Archive for October, 2006
October 31, 2006
VERONICA ZYCH ’07 won the Guilford Student-Athlete of the Week Award for the week ending Oct. 29. The weekly prize is made by Guilford’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Zych, a goaltender on the soccer team, recorded two shutouts this week. She made seven saves, including three in overtime, to preserve a 0-0 double-overtime draw at crosstown-rival Greensboro College Oct. 24. She notched her fourth straight shutout and her school-record eighth whitewashing in Guilford’s 3-0 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament quarterfinal victory over Randolph-Macon Oct. 28. Zych had two first-half saves in the match in which she passed former teammate DANIELLE BRISOTTI ’06 and JEN HARRISON ’92 on the season shutouts list.
Zych has played all but 70 minutes in goal in her first season as a starter. She has a 1.47 goals against average and ranked sixth in the ODAC through matches of Oct. 25 in that category. Zych has a career-high 90 saves and a .756 save percentage. She ranked sixth among conference save percentage leaders through matches of Oct. 25.
Coach ERIC LEWIS’ Quakers will host Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC Tournament final Saturday, Nov. 4.
October 31, 2006
Guilford will recognize six former student-athletes, Saturday, Nov. 4, as the 36th class inducted into its Athletics Hall of Fame . This year’s inductees are: JENNIFER FRIEND-KERR ’87 of Hilton Head Island, S.C., STEVE HARWELL ’85 of Mooresville, N.C., CALVIN HUNTER ’92 of Browns Summit, N.C., WALTER “BUDDY” SMITH ’69 of Chesapeake, Va., R. JAY TERRELL ’72 of Greensboro, N.C., and TONY WOMACK ’92 of Waxhaw, N.C.
The group will be formally inducted during a ceremony at 10 a.m. in Dana Auditorium and honored prior to the start of the football game versus Catholic University later in the day. Individuals who wish to attend the ceremony should contact the athletics department at 316-2190.
Friend-Kerr starred for coach GAYLE CURRIE’s tennis teams in the 1980s and earned honorable mention All-America recognition in 1983 and 1984. A Maryland state champion from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, she broke into the college’s lineup as a freshman in 1983-84 and reached the 1984 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) semifinals as an unseeded competitor. She moved from fourth to second singles as a sophomore and remained there for the rest of her career. Friend-Kerr captained the 1987 team and won its Most Valuable Player Award after posting a 26-6 singles mark that ranks fourth in school history. Her 91-19 career singles record stands third all time at the college and the Quakers won 70 of 85 dual matches in her tenure. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in French, she spent four years as a certified tennis professional at the Sea Pines Racquet Club under Stan Smith. Now an academic tutor with the Beaufort County School District, Friend-Kerr remains a competitive athlete and has placed first in her age group in half marathons in 2005 and 2006.
Harwell was an All-America golfer for the college in 1985 and remains a top amateur golfer. After an exemplary scholastic career at Mooresville High School, he continued his education and athletics at Guilford where he compiled a 76.5 stroke average in a school-record 123.5 rounds from 1981-85. Harwell won three college tournaments and captured All-America honors as a senior after placing ninth at the NAIA Championships, which helped coach JACK JENSEN’s club place second. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management and now works as an agent for New York Life Insurance. A two-time North Carolina Amateur Championship finalist, Harwell has played in 12 United States Golf Association Championships and won the River Run Golf and Country Club Championship 11 times. He captured the 2005 Club Managers Association of America National Club Championship at the Pinehurst Country Club last November.
One of the top quarterbacks in the college’s history, Hunter won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s (ODAC) Football Player of the Year Award and guided the Quakers to the league title in 1991. Nicknamed “Poise” by his teammates, the North Pitt (N.C.) High School product tested the opposition with his running and passing. He ranked among the national total offense leaders in 1990 and graduated with 13 school records, three of which stand today. A recipient of the college’s 1991 English Athletic Leadership Award, Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management. He joined MIKE KETCHUM’s ’78 football staff and coached six years over three terms, helping the Quakers to ODAC titles in 1994 and 1997. Hunter earned his master’s degree in sport management from Georgia Southern University in 1994 and a doctorate in sport management from the United States Sports Academy in 2005. He works as an assistant professor of sport management at Catawba College, where he also coaches the receivers for head coach CHIP HESTER’s ’92 football staff.
Smith started four years for the college’s football team in the late 1960s and played in the 1969 North Carolina Shriners All-Star Game. Guilford won 21 games and compiled three straight winning seasons in his tenure. He enjoyed a successful scholastic career at Norview (Va.) High School and won the 1964 Outstanding Football Player Award from the Norfolk Sports Club. Smith earned NAIA All-District and All-Carolinas Conference recognition as a two-way sophomore in 1966. He served as a co-captain of the college’s 1968 team and won the Quakers’ Best Tackler and Most Valuable Player Awards. Smith works as a logistics manager at Designs by Jo in Chesapeake, Va.
A four-year baseball letter winner, Terrell earned all-state, all-district and All-Carolinas Conference honors as a senior. He graduated from Southeast Guilford (N.C.) High School in 1968 before coming to play for coach STUART MAYNARD’s ’43 Quakers. Terrell was an all-conference catcher as a junior and also played football in his third year. In 1996, he received the National Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award and three years later received the college’s Alumni Excellence Award. An instructor at Southern Guilford (N.C.) High School for 32 years, Terrell received the 1998 Evon Dean Outstanding High School Educator Award from the Guilford County Council of Parent Teacher Associations. He earned his master’s degree in education from North Carolina A&T State University in 1998 and works as an area program manager with Erickson-USA.
Womack recently finished his 16th season as a professional baseball player. The former Guilford baseball and football standout is a free agent after playing parts of 13 seasons with seven major-league clubs. The Gretna (Va.) High School product played two baseball seasons at the college and the 1990 football season (with Hunter) before the Pittsburgh Pirates made him a seventh-round selection in the 1991 Major League Baseball draft. While at Guilford, Womack hit .337 with 37 stolen bases for coach ROBERT FULTON’s ’74 baseball teams and ranked among the national kickoff returns leaders in his lone football season under coach CHARLES FORBES. He received the 1991 Best Undergraduate Male Athlete Award and the 1992 English Athletic Leadership Award. After starting his professional career in 1991, Womack returned to the college to complete requirements for his bachelor’s degree in sport management.
Womack worked his way through the Pirates’ minor-league system and broke into the big leagues Sept. 10, 1993. He split time between the Pirates and the minor leagues before taking over as Pittsburgh’s starting second baseman in 1997. He led the National League in stolen bases for the first of three consecutive seasons that year and also represented his team in the Major League All-Star Game. Pittsburgh traded Womack to Arizona in 1999 where he moved to the outfield and helped the Diamondbacks to the National League West title. He returned to the infield and played a key role on Arizona’s 2001 World Series championship team. The Wall Street Journal recently noted Womack’s game-tying double in the ninth inning of the Series’ seventh game against New York as the most significant clutch hit in the Major League’s postseason history. Since leaving Arizona in 2003, Womack has played with five different teams and played in five of the past eight postseasons, most recently with the 2005 New York Yankees.
This year’s class raises the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame membership to 199. Past inductees include NBA stars M. L. CARR ’73 and WORLD B. FREE ’76, major-league baseball players ERNIE SHORE ’13, RICK FERRELL ’28 and TOM ZACHARY ’18, and professional golfer LEE PORTER ’89.
October 31, 2006
TANYA MADENYIKA ’06 has joined the Office of Admission as coordinator of multicultural recruitment.
In her new role, Madenyika will serve as a liaison for international students, helping them with the application process, immigration and paper work. She will also review applications and travel abroad to recruit. In addition, she will serve as an admission counselor for North Carolina and Ohio.
Madenyika was involved in the Bonner Scholars and Quaker Leadership Scholars programs as an undergraduate. She also worked as community organizer for Students Sharing Coalition, a non-profit organization in Baltimore, Md., where she planned and implemented a service program for inner city middle school students. As part of her job, she reviewed applications for admission into the program.
A native of Zimbabwe, a country in the southern part of Africa, Madenyika majored in sociology and anthropology with a concentration in education studies.
October 31, 2006
The Physics Department will hold an observatory open house event Sunday, Nov. 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium.
DONALD SMITH, assistant professor of physics, will deliver a presentation on “Ripples in Time,” which takes a look back at the fading embers of the Big Bang to see the infancy of the universe and gain understanding about the origin of galaxies and stars.
The presentation will be followed by a tour of the Cline Observatory and viewing through the small telescopes and the main telescope if the weather permits.
Click here for more information, or contact THOM ESPINOLA, Glaxo Wellcome Professor of Physics, at 336-316-2193 or email@example.com.
October 31, 2006
JANE REDMONT, assistant professor of religious studies, will speak during College Meeting for Worship Sunday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. in the Moon Room of Dana Auditorium. You are invited to hear fellow students, faculty, staff and visitors reflect on their spiritual journeys and their struggles each Sunday. All are welcome.
October 30, 2006
From Nov. 12-18, teams of five to seven players will participate in games to search out clues, work out mysterious puzzles, journey to places across campus and share thoughts about recycling. Teams will score points and win prizes. Extra points will be awarded for teams comprised of people from different majors, CCE, traditional and early college students, faculty and staff.
To participate, register a team by sending an e-mail to environmental sustainability coordinator KIM YARBRAY at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling ext. 2923. Team score sheets and rules are available in Bauman B-14.
October 30, 2006
Old Dominion Athletic Conference swimming coaches picked Guilford fifth in the league’s preseason poll. Washington and Lee, the defending ODAC champion, topped the seven-team poll with four first-place votes.
Coach STEVE KACZMAREK returns 11 letter winners from last year’s squad. Guilford looks to overcome the loss of 2005-06 team Most Valuable Swimmer DANA PUTNEY ’09, who is sidelined for the season with an injury, and All-ODAC selection LAUREN TRUELOVE ’09. The Quakers still return a strong group of swimmers, including KATE TALBOT ’07 at butterfly and freestyle, MADDIE WINTERS ’09 at individual medley and backstroke and AMANDA OHLERT ’08 and GENEVIEVE HOLMES ’08 at freestyle. With the addition of nine new swimmers, Kaczmarek hopes to mix the veterans and rookies to form a competitive team.
The Quakers began their regular season at Catawba Oct. 28. The first home meet is Saturday, Nov. 4, against Hollins in the Ragan-Brown Field House Pool.
ODAC Preseason Swimming Coaches’ Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses)
1. Washington and Lee (4) 46
2. Randolph-Macon (3) 45
3. Randolph-Macon Woman’s 32
4. Sweet Briar 28
5. Guilford 19
6. Hollins 15
7. Emory & Henry 11
October 30, 2006
Guilford will show films in the 2006 Latin American Film Festival during the month of November. The showings are free and open to the public, and will be held in the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium Nov. 4, 8 and 19. The festival runs Nov. 3-19 statewide.
This year’s festival features over 20 newly released films, three documentary premieres, afternoon discussions on indigenous films, documentaries on social movements in Mexico and Colombia, and internationally recognized hosts.
The following films will be shown at Guilford at 7 p.m. on the dates indicated:
Nov. 4: Barrio Cuba (Cuba, 2005): introduction by Pablo Pacheco: Tells a trio of stories, all dealing with commonplace Cuban social struggles. Solás and his superior cast pay tribute to the authentic slums of the Havana suburbs, stripping away the sheen of a world previously glamorized by touristy stereotypes. Winner of the Special Jury Prize award – Festival de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana, 2005. Spanish with English subtitles.
Nov. 8: Warrior of Light (Brazil/Germany, 2002): A feature-length documentary on Yvonne Bezerra de Mello, award-winning artist and human-rights activist who has gained international recognition for her work with street children in Rio. The film recounts how a woman turned her back on a wealthy lifestyle, driven into action by the execution of eight street kids by military police in 1993. Portuguese with English subtitles.
