make final damage assessments. If there are any damage, cleaning, or improper checkout fees, they will be added to your student account. If you disagree with any charges, you must appeal by e-mail to the Residence Life office by June 30. No appeals will be accepted after this date, and telephone inquiries about billing will not be accepted.
Students are most often charged for the following in rooms or common areas: holes in walls, missing bed frames/desk/chairs, writing/stickers on doors and walls, tape marks on walls, missing/broken furniture, trash, missing screens, floors not vacuumed or mopped, burn marks or network/phone jacks broken.
Mail: It is the student’s responsibility to notify all correspondents of his/her summer address. U.S. Mail forwarding address cards are available from the mailroom window. College mail service change-of-address cards are available from the mailroom.
Dining: The last meal for non-graduating students will be lunch on Thursday, May 4. Specific meal times for graduating seniors who do not live in the apartments, along with RAs and undergraduates helping with commencement will be posted in the dining hall.
_____1. Prepare room for checkout inspection.
_____2. Schedule appointment for final room check-out (traditional or express). Checkout will be performed after you have cleared your room, or at least have things neatly packed and ready to move.
_____3. Remove all personal items.
_____4. Leave forwarding address card at the mailroom.
_____5. Leave your room clean. Do not leave trash in hallways or common areas.
_____6. Close all windows.
_____7. Close blinds.
_____8. Turn off lights.
_____9. Lock your door.
____10. Turn in room key(s) according to your check-out.
____11. Return all “borrowed” items to Sodexho Dining.
Approximate costs of damages/repairs/replacements including labor (note: this is not a complete list):
Contact your RA or hall director with any questions.
Cleaning (common areas): starting at $25 per person
Cleaning (room): starting at $50 per person
Removal of non-college property: starting at $50
Missing furniture: starting at $100
Damaged mattress (replacement): $100
Repair broken furniture: starting at $50
Replace blinds: $65
Repair/replace towel racks: $35-$55
Replace broken glass in windows: starting at $75
Replace damaged mirrors: $135
Patch holes in walls: starting at $25
Replace broken fixtures: starting at $25
Repaint walls: starting at $125
Repair network/phone jacks: $25
Repaint doors: starting at $75
Repair light fixtures: starting at $50
Door locks: $75
Tape/nail removal and repair: starting at $25
Damaged door frames: $50
Trash removal: $50
April 27, 2006
The Herbert L. Poole Award is awarded for an outstanding paper on a topic in southern Quaker history. Deadline for submissions is June 1. HERBERT POOLE was the long-time director of the Guilford College Hege Library and editor of The Southern Friend.
Both amateur and professional historians are invited to apply. Papers should contribute to the greater understanding of the history of Friends in the southeastern United States with original research, and are expected to be well written and properly documented. The recipient will be granted up to $500 in recognition of their achievement and the paper will be published as a lead article in a future issue of The Southern Friend: The Journal of the North Carolina Friends Historical Society.
Submissions should include two paper copies, an electronic version sent as e-mail attachment, and a current vita and/or biographical statement sent to the attention of the Fellowship Committee in Friends Historical Collection. Electronic documents should be e-mailed to email@example.com.
April 27, 2006
The college’s 169th commencement exercises will be held Saturday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. on the campus quadrangle. E.F. Craven Professor of Religious Studies JOHN STONEBURNER will be the invited speaker. The graduating class will be represented by two speakers: traditional-aged student CHRIS LETT ’06 of Atlanta, Ga., and CCE student JUDY BLAIR ’06 of Greensboro, N.C. President KENT CHABOTAR will deliver the charge to the class.
Information for graduates and guests attending the ceremony, including tips about accommodations, caps and gowns, photography and more, is available at http://www.guilford.edu/campus/index.cfm?ID=800000670.
For more information, contact TINA GARRETT at ext. 2186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 27, 2006
Guilford is featured in a segment about environmental activism on campus in the episode of “Simple Living with Wanda Urbanska” that is scheduled to be rebroadcast Saturday, April 29, at 11 a.m. on UNC-TV.
The episode originally aired during the 30-minute program’s second season in 2005.
For more information about “Simple Living,” visit www.simplelivingtv.net.
April 26, 2006
The golf team won its ninth Old Dominion Athletic Conference golf title with a 12-stroke victory April 23-24 in Amherst, Va. The defending national-champion Quakers have won six of the last seven league crowns.
Four Guilford student-athletes earned All-ODAC honors. COLIN CLARK ’07 and JOSEPH POPLIN ’07 joined JEFF OSBERG ’06 as first-team honorees, while senior CHRIS LOWMAN ’06 won second-team laurels. Guilford has had 42 All-ODAC golf selections since the Quakers joined the league in 1991-92.
Clark (right), the defending NCAA Division III national champion, was named first-team All-ODAC for the third straight season. He ranks fourth in the league and second on the team with a 75.61 stroke average. Clark won the season-opening NCAA Division III Preview Tournament in September, and has five other top-10 finishes, including his second straight runner-up showing at the ODAC Championship.
Osberg returns to the All-ODAC first-team for the second straight year. He stands fifth in the league and third on the team with a 75.83 stroke average. Osberg also shared second place at the ODAC Championship with a two-day 150. He has finished among the top-16 finishers in five of 10 events this season.
Poplin (left) received his first all-league commendation after leading the Quakers and standing second in the league with a 74.91 stroke average. He shared fifth place at the ODAC Championship, which yielded his second career All-ODAC Tournament honor. Poplin placed third at the Emory Spring Invitational April 11, one of his six top-nine showings in 10 tournaments this season. He has placed no lower than fifth in each of his last three events.
Lowman gleaned second-team honors for the second time and was a first-team pick in 2004. He had the league’s eighth-lowest stroke average and Guilford’s fourth-best figure (76.04). Lowman joined Clark and Osberg in second place at the 2006 league championship and won medalist honors at the 2004 ODAC Championship. Lowman has finished among the top 16 competitors in five tournaments this season, including third at the Division III Preview.
The Quakers are ranked first in the current Golf Coaches Association of America/Bridgestone Poll and Division III Golfstat.com rankings. Bids will be announced May 2 for the NCAA Division III championship May 8-11 at Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb.