Archive for September, 2006
September 29, 2006
John Shields, father of PATRICIA SHIELDS ’57 HEGE and father-in-law of Trustee Emeritus H. CURT HEGE ’56, died Sept. 29 in Mocksville, N.C. He was 92. A private graveside service was held Oct. 2.
Born in 1913 in Forsyth County, N.C., Shields was a graduate of R.J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem. He was a member of Knollwood Baptist Church and Bermuda Run Golf and Country Club and a life member of the Twin City Club. He was founder of Shields Inc., the largest plastering and drywall contractor in the Southeast.
In addition to Pat and Curt, survivors include Shields’ wife of 72 years, Chattie Livengood Shields; daughter, Jean Wilson, and husband, W. Hugh Wilson III; three sons, John Shields Jr. and wife, Joyce, Herbert Vernon Shields and wife, Virginia, and Joe Ralph Shields; sister, Mary Louise Highfill; brother, Hal Shields; 12 grandchildren (including HARRY CURTIS HEGE JR. ’77, DEBRA HEGE ’85 STANLEY and CHATTIE D. KELLOGG ’86), 23 great-grandchildren, a great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative CareCenter, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, or to Knollwood Baptist Church, 330 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.
September 28, 2006
Guilford will dedicate a new press box and rename the game field at its Armfield Athletic Center this Saturday. The ceremonies take place at halftime of the Quakers’ Homecoming football game with neighboring Greensboro College, which is also the 10th rendition of the annual Gate City Soup Bowl matchup.
Admission to the annual contest between Greensboro’s two NCAA Division III football-playing schools is $5, or $3 for non-Guilford College students with identification. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Children under 12, Guilford students, faculty and staff are admitted free. Fans who bring a nonperishable food item to the game also receive free entry to the game. Proceeds benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.
A three-story press box, which was completed in August, will be dedicated in honor of Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Mr. Armfield is the son of WILLIAM J. ARMFIELD, II, a member of Guilford College’s first football team, and one of three members of the family for whom Guilford’s football and lacrosse home is named. Edward Armfield’s foundation provided a substantial gift towards the $1.15-million renovation project that included a new scoreboard, 176 permanent seats, rest rooms and other aesthetic upgrades to the facility. The Asheboro, N.C. native was a standout football player for Davidson College before spending most of his adult life in Greensboro as the founder and owner of Armtex, Inc. He served on Guilford’s Board of Visitors from 1968-75, and was inducted into Davidson’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1992.
“Guilford College is very grateful to the Edward M. Armfield Sr. Foundation for its generous leadership gift to upgrade our athletic facilities,” said President Kent Chabotar. “The college looks forward to living up to its rich athletic history starting with these improvements to our stadium.”
“Ed would have been pleased to make these improvements to the athletic center that carries his family’s name,” said Adair Phifer Armfield, Ed Armfield’s widow and chair of the Armfield Foundation. “His own love for athletics came from a father who had a lifelong passion for athletics that was encouraged at Guilford College.”
The Armfield Athletic Center’s game field will be renamed in honor of Dr. HERBERT T. APPENZELLER, who worked with the Armfield family 45 years ago to build the athletic complex. In his nearly 40 years at Guilford, Appenzeller’s work as a professor and administrator produced many scholars, athletes and leaders in their fields. Guilford’s Jefferson-Pilot professor of sport studies emeritus, he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wake Forest University and a doctorate in education administration from Duke University. He came to Guilford in 1956 following eight years as a coach, teacher and director of athletics at Rolesville (N.C.) High School, Wakelon (N.C.) High School and Chowan College.
During his time on campus, Appenzeller served as a professor, coach, dean of students and, for 31 years, as the Quakers’ athletic director. His accomplishments as an administrator are a matter of record; during his tenure, Guilford captured national titles in men’s basketball (1973) and women’s tennis (1981), and it was his vision that provided the impetus for the college to create one of the nation’s first majors in sport management in the early 1980s. At the time, there were roughly 20 such programs across the nation, and Guilford’s was one of the first anywhere with a focus at the undergraduate level.
A nationally respected consultant in the fields of sports law and risk management, Appenzeller has conducted reviews and made presentations for hundreds of colleges, universities and other organizations nationwide. He is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors Hall of Fame, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame and the Guilford College Athletics Hall of Fame.
Appenzeller and his wife, Ann, live in Summerfield, N.C. Their granddaughter, ELIZABETH APPENZELLER ’04, graduated from Guilford and is a cheerleaders coach for Greensboro College.
Greensboro’s only Division III football teams meet for the 10th consecutive season in this year’s Soup Bowl. The Pride holds a 5-4 edge in the series, which dates to 1997, Greensboro’s first football campaign. Greensboro President Dr. Craven Williams developed the idea of calling the Guilford-Greensboro football game the Gate City Soup Bowl and conducting a canned-good drive concurrent to the contest to benefit the Greensboro community.
The Soup Bowl winner receives a soup bowl trophy, which has spent four of the past six years at Greensboro College. The Quakers won last year’s meeting, 36-35, in a game that saw Guilford rally from a 35-24 fourth-quarter deficit. JOSH VOGELBACH ’09 threw for 395 yards and five touchdowns in the win. Guilford’s CHRIS BARNETTE ’07, MICAH RUSHING ’07 and JOE JOYNER ’08 all had over 100 receiving yards in the game. Greensboro College quarterback Justin Roberson passed for 333 yards and four touchdowns for the Pride.
Guilford College Athletic Director MARION KIRBY coached Greensboro in its first five Soup Bowls and led the Pride to three victories.
September 28, 2006
Guilford’s JOSEPH POPLIN ’07 won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Golfer of the Week and Guilford’s Student-Athlete of the Week awards, presented by the Quakers’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Monday.
Poplin paced Guilford September 23-24 at the season-opening Sea Trail Intercollegiate in Sunset Beach, N.C. with a seventh-place finish out of 107 golfers. He shot a three-under-par 141 over 36 holes to help the Quakers finish 10th as the only Division III squad in the 20-team field. The performance marked Poplin’s 11th top 10 career finish.
Guilford’s SAAC is comprised of representatives from each of the school’s 16 varsity teams. The group meets regularly to discuss the state of Guilford Athletics and seeks to build community among student-athletes and non-student-athletes on the campus. Other recent Guilford SAAC activities include a canned-food drive to benefit local charities and dodgeball competitions among representatives from Guilford’s administration and athletic teams.
Head coach JACK JENSEN has three letter winners returning this year from last year’s team that placed fifth at the 2006 NCAA Division III Golf Championships. They are back in action October 2-3 at the Greensboro College Invitational.
September 28, 2006
Luz Marina Peñalosa, who works to improve the conditions for workers in Colombia’s flower industry, will speak on “Trade, Women, the Flower Industry and Labor Reforms in Colombia” Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Gallery of Founders Hall. The event is free and open to all.
Peñalosa works as a community organizer for Cactus, an organization which encourages flower workers to fight for themselves by offering legal advice and support programs. Colombia is the world’s second-leading exporter of flowers, and 78 percent of all flowers grown in the South American country are sold in the United States.
Her talk will be assisted by translator Amanda Martin.
Peñalosa’s speaking tour of the Southeast is sponsored and organized by Witness for Peace, and her Guilford visit is presented by the Department of International Studies.
For more information, contact DAVE LIMBURG at 336-316-2204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 28, 2006
“CinéMadame: Films By and About Francophone Women” completes its month-long run this weekend with a pair of films. Moolaadé will be shown Friday, Oct. 6, and La Petite Jérusalem will be screened Sunday, Oct. 8. Both films begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Auditorium, and admission is free and open to all. The films are subtitled in English.
Moolaadé, directed by Ousmane Sembene, is the second film of a trilogy about heroism in daily life. The picture recounts the story of Collé, a Senegalese woman who offers sanctuary to young girls facing female circumcision.
La Petite Jérusalem (Little Jerusalem), directed by Karin Albou, examines the story of Laure, a beautiful young Jewish woman living in a poor suburb of Paris who resists her family’s orthodoxy and falls in love with an Algerian Muslim.
The Tournées Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). Click here for full festival information.
For more information, contact MARIA BOBROFF at ext. 2238 or email@example.com.