Nov. 19: Soplo de Vida (Breath of Life) (Columbia, 1999): introduction by Juan Ricardo Aparicio: Ex-cop turned private eye, Fernando Solórzano gets roped into investigating the murder of unidentified hooker Flora Martínez, at a cheap Bogotá hotel. As the flashbacks unreel in classic film noir fashion, he starts to piece together her life through her relationships with a failed boxer, a blind lottery salesman, a cowardly bullfighter and a corrupt politician. Winner of 2000 Special Jury Prize at Cartagena Film Festival and 1999 nominee for the Golden Sun Award at the Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema. Spanish with English subtitles.
The following movies will be shown as matinees on Nov. 19:
1 p.m.: Blossoms of Fire (USA, 2000): This documentary introduces the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Mexico, home to an indigenous Zapotec society where gender and sexual preference are a fluid concept. The women dominate the home and businesses, while the men do much of the heavy hauling and seem happy to let women rule. The matriarchy also fosters the area’s progressive politics, which include standing up to the PRI and warding off the global market. English.
2:20 p.m.: Ajayu (Bolivia, 1996): Death in the Aymara culture is an experience in which the mourners, and the community, the souls participate together. Age-old rituals, mixed with Catholic symbols assimilated by the people, frame the story of Andres and his young daughter Leonora. Upon drowning in Lake Titikaka, they must find their way to Korimarca (the Aymara Heaven) with help from the members of the community to which they belonged, Bolivia. Spanish with English subtitles.
3 p.m.: Radio Chanul Pom (From the Heart of the Highlands of Chiapas) (Mexico, 2005): introduction and discussion with indigenous filmmaker Jose Alfredo Jimenez: From the heart of the Altos in the Chiapaneco province of Chenalho, this community and indigenous oriented radio station broadcasts in Tzotzil and Tzeltal. The radio is an effort to strengthen their fight for justice and defend their culture and dialect. This documentary will take us on a journey through the Chiapas Mountains with indigenous voices. Spanish, Tzeltzal, Tzotzil with English subtitles.
4 p.m.: Mexican shorts all are in Spanish, but easy to understand.
• El Árbol de la Música: A little girl sees an old man playing the violin and wants to learn how to play. The old man takes her to a field and teaches her that she doesn’t need an instrument to play and appreciate music. The man shows the girl that music is all around her in nature.
• La Tarde de un Matrimonio de la Clase Media: A man and his wife are sitting in their living room. The wife is knitting; the man is reading the newspaper. When the wife wants to start a conversation, the husband tells her to shut her mouth.
• Adios Mamá: A lady sees a man in the grocery store and tells him that he looks exactly like her son. She tells him that her son is dead and asks him to call her mama. She then leaves and doesn’t pay for her things. She turns and says goodbye to him, making sure that the cashier hears him call her mama. The man gets charged for the woman’s things because the cashier thought she was the man’s mother.
• El Sístole Diástole: A girl and her grandfather are playing a game of cards in the park. What is being played in the game is actually happening in real life to the rest of their family. At the end, the grandfather, who never speaks, speaks and the family wins the lottery.
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October 30, 2006
Dana Professor of English CAROLYN BEARD WHITLOW will read selections from her latest collection of poetry, Vanished, Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Founders Hall Gallery. The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book-signing.
Whitlow won the Naomi Long Madgett Award (a national award for excellence in a manuscript by an African American poet) for Vanished, which was published in January 2006, and was also a finalist for the 2006 Ohio State University Press Award in poetry. Her other work includes Wild Meat, a book of poetry published in 1986, and numerous poems published in a variety of anthologies and journals including The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, Indiana Review, African American Review, Crab Orchard Review and Cold Mountain Review. Whitlow is a main line reader for Poetry GSO, has read for a number of North Carolina colleges, and has been heard on both North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC (91.5) and WFDD-FM (88.5).
She has taught at the college since 1993 and served as chair of the English Department and African American Studies concentration. She has been inducted into the North Carolina Poetry Society and the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Writers’ Network.
Whitlow holds a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University, a master’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s of fine arts from Brown University.
October 30, 2006
The Office of Public Safety would like to apologize to the Guilford community for any inconvenience caused by the confiscation of bikes which occurred over fall break.
Students who believe that their bike may have been confiscated may pick up a bike requisition form at the Public Safety office during our regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Also, Public Safety has bike locks on hand to replace those which were cut during the confiscation. Thank you for your patience and understanding.