Image courtesy www.facecouncil.org/tournees/.
September 28, 2006
Guilford students, faculty and staff welcome alumni and friends back to campus this weekend for Homecoming 2006. Reunions, gatherings, special events and more are on tap for the weekend. A full schedule of events is available at www.guilford.edu/homecoming.
Of special note are the following events:
Women’s soccer: Guilford vs. Lynchburg, 3 p.m. Friday, Haworth Field. Free admission.
Comedy show: Michael Ian Black with BRAD ALDOUS ’93, 9 p.m. Friday, Dana Auditorium. Tickets: $20 general public, $10 Guilford employees, $5 Guilford students (available at the door). Click here for more information. (The show is recommended for mature audiences.)
Golden Circle Breakfast and Induction: 8 a.m. Saturday, Walnut Room of Founders Hall.
President’s Brunch/Alumni Award Presentations: 11 a.m. Saturday, New Garden Lawn. $10 (pre-registration encouraged).
Volleyball: Guilford vs. Virginia Wesleyan, 11 a.m. Saturday, Ragan-Brown Field House. Free admission.
Football: Guilford vs. Greensboro College, 1 p.m. Saturday, Armfield Athletic Center. Tickets: $5 or one canned good for the Soup Bowl food drive (admission is free for students, faculty and staff with a Guilford ID). Halftime ceremony honoring Herb Appenzeller and Ed Armfield, with reception at Alumni House following the game.
Reunion class parties: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, various locations. Click here for more information.
Concert: The Wailin’ Jennys with Mad Tea Party (featuring AMI WORTHEN ’93). Tickets: $15/25 general public, $10 Guilford employees, $5 Guilford students (available at the door). Click here for more information.
Men’s soccer: Guilford vs. Chowan, 2 p.m. Sunday, Haworth Field. Free admission.
September 28, 2006
Members of the college’s Board of Trustees are gathering on campus this weekend. The board, composed of approximately 30 members, meets three times each year to discuss and conduct college business.
Today, trustees will make class visits and attend committee meetings and the annual President’s Dinner.
The board’s general meeting will be Saturday morning in the Community Center, attended by board members, college administrators and other invited guests.
September 28, 2006
On Thursday, Oct. 12, from 5:15-7 p.m. in Dana Auditorium lobby, students, faculty and staff may pick up free tickets for lectures by David McCullough (Nov. 2) and David Brooks (Nov. 8).
McCullough is a Pultizer Prize-winning author and historian and the next speaker in the Bryan Series. Brooks is a New York Times opinion-editorial columnist who will be visiting campus the day after the mid-term election.
This is the only free-ticket campus pickup for either event. Free bus transportation is available for the McCullough talk, which is at War Memorial Auditorium. Brooks will speak at Dana Auditorium.
More event info: http://www.guilford.edu.
September 28, 2006
Guilford is one of six North Carolina colleges and universities to be featured on WFMY-TV’s College Tour program, a 30-minute special airing Monday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. on the CBS affiliate based in Greensboro. The special will be rebroadcast Saturday, Oct. 14, at noon and 7:30 p.m.
The special showcases select higher education institutions in the state, and Guilford’s four-minute segment will include interviews with students, faculty and administrators, as well as video of the campus.
Click here to preview the program and see more information about College Tour.
September 28, 2006
Nancy Bowen, an assistant professor of sculpture at the State University of New York at Purchase, will present a talk and slide presentation and speak about the influence of India in her art Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in Bryan Auditorium. The talk will be followed by a reception in her honor at Hildebrandt House, a studio building for advanced art students. Both events are free and open to all.
Bowen’s artwork has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries through out the United States and Europe. Her work has been featured in books on recent women’s art, and she has been reviewed in all of major art publications. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Sculpture fellowship as well as many other grants and awards. Bowen has also been in residence in famous artist colonies, including Yaddo in New York state and the American Academy in Rome. Her explorations in art range across boundaries and media, including photo, collage/drawings, outdoor public art, and mixed media sculptures.
Bowen holds a bachelor’s of fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an M.F.A. from Hunter College in New York City. She has taught at Bard College, Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.
For more information on her visit, contact DAVID NEWTON at firstname.lastname@example.org